Meet The Staff

ICAT prides itself on using working artists to share their knowledge with a new generation. Our staff are deeply involved in the industry internationally and continue to work with some of the most exciting artists in the world. Train with those who do this for a living!

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    Simon Trinder

    Founder and Artistic Director

    Award winning Royal Shakespeare Company actor with 20 years in television, radio and high profile theatre. Simon is a hugely respected actor and practitioner who has worked with some of the biggest actors, directors and companies in the world including the seasons at the Young Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Royal Court. Simon won the Clarence Derwent Award in 2003 for his performance in the RSC’s Taming of The Shrew, a role which got him a nomination for the American Helen Hayes Awards. He has appeared in 12 productions for the RSC. His television work includes Vera, Richard 2nd: The Hollow Crown, Ordinary lies, The Good Karma Hospital and WolfBlood. Simon is currently playing Banzai in Disney’s The Lion King on the UK tour. In 2000 he won the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Drama Bursary Award.

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    Kate Webster

    Senior Acting Tutor

    Kate trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she teaches on the MA Acting programme. She is a movement artist and choreographer who is on the movement faculty at Shakespeare’s Globe. As an actor she has played at the Sheffield Crucible, Young Vic, National Theatre and in the West End.

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    Adjoa Andoh

    Associate Tutor

    Adjoa is one of Britain’s most prolific actors. Her career spans decades of work with the RSC, National Theatre and Donmar Warehouse. She recently played the title role and co directed Richard 2nd at Shakespeare’s Globe to enormous critical acclaim. Adjoa is a regular radio voice, television actor and her film work includes leading roles in Noel Clarke’s Adulthood and Clint Eastwood’s Invictus alongside Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

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    Mike Alfreds

    Associate Tutor

    Mike is an internationally respected director, translator, writer and teacher. He created Shared Experience theatre company and was artistic director of Method and Madness. Mike has directed for the National Theatre, Shakespeares Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is the author of two books; Different Every Night and Then What Happens.

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    Jonathan Broadbent

    Associate Tutor

    Jonathan is a widely respected actor whose work includes regular appearances at the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, Sheffield Crucible and Orange Tree theatre. His acclaimed performance in the Donmars production of My Night With Reg transferred to the West End where he won the coveted Clarence Derwent Award in 2016.

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    Joseph Millson

    Associate Tutor

    Joe is a renowned British Actor who can be seen regularly on the big and small screen in Bond movie; Casino Royale, Netflix series; The Last Kingdom and BBC’s Banished among many other high profile series. An award winning stage actor, Joe is a regular leading man at the RSC and National theatre’s. He created the role of Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber's follow up to Phantom of The opera - Love Never Dies. He is now playing Mr Banks in Disney’s Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre in London’s West End.

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    Jeannette Nelson

    Associate Tutor

    Head of voice at the National Theatre, Jeannette is one of the worlds most respected voice coaches. Originally training as a singer and dancer, Jeannette retrained as a voice coach and taught at Guildhall as well as dialect coaching in television and film. She has worked for the Royal Court, Donmar Warehouse, Bristol Old Vic, Salisbury Playhouse and many West End productions. Jeannette has been resident voice coach at Shakespeare’s Globe, the RSC and Sydney Theatre Company, Australia. She is the author of The Voice Exercise Book and The Voice Exercise Book: The Warm Ups.

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    Emma Cunniffe

    Associate Tutor

    Emma is an English film, stage, radio and television actress. Her hugely impressive screen CV includes The Lakes, Great Expectations, New Tricks, Poirot, Clocking Off, Coronation Street and Dr Who. Theatre work includes Women Beware Women and Queen Anne (RSC/West End) and The Crucible (Regents Park). She won the UK Theatre Award- Best actress for her performance in The Master Builder and was nominated for the Whats On Stage award for The Crucible.

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    Oscar Pearce

    Associate Tutor

    Oscar is an award winning actor and director whose work includes seasons at the RSC and Donmar Warehouse. His film work includes Resident Evil and Captain America. Oscar is a rising director whose recent productions at the Arcola Theatre; Great Apes and Keith? were hugely well received.

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    Indra Ové

    Associate Tutor

    Indra’s career spans all mediums. Her film work includes Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Interview With The Vampire, The Fifth Element, Resident Evil and Othello with Laurence Fishburne. She works regularly in television and was recently part of the company of Shakespeare’s Globe’s critically acclaimed Richard 2nd.

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    Sarah Perry

    Movement Coach

    Sarah is a highly respected performer, coach and choreographer whose work includes Jupiter Ascending plus the Harry Potter and Guardians Of The Galaxy film franchises. She is a renowned teacher of motion capture performance and is Artistic Director of Shapes In Motion.

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    Josh Mathieson

    Voice Coach

    Josh is a hugely experienced vocal coach who teaches regularly at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as well as the Musical Theatre Academy. His work includes voice direction at the Rose Theatre; Kingston and Spotlight.

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