Get in quick to be part of Jody’s acting masterclass in Banbury

Actor Jody Latham is doing two workshops in Banbury on April 16 and 17. He is pictured here with students at his drama school in Manchester. NNL-160324-122714001
Actor Jody Latham is doing two workshops in Banbury on April 16 and 17. He is pictured here with students at his drama school in Manchester. NNL-160324-122714001

An acting masterclass for adults is coming to Banbury and being led by Shameless, Eastenders and Holby City actor Jody Latham.

The event will take place in the town centre over the weekend of April 16 and 17 where people lucky enough to grab a space will have the chance to work with Mr Latham in two six-hour workshops concentrating on character development, improvisation and audition techniques.

English actor Jody Latham, who played Lip in the Channel 4 series Shameless, is doing an acting workshop in Banbury on April 16 and 17. NNL-160323-135938001

English actor Jody Latham, who played Lip in the Channel 4 series Shameless, is doing an acting workshop in Banbury on April 16 and 17. NNL-160323-135938001

Mr Latham, who runs his own drama school in Manchester, said: “I have been acting for 18 years and I always get asked by people of different ages how you get into the profession and that they never had the chance to take it to the next step.

“I come to Banbury quite often and found that there aren’t a great deal of things like this for adults where they can have fun and build their confidence up. I wanted to see how I could use my experience and help the future talent get into a career in acting.”

Mr Latham came to fame for playing Frank Gallagher’s eldest son Lip in the Channel 4 series Shameless and launched his drama school in Manchester in January 2014.

The classes in Banbury will be on a first-come-first-served basis and are available for 12 people for each session.

They will run from 10am and costs £90 for one day or £150 for two.

As well as the two-day workshop, there will be the chance for those on the course to find out more about the online agency database Casting Call Pro.

And Mr Latham hopes to give aspiring actors more confidence when they go to auditions in the future.

He added: “It will be quite intense and challenging but also a weekend of fun. This is going to be good for students with little experience but also great for actors.”

For more information about the courses or to register an interest email Banbury@jlsamanchester.co.uk