Film in Cork

Gerry Grennell Masterclass – “Act Like A Child”

Gerry Grennell Masterclass – “Act Like A Child”

Tutor: Gerry Grennell

Date: November 3rd & 4th

Duration: 2 Days

Location: Cork City

Cost: €30


Course Profile

Film In Cork, Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting and Screen Training Ireland bring you a 2 day masterclass with Hollywood acting coach Gerry Grennell.


Gerry will share his vast experience and insights into the craft of screen acting having worked with some of the industry’s best. Over the 2 days he will simplify the key components of screen acting and deal with topics such as:


  • How owning your environment improves your expressive muscle;
  • Global moment v Personal Moment. Defining the Global Moment, Reestablishing the Personal Moment;
  • Self and the Critic (Positive v Negative);
  • Ownership (Owning v Being Owned);
  • Being part of the world v the world being part of you;
  • How memory works (and how we might refine our learning process);
  • Expressive Communication;
  • Expression (from baby to adult);
  • Learning Lines through Concepts.


Tutor Profile: Gerry Grennell

Gerry Grennell collaborated extensively with Heath Ledger on numerous projects including Batman: The Dark Knight and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, and has worked frequently with Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Oscar Isaac, Joel Edgerton, Abbie Cornish, Natalie Portman (Jane Got A Gun), Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Sean Penn, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Amy Adams, Kate Hudson, Ewan McGregor, Orlando Bloom, and many more.


Gerry is heavily involved in the Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting and is also writing a book on the principles taught there. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Constructive Teaching Centre London (Alexander Technique) and Hochschule fur Misik und Theater Hannover (Music).


Participant Profile

Actors with previous film and television experience who are interested in expanding their repertoire of skills in acting for screen. This course seeks to help coalesce the screen acting community in the Cork area and so priority will be given to Cork-based applicants for the Film In Cork funded places.


Application Procedure

Please apply with a CV & Headshot direct to Film In Cork at


Deadline: Midday October 25th


Queries: For any further details, please contact