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Natalie Francis

Natalie Francis

VOICE & DRAMA COACH

VOICE & DRAMA COACH

DRAMA & LAMDA COACHING

PERFORMANCE SKILLS FOR DRAMA & MUSICAL THEATRE

DRAMA & LAMDA COACHING

PERFORMANCE SKILLS FOR DRAMA & MUSICAL THEATRE






 

Natalie Francis

Natalie Francis is a professional actress (Natalie Ogle), once nominated ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ by the Evening Standard Film Awards when she starred in Tony Richardson’s Joseph Andrews.

Natalie has played leads in a number of important BBC television costume dramas, including: Pride and Prejudice, David Copperfield, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Miser, The Master Builder and Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop.

For several years she was involved with Fusion Academy of Performing Arts in West London, and subsequently Bangkok and Malaysia.

Other teaching experience includes: Julia Gabriel Drama Centre; Waldegrave School for Girls; Kingston Grammar School; St Edwards School, Oxford; Fusion Academy Surbiton; and from 2013-2015 was was resident LAMDA teacher at Redroofs Theatre School.

Natalie regularly coaches on a one-to-one basis for auditions into both drama schools and musical theatre academies including RADA, LAMDA, Laine Theatre Arts, Millennium, Mountview, LIPA, GSA, Sylvia Young, Arts Educational, The New York Film Academy, Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

 

Testimonials

I have been a student of Ms Natalie Francis since May 2017. She is undoubtedly one of the finest teachers I have worked with. I have been taking lessons with her for speaking in public and taken exams, too. I definitely enjoy working with her! She has the ability to pick out every talent inside you and work on it until everything is correct. Her classes are designed to be much more than lessons. Her house has become my second home, as she does everything to make me comfortable. Ms Francis is always friendly and her kind and effective approach to teaching is appreciated both by students and parents. Her teaching is enriched by her endless support and encouragement. I would recommend her to anyone without a moment’s hesitation. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced learner, you can be assured that you are in good hands.

Janithma Jayawardena (13), 2018

“I have been coached in acting by Natalie once a week for two years. I have been so lucky to have been tutored by her and could not have done the journey of drama school auditions without her and her constant support.”

Emily Stephens, 2015 LAMDA Gold Medalist, Distinction. The Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

“I couldn’t recommend Natalie higher. I have her to thank for so much, from getting into my top choice of school GSA, to getting the highest LAMDA mark I have ever achieved in my Gold acting exam with 96 points! Her individual care for her students is priceless and she made me feel like a star. And although I have now moved away so won’t be able to continue lessons with her, I know I will stay in touch with my ‘Stage Mom’ forever!”

Georgie Bond, 2015 LAMDA Gold Medallist, Distinction. The Midland Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD)

“Natalie and I have only worked together for a year. In this time Natalie has taught me so much about my trade in acting. Natalie always makes sure I am well prepared for my LAMDA exams and makes sure that you find pieces that are amazing for you and fit you like a glove. In doing so Natalie helped me achieve my LAMDA grade 7 with a distinction and I look forward to working towards my grade 8 with her. I have learned more than I could have ever asked for from this wonderful woman. Natalie also introduced me to my current school, Arts Education, and I’m so glad she did, as she urged me to audition and I was offered a place at this amazing school. And finally, Natalie has helped me immensely with my confidence. I feel I have grown with her and couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. Natalie inspires me and always will!”

Jenna Moran, 2014 LAMDA Silver Medallist, Distinction, Arts Educational.

“Lessons with Natalie allowed me to explore my creative potential as an actress. I developed my skills thanks to her help and always enjoy the approach she takes with her lessons. I have learnt so much and owe a lot of my creative success to. Always supportive, she challenges each of her students to be the best they can be.”

Seana Wheeler, 2015 LAMDA Bronze Medallist, Distinction. Performance Preparation Academy (PPA)