Professional TV Acting Classes

Manchester | Leeds | Liverpool

What is act4tv?

Act4tv is a business that offers acting classes across the north of England. The professional screen acting classes are available for children and adults across Leeds, Manchester, and Liverpool. We offer professional screen acting classes for people aged 8-80. The classes are for students of all levels and abilities. Whether you want to start your acting journey, return to the industry or are regularly working, act4tv is the place to develop and polish those skills!

act4tv Founder, Michael Jackson

Who Are We?


act4tv was founded in 2009 by Casting Director, Michael Jackson. With over two decades of experience at the renowned Beverley Keogh Casting, Michael has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, including Sony, Nike, McDonald’s, and more. As a Casting Director, Michael knows first-hand how important it is to be prepared for auditions.

After years of first-hand experience in the industry, Michael founded act4tv to teach actors how to succeed in auditioning and to prepare them for on-set life. This crucial skill is essential for landing roles in Drama and Commercial projects. We help you stand out from the crowd, as Casting Directors have strong memories for well-prepared (and unprepared) auditions.

Our Services

Guidance and Mentoring
We work with you to develop the skills and techniques required when auditioning for a role in TV or film.

Small, Intimate Classes
Having classes with a maximum of 10, allows students time to rehearse, perform to camera and gain invaluable feedback from their tutors.

Access to Online Footage
Students will be sent a link to the footage filmed in class which can then be used to review progress or downloaded on demand.

Workshops, Panels and Competitions
We also host industry workshops, agent panels and online competitions all year round.
In addition, we host an annual film festival. Contact us for more information. 

act4tv is a Spotlight accredited training programme.
This means that after 2 years of consecutive training with us, students will be eligible for Spotlight.

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What Our Students Say…

Oscar Cleaver

Leeds Student

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Manchester Student

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