Keith, 58, is an Anglo French actor, director and acting coach.
Recently he’s been in the Netflix show « les 7 vie de Leah » , the movie « Reprise en Main » and toured Tunisia with a Yasmina Reza play. He’ll be shooting in the Movie White feather this summer. He studied and teaches a mix of The Meisner technique , the Keith Johnstone system, The Chubbuck Method and David Mamet’s approach. He believes like life, all acting is improvising.
He started teaching theatre at 16 working with kids during the summer holiday and apart from a fifteen year hiatus to play in a rock band he’s been teaching ever since.
For the past twenty years he’s used improv and elements of the Meisner technique to teach public speaking , negotiation and self confidence at Lyon Jean Moulin University.He’s also head of theatre at Atre école de théâtre in Lyon , a theatre school in Lyon which gives a state qualification .
He developed his eye for staging while working as an assistant to numerous directors at Lyon Opera such as Peter Stein (Schaubühne , Berlin head in the 60’s ) Yoshi Oida , Declan Donnellan and of course Keith Johnstone.
Keith has a masters degree in applied Human Psychology, a French state diploma in acting well as a post graduate diploma in Acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He qualified as a Meisner technique teacher with Larry Silverberg at the Eckerd College of Performing Arts in Florida.