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Film & TV

Visiting Film Specialists

Visiting Film Specialists

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is proud to host a wide range of visiting tutors and directors, allowing us to offer a more varied and wider experience for our students.

Film & Television Specialists

Lorna Laidlaw

Actress and Director, Lorna spent several years with Birmingham Rep and made her television debut in the 1990s. Lorna is known for her roles in BBC shows Doctors, Grandpa in My Pocket and Tikkabilla. Lorna has also directed multiple episodes of Doctors.

Megan Lynas

Hugely experienced Script Supervisor for film and TV. Megan’s recent credits include: Poldark (BBC), Trollied (Sky), Crazyhead (Netflix). Teaches: Script Supervision.

Bashart Malik

For over 15 years Bashart has worked in commercials, music videos and features. Bashart is a Director of Photography and has recently been working on Channel 4 shorts.

Rupert Miles

BAFTA winning director and writer of critically-acclaimed drama and documentary programmes for all the major UK broadcasters and key international broadcasters. Before directing, Rupert worked creatively on iconic feature films and TV series as an editor, supervising sound editor and as an art director. Teaches: Acting to Camera

Tim Newton

An award-winning dramatist turned filmmaker with over twenty years experience writing, producing and directing film, television and theatre. Tim works with artists, performers and commissioning bodies across the UK, producing a wide range of work from documentary and TV commercials to independent art films, comedies and historical drama.

Vince Pellegrino

Trained actor and voice over artist. Vince has extensive stage and screen credits, including credits with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Salisbury Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic and in the West End. Screen credits include: Three Girls, Casualty (BBC); Where the Heart Is (ITV), The Fifth Element. Teaches: Acting to Camera

Layla Pope


Tiggi Trethowan

Tiggi has worked extensively in the TV industry for over 30 years, starting as a Stage Manager then Floor Manager she advanced quickly to Unit Manager/First Assistant Director. Notable credits include Man Vs Wild Bear Grylls taking her across the world. Teaches: First AD

Stuart Napier

Acting to Camera

Martin Sharp

Acting to Camera, Michael Chekhov

Jayne Chard


Ben Morris


Robert Knights


Bruce Abrahams

Production Management

Louie Blystad Collins

Lighting for Film & TV

Mike Fox BSC

Award-winning Director of Photography

Training at BOVTS set me up with the skillset, confidence and connections for the career I now have as a freelance theatre designer. Max Johns, MA Performance Design Alumni