Testimonials

By working with Louise in group classes and 1-1 sessions for over two years now, I only have praise for the way she nurtures and cares about your talent. Louise pushes and teaches you in a way you to learn to think for yourself as an actor, never telling you how to perform but instead finding ways to help you unlock sides of your talent you hadn’t yet discovered. She had guided and helped me prepare for some of my toughest performances, and the skills she has passed on to me are ones I believe I will use throughout my whole career. StandBy is acting’s hidden gem.
Evie Ward-Drummond
When I first came to Standby I was very frustrated and nearly gave up on my career, but after meeting with Louise and training with her, I found my confidence; she helped to discover my gifts as an actress. The training has been superb, this enabled me to get an agent and get cast in two shorts films. I have learnt so much from StandBy and the support system is amazing I cannot fault it at all! Love it.
Zainab Adeyemi
If anyone in Sheffield or London has dreams of getting into film or theatre, StandBy gets my vote as the best place to start.
Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham
AL CAPONE, Boardwalk Empire
I highly recommend StandBy! Louise is professional, empathetic, encouraging and there’s nothing she doesn’t know about Method Acting… Not to mention one of the best actresses I have ever met. I studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute in New York and Louise is as good as any of the teachers there. I travel up from London and I always walk away inspired, motivated and very very satisfied.
Jessica – Jane Stafford
The Real Hustle & WINNER of best supporting actress Los Angeles Movie Awards
Since training with StandBy I have gone on to land paid work on a regular basis, join spotlight, land an agent, work all over the country and meet the top casting directors in the industry. It is great training at StandBy learning a technique that the best actors ever have used and to be able to express a story in the most authentic way.
Luke Goddard
WINNER - Best Male Lead at Sydney Film Festival, Lockwood and Co - Netflix

Some of our Most recent Student Successes

By working with Louise in group classes and 1-1 sessions for over two years now, I only have praise for the way she nurtures and cares about your talent. Louise pushes and teaches you in a way you to learn to think for yourself as an actor, never telling you how to perform but instead finding ways to help you unlock sides of your talent you hadn’t yet discovered. She had guided and helped me prepare for some of my toughest performances, and the skills she has passed on to me are ones I believe I will use throughout my whole career. StandBy is acting’s hidden gem.
If anyone in Sheffield or London has dreams of getting into film or theatre, StandBy gets my vote as the best place to start.
I highly recommend StandBy! Louise is professional, empathetic, encouraging and there’s nothing she doesn’t know about Method Acting… Not to mention one of the best actresses I have ever met. I studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute in New York and Louise is as good as any of the teachers there. I travel up from London and I always walk away inspired, motivated and very very satisfied.
When I first came to Standby I was very frustrated and nearly gave up on my career, but after meeting with Louise and training with her, I found my confidence; she helped to discover my gifts as an actress. The training has been superb, this enabled me to get an agent and get cast in two shorts films. I have learnt so much from StandBy and the support system is amazing I cannot fault it at all! Love it.
Since training with StandBy I have gone on to land paid work on a regular basis, join spotlight, land an agent, work all over the country and meet the top casting directors in the industry. It is great training at StandBy learning a technique that the best actors ever have used and to be able to express a story in the most authentic way.