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Grant Finlay

I help high-performers navigate big decisions to enable explosive periods of growth

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Growth is the next big decision

Each moment is a choice. We make small choices all the time. Easy ones. What to have for breakfast. Should I drink a coffee? These choices keep you on what I call a Life Path. It's kind of like the idea of Fate or Destiny. It's a projection of where your life is going. If you look at the core areas of your Life Path.

Growth is the next big decision

New idea

Being an actor is tough, you take some real knocks, you have to be willing to have the door closed on you many times and, each time, pick yourself back up re-group and go again - remembering every no is hard but every no is one step closer to a yes

LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES

The wonderful world of acting is a hugely over-saturated market, with 1000’s of new graduates coming out of drama school from all over the country each year and not a huge amount of jobs on offer, it can feel very daunting and that growth is slow

LACK OF CONTACTS

So much of our industry is built on networking, getting your foot in the door, keeping your finger on the pulse, being in the conversation, but if you've been out of it for a while then getting back into the hustle can be a little daunting.


what MY ACTING CLASSES WILL HELP YOU to do

BUILD your CONFIDENCE levels

Doubt and fear are only created in the mind when we are not completely sure of what we’re trying to achieve, we’ll work on techniques to help you stay present build a clear honest outlook of what you want to achieve and give you exercises to accomplish them.

CREATE YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES

Being a part of our wonderful class is the first step in the creative process, you’ll leave with a spark that will lead onto an exciting project. The contacts you’ll make as a result may lead to something beautiful.

make new valuable connections 

Just by joining our classes you already networking with actors from all over Scotland. Plus you’ll have advice from me and shared contacts of mine going forward.


What classes involve:

Each class follows the same structure, whether you're dropping in for a day or joining us for a term you can always feel a part of it

PHYSICAL

Using trusted simple yogic exercises, Alexander technique and fun movement games inspired by laban - we will get the body prepared to work. No matter where you are physically we can cater for your needs. Being present in your body as an actor is so vital. To be able to transform yourself into someone else you first have to be comfortable in your own skin.

MENTAL

We shall focus on getting the mind ready to work, clearing out all the nonsense of life, teaching you techniques from wonderful guides such as Eckhart tolle and Wim Hoff - these techniques will give you the ability to be in the room. Acting is listening and reacting. I used to find it a struggle to listen, I was always thinking of what to say, these techniques help us to have more awareness and clarity so we can be fully present and respond as our character would.

practical

We put what we’ve learned to work. With everything preparation is everything once we get to the practical part we’ll have done most of the hard work. I’m going to teach your from my experience how to approach text, how to add intention to each line, how to command the space, how to bring the best version of yourself to your work. Each class will have a practical performance part to it and I’ll give feedback and open it out onto the floor for discussion, allowing an environment where we can all learn from one another.


What members get outside of class


access to my supportive acting community

Explore the limitless wonders of acting by joining my community! You'll discover a unique family who understand what it's like to pursue the craft. Unleash your inner truth and share inspiring moments that you encounter along this journey with fellow actors based in Scotland. Let us create something truly special and strive together for greater heights in our craft!

ACCESS to DOCUMENTED acting PROCESSES

As a class member, you'll gain access to my library of acting trainings which are specifically created to help you overcome the administrative hurdles so that you can focus your energy on what matters; practicing your acting craft.  

Access to one-on-one coaching sessions

Once you have become a class member and experienced the impact that my classes make in your growth, you may realise that you could benefit from tailored one-on-one coaching sessions. These sessions will be exclusively available to class members and will carry an additional fee.


LEE HARRIS ACTING HEADSHOT

Lee harris

I’m a Glasgow boy born and bred. My journey hasn’t been one of ease, but it’s crafted me into the person and actor I am today.

From the age of 8 years old I was placed in the care system.

I had always been a fantasist I would always dream big, I used to sit up all night staring out at the sky wondering how everything worked, I would find myself completely lost in my mind and would create magical worlds and scenarios - I was often left to my own devices which gave me a huge playground, I would wander off and go exploring on my own, I used to walk to different areas of the and pretend I was different people depending where I was and who I met.

When I went into care this behaviour was exacerbated, I wouldn’t speak to people and retreated more into my own head.

Movies and tv became a solace for me, I could really identify with the stories, especially the underdog ones and I started to notice the pattern in the structure of the movies, I would ponder my life story in movie form in my head and from about the age of 9 I always new I was going to be on the stage performing for 1000’s of people, I could picture it so clearly and it came to life. 

A boy like me doesn’t end up in the places I have, it’s like movie! But my career has taken me all over the world. 

I managed to get a scholarship to an acting school in Glasgow, which then led to a scholarship at the prestigious Mountview Academy of theatre arts in London and since graduating I’ve had such a wonderful varied career. 

I’ve had the great privilege of performing in the west-end in London in shows such as Les Miserables, Oliver. travelling around the world with a 4 piece show I’m part of - last year we visited 51 cities in 24 countries. 

I’ve experienced all forms of our wonderful industry from starting a theatre festival set on a farm with over 70 performers, fringe gigs performing to 30 people, cruise ships, pantomimes, student films, feature films, producing my own films - I’ve had a go at all and I still continue to hustle.

Unless your Leonardo dicaprio - in industry one minute you can be sailing round the world getting treated like royalty and the next your performing above a pub to 20 people - but hey, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Come join the wild ride.


What you'll learn with me:

HOW TO USE INTENTIONS TO NATURALLY DELIVER SCENES THAT HAVE THE AUDIENCE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS 

The best method to film self-tapes to increase your chances of getting picked by casting directors

TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY SO THAT YOU CAN GET OFF-BOOK FASTER AND FOCUS ON DELIVERY

How to put together a showreel that will have casting directors eating out of the palm of your hand

HOW TO TAKE DIRECTION SO YOU PERFORM WITHIN A DIRECTOR'S VISION WHILE RETAINING YOUR CREATIVITY AND IDENTITY.

HOW TO BECOME THE LIGHT IN A ROOM THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO WANT TO WORK WITH YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN

ADVICE ON HOW TO APPROACH AN AGENT TO WORK FOR YOU, ON WHICH ONES ARE BETTER THAT WOULD ENHANCE YOUR TALENTS AND PUSH YOU FOR ROLES THAT ARE SUITED TO YOU.

THE BEST TECHNIQUES FOR OVERCOMING ANXIETY TO HELP WITH NERVES AND RE-GAIN BALANCE.

And much much more!


get started in 3 simple steps

free trial class

Click the blue button on this page, enter your details and share your goals. If I feel like you'd be a good fit for an upcoming class, I'll offer you a spot to come along and try it out at no charge.

BECOME A MEMBER

If the free trial class goes well, I'll offer you a regular weekly spot in the class programme and once per month, we'll review your progress to make sure you are continuing to grow towards your goals

Set new goals

As you reach each exciting milestone, we'll aim higher and tailor your individual class experience to set even bigger goals. Together we can make sure that every step of the way is one towards steady progress!


Frequently Asked questions

Where do the classes take place?

Classes take place in Glasgow.
The venue details and available times will be revealed after you request your free trial class.

Can I drop in for one class?

Yes, you can try out one classes for free.

How big are the classes?

I purposely limit the size of the classes to a maximum of 12 members per session to ensure there is plenty of time for each scene to be fully developed.

How long do the classes last?

Roughly 3 hours. Sometimes, they may run over by 15 minutes if we explore some particularly interesting scenes or topics of conversation.

I'm a beginner, is this appropriate for me?

Yes, absolutely! I've worked with many new actors and seen them progress to receiving professional credits in just a matter of months. Your ability is only limited by your imagination.

I'm a seasoned actor, is this a good fit for me?

Yes! For actors who are not currently working, my classes are the ultimate way to practice your skillset.

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