Inspire Actors was founded in 2016 by Michael Keogh.

With twenty years of experience behind him, Michael has not only appeared in some of the UK’s best dramas, but has shared screen-time with the likes of Michael Caine, Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Samuel L Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn.

Having now turned his hand to film direction, Michael’s first two shorts -‘Underwater’, winner of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival Best Global Short, and ‘The Road to Gehenna’, recipient of four awards for drama and cinematography in the USA, Canada and Europe - have been well-received by critics and viewers alike.

A lifelong student of acting, Michael went to great lengths to study the primary practitioners of the art – Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler and Strasberg – and concluded that the ever-present common denominator in all effective performance was ‘intention’. Intention drives the scene. Intention was the catalyst for the emotion, and is the heartbeat of every memorable performance. It is the driving force that infuses characters with life and authenticity, creating moments that leave a lasting impact.

In formulating the Inspire Techniques, Michael worked for many years to remove the confusions and complexities so often encountered by those pursuing the craft. The result has proven – time and time again – to be one of the most comprehensive and effective approaches to the teaching of acting.

The Inspire Method comprises both scripted and improvisational techniques, each working hand-in-hand with the other.

Our classes are designed to help actors harness the power of intention and elevate their craft to new heights.

Here's what you can expect from our intention-based acting classes:

Dive Deep: Explore the intricacies of intention and discover how it shapes your character's choices, motivations and relationships. Gain a profound understanding of the emotional layers that make your performances truly compelling.

Unlock Emotion: Learn to tap into your own emotions and connect with the emotional journeys of your characters. Develop the skills to express a wide range of emotions authentically, creating performances that resonate deeply.

Presence and Charisma: Discover how intention can transform your screen presence. Develop the ability to command attention, exude confidence, and captivate audiences with your magnetic energy.

Collaborative Environment: Join a vibrant community of passionate actors who are committed to growth and artistic excellence. Connect with like-minded individuals, engage in stimulating discussions, and support each other on your journey towards success.

Our intention-based acting classes are tailored to suit all levels of experience. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to nurturing your talent and helping you become the best actor you can be.

With classes and workshops in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London, Inspire Actors Studio offers a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, thoroughly effective route to reaching the very highest level of ability as an actor.