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Northern Film and Drama (NFD) Celebrating 22 years 1994 - 2016

Professional Film & TV Training, Adult & Children's Acting Classes in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area, On Camera, on Set, Individual Acting Training, Audition Technique, Method Acting to Camera and so much more Tel +44 (0)1977 681949

Childrens Film & TV Acting free taster session Details HERE Please call to book your free acting session.

Adult Film & TV Acting course starts SEPTEMBER 6th book now. Rolling 12 week cycle every Tuesday @ 18.30hrs" so can be started after the initial start date. For example you could start in week 7 of one 12 week course then finish on week 6 of the next course Book HERE

"The very best training you can ever have for Film and TV is to act in front of the camera on set and that is what we do!" Film and TV Acting Classes in Leeds, South Milford & Castleford on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings,

LEEDS Adult Film and TV Training in Yorkshire  LEEDS Child and Teenager Film and TV Training in Leeds Yorkshire

Below are video clips of our film and TV work which is the key part of our very unique on set training and means that all our actors get to be part of the internationally award winning films and TV programmes we make. This provides second to none acting experience, top class showreel material, Spotlight professional acting credits (feature films), Imdb professional acting credits, and frequently goes on to provide other worth while parts in a wide range of film and TV projects. Actors who have appeared in our various film and TV projects have gone on for example to take main parts in "Coronation Street", "Emmerdale Farm" "Skins" "My Parents are Aliens" "The Chase" "Vera" (TV) and "Far from the Madding Crowd" "Hanna" "Tamara Drewe" "Mrs Radcliffe's Revolution" "The Lobster" (Feature Films) to name just a few of so many. Please scroll down to see various examples. This is exactly what we are all about!










To be successful in Film and TV Acting you need the real on set location experience with a professional experienced crew and professional industry filming equipment which is almost impossible to get unless you actually get a part. So very much a catch 22 situation for aspiring actors. We solve that very difficult problem by consistently delivering that real on set location Film and TV experience as the core part of our training. We do this by regularly producing award winning films with a professional crew and equipment for students to develop those much needed key skills.

NFD on location 2015

Acting LEEDS still from Sisterhood of the Red Garter 3


Our equipment is professional broadcast standard cameras recording to disk recorders at very high bit rates exactly the same as any commercial film so no small domestic and inferior cameras such as low budget DSLR's, pro-sumer camcorders etc its the real thing. Because we are also a production company which makes us unique among acting schools for Film and TV, it means our actors always benefit from having the best equipment and technical help on hand all the time not just borrowed or rented for a short periods. We also uniquely shoot in 3D to add an extra dimension on the films we produce something no one else does. 3D gives the added bonus it gets our footage seen by far more people around the world. With Virtual Reality just around the corner having filmed 3D will be a huge benefit!

NFD on location 2015

Acting LEEDS still from Sisterhood of the Red Garter 4


Our aim is to get students on camera and being a Film and TV actor from day one! We have our own purpose built STUDIO with full GREEN screen facilities all sides top and bottom painted flat walls so we can do very advanced seamless integration, not just a sheet of flimsy green material stuck behind the actor. 3D and other up to date film and TV technical facilities are available as is new Virtual Reality as well. Because of our professional facilities and extensive long term Film and TV production experience, we are able to put actors in a real acting environment straight away, something very few others can even come close to.

Green screen process used on Sisterhood of the Red Garter. Note the smooth green background as its painted on a wall so seamless transition unlike material that has creases and folds which often carry through to the finished footage spoiling what might otherwise have been really good

Acting LEEDS Greeen Screen technique NFD Productions 1

Acting LEEDS Greeen Screen technique NFD Productions 2

Acting LEEDS Greeen Screen technique NFD Productions 3


Classes are held in our own purpose built film and TV studio and for some Childrens classes in bespoke drama classrooms where we can train students in comfort, not some large open space or community centre. That way you learn faster and better than anywhere else and we can maintain for you a personal friendly atmosphere that promotes remarkable progress from our actors in all our film and TV classes. To maintain the small friendly classes numbers are strictly limited and priority on available places on advanced classes are given to students coming from our other courses.

Still from battle scene SRG

Acting LEEDS still from Sisterhood of the Red Garter 5


We are unique in genuinely having our own Production company that has successfully had work from as early as 1995 shown amongst others on itv, Meridian, CH4, BBC not to mention many overseas TV stations around the world. Our customers include the likes of Citizens Advice and Yorkshire forward as well as many councils and local authorities across the UK.

We also have many other blue chip corporate customers quite a few of whom allow us to uniquely pay money back to our actors for appearing in their various projects.

This means we always have instant access to both equipment and technical professionals to make our actors look their very best.

Still from Crooked Billet currently in production


Those who already have agents and those who don't are most welcome. For students with potential we can help with the latter.

There are many web casting organisations all claiming to make you a "STAR" and all less for spotlight deal in low quality work requiring little at best to no talent at worst. Extra work, short/student films, adverts etc are all low grade work and are more likely to harm your cv than help it if you really want to get worth while parts. Particularly for adults for children its not as important.

We work hard with our students as a spotlight registered agent to fulfil the stringent criteria required to be accepted by them. This is in our opinion the only worth while online casting organisation given all the substantial/main parts from Game of Thrones to the main Hollywood Films etc all appear here and generally no where else. If you aren't good enough to be on spotlight you can't apply simple as that so we work hard to get you there.

Not sure which acting school to go for? Please click HERE for some straight honest down to earth advice that may help.

Lastly we really love what we do so you can always be assured of the very best possible experience no matter your level of ability.

To learn more about our Acting Classes please contact us +44 (0)1977 681949 or  Email


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