Shakespeare • Producing • Acting Technique
Brief info

Liane Grant is an award-winning, London-based actress.

Born in Gibraltar, she grew up in Kent, and later moved to New York to study acting at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where the likes of Spencer Tracy, Kirk Douglas, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Danny Devito, Jessica Chastain and numerous other award-winning actors studied their craft. Liane’s most notable performances at the Academy include the title role in an all-female Julius Caesar and Aunt Sally in Fifth of July.

After completing her training there, she returned to England to study at Cambridge University. While there, Liane appeared in both plays and musicals at the ADC Theatre and the Corpus Playroom, of which Stephen Fry is a patron. She toured Japan with the Pembroke Players’ Shakespeare Tour, for which her performance in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ was deemed ‘engaging and intelligent.’ Other highlights include Sister Aloysius in Doubt; Kate Keller in All My Sons, for which she was hailed as the “standout performer”; Ouiser in Steel Magnolias and Dolly in Annie Get Your Gun.

She graduated with a BA, PGCE, MA and numerous theatrical parts to her name.

She has since worked in London and New York on stage and screen, and as a playwright. Liane most recently appeared as Meredith, the lead role in Half me, half you, her “spectacular” (Outerstage, New York) writing debut, at the Tristan Bates Theatre (Off West End) in London. The play debuted Off-off Broadway in New York’s Fresh Fruit Festival, where Liane won the award for ‘Outstanding Play’, before returning for its London debut, receiving much critical acclaim along the way.

Other recent work includes the role of Madam Secretary in Body Politic at the White Bear Theatre, hailed as “first-rate” by the press. She also starred in a McDonald’s commercial and appeared in Clatterhouse Theatre’s Shakespeare rep season at the Drayton Arms Theatre in London, in which she played Fabian in Twelfth Night and both Duchesses in Richard II. Previously, she appeared as Andrea in Taken in Marriage, a role originated by Meryl Streep on Broadway in 1979, at the Waterloo East Theatre (Off West End) in London. This engagement marked the debut for her production company, RoL’n Productions. She also starred in the short film, The Parasite, and performed in and co-directed a happy side (as well) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Liane starred in the Medb Films/BBC film Gypo, starring Pauline McLynn, Paul McGann and Rula Lenska, and directed by Jan Dunn. It received a British Independent Film Award and is available to purchase on Amazon.

Radio work includes Alchemist Theatre’s and CamFM’s radio play series, The Leenane Trilogy, and voiceover includes Girl From Nowhere (Theatre 503). Liane’s original monologue Disney Pyjamas and Mini-Eggs was recently featured as part of the Women’s Writes episode on London Theatre Podcast.

In 2015 she co-founded RoL’n Productions which aims to provide more theatrical opportunities for female-identifying actors and creatives, in high quality productions in the UK and USA.

Alongside her acting career, as well as writing and producing, Liane has also directed several times, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has several years of teaching experience. She has successfully coached students through drama school auditions, and taught Drama and English for several years to multiple age groups, including both the performance and academic aspects of each.

She is represented by JC William Agency, Inc (Agent) and CBU Management, Inc (Manager).

 
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Classes Offered:
  • Acting Technique: Naturalism from Stanislavski to Meisner – Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    Have you been wondering if your lack of formal training is holding you back? Don’t panic! This seminar will introduce you to some of the prominent theories and techniques used in formal acting training, giving you a solid basis from which to develop your natural talent. The seminar will be followed by a brief Q&A.

  • Performing Shakespeare – Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    The Bard has gifted us some of the finest theatrical works in history yet so many actors shy away from performing his work. This seminar aims to debunk the myth that performing Shakespeare is impossible! We’ll look at a little bit of Shakespearean history, before exploring some of the methods used by a few of the greatest Shakespearean directors and actors, to provide you with more confidence to develop your own Shakespearean performance skills. The seminar will be followed by a brief Q&A.

  • The Memorable Monologue – Aspiring Actor, Working Actor, Teen

    SELF TAPE CLASS

    Do you need to prepare monologues for auditions or simply want to work on your craft? This class allows you to choose any monologue (from plays/TV/films) and asks you to prepare background work on your character (for which some guidance will be given), before self-taping your performance.

    This class will help you to start developing the tools you need to build a character from the ground up so that you can tap into their emotional depth, and perform with authenticity. You’ll receive detailed feedback to help you create a more memorable performance and stand out from the crowd.

  • New Writing: Scene Work  – Aspiring Actor, Working Actor, Teen

    LIVE PERFORMANCE CLASS

    Do you need to prepare for auditions for shows or thespian events? Are you thinking about applying to drama school? Or do you just want to work on your craft? Writing styles have changed dramatically over the years and this class aims to help you keep your finger on the pulse of the most current work on offer.

    This class allows you to choose any scene from a piece of new writing – plays/TV/films since 2010, including those that haven’t yet been performed. You’ll be given guidance on how to prepare so you can come to class ready to perform. (The instructor will be your scene partner.) In class, we’ll start developing the tools you need to build a character from the ground up so that you can tap into their emotional depth, work effectively with a scene partner and perform with authenticity. You’ll receive detailed feedback, direction and guidance on how to improve.

Personal Coaching Specialties:
  • Acting Technique 
  • Audition Prep