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Darren Black

Associate Lecturer - Acting for film

Darren trained at Middlesex University where he gained a degree in Performing Arts, graduating in 1995. He went on to work as an actor in television and theatre. His TV credits included The Bill (ITV), Law and Order (ITV), Down to Earth (BBC) and The Somme (BBC). As an actor in the theatre Darren worked in touring productions (Forest Forge Theatre Company), in Rep (Coventry Belgrade) and at the Edinburgh Festival (The Pleasance theatre directed by David Grindley).

After ten years as a jobbing actor Darren joined Anthony Field Associates (West End Theatre Producers), where he worked as an associate helping to scout for new shows and directing a radio play (The Essays of Elia) staring Derek Jacobi. He also became a writer and has written and directed numerous corporate films and continues to write screenplays for TV. He also travels the world teaching communication and enhanced behavioural skills.

In addition to becoming an associate lecturer at the University of Chichester in 2017, working on the Acting for Film course, Darren continues to collaborate with Leigh Kilton-Smith (Los Angeles based acting coach) on delivering masterclasses to actors in London.