Peter Ferris, the founder of Ferris Entertainment, has been teaching for over 26 years having taught many different students who went on to achieve success and fame including Martine McCutcheon, Louise Redknapp, Russell Brand, Claire Goose, Claire Sweeney and Lisa Snowdon.
10 years ago Peter launched the first screen acting classes in Wales and 4 years ago set up the first Screen Acting classes in Northern Ireland where they continue to run and lead the way in Screen Acting Technique to this day.
He personally teaches each class in Northern Ireland and Wales, on the third and final weekend of every month. He never fails to provide his students with a unique, educating and entertaining atmosphere inspiring them to reach their full potential
Peter is unique; you will never find a teacher with such extensive and varied first-hand experience at the top level in many different areas of the Film, Television, Theatre and Music Industry
Peter also brings a unique mix of TV, Film, Commercial, British Theatre, Theatre Musicals, Music for film and TV composing, Rock and roll Band Performance, Directing, Producing, Casting and Teaching first-hand experience to his teaching of his Screen Acting Masterclasses which creates Ferris’ style and understanding of what is required of your performance on and off camera.
He avoids academic, hypothetical advice in his classes
He will bring to you the professional reality of the requirements of the Business today.
Book your place in the Ferris Entertainment Acting Masterclasses in LA, London, Belfast or Cardiff for your next step to success!
So Why Go To Ferris Entertainment’s Screen Acting Masterclasses?
Because your experience will be unique – your acting technique on camera will be fine-tuned to make you stand out from the crowd, you will also gain hands on experience which will give you the opportunity to realise the full extent of your own creative capabilities.
You can be a very talented performer, but you need to know the business just as well to succeed.
Even if you have graduated with a Diploma or a Degree in Acting or Performing Arts - how do you get the ball rolling with the experience Casting Directors always demand?
How can you walk into an audition and show the Industry that you know what you are doing?
In these classes, your Education will be matched with Experience because in the Masterclass you will actually make a film.
You deserve a teacher who’s understanding of the Industry will give you the advantage that you need to open doors for you.
Ask your Acting Teacher these following questions, if any of their answers are NO then you are not maximising your potential to succeed in the Film, Television and Music Industry:
Have they got any relevant teaching qualifications?
Peter Ferris is an Associate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Have they taught anyone who has gone on to success?
Peter Ferris has taught many, many successful and famous actors and actresses including:
- Russell Brand (Arthur)
- Gabrielle Anwar ((Scent of a woman with Al Pacino)
- Matthew Stirling (working as a stunt performer in Stardust with Robert de Niro; Batman Begins with Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman The Da Vinci Code with Tom Hanks)
- Martine McCutcheon (Love Actually, Eastenders)
- Louise Redknapp (Eternal, So you think you can Dance, Judge)
- Sheree Murphy (Emmerdale)
- Claire Sweeney (West End lead Chicago, Brookside, Loose Women)
- Lisa Snowdon (Strictly Come Dancing)
- Claire Goose (Casualty, Waking the Dead)
Do they have any family lineage in the industry?
Peter Ferris’ family have been in the Theatre, Musical and Film industry for over 75 years.
Peter’s Mother’s cousin was the dancer and choreographer Irving Davies who appeared not only in many West End musicals and films from the 1940’s
onwards but also starred alongside Gene Kelly in his innovative ensemble dance feature film “Invitation to the Dance” and was along with Paddy Stone in
the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s was the elite choreographer in the UK choreographing Television institutions such as “Sunday Night at the London Palladium” and
TV specials for the likes of Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Liberace.
Irving mentored Peter throughout his life until his death in 2002
John Ferris, Peter’s father, ran a theatrical agency in Northern Ireland throughout the 70’s and 80’s with very close family links to many Northern Irish
greats including Roy Walker and Gloria Hunniford
Have they appeared in a major or lead role in Television?
Peter Ferris appeared as the lead role of Danny in the BBC TV programme “Nobody Here Knows” when he was just 18 years old
Have they Directed Documentaries?
Peter Ferris has directed the Belfast Peace Line Project Documentary for the Hollywood Director David Lynch Foundation
Have they appeared on Radio and TV chat shows to promote their project?
Peter Ferris has appeared on many Radio and TV chat shows throughout the UK, Canada and the USA, both being interviewed and performing live as a musician, singer and actor.
Have they appeared in lead role in a Theatre Production?
Peter Ferris appeared as the lead role of Billy in the Theatre play “Too Late to talk to Billy” at the Arts Theatre in Belfast. The only other person to play the role was Sir Kenneth Branagh
BBC Billy Plays Interview with Sir Kenneth Branagh
Have they appeared as the lead role in a Commercial?
Peter Ferris appeared as the co-lead with Kyle Maclachlan (Sex in the City, Twin Peaks and Desperate Housewives etc.)in a Commercial for Vodafone
Have they appeared in major roles in Feature Films?
Peter Ferris has appeared in films such as “You, Me and Marley”, “Shoot to Kill” and “Skullduggery”
Have they worked as a Voice Over Artist?
Peter Ferris voiced the various characters of the rapping Cockroaches in the Animated Feature Film “Felix” for Universal Pictures
Have they ever auditioned at the highest level?
Throughout Peter Ferris’ 25 year career he has auditioned for and worked with many of the top Film and Television Directors and Casting Directors in the UK
Have they produced Films?
Peter was taken under the wing of and mentored by the German Maverick Film Producer and Director Michael Pakleppa of Continent Films from 1999-2002.
He worked with Mr Pakleppa on the pre-production of “The Last Unicorn” which starred Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury and Mia Farrow.
On top of all this, Peter has produced, and will be producing upcoming Ferris Entertainment Films including the new Northern Irish and India Feature Film “Aum”
Have they Directed Films?
Peter has directed films such as High Stakes as well as Ferris Entertainment Films including: Audition for a Vampire, Delusions, Cold Blood (see review) and Parallel Lives. As well as 22 other films. He is also about to direct the Northern Ireland and India Feature film “Aum”.
Have they appeared as lead roles in Theatre Musicals?
Peter Ferris has appeared as George Harrison in the Beatles Theatre shows “Imagine” at the Liverpool Playhouse and Sgt. Peppers Magical Mystery Trip at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre.
Have they composed music for Television?
Peter Ferris has composed music for many TV programmes including for three Football Seasons for the UEFA Champions League weekly composing up to four tracks a week (over 70 tracks in all) which was aired in over 40 countries world wide
Have they composed music for Feature Films?
Peter Ferris has co-composed the tracks for the Animated Feature film “Felix” for Universal Pictures (which went to Number One at the German box office beating Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator”)
Have they Directed Music Videos?
Have they performed in a band live to an outdoor audience?
Peter Ferris performed as George Harrison with The Beatles Band headlining and performing with a 120 piece Orchestra to an
audience of 120,000 people in Lubbock Texas