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Uri Roodner

Senior Lecturer
East 15 Acting School
 Uri Roodner
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 2084 187341

  • Location

    HH3.1 EAST15 LOUGHTON HATFIELDS, Loughton Campus

Profile

Biography

Uri has an extensive career as a performer, director and mentor working in theatre, film and TV. He has appeared in major British theatres including The Royal Court, National Theatre Studio and The Arts Theatre West End, and collaborated with leading companies including The RSC, Gecko and The Clod Ensemble. He has appeared in films by major directors such as Michael Winterbottom, Jose Pedilha and The Brothers Quay. He has also appeared in TV, on radio and in TV commercials in more than 15 countries, and worked as a documentary film maker for the BBC, Channel 4 and The Discovery Channel USA. His award winning Theatre Company ‘Tottering Bipeds’ toured to many venues in Britain including The Lyric Hammersmith, Sadler’s Wells, Sheffield Crucible, Edinburgh Traverse and Plymouth Theatre Royal. The company toured abroad and their work was filmed for a dedicated BBC2 documentary. Uri’s eclectic training includes The Drama Studio London, École Philippe Gaulier Paris, Monika Pagneux, Pierre Byland, Desmond Jones School and the National Film School. He has taught actors in London, New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Madrid and Tel-Aviv. He also worked as an acting coach for CBBC and as a movement director for a number of theatre companies including ‘The Royal Shakespeare Company’ and ‘Graeae’. As a lecturer, he has devoted himself to the research and emergence of a methodology for training creative actors. He designed and cultivated East 15’s BA (Hons) Acting and Contemporary Theatre Course, a pioneering training ground renowned as a creative hub which generates award-winning original theatrical work. Uri’s recent TV appearances include ‘Traitors’ on Channel 4 and ‘Clues’ for Netflix.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Verbatim Theatre and Contemporary Scene Study (EA112)

  • Actor and Text (EA113)

  • Comedia Dell' Arte and Improvised Theatre (EA120)

  • Expressionism in Visual Theatre, Physical Theatre and in Text (EA221)

  • Theatre Meets Film (EA222)

  • Physical Comedy (EA227)

  • Site Specific Classics (EA228)

  • New Plays (EA321)

  • Issue-Led Theatre (EA323)

  • Actor-Led Final Projects (EA325)

  • Employability, Professional Preparation and Auditioning Technique (EA328)

  • Film (EA329)

Contact

uroodn@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 2084 187341

Location:

HH3.1 EAST15 LOUGHTON HATFIELDS, Loughton Campus