Gene Wilder Acting

Gene Wilder

Acting


Biography

Gene Wilder came over from America to attend the School in the 1950s. He is famed for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in the 1973 film as well as for his role in The Producers and Young Frankenstein. 

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice