BIO

Philip J. Grant is an educator and writer from the Midlands UK. Born in Staffordshire, he has since lived in the North-West and Somerset. He now lives in Leicestershire with his wife and four children, and has not slept since 2002. In his spare time he likes running, video games and running in video games.

EXPERIENCE

Philip has performed and directed with his own company and others as well as writing plays that have included the Mortality of Herakles, The Four Exquisite Rings and Night & Day. He has taught in colleges and universities as well as private workshops and  currently runs a Creative Arts department at a large institute in Birmingham, where he also teaches Acting, Media and Communication to students and professional development to teachers.

EDUCATION

After his first class degree in Contemporary Performing Arts at the University of Central Lancashire, Philip has since studied Post-Compulsory Education at Derby University, Performance Practice at Chester University and Professional Writing at Falmouth University.

RESEARCH

Philip wrote his first dissertation on yoga and martial arts as an actor training tool and has since developed his knowledge of these practices and how they relate to the western world and it's issues. This led to an interest in mythology and religion which also informs much of his work. Current work is focussed on historical and current actor training methods and how they can be applied to other areas of work and life - especially for non-actors.

Testimonials

Ethan

Hayley

Sam

The Aspiring Director

Aspiring director and writer Ethan talks about how he got on to the gifted and talented programme at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the other benefits of Playing the Actor training

 

 

The Retail Supervisor

Hayley talks about the importance of teamwork and how yoga and meditation can help, even in the world of retail!

 

The Sailing Restaurant Manager

Restaurant manager and sailing instructor Sam talks to you from the mountain tops about how she took her skills onto amazing things all over Europe

 

 

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