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10:00 4 December - 10:00 5 December 2010

Autumn Filmmaking Course: Directing Actors with Batsheba Garnett


UCL Anthropology Department (link Map)
14 Taviton Street | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £200 (£160 concessions)
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Batsheba Garnett, Bathsheba is a very well established and talented actress who trained with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen. Her acting credits include Gideon on Broadway with Tyrone Guthrie, The Killing Fields, Mean Girls, P2 and X-Files. In 2008, she worked on three films including Blindness directed by Fernando Meirelles and Adoration directed by Atom Egoyan. As a director, she has directed over sixty productions including Medea, Playboy of the Western World and Orpheus Descending.

Batsheba Garnett's insights into the world of directing and acting has helped her develop a method called “Simplicity”, which has subsequently become a staple part of an actor’s and director’s training. With a lot of success, Batsheba travels around the world teaching “Simplicity” to actors and directors who are looking for ways to access the ‘truth’ of the “character” and to bring out excellent performances.

Simplicity is a very powerful way of stripping away all the baggage that directors and actors bring to scenes, and therefore allowing the raw drama to emerge. In an exclusive workshop, Batsheba has agreed to teach Simplicity to film directors who are looking to gain a better understanding of how to get the most authentic performances from talent, how to develop a sharp intuition that will help their directing, and how to understand and communicate with talent.


Michael Stewart
+44 (0)20 7679 8637 | m.stewart@ucl.ac.uk


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