Succession star Brian Cox is the latest luminary to share his knowledge as part of the BBC’s Maestro online education initiative.
Cox’s course, simply titled “Acting,” explores how to deliver award-winning performances, capture and hold an audience’s collective attention, and embody a variety of iconic characters. As usual with the Maestro template, Cox’s lessons take aspiring actors through practical exercises designed to help them master both stage and screen. Lessons cover character development, script analysis, and essential techniques to use in your next audition. The course includes a discussion of the key components of acting, insights from a casting director, and a practical workshop led by Cox.
The classically trained actor is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Alongside Logan Roy in “Succession,” his appearances include Hermann Göring in “Nuremberg,” Detective Inspector Nelson in “Rat in the Skull,” and the title role in “Titus Andronicus” earned an Emmy, a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTAs and two Olivier Awards.
“As an actor, you are there to interpret the script. Only by examining and fully understanding the script can you develop an intuitive style and deliver every line authentically. I hope the advice I share will help you find your place in the industry and give you the skills you need for a decades-long career,” said Cox.
BBC Maestro launched in October 2020. The first four courses attracted more than a million people to the service. Cox joins Alan Moore, Billy Connolly, Carol Ann Duffy, Doreen Lawrence, Edgar Wright, Gary Barlow, Jancis Robinson, Jed Mercurio, Jojo Moyes, Julia Donaldson, Ken Follett and Lee Child, among others.
Cox’s course will be available later this year. Individual Maestro courses cost £79 ($99) and annual subscriptions cost £120 ($150).
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