Private Lessons with Annie Murtagh-Monks

Annie’s knowledge, experience and warm professionalism will teach you so much about the acting profession in a very short time, with tips and techniques that only come from real life hands-on experience. ” Eddie Stowers

“She [Annie Murtagh-Monks] gave me the basics I needed really, she taught me to ground myself into it and she gave me confidence. She was fantastic!” Emma Booth – winner of Best Supporting Actress at AFI Awards for her role in feature film “ Clubland”; numerous Best Actress awards for 'Hounds of Love'; lead in 'Glitch'

“Annie Murtagh-Monks is absolutely one of the most talented and inspiring screen drama teachers in the country.'' Pete Templeman – director/ screenwriter “Not Suitable for Children’

Annie Murtagh-Monks has been a casting director and acting coach for more than 25 years.  She has cast numerous television and film productions in WA and been acting coach on more than 15 of these productions. She has recently been casting director and acting coach on Matchbox Pictures 60 episode TV series 'The Heights'. In addition she has been a sessional lecturer in screen acting at WAAPA since 1996.  Annie has coached many successful Australian actors including Emma Booth (who won the Best Actress Award at the last AACTA Awards for "Hounds of Love");  Ewen Leslie (who  won Best Supporting Actor for "Top of the Lake" at the same awards); Claire van der Boom who played the lead in the TV series "Pulse" and Lucy Durack who starred the TV series  "Sisters" and "The Letdown" & is currently on 'Neighbours' ( to read their comments on Annie's teaching go to our home page or Testimonials page of this website.)

Annie Murtagh-Monks is available for one on one private lessons in acting, screen acting, presentation skills and voice coaching by appointment on weekdays in Scarborough. Audition preparation for drama school is also available.  Annie provides participants with monologues or scenes to use in the lessons and provides recordings of the lessons (filmed for screen acting/ audio for voice). To hear what past students have said of Annie's teaching visit the testimonials page: AboutAnniesTeaching


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