Andrew Tidmarsh was Course Director of the Foundation Course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for several years. Prior to this he was the Course Director of the MA in European Classical Acting at the Drama Centre in London and before that an Associate Tutor on the MA in Playwriting at Goldsmiths at the University of London. Previous roles include teaching acting for dancers at the English National Ballet, and teaching text, voice and scene study at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London. He has also taught rehearsal processes and techniques for TV and Film at Wimbledon Theatre. He holds the MA in Text and Performance Studies (with distinction) from King's College London and RADA, as well as a BA Hons in English and German.
His experience of teaching communications skills to business people includes being a Presentation Coach for AMV.BBDO Ltd, and leading extended courses in the Middle East. Andrew also regularly coaches executives at the fashion house Ted Baker, preparing them twice a year to present their new lines of clothing to the rest of the company.
For six years he was a Presentation Coach with Deutsche Bank. Working in the Equity Derivatives department he coached a wide range of staff in presentation and communication skills. Andrew also works with numerous clients in the pharmaceutical, energy, media sectors.
An established Director, Andrew has directed in the theatre over a number of years, as well as directing short films. His film The Babysitter won Shortcutz London.
He has published two books: An Attitude for Acting: How to survive and thrive as an actor, written with Dr Tara Swart and Genre: Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen.