The world renowned school of acting and musical theatre, Arts Ed, has appointed a new Director for their School of Acting, and she lives in Chiswick.
Julie Spencer worked as an actor and director herself before taking up teaching in Higher Education, As a practitioner she’s worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Glasgow Citizens, the Bush Theatre and the Tricycle Theatre, with Directors such as Sam Mendes, Danny Boyle, Michael Attenborough and Nick Hynter.
As an educator, Julie has taught students at the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Malta Drama Centre, the Kingston Little Theatre in Jamaica, in Bulgaria and at the University of Milan – and has also delivered Masterclasses at RADA. Most recently she was Head of Drama at St Mary’s University.
She loves Barbara Streisand, is a dab hand at DIY and also cooks a mean jerk chicken by all accounts.
When she starts the job in January she will be taking over a hugely successful department. Recent ArtsEd Acting graduates include Tuppence Middleton (War & Peace) Marieme Diouf (Royal Court Theatre, RSC) Finn Jones (Game of Thrones, Marvel’s Iron Fist) and Lashana Lynch (Still Star Crossed, Captain Marvel; (2019)).