Lee began his career as an actor playing the role of Simon Green in Coronation Street. Other television performances followed, with credits including Doctors, The Royal, Casualty, and Wire in the Blood. Lee played Connor in the BAFTA winning BBC drama The Street, and Darryl in ITV’s Vincent alongside Ray Winstone. Film roles include Billy Powell in the adaptation of Kevin Sampson’s novel Awaydays, and acting with Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. With over 15 years experience as an actor, Lee now focuses primarily on his work as a freelance Director, Writer, and Tutor.
Throughout his career as a professional actor, Lee’s passion for directing grew and intensified, resulting in the realisation that his true vocation lay backstage and behind the scenes.
In 2008, Lee was invited to direct John Godber’s Teechers for NK Theatre Arts, and due to its success, the play was recommissioned the following season. He was then asked to direct the play version of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers.
Other directorial credits include The Dumb Waiter (Pinter), Bed (Cartwright), and Krapp’s Last Tape (Beckett).
With the advent of more accessible professional filmmaking technology in recent years, Lee has begun producing and directing work for the screen. The genesis of the first film project was the adapting of his stage play Three Degrees into an experimental feature. Short films Absolution and Property followed soon after.
As a creative writer, Lee has penned a number of scripts, including the self-produced short films Three Degrees and Absolution. Playwriting includes Him and Missing.
Lee has a real ear for dialogue, and is equally at home working with the natural and the abstract. Other writing for performance includes conceptual work set to music (live and recorded), and an interest in adaptation.
In addition to writing his own material, Lee is also able to offer services to other writers, such as script editing and formatting.
Lee has a first class degree in Drama & Creative Writing, and is currently working towards an MA in Creative Writing with the Royal Exchange and Bolton Octagon theatres.
If you are seeking a creative writer, please feel free to get in touch to request samples of work.
As a freelance drama and acting tutor, Lee is experienced in working with people of all ages. He is also a Lecturer in Media & Performance at the University of Salford.
Workshops: Lee can facilitate workshops within schools or similar settings, whether it be for one-off sessions, or on a more regular basis. Please view the THEATRE link for more information. In addition to drama and acting, teaching can also be provided in the areas of scriptwriting and filmmaking.
Personal Tuition: Lee is also available as a personal acting tutor, providing relaxed but focused sessions at a time and place to suit you. Work can cover areas such as audition technique, screen acting, characterisation, and scene study. Lee is also able to offer industry advice on agents, casting directors, headshots, showreels, spotlight etc.
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