Daniel Finlay - Actor/Director/Acting Coach

Daniel is a teacher and theatre director with over 25 years professional experience. He worked extensively as an actor in theatre, film and television before embarking on a career as a Director and Teacher.

Daniel has taught in various colleges and drama schools including City College Brighton and Hove where he was head of Performing Arts and Media.

Daniel is currently Head of Acting at The Academy of Creative Training in Brighton, Sussex.

Coaching: Acting & Drama School Auditions

Daniel can work one to one with you to develop your acting skills and help you prepare for Drama School auditions. Whether you are a student preparing for Drama School, a seasoned professional or a keen amateur actor Daniel can help you reach your potential.


Daniel can work with you to improve your presentation and public speaking skills from corporate presentations to wedding speeches.


Would you like an acting / drama workshop for your school, college or theatre group? Daniel is a highly experienced workshop leader who has successfully lead over 1000 students through various workshops.


Do you need help with your teaching practice? Daniel has worked extensively in education and was Head of Performing Arts and Media at City College Brighton and Hove where he was also a Teaching and Learning mentor.

Daniel regularly archived grade 1's in observations and can work with you to improve your teaching practice. He can help you with everything from schemes of work to improving your performance in class and under observation.

Teachers please contact me directly for a complimentary initial assessment dan@actbrighton.org