Mark Westbrook BA, PGCCE, MDRA, MA.

Mark Westbrook


Mark founded Acting Coach Scotland in 2007. He has since raised the Studio from a once per week acting class, to a full-time studio with three full time acting courses and professional clients from Hollywood to Bollywood. He has taught at the RSC, Glasgow Uni, the University of Ulster, GAMTA, Coventry Uni, and been a visiting lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a guest lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music. 

Mark trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Atlantic Theater Company’s Acting School in NYC, after education at the universities of Kent, Utrecht, Nottingham, Glasgow Caledonian and Glasgow. He is a qualified adult teacher, and also holds a Performance Coaching qualification from Performance Consultants International. He is currently engaged in a TQFE, a professional Further Education Teaching Qualification. 

​He has directed over 20 professional productions including sell out productions at the Tron, The Arches, The Citz, the Fringe, The Salisbury Playhouse, as well as performances across the island of Ireland and The Netherlands.  His award winning production of David Harrower’s Blackbird for Mephisto Theatre Company in Galway won the Galway Theatre Festival Award and subsequently toured Ireland. Mark also directed both a Scottish (2013) and Australian (2014) production of Stitching by Anthony Neilson, to great critical acclaim. 

Mark was the casting director for R Paul Wilson’s award winning films The Magic Box (2014), Con Men (2015), Isolani (2017) and To The Sea (2017). 

He is the author of Truth in Action, The 12 Obstacles and the forthcoming Shakespeare Monologue Audition Success. As a screenwriter, he has worked on MTV’s Being Victor, and written a number of short films including Wonderland (2015), GOD 5 (2016) To The Sea (2017) (which won a Judges’ Prize at the Scottish Short Film Festival and was selected for the Orlando Film Festival) and the recently filmed A Thing (Called Love) in 2018. His play I, Sniper, received a 5 star review at the Edinburgh Fringe, and he wrote the script of the Laramie Police Department’s popular lip-sync video. His play CHAIKA, directed by Luke Kernaghan played to sold out houses at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.