DEE CANNON is one of the most sought-after acting / dialogue coaches in the world.

She is also a director in her own right and has directed over 30 plays. She has influenced and directed some of the biggest names working in the West End today!

She works in London, Los Angeles, New York and throughout the world, in film, TV, theatre and pop videos.

Her work as an acting coach includes auditions, readings, monologues, script breakdown, on set coaching and character development.

She has also worked with top contemporary visual artists, world champion dancers, journalists, screenwriters and business people.

Dee Cannon is Anglo American. She trained as an actress in London at Arts Educational Drama School on the three year acting diploma course and subsequently with Uta Hagen at the HB Studio, New York.She continues the work of her highly respected mother, Doreen Cannon.

Click for tributes to Doreen Cannon by Uta Hagen, Colin Firth, Simon Callow and RADA Alumni.

In 1993 Dee was invited to teach and direct at RADA where she has been the main senior acting teacher for seventeen years and has directed over 25 plays there.

Dee Cannon has run scene study workshops at the Actor’s Centre in London and gives master classes in LA, New York, Stockholm, Berlin, Gothenberg, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the Philippines.

Dee also finds time to coach for film, TV, theatre and pop videos. Among many others, she has coached Jon Voight, Matthew Modine and Courtney Love. She has also worked with numerous actors from the RSC and Royal National Theatre. Her work as an acting coach was featured in Channel 4’s award winning series Faking It and Joe Millionaire UK.

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Freelance work

Dee Cannon is also a freelance acting coach/director, working in London, Los Angeles and throughout the world.


  • Jon Voight
  • Gemma Arterton
  • Tom Felton
  • Eve Best
  • James Norton
  • Alexandra Roach
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Derek Hough

  • Matthew Modine
  • Andrea Riseborough
  • Katherine Kelly
  • Courtney Love
  • Maxine Peake
  • Joanna Page
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Ben Whishaw

  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Billie Piper
  • Ed Westwick
  • Lydia Wilson
  • James McArdle
  • Danny Mays
  • Olivier Martinez
  • Joe Thomas