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!

Dee CannonShe works in London, Los Angeles and throughout the world, in film, TV, theatre and musical theatre. Her work as an acting coach includes on set coaching, auditions, readings, monologues, script breakdown 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 30 plays there.

Dee Cannon has run scene study workshops at the Actor’s Centre in London and has given master classes in LA, New York, Stockholm, Berlin, Gothenberg, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bulgaria and Manila. Dee also finds time to coach for film, TV, theatre and pop video. 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 the BBC’s well known show Blue Peter. She has written a best selling acting book – ‘In Depth Acting’ – which has also been translated into Japanese. Her two recent ‘Modern Monologue’ books have just been published by Oberon Books.

Zoom Workshops

Zoom Acting Workshop with Dee Cannon

I will be offering a Script Breakdown Zoom workshop on June 24th & 25th.
Please contact for more details.


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Variety – Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo speaks about her impactful time working with Dee Cannon.


Daniel Mays

Daniel Mays thanks Dee Cannon on National TV for being his true inspiration.


Latest work

Film & TV Coaching

Coaching actors for Films:
Jingle Jangle – Directed by David E. Talbert (2020)
Men in Black International – Directed by F. Gary Gray (2019)

Coaching actors for TV:
The English Game – Netflix, Directed by Birgitte Stærmose (2020)
The Trial of Christine Keeler – BBC, Directed by Andrea Harkin (2019)
Four Weddings and a Funeral – Hulu/MGM, Directed by Tristram Shapeero (2019)

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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
  • William Moseley
  • Oona Chaplin
  • Daisy May Cooper
  • Phoebe Waller–Bridge

  • Matthew Modine
  • Andrea Riseborough
  • Katherine Kelly
  • Courtney Love
  • Maxine Peake
  • Joanna Page
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Deepika Padukone
  • Noel Clarke
  • Nathalie Emmanuel
  • Zawe Ashton

  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Billie Piper
  • Ed Westwick
  • Lydia Wilson
  • James McArdle
  • Danny Mays
  • Olivier Martinez
  • Joe Thomas
  • Shabana Azmi
  • Scott Adkins
  • Sally Phillips
  • Anjli Mohindra