Improvisation for Screen
Mandana is a native Londoner with Welsh/Persian heritage.
Trained at The Drama Centre which draws heavily from Stanislavsky and Method Acting.
She built a strong foundation in Classical acting while touring extensively with Compass Theatre and The English Shakespeare Company and later at The National Theatre.
Her first introduction to screen acting was via 3 and a half years spent on the soap opera “London Bridge “ which also happened to be the first ever production filmed at 3 Mills Studios which at the time was still a Dairy Depot (replete with an endless stream of Delivery Milkmen on their floats)!
She then filmed the infamous Bad Girls Series 1-3 ( bizarrely in an adjacent studio also in 3 Mills).
Other TV credits also include Line of Duty, Silent Witness, Bad Blood, Law and Order, Born and Bred, Emmerdale, Eastenders, Casualty, Holby City, Robin Hood, The Bill and most recently Liar.
Mandana has enjoyed teaching at ISSA since September 2017 sharing the Improvisation for Screen Module with Tutor Mary Roscoe who she first worked with on her first ever job 30 years ago. The collaboration provides students with a uniquely enriching and creative environment in which to explore themselves, their own stories and their capacity to create new ones.
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