About Ian Gareth Hadfield

My Story

Ian Gareth Hadfield has been involved in the Entertainment Industry for close to 30 years. At school, he was the Presto Theatre Club Actor of the Year; and the spark was born.

His tertiary education included Drama, Dance and Literary Theory. But Ian knew instinctively that there was more to performance than learning about the Greeks and this lead to a lifetime quest to find methods and techniques that are authentic, modern and pragmatic. As a performer, Ian has appeared in musical theatre in ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Oliver!’.

He has written and performed one-man-plays, as well as two and three-handers such as ‘Betta Resplendes’ and ‘Fraud’. He has directed theatre productions such as ‘for colored girls/ who have considered suicide’, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘Macbeth’. On television he has appeared in the television series ‘Black Sails’ and also in a series of music videos for Warner Music Germany.

But, most importantly, Ian has trained and coached hundreds of aspirant actors of all ages which is his passion – seeing young performers grow and become the best versions of themselves. Ian is also a certified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Mindfulness Coach.

About Pure Acting Academy

Welcome to the Pure Acting Academy, where we specialize in teaching on camera acting skills with a unique focus on self-development. Our academy is designed to cultivate a passion for acting and nurture it into a career. With our comprehensive courses and top-notch instructors, we provide the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in the entertainment industry.

Our academy caters to a wide range of ages, starting from children as young as 5 years old to teenagers up to 18 years old, and even aspiring professional actors with our six-month comprehensive courses. Our curriculum is carefully crafted to help students develop a strong foundation in acting technique, character development, and script analysis. We also emphasize the importance of self-awareness and self-expression, helping students develop a strong sense of identity and self-confidence.

At Pure Acting Academy, we understand that many aspiring actors have busy schedules, which is why we offer online short trainings in Acting Technique and the Business of Acting. These trainings are perfect for anyone looking to sharpen their skills and gain a deeper understanding of the industry. Our instructors are experienced professionals who are well-versed in the latest industry trends and techniques.

We also offer coaching services for anyone interested in self-development and career development for aspiring actors. Our coaching services are tailored to each individual’s unique needs and goals, and our experienced coaches are dedicated to helping each student reach their full potential. Whether you’re looking to hone your craft, develop your personal brand, or prepare for auditions, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

At Pure Acting Academy, we’re committed to providing the highest quality education in on camera acting skills, self-development, and career development. Our goal is to help our students become confident and successful actors who are well-prepared to tackle the challenges of the entertainment industry. Join us today and take the first step towards realizing your dreams!

Why Study Acting?

  • Learn Human Psychology
  • Learn about Yourself
  • Learn Empathy
  • Improve your Relationships
  • Improve your Communication Skills
  • Develop Emotional Literacy
  • Read great Literature
  • Forge a successful Career
  • Learn about other Cultures
  • Experience Flow
  • Have fun
  • Make Friends!

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