Middleweek Newton was founded by Lucy Middleweek and Tom Newton.
MN Actors Academy came about due to the interest we received from large volumes of actors applying for representation via the books of our agency, Middleweek Newton Talent Management. We set up the academy as an organised route that suited both parties. For the actors, our part-time course provides an opportunity to learn new skills in a professional environment, at an affordable cost, while our agents use the sessions to scout new talent for the books of our agency. We clearly state that by attending classes there are no guarantees of professional representation, just an opportunity to learn and be seen.
Diversity within the entertainment industry matters. Bringing together people of various backgrounds with different life experiences can generate ideas or perspectives that our audiences may not have ever considered or been aware of. Growing contact with, exposure to, and communication between new people with unique ideas bring about forms of drama, comedy, and tragedy that keep our industry entertaining.
Our sessions were formed with the above in mind. We do not claim to be an alternative to university level accredited
drama schools, but understand the financial burdens of drama school is unaffordable for some. We endeavour to deliver quality workshops, via working industry professionals, at a price that everyone can afford.
Our mission is and always has been to uncover new talent via our classes.
Meet The Team At Middleweek Newton
Having worked her way up, Lucy was employed as an assistant within a number of acting agencies before becoming one herself! Having co-founded Middleweek Newton she is an active member of the board.
An extensive background in Film and Television casting, Tom also worked his way up through the industry, within management and as an agent. He co-founded Middleweek Newton and sits alongside Lucy on the board.
Prior to working at Middleweek Newton, Eliot was VP and Head of UK Production of an interactive television company. He joined MN in 2013 and officially become a partner and shareholder in 2019.
After graduating from Royal Holloway University, Olivia spent five years working as an agent's assistant, before joining the MN team and representing her own list of clients.
Ileana trained at the New York Film Academy, going onto work as a film editor for SKY. She assisted at a number of other agencies in the UK, before becoming her own agent at Middleweek Newton.
HEAD OF EDUCATION (MN)
Sophie graduated from Chichester University gaining a BA, then went on to receive a Masters at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She has taught people of all ages, spanning a decade within education.