So I Felt Like An Actor – The Acting Career of David Bowie
Tuesdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm from 7 Nov – 28 Nov 2017
The course will take place in the Education room at Hackney Picturehouse
Lecturer: Graham Rinaldi
“I feel like an actor when I’m on stage, rather than a rock artist.” David Bowie was the modern Renaissance man, never afraid to take risks in a variety of fields; musician, actor, painter. In this four week course we will analyse David Bowie’s development as an actor. We explore his performance background, his influences and the techniques he applied to each role including the use of mime in the physical characterisations of his roles. We will also look at what led him to accepting particular projects be they for artistic or personal reasons and take a closer look at the productions of a selection of these endeavours.
Graham Rinaldi is a freelance film lecturer and writer. He is the author of the biography on the British Comic Actor, Will Hay and he is currently researching his next book, the acting career of David Bowie.
Each week we will watch clips from the projects being discussed.
1. So Enticing to Play the Part: Bowies Rise to stardom
2. Walk Tall Act Fine: Bowies defining leading cinematic roles
3. Jumped Up on the Stage/ Television Man is Crazy: Bowie in theatre and TV
4. The Bit’s Flew far and Wide: Looking at Bowies eclectic and less widely known roles from SpongeBob SquarePants to Andy Warhol.
Tickets are £60 for the full four week course 55 concession / £50 Picturehouse Members).