James Dawoud

Hello there! If you are looking for a friendly, professional face to read in for self-tapes or if you just want another person to rehearse with I am very happy to work with you.

I am an experienced actor both on stage and on camera having spent a long time working on my skill set before I graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I have also been an acting teacher for a few years before this so if you are looking for:
- a reader
- feedback on your work
- tips on self-taping
- feedback on singing or acting through song (I am MT trained)
- a versatile performer

I am more than happy to assist you and adapt to what you need within the session.

I hope to read with you soon and look forward to working with new people.

Hello there! I am a performer based in Edinburgh

I recently graduated with an MA in Musical Theatre from RCS having played Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I have been lucky enough to be involved in two new development pieces this year, one with Eden Court and the other at the Tron Theatre.

I am a hard worker and always willing to put in my best and love collaborating and working with new people!

I have a friendly, warm and quirky personality that translates well into playing quirkier characters but also more sincere, caring and vulnerable characters as well.

" Thank you so much! "
" Today I was rehearsing a film scene, and with James' training in screen acting, he was able to coach me through making more internal choices. It's something I struggle with, when my training's all stage based, and he gave great feedback after each take. So patient and kind! "
" We had to split up a session to let me switch to my phone, but my previous reviews are still true! "
" I love working with James! He's a reader who takes direction well and is very flexible and patient. "
" James is the best! Well educated, give great notes, and so fun to play with! "
" JAMES IS THE BEST!!!! You're lucky to read with someone so talented, kind and receptive and just all-round all star. Thanks James!!! "
" Great reader with a wonderful point of view. Really helped me think of things that I hadn't for my self-tape! Thank you James! "
" I asked James to help me rehearse a scene while focussing on a (general) Scottish accent. James is kind, patient and very supportive. He gave considered instructions, constructive criticism, and was relaxed and friendly making me feel comfortable to just get on with it. I will definitely call on him again, and highly recommend him to others. "

Credits Include

2021 [added]
Development wo
2021 [added]
All Things Must Change
Development wo Stewie
2020 [added]
TSMGO's All's Well That Ends Well
Rehearsed Read Bertram
2020 [added]
RCS workshop actor
2019 [added]
Legally Blonde
Musical Emmet Forrest
2019 [added]
LIMBO: City of Dreams