Peter Phelps is an Australian Film Institute (AFI) and Logie award winning actor. Peter has also directed 45 episodes of the popular Australian series Home and Away and 4 episodes of All saints.
Phelps is noted for his role of Peter Church in Stingers, a television drama which earned him his Logie Award in 2002 for Most Popular Actor. He also played Trevor Cole, an Aussie lifeguard, in the very popular US series Baywatch.
Baywatch has been released all over the world and is considered a very successful television series. Guinness Book of World Records reports that the television show is the most watched TV show in the world.
In the 1980s, Peter started his career in acting. He was cast in the soap opera for teens, The Restless Years. The series eventually ended and he commenced his starring role in Sons and Daughters, a Logie award winning soap opera.
Along with his current busy acting schedule on Rescue Special Ops, Peter is also teaching a Screen Acting Intensive master class at the Screen Actors Workshop.
Well known actor, producer, director, and former surfboard maker Alan Nurthen is the principal of the acting school that Phelps is a part of. Alan has been in the business for three decades now since graduating from the New Theatre in 1981: and he has been running his own school since 1988.
Alan worked as an actor, director and producer, having been recognized as a creator of documentaries about insects. His documentary film Funnel Webs screened on the 7 Network’s World Around Us and has sold internationally to over fifty countries and territories.
At the Screen Actors Workshop, “It’s all about screen craft”, Nurthen said, “We teach the techniques that real actors use on a day-by-day basis. Our courses are about learning real acting and providing practical skills, like how to impress a casting agent. It will cover all you need to know to perform on television productions and in feature films”, the school principal said.
Nurthen said that Peter Phelps will have a more consistent and active participation in school. Nurthen said that the Screen Actors Workshop Studios located in Brookvale is a 120 square meter dedicated studio space, with numerous sets and props, a green screen and a broadcast edit suite.
“It is a dedicated space, very user-friendly for both students and teaching staff,” Nurthen mentions. The school principal teaches screen acting from Tuesday to Saturday, helping aspiring actors (and even experienced ones) hone their technical and performance skills in acting, passing on the experience he has gained over 30 years in the industry.