Stephen’s acting career has spanned more than thirty years and along with theatre, film and television has included a huge amount of voice-over work. In 2006 he graduated with distinction from the MA Voice Studies programme at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Text and voice coaching has subsequently become a significant part of his life, working in theatre, actor training and with individuals from all walks of life. He has a particular interest in voice for microphone and has helped develop voice-over training in several drama schools. In 2011 he became a designated Linklater voice teacher.
He has been involved with the RSC for the last five winter seasons in London and in 2011 was in New York as part of the The Lincoln Center Festival residency. He has coached new writing for the company on The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes by Adriano Shaplin, The Cordelia Dream by Marina Carr, Arabian Nights adapted by Dominic Cooke, Dunsinane by David Greig and Little Eagles by Rona Monro. He also coached the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Dunsinane. Currently he is working on King John, Richard III and A Soldier in Every Son for the RSC. The productions will form part of The World Shakespeare Festival.