Meet The Team
FelicityFounder & Director
Felicity Jackson studied acting at The Court Theatre Training Company. Upon graduation, watching her fellow thespians struggle to find acting work, survival jobs and make industry connections she came up with the concept for Actors Pro Expo. The event has grown year, after year and is now a respected and anticipated date in every actor’s calendar.
Felicity has had her share of TV experience, after appearing on Series 7 of BBC’s The Apprentice beating 72,000 applicants to appear on the show.
She is based in London, and juggles Actors Pro Expo with a busy family life.
LianneSales & Events Manager
Lianne studied Acting & Performance at Aberdeen College then went on to gain her BA (Hons) Acting at Northampton University. Upon graduating Lianne went to work in Thailand as a Creative Arts specialist with disabled children at Rainbow House orphanage then returned to work in London.
Lianne has worked on short/feature length films and in commercials with brands such as The Famous Grouse, Gala Bingo, Nintendo, RBS, Go Outdoors, Arnold Clark, Glenmorangie & The Old Course St Andrews.
She lives an active lifestyle and enjoys running, cycling and hill walking in the summer months and retreats indoors for badminton, rock climbing and yoga in the winter. Lianne also has a passion for travel and has visited many countries around the globe, from solo road trips in America to backpacking with her fiancé across Asia and South America. She loves to explore and discover and so does her Sprocker Spaniel Fender.
Lianne’s industry experience supports her work in making Actors Pro Expo the best industry event out there. She’s enjoyed learning new skills most recently to take the event in a new direction to offer virtual and hybrid formats.
About Actors Pro Expo
Actors Pro Expo was set up by actors for actors to help and encourage them in all areas of their life as a professional. We run trade shows throughout the year in the U.K. to help creatives develop and sustain their career and to create new opportunities for themselves. We do this by creating an environment where attendees can meet other industry professionals.
Event entry is £10 as is our extensive range of seminars that focus on craft as well as supplying essential advice on the practicalities of working within the industry.
On top of all this, the expo’s provide emerging talent with the opportunity to be seen by top Casting Directors and Agents.
The ‘Develop’ sector of the event will provide the chance for actors to re-consider their head shot, learn about websites, and consider a show reel. All companies will be there to promote their services and actors will be able to gain information, obligation free. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to various ways in which your career could be enhanced. Companies who provide training for professional actors will also attend to introduce their classes aimed at refreshing one’s craft. Again, actors will be able to meet and greet those who are directly involved with the company without the obligation to pay membership fees up front.
As any professional actor knows, sometimes having a second job to pay the rent is essential in order to sustain a long-lasting career. Companies who are looking to employ actors for promotional work, teaching and other flexible jobs that actors are perfect for, will be invited. Each of these companies have lots of work opportunities to offer, which may be integral to surviving those difficult months in between acting jobs. In addition, they understand your primary desire to work as an actor, allowing you the flexibility to attend auditions around your work.
This is an important part of the event; unique opportunities for actors to learn about creating their own work and find out about casting websites. Seminars with industry professionals will take place to provide fundamental information to inspire and encourage professional actors. These will all be realistic and honest for the benefit of those looking to create new, exciting and fresh work to enhance their career. The opportunity to network with other like-minded actors and industry members will also offer you the chance to create working relationships and potential business opportunities.