Robert Shannon


Head of Acting for Screen and Stage Combat


I have been teaching drama and acting for screen at Little Acorns Theatre Academy for the past 4 years. Since graduating from the London Film School I have over 15 years experience in teaching in leading stage schools whilst performing and directing in TV and film and professional stunt work.

So far in my career I have been lucky enough to work alongside some of the industries best performers including Benedict Cumber-Batch, Cate Blanchette, Michael Gambon, Billy Crudip, Ray Winstone, Stephen Graham, Jude Law, and Charles Dance.  But the real stars are the Little Acorns children and their talent always shines in the classes and productions, especially when a group choreograph a wicked realistic stage combat routine which always in captures an audience’s attention.

Most recently I worked with Lauren as a vocal and acting coach on a new BBC TV Series for children called Airmageddon which also involved children from Little Acorns taking part in the show.

 Advert Credits

  • Chivas Whisky
  • Virgin Net
  • Heinz Tomato Soup
  •  King Pot Noodle
  • Magnum Ice Cream ( in filming I ate a total 40 Magnums…it put me off for life)
  • Skoda
  • Road Safety (many of the Little Acorns teenagers are still showed this advert in schools )

TV Credits

  • Bang Liberty,  Channel 5
  • 2.4 Children,  BBC
  • The Bill, ITV
  • Harry & Cosh, Channel 4
  • Night Life Legends, Channel 4
  • Eastenders, BBC

Film Credits

  • The Colosseum,  BBC
  • Charlotte Gray , Warner bros
  • Love Honour & Obey, BBC/400
  • Best Laid Plans,  Moli Films
  • Against I, Stay Dogs Films
  • Battle Recon, Ballistic Films
  • And many other  feature films