Doug Rollins

Doug is a film & TV director and specialist screen acting tutor who has directed more than a dozen high end and award winning films; as well as shooting hundreds of student projects and showreels as a one-man DP/director; and offered workshops for both actors and screen directors in many drama training centres.


Doug’s vast experience on both sides of the lens and his ability to collaborate with a wide range of individuals and organisations make him an inspirational director with an infectiously positive attitude who brings out the best of everyone in any project he undertakes.

When I am involved with a project you can expect the highest standards of production, creative input, teamwork, and leadership. Bringing any story to life, whether it’s for a small scale showreel or a high-end feature length film you are in safe hands

Film Direction



“I love to teach. I feel honoured to be able to pass on the knowledge I have attained and because my journey was so exciting, I want yours to be too. Whether it’s screen acting, filmmaking classes or workshops, I can provide the crucial knowledge that will change your viewpoint forever.”

  • Doug Rollins has run our TV and Film courses for four years now and I cannot commend him highly enough.

    Having been an actor himself, he knows what it is like to be on both sides of the camera and to be directed as well as to teach and direct, so that he can bring this experience to bear in his work.

    When he is teaching he is able to set up an atmosphere of creativity and ease, which enables students to fulfil their best potential. 

    Rosalind Williams

    Principle of Cygnet Theatre
  • Doug is so professional , and so fun to work with, really gets the best out of everyone on set. An absolute joy! It’s a pleasure to be able to work with Doug because he’s inspirational, and his energy and enthusiasm are infectious.  His eye for detail is exceptional, and he is professional at all times.  He is very creative, kind, and patient, and a great teacher.  It is clear he has honed and loves his craft, and I look forward to working with him for years to come.   

    Ross James

    Film Maker/Actor
  • Doug’s workshop was a godsend. He’s an immensely generous and supportive tutor. Obviously we all want to be “in the room” again, but the zoom session works particularly well for a screen acting class.


  • It was my first time actually participating in any Actor Company workshop even though I have registered for a few years now. I’m quite glad I took the plunge.

    Doug’s workshop was very insightful and gave a lot of nuggets for screen acting.