My experience

The world of stories invited me in at a young age and intrigued me in a way that nothing has since. I have a passion for storytelling and I followed my love of a great performance, whether on screen or at stage, through my continuous training and work in film & TV. I fell in love with the magic of film making in 2001 while I was working on a film set in Finland for the first time. I have since worked extensively in feature films, commercials and TV drama series as an assistant director, and later as a production manager. You can find out more about my work at Pia Rickman on IMDB or LinkedIn.

I initially trained as a director at Drama Centre, Central St. Martins, where alumni include Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Anne-Marie Duff and Colin Firth, and after six years in Finland, I moved back to London in 2014 to pursue a specialisation in actor training and coaching at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I’m at my happiest when working with actors and directors, and exploring together the wonderful world of the screenplay, and how to bring the words on the paper alive.

My recent screen coaching credits include coaching actors on a feature film The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas), director Aku Louhimies, Elokuvaosakeyhtiö Suomi 2017.

My recent visiting lecturer positions include work as an

  • Acting tutor at St Mary’s University in Twickenham
  • Acting tutor at ICAT London
  • Acting/ Directing tutor at London College of Communication UAL
  • Acting tutor at Arts Educational Schools London
  • Acting tutor at Identity School of Acting
  • Acting/ Directing tutor at London Film Academy
  • Acting tutor at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
  • Acting tutor at Tampere Theatre Academy NÄTY, Finland
  • Acting/ Directing tutor at the National Film School ELO in Helsinki FI
  • Acting tutor at Helsinki Theatre Academy TEAK, Finland


  • 2015      Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • 2012      The Arts Promotion Centre Finland TAIKE
  • 2012      The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK


English, Finnish, Swedish.

Full CV available upon your request.

Any questions or shall we book a class? You can get in touch with me directly.

(c) Pia Rickman 2017