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. 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. 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 work as a lecturer on a three-year Acting degree course as well as I continue coaching private clients in London and globally online.

I further trained in 2019 with the pioneering British intimacy practitioner, Ita O’Brien in London. I’m excited to be part of a growing  network of international intimacy coordinators, collaborating and continuously learning, with the aim of making the entertainment industry safer for All. 

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 intentions on the paper alive. You can find out more about my work at  IMDB or LinkedIn.

My 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 University/ Theatre Arts NÄTY, Finland
  • Acting/ Directing tutor at ELO Film School in Helsinki, Finland
  • 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

LANGUAGES: English, Finnish, Swedish.

Full CV available upon your request.

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© Pia Rickman 2020