Milly Ellis Voice Coach

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business leaders and managers

trainers, coaches and consultants

public figures

actors, performers and drama students

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Richard Cotton


Offering one-to-one and group voice coaching sessions for:

After Milly graduated from York with a BA Hons in English and Related Literature she worked in theatre and made experimental films at the Slade School of Art.

It was the film, QAF, directed by, Jamil Dehlavi, one of the first to be shown on the then new C4 that launched her career,  as it was seen by acclaimed director Peter Greenaway who invited her to join him on his film ‘A Zed and Two Noughts’.

She remained with Peter Greenaway for the next twelve years, editing and learning her craft as an acting coach from such great talent as: Tim Roth, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Gambon, Dame Helen Mirren, Mark Rylance, Ralph Fiennes, John Malkovitch, Nicholas Cage, Willem Defoe and Miranda Richardson to mention but a few.

In 2000, Milly decided to change direction slightly and to focus more on the voice. She spent some time with Cecily Berry at Stratford and has been working with people and their voices since 2010. During this time, she had the pleasure of working with Anthony Gordon Lennox and they worked with amongst others – Amanda Thatcher who read so beautifully at her Grandmother’s funeral.

In 2018, she was invited in to the F.C.A to work with their team and has worked with Banks and Telecommunication industries, Pret, Yum and members of The Royal Ballet.

In addition to delivery, speeches can also be written and group work provided both in leadership and also, confidence building and delivery at conferences.

She still works with young people hoping to gain places at Drama School and has had success in securing places at Arts Ed, Central and Goldsmiths.​​​​​​​

Richard has worked extensively in theatre including at the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, English Touring Theatre, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Manchester Library and in the West End.

Screen work includes Love Actually, The Libertine, The Office and Foyle’s War.

Richard is passionate to bring vital voice and confidence-building work to a wider audience.

Pip Torrens

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Pip is an English actor. He studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge and then studied for a year at Drama Studio London.

He is known for his role as Tommy Lascelles in the Netfilx drama The Crown. His film appearances include The Danish Girl, The Iron Lady, War Horse and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In 2017, he joined the main cast of AMC’s Preacher, portraying antagonist Herr Starr.


Pip’s television appearances are numerous and include Consenting Adults, Dr Who, The Brittas Empire, Green Wing, Silk, The Government Inspector, Maigret, and Hustle.


In 2013, Torrens appeared in “The Waldo Moment", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. In November 2014, Torrens played the part of Richard Grenville in the BBC Radio 4 drama The Archers.