Andy Pandini

After having his mid-life crisis early, Andy started performing as a stand-up comedian, and then trained as an actor at Redroofs Theatre School. He has appeared on TV, Film, Stage and in Commercials. He’s been lucky enough to appear in TV shows such as Holby City, Birds of a Feather, and People Just Do Nothing, […]

David Allen

David Allen is an actor and storyteller, with experience in medical roleplay, during training courses for medical students and junior doctors. He has tons of experience as an improviser and storyteller, doing various one man shows and immersive theatre such as Jack the Ripper’s London and Follow the Rabbit. David’s fascination for history and an […]

Laura Cox

Started role playing for Extreme Psychiatry a couple of years ago after researching different role play companies whilst working at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick for seven months… what else is one to do in the dressing room of an evening! I’ve been doing medical role play for some years now, with the […]

Gracie Dunn

My name is Gracie. I enjoy playing my cello, reading and running. I first caught the acting bug playing Pumba in The Lion King although I’m hoping my warthog costume days are over. I’m really excited to be joining the extreme psychiatry team and am looking forward to the year ahead.

Simon Gibbons

A crazy and larger than life character at times. Simon volunteers to help out the students at Kings College, through using role play to play characters as a patient. Simon trained as an actor at The Actor Works drama school in Wapping. He described it as the Big Brother house, but you could walk out […]

Rebecca Hurst

Rebecca is an actor, voice artist and role-player. From an early age she has loved to perform and because of this decided to spend 3 years studying Performing and Visual Arts at The University of Birmingham. Having not spent enough money already and thirsty to learn more, she decided to further her training at East […]

Becky Hutchins

Becky started her acting career in interactive theatre, playing a range of roles including a Southern American grandmother at Bestival and an evil queen named Clichéa. Interactive theatre greatly improved her ability to act shamelessly and invade other people’s personal space. Useful skills when living in London! After a couple of years of making others […]

Josie Bloom

I trained as an actor at ALRA in South London and since then have done a variety of stage, film and TV. I am a very experienced roleplayer and improviser, and have done quite a lot of medical roleplay, during various training courses for medical students and junior doctors, playing patients and giving feedback. I […]

Pat Imamura

Although Pat works for Ex Psych as an actor, in real life she’s a teacher and a teacher trainer. Hence, we all bow to her, which plays havoc with our backs. She is affectionately known as La Hegg. She loves theatre, comedy, and animals. Due to these interests, she spends a lot of time teaching […]

Alexis Leighton

Alexis trained at the RSAMD in Glasgow and worked extensively in Scotland as an actor and director with The Citizens Theatre, Scottish Opera, TAG, Tron Theatre, Traverse and Dundee Rep as well as STV and BBC Scotland. In pursuit of sunnier climes, Alexis moved to London and the rest is history. Alexis works as an […]

Kim Morrison

ince escaping her native Glasgow (stabbing capital of the UK) and coming to the big smoke to pursue her dreams, Kim discovered she isn’t actually too sure what her dreams are. Still, as an eternal optimist she is thoroughly enjoying exploring her options. Currently you can find Kim working as a desk monkey and teaching […]

Nick Mowbray

Nick has been a jobbing actor and voice-over artiste for more years than he cares to remember. Work is scarce at the moment, so he comes very reasonably priced. Nick’s alcohol dependency and cognitive impairment role plays are a highlight of the course. He enjoys participating in Extreme Psych as some of the roles allow […]

Stuart Owen

Having studied literature and drama at university, Stuart embarked on a runaway career in the theatre. Despite working with quite a few younger versions of actors who went on to become big names, his own theatrical career eventually ran away and he moved into producing radio drama at the BBC. Stuart’s subsequent adventures on the […]

Marian Pashley

Marian works as a role player for many different bodies, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has a very keen interest in psychiatry and mental health. As a performer she is an actor, a comedian and occasional pub quiz host. She also writes for money. Her greatest achievement thus far? Writing and delivering a […]

Barbara Phelps

Barbara has been roleplaying for many years, in mainly medical scenarios, for OSCE’s and teaching sessions, for both students and professionals. As an actor/singer she has appeared on TV, commercials, film and theatre and played two wonderful seasons at Glyndebourne as an 18th Century ‘tart with attitude’ with amazing costumes, company and setting and music […]

Anita Phung

After a short hiatus from Extreme Psychiatry, she’s back with a vengeance! Neets enjoys pretending to be someone else. Many of her friends say she has multiple personalities and quite frankly, we’re not even sure who Neets is… She plays the role of a medical student really well… may be because she might have been […]

Bill Pitcher

In the later stages of his successful career in international management consultancy, Bill studied and obtained his Diploma in Drama at City Lit College in 2011. Since then he has appeared as a member of the City Lit Repertory Company in the sell out play Spirits Within, an adaptation of the Spanish classic play The […]

Tebraiz Shahzad

Tebraiz trained in 2012-13 at Brian Timoney Actors Studio in the Courtyard Theatre . He has also trained at The Actors Gateway and currently does monthly workshops at The Spiritual Psychology of Acting. He has worked in Immersive and Interactive Theatre including You Me Bum Bum Train as well as the lead role of Military […]

Sam Adamson

Sam is currently working with the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company, and has been picking up skills in mental health acting with our team since 2009. He’s particularly good at role-playing psychosis and substance misuse, and we’ve been really impressed with his ability to give insightful feedback to our students, which has made them rethink their […]

Mona Chu

Mona is clueless how she got into theater, but she is now doing her MA in Theater and Performance Studies at King’s College London. In addition to acting, writing and producing plays, she has been running art workshops with the elderly, autistic teenagers, kids, etc. If she’s not doing any of these, she is busy […]

Lucy Dunn

Lucy is a professional owl-keeper, who has taken to acting following her contact with the cast of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. She rarely brings her owls to the sessions, unless they can be incorporated into her Ex Psych role-play. Lucy enjoys singing with her close harmony group, playing the violin and attempting […]

Elfadil Elmahdi

Mild mannered medic by day, Kung Fu panda by night. Well, not quite… A former Peer Facilitator, Elf rejoins the team in 2012 thanks to a serendipitous twist of fate… On the final session of Summer 2011, an Extreme Actor’s train was stopped by lightning as he travelled to the EP classroom. As panic ensued, […]

Naomi Felton

Naomi (otherwise known in selected circles as Ninja Na, or simply Na) has been acting since the age of four, with her debut performance of ‘Lead Daffodil’ whetting her appetite for more. After several more questionable school plays, drama exams and a couple of dodgy renditions of ‘Grease’ she decided that this was surely the […]

Josh Fish

Josh Fish began work as a professional actor at The Young Actors Theatre Company, Cambridge. During his time there, he was a supporting artist in BBC Eastenders and also landed his first major TV role in Nickelodeon’s Genie In The House. Josh went on to study a two year Musical Theatre course at the College […]

Jane Garioni

Jane sat through Yul Bryner and Virginia McKenna’s performance of “The King and I” at the London Palladium when she was a tiny lass and then dreamt of being an actress and marrying a sophisticated bald headed man! She trained at LAMDA after reading Law at University and continued acting whilst qualifying as a lawyer. […]

Becky Golding

Becky worked for many years in the civil service as a procurement manager and now works freelance. She loved acting and drama lessons at school and was really pleased to return to acting in 2000 with the Department of Health drama club (the Carlton Players). Becky performed many different “women on the edge” roles with […]

Hugh Grant-Peterkin

Hugh has been acting since 1998 when he first went to the Edinburgh Festival (with Double Edge Drama Company), having realised that his desire to ‘tread the boards’ outweighed the risk of inevitable humiliation. Since then he has acted with Bristol University Drama Society, King’s Players and SEDOS. Highlights include playing Oedipus in Oedipus Rex […]

Jenny Howe

Jenny heroically acted her socks off most weeks between 2005 and 2011. As a professional role-player for the MRCPsych exams, she was our first actor to take on and develop the mentoring role within the Extreme team, working with our newbie actors to help them get up to speed. In her spare time, Jenny is […]

Tom Hunt

Throughout his school life, Tom’s favourite subject was physics. It was a logical development therefore to go on to read English Literature at university. Upon graduation, he (naturally) joined an engineering firm; sadly, this proved a little too stable, so he decided instead to train for three more years as an actor at the Royal […]

Nell Jerram

Nell trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and worked as a professional actor, mostly touring regional theatres in the UK, for many years. She was introduced to Extreme Psychiatry after touring with Richard in a stage version of Allo, Allo! and has since developed a passion for using drama techniques in a learning environment. […]

Michael Joyce

Despite being a world famous pilot, motorcycle racer and all-round IT guru, Michael decided he needed a challenge. Apparently, sitting in front of people who are trying to work out what’s wrong with him fits the bill. His current mantra is “more energy, more energy.” When not saving the world from IT-related disasters, Michael marvels […]

Florence Kuhfeld

Florence trained at the world-renowned LAMDA. Most recently she performed in A Clockwork Orange with the Lost Theatre and Perdita in a rehearsed reading of A Winter’s Tale, Rose Theatre, Kingston, as well as appearing in John Landis’ film Burke and Hare. Other credits include: Katerina/Juliet in the Shakespeare Shuffle, West London Players; Chorus Leader […]

Nika Novozilova

Nika was born in Latvia to a Russian Hippie and a Ukrainian rock star. Having an adventure-filled childhood and a name that makes most people think “Just do it!”, she had no second thoughts when moving to Denmark to study design and afterwards London to pursue theatre. Trained in ballet and ballroom, Nika had the […]

Julia Ogunmuyiwa

Julia Ogunmuyiwa (aka Dr Jules – tried to be known as the ‘the Fonze’ but sadly this nick name didn’t quite take) is a King’s College alumna and psychiatrist in the making. Julia enjoys cooking, music, dancing and laughing out loud (but feels very strongly about using the term ‘lol’ appropriately). Julia spends her days […]

Naomi Paxton

Naomi trained at Goldsmith’s College and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She acted for Extreme Psychiatry between 2009 and 2013. Performance credits include Shadowlands at the Wyndhams and Novello Theatres, the UK tour of The Vagina Monologues, Amy in Dr Who – Cryptobiosis for BBC Radio and Knickerbocker Glories at the Union […]

Natalie Pereech

Natalie can attest to surviving the Bermuda Triangle (does it even exist?) as she joins us from the luscious shores of the island itself (though she is quick to point out that a triangle has three points and Miami and Puerto Rico should hold two thirds of the responsibility!). She trained at the William Davis […]

Mischa Resnick

Mischa is an Australian actor who relocated to London after several years of trying to coax people off the beaches of sunny Perth and into the theatres with more or less no results. Since his relocation to this more-theatre (and-less-beach) friendly city, he has been working with Flying Dutchman Theatre Company and collaborating with other […]

Richard Tate

Richard has spent 15 years working with students and doctors in most of the teaching hospitals throughout Britain, as a professional medical role-player. He has been the subject of a BBC radio documentary about simulated patient work. He has just finished a three year tour playing Lance Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army, Le Clerc in […]

Margaret Towner

Margaret was a professional patient simulator, though you may recognise her as Jira from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (she’s the only member of our team to feature in the Wookieepedia for which she earns extra Ex Psych kudos points). Other appearances included Little Britain, Doctors, My Hero, and Keeping Up Appearances. […]

Tom Weller

“One of the greatest pleasures in life is to find a group of kindred spirits. This is what I have in the Extreme Psychiatry team. I am proud to be a part of a team that promotes a better understanding of Mental Health and strives to provide cutting edge education in communication to budding Psychiatrists […]