Rachel Bown-Williams, BA | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Rachel Bown-Williams, BA

Job title

Stage and Screen Combat tutor


Rachel Bown-Williams has been teaching on various courses at Central since 2005. She is also a founder and director of RC-ANNIE Ltd, established in 2005 with Ruth Cooper-Brown.

Rachel trained as an Actress at Rose Bruford College, London before training as a British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) Teacher. She currently holds the position of Training Officer for the BADC and was made the first female BADC Examiner in 2013.

Rachel is a Fellow of The Winston Churchill Memorial Foundation, and her teaching takes her all over the world. She has been an invited instructor for several years at the following events: Paddy Crean – (Banff Centre, Canada) Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Romania, SAFD Winter Wonderland Workshop, Chicago, America, NSFS Stage combat workshop, Sweden and Shauspeilhaus in Salzburg, Austria.

Funding Awards

Winston Churchill Memorial Foundation


BA Hons Acting

BADC Examiner and Teacher

Black Belt Shotokan Karate

5* Fencing in Epee, Sabre

Level 1 coaching Certificate in Foil


Theatre credits include: The James Plays (National Theatre Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival/National Theatre of Great Britain), Bakersfield Mist (Sonia Friedman Productions), Garw (Theatr Bara Caws), Y Negesydd (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), A Handful of Stars (Theatre503), MOJO (Sonia Friedman Productions), Once a Catholic (Tricycle Theatre), Jason (English Touring Opera), Aristocrats (Clwyd Theatr Cymru) Bracken Moor (Shared Experience/The Tricycle Theatre), Salt, Root and Roe (Clwyd Theatr Cymru), Paper Dolls and (The Tricycle Theatre) Snow Queen (Trestle Theatre) Film credits include: Myrrdin (Movieworks) Howl (Silver Bullet Films), Cryptic (next level Films) Down dog (Apropos Productions) Suspension of Disbelief (Content Film) The Seasoning House (Sterling Pictures) City Slacker (Tornado Films) Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (Yellow knife) Deviation (Silver Leaf pictures) iLL Manors (Microwave)


Acting - Classical, MA

Acting - Contemporary, MA