Martin Nigel Davey: Writer and actor.

When he first started acting, Martin Davey was told that, because he had trouble with reading in school, he could never act.

While acting as a teenager I was put off by people saying if you cannot read the script quickly you will never get a part, but glad to say I returned to the acting world at 30 and have met and worked with a lot of talented people.

However, the handsome British actor and director of highly acclaimed short films did not see it that way.  In fact, having embraced his dyslexia he incorporated into his acting method.

Director Ria Richardson points out

Although Martin is slightly dyslexic this is not a weakness but his strength. He may take longer with the script but his characters once built are without exception totally believable and real. His strengths lie in improvising the scenes and characterization. He is a joy to work with.

Improvisation only works if it enhances the character or the scene. As I’m dyslexic I like to learn the role first then add the correct lines after I’ve got the character. This is why improvisation suits me a bit better and I have been fortunate that directors have been happy to support me with this approach.

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