Jesper Trier Gissel began training film actors at Nørgaards Højskole in 2006. He soon took his point of departure in the simple but powerful, intuitive approach developed by Harold Guskin and dedicated his work to develop a course which could stay as true as possible to Guskin’s principles while accomodating a classroom full of actors. "The Generous Actor" contains a complete description of the course he now teaches (including his exercise flow choreography) and also his thoughts on art and acting developed over years of both academic studies, acting, and especially training actors. At this point Gissel has turned out a number of actors appearing and starring in Danish television and movie theatres and has established an solid network of directors, actors, casters, and producers in the Danish movie and television business.
"The Generous Actor" also contains endorsements from a number of actors, directors, and acting coaches calling Gissel’s work, ‘useful and liberating for readers and actors‘, ‘a non-method that avoids the restraining rules of technique and liberates the artistic creativity of the individual’ and ‘no bullshit acting’.Among these are Danish Academy Award Nominee , Claes Quaade and life-long producer/director, Steen Herdel. For more information and full endorsements, visit www.facebook.com/thegenerousactor/