Ashlyns pupils learn some A-list moves from trainer of Robert Downey Jr and Johnny Depp

Dan Kamin visited Ashlyns School
Dan Kamin visited Ashlyns School

A performance artist swapped A-list Hollywood stars for pupils at Ashlyns School recently.

Dan Kamin, who trained Robert Downey Jr for his Oscar-nominated role in Chaplin and created Johnny Depp’s comedy moves for film Benny and Joon, held a ‘Slick Moves Theatre Workshop’ at the school.

A class of 70 drama pupils watched in awe as Mr Kamin – who has toured his show Comedy in Motion across the USA – performed ‘The Illusionist’, followed by a mime and physical theatre workshop. He then held a question and answer session for sixth form students.

Mr Kamin dropped by to the school in Berkhamsted because he was rehearsing in nearby London for two shows at the Cinema Museum in Lambeth.

The shows – staged earlier this month – marked the centenary celebrations of Chaplin’s iconic ‘Little Tramp’ character.