Roderick has a wide range of professional performance credits as an actor on film, TV, commercial, documentary, radio and stage. His training started with The National Film Board in Toronto as principal actor in the short Nothing Personal. He brings over thirty-five years of experience as director, writer, actor, and is in his ninth year as artistic director for Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People. Recent film credits include The Rose Parade, A Fixer Upper Mystery, Game of Love for Hallmark films, the award winning Near Silence by Ana De Lara, War of the Worlds for Alliance Films, local commercials for CTV, film festival shorts, music videos and many industrial projects.
Roderick is a member of the Canadian Actors Equity Association, ACTRA and UBCP. For twenty-five years, he has inspired, motivated and mentored his students, with many of them moving onto the National Theatre School, Ryerson School of Performance, Studio 58, Canadian College of Performing Arts, and the University of Victoria. Roderick has been teaching performance and audition technique for the Victoria Academy of Performing Arts for five years and is excited to bring his direct, honest approach to performance, helping actors recognize their natural talents, and at the same time challenging the actor to grow and take risks in a safe learning environment.
“Roderick is one of the most dedicated and inspiring teachers I have ever observed, and his discipline and high standards are most commendable. He has a terrific track record of providing the highest quality of instruction, and always approaches his work as a teacher with the same enthusiasm and commitment he brings to his professional work as an actor, director and writer. His knowledge and experience are generously shared with his students, and although he demands the best from them he is always both approachable and available. I cannot pay him any higher compliment than to say that, as an instructor, he is someone I look up to for insight and inspiration.”
Ian Ferguson – Creative Director, Less Bland Productions Inc., CHEK Media Group
“As a director, Roderick continually pushes me beyond what I believe I can accomplish as an actor and through his trust and believing in me, he helps me become the character I never thought I could be. As a teacher, Roderick’s encouragement and knowledge, as well as his humour makes every class so much fun. I’ve learned so much from him as an acting coach and as a director. Working with Roderick always brings a smile in my life.”
Aly Tisdale – Actor, Victoria
“Roderick Glanville has trained me for several years, and has always been a large inspiration. He has taught me to always think outside the box and be truly creative with my work. This is in fact what has lead me to creating my own performances, which is now what I am specializing in. Roderick has showed me to perform without fear or boundaries and truly enjoy and be confident in my work.
Bronwyn McCleod – Actor, Victoria
“Roderick Glanville has taught us to look inside ourselves to find our characters instead of looking at others. He has also taught us to help our fellow actors in a scene if they are struggling. His technique is not to teach us how to be the character in our scene, but how to shape ourselves in whatever way we want so that it not only is amazing, it’s ours. I can speak for the rest of the class when I say that Roderick Glanville is the reason we will have careers in acting.”
Emily Van Oosten – Actor, Victoria
“Roderick has been an amazing influence on my development as a young actor. He has helped me focus my energy in a positive and creative way.”
Stuart Cameron – Actor, Victoria