Eric Loren trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. As an actor he has worked extensively in feature films, TV and theatre in the West End, Royal Court, Hampstead, Soho, Bush and toured more places than he’d care to mention. He has played leads in World and British premieres and award-winning dramas.
Eric recently worked as a developmental producer/writer with DNA Films/TV and writer Kerry Peers on Becoming Boudica – a new TV series based on the Manda Scott novels. He has just completed writing and directing ‘Barclaycard Experience’ and ‘Barclaycard 2025’, their new “digital vision of the future”. He premiered his first short, Cracked Eggs in 2007 at the British Film Party in Cannes and was in competition in five International Film Festivals. He is currently producing the feature length documentary The Double Life of Norman Wexler, based on the life of the two-time Academy-nominated screenwriter Norman Wexler directed by award-winning photographer Jillian Edelstein and is co-producing the feature version ‘Wexler’.
Eric just developed and directed the World premiere of Horseshoes for Hand Grenades by Richard D. Cushing at the East Riding Theatre, Yorkshire. He also re-directed Let It Be at the Savoy Theatre in the West End, where his changes were implemented in the Broadway show and on tour.
As resident director of the Theatre of Eternal Values, Eric has directed TEV’s Shakespeare’s Women at the Milano Teatro Filodrammatici in Milan, Italy, which was selected for the World Fringe Festival in Rome and the Bitola Shakespeare Festival in Macedonia. The play has also toured in Slovakia and Austria and throughout Italy. Previously for TEV, he directed Eternity in an Hour at the Swiss National Theatre, Turkish National Theatres and New York International Fringe Festival and re-directed William Blake’s Divine Humanity for the Blake 250 Theatre Festival at the Charing Cross Theatre in London’s West End. Eric was a co-founder of the White Knuckle Theatre Company with Steve Jones and directed the stage version of Cracked Eggs and Charlie Don’t Surf at the Finborough Arms and Old Red Lion Theatres.
He currently teaches voice acting and is a visiting director at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where he has directed A Lie of the mind, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Butterfly Kiss, When the Rain Stops Falling, Bus Stop, and A View From the Bridge.