The school, based in Ealing, is a spin-off from the prestigious www.ActorPrepares.co.uk academy in Mumbai, India.
Bollywood star Anupam Kher is among actors and film-makers teaching the intensive three-month course. He said: "To me anybody who lies can act."
London's Actor Prepares school aims to teach 100 students per year, all from the UK or US. The course costs £4,000.
Over a period of three months, the intensive full-time professional course will provide specialist training in acting for anyone with the passion and talent to succeed. Classes will be held by industry professionals who will teach their craft through theories, games, exercises and extensively filmed practicals. In addition, students will receive invaluable advice from Bollywood celebrities, who will share their on-the-job experiences and offer tips for success. Above all, each student will receive individual guidance and counselling from India’s most successful, trained teacher-actor, Anupam Kher, throughout the programme. Mr Kher has performed in 376 movies including Bend It Like Beckham.
To cater for the entertainment industry’s growing demands for trained actors, Actor Prepares also offers a one month, evening part-time programme.
The school is a partnership between Actor Prepares, regeneration agency Heathrow City Partnership and the Ealing Institute of Media at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College.