The two-time Oscar winner will be among the first teachers on the online platform alongside Serena Williams and James Patterson.

Based in San Francisco, MasterClass aims to curate a programme of sessions involving the best in their fields.

“We’re students,” said Hoffman, who will teach an acting class. “The first year. The first five years, the first 10 years. We’re students after 50 years. 

“I never like to give advice, but I wanted to teach what I wish someone had taught me.”

Jay Roach and Bill Guttentag will direct the first set of classes.

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