C.V. January 2015

 

AGE: 62
HEIGHT: 5′ 10″
BUILD: medium
EYES: grey/green
HAIR: short, grey

IN BRIEF:

62 year old actor with a varied career spanning over 36 years. Began 1976 in weekly rep at Frinton Summer Theatre and from there graduated to many touring, rep and fringe productions, culminating in membership of the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.

Many appearances in television and film, in such shows as ‘Casualty’,‘The Bill’ and ‘The Royal’. Most recently, lead role in major BBC ‘Doctors’ storyline, culminating in the 3,000th episode. To be shown August/September 2015

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

VOICE:
Mid-range pleasant RP
Dialects: most on commission but particularly Yorkshire, London, Irish (S) and Isle of Man
Singing: Light Baritone but also strong character rock/ballads – familiar with performing live in rock band context

SKILLS:
Accomplished rock/blues lead guitarist
Golf
(Good, classic swing)
Archery (Modern target & medieval longbow)
Video Production (all areas inc. video cameraman, non-linear editing etc.)
Full Driving License.

Also experience as recording studio proprietor.

FILM

Darkest Hour (2017) ‘Equerry to George VI’ – director: Joe Wright
In Darkness
(2017) ‘The Composer’ – director: Anthony Byrne
In the Name of Ben Hur 
(2016) ‘Cassius’ – director:Mark Adkins
Priest (2012) ‘Joe’ – director: Josh Hutt
Architects (2012) ‘Terry Fletcher’ – director: James Hill
A Swift Change (2012) ‘Marsden’ – director: Simon Cox
Broken Society (2012) ‘PC Dalgliesh’ – director: Neil Reidman

TELEVISION

Black Mirror Hated in the Nation (Season 2 Ep.3) ‘Government Official’ Director: James Hawes
Doctors
Episodes 71-91 (Series 17 TX Aug/Sept 2015) ‘Superintendent Desmond Noakes’ – Director: various – BBC
The Scandalous Lady W
  (2014, TV Movie) – ‘Dr. Osborn’  director: Sheree Folkson – Wall to Wall for BBC2

Previously: THE ROYAL Series 3 Ep. 11, ‘The Reckoning’ Directed by Graeme Harper. Part played: Mr Blackwood. Also various roles in LONDONS BURNING, CASUALTY, THE BILL, HOUSE OF WINDSOR, VANITY FAYRE, BERGERAC, LONDON IS DROWNING. COMMERCIALS FOR: Polo Mints, Dairy Box, Manchester Evening News, Berni Inns, Black & Decker, Westbury Homes, Long Life, British Midland Airways, National & Provincial Building Soc.

THEATRE

Coventry Belgrade Theatre

Belgrade ‘Unplugged’ (2013) Extracts from ‘The Prodigals’, ‘Charlie Peace – His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend’, ‘One Night in November’, and ‘The Alchemist’.

National Theatre

Skylight (West End run at Albery) – ‘Tom Sergeant’ (understudying Bill Nighy) – director: Richard Eyre
La Grande Magia – ‘Robert Magliano’ – director: Richard Eyre
Machinal – ‘The Foreman’ – director: Stephen Daldry
Inadmissible Evidence – ‘Bill Maitland’ (Understudying Trevor Eve) – director: Di Trevis
Arcadia – ‘Bernard Nightingale’ (understudying Bill Nighy) – director: Trevor Nunn

Royal Shakespeare Company

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – ‘Robert Enfield’ – director: David Wood
Richard II – ‘Surrey’ – director: Ron Daniels
Two Shakespearian Actors – ‘John Sefton’ – director: Roger Michell
King Lear – ‘Lear’s Gentleman’ – director: Nick Hytner
Troilus & Cressida – ‘Helenus’ – director: Sam Mendes
Twelfth Night – ‘Fabian’ – director: Stephen Rayne
The Tempest – ‘Sprite/Mariner’ – director: Nick Hytner
The Plantagenets – ‘Mayor of London’ – director: Adrian Noble

Cheltenham Everyman

The Crucible – ‘John Proctor’ – director: John Doyle

Other theatre work:

At Folkestone Leas Pavillion, Vienna’s English Theatre, Colchester Mercury, Frinton-on-Sea Summer Theatre, Taunton, Edinburgh Fringe, RSC West End. PLAYS INCLUDE: Spring & Port Wine, Suddenly at Home, The Gentle Hook, There Goes the Bride, The Chiltern Hundreds, Enemy, Measure for Meaure, Mother Goose, Duchess of Malfi, The Crucible, The Rivals, Toad of Toad Hall, Alice in Wonderland, The Fantasticks, Merchant of Venice, The King and I, Alladin, The Glass Menagerie, The Norman Conquests, Twelfth Night, Molly, Dangerous Corner, Privates on Parade.

 TRAINING

1974-1975 Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama

1978-1979 London International Film School (sort of ‘actor in residence’)

LINKS

IMBd page

   

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