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20083 Yr Acting (Speech and Drama)CCATS Drama College2008, 3 Yr Acting (Speech and Drama)
CCATS Drama College
2006Theatre Skills, Acting, Improvisation, Character Study, Laban, The Method (Lee Strasburg Techniques), Mime, Stage Combat, Audition, ClassicalNorwich Theatre Royal (The Garage)2006, Theatre Skills, Acting, Improvisation, Character Study, Laban, The Method (Lee Strasburg Techniques), Mime, Stage Combat, Audition, Classical
Norwich Theatre Royal (The Garage)
About meI have been involved in Performing Arts for many years, initially inspired by seeing Willy Russell's West End Performance of Blood Brothers. I attended initial Professional Actor Training at Norwich's Theatre Royal (The Garage) and, further inspired by my creative teacher pursued my aspirations of acting and coaching drama. Progressing through individual specialist courses in London and the South East and then into C.C.A.T.S Drama College in Essex I now hold professional accreditation as both Actor & Drama teacher, currently working toward my Licentiate Certification in Speech & Drama (FTCL) from the Trinity College London. With agency representation for Supporting Artiste (SA) & featured acting roles within Theatre, TV / Movie & commercial industries, and acquaintances at the London Film School calling for "short film" production roles, (often sponsored by the British Film Foundation),
I have also appeared in many TV commercials & popular Soaps / Drama's such as "Eastenders" - where I am a regular SA face, & "The Bill", "Londons Burning, and "The Midsomer Murders" as well as new Productions of "Law & Order" (with Bradley Walsh), "Spooks" and "Missing" (Pauline Quirke), "The Hustle", "Todd Margaret", "Miranda", "Babylon", "The Stephen K Amos Show", "Victoria Wood" and "Holby" . Mainstream larger productions have included "Hope & Glory" (Lenny Henry as an ambitious Headteacher), "Sleepyhead" & movies such as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", "The Infidel" (with Omid Djarlili), "Maybe Baby" (directed by Ben Elton), "Sleepy Hollow" (with Johnny Depp.), 2009 Science Fiction movie "Franklyn", British Comedy "Reuniting the Rubins" (Timothy Spall, James Callis and Honor Blackman), "I Anna" (Gabriel Byrne), "Critical" (Sky 1) and "The Last Panther" (Sky Atlantic - John Hurt). I am currently appearing in Government Alcohol awareness campaign "Know your Limits" (throughout 2014/15) and BT Sport commercials running throughout this year.
I am a past member of "Angel in Pockets Productions" (A professional, Multi-media production company based in Essex) where I debuted in an original drama "Dead Cargo" as TV/News anchorman, Malcolm Headley.
As drama teacher at Eastwood Theatre School / Kings performing Arts College in in Southend, I teach Trinity College Curriculum to the Gifted and Talented students in Performing Arts (Drama).
I am a proud Partner and Principal of The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts across x2 locations in Essex (Chelmsford, Brentwood) mentoring many aspects of acting and performance, creating bespoke workshops and having co-produced several large shows (Rocky Horror show, Grease, Carwash)
Trained in both unarmed combat techniques (Stage and Screen) as well as firearms handling with the Essex Police (Firearms division) I also hold certiification as high performance driver (Evasive and high speed) with both Lotus and Prodrive, and I am registered with the BBC as a "Performing Driver"
With enhanced DBS registration spanning many years, with Advanced First Aid Training and accreditation in "Safechild" Social Media and Internet awareness for young and vulnerable people, I have also recently applied as professional Chaperone for young professional performers around the UK.
Equity Membership - M00298057
MFAA (BECTU) Membership - D0528522
Member of the International Association of Press Photographers (I.A.P.P.)
Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (R.S.A.)
My interestsDrama, Acting, Theatre, Television and movies, Teaching, Scuba Diving, Cars and Driving, Computers, Stage Combat, Firearms
Television experienceTV commercials:
Werthers Originals Sweets
Know Your Limits (Government Alcohol Awareness campaign)
British Telecom Sports Channel
Soaps and TV Series: Actor or Supporting Artiste
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Ashes to Ashes
Eastenders (Regular SA)
Law and Order
Missing (Pauline Quirke)
Hope and Glory (Lenny Henry)
Waking the Dead
Stephen K Amos Show
Victoria Woods Christmas Special
The Last Panthers
Good Morning Britain (live TV)
Movies: Actor / Supporting Artiste
Maybe Baby (Directed by Ben Elton)
Sleepy Hollow" (Directed by Tim Burton)
Franklyn (Directed by Gerald McMorrow.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
28 Days Later
Reuniting The Rubins - Comedy (Cannes film festival).
Gullivers Travels (with Jack Black)
I Anna (Gabrielle Byrne)
X-Men First Class (James McAvoy)
World War Z
The Last Day
A Million Words
Modelling experienceBusiness Today magazine
Tetley Tea London Bus Poster Campaign
British Telecom - Stills for internal corporate publication
Acting experienceThe Gift (London Film School)
Corporate Video: Actor
British Telecom Corporate Training Video
Cash on Delivery (Michael Cooney)- Dr Chapman - Awarded "Best Supporting Actor"
Dads Army Stage Production
German U-Boat Commander ("Dont tell him your name Pike") in The Deadly Attachment.
The Godiva Affair - As the Town Clerk
Communicating Doors - Alan Ayckbourne
as Harold Palmer.
Fawlty Towers - Mr Hutchinson in The Hotel Inspector
Dark Justice (by Jamie Henshall and Sian Mayoh) as News Anchor man Malcolm Hedley.
Sweeney Todd Horror Production - The Coalhouse Fort Project.
Double - Danny Kirrane - Critical
Body Double - Ray Winstone - Sexy Beast
Specific SkillsDrama Teacher and Principal of The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts - Essex
Performance / Specialist Driver (Trained by Lotus / Prodrive) - Registered with the BBC
Stage Combat (unarmed)
Professional Photographer (Specialist in Theatre / Performing Arts)
Firearms experience (handgun and rifle)
Interesting Past ExperiencesTrack Driving with Tiff Needell.
Creative Director - Coalhouse Fort Halloween Event (last three years)
Creative Director "Infected" (Secret Nuclear Bunker)
Assistant Director - Hi-De-Hi
Director - Thalians Theatre Company - Terry Pratchett's "Carpe Jugulum"
Body Double casting for Ray Winstone.
Action scenes in Law and Order where asked to jump on the front of a moving custody van and instigate a riot.
Featured actor / prisoner - Automatic weapons experience and helicopter action "The Last Panthers"
Body Double (Entire series) for Danny Kirrane "Critical" - Sky 1
Body Double Ray Winstone - Sexy Beast
- Interested in
- Acting Auditions, Documentaries / Real Life, Entertainment Shows, Extra/Background Artist, Modelling
- Personal Interests
- Cars, Charity, Children, Comedy, Holidays, Music, Supernatural, Travel
- Marital Status
- Current Student
- Drinking habits
- Driving Licences
- Standard, Precision Driver
- Languages Spoken
- Physical build
- Hair Length