About Me

Originally from the UK and UK Theatre School trained, I am an experienced actor now based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I have worked on TV, stage and film. I've also worked behind the camera, and have edited stuff ranging from16mm film right up to using Adobe Premiere, so I'm familiar with what works on screen. I caught the acting bug at an early age, playing my first role (of Santa) in a festive version of Sleeping Beauty at Primary School. After many years away from actually performing, I quit my job as a Drama teacher, and returned to my main passion. I act where and when I can, while trying to avoid the men in white coats…

Height: 6'2" 1.88m
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: White
​Location: Christchurch, NZ

Film

2018 | The Stolen - Digger Joe   

Cork Films, Dir. Niall Johnson - CHCH  NZ 

1986 | Back of Beyond - Sir Alfred/P.C. Alan Talbot 

CCFP Films, Dir. David Calladine - UK 

Short Film

2013 | Dopra: San Pedro - Old Man 

Film 7 Video Ltd., Dir. Julian Vares - CHCH NZ

2013 | Is Love Enough? - Soap Father

The Eh Team (V48Hours Finalists), Dir. Julian Vares - CHCH  NZ

2012 |  The Burn - Mayor

2010 | The Real Story of Moses - Moses  (Lead) 

2009 | Made Up - Alex Puddle (Lead)                         

           (V48Hours Best Actor CHCH region)

Otherside, Dir Kim Georgine - CHCH  NZ

Dir. Zac Bennett-Knight - CHCH NZ

Apollyon Productions, Dir Kim Georgine - CHCH  NZ

2008 | Le Trap - Jacques (Lead) 

Global Heat Productions, Dir. Thomas Kaestner - CHCH  NZ

2007 | The Mutant Strand - Prof. Dover (Lead) 

Upshots Productions, Dir Debbie Klausen - CHCH  NZ 

2007 | Ivory - The Mime (Supporting role)

NZBS, Dir. Nathan McKinnon - CHCH  NZ

2006 | Unhinged - Hypnotherapist

NZBS, Dir. Luke Harris - CHCH  NZ

Television

2015 | Te Radar's Chequered Past: Derring Do

          - Gordon Lukey 

Zeitgeist Productions Ltd, Peter Bell - CHCH  NZ

1985 | First Among Equals - Rev. Grey

Granada TV, Dir. Brian Mills - UK

1985 | Only Fools And Horses, To Hull and Back                 - Man kissing Rodney's Girlfriend (Uncredited)

BBC TV, Dir. Ray Butt - UK

Presenting

2019 | Tracpoint Presenter/Mouse - Presenter

Allied Press Media, Dir. Mark McNeill - CHCH  NZ

2018 | Prison Escape Room - The Warden

Crate Escape Ltd, Dir. Logan McMillan  - CHCH NZ

2018 | Riccarton House Ghost Tour - Dr. Wild

NO Productions Theatre, Dir. Nataliya Oryschuck  - CHCH  NZ

2018 | Neff Cooking Theatre - MC

The CHCH Food Show 2018, North Port Events Ltd - CHCH  NZ

2017 | Riccarton House Ghost Tour - Dr. Wild

NO Productions Theatre, Dir. Nataliya Oryschuck  - CHCH  NZ

2012 | Census 2013 Training DVD - Presenter

1986 | Electricity Board Video Disc - Presenter

1985 | In Persuit of Excellence - Chief Boffin

Orly Productions, Dir. John Griffin - CHCH  NZ

Videodem Ltd, Leeds UK

Pyramid Communications, Leeds UK

Stage

2019 | Nevermore: (Poe Stories) - Lord Ravencourt

No Productions Theatre, Dir. Nataliya Oryschuck - Oamaru  NZ

2019 |  Unoriginal Sin, Bill Adams

Brick Road Productions, Dir.Doug Clarke - CHCH  NZ

2018 | Nevermore: (Poe Stories) - Lord Ravencourt

2018 | The Woman In Black - The Actor

2017 | A Sorcerer's Appendix - King/Old Man

No Productions Theatre, Dir. Nataliya Oryschuck - CHCH  NZ

No Productions Theatre, Dir. Nataliya Oryschuck - CHCH  NZ

No Productions Theatre, Dir. David Allen - CHCH  NZ

2017 | Forget Me Knot - Robert Zeinfeld

2017 | Unforgotten - Prof. Olsen

2016 | King Lear - Lear

Brick Road Productions, Dir. Barry Goode - CHCH  NZ

NO Productions Theatre, Dir. Georgina Marie - CHCH  NZ

Canterbury Repertory, Dir. Julian Anderson - CHCH  NZ

2016 | Weird Tales of Midwinter - Dr. Coppelius 

NO Productions Theatre, Dir. Yvette Bensemann - CHCH  NZ

2016 | Lover Boy - Johnny Bordeaux

Brick Road Productions, Dir. Doug Clarke - CHCH  NZ

2015 | Casting the Runes - Mr. Karswell

No Productions Theatre, Dir Nataliya Oryschuck - CHCH  NZ

2015 | Richard III - Clarence & Buckingham

Canterbury Repertory, Dir. Julian Anderson - CHCH  NZ

2014 | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Big Daddy

2014 | Second Thoughts - Henry

Canterbury Repertory, Dir. Annette Searle - CHCH  NZ

Brick Road Productions, Dir. Heather Giles - CHCH  NZ

2014 | Whistle and I'll Come to You - Mr. Barnes

NO Productions Theatre, Dir. Kim Georgine - CHCH  NZ

2014 | The Tempest - Prospero 

Top Dog Theatre Co, Dir. Nikki Bleyendaal - CHCH  NZ

2013 | The Rise and Fall of Little Voice - Ray Say

Canterbury Repertory, Dir. Tom Vavasour - CHCH  NZ

2013 | Someone Who'll Watch Over Me - Edward

2013 | Wind in the Willows - Badger & Otter

2012 | Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell - Jeffrey Bernard

Elmwood Players, Dir. Marilyn Ollett - CHCH  NZ

CHCH City Council Summer Theatre, Dir. Hallam & Clarke -  NZ

Elmwood Players, Dir. Heather Giles - CHCH  NZ

2012 | Julius Caesar - Brutus

Canterbury Repertory, Dir. Julian Anderson - CHCH  NZ

2011 | Hamlet - The Player

Canterbury Repertory, Dir. Robert Gilbert - CHCH  NZ

2011 | Popcorn - Karl Brezner

Top Dog Theatre Co, Dir. Derek Doddington - CHCH  NZ

2011 | A Midsummer Night's Dream - Bottom

Top Dog Theatre Co, Dir. Jay Versteeg - CHCH  NZ

2010 | Isolation - Alfred

Loopen Theatre Co, Dir. Lisa Norriss - Touring Sth Island NZ

2006 | A Christmas Carol - Scrooge

Kerikeri Players, Dir. Russell Harris - B.O.I.  NZ

2005 | Noise off - Lloyd the director

Kerikeri Players, Dir. Pauline Wetton - B.O.I. NZ

1984 | The Elephant Man - Dr. Treves 

Judy Dench Theatre, Dir. Graham Ash - CHCH  NZ

Web

2018 | Banqer: Insurance  - VO

Snorkel Creative Video, Dir. Logan McMillan - CHCH  NZ

Interactive teaching aid

2015 | One Hell of a Poltergeist Experience  

Little Sister Films, Dir. Logan McMillan - CHCH  NZ

- The Psychic  Interactive promo for Hell Pizza/Poltergeist Movie

2010 | Deliver Me To Hell - Photocopier Guy 

Little Sister Films, Dir. Logan McMillan - CHCH  NZ

Interactive promo for Hell Pizza

Commercials

2020 | Ethique Concentrate Campaign - VO

Resonate Productions, Dir Zac Bennett-Knight  - CHCH  NZ

2016-19 | Regular Radio Ads - Various

NZME  - CHCH  NZ

2019 | Netherglade - Game Promo - VO 

KH Media, Dir. Kuzwane Holder - CHCH  NZ

2018 | Coffeys Tourism Property Brokers - VO

HC Media, Dir. Hayden Cook - CHCH  NZ

2017 | Various - VO

2016 | Various - VO

2015 | Various - VO

2014 | Total Realty 1% Campaign - Ray

2013 | Hep C Awareness  -  Man in White Top

1995 | Telecom - Talking Pages  - VO

1995 | Initial Homes - VO

Allied Star Media, Dir Mark McNeill - CHCH  NZ

Allied Star Media, Dir Mark McNeill - CHCH  NZ

CTV, Dir Mark McNeill - CHCH  NZ

Platform Media, Dir Campbell Platt - CHCH  NZ

Platform Media, Dir Campbell Platt - CHCH  NZ

Imagic - CHCH  NZ

Imagic - CHCH  NZ

Directing 

2018 | A Picasso

NO Productions Theatre Co. The Art Gallery - CHCH  NZ

2016 | The Turn of the Screw

NO Productions Theatre Co.  Isaac Theatre Royal - CHCH  NZ

& Ink Box Theatre, The Opera House   -  Oamaru NZ

2005 | The Actor's Nightmare

Kerikeri Players, The Turner Centre - Kerikeri  NZ

2004 | Two Women and a Chair

Kerikeri Players, Wharepuke Hall - Kerikeri  NZ

Training &
Workshops

2019 | DEGNZ: Directing Intimacy Workshop

2018 | Equity: Casting Workshop 

2019 | DEGNZ: Rehearsal Room Workshop

Chris Dudman/Tema Pua - ​CHCH  NZ

Louise Leitch - CHCH NZ

Liz Mullane and Rachel Bullock - CHCH  NZ 

2018 | Equity: Casting Workshop 

Miranda Rivers, The Casting Company - CHCH  NZ

2017 | Equity: Comedy Master Class

Danny Mulheron - CHCH   NZ

2017 | Equity: Acting Master Class

Jennifer Ward-Lealand - ​CHCH  NZ

2017 | DEGNZ: Rehearsal Room Workshop

Gillian Ashurst/Tema Pua - ​CHCH  NZ

2017 | Equity: Voice For Film

Cameron Rhodes - ​CHCH  NZ

2017 | Equity: Audition technique

Stuart Turner - ​CHCH   NZ

2015 | Equity: The Art of Acting

Jennifer Ward-Lealand - ​CHCH  NZ

2015 | Equity: Screen Acting Master Class

Miranda Harcourt - ​CHCH   NZ

2014 | DEGNZ: Rehearsal Room Workshop

Gillian Ashurst/David McPhail - ​CHCH  NZ

2014 | Equity: Voice & Performance Workshop

Jane Oakshot, MBE - ​CHCH  NZ

2014 | Equity: Casting Workshop

Matt & Mike Dwyer, Barefoot Casting - ​CHCH  NZ

1998 | Basic Stage Combat

Tony Wolf - Kaikohe NZ

1984 | Post Grad. Acting

Mountview Theatre School - London UK

1982 | B.A. (Hons) Drama

Loughborough University - Loughborough UK

1981 | Radio Acting Workshop

Roger Pine, BBC Radio - Leicester UK

1979 | TV Acting Workshop

David Coulter, London Weekend TV - Leicester UK

Special Skills

Native accent - British

Others: Std American, Yorkshire, Nth Irish, London and French

Can wear contacts

Prepared to dye/shave hair

Member NZ and British Actor’s Equity

Mime. Swimmer. Clean Driver's Licence

Experience editing 16mm film (Steenbeck)

Experience editing video (Adobe Premiere and Premiere Elements)

Experience rigging, maintaining & operating theatre lighting & sound

Experience operating sound studio (up to 16 track)

Former volunteer St. John ambulance driver – Cert. Defensive Driving and Cert. Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (expired)

Clean driving Licence with F (Forklift) endorsement 

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