I’m an actor and scriptwriter, who occasionally dabbles in musical instruments and stage combat. I was born in Toronto, Canada (Canadian Dad/English Mum), and moved to Brighton when I was three. I think the creative city infused itself into me, as I grew up loving the arts. I started acting at a young age, appearing in all the school plays from infant school up. I studied performing arts throughout my school years and completed a three year degree in Acting for Theatre, Film, and Television at the Arts University Bournemouth. I now live and work in London.
Some of my favourite roles to date have been Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet”, Lord Darlington in “Lady Windermere’s Fan”, Jonathan Harker in “Dracula”, Brutus in “Julius Caesar”, “Paul” in the Van d’Or nominated feature film “Pictures of Lily”, and Prospero in Green Girl Production’s “The Tempest” last year. I am currently writing a play and a short film script.
Loyal, entertaining, and hirsute.
I’d love to have a crack at Hamlet (which actor doesn’t!), but my dream role would be Prince Harry/Hal/King Henry V in Shakespeare’s Henriad trilogy: Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. I love the journey (from boy to man, from Prince to monarch) that he goes on, the thrilling battle scenes, and the soaring, rousing speeches (“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; or he today that sheds his blood with me hall be my brother”, “Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more”). I saw Jamie Parker play the role at The Globe (with Roger Allam as Falstaff), was a fan of the BBC’s “The Hollow Crown” starring Tom Hiddleston, and I hope to see Jude Law in the role at the Noel Coward Theatre.
I have several favourite musicals (“Les Miserables”, “Into The Woods”, “The Lion King”, “Once”), but a musical and song that will always stay with me is “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” – “Any Dream Will Do”, as Joseph was my first leading role in a production (at Secondary School), and it was my epiphany moment that I wanted to be an actor.