Brendan McCoyPro

Leeds, United Kingdom

Model, Actor, Dancer

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Brendan is a professional Actor with over 10 years diverse experience. He trained at Bretton Hall for his BA(Hons) Degree in Acting and has a Gold Medal in Acting from LAMDA. His performances have been called: "Fantastic" & "Wonderful" By the late Oscar Nominated Actor & Director Dennis Hopper and he has a RTS Award for the Short 'Greasepaint'. Brendan has appeared in National Advertising Campaigns for leading brands, in European and UK Theatre Tours, On Live Radio, In Music Videos, In Feature Films and Live Events and as a Cabaret Compere and Performer. He has worked with such Film and Television companies as: Warner Brothers, Universal, Vertigo Films, Film Four, Talkback Thames, Hat Trick Productions, Endemol, BBC, M&C Saatchi, Serious Pictures, Hardy Pictures, ITV, Urban Apache Films, and many more. In Theatre he has worked with the National Theatre of Wales, Theatre Clwyd, Wakefield Theatre Royal, The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Leeds City Varieties, and many more.

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Physical Details

Height
182 cm / 6ft 0in
Shoe size
13.0 UK / 14.0 US / 49.5 Euro
Weight
over 120 kg / 264 lbs
Hair colour
Brown
Ethnicity
White / Caucasian
Hair length
Long
Skin colour
White
Hair type
Wavy
Eye colour
Green

Experience

2013
  • Rockstar's Dark Xmas, Cabaret Sideshow, Rockstar Games : Baron Balzac (Compere/Master of Ceremonies), Leeds, UK
  • A Christmas Carol (Abridged), Grassington Dickensian Festival, Sneaky Experience : The Spirit Of Christmas Present, Leeds, UK
  • Murder Under The Mistletoe, Event, Take 2 Yorkshire : DC Charles Benedict, Leeds, UK
  • Terminal, UK Theatre Tour, Whiteface Theatre : Amos Brown, Leeds, UK
  • Men Of History, History Channel Commercial Advertisement, A & E Network : Willie 'Duck Dynasty', London, UK
  • Murder In The Workhouse, Event, Take 2 Yorkshire : DC Charles Benedict, Leeds, UK
  • Comedy Of Errors, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Aegeon, Liverpool, UK
  • Handpicked Hall, Street Theatre, WYTN : Town Crier, Leeds, UK
  • Tomorrow And Tomorrow, Short Film, JT Productions : Macbeth, Leeds, UK
  • Dr Sketchy's, Live Art Modelling and Performance : The Duelist, Leeds, UK
  • An Evening of Chap-Hop with Professor Elemental, Wolfegang Cabaret : Baron Balzac (Compere/Master of Ceremonies), Leeds, UK
  • First Tea Company Enlistment, Street Theatre, The Island of Dr Geof. : Bunnery Field Marshall, Leeds, UK
2012
  • Rockin' Xmas, Event, Elizibeth Arden : The Tattooist (Compere), London, UK
  • Dark Dark Cabaret, Burlesque Cabaret Sideshow, Monkeypaw : Madam De LaLoony: Psychic, Fortune Teller and Bearded Lady, Leeds, UK
  • Foolish Men, Theatre/Live Art Performance : Foolish Man, Leeds, UK
  • Chills In The Chapel, Horror Film Festival, Sneaky Experience : Baron Balzac (Compere/Master of Ceremonies), Leeds, UK
  • Peter Pan, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Wee Hamish, Liverpool, UK
  • Tales From The Red Barn, Live Radio Play, Horror, ELFM : Multiple Roles, Leeds, UK
  • Left In Pieces, Rehearsed Reading, Seven Arts Theatre, Emerge Festival Production : Vicar, Leeds, UK
  • Paradise, Rehearsed Reading, Seven Arts Theatre, Emerge Festival Production : Mike, Leeds, UK
  • Away With The Faeries, Rehearsed Reading, Seven Arts Theatre, Emerge Festival Production : Bill, Leeds, UK
  • Hypnosis, Short Film, Drama, Weyra Productions : Detective John Baptiste, Leeds, UK
  • Overworlds & Underworlds, Event Theatre, Leeds Canvas & London 2012 Cultural Olympaid : The Water Guardian, Leeds, UK
  • You: The Player, Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse & Look Left Look Right : The Butcher, Leeds, UK
  • The Golden Rules, Webseries, Comedy, 194 Creative & Junction 9 Studios : Rusty, London, UK
  • Ten, Short Film, Drama, The National Media Museum : Dave, Bradford, UK
  • Mikki Rikkie - She's Pregnant Now, Music Video, Junction 9 Studios : Rusty, London, UK
  • Mikki Rikkie - Tits, Music Video, Junction 9 Studios : Rusty, London, UK
2011
  • Snow White And The Huntsman, Feature Film, Fantasy Adventure, Universal Studios : Warrior (Duke's Army), London, UK
  • The Zombie King, Feature Film, Comedy Horror, Northern Girl Proudutions : Soul 1 (Zombie King's Henchman), Somerset, UK
  • Vodafone "Date Helper" Commercial, Advertisement, Radical Media : Nightclub Bouncer, London, UK
  • 2.8 Hours Later, Live Action Game, Slingshot Productions : The Magic Hobo, Leeds, UK
  • Vallenfyre - Cathedral of Dread, Music Video, Screaming Fist Productions : The General, Leeds, UK
  • London Edge, Fashion Show, Big Chief Productions : The Arbitrator, London, UK
  • Alice in Wonderland, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : The Mock Turtle, Liverpool, UK
  • Steamline 21, The Transform Festival Art Installation, West Yorkshire Playhouse : Steampunk, Leeds, UK
  • Sneaky Experience... Indiana Jones, Stage Event, Sneaky Experiences : Fakir / Drinking Contestant, Leeds, UK
  • Best Buy "New Blue Shirt" Commercial, Advertisement, CHI & Partners : Motorcycle Currier (Dancer), London, UK
  • 'Wizard Of Oz' Walk For Life commercial, Advertisement, Terrance Higgins Trust, Black Salt : The Cowardly Lion, London, UK
  • Frankenstein's Wedding, Live Television, BBC, Phoenix Dance Theatre : Wedding Guest (Lead Dancer), Leeds, UK
  • The Drunks, Studio Liverpool, Off The Ground Theatre, Stage : Babitsky, Liverpool, UK
  • The Adventures of Doctor Diabolica and the Macabre Mill, Short Film, Comedy, Tudor Productions : Doctor Diabolica, Leeds, UK
  • Raven: Odin's Wolves, Book Trailer/Short Film, Historcal Drama, Urban Apache Films : Viking Chief (Mead Monster), York, UK
  • The short film ‘Greasepaint’ made with Urban Apache Films was awarded a RTS Award : Royal Television Society Award for Best Short Film - Fiction, and my monologue from the film was the chosen scene to be screened at the award ceremony, London, UK
2010
  • TO KILL A KING - COLD SKIN, Music Video, Dirt Films : Powerstation Wrestler, Leeds, UK
  • MANDRAKE'S MAGNIFICENT MACHINE - A STEAMPUNK PANTOMIME, Bradford Playhouse, PAAAF Production : Lord Mahgnittor / Fight Choreographer, Bradford, UK
  • AS YOU LIKE IT, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Jaques, Liverpool, UK
  • NATURE NATURE, Rehearsed Reading, Seven Arts Theatre, Leeds Emerge Festival Production : Mike, Leeds, UK
  • BABY OF STACEY BURTON, Rehearsed Reading, Seven Arts Theatre, Leeds Emerge Festival Production : Jay Jay, Leeds, UK
  • NIRVANA, Rehearsed Reading, Seven Arts Theatre, Leeds Emerge Festival Production : Sam, Leeds, UK
  • THE THUNDERDOME GAMES, Motorbike Stunt Show, Isle Of Man TT2010, 2MA : The Judge, Isle Of Man, UK
  • ODD ONE IN, Television Comedy Quiz, ITV One, Zeppotron : Scotsman, Leeds, UK
  • MYTH, Feature Film, Horror, Parallax Films : The Troll / Clive, Liverpool, UK
  • GREASEPAINT, Short Film, Comedy, Urban Apache Films (Royal Television Society Award - Best Fiction) : Emcee, Lincoln, UK
  • SAINT NICK, Short Film, Comedy, Northern Film School : Badger, Leeds, UK
2009
  • ULTRA CHLORASEPTIC THROAT SPRAY COMMERCIAL, Television Advertisement, Croft TV Productions : Opera Singing Biker, London, UK
  • JUNGLE BOOK, UK Theatre Tour, Polka Dot Theatre : Baloo, Lincoln, UK
  • NORTHMEN, Short Film, Historcal Drama, Urban Apache Films (Royal Television Society Award Nominated) : Auden / Fight Choreographer, Lincoln, UK
  • SEVEN STONES COMMERCIAL, Internet Viral, DMI Productions : Ghost of Christmas Present, London, UK
  • SWEET, UK Theatre Tour, Chotto Ookii Theatre Company : Fight Choreographer, Leeds, UK
  • CAPTAIN DARK, Feature Film, Action, Effenel Productions : Hanson, London, UK
  • PETER PAN, Seven Arts Theatre, Leeds City Varieties Production : Fight Choreographer, Leeds, UK
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Leonato, Liverpool, UK
  • NO MORE ROOM IN HELL, Short Film, Horror, Northern Film School : Zombie / Fight Choreographer, Leeds, UK
  • CORONATION STREET, Television Soap, ITV One, Granada Television : Headbanger, Manchester, UK
2008
  • SHERLOCK HOLMES, Feature Film, Adventure, Warner Brothers Productions : Fish Monger, Manchester, UK
  • TAKE ME OUT, Television Gameshow, Non Broadcast Pilot for ITV, Talkback Thames Productions : Contestant, London, UK
  • THE THUNDERDOME GAMES, Motorbike Stunt Show, Carla Nash Bike Show, NEC, 2MA : The Judge, Birmingham, UK
  • RED RIDINGS 1983, Television Drama, Channel Four, Film Four Productions : Gypsy, Leeds, UK
  • MARK'S BRILLIANT BLOG, Television Comedy, BBC Three, Hat Trick Productions : Crazy Neighbor, Manchester, UK
  • RED RIDINGS 1974, Television Drama, Channel Four, Film Four Productions : Gypsy, Leeds, UK
  • THE LEGEND OF DICK AND DOM, Television Childrens Comedy, CBBC, BBC Productions : Medieval Villager, London, UK
  • LADBROKES COMMERCIAL, Television Advertisement, M&C Saatchi / Serious Pictures : Bingo Maniac, Liverpool, UK
  • 1066: THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH, Television Historical Drama, Channel Four, Hardy Pictures : Viking Warrior, Leeds, UK
  • TAKE ME OUT, Television Gameshow, Run through for the SKY Dept' Heads, Talkback Thames Development : Contestant, London, UK
  • HEARTBEAT, Television Soap, ITV One, Yorkshire Television Productions : Hippie Protester, Leeds, UK
  • BRITAIN'S GOT THE POP FACTOR, Television Comedy, Channel Four, Lion Eyes Productions : Geraldine Supporter, Manchester, UK
  • BRONSON, Feature Film, Bio Pic', Vertigo Films : Prisoner, London, UK
  • BLUE MURDER, Television Drama, ITV One, Granada Television Production : Homeless Man, Manchester, UK
  • HEARTBEAT, Television Soap, ITV One, Yorkshire Television Productions : Hippie Drug Dealer, Leeds, UK
2007
  • HE KILLS COPPERS, Television Drama, ITV One, Ecosse Films : Traveler, London, UK
  • WEEKENDER, Short Film, Comedy, Northern Film School : Barb, Leeds, UK
  • TAKE ME OUT, Television Gameshow, Run through for the BBC Dept' Heads, Talkback Thames Development : Contestant, London, UK
  • NEVERMIND THE BUZZCOCKS, Television Comedy Quiz, BBC Two, Talkback Thames Productions : ID Parade Decoy, London, UK
  • ANTICLOCKWISE, Short Film, Art House Comedy, Northern Film School : Busker, Leeds, UK
  • ROBIN HOOD AND THE GOLDEN ARROW OF DOOM, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Little John / Fight Choreographer, Liverpool, UK
2006
  • GASOLINE BLOOD, Short Film, Horror, Year of the Dog Films : Creature, Nottingham, UK
  • MACBETH, UK Theatre Tour, Twisted Elbow Theatre Company : Macduff, Peterbrough, UK
  • MIDSOMER MURDERS, Television Drama, ITV One, Bentley Productions : Band Member, London, UK
  • KOMBAT OPERA PRESENTS... THE SOUTH BRAGG SHOW, Television Comedy, BBC Two, Avalon Productions : Caveman, Manchester, UK
2005
  • BA Honors Degree in Acting : Bretton Hall College drama school whose Alumni includes Richard O’Brian, Key Mellor, and The League of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith among others, Wakefield, UK
  • TWELFTH NIGHT, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Festa, Liverpool, UK
  • CRYPTIC BUNKUM, The Experiemantal Theatre, Cryptic Bunkum Productions : The Evil Easter Bunny, Wakefield, UK
  • HAD A VERY SHINY... GUN, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Animate Objects Theatre Company : The Narrator (Voice Over), Edinburgh, UK
2004
  • Awarded a British Academy of Dramatic Combat Performance Certificate in Stage Combat at Gold Level : Experienced in Unarmed Combat, Rapier & Dagger, Knife, Broadsword, Longsword, Sabre, Cutlass, Epee, Staff, Thrusting Spear, Throwing Spear, Axe, Archery, Handguns, Shotguns, Axe and Shield, Sword and Shield, Sword and Axe and Rapier and Cloak, Wakefield, UK
  • TREASURE ISLAND, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Long John Silver / Fight Choreographer, Liverpool, UK
  • THE BURNING RED, Short Film, Art House, Cut Throat Productions : The Protagonist, Wakefield, UK
2003
  • SWING IN THE WILLOWS, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Badger, Liverpool, UK
  • THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Powerhouse Theatre, Hot Patootie Productions : Phantom / Transylvanian, Wakefield, UK
2002
  • Awarded a Gold Medal in Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts : LAMDA's Alumni includes Jim Broadbent, Richard Harris, David Suchet, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brian Cox and Donald Sutherland among others, London, UK
  • BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts with triple Distinction : Wirral Metropolitan College in Merseyside, where he regularly performed at the Glenda Jackson Theatre, Merseyside, UK
  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, European Theatre Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Theseus, Liverpool, UK
2001
  • DRACULA, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatre Company : Drinkwater, Liverpool, UK
  • MACBETH, UK Theatre and TIE Workshop Tour, Off The Ground Theatre : Banquo / Porter / Seyton, Liverpool, UK
2000
  • Won a place at the prestigious Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse young peoples theatre company : Members have included, Stephen Graham, Paul McGann, Ian Hart and David Morrissey among others, Liverpool, UK

Modeling

Website: www.ugly.org

Modeling experience: Part-time model - paid commercial work
I also work as an Alternative Model, doing Biker, Goth, Viking, Medieval, Pirate, Caveman, Fantasy, Victorian, Chap and lots of other strange and fun photo shoots.

I'm signed to Ugly Models (London and New York), and Boho Models (Newcastle).

Some of my works include:

Terrance Higgins Trust Walk For Life 'Wizard Of Oz' Advert, The Cowardly Lion, Commerical and Stills Shoot, Black Salt Productions (Wizard Of Oz shoot)

Ultra-Chloraseptic Throat Spray Advert, Singing Biker, TV Commercial and Stills Shoot, Croft TV, (Biker shoot)

Seven Stones Advert, Ghost of Christmas Present, Internet Commercial and Stills Shoot, DMI Productions (Victorian shoot)

Cyrano De Bergerac Theatre Bills/Posters, Cyrano De Bergerac, OTG Theatre and Infinite 3D (Caviler shoot)

Cornish Myth postcards, Giant of St Micheal's Mount, Stills Shoot, Julian Abrams Photography (Fantasy shoot)

Robin Hood Theatre Bills/Posters, Little John, OTG Theatre and Infinite 3D (Medieval shoot)

Merry Wives of Windsor Theatre Bills/Posters, Falstaff, OTG Theatre and Infinite 3D (Elizabethan shoot)

Cryptic Bunkum Theatre Bills/Posters, Ester Bunny, Cryptic Bunkum (Fantasy shoot)

Treasure Island Theatre Bills/Posters, Long John Silver, OTG Theatre and Infinite 3D (Pirate shoot)

Acting

As You Like it, Seven Ages Man Speech

Jaques' monologue from 'As You like it', Brendan played the character in a Theatre Tour of Europe.

IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm2374972/
Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken
  • English
Accents spoken
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Union memberships
  • Equity
(To view a full list of credits please see my Profile under the heading of 'Experiance')

Training

2005
Bretton Hall: BA(Hons) Degree in Acting, Wakefield, UK
Classes including Voice Technique and Exercise, Movement, Singing, Dance, Stage Combat, Text Analysis, Comedy Performance, T.I.E. Etc, for Stage/Screen/Radio in Classical/Modern/Postmodern Styles.
(School of Performance And Cultural Industries Faculty)

2004
Bretton Hall: Accents & Dialects: American-New York, American-Southern, American-Standard, Australian, Birmingham, Central Scottish, Cockney, East European, French, Geordie, German, Irish-Southern, Liverpool, Northern, RP, Scandinavian, Scotland-Standard, Somerset, etc.
(School of Performance And Cultural Industries Faculty)

Bretton Hall: British Academy of Dramatic Combat, Performance Certificate in Stage Combat, Qualified in Unarmed Combat, Rapier & Dagger, Single Sword, and experience in Knife, Broadsword, Sabre, Cutlass, Staff and Handguns.
(Dr Ian Stapleton)

2003
Bretton Hall: Music & Dance: Good Basic Skills with experience in Contemporary Dance, Folk Dancing, Jazz Dancing, Period Dancing, Rock Singing & Musical Theatre.
(School of Performance And Cultural Industries Faculty)

2002
Wirral Metropolitan College: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts: Gold Medal in Acting, Merseyside, UK.
(Performing Arts Faculty)

Wirral Metropolitan College: BTEC ND in Performing Arts, including Classes in Acting, Comedy Performance, Classical Performance, Screen Performance, Radio Performance, Voice Technique & Exercise, Dance, Movement, Singing & Musical Theatre, Stage Combat, Text Analysis, Storytelling.
(Performing Arts Faculty)

Wirral Metropolitan College: A Level's in Drama & Theatre Studies & Film Studies, including Classes in Acting Techniques & Exercises, Practitioner & Stylistic Analysis, Performance & Performance Analysis, Etc.
(Performing Arts Faculty)

2001
OTG Youth Theatre: Acting, Classes including Voice, Singing, Dance, Stage Combat, Comedy Performance, for Stage and Screen. Merseyside, UK
(Dan Meigh)

2000
Wirral Metropolitan College: GCSE's in Drama & Theatre Studies, Expressive Arts and Dance.
(Performing Arts Faculty)

SKILLS

Accents: American-New York, American Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Birmingham, Central Scottish, Cockney, East European, French, Geordie, German, Irish-Southern, Liverpool, Northern, RP, Scandinavian, Scotland-Standard, Somerset, Welsh-Standard, Yorkshire.

Stage Combat: experience in Unarmed Combat, Rapier & Dagger, Short Sword, Knife, Single Handed Broadsword, Hand and a Half Sword, Double Handed Broadsword, Long Sword, Sabre, Cutlass, Epee, Staff, Thrusting Spear, Throwing Spear, Great Axe, Archery, Handguns, Shotguns, Rifles, Spear and Shield, Axe and Shield, Sword and Shield, Sword and Axe, Rapier and Cloak.

Dance: Good Basic Skills with experience in Contemporary, Folk, Jazz, Period, Musical Theatre and alternative.

Singing: I am a competent singer having performed in many musicals and having been the lead singer of two bands, Goth Rock and Heavy Metal.

Circus skills: I am competent in both Diablo and Poy.

Voiceover: I have a home studio with professional audio equipment.

OTHER INFORMATION

I also work as a Stage Combat Fight Choreographer, Fight Director and Artistic Consultant. And I am also a member of the European Historical Combat Guild, and Einheriar the Viking Combat Specialists.

Dancing

Dancing ability: Intermediate
Hi,
my name is Brendan, I’m a professional Actor and I'd love to hear more. Please have a look at my profile, and you can also view my CV and promo shots on my Spotlight page here: www.spotlight.com/3213-1278-7746
Many thanks,
Brendan

Brendan McCoy
Actor & Fight Director
www.spotlight.com/3213-1278-7746
www.imdb.com/name/nm2374972/
Mobile: 07905153416
Email: bignastymosher@yahoo.com

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