Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles
I have been acting voluntarily for ten years. I first found a love of the craft at age thirteen, when I joined the Helen O'Grady Children's Drama Academy for three years, and left there to study Performing Arts at West Nottinghamshire College at sixteen for four years, squeezing in theatre performances outside of studying. I gained two Distinctions and a Merit and using those grades, I decided to take it a step further and study Drama in the Community at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, successfully achieving a BA Honours degree.
In terms of how I create a role, I prefer the 'Method' approach; having learned about various Stanislavski techniques in order to completely embody a character.
My other experiences include two radio interviews with Radio Mansfield in 2006, to help The Sutton Centre Community Theatre promote the play Up and Coming by Eric Chappell. I did the same thing with Radio Nottingham with helping to promote a play to the audience called The Glass Boot, which was written and directed by Alan Dawson back in April of this year.
I made my first television appearance as an extra in a programme that was running at the time, called Britain's Psychic Challenge in January 2006.
My biggest creative achievement in acting, was in 2006 when I played Billy Fisher in the classic 1960 comedy production of Billy Liar with The Hucknall Lovelace Theatre. I found the experience not only daunting and challenging at the age of eighteen, but rewarding and a privilege.
Regarding my skills, I am good at adopting various different voices and impersonating famous people including Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken, Michael Caine, Sean Connery Jack Nicholson and a few others. My other skill is juggling.