Chris Blackshaw

Actor, Extra, Model, Dancer, Band Member,… more

Derby, United Kingdom
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Physical Attributes

Height:
177 cm / 5ft 10in
Waist:
86 cm / 34 in
Weight:
88 kg / 193 lbs
Eye color:
Blue
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Brown
Chest:
99 cm / 39 in
Hair length:
Medium
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2019
  • The Gondoliers : Luiz/Assistant Musical Director
  • Iolanthe : Lord Tolloller
  • Oliver! the musical : Mr Sowerberry
  • Rent the musical : Tom Collins
2018
  • Victoria (ITV) : S/A
  • Gentleman Jack (BBC) : S/A
  • The Sorcerer : Alexis
  • The Feed-Amazon Prime Series : S/A
  • Matilda, Hamilton and We Will Rock You (in concert). : Pianist, Alexander Hamilton, Galileo.
  • West Side Story : Big Deal
2017
  • Variety Show : Soloist (singer and pianist)
  • Variety Show : Singer (ensemble, duet and solo)
  • Made in Dagenham : Mr Tooley
  • Fame : Mr Sheinkopf
  • Jane Eyre (Musical) : St John U/S
2016
  • Dick Whittington : Dame Sarah the Cook
  • Peak in the Past (TV/Web Documentary) : Multiple roles
  • A Christmas Carol (Musical) : Young Scrooge and others.
  • Anything Goes : Steward
  • Her Benny (Musical) : Mr Morgans
  • Into The...Westend (cabaret evening) : Singer/Dancer
  • The Pied Piper The Musical : Heterogenion and Troglodyte Soloist
  • Songs from the shows : Singer/Dancer
  • High School Musical : Sound Technician
  • Rent : Steve/Drug Dealer
  • Jesus Christ Superstar : Follow Spotlight
  • David Copperfield The Musical : Ensemble
  • Charity opening event : Singer
  • An evening of Cabaret : Singer/dancer
  • Jerusalem : Johnny Byron
  • Animal Farm : Mr Jones
  • Dracula Spectacular : Genghis
  • Songs from the shows : Singer
2015
  • The Twits : Monkey
  • Peak in the Past (television documentary) : Victorian Murderer
  • Dance Showcase : Follow Spotlight
  • YSP Media Commercial : Interviewee
  • DNA : John Tate
  • Musical Snapshots : Singer
  • Songs from the shows : Singer
  • The Stephenson Story (devised play) : Student/Court Judge
  • NHS Awareness Advert : Student
  • The Good Lady Ducayne (radio play) : Doctor Harry
  • Our Day Out : Characters: Ronny&Les
2014
  • The Woman in Black, Chesterfield College Performing Arts Department. : Narrator/Older Arthur Kipps
  • The Machine Gunners : Rudi-German Fighter Pilot
  • Explore Law Promotional video : Claimant
2013
  • 35th Anniversary Concert of Bakewell Youth Theatre : Dancer/Singer
  • Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield-Dance Bites : Follow Spot
  • YSP media production, Jobseekers (IMDb) : Supporting artist, TV sitcom
2012
  • Theatre production,DNA : Brian
  • Decoding the Bakewell Crosses : Norse Viking, tv history documentary
2000
  • A Steamy Affair, The Story of The Flying Scotsman : Interviewee, TV documentary

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Welsh
  • USA New York
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Chris has an extended diploma in performing arts with the grade DDD* and has acted in both TV and stage productions across the country and is not unfamiliar to playing lead roles.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Music

Keyboard ability

Expert


Vocal ability

Classically trained


Vocal range

Tenor


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Chris is a grade 8 ABRSM pianist and singer. He is classically trained but has the ability to sing anything from Brahms to Bohemian Rhapsody. This is also reflected in his piano playing. Chris has been a musical director for 2 years working on shows including; Dick Whittington, Made in Dagenham and Matilda.

TV & Reality

Chris has played lead roles in the recent web series Peak in the Past. He played the lead role in an ITV law campaign as well as appearing in the BAFTA nominated sitcom Jobseekers.

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Tap

Chris studied dance as part of his performing arts extended diploma and has danced in many productions across the country as well as teaching dance as part of a touring theatre company.

Film & Stage Crew

Directing & Writing ability

Expert


Post Production & Editing ability

Expert


Production & Management ability

Expert


Runner or Assistant ability

Expert


Chris has worked backstage on many productions as well as working in the lighting and sound departments on productions. He has also written, directed and musical directed productions.

Presenting

Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Welsh
  • USA New York
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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