Paul C Burr

Actor, Extra, Model, Photographer, Singer

Brighton, United Kingdom
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Insights from 2012 a twist in the tale

Short extract from my book, 2012 a twist in the tale. My Roland recorder can record in wav quality.

Physical Details

Height:
177 cm / 5ft 10in
Waist:
over 91 cm / 36 in
Weight:
100 kg / 220 lbs
Eye color:
Green
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Grey
Chest:
over 119 cm / 47 in
Hair length:
Long
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits

2017
  • Rock video, Magic by St PHNX : Central character - a veteran magician, in Edwardian clothes - https://youtu.be/QGR9A8wz7G8
  • Reggae Music video for Wrongtom/Ragga Boys : One of three lead roles: freeform dancing and posing
  • Commercial for BITUCHEM Tarmac Roads : Lead role as a veteran marathon runner.
2016
  • Major films, music videos, photo shoots, live gigs : Over forty productions as a model, lead role, supporting artist, lead singer...
2015
  • Santa Claus - various roles : Come Home For Football - Sky Sports TV Commercial; Childrens' party @ Eastbourne Downs Golf Club; Lease-lining for The Body Shop in Regent Street, London; Santa's Grotto at Sevenoaks Christmas Market; Santa on Eurotunnel train, greeting passengers
  • Short spoof silent movie to raise awareness for Care For The Elderly : Lead part: mimicking a race at a Pelican Crossing
  • Wizard at 3-day Halloween Family Festival, Parham House, West Sussex : Taliesin the Wizard - greeting families, telling self-penned childrens' stories in front of a log fire, performing magic tricks, entertaining parents, organising props for photo shoots.
  • American Comedy Series for NBC/Sky : Extra - played a walk on drunk
  • Various agencies : Model and Film Extra
2012
  • Guest on various radio talk shows : Spiritual Radio California, Houston Business, Marlow FM, LBC, Radio 5 Live
  • Lewes Wellbeing Festivals 2012, 2013, 2015 : Keynote Speaker
2010
  • Various venues in Brighton area : Lead singer in rock, country, folk and ska bands.
  • paulcburr.com : Author
2009
  • GMA: TV Presentation Skills : In studio, one-day course, practice with autocue, presentation, interviewing and time shuffling.
2008
  • Setanta Sports - The Football Show : Co-host with Steve Claridge as a football pundit.
1997
  • Beowulf Consulting : Business & Personal Performance Coach
1976
  • IBM : Corporate Sales
1969
  • Brunel University : PhD in Statistics

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK English

Union memberships
  • BECTU

* Aug 16: Co-lead in a devotional video, Idowu Eyin - Jesus Oga Nla, directed by Uvi Orogun, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWqZGbFlJkg
* A macabre hooded medieval character in a fantasy feature film for a top Hollywood studio, starring Michael Fassbender.
* A featured Russian Orthodox Bishop in a satirical film starring Michael Palin and Paul Whitehouse.
* June 2016 VIP guest at a rock festival in a major Warner Bros spy thriller.
* April-May 2016 - Homeless wizard for a Sky fantasy movie to be shown Christmas Day, 2016.
* April 2016 - Fisherman seated alongside leading actor in a Warner Bros major movie
* April 16: Rock video for the band, Calm For The Restless - a retired astronaut excavates a tin box that contains relics of his childhood aspirations to fly in space. Tearful and emotional expressions required - video out soon.
* March 16: Mirrored Pictures, a man, who having lived in the denizens of his ego and outward blame all his life, makes his way to the light.
Illumined and then angered by his own wretched lifetime folly, little does he realise (real-eyes) that self-blame will only take him back to from whence he came.
* March 16: Easter Bunny at Parham House Family festival - mime, dancing and much hugging
* March 16: Improv role, speaking part: an ageing rock star, part of a drug rehab circle, for the British Red Cross.
* March 16: Homeless drunk, silent part, in a promotion film for the play, East, by Steven Birkoff.
* March 16: Yonderland, Season 3, with Stephen Fry Feb 16: Leading a revolt against The Elders Sky
* Feb 16: Confidential movie Simon Callow and Bill Patterson, front line demonstrator
* Dec 15: Come Home For Football, TV ad for Sky Sports, playing Santa Claus
* Dec 15: The Pelican Games, TV ad for OAPcare, playing one of three pensioners who convert a crossing into a race.
* Dec 15: Role play - Santa Claus: on board channel train for Eurotunnel; for families at Eastbourne South Downs Golf Club, Sevenoaks Christmas Market; lease-lining for The Body Shop, in Regent Street London.
* Nov 15: Role-play of a wizard at 3 day Halloween Family Festival, Parham House, West Sussex. Role included greeting families, telling self-penned childrens' stories in front of a log fire, performing magic tricks, and organising props for photo shoots.
* 21 August 2015: I completed a 2 week intensive acting course at ACT Academy, Brighton.
Extra, June 2015: Acting as a drunk in an 'apocalypse-pending' scene for mainstream American TV Comedy Series.
* I have appeared on TV twice as a football pundit (Setanta Sports) and as a guest in a local chat show (Brighton Lights). I have attended an on-set-in-TV-studio one-day workshop to develop presentation skills and use auto-cue. I have appeared several times as a guest on radio chat shows, including LBC and Houston Radio.
* I have a significant amount of experience as a speaker for corporate and public events. I was one of the keynote speakers at the Lewes Wellbeing Festival, 2015, where I spoke upon, "The Game of Life, and How to Win It!"
* I am skilled in the use of the Primitive Longbow with basic skills in the Highland Broadsword.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


July 2016 - Experimental shoot in black and white and semitones by Anthony Da Vall http://da_vall.500px.com/anthony_da_vall
May 2015 - Diversity shoot for the global pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly.
Various private shootings under directorial guidance.

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Tenor


Singing styles
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Rock
  • Country

Influences: Beatles, Pink Floyd, Bowie, Dylan, Grateful Dead, Zappa...

* Just Dylan live at Goff's Park Summer Fayre. A free community event for all. 12-17:00hrs, Sunday 17 July 2016.
* Just Dylan, live at Knepp Castle Polo Club, 2 July 2016
* Just Dylan, 24 classic songs live, 3.30pm, 26 June 2016, at The Neptune Inn, 10 Victoria Terrace, Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2WB
* Feb 16: Lead singer in the band, Just Dylan, playing the Brighton area. Have bookings to end of June.
* Lead singer in two bands, Strippedown Floyd, and The Naked and the Dead - both duos with guest artists, including Martin Duffy from Primal Scream.
I'm told I sound more like Dylan than anyone else in the area. I've done about 40 paid gigs singing covers of Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Cream, Hawkwind, Dylan, Zappa, Bowie, Marley, The Specials and the Grateful Dead.
* Giggettes at the Chequers pub, in Brighton, on their Open Mic night and my singing went down amazingly well. I sang Like a Rolling Stone, by Dylan, and Wish You Were Here, by Pink Floyd - had em dancing in the aisles!
I've developed a confident and easy going, interactive, stage presence

TV & Reality

* May 16: Playing a video game character for a forthcoming comedic game show hosted by Dara O'Briain
* March 16: Yonderland, Season 3, with Stephen Fry Feb 16: Leading a revolt against The Elders Sky
* Dec 15: Come Home For Football, TV ad for Sky Sports, playing Santa Claus
* Dec 15: The Pelican Games, TV ad for OAPcare, playing one of three pensioners who convert a crossing into a race.
* I have appeared on TV as a football pundit (Setanta Sports) and as a guest in a local chat show (Brighton Lights). I have attended an on-set-in-TV-studio one-day workshop to develop presentation skills and use auto-cue. I have appeared several times as a guest on radio chat shows, including LBC and Houston Radio.

Photography

Photography experience

Part-time professional (paid work)


To date: several basic commissions, low cost, good value.
Dec 15: Set up my own studio. First commercial catalogue shoot for specialised clothing company completed.

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