Previous paid speaking roles
I went to acting school in Golders Green, London back in 1979 but left to join the RAF. After leaving the RAF in 1991, I joined 'LADS' based in Moray, north Scotland, an Amateur Dramatic company who typically stage one major production a year and occasionally participate in the SCDA (Scottish Community Drama Association) competitions. We reached the finals in 1998 when I played the lead in Woody Allen's 'Death' which we then took to the Edinburgh Fringe to mixed reviews. In 2000 I had a small walk on part as a butler which was also played at the fringe in 'Love Among the Tulips'.
I directed in 2004 the highly successful 'Allo 'Allo in Elgin and have directed a few amateur performances since.
In 2008 I played 'John' in David Mamet's controversial two-handed stage play, 'Oleanna' which won pretty good local reviews. This was performed at The Red Shoes Theatre in Elgin and remains the only performance on stage for which I have been paid.
Since then, I played 'John' in Calendar Girls (as well as a camp TV producer later in the same show) and also a singing drunk in 'Cheshire Cats' by Gail Young.
More recently I have involved in approximately half a dozen short films playing characters that include a police officer, a teacher, a priest and a newspaper reporter.
As previously mentioned, my feature film debut was as 'Arthur' in 'Coming Home' which is due to be released in early 2019.
During the summer of 2018 I participated in the 'Actors Toolkit' held by The 10ft Tall Theatre Company at The Arts Centre, Aberdeen where following intense training we performed a short passage from one of Chekhov's short plays.
I have been told that I have a distinctive voice and that 'voice-overs' could be a good direction to look at, although as yet I have done very little in this line of work.