Welcome, I am a North West based actor, living close to Manchester. Originally born and bred in Bradford, West Yorkshire, I moved across the border for the love of a good woman. Although a late entrant to the acting profession, I am an accomplished actor with experience on stage, in film and in television. My recent TV credits include, Moving On (Series 5), Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Boy Meets Girl, Heartbeat and Phoenix Nights.
I recently completed a small part in the BAFTA nominated feature, The Selfish Giant, directed by Clio Barnard. Other films include Lock In, Diary of a Bad Lad, Lookin' for Lucky, Tash Force and Bar Stewards. I have been involved in several smaller projects, some of which were nominated for various awards, one of which, the successful short film, Jennie, A Fathers Loss, I was awarded the ‘Best Actor’ Award.
I also undertake corporate roles, training videos etc. I recently returned from Stuttgart, Germany where I was asked to reprise a role I did several years ago for a robotics company highlighting the benefits of robots in the workplace.
Based in the North West, I am ideally situated for projects in and around Manchester, Leeds, Cheshire and even the North East. Distance though is no object as the recent projects in Germany or further afield are not a problem.
Specialist Skill: As well as a standard driving licence, I also hold a full PCV licence, formerly known as a PSV licence, which I have held since 1984. This licence entitles me to drive any passenger carrying vehicle from mini bus to large coach, through to double decked vehicles, and I can honestly say that I have never been involved in any accidents or collisions in all that time.
I have just completed a series of scenes for the latest series of BBC’s afternoon drama, ‘Moving On’ (series 5, The Value), where it was essential that the actor actually drives the bus in the scenes. I am proud to say that I was offered the role without an audition due to having the PCV licence, and of course being an actor too helped.
Previously, I have been involved in two other projects where my skill as an actor, as well as my PCV licence were essential. The first, was “Frank Foster, Superstar”, a training DVD where I played a driver for a large bus company, training other drivers how to react to conflict situations, conduct daily checks correctly, and general driver safety. The project for Lancashire County Council was initially rolled out to every bus driver in Lancashire and Cumbria, but has now been put forward for inclusion in the national Bus Driver CPC training.