Dan Willis - Theatre

Acting


I’m a classically trained actor with a strong physical style, a lifelong grounding in music

and a love of exploring vocal dialect.

Flexibility and Honesty are key to my work.

 
 

I’ve been working in the industry since 1998. I’m lucky to have done a lot of things.


So rather than list everything I’ve ever been in, this page is a snapshot of the breadth of my work with links to the companies and colleagues I’ve worked with, production shots, and reviews.


You’ll find information on my skills and training, the areas where my experience gives me a level of expertise and the areas I’m developing.


For my full CV visit my pages on Spotlight, CCP, IMDB, or contact my Agent.

 

Location: Home bases in London and Manchester

Playing Age: 30-35

Height: 5’8 (172cm)

Weight: 11st (70kg)

Build: Athletic

Hair: Red Blonde

Eyes: Blue-grey


Specialist Skills Include: Multi Instrumentalist (See Music), Puppetry, Mask, Stage Combat, Horse Riding, Skiing, High Board Diving.

Theatre - Film - TV - Radio

Voice Over - Corporate

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All my Acting commitments are handled by

Mark at Pemberton Associates:

020 7224 9036

51 Upper Berkeley Street

London

W1H 7QW

mark@pembertonassociates.com

Casting Details, Skills and Training

Robert Day 2008

Dave Kirkwood 2009

Tracey Gibb 2007

Mike Guitanno 2006

Theatre

A few favorites: I’ve appeared as The Table Slave in The Birmingham Rep production of Rufus Norris’s adaptation of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ directed by Sarah Esdaile with music by Catherine Jayes.

Other Highlights included a National tour of Hoopla Theatre’s inaugral production of ‘The Night Queen’ directed by Jenny Stephens, and providing the voice of the Norwegian announcer for ‘Satin and Steel’ at Oldham Coliseum directed by Joyce Branagh.

Native Voice: RP

Dialects (Performed Professionally): New York, Birmingham, Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Scottish (General), Welsh, West Country, French, Australian. Very Good Ear.

Full CV


Training: (Theatre) London Academy of Performing Arts, (TV/Film) The Actors Cut.

Voice Clip

My other Theatre work spans Shakespeare (Royal Exchange - Othello; York Theatre Royal - Twelfth Night; Demi Paradise - All’s Well That Ends Well, Richard the Third; Feelgood Theatre Productions - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth), Actor Musician Shows (The Watermill - Arabian Nights; Nottingham Playhouse - Tom’s Midnight Garden; Bolton Octagon - A Christmas Carol), Devising (Red Earth Theatre - Double Take, The Crane; No Nonsense Theatre - Romeo and Juliet, Ruth), New Writing (Nottingham Playhouse/Det Norske Teatret - The Island, Hoopla Theatre - The Night Queen) as well as Modern Classics (Trafalgar Studios and National Tour - Not About Heroes; Feelgood Theatre - Blue Remembered Hills) and Period Drama (Rocket Theatre - Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime; Royal Exchange - The Seagull, Ward 6)

Over the years I’ve worked to keep developing my skills base, and mask and puppetry have been of particular interest to me. I’ve worked with and been mentored by Sean Myatt, Rachael Canning, Dynamic New Animation, No Nonsense Theatre, Rachael Dixon, and Horse and Bamboo.

Recorded Media

My work on camera includes the BBC BAFTA Award winning TV series ‘The Cops’, and ‘My Fragile Heart’ (ITV) directed by Gavin Millar. As John Benjamin Dancer, my speaking hologram is a permanent exhibit at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry and somewhere no doubt on YouTube you’ll find me appearing in various adverts.  I have appeared in numerous training films as both an actor and presenter for The NHS, Bradford and Bingley, Crown Plaza Hotels, and PA Consulting Group, and provided voices for two animated shorts, and several voice overs. I’m actively seeking to extend my on Camera work, and keen to work with emerging Filmmakers  - If you’re interested in collaborating, please contact me.

Corporate

For the past 15 years I’ve been working regularly within the Corporate sector, and consequently have experienced a huge range of different cultures and approaches. From improvised roleplay, to incredibly detailed naturalistic character briefs, facilitating for small groups or presenting to hundreds at International Conventions, I’ve worked with Entry Level  employees to CEOs. Much of my work has been through NV Management, and clients I have worked with include Rolls-Royce PLC, BBC, General Motors, Tata Steel, HM Prison Service, PA Consulting Group, Panasonic Europe, De Vere Group, Sanofi, Crown Plaza Worldwide, NICE and the NHS. For further information on my Corporate work and a full CV please contact me.

Amy Leach 2009

Ian Tilton 2009

Karle Andre 2009