Chris Cresswell

  • Actor
    Male / East Sussex
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    49 - 55
    Height
    6' 2" (1m 91cm)
    Weight
    12st. 10lb (81kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2012vicar/clown
Theatre
The Lad Himself
Paul Hodgson
Treason Productions
Gilded Balloon
2011Solo
Theatre
Magicians Do ExistWhiteroom Films
Jack Dome, Pleasance Edinburgh
1999 - 2011Artistic Director
Theatre (Tour)
Voodoo Vaudeville
Chris Cresswell
Voodoo Vaudeville
Touring
2010James the Butler
Theatre (Tour)
Dinner For One
David Lavender
DInnerforoneco
Hill St Theatre Edinburgh
2006 - 2008Lead
Theatre (Tour)
Skin of the MoonVoodoo Vaudeville
UK Tour
2004 - 2005Lead
Theatre (Tour)
Vampires of VarietyVoodoo Vaudeville
UK Tour
2005Actor
TV
Extreme Ghost stories
N/a
Granada
2005Prodnose
Film (Feature)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tim Burton
Warner Bros
2000 - 2004Lead
Commercial
Byggmakker CommercialsBig Deal Films
2001Doctor
Commercial
Apollo OptekGap Films Germany
2001Lead
Commercial
Mona vifitOcean Films Holland
1999Lead
Theatre (Tour)
The Lennie and Morris Show
Angela de Castro
L & M Show
UK Tour
1999Actor
TV
Human Zoo
Natalka Znak
LWT
1997 - 1998Solo
Theatre
If I Had A Gun
RIck Zoltowski
Pincus Rose
1997Lead
Commercial
KarateScoot Media
Holland
1994 - 1995Clown
Theatre (Tour)
Cabinet of Curiousities
Roy Hutchins
Ra Ra Zoo Circus Theatre co
tour
1993Clown
Theatre
White Snake - Peking Opera
Deborah Pope
Ra Ra Zoo Circus Theatre co
Cambridge Corn Exchange
1991 - 1992Clown
Theatre (Tour)
The Gravity Swing
Sue Broadway
Ra Ra Zoo Circus Theatre co
International Tour
1988 - 1990Performer/
TIE
Scrooge
Tim Barlow
Link Up Theatre Co
Tour
1989 - 1990Mortice Clay
Theatre (Tour)
Yours Eventually
Ben Keaton
London Theatre of Clay
l Tour
1985Singer/drummer/character
Theatre (Tour)
Skint Video & The Cryptic TwinsSkint Video
Tour
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    19803 yr. ActingLoughborough University

    Additional Skills

    Mime, physical comedy

    About me

    I am a Brighton based performer and teacher/director and workshop leader. I have worked in live performance and drama education for the past 20 years and have a wealth of experience of teaching and contemporary performance to draw upon.

    My background and training is in mime, physical and clown theatre and circus cabaret, areas that I believe are particularly relevant today. I have wide experience of performance in international touring theatre, promoting and performing cabaret, television and popular film. (Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

    As a performer I worked for some years with Ra Ra Zoo Circus Theatre and am now working in contemporary vaudeville as a performer and director. I am currently Artistic Director of Voodoo Vaudeville, a contemporary vaudeville company based in Brighton, which has a residency at Komedia. I have been working in this genre for the last 10 years and have trained many new artistes who are currently now performing in their own right in live art and theatre and cabaret.

    I am an experienced teacher and lecturer having led workshops both in this country and abroad. I worked for some time as course leader for the Acting Degree at Italia Conti Academy. I have also had residencies at Circus Space in London, for Brighton and Chichester Universities, Northbrook College and Brighton Dome. I have also run many independent workshops working in the area of clown theatre and contributed articles on clown for Total Theatre magazine. My M.A. is in Games for Theatre and Circus.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Musical Skills
    • Drums
    • Percussion
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • London
    • RP
    • Southern England
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • Motorcycle
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Professional
    • Intellectual
    • Villainous