Craig Cowdroy

  • Actor
    Male / Derbyshire
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    42 - 48
    Height
    5' 10" (1m 80cm)
    Weight
    13st. 1lb (83kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium
  • Images

    Files

    • video file (mp4)
    • video file (wmv)
    • video file (wmv)
    • video file (wmv)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    192194.heresmyprofile.com
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2013The panto is stolen by Craig Cowdroy as Nurse Nanny Nora...
Bernard Bale
thestage.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Presenter
Online / Digital
Accent Housing information film
Daniel Smith
Erimus Productions
Accent domestic property
2019 - 2020William Cavendish. 5th Duke of Devonshire
Film
Buxton Crescent- Duke of Devonshire Portrait
Bob Parrish
Cosmic Carrot
Chatsworth House
2019 - 2020Father Cristmas
Corporate
Christmas Fair
Craig Cowdroy
Time Will Tell
Belsay Hall
2019 - 2020Jonathan Harker/Dr Seward/Quincey Morris/Arthur Holmewood
Theatre
Dracula
Simon Kirk
Time Will Tell/ Griffin Historical
Whitby Abbey
2018 - 2019Father Cristmas
Corporate
Christmas Fair
Craig Cowdroy
Time Will Tell
Belsay Hall
2018 - 2019Father Cristmas
Corporate
Christmas Fair
Craig Cowdroy
Time Will Tell / English Heritage
Belsay Hall
2018 - 2019Captain James Cook
Theatre
Captain Cook
Simon Kirk
Time Will Tell/ Griffin Historical
Whitby Abbey
2018 - 2019Jonathan Harker/Dr Seward/Quincey Morris/Arthur Holmewood
Theatre
Dracula
Simon Kirk
Time Will Tell/ Griffin Historical
Whitby Abbey
2017 - 2018Father Cristmas
Theatre
Enchanted Gardens
Craig Cowdroy
Time Will Tell
Brodsworth Hall
2017 - 2018Jonathan Harker/Dr Seward/Quincey Morris/Arthur Holmewood
Theatre
Dracula
Simon Kirk
Time Will Tell/ Griffin Historical
Whitby Abbey
2016 - 2017Dame
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Craig Cowdroy
Shone Productions
Oakengates Thatre
2015 - 2016Dame
Theatre
Aladdin
Craig Cowdroy
Polka Dot Pantomimes
Brindley Theatre. Runcorn
2014 - 2015Dame
Theatre
Snow White and the Seven dwarfs
simon Ailyn
Polka Dot Pantomimes
Brindley Theatre. Runcorn
2013 - 2014Dame Tilly Trott / Script Author
Theatre
Jack & the Beanstalk
Phil Norton
Polka Dot
Guildhall. Grantham / Stamford Arts Center
2013Sebastian Baarsden
Film (Feature)
Icicle
Stephen Tayler
Halogen Entertainment
2012 - 2013Dame Nanny Nora
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Emma Carter
Polka Dot
Blackfriars Theatre. Boston
2012Cooper/Ozzy/Uncle Herbert
TIE
Mummy Mia
James Austin Harvey
Kenetic Theatre Company
2012Dishers / Hobo Ringmaster
Film (Short)
The Mind's Wood
David Bond
David Bond / Saffer & Co
2011Cooper/Ozzy/Uncle Herbert
TIE
Mummy Mia
Julie Kinsella
Kenetic Theatre Company
2011Stevens
Theatre
Hot Water In Harrogate
James Stone
PEEL Talent
Nidd Hall. Harrogate
2011Inspector Doyle
Theatre
Death By Dying
Chris Ford
PEEL Talent
Nidd Hall Harrogate
2011Inspector Fergus
Theatre
Double Death
Chris Ford
PEEL Talent
Nidd Hall Harrogate
2011Napoleon Bonaparte
Theatre
The Missing Dauphin
James Stone
PEEL Talent
Nidd Hall. Harrogate
2011Entertainments Manager /Presenter
Presenter
Nidd Hall PlayersWarner Leisure/PEEL
Nidd Hall Hotel. Harrogate
2009 - 2010Dame Nanny Nora
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Craig Cowdroy
Mark Andrews Productions
The Arena, Manchester
2010Prince Regent
Theatre
Lackbladder & The Time Travelling Turnip
James Stone
PEEL Talent
2010Earl Manvers
TV
£25,000 competitionITV
Thoresby Hall. Nottingham
2010Robert
Theatre
Pyjamas For Six
Chris Ford
PEEL Talent
Thoresby Hall. Nottingham
2010Sir Percy Blakely
Commercial
The Missing Dauphin
James Stone
PEEL Talent
Warner Winter Tour
2010Napoleon Bonaparte
Theatre
The Missing Dauphin
James Stone
PEEL Talent
Thoresby Hall. Nottingham
2010Oberon/Theseus
Theatre
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Susannah Daley
PEEL Talent
Thoresby Hall. Nottingham
2009Oswald Rayner
Film (Docu)
Mystery Files
Ben Mole
Parthenon Entertainment Ltd / National Geographic
2009Mike
Film (Student)
The Cold Sell
Tom Bisiker
Leeds Met Film School
2008 - 2009Widow Twankey
Theatre
Aladdin
Steve Heather
Mark Andrews Productions
Princess Theatre. Hunstanton
2007Widow Twankey
Theatre
Aladdin
Georgina Mellor
Mark Andrews Productions
Spa Theatre. Leamington
2006Dancer
TV
Strictly Confidential
Roberto Bangura/Keith Boak
Rollem Production Company
2006Dame Trott
Theatre
Jack and the Beanstalk
Alan Rothwell
Mark Andrews Productions
Princess Theatre. Hunstanston
2006Compere
Presenter
D Day CelebrationsRoyal Armouries
Royal Armouries Museum. Leeds
2006talking head
TV
Antique Fair
John Waller
Granada
2005Thomas Becket
Film (Docu)
Heritage
John Waller/Guy Wilson
Timeline Vision
2005PresenterInternational Jousting Tournament
Craig Cowdroy
Royal Armouries
Harewood House. Leeds
2005Sarah the Cook
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Alan Rothwell
Mark Andrews Productions
Spa Theatre. Leamington Spa
2004PresenterInternational Jousting Tournament
Craig Cowdroy
Royal Armouries
Tour-Scotland
2004Sarah the Cook
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Alan Rothwell
Mark Andrews Productions
Civic Theatre. Middleton.Manchester
2004Compere/Stand-up
Presenter
Leeds Festival
Craig Cowdroy
Leeds City Council
Royal Armouries. Leeds
2003Director / Script Author/ Dame Priscilla Clott
Theatre
Cinderella Up The Beanstalk
Craig Cowdroy
Royal Armouries. Leeds
The Bury Theatre
2003Captain Huntley
Theatre
Life on The Border
Craig Cowdroy
Royal Armouries
Royal Armouries
2002Ariel
Theatre
The Tempest
Peter Stansfield
Bradford Play House
Bradford Playhouse
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    19903 yr. Acting/Musical TheatreMountview Theatre School

    Additional Skills

    Directing

    Improvisation

    Narration

    Leading workshops

    Puppeteer - Rod,glove,blacklight,Punch and Judy

    Puppet Construction

    Stage Management - 5 years

    Entertainment Manager (Warners) 2 years

    Additional Information

    The dame is the wonderful Craig Cowdroy, who makes Widow Twankey into a dangerous creature, as lethal as Danny La Rue was in his heyday, thus upholding the ancient tradition of the true dame, something we see so little of these days. Dames should have a knife edge - here is a masterly performance reminding us of true panto anarchy.

    (The Stage.27th Dec 2007.Richard Edmonds)

    Stealing the show is the very experienced and totally brilliant Craig Cowdroy who makes a fine Dame and a top all-round entertainer. His selfless performance is outstanding and sets a standard to which the rest of the cast also rise.

    (The Stage.17 December 2013 Bernard Bale)

    Award for 'Best Performance in a Feature Film' (Icicle)

    Coventry International Film Festival 2015

    About me

    Experienced, versatile actor. Natural performance. picks up direction and script quickly. Used to working in studio and on location. focused professional.

    My carreer has covered a wide range of positions, both on and off stage. I have been fortunate enough to work as an actor in serious drama, comedic roles and pantomime on stage, in film and television. I have also worked as a

    director & choreographer(1990-2013).

    I appeared at The Royal Armouries in Leeds playing numerous characters from history, wearing 5 stone suits of armour and sword fighting, appearing many times on all the major TV channels and featuring on Video and DVD. I was also the Armouries resident presenter for all the horse shows and jousting tournaments, in house and on tour. Whilst at the Armouries I project managed, directed productions, and was also the resident puppet master. Between 2010 and 2012 I held the position of entertainments director for Warner Hotels.

    I am a highly proficient puppeteer and puppet maker, and have had the pleasure of playing many of the characters in the famous 'Mr Spoon on Button Moon'.I am also a Punch & Judy Professor.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • French
    • German
    • Russian
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Liverpool
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballroom
    • Jazz
    • Tap
    Hair Length
    • Short to Medium
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Perform nude?
    • Yes
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Scruffy
    • Tough