Dan Gaisford

  • Actor
    Male / London/Somerset
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    37 - 47
    Height
    5' 10" (1m 78cm)
    Weight
    11st. 14lb (76kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019Dan Gaisford is the pillar of respectability, loyalty and curiosity. (...) perfect counterbalance through which to see Morrison's increasing instability.
Backstage Bristol
backstagebristol.com
2019The perfect Victorian gentleman and a reserved companion (...) There was a real chemistry in the men's many scenes together.
This City Mum
thiscitymum.com
2019...Dan Gaisford's intense Felice is perfectly matched.
Backstage Bristol
backstagebristol.com
2019...very subtly, the edges blur and we're with him in his unbridled and delicious desperation.
Becky Condron
westonsupermum.com
2019Brother Felice (played with passion and intensity by Dan Gaisford)...and brilliantly performed.
Cheryl Rowlands
remotegoat.com
2016This one-man show is the equivalent of batting last man stands for 70 minutes...a superb performance.
James Coyne
thecricketer.com
2016Actor Dan Gaisford doesn't resemble his subject physically...but he skilfully captures the psychological make-up and the spirit of the man.
Alan Geary
nottinghampost.com
2016Here is an actor on top of his craft and totally immersed in his role.
Sue Gordon
britishtheatreguide.info
2016An amazing performance by Dan Gaisford recreates the larger than life personality of Ollie
Marion Cox
dorsetecho.co.uk
2016...real tour de force for actor Dan Gaisford, who holds the stage alone for a full hour and a quarter.
Terry Wright
deepextracover.com
2016...a mesmeric virtuoso performance every bit as gripping as one of Colin’s swashbuckling innings.
Paul Hooper
kentonline.co.uk
2016Daniel Buckroyd's nuanced production boasts a fine ensemble cast... ...and the production as a whole displays a revealing intelligence.
Mark Shenton
thestage.co.uk
2016There are one-man shows and then there are one-man shows – this one is a tour de force.
Crispin Gillbard
bathchronicle.co.uk
2016Milburn’s exuberance was brilliantly resurrected by the actor Dan Gaisford, who takes on several dozen parts in his one-man examination
Jim White
telegraph.co.uk
2016Dan Gaisford’s Milburn is hugely likeable... ...brimming with charisma and honesty, much like Milburn himself.
Fergus Morgan
thestage.co.uk
2015...real brilliance here, held together by a strong company cast, led deftly by Dan Gaisford as the amiable Baum.
Scott Stait
thepublicreviews.com
2015...strong performances, particularly and most pertinently from Dan Gaisford, portraying Baum.
Felix Clutson
ayoungertheatre.com
2014Subtle and nuanced performances by Dan Gaisford (Dan) and Laura Fautley (Nicole) never feel maudlin, melodramatic or ‘showy’.
Sarah DeFazio
theatrebath.co.uk
2014They find every opportunity to inject energy and humour...excellent characterisation from the performers.
Petra Schofield
remotegoat.com
2013The characters were well developed and the 5 actors (...) made the transition between each character they played seamlessly.
Jesse Lew
jesselewreviews.wordpress.com
2013Great fun, intelligent performances, if only all Shakespeare was performed with this wit and commitment.
Guy Thornton
stratford-upon-avon-theatre.blogspot.co.uk
2013Ian Halverson, Chris Kenya, Dan Gaisford and Amanda Madison each give superb performances.
Angie Lane
issuu.com
2013...the relationship between Henry and his sister Hannah, brilliantly played by Dan Gaisford and Madelaine Ryan.
Claire Thinking
claire-thinking.blogspot.co.uk
2013Dan Gaisford as the young Henry captures perfectly the energy of youth combined with the maturity of an older brother.
Alice Sillett
thegoodreview.co.uk
2013Gaisford is particularly strong, embodying the young Henry with every tick and thought well crafted.
Charlie Lyman
bathchronicle.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Barry Jewel
TV
Meet the Model (Pilot)
Henk Pretorius
Dark Matter Studios
2020Ensemble
Radio
Unknown - An Audio Performance
Shane Morgan
Roughhouse Theatre
2020Chris
Radio
Radio Zummerzet (ep. 2)
Jesse Briton
Wassail Theatre
2020Joe
Film (Short)
Headlights
Nick Usher
Ratchet
2020The Man
Film (Short)
Council House and Violent
Ross Graham
Don't Make Films
2019Utterson
Theatre
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Rebecca Robson
Red Rope Theatre
Arnos Vale Cemetery
2019Brian
Commercial
NHS & BT Sport 'Give Blood' Campaign
Nick Latimer
BT SPORT
2019Ensemble
Rehearsed Reading
Greenwich Book Festival
James Haddrell
Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
2019Dad
Corporate
Bear Wood Exhibit Film
James Sampson
Skylark Media
2019Felice
Theatre
The Two Character Play
Shane Morgan
Red Rope Theatre
Alma Theatre
2018Doug
Rehearsed Reading
Learning to Swim (West End)
James Haddrell
Criterion Theatre Company
Criterion Theatre
2018u/s The Man
Theatre (Tour)
The Height Of The Storm (West End)
Jonathan Kent
Wyndham's Theatre
Wyndham's Theatre
2018Ensemble
Rehearsed Reading
Greenwich Book Festival
James Haddrell
Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
2018Photographer
TV
Small Town Politics (Ep. 1, 3)
Gulliver Moore
Six Toe Cat/Sky Arts
2018Doug
Rehearsed Reading
Learning To Swim
James Haddrell
Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
2017J R R Tolkien
Theatre
The Fellowship
Bryan Hodgson
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2017Ensemble
Workshops
I Still Love Her
Shane Morgan
Roughhouse Theatre
2017Garage Manager
TV
Eastenders
Thomas Hescott
BBC
2017Colin Milburn
Theatre (Tour)
When The Eye Has Gone
Shane Morgan
Live Wire Theatre/Roughhouse Theatre
2017Detective Rob Bub
TV
Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Murdered Bride
Crispin Reece
CNN/Nutopia
2016Colin Milburn
Theatre (Tour)
When The Eye Has Gone
Shane Morgan
Live Wire Theatre/Roughhouse Theatre
2016Kenneth
Theatre (Tour)
Clybourne Park
Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre Company
2015James Shepherd
Film (Short)
Repression
Peter Roe
Oculum Films
2015L. Frank Baum
Theatre
Dorothy
Bryan Hodgson
River Road Theatre
Waterloo East Theatre
2015Dr Frank Reeves
Theatre
A Matter of Life and Death
Katarzyna Deszcz
GSA Conservatoire
Electric Theatre
2014Dan
Theatre
The Gift
Jazz Hazelwood
Rondo Theatre Company
Rondo Theatre
2014John
Theatre
Flat Packed
Adrian Harris
Brassworks Theatre
Brass Works Theatre
2014Kilburn
Film (Short)
Marooned
Adam Whitehouse
Video Feed Productions
2014Morgan
Film (Short)
Dragon
Gulliver Moore
Gulliver Moore Films
2014Doctor
Corporate
Kew Bridge Steam Museum Timeline Video
Gareth Read
Spiral Productions
01Zero-one
2014Ensemble
Workshops
Woyzeck
Jon Nash
Ripped Script
Salisbury Playhouse
2013 - 2014Alan Breck Stewart
Theatre
Kidnapped
Adrian Harris
Brassworks Theatre
Brass Works Theatre
2013Percussionist/Performer
Workshops
Timepiece
Chris Harper
And Then We Danced
Arnolfini
2013Henry Walker
Theatre
Henry Walker and the Wheel of Death
Shane Morgan
Roughhouse Theatre
Rondo Theatre
2013Oliver Ball
Film (Short)
Pot Plant
Gulliver Moore
Gulliver Moore Films
Silk Mill Studios
2013Oliver/Silvius/Jaques
Theatre (Tour)
As You Like It
Laura Jasper
Ripped Script
RSC, The Dell
2013Kieran
Workshops
Meat
Caroline Hunt
The Tobacco Factory
Brewery Theatre
2012Police Officer
Film (Short)
The Quiet
Lee Matthews
I'm With Them Productions
2012Aldous
Film (Short)
Scarecrow in Purgatory
Oliver Clubb
Oliver Clubb Films
2012Vet
Commercial
Merial - Share the Joy
Greg Hackett
Balloon Dog
2012Dad
Music Video
Mediks / By A Thread
Gulliver Moore
Gulliver Moore Films
2011SS Untersturmfuhrer
Film (Short)
Barn
Nick Bartleet
Pixelloft
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2015Post Graduate ActingGuildford School of Acting

    Additional Skills

    Full driving licence, qualified teacher (QTS), Laban, athletics, canoe, cycling, football, running, swimming, weight training

    Music skills: Singing (baritone), drums (professional), song writing (professional), guitar (basic)

    Additional Information

    Winner of Guildford School of Acting MA Acting Prize, awarded for best overall post-graduate performance in Acting.

    Stage combat qualifications:

    *2015 APC Combatant

    18th Century Small Sword, Rope and Knife, Unarmed (Advanced)

    Broadsword, Staff (Intermediate)

    Knife (Basic)

    Other training and education:

    *2009-2010 - PGCE (with Qualified Teacher Status), Bath Spa University

    *2007-2008 - MA in English, King's College London (distinction)

    *1999-2002 - BA English and Education joint, Bath Spa University (first)

    About me

    I am a committed and versatile actor, adept at exploring a wide range of characters. I have taken lead roles and am experienced in physical theatre and multi-rolling; I am a particularly strong and enthusiastic member of any ensemble. Besides my MA in Acting at Guildford School of Acting, I have received training at The Poor School, in Meisner Technique, and am qualified in stage combat at advanced level. I have also worked as a professional songwriter and musician (principally as a drummer), writing and recording music of various styles.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Irish
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Musical Skills
    • Drums
    • Guitar
    • Percussion
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • English, standard
    • Essex
    • Geordie
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • West Country
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    General Dance Skills
    • Contemporary
    • Folk
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Advanced
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Athletic
    • Intellectual
    • Professional
    • Villainous
    • Wholesome