Darren Cheek

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    31 - 41
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 70cm)
    Weight
    9st. 8lb (61kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Aksenty Ivanovich Poprishchin
Online / Digital
Diary of a Madman
Willie Elliott
Damn Cheek Productions
2021Scruffy the Eagle
Online / Digital
Finding Your Bottle
Brad Cole
Damn Cheek Productions
2021The Runner
Online / Digital
BE STILL MY HEART
Brendan Murray / Howard Gossington
Damn Cheek Productions
2020Dan
Online / Digital
Living the Dream
Darren Cheek
Damn Cheek Productions
2020Frank / The Man
Online / Digital
The Collywobbles
Brendan Murray
Damn Cheek Productions
2020Tara Browne
Online / Digital
On a Wicklow Hill
Karen Spicer
Damn Cheek and Brighton Beam Productions
2019God/Jesus
Theatre
The Malvern Mystery Play
Robert Swinton
Damn Cheek Productions
Malvern Priory
2015 - 2017Boyd / John Stemy
Theatre (Tour)
The Door / The Speech
Robert Swinton
Damn Cheek Productions
2016M.Angry
TV
Phone Shop Idol
Barnaby Coughlin/Martin Fuller
BBC
2015John Stemny
Theatre (Tour)
The Speech
Robert Swinton
Unfit Productions
2013Philip Jones
Theatre
The Appointment
Robert Swinton
Silence Productions
Birmingham Fest
2012Luke / A / Runner,
Theatre (Tour)
Free2BMe
Elliot Spicer McAteer
YCT Theatre Company
Tour
2011Joe Butcher
Theatre
A Long Night in London
Bernie Byrnes
Kipper
Oxford House
20102nd Voice, Ned, Archangel Michael....
Theatre
Light and Dark
Rob Swinton
Malvern925
Malvern925 Festival
2010Page, Nim
Theatre
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Jenni Draper
What's in a Name
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
2010Jez Stone
Film (LB)
50/50
David Ellington
VS1 Productions
2009Miranda
Theatre (Tour)
Tempest
Caroline Parker
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre / Krazy Kat Theatre Company
Nottingham Playhouse / National Tour
2008Mike Roberts
Corporate
Caring For At-Risk Prisoners
Sharon Scottorn
HM Prison Service
2008Ben Turner
Corporate
CETL
Annie Cushing
Barts&St Georges
2008Various / 2nd Voice
Theatre (Tour)
Under Milkwood
Brendan Murray
Oxfordshire Theatre Company
2008Petrushka
Theatre (Tour)
Petrushka
Caroline Parker
Krazy Kat Theatre Company
2007Dan
Voiceover
Little Fish
Ray Burnside
21st Century Broadcasters
www.21cbroadcasters.co.uk/programmes/audioplayer.php?id=5
2007Foo.Baller
Commercial
Transformation
Gwen Courtney
ESPN Classic
2007Greg Shepherd
Film (Short)
Our Disposable Friend
James Coughlan
Seesaw Productions
20072nd Voice / Various
Theatre (Tour)
Under Milkwood
Brendan Murray
Oxfordshire Theatre Company
2007Papageno
Theatre (Tour)
A Very Magic Flute
Caroline Parker
Krazy Kat Theatre Company
2006Sister Augusta/Bri
Theatre
Crisis Management
Rob Swinton
Rose Theatre, Kidderminster
2006Raymond
Theatre
Blue Remembered Hills
Ian Hastings
Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
2006Dave Pearson
Theatre
Shagthon
Rob Swinton
Rose Theatre, Kidderminster
2005Young Pimp
Commercial
Second Shot
Christophe Chudy
Sur Productions
2005Pete the Drunk
Film (Feature)
Things To Do Before You're 30
Simon Shore
Momentum Pictures
2005Keith Machin
Theatre
Murmuring Judges
Jonathan Church/ Rachel Kavanagh
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
2004Colin Harris
Theatre
DQ Blues
Hank Turnbull
Theatre Maketa
Theatre Truck, Edinburgh Festival
2004Dean Ackerman
Theatre
Audience with Murder
Hank Turnbull
Theatre Maketa
Theatre Truck, Edinburgh Festival
2004Scott
Theatre
Move
Rikki Beadle-Blair
Team Angelica
Tristan Bates Theatre
2004James
Theatre
The Fourth Fold
Will Wolen
The Watermill Theatre
2004Matthew / Luke
Theatre (Tour)
Queer Counsel
Rob Swinton
Warehouse Theatre
2003Mickey P
Theatre
Nineteen
Rikki Beadle-Blair
Team Angelica
Tristan Bates Theatre
2003Sal Finn
Film (LB)
Travelogue
Nick Walker
Stampede
2002.C
Theatre
What's the Difference?
Noel Greig
KKT
2002Titus Braintree
Theatre
Smashed Eggs
Danni Parr
Pentabus Theatre Company
2002Danny Denim
Film (LB)
Treading Water
Christopher Clay
Halogen Entertainment
2001Ronnie Winslow
Theatre
The Winslow Boy
Chris Dunham
Jill Freud Theatre Company
Southwold Rep
2001Charles Murdoch
Theatre
The Ghost Train
Richard Frost
Jill Freud Theatre Company
Southwold Rep
2001Young Micheal Berg
Theatre
The Reader
Lesley Finlay
Citizens Theatre Company
2000Pimpf
Theatre
Warweiser
David Lan
The Royal Court Theatre
2000Paul Blenim
Theatre
Playwrite
Tim Roseman / Fiona Laird
Theatre Royal Haymarket
2000Richard Boyce
Theatre
Disparate Bodies
Shabnam Shabazi
Three Mills Studios
2000Jeremy Peters
TIE
What Ya Waitin For?
Lydia Toumazou
Big Fish Theatre
2000Clownderella
Theatre
Clownderella
Kinny Gardner
Krazy Kat Theatre Company
1999Wayne Atkinson
Theatre
Lucifer in Starlight
Richard Franklin
King's Head Theatre Company
Kings Head Theatre
1999Spider Dixon
Theatre
Home Movies
Shabnam Shabazi
Chats Palace/People Show
1999Ian Clarke
TV
Art Party
Cori Stern
Fox Family Channel / Saban
1998Paul Read
TV
A Special Occasion
Lola Knipe
BBC
1998Rob Jones
Theatre
Great Monsters of Western Street
Ed Higginson
Throat Theatre Company
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1997BA (hons)Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Corporate Role Play Actor Trainer/Facilitator; Theatre Director; Theatre Writer/Dramaturg; Magic including Close Up; Fire Breathing; Escapology; Juggling;Master of Ceremonies;

    Additional Information

    With over twenty years experience, Darren has performed main roles at several of the UK’s leading regional theatres, including Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Birmingham Repertory, Dukes Theatre Lancaster, Southwold Rep, as well as roles at various West End Theatres including Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Ambassadors Theatre and The Royal Court.

    Film credits include 50/50 (VS1), Second Shot (Sur Productions), Things to do Before You’re Thirty, (Samuelson Productions) Travelogue (Stampede), Our Disposable Friend (Seesaw Productions), and Treading Water (Halogen Entertainment).

    Television credits include lead roles in Art Party for Fox Family Channel, Mobile Shop Idol and A Special Occasion (BBC) as well as appearances on Home and Family (Fox) and EPSN Classic.

    A fluent British Sign Language user, Darren was Associate Director of Krazy Kat Theatre Company between 2000 and 2011 and toured regularly in their sign integrated productions.

    Since leaving Krazy Kat Darren has been working as an Associate Artist with Kipper Tie, as Associate Director with Unfit Productions, and as Artistic Director of DamnCheek.

    Darren recently appeared in Damn Cheek’s tour of the double-bill: The Speech, and The Door, and as God / Jesus in The Malvern Mystery Play. (April / May 2019 Malvern Priory). Since lockdown Darren has also-appeared in, and directed over 15 online productions for www.damncheek.co.uk

    Nominated Best Newcomer in the Manchester Evening News Awards for the lead in 'Great Monsters of Western Street,' press quotes include: 'The Reader': "Darren Cheek is Superb!" - Glasgow Herald. 'Home Movies': "a new talent in the making, performs admirably" - The Stage. 'The Winslow Boy': "Darren Cheek effortlessly and convincingly captures your attention" - Lowestoft Journal.

    About me

    Actor-Director-Writer-Dramaturg

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • British Sign (BSL)
    Accents (North American)
    • Boston
    • Californian
    • Canadian
    • French Canadian
    • General American
    • Mexico
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    • Upper-Class Massachusetts
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Bulgarian
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Dublin
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Swedish
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Cheshire
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • Devon
    • Dorset
    • Essex
    • Geordie
    • Gloucester
    • Hull
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Norfolk
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Somerset
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Wiltshire
    • Yorkshire
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Billiards/Pool Playing
    • Bowling
    • Boxing
    • Cycling
    • Football
    • Ice Skating
    • Jet Skier
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain/Rock Climbing
    • Ping Pong
    • Pogo Stick
    • Roller Hockey
    • Roller Skating
    • Rollerblading
    • Running
    • Skateboarding
    • Soccer
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track and Field
    • Volleyball
    • Weight Lifting
    • Yoga
    Additional Skills
    • Actor
    • Cabaret Artist
    • Childrens Entertainer
    • Clown
    • Comedian (Stand Up)
    • Fire Performer
    • Fire-eating
    • Free Running
    • Juggler
    • MC
    • Puppeteer
    • Rollerblade/Rollerskate
    • Rollerblader
    • Singer
    • Skater
    Union Status
    • Equity (UK)