Denholm Spurr

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    24 - 34
    Height
    1m 77cm (5' 9")
    Weight
    68kg (150lb)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Muscular

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020Tristan, the excellent Denholm Spurr, is well-spoken, a graduate, but thrown out of his parents home
★★★★ - British Theatre
britishtheatre.com
2020"Denholm Spurr, one of the most successful actors in Brit queer theatre & films" ★ ★ ★ ★
Queerguru
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2018Spurr gives lights and shade to his character, switching effortlessly from cocksure to terrified in the blink of an eye.
A Younger Theatre
ayoungertheatre.com
2017right on the money... The natural performance of Spurr melts the most stoic of hearts
Marcus Emmanuel (A Younger Theatre)
ayoungertheatre.com
2016Spurr brings humour to the part, adds energy and life to the play... great French accent and mannerisms
★★★★ - James Russell (Gay Times)
gaytimes.co.uk
2016Denholm Spurr (Nameless), snorts Andrex-Puppy-ness into a character you’ll know, have seen or can relate to.
★★★★ - Thabian Sutherland (The Gay UK)
thegayuk.com
2016Handsome and gentle Denholm Spurr was the star of the show... opened the second half with a jaw-dropping french accent
★★★★★ - Gia Barbera (Huffington Post)
huffingtonpost.co.uk
2016Denholm Spurr in various ruffian guises was amazingly charismatic, believable in each character... highlight. I enjoyed his scenes and performance.
Richard Lambert (Theatre Reviews)
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2016Spurr is incredibly funny and convincing in his double-rolling, portraying the French sailor
Vesna Hauschild (London Pub Theatres)
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2016It’s an engaging cast – Denholm Spur is probably the stand-out
Gareth Johnson (Gay Star News)
gaystarnews.com
2016Spurr oozes charisma and makes the slightly seedy Damien the most human and relatable character on stage
Claire Roderick
fairypoweredproductions.com
2016Spurr’s Damien is fiery and irreverent
Brendan Macdonald (Exeunt)
exeuntmagazine.com
2016I was impressed by the cast... Spurr as Damien, almost the opposite to Joshua, compliments Macari’s performance excellently.
Jessica Gray (The Theatre Tourist)
thetheatretourist.co.uk
2016Denholm Spurr is wholly invested in Damien – a cockney whippersnapper, as well as his French sailor, Jean Baptiste.
Alexa Terry (British Theatre)
britishtheatre.com
2016develops a loving relationship with his pragmatic builder boyfriend Damien (the excellent Denholm Spurr)
Julia Rank (The Stage)
thestage.co.uk
2016Denholm Spurr exudes an effortless animal sensuality and displays rampant sexual chemistry with all three of the other leads
Edward Clarke (Clapham Omnibus)
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2016great to find actors up to the vocal challenge of open air performance... span from bold declamation to intimate conversation
Howard Loxton (British Theatre Guide)
britishtheatreguide.info
2016effortlessly organic... Spurr is great at exploiting the cracks in his character’s uptight veneer to reveal some touching repressed emotions.
★★★★ - James Waygood (Grumpy Gay Critic)
grumpygaycritic.co.uk
2016Interesting contrast between Damien’s attitude and one of Napier’s matelots... Spurr plays them both, delivering two strong performances.
Howard Loxton (British Theatre Guide)
britishtheatreguide.info
2016Denholm Spurr deftly and confidently switches roles to play a French matelot... manages to convincingly speak French with consummate ease.
Peter Brown (ActDrop)
actdrop.uk
2016Works very hard to make his character believable. His French prostitute sailor is very different from his cocky defensive labourer.
Stephen Collins (Live Theatre UK)
livetheatreuk.co.uk
2016Payne and Spurr are adorably sweet together, helping the audience to connect with them
★★★★ - Scott Matthewman (The Reviews Hub)
thereviewshub.com
2016Denholm Spurr, contributes a cheeky but soon dwindling joie-de-vivre which makes the final scenes all the more poignant.
★★★★ - Alex Foott (West End Wilma)
westendwilma.com
2016well played by Denholm Spurr... the 22-strong cast re-create the original work with such passion and energy
★★★★ - Michael Billington (The Guardian)
theguardian.com
2016An outstanding performance comes from Denholm Spurr, who adds both humour and tragedy to his boyishly playful character.
★★★★ - Lily Hayes (A Younger Theatre)
ayoungertheatre.com
2016transfixing... We’ve never seen one person play both participants in a sex scene so successfully… Spurr is mercurial and majestic.
★★★★★ - Richard Unwin (Gay Times)
gaytimes.co.uk
2016Seamlessly delivered by a talented cast, with Spurr putting in an enjoyable performance as the hooting, howling, infantile class bully.
★★★★ - Fergus Morgan (Everything Theatre)
everything-theatre.co.uk
2015the most natural speakers of Shakespeare I've seen... speaks his lines at breakneck speed in utter comfort in the language
Partially Obstructed View
partially-obstructed-view.blogspot.co.uk
2015particular mention has to go to Spurr for his truly intemperate Mercutio, in a boisterous depiction with masses of charisma
★★★★ - Ginger Hibiscus
gingerhibiscus.com
2015absolutely excellent as the inebriated partygoing rudeboy... exploits an oddly adorable vulnerable vulgarity that is fitting and incredible to watch
★★★★ - James Waygood (Grumpy Gay Critic)
grumpygaycritic.co.uk
2015Denholm Spurr plays Cassio with the requisite youthful zest and earnest to a fault.
★★★★★ - Michael Davis (Female Arts)
femalearts.com
2015Denholm Spurr as Cassio also delivers a high-calibre performance.... a natural, watchable intensity.
Laura Kressly (Remote Goat)
remotegoat.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2021Drug User
Film (Feature)
Clarissa
Chris Godwin
Inner Eye
2020Homeowner
Commercial
Direct Line InsuranceGetty Images
2020Mark
Film (Short)
Stone
Tatiana Slavnaya
Sergio Ustian
2020Tristan
Theatre
No Sweat
Vicky Moran
Reece McMahon / Pleasance Theatre
Pleasance Theatre
2020Gregory
Film
When Pigs Die
Magnus Lyche
Jenya Filchenkova
2020Tom
Film (Short)
3SUM - Emotional Mathematics
Robert Emmanuel
Opus Multimedia
2019Partygoer
TV
Dispatches
Patrick Strudwick
Channel 4
2019Surgeon/Nurse/Physio/Neighbour
Theatre
Altered State
Tony McBride
Cardboard Citizens
NHS
2019Rob
Film (Short)
Remembering Daisy
Alessandro Piccato
Monica Lungeanu
2019Hamlet
Theatre
Exit Burbage: 400th Centenary of the death of Richard Burbage
Brooke Johnston
Secret Theatre / Southwark Council / Globe Theatre
Southwark Cathedral
2019Joe
TV
The Grass Is Always Grindr - Season 2
Luke Davies / Leon Lopez
Amazon Prime Video / Brown Boy Productions / Dragonflies / 56 Dean Street
2018Joe
TV
The Grass Is Always Grindr - Season 1
Luke Davies / Leon Lopez
Amazon Prime Video / Brown Boy Productions / Dragonflies / 56 Dean Street
2018Fairy God-Barista
Film (Feature)
Sleeping Rough
Owain Astiles
Pastiles Productions
2017 - 2018Shane (Housing Officer)
Theatre (Tour)
Priority Need
Tony McBride
Cardboard Citizens
2016 - 2018Nameless
Theatre
The Chemsex Monologues
Luke Davies
Dragonflies Theatre
King's Head Theatre & International Tour
2018Pete
Film (Feature)
Meniscus
David Rapson & Christopher Hooton
Christopher Hooton Films
2017Joe
Web-Series
Joe's Story
Luke Davies
90 Ten / Dragonflies
2017Alex
Theatre (Tour)
The HIV Monologues
Luke Davies
Dragonflies Theatre
Theatre503 & Ace Hotel, Shoreditch
2017Son
Theatre
Roses In December
Jeffrey Mayhew
Firework Productions
Old Red Lion Theatre
2016 - 2017Alex
Radio
Excellent Sheep
Natalie Wilson
Theatre Centre
2016 - 2017Understudy
Theatre (Tour)
Cathy
Adrian Jackson
Cardboard Citizens
Soho Theatre, Pleasance Theatre (And National Tour)
2017Darren Lever
Film (Feature)
Extra Time
Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas Films
2016 - 2017Brian Johnson
Theatre (Tour)
Don't Kick The Bucket
Tony McBride
Cardboard Citizens
2016Nameless
Theatre
The Chemsex Monologues
Luke Davies
Dragonflies Theatre
The King's Head Theatre
2016Damien/Jean-Baptiste
Theatre
The Past Is A Tattooed Sailor
Jeffrey Mayhew
Old Red Lion Theatre
Old Red Lion Theatre
2016Reg
Theatre
Cathy Come Home
Tony McBride
Cardboard Citizens
Barbican
2016John
Theatre
Lidstock
Dilek Latif
DL Productions
The Space
2016Callum
Theatre (Tour)
Meta
Tony McBride
Cardboard Citizens
Canada Water Culture Space
2016Bobby
Film (Short)
Trouser Bar
Kristen Bjorn
Pathetique Films
2015Peter
Theatre
Idiot Spaz
John Mitton
Sky Blue Theatre Company
Lost Theatre
2015Ash/Dylan
Theatre (Tour)
Hookup
Ben Buratta
Outbox Theatre
Hackney Showroom / Contact Theatre Manchester
2015Mercutio
Theatre
Romeo & Juliet
Brooke Johnston
The Secret Theatre Company
Secret Island/London City Island
2015Cassio
Theatre
Othello
Pamela Schermann
Time Zone Theatre
Rose Theatre, Bankside & Waterloo East (Transfer)
2014Tom
Theatre
Tom & Jerry: A Love Story
Niall Phillips
Lonesome Schoolboy Productions
The Drayton Arms
2014Danny
Film (Short)
Seeing is BelievingCrew B Productions
2014John
Theatre
"Baking Bread", Cambridge Theatre Challenge
John Mitton
Sky Blue Theatre Company
Lost Theatre
2014Alan
Theatre
"The Proposition", Cambridge Theatre Challenge
John Mitton
Sky Blue Theatre Company
Lost Theatre
2014Feodor/Wisniowiecki/Margeret/Ensemble
Rehearsed Reading
Boris Godunov
Scott Le Crass
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
2014Tonio
Film (Short)
Decadent Lullaby
Akihiro Miyoshi
The Metropolitan Film School
2014Niall Horan
Theatre (Tour)
The One Direction ExperienceHeadline Entertainment
2014Danny
Film (Short)
Hangman
Freddie Wright
Crew B Productions
2014Clive
Film (Short)
Happy Valley Hotel
Alison Jenster
The Metropolitan Film School
2013Mercutio
Theatre
Romeo & JulietGrassroots Shakespeare
Old Red Lion Theatre
2013Dumain
Theatre
Love's Labour's LostGrassroots Shakespeare
Old Red Lion Theatre
2013Labour Candidate/Old Biddy/Fly-Pitcher/Dad/Ensemble
Theatre
Market Boy
Spencer Noll
LOST Theatre Company
The Lost Theatre
2012Doctor/Gio
Theatre
Short Plays by... Joel HorwoodShort Plays by
Soho Theatre
2012Andy
Theatre
Defining Moments of Truth and Deception
Steve Woodward
Soho Theatre
Soho Theatre
2012Bennett
Theatre
Punk Rock
Grace Hopkins, Sophie Anne Ellicot, Ben Tosh
Rose Theatre, Kingston
Rose Theatre
2012Henry V
Theatre
Henry V
Robin Belfield
Summer Shakespeare
Blenheim Palace
2011John Keats
Theatre
Romantics
James Veitch
Pale Fire Theatre Company
Keats' House
2011Cliff Bradshaw
Radio
Following Isherwood: Behind the Curtain of Cabaret
Sabine Schereck
Goldsmiths
2011Ham/Wolf/Mr Stork
Rehearsed Reading
Noah's Ark: Mervyn Peake Centenary Celebrations
Mhairi Grealis
Blue Elephant Theatre Company
Blue Elephant Theatre
2010Sebastian
Theatre
Twelfth Night
Abigail Pickard Price
Harbinger Theatre Company
2009Konstantin
Theatre
The Seagull
Cait Mary Scott
Exeter University
Northcott Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20121 yr. Professional Acting (Nat Cert)Oxford School of Drama
    2011Acting CourseThe National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
    2010BA Drama with SpanishExeter University

    Additional Skills

    Horseriding, Swimming, Cycling, Stage Combat, Improvisation, Computer Literate

    Additional Information

    AWARDS:

    ★ Best Ensemble Performance | The Off West End Awards (2018) | Nominee

    ★ Top 12 Leading Men of the Year | My Theatre Mates (2017) | Winner

    ★ Best Supporting Male Performance | The Off West End Awards (2016) | Nominee

    ★ Best Production | Sir Michael Caine Awards (2007) | Runner-Up

    About me

    In 2019, Denholm starred as Series Regular 'Joe' in Seasons 1 & 2 of 'THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GRINDR', broadcast on London Live.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • French
    • Spanish
    Experienced In
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Devon
    • Dorset
    • Essex
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • RP
    • Somerset
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short to Medium
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Posh
    • Scruffy
    • Villainous
    • Wholesome