Derek Lawson

  • Actor
    Male / West Yorkshire
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    51 - 61
    Height
    1m 85cm (6')
    Weight
    86kg (190lb)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Medium

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017Derek went the extra mile and would happily recommend him to anyone wanting to hire a good reliable actor.
Savannah Grace
scholarkid.org
2017Sunderland launch new season cards with stunning video
Stuart Jamieson
chroniclelive.co.uk
2015The best Santa evr seen
traveller1648
tripadvisor.co.uk
2015Santa was fantastic!!!
Becks6160
tripadvisor.co.uk
2013Derek Lawson brought Bob Bishop (the talent scout who first spotted the teen-age Best) to life beautifully
Brian Gorman
thepublicreviews.com
2013Derek Lawson is perfect as friendly regular Brian, providing a unique insight to the madness of the bar.
Tracey Lowe
thepublicreviews.com
2012Nominated as Best Supporting Actor - 2013 Filmed in Utah Awardsdayzerotv.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Site Manager
Film (Short)
You haven't worked in the trade unless this has happened to you
Emily Moss
On The Tools
2019Tax Expert
Online / Digital
Uniform Tax RefundCincera Productions Ltd
2018Mr Aitken
TIE
Pathways
Lou Hardy
Penguin Acting
2018Dada
Commercial
1st International Bank of Israel advert
Adam Sanderson
Yoram Productions Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel
2018Commander Wallace
Film (LB)
The Pact
Rick McLeod
Celtic Storm Films
2017History Teacher
Presenter
ScholarKid
Savannah Grace
ScholarKid Productions
2017Reeves
Film (LB)
Flowers In The Desert
Rick McLeod
Celtic Storm Films
2017Car Sick Sam
Film (Short)
The Card Room Chronicles: Car Pool Poker
Jay Robey
Threeinone Pictures
2017Grandad
Commercial
Wearside By Side
Kristian Young
Burning Reel Films
2015Jarvis
Film (Short)
Terminal Hospitality
Olly Philpott-Smith
MFS Films
2015Father Christmas
Corporate
A Christmas Extravaganza
Suzanne Kaye Vaughan
Make a Wish Entertainment
Stockeld Park
2015David
Film (Short)
A Close Shave
Thomas Gombos
Close Productions
2015Frank Sarvis
TV
Day Zero (Season 2)
Cal Nguyen
Fofanugget Productions (USA)
2013 - 2015Harry O Popcorn
Theatre
Oi!
Brad Shaw
Blackwatch Entertainment
2015Lionel Logue
Film (Feature)
A Royal Night Out
Julian Jarrold
GNO Productions
2014 - 2015Stiff Jim McGuigan
Film (LB)
Crimson the Sleeping Owl
Chase Johnston-Lynch
MSI Presents Productions
2013 - 2015Various Roles
Theatre
Murder MysteriesMurder Inc
2014Clarence Oddbody
Theatre
It's A Wonderful Life
Kat Martin
Sneaky Experience
Kings Hall, Ilkley
2014Jim
Rehearsed Reading
Red Cross
Derek Lawson
Rampant & RFH Productions
Kings Arms, Salford
2014Ian Mannering
Film (Short)
Vigil
Adam Bouabda
Couch Potato Films 2014
2013Malcolm
Film (Short)
Chuggers
Keith Ainsworth
Tartan Fox
2013Harrington Foxley
Corporate
The Foxley Flyer
Richard Hazelgrove
Avant Garde Corporate Role PLay
Weston on Trent
2013Crass Colin
Corporate
Online Training Course
Callum O'Connell
The Skills Network
Selby
2013Father Christmas
Corporate
Elf Training WorkshopMake a Wish Entertainment
2013The Inspector
Theatre
SinisterMurder Inc
Haydock
2013Bill Hadley
Film (LB)
Finding Slender Man
Mark Scammell
Scammell Films
2013Derek
Theatre
Musical Murder Mystery
Peter Wright
Stage Door Productions
Brighouse
2013Lord & Commander Thornley-Cruttock
Theatre
Murder On The Home FrontBlackwatch Entertainment
2013John
Film (Short)
In Security
Nikolai B Lundh
Univ of Salford/BBC Writers Room
2013Bob Bishop & Clinic Director
Theatre
The Best
Colin Connor
Lass O'Gowrie Productions
Lass O'Gowrie
2012 - 2013Brian
Theatre
Last Orders
Sean Ashworth
Ragamuffin Theatre Co
The Hope
2012Salvatore Giuseppe
Radio
Into The Past
Chase Johnston-Lynch & Colin Hives
Shivlenco Productions
2012Ed McDonagh
Radio
Border Line
Chase Johnston-Lynch
Showrunners Radio
2012Westlake
Radio
Black Horses From Sky
Chase Johnston-Lynch
Showrunners Radio
2012Frank Sarvis
Online / Digital
Day Zero
Cal Nguyen
Fofanugget Productions
Salt Lake City, USA
2012The Flag Marshal
Commercial
Sky Sports F1
Helen Brown
Sky TV
2012The Falcon
Radio
Poor Little Rich Girl
Jackson Kavanagh
Showrunners Radio
2012Carl
Theatre
Grease Monkeys
Jez Mort
Twinbird Production Co
Liverpool Write Now Festival
2012The Team Leader
Film (LB)
Dream On
Lloyd Eyre-Morgan
Wig in a Box/ Lem Pictures
2011Lee
Film (Short)
Job 3(a)
Shaun Woods
Loft Ogre Films
2011Catesby & Buckingham
Theatre
Richard III
Mary Hooton
Artificial Light
Liverpool Shakespeare Festival
2011The Stranger
Film (Short)
The Monkey's Paw
Dennis Crampton
ZB Films
2011Gallus
Theatre
A Gladiator On The Town
Scott Berry
Salford Arts Theatre
Salford Arts Theatre
2011The Clown
Film (Short)
Once A Clown...
Adrian Nixon
7:30 Productions
2010Dr Robertson
Corporate
Teenage Stress
Gino Evans
JMG Media
2010Skipper
Film (Short)
Dark Solitude
Rick McLeod
Celtic Storm Films
2010The Intruder
Theatre
The Guy's A Monster
Shaun Woods
The Old Barn Diddlers
Actors Studio, Liverpool
2010Myla Lanik
Corporate
HMRC Role PlayHMRC
2010Sam Brooks
Corporate
Portraits of Pain
Chris Gaffey
Clockwork Ltd for Pfizer Corp. Ltd
2009Dr Ferguson
Corporate
Teenage Pregnancy
Gino Evans
JMG Media
2009Malcolm Jeffrey
TV
Britains Biggest Heists
Mike Lehan
Title Role Productions for Crime & Punishment Channel
2009The Accountant
Corporate
Zero Harm
Craig Matthews
Balfour Beatty Construction plc
2009Myla Lanik
Corporate
HMRC Role PlayHMRC
2008Luke Benford
Film (Short)
Insights of Suspicion
Daniel Chadwick
Maku Productions
2008Tobacconist
Film (Feature)
Saka no ue no kumo
Takashi Isshiki
Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
2008Zigmund Adamski
TV
Britain's Closest Encounters
Steve Grogan
Firefly Productions for Channel 5
2008The Old Man
Film (Student)
Of Swallowing Saltwater
Flynn Eccles
Manchester Metropolitan University
2008Myla Lanik
Corporate
HMRC Role PlayHMRC
2008Derek
Musical
Musical Murder Mystery
Sean Glenn
Stage Door Productions
2007Pastor Manders
Film (Feature)
Ghosts
Al Carretta
Nightpiece Films
2007Derek
Theatre
Musical Murder Mystery
Peter Wright
Stage Door Productions
2007Brother Joseph
Online / Digital
The Rapture
Stuart Wolpert
London Film School & National Gallery
2007Big Paul
Film (Student)
Me, My Lass and Chris Green
Gary Collinson
Sunderland University
2006Tony Bedford
Film (Student)
Child Guard
Dean Brocklehurst
Manchester Metropolitan University
2006Derek
Theatre
Musical Murder Mystery
Peter Wright
Stage Door Productions
Penwortham, Barnsley, Grimsby
2006Prison Officer Atkins
TV
Cold Blood
Stuart Orme
Granada
2005'Simon Cowell'
Theatre
The Bright Factor
Audrey Clark
Bright Sparks Drama Academy
2005Police Officer Dwyer
TV
Bradford Riots
Neil Biswas
Channel 4
2005Head Barman
Corporate
Merseyside Police Training Video
Sue Elliott
Merseyside Police
2003Head Waiter
TV
Coronation StreetGranada
2003SS Officer
TV
Days That Shook the World
David Bartlett
BBC
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20083 yr. ActingLaine Johnson (David Johnson) Acting
    1979Combined ArtsSunderland Polytechnic

    Additional Skills

    Full UK Driving Licence; ex-racing driver.

    I am the author of three non-fiction books and three full-length, multi-cast plays.

    Additional Information

    Full enhanced DBS and First Aid certificates

    About me

    After training at my local repertory group in the North East of England, I made my way to London in the early '80s and appeared in several plays there such as Hedda Gabler (Henrik Ibsen), Pygmalion, Major Barbara (George Bernard Shaw), Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller) and Amadeus (Peter Shaffer). I made my London debut as a Director with Educating Rita (Willy Russell) and followed that up with Middle Aged Spread (Roger Hall) and Anton Chekov's, The Proposal.

    During my absence from the theatre, I appeared in many film and television roles. I was viewed at the Cannes Film Festival in the short film, Dark Solitude. I have also played parts in the cinema versions of Ghosts, Sherlock Holmes, and Across The Universe. I have been seen in Coronation Street, Cold Blood, Casualty 1907 and several other small screen productions. I appeared in the US web series Day Zero and was nominated as Best Supporting Actor in the Filmed in Utah Awards 2013.

    I have also returned to the stage in recent years and was Brian in Last Orders by Sean Ashworth, and played the part of talent scout, Bob Bishop in Ian Winterton's adaptation of Jack Rosenthal's The Best.

    Additionally, I have written stage plays, including 'Run For Home' and 'Bad Moon Rising'. Both were staged in the North East of England in 2014, with the former also being part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival the same year. A radio play I have written was recorded at the end of February 2015.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • West-Indian
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • German
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Cockney
    • Essex
    • Geordie
    • Lancashire
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • Scottish, Standard
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Boston
    • New York City
    • Texas
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Tough
    • Villainous