Derek Newton

  • Actor
    Male / Monmouthshire
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    65 - 72
    Height
    6' (1m 85cm)
    Weight
    13st. 8lb (86kg)
    Hair Colour
    Grey
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Medium
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  • Agent

    Agent
    YAFTA Talent Agency
    Contact
    07512 921934
    Website
    www.yafta.co.uk

    Links

    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Man 3
TV
Coronation Street
Gill Wilkinson
ITV
ITV Studios, Coronation Street, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1FZ
2017 - 2018Nature Commentator
Voiceover
Emmerdale
Neil Johnstone
ITV
ITV Emmerdale Studios, Leeds
2017 - 2018Expert 1 and voice-over
Commercial
VIntage Cash Cow promo
Andrew Daly
Fresh Cut Creative
Vintage Cash Cow, Leeds
2009Jeffrey
Role Play
Adult Protection Training
Neale McGrath
Marion Dakin
Wolverhampton
2009Bert
Corporate
Adult Protection Training
Neale McGrath
Marion Dakin
Solihull
2009George Kerrigan
TV
Emmerdale
Lee Salisbury
Yorkshire Television
The Village, Harewood Park
2007Dad
Commercial
Homebuy Advertisement
Phil Walsh
Sound & Picturehouse Ltd
BIrmingham
2007Stephen Bevan
TV
Emmerdale
Mickey Jones
Yorkshire Television
The Village, Harewood Park
2006Professor Henry Bloom
Film (Short)
Animal Crackers
Russell Agro
Screen Yorkshire
Castleford and Leeds, Yorkshire
2006Customer
Commercial
Bed Ballet
Phil Hawkins
The Gate Films
2006The Butler
Commercial
Jonathan's Restaurant
John Psaris
Sound Image
Birmingham
2005Dr Simon Cowley
Corporate
Witness Protection
Robin O'Connor
National Policing Improvement Agency
Harrogate
2005The Boss
Music Video
10000 Things / Dogsbody
Andy Soup
Independent
Wakefield
2004Mr Jones
TV
Emmerdale
Tim O'Mara
Yorkshire Television
The Village, Harewood Park
2004Chief Constable
TV
Heartbeat
Jerry Mill
Yorkshire Television
North Yorkshire
2004The Judge
TV
The House That God Built
Isobel Tang
BBC
York, Merchants' Hall
2003The Invigilator
Corporate
Exams Invigilation
Robin Childs
ITV
Police Training Centre, Harrogate
2002Dr Edwards
Film (Student)
Skin Deep
Marc Lis
University of Manchester
2002Customer
TV
Emmerdale
Alan Wareing/Daniel Wilson
Yorkshire Television
The Village Harewood Park
2002Businessman
Commercial
Emmerdale
Oliver Horsbrugh
Yorkshire Television
The Village, Harewood Park
2001Chief Supt Millbrook
Commercial
Heartbeat
Noreen Kershaw
Yorkshire Television
2001Charles Wilson
TV
Heartbeat
Noreen Kershaw
Yorkshire Television
Masham, North Yorkshire
2000The Presenter
Corporate
Mortgage Services
Colin Preston
DBS Financial Planning Ltd
Huddersfield
2000The Captain
Voiceover
The Game
Mark Estelle
Outsource Media
Harrogate
1999Architect
Corporate
Risk
Kanthi Ford
Transco
1999Steward
Film (Feature)
Best
Mary McGuikan
Best Films IOM Ltd
Warrington
1999Choir Master
TV
Adam's Family Tree
Richard Callanan
Yorkshire Television
1998Jury Foreman
TV
Coronation Street
Garth Tucker/Michael Kerrigan
Granada
Eccles, Manchester
1998George Parker
TV
Emmerdale
Graham Weatherall
Yorkshire Television
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2001Training and Quality AssuranceChartered Institute of Personnel and Development

    Additional Information

    I have worked:

    - in cabaret as a singer at various dinner functions.

    - As a presenter for corporate and charity functions;

    - in role play for training scenarios, e.g. adult protection training, playing various characters such as carers or a older man with alzheimers

    Voice-over for corporate training films in particular police training, e.g. witness protection

    About me

    I have a variety of experience in television, theatre, presenting, voice-over, corporate and training productions. I have developed my skills and experience by working on a number of television dramas, theatrical plays, musical theatre, light opera and cabaret-style entertainment.

    I am an Equity member and have attended professional training in television at RADA and the Northern Actors' Centre plus various professional short courses designed to develop acting to camera, presentation, castings and the voice. I have appeared in feature films, corporate video/DVD/e-learning productions and commercials. This experience includes autocue work to camera.

    Light comedy and sensitive drama are genres that I seem to "fit"; I have played a range of characters that are well-meaning but slightly confused; some with a romantic edge. These include, for example, Ayckbourn characters such as Tom in the "Norman Conquests", Ronald in "Absurd Person Singular", Guy in "A Chorus of Disapproval" and more recently Frank Foster in "How the Other Half Loves". In the classically stylised Noel Coward, I played Gary Essendine in "Present Laughter" and David Bliss in "Hay Fever". These were roles that gave me an opportunity to be faithful to the style and language of that period, as well as being frightfully aloof in delivering the razor-sharp wit! I also relished the sensitivity and professionalism of Sir David in Jeffrey Archer's "Beyond Reasonable Doubt".

    More recently, I have played the challenging role of Goldberg in Pinter's "The Birthday Party" and by contrast, Al Lewis in "The Sunshine Boys".

    I was hounded for weeks after convicting Deidre Barlow in Coronation Street as the Jury Foreman! As can be seen from my C.V., I have also played a number of roles in Emmerdale and Heartbeat. In recent TV roles I have been a judge, solicitors, military officer, doctor and senior police officer. I think that I suit these roles as I now have an "official" look, hopefully one that is sincere, trustworthy and reliable.

    My singing and musical theatre experience includes light operas, playing "Alfred" in Der Fledermaus" and a variety of leading parts in musical productions, including Danilo in "The Merry Widow", The Red Shadow in "Desert Song" and more recently Honore in "Gigi". I also played in a series of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, including "Ruddigore", Trial by Jury", HMS Pinafore and the Pirate King in "The Pirates of Penzance". This was a glorious opportunity to wear big boots, a balloon shirt, a black beard and weald a sword! I also played Mack in "Mack and Mabel", ruthless, dominant and egotistical - a great role.

    Just to demonstrate versatility, I also made a pop video with a group called 10,000 Things (still showing on U-Tube) in which I play a maniacal boss kidnapped by his four young employees, stripped to his underwear, tied to a chair and forced to listen to their latest release.....

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Presenting
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • Italian
    Musical Skills
    • Drums
    • Guitar
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • London
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Wiltshire
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Short to Medium
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • Motorcycle
    Facial Characteristics
    • Moustache
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Villainous