Ian Parkin

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Age Range
    46 - 56
    5' 8" (1m 73cm)
    13st. 10lb (87kg)
    Hair Colour
    Strawberry Blonde
    Eye Colour


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
Fat busters The Musical
Rebecca Westberry / Josh Coley
A.N.O. Productions
St Giles in the Fields, London
Rebecca Westberry / Joshua Coley
A.N.O. Productions
The Park Theatre
2017Embassy Dancer
Film (Feature)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mike Newell
Blueprint Pictures/Mazur/Kaplan Company
The Senate
2016Spirit of Christmas & The Squire
Mother Goose
Debbie Flitcroft
Wilton's Music Hall
Wilton's Music Hall
2016Larry Grayson
Theatre (Tour)
3 Days and 3 Minutes with Larry
J.J. Almond
Cutting the Strings and Eastbourne RHT
National Tour
2015Town Cryer / Alderman Widl / Maharaja of Monkey Island
Dick Whittington
Debbie Flitcroft
Wilton's Music Hall
Wilton's Music Hall
2013Peter Lovich
Stand Up - The Musical
Anthony Williams
Shalala Productions and Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton
Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton
2013King Crumble
Sleeping Beauty
Debbie Flitcroft
Paul Holman Associates
Broadway Theatre, Catford
2012Tourist; Boyfriend; Paper Seller; Dementia Sufferer
The London Revue
Ian Good
Modus Operandi Theatre
Canal Cafe Theatre
2000 - 2011Founding Member
Theatre (Tour)
4 Poofs and a Piano
Ian Good; Phil Wilmott; Cal McCrystal
4 poofs and a piano
BBC TV Centre, National Tours, Comedy Festivals, Various TV and radio
  • Education

    19783 yr. ActingBirmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art

    Additional Skills

    I still have some dance skills left - a bit of Jazz and tap but don't have the energy (or knees) for lots of jumping around any more.

    TV experience includes working to camera and providing voice overs.

    Additional Information

    Since leaving the group, I have appeared in several pantomimes including Wilton's Music Hall (2015 & 2016) where my part was written for me by Roy Hudd. I have also appeared in revue, a workshop of "Stand Up, The Musical" and most recently played Larry Grayson in '3 Days and 3 Minutes With Larry" which opened at the Lion and Unicorn then toured throughout April 2016.

    About me

    I'm a middle-aged actor with my mother's genes so I look younger than my actual age. Having spent 20 years in musical theatre as a song and dance man, I then became a founding member of 4 Poofs and a Piano (the house band on "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross") spending 12 years touring, playing comedy festivals and, of course, at the BBC. Left the group in 2012 to get back to theatre and haven't looked back since.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Professional)
    • Modelling
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cornish
    • English, standard
    • London
    • Northern England
    • RP
    • Sheffield
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    General Dance Skills
    • Jazz
    • Tango
    • Tap
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No
    Character Types
    • Professional
    • Geeky
    • Posh
    • Intellectual
    • Villainous