John Afzal

  • Actor
    Male / Manchester
  • Ethnicity
    Asian - Indian
    Age Range
    27 - 37
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 68cm)
    Weight
    10st. 1lb (64kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium
  • Images

    Files

    • video file (mp4)
    • sound file (mp3)
  • Agent

    Agent
    Jane Hollowood Associates
    Contact
    0161 2379141
    Website
    www.janehollowood.co.uk

    Links

    Spotlight Member
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019“... a resounding and powerful victory for Skepta, Manchester International Festival and for pop culture itself.”
John Robb
louderthanwar.com
2019“MIF always offers unique shows; Dystopia987 certainly ticks this box.”
Dominic Walsh
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
2019“The crowd filters in to the damp street, having had one of the nights of their lives.”
Ian Youngs
bbc.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Narrator
Rehearsed Reading
A Christmas Carol
Lotte Wakeham
Bolton Octagon
Bolton Octagon Theatre
2019Security Guard - Lou
TV
Coronation Street
Mickey Jones
ITV
ITV Studios, Coronation Street
2019Dambrin’s Crew: Mad-Mad
Theatre (Immersive)
Dystopia987
Matthew Dunster
Manchester International Festival
Mayfield
2018Babur
Theatre
Guards At The Taj
Joanna Godwin-Seidl
Vienna Theatre Project
Theatre Drachengasse Vienna
2018Murray
TV
Moving On
Adrian Dunbar
LA Productions
2017Neil
TV
Love, Lies & Records
Dominic LeClerk
Rollem Productions/ BBC
2017Old Timer
Film (Student)
Pennies Not Accepted
Kiel Mitchell
The University of Salford
2016Billy
Theatre
Luna
Sarah Argent
Theatre Hullabaloo/ Theatre Iolo/ Northern Stage
Northern Stage
2016Prince Henry
Theatre (Tour)
Hide and Seek
Geoff Readman
Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah
2016Ensemble
Theatre
To Walk In Your Shoes
Martha Simon
Redbobble Theatre
Hope Mill Theatre
2016Sanj
Corporate
Tier 3 Police Training
Zoe Walkington
Adhoc Actors
2016Naquid
Rehearsed Reading
Mr and Mrs Khan
Janys Chambers
Bolton Octagon
Bolton Octagon
2016Andy Turnbull
Rehearsed Reading
How The Cabinet Maker Crossed The Road
Janys Chambers
Bolton Octagon
Bolton Octagon
2015 - 2016Crumble, Cook, Mr Bling
Theatre
Land of Lights
Tim Webb
Oily Cart
Arts Depot London
2015Gauhar
Theatre
Umrao
Vasilios Arabos
Asian Music Circuit
Cockpit Theatre
2015Ross
Theatre
Macbeth
Jatinder Verma
Tara Arts
Stratford Circus
2014Gepetto
Theatre (Tour)
Pinocchio
John Garfield Roberts
altru drama ltd
2014Private Elland
Teacher
World War 1 Soldier
Guy Hepworth
Education Group
2014Sanj
Role Play
Tier 3 Police Training
Guy Hepworth
Adhoc Actors
2014Austin
Theatre (Tour)
Annabel & Austin's Adventures
John Afzal
Shofar
2014Max (puppeteer)
Theatre (Tour)
Sonya's Garden
Gilly Baskeyfield
M6 Theatre Company
M6 Studio Theatre
2014Hugo
Film (Short)
Hugo Funderburk
Katie Walters
Staffs Uni Films
Stoke
2014Mike
TIE
Price Tag
Amanda Wilde/Wendy Rouse
Red Earth Theatre Company
Derbyshire schools
2013Young Ed
Radio
No Big Difference
Stuart Fyfe
BBC Radio
BBC
2013Emil
Theatre (Tour)
Emil and the Detectives
Amanda Wilde/ Wendy Rouse
Red Earth Theatre Company
MAC
2012Joe
Theatre
Nativity 2012
Matt Britton
In Yer Face Theatre Company
2012Jesus
Theatre
The Passion
Matt Britton
In Yer Face Theatre Company
2012Naz
Theatre
Wrecked
Matt Britton
In Yer Face Theatre Company
2011Various
Theatre
Various
Matt Britton
In Yer Face Theatre Company
2011Sparky
Commercial
A Bunch of Idiots
Paul Coppack
Shooters Media
2011Mo
TIE
Work Experience
Ian Townsend
Impact Theatre Company
2010Danny
TIE
Drinkaware 2010
Ian Townsend
Impact Universal Ltd
2010Michael
TIE
Outloud 2010
Adam Zane
Hope Theatre Company
2010Mel
Theatre
A Many Splendored Thing
Danny Stewart
In The Red Theatre Company
Revolution Bar Manchester
2010Mike
Corporate
Elsie StreeterSt George's Medical School
2010Mahmood
Theatre (Tour)
Silent Anger
Patrick Connelan
Reveal Theatre Company
2010Son
Theatre (Tour)
Not in My Name
Marie McCarthy
Theatre Veritae
2009John the Barman
Film (LB)
Awake: The Afterlife of Brian Owen
Nigel Adams
Shooters Media
2009Maitri
Theatre (Tour)
Beneath The Banyan Tree
Lynda Hill
Theatre Hullabaloo
National Tour
2009Zeeshan
Corporate
Zeeshan's Story
Chris Lindon
My Life Productions
2009PresenterMy Future My Choice
Ian Wainwright
Bristol Old Vic
2009Capriccio
Theatre
The Garden of Dreams
Paul James
Monster Productions / Live Theatre
National Tour
2009Azad
Rehearsed Reading
Still Alive
Sol B River
West Yorkshire Playhouse
West Yorkshire Playhouse
2009John
Film (Docu)
Lancashire NHS
Chris Callander
AFTA Thought Training Consultants
2008Cal
Theatre (Tour)
The Hate Play
Georgina Lamb
Box Clever Theatre
St George's Hall, Liverpool
2008Hussein
Commercial
Listen - Portrait of a Nation
Nina Hajiyianni
Fuse Theatre
St George's Hall, Liverpool
2008Asif
Corporate
Prison Workers' Conference
Chris Callander
AFTA Thought Training Consultants
2008Contestant
Commercial
Chicago Town Pizza identTWBA / Manchester
2008Asif
Theatre
Hearts and Minds
Eleanor Martin
Khayaal Theatre Company
2007Craig
Theatre (Tour)
Fly Away Peter
Nina Hajiyianni
Action Transport
2007Delivery Man
Commercial
Tesco Romance
Neil Harris
Stink Productions
2007Akhtar
Radio
Car Wash Lovers
Yve Ngoo
BBC Radio
2007Falcon
Theatre
The Conference of the Birds
Bev Adams
Faceless Theatre
2006Prince Arthur
Theatre
Merlin and the Enchanted Mirror
Ryan Simons
Lawrence Batley Theatre
2006Mushif
TV
CrimewatchBBC
2006Businessman
Corporate
Marks and Spencer Menswear
Gary Nutland
Logistik
2005 - 2006Saleem
Theatre (Tour)
East is East
Damien Cruden
Pilot Theatre
York Theatre Royal
2005Fowzi Najad
TV
Rescue Emergency - Iranian Embassy Siege
Jeremy Freeston
Granada
2005Ryan
Theatre (Tour)
Pig in the Middle
Nigel Townsend
Y Touring Theatre Company
2005Kassan Ali
Commercial
Body in a Bag Crimewatch UK Solved
Mark Scantlebury
BBC
2005Student
Corporate
HSBC Training Video
Gary Nutlands
Walnut Media
2004Ben
TIE

Ian Townsend
Impact Universal Ltd
2004Ricki Lake
Theatre (Tour)
Buzz
Andrew Alty
Fast Forward
2004Passer-by
Commercial
Skoda Octavia Adverti B&W Communications
2004Colin
Radio
Colin The Asylum Seeker
Ed Morrish
BBC Radio
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20043 yr. ActingBretton Hall

    Additional Skills

    Excellent ability with accents including Lancashire (native), British Asian, Indian, Manchester, Yorkshire, Birmingham, Scots, Irish and Standard English. Good strong baritone voice. Good all round movement ability. Puppetry (bunraku, object puppet and glove)). Excellent all round sports ability including hockey (county standard), football, cricket and tennis. Full driving licence.

    Additional Information

    "Afzal has a delectable voice and he keeps it beautifully toned." Kevin Berry reviewing Beneath the Banyan Tree

    "Ever-pertinent themes aside, East is East is an ensemble piece and the assembled throng of ten certainly do the piece justice. The younger members of the cast do a sterling job of defining their different character traits. They include John Afzal's boho art student Saleem..." Edward Salisbury reviewing East is East.

    About me

    Noteable tv credits include Kay Mellor's "Love, Lies and Records" and Jimmy McGovern's "Moving On" both for BBC, as well as Coronation Street.

    While being cast in Asian and non-Asian roles alike, John has extensive experience in all aspects of theatre, especially children's theatre, and in particular has strong singing and movement skills.

    Notable theatre credits include Tara Arts national tour of 'Macbeth', East is East (Pilot Theatre/York Theatre Royal) and the title role in Emil and the Detectives. He also spent two years as a full time actor with 'In Yer Face Christian Theatre Company'. John was a trustee and board member of Action Transport Theatre Company based on the Wirral for 6 years.

    He also has extensive corporate role play experience in both the medical and legal fields; please contact directly for separate CV.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Tanned
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • Indian
    • Irish
    • Middle Eastern
    • Pakistani
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • West-Indian
    • African (South)
    • African (West)
    • Australian
    • Dutch
    • Eastern European
    • French
    • Indian
    • Irish
    • Pakistani
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Corporate
    • Film (Student)
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Improvisation
    • Online
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cheshire
    • Estuary English
    • Lancashire
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    General Dance Skills
    • Asian dance styles
    Hair Length
    • Bald / Crew Cut
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Bass
    • Falsetto
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Facial Characteristics
    • Beard
    • Goatee
    • Moustache
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Intellectual
    • Professional
    • Villainous
    • Wholesome