John Kamau

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Black - African
    Age Range
    20 - 29
    Height
    5' 8" (1m 73cm)
    Weight
    141lb (64kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2013Indeed, John Kamau's performance in this role steals the show
Naima Khan
spoonfed.co.uk
2013show stealing performance
Fiona Bradley
onestoparts.com
2013
Robert Cumber
fulhamchronicle.co.uk
2013Total theatre that weaves testimony, storytelling, physical theatre and poetry into an opaque but thought-provoking exploration of redemption.
Honour Bayes
timeout.com
2013So begins Nineveh, Theatre Temoin's allegorical and moving drama about ex-combatants and their search for redemption.
Lauren Paxman
thestage.co.uk
2012'fascinating, involving, intriguing -- all those things that you really want from theatre but don't always get'.
Nick
missimp.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Aid Worker
Film
His House
Remi Weeks
Yaya Productios
Morocco Casablanca
2020Football player model
Still Photos
Not very athletic football, Coy.
Joe Giacomet
Coy Communications
Shoreditch London
2020Model
Still Photos
Mother Take over
Matilda Finn
Stink films
2019Office Colleague
TV
BBC Byehumbug Ident
Ernest Desumblia
Iconolast
BOSTON MANOR PARK
2019Felix and
Radio
This is your Country now too: Vijay
Jonquil Panting
BBC Radio
BBC Broadcasting House
2019Nurse
TV
Random Acts
Dylan Holmes Williams
Greatcoat Films & Oceana Studios
Peacock Film Studio
2019Punk rock man
Still Photos
Hutton Art
Colin Hutton
Colin Hutton Images
CB Studio Space London
2019Peter ( Lead )
Rehearsed Reading
The Legacy
Blanche Mcintryre/ Anders Lustgarten
The Legacy - National Theatre Studio
National Theatre Studio
2019Marlow (Lead)
Film (Student)
The Block
Matt Labron
Southside Pictures
London
2018First Pirate (Support Lead)
Film (Docu)
The Real Story of Captain Phillips
Ian Bremmer
World Media Rights
The Whitonia Boat
2018Acha
Rehearsed Reading
Breaking The Silence
Nathan Evans
89thproduction
Arcola Theatre
2018IT Geek
Commercial
Paddy Power Live It
Morgan Hutchins
Glover Film ltd
Paddy Power Betfair Office in Romania Cluj-Napoca
2018Muriithi ( Lead )
Rehearsed Reading
The Liberty Truck
Joe Harmston
Kalisher Trust
Middle Temple Hall
2018Savreen
Film (Feature)
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ron Howard
Stannum 50 Lab
Pinewood Studios
2018Blake ( Lead )
Film (Feature)
The Partition
Birgit Ludwig
B.Ludwig
London
2017 - 2018Student
TV
Next of Kin
Justin Chadwick
ITV
British college of Osteopathic Medicine
2017Son (Support Lead)
Commercial
Featured ArtistMASOKO/SAFARICOM
2017Silver Statue Man (Support Lead)
Commercial
Maryland Cookies
Josh Appignanesi
Indy8
2017Model
Still Photos
Genetics Gym
Adam Peacock
London collage of Fashion
London collage of Fashion
2017Rude Boy
Film (Short)
Man Eater
Zara Burdett
Burdett Associates
London
2016One of the ladz
TV
Tattoo Fixers
Greg Jones
Studio Lambert Ltd
2016Poker player
TV
Tatoo Fixers
Luke O’Callaghan
Studio Lambert Ltd
2016ADR
Voiceover
BBC One Our Girl Series 2
Eric Coulter
BBC Grafton House Productions Limited
Molinare tv & film ltd
2016Jay
Film (Short)
Unconditional Love
Yunusu Kaghembe
Genesis Productions
Newnham Bromley
2015Mike (Lead)
Theatre
Journey to E One
Nathan Crossan Smith
Kids Company
Criterion Theatre
2015Ramone ( Lead )
Theatre
Love is blind
Nathan Crossan Smith
Kids Company
Criterion Theatre
2015Poacher
Film (Docu)
Animal Black Opps Discovery Channel
Ned Parker
World Media Rights
Oxshott Heath
2015Street vendor
Theatre
Mirror City
Ali Eisa
Lloyd Corporation
Hayward Gallery Southbank
2014Ensemble
Music Video
George The Poet / 1,2,1,2
Abbie Stephens
Creature of London
Studio 1 Flash Film Studios
2014Chance (Lead)
Online / Digital
Nineveh
Tega Sibido
OBW T.V Production
highgate woods
2013Steven
Theatre
The Tent Show
Chris Johnston
Fluxx Improvisation Company
TheNurseryTheatre
2013Osman
Theatre
Home
Esan Paydar
Stories of London Home
Rich mix
2013Patrice
Film (Short)
Columbite Tantalite
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Young Vic/The Guardian
Knighton wood
2013Dancer
Music Video
Tinie Tempah / 5 Minutes
Si Atkinson and Ad Townley
Academy Plus Productions
The Old Sorting Office
2013Messeh.
Radio
BBC World Service Outlook.
Kate Adair.
BBC Radio
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
2013Chance ( Lead )
Theatre
Nineveh
Ailin Conant
Theatre Témoin
Riverside Studios
2013Subliminal Kid
Theatre
Deconstruction of the Contdown
Claudia Boulton
Studio VIII of October Gallery
October Gallery
2012Chance ( Lead )
Theatre
Nineveh
Ailin Conant
Theatre Témoin
Amnesty Inernational
2012Michael Hudson
Theatre (Tour)
Without Planning Permission (Improvised Drama Tour)
Chris Johnston
Fluxx Improvisation Company
UK Tour
2012Extra
Commercial
PTE Media
Phil Clandillon
Sony Headphones
Supper Club
2012Pixelated
Still Photos
Royal College of Art Exhibition
Elisabeth Molin
Royal College Of Art
Royal Albert Hall
2012Transmitter TJ.
Film (Student)
Birds
Laura Jane Cooper
Cooper
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf.
2012The Drunk Man (Lead)
Music Video
The Great Malarkey / Whiskey
Laura Le-Anne Henry
Laura Le-Anne Henry
The Stag's Head Bar
2012Victors Boys
Radio
Father Son and Holy Ghost
Jo Wheeler
Free Wheel Productions BBC Radio 3
St Peter's Church
2011 - 2012The Courier
Commercial
Excuses, Excuses
Dario Attanasio & Dominik Danielewicz
After Dark Production Ltd
Office
2011Debrum
Voiceover
Cliffhanger
Samantha Bain
Illumina Digital
Illumina Digital Studio
2011Kid
Theatre
Blood Brothers
Andy Jordan
Lincoln Company
Imka Theatre, Warsaw
2011Teacher
Film (Docu)
Peterborough Dance
Sarah Keogh
ITV
Club Revolution
2011Simon
Film (Student)
Shoot the Runner
Josh Pearce
Dirty Diamond Media
Lincoln University
2010Mime Artist
Theatre
Big Comedy Mash
Ed Carfrae and Gyles Figura-Drane
Lincoln Big Comedy Mash
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
2010John Kamau
Theatre
Bonus Material
Ben Keaton
Lincoln Edinburgh Company.
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre/C Too Edinburgh Fringe
2010Kid
Theatre
Blood Brothers
Zoe Waterman
Lincoln Edinburgh Company.
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre/C Too Edinburgh Fringe
2010Teenager
Film (Student)
Shelter 2010
Kai Ho Lau
Ho Lau Company.
Lincoln
2010Martin
Theatre
A small Island
Harriet Louis Johnston
Univeristy of Lincoln
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
2008Player
Theatre
The Rehearsal
Constantine Pavlou
Univeristy of Lincoln
Lincoln Performing Arts Center
2007Touch Stone
Theatre
As You Like It
Andy Jordan
Univeristy of Lincoln
Lincoln Performing Arts Center
2006Corporal Strappi
Theatre
Monstrous Regiment
Micheal Cross
24 Hands Theatre Company
The Key Theatre
2005Kid
Theatre
No More Sitting On The Old School Bench
Michael Cross
Room 45
The Key Theatre
2004Frog/Chef
Theatre
The Witches
Micheal Cross
Peterborough College Theatre company.
Broadway Theatre Peterborough
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20113 yr. ActingLincoln University
    2007BTEC National in Performing ArtsPeterborough Regional College

    Additional Skills

    My persevere singing, Acting and Street Dance. I also play sports such as Football and Basketball. My second language is swahili. Very highly skilled whistling.

    Additional Information

    2017 - Attended Gary Pillai acting Masterclass with TriForce creative network at Stratford Theatre Royal.

    2014 - Attended Natasha Stevenson and Janis Jaffa's The Workshop in Shakespeare auditions run by Ginny Schiller.

    2012 - Attended Matt Selby Commercial Confidence workshop.

    Took part in HERE&NOW workshop led by Topher Campbell in 2011.

    I was in a Dance group The Untouchables formed in peterborough and toured Cambridgeshire in 2008.

    About me

    London based Kenyan actor, who grew up in England. BA Honers graduate of Lincoln university. Studies included training in Acting for Camera, Physical Theatre and Kathakali Performance. Has plenty of professional experience performing on stage, TV and radio. Excellent physical theatre skills, great at improv, good singing voice.

    2011 took part in T4 Battlefront for Sign up, Speak up, Saves Lives Campaign. The Team broke the Guinness World Record of signing up 321 organ downers in one hour.

    I was also co-writer of Bonus Material for the Lincoln Edinburgh Company, performed at C Central Edinburgh in 2010.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Black
    Accents (International)
    • West-Indian
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Swahili
    Accents (UK)
    • Black Country
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • RP
    General Dance Skills
    • Breakdance
    • Contemporary
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Tenor
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Geeky
    • Posh
    • Wholesome