John Sumner

  • Actor
    Male / Tyne and Wear
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    52 - 61
    Height
    5' 8" (1m 73cm)
    Weight
    168lb (76kg)
    Hair Colour
    Grey
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Admiral Duncan
Theatre
The Battle of Camperdown
Tommy Rowe
Dreambox Theatre Company
The Bridges
2017 - 2018Harry Fenton
TV
Vera
Paul Gay
ITV
Fourstones Northumberland
2017 - 2018Jack
TIE
Steel goes to sea
Martin Dent
Sunderland Maritime Heritage
Sunderland Maritime Heritage
2017 - 2018Director
TIE
Jack Crawford
John Sumner
Dreambox Theatre Company
Winter Gardens
2017 - 2018Admiral Duncan
Theatre
The Battle of Camperdown
Martin Dent
Sunderland Maritime Heritage
Mowbray Park
2016 - 2017Tom Presley
Corporate
Patient Care
Jeanette Percival
Theatre& Ltd
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
2016 - 2017Admiral Duncan
Theatre
Jack
Martin Dent
Seaham Marina
Seaham Marina
2016 - 2017Graeme
Film (Docu)
Graeme
Mat Connell
Theatre& Ltd
Huddersfield
2016 - 2017Professor Blake
TIE
Dragoneer
Beverly Robson
Dreambox Theatre Company
Fulwell Infants School
2016 - 2017Bill
TIE
WW11
Liz
Dreambox Theatre Company
Willow Fields
2016 - 2017Admiral Duncan
Theatre
Jack
Martin Dent
St. Peter's
Monkwearmouth
2015 - 2017Santa
Theatre
Santa and the Elves
Donna Gibb
Liberty Brown
Liberty Brown
2015CV Manager
Film (Feature)
I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach
Sixteen Films
Newcastle
2015Tom, Adrian and Brian
Corporate
Companies House
Jeanie
Companies House
Companies House
2015The Doc
TIE
Solar System
Margaret Connolly
Dreambox Theatre Company
The Library
2015Tony and Alistair
Corporate
Confidential
Matt
Theatre& Ltd
London
2015Admiral Duncan
Theatre
Jack
John Sumner
Dreambox Theatre Company
Keel Square
2015Jack
Theatre
Sunderland Shipyards
Tommy
Maritime Heritage
Maritime Heritage
2015University Lecturer
TV
Kuwait clothing brandRe-Production
2015Glen and Adam
Film (Docu)
Marketing FilmTheatre& Ltd
2015Confidential project Wembley Stadium London, Feb, mar, apr, May
Theatre
ConfidentialConfidential London
2014Santa
Theatre
Grotto Adventure
Donna Gibb
Appartment Group
Liberty Brown
2014Mr. Angry
Corporate
DVD
Matt
Theatre& Ltd
Kirklees College
2014Pete Smethers, Mr Cooper and Karl
Corporate
Grave Concerns
Matt
Theatre& Ltd
Nottingham Housing
2014Director
TIE
Jack Crawford
Daniel Sullivan
Dreambox Theatre Company
St Paul's Primary School
2013Mark, Paul, Stephen, Martin, Gary,Nathan.
Corporate
Nutty Crunch
Fiona
NHS
Bert Williams Centre Wolverhampton
2013Bryan, Joe and Cammeron
Corporate
National Housing Federation
Fiona
Theatre& Ltd
The Oval Cricket Ground London
2013Gardener answering questions
Commercial
Energy Company ad
Ian Fenton
Northern Stars
Whickham
2013Stan, leisure centre manager
TV
The Dumping Ground
Di Patrick
BBC
Hookergate Unit Base
2013Jacky
Theatre
Torrens Comedy Night
Mike Milligan
Dreambox Theatre Company
The Torrens
2013The Doc and Petrified Pete
TIE
Sunderland Story
Mike Milligan
Dreambox Theatre Company
St. Leonard's Primary
2013Gary
Corporate
Mad Max. DVD for FA
Brett Marshall
Theatre& Ltd
Huddersfield Stadium
2013Photographer
Commercial
Newcastle College
Kelly Stobbs
Tyne Tees Models
Newcastle college
2013Lead
Commercial
Washington Hospital (Spire)
Euan Preston
The TV Agency
Spire Healthcare Washington
2013Storyteller
TIE
World book day
Suzie Mason
Dreambox Theatre Company
Willow Fields
2013Dentist and businessman
Still Photos
National Careers
Mark Jobson
National Careers Service
Mayfield studio
2012Santa Claus
Theatre
Magic Grotto
Donna
As You Like It
Jesmond
2012Taxi driver
Film (Feature)
Harrigan's Nick
Vince Woods
TALLTREE PICTURES
Newcastle
2011Main voice over
Radio
City of Sunderland Christmas lights
Dave Borthwick
Audio Ideas
Sun-FM
2011Main Voice Over
Radio
Polar Builders 2nd series
Dave Borthwick
Audio Ideas
Sun-FM
2011Lyric writer
Radio
Because you're always there
John Sumner
Dreambox Theatre Company
Impact Studios
2011Main vo
Radio
Polar Builders
Dave Borthwick
Audio ideas
Sun FM
2011Training manager
Commercial
FSC Training Manager
Joshua Kerr
Stray Fox
FSC Offices Cramlington
2011Doug
Theatre
Keep it Simple
Emma Roxburgh
Farnes Productions
Live Theatre/24:7 Manchester
2004 - 2011Various
TIE
Various
Various
Dreambox Theatre Company
Touring North-East
2010 - 2011Husband
Commercial
SCS sofasSCS sofas
Newcastle
2009DCI Napier
TV
Crimewatch
Adam Mallins
BBC
Sunderland
2007Keith Bridges
Theatre
Beamish Boy
Simon Stallworthy
Gala Theatre
Durham
2006Suzy's Dad
TV
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard
Declan Lowny
BBC
2005Phil Preston
Commercial
Yorkshire Tourist BoardVTVD
Robin Hoods Bay
2004Duncey Cass
Theatre
Silas Marner
Chris Elphinstone
Customs House Theatre
South Shields
2004Dr. Dougal
Theatre
Scribblers
Chris Elphinstone
Customs House Theatre
South Shields
2004DCI Snape
TV
Lawless
Roger Gartland
ITV
North-East
2003Abanazer
Theatre (Tour)
Aladdin
Gerry Graham
Fame Factory Pantomimes
Midlands and London
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010Creative writing, communication and presentation skills, Drama production.Willow Fields Primary School
    2009Acting MasterclassLondon Academy of Film, Media and TV
    2009Voice assessment session Ellen Newman (head voice coach)Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
    2006Voice CoachJulie Mclean
    2005Various actor training over three yearsThe Actors Centre
    2002extensive training in teamwork and presentation skillsRolls-Royce Aerospace
    1999Television ProductionUniversity of Sunderland
    1973Acting and PerformanceNational Youth Theatre

    Additional Skills

    Basic horseriding skills

    Can operate engineering machinery(lathes etc)

    Basic skiing skills.

    Lifeguard trained swimmer.

    Two years experience on RNLI lifeboats.

    Experienced in Directing especially short plays with children and young people- also have unique material successfully used in schools around the North-East of England.(Have dozens of feedback sheets and references from clients)Have experience in Forum theatre (re-direction), thought tracking and hotseating.

    About me

    I've been involved in acting since 1969 and trained using courses and shorter sessions at eg. London Academy of Media Film and TV and voice assessment at RADA. I've finished working on the movie 'Harrigan's Nick' shot in the North-East. I enjoy radio work-the Sunderland accent comes in handy sometimes! Had a great time acting at Manchester's 24/7 festival in 'Keep It Simple.'

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • French
    • Irish
    • Russian
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Panto
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Geordie
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • Northern Working Class
    • South London
    Accents (North American)
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • New York City
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • PSV
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Professional
    • Posh
    • Scruffy
    • Intellectual
    • Villainous