Kivan Dene

  • Actor
    Male / Manchester
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    35 - 45
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 70cm)
    Weight
    10st. 8lb (67kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim
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  • Agent

    Agent
    Northern Gold Personal Management
    Contact
    07855 527345
    Website
    www.northerngoldpm.co.uk

    Links

    Twitter
    @KivanDene
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2021Owen, superbly played by Kivan Dene (every bit as camp as Kenneth Williams!)
John Waterhouse
number9reviews.blogspot.com
2020Kivan Dene found every possible layer of unease in his performance. Very solidly grounded, he always kept the character's sincerity.
Thalia Terpsichore
number9reviews.blogspot.com
2017The two are a very solid duo; the chemistry between them ricocheted from each other to us as an audience
Emma Gullon
httpwww899.wordpress.com
2017There's real chemistry between the two actors, who are both brilliant by the way
Claire Jennings
blog.lovemiddlesbrough.com
2017The two talented actors played the other family members... it was like watching a comedy duo doing stand up
Amanda Penman
artsbeatblog.com
2016One person who deserved applause of his own at the end of the night was Kivan Dene
Jamie McLoughlin
liverpoolecho.co.uk
2015Dene plays perhaps the most flamboyant Mercutio I have ever seen & I do sincerely mean this as a compliment!
Charlotte Barnes
madhatterreviews.co.uk
2015Dene was absolutely hysterical, the highlight of the night, a comic island oasis in a sea of doom and misery
John Phillpott
worcesternews.co.uk
2014There were no end of moments to enjoy throughout but Kivan Dene as the DJ were highlights for me... ****
Clare Snape
thegoodreview.co.uk
2014Excellent, and impressively energetic, ensemble work throughout, with a few stand-out turns; the creepy DJ (Kivan Dene)... ****
Michael Gray
thepublicreviews.com
2014The pace is relentless and energetic... These four actors are excellent, and all equally talented... ****
Janet Jepson
thepublicreviews.com
2014Performed with relish & consummate skill; Kivan Dene's turns, including a repulsive DJ, are especially fine
Michael Gray
michaelgray.blogspot.co.uk
2014This is a strong cast who tell a poignant story very well, a very moving and entertaining show
Janie Phillips
liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk
2014Excellent play, excellent performances!
Shiela Evans
ilovetheatre.me
2014Abanazar, played by Kivan Dene, was an entertaining character. His Elvis-style performance provided a twist on the traditional role.
Lisa Woodhouse
lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
2014A finale brought crushingly home by Dene
Charles Hutchinson
yorkpress.co.uk
2013Abanazar, played by Kivan Dene is the perfect target for the audience's boos. He ain't nothing but a hound dog!
Chris Parnell - Daily Echo
bournemouthecho.co.uk
2013brought rhythmic force to their role changes... Especially impressive as girls -Kivan Dene brilliantly, vulgarly feminine
Halifax Courier
halifaxcourier.co.uk
2013Tribute to the skill & integrity of the cast they never flinched from the truth. Dene gave a sterling performance
M. Hodnett - North West Evening Mail
nwemail.co.uk
2013Richard Marriot, Kivan Dene and Matthew Booth are past team players with Reform Theatre Co. and perform with orchestral precision
Peter Lewis - Hexham Courant
newsandstar.co.uk
2013On the whole, this quartet succeeded impressively... Kivan Dene as Ralph (excellent in all his roles, especially the creepy DJ)
Michael Gray
michaelgray.blogspot.co.uk
2013Dene's Sexy Suzy & Hukin's jilted girlfriend raising the biggest laughs of the night. Acutely observed and brilliantly played
Hereford Times
herefordtimes.com
2013Beginning as a rapid-fire duo, playing smartly off each other... both gain depth in the course of the evening!
Ron Simpson - What's On Stage
whatsonstage.com
2013Dene was totally brilliant. Fast machine gun-like dialogue, jokes nicely weighted well articulated, & pregnant pauses that out-Pintered Pinter
Peter Lewis - News & Star
newsandstar.co.uk
2013Kivan Dene was excellent as the military-precise Steph Aston, who called all the shots... the comic timing was spot-on
Newark Advertiser
newarkadvertiser.co.uk
2013Those who attended the first show were enthralled by it and particularly liked the clueless Dogberry, played by Kivan Dene
Jackie Gregory - This Is Staffordshire
thisisstaffordshire.co.uk
2013A fearsome, funny and frightening partnership which should secure their panto future for years to come - The Stage
Robin Duke
thestage.co.uk
2013Kivan Dene gives a believably aggressive and brutal performance as Mac, the hard-man/soft-heart star performer - Reviews Gate
Martin Franks
reviewsgate.com
2013Kivan Dene, as a white faced Mohican-haired Puck, gives a high energy performance... it's a fine piece of acting
Blackpool Gazette
twittweb.com
2013All four performances are a knockout! - York Theatre Press
Charles Hutchinson
yorkpress.co.uk
2013With boos every panto villain's applause, Kivan Dene warrants his standing condemnation - The Stage
Nick Dines
chelmsford.gov.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Brendan
Theatre
Boyfriend Stroke Husband
Mike Heath
Viaduct Theatre
The Kings Arms, Salford
2017 - 2020Maze Master- Jeff GoldFish
Presenter
The Crystal Maze Experience
Rhys Owen
Little Lion Manchester Ltd
Granada Studios
2019Owen
Theatre
A Touch Of Magic
Leni Murphy
ABW Productions
The Kings Arms
2019Dave
Online / Digital
Vanarama S*!te Bucket
James Dallimore
On The Tools
2018Abanaza
Theatre
Aladdin
Martin Cleverley
Parkwood Theatres
Hazlitt Theatre
2018Jack Skipton
Theatre (Tour)
This Might Hurt
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
UK Tour
2018Martin
Theatre
A Fine Life
Mike Heath
ABW Productions
The Kings Arms
2018Llewellyn
Theatre
Henry 5
Luke Pearson
Brick Wall Ensemble
New Wolsey Theatre
2017Al
Theatre (Tour)
Hopeless Romantics
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
UK Tour
2016 - 2017Sinistra
Theatre
SInbad
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
Thwaites Empire Theatre
2016Feste
Theatre (Tour)
Twelfth Night
Darren Langford
Page-2-Stage
UK Tour
2016Spud
Theatre (Tour)
The Debt Collectors
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
UK Tour
2016Tweedle Dum/March Hare
Theatre (Tour)
Alice
Darren Langford
Page-2-Stage
UK Tour
2016Hawker/Les
Theatre
The Ale House
Philip Olivier
Bear Ass Productions
The Dome, Grand Central Hall
2015 - 2016King Fandango Bumble
Theatre
Jack & the Beanstalk
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
Thwaites Empire Theatre
2015Mercutio
Theatre
Romeo & Juliet
Chris Jaeger
Worcester Repertory Company
Worcester Cathedral
2015Hawker/Les/Raver
Theatre
The Ale House
Sylvie Gatrill
Regal Entertainments Ltd
St. Helens Theatre Royal
2015Teen Angel
Theatre
Grease
Kat Rose-Martin
Sneaky Experience
Kirkstall Abbey
2015Gruffalo Guide
Presenter
The Gruffalo Experience
Monica Sagar
Eskimo Jo
2015Simon
Commercial
First4Lawyers
Stuart Elliott
Mallinson Television Productions
2014Ralph
Theatre (Tour)
Bouncers
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
UK Tour
2014Banquo
Theatre
Macbeth
Darren Langford
Page-2-Stage
Trentham Gardens
2014Prison Guard
TV
Peaky Blinders
Colm McCarthy
Tiger Aspect
2014Smee
Theatre (Tour)
Peter Pan
Darren Langford
Page-2-Stage
2014Brian/Eric
Theatre (Tour)
Leave Hitler To Me Lad
Haley Cox
Duck Egg Theatre Company
UK Tour
2014The Seven Dwarfs
Voiceover
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Darren Maddison
Polka Dot Pantomimes
2013 - 2014Abanazer
Theatre
Aladdin
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
Thwaites Empire Theatre
2013Gangster
TV
Fred and Rose
Robin Anderson
Nine Lives Media
2013Kev
Theatre (Tour)
Stand
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
UK Tour
2013Beach Dad
Commercial
Eurocamp
Nate Camponi
Chief Productions
2013Badger Tamer
Commercial
Apppliances Online
Ric Cantor
BMB
2013Brian/Eric
Theatre
Leave Hitler To Me Lad
Haley Cox
Duck Egg Theatre Company
The Ropewalk
2013Narrator
Presenter
Listen & Play
Laura Hyde
BBC Radio
BBC Dock House, Media City
2013Various Roles
Rehearsed Reading
Men With Tales
Rachel Ashton
The Ashton Group
2013PresenterSkoda Octavia Videos
Guy Shayler
Second Sight
2013Johnathan
Rehearsed Reading
Home
Wiley Longmore
Conor McKee Productions
Contact Theatre
2013PresenterRoyal Mail - Asbestos Awareness
Brett Marshall
Lumesse
2012 - 2013King Rat
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Simon Aylin
Qdos Entertainment
Chelmsford Civic
2012Tom
Theatre (Tour)
Seconds Out
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
2012Puck
Theatre (Tour)
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Ensemble
Page-2-Stage
2012Mortgage Advisor
Corporate
Lloyds - Mortgage Conversations
Brett Marshall
Lumesse
2012Compere
Presenter
Splendid Weekend: Party In The ParkTameside Council
Hyde Park
2012Kev
Film (Short)
Framed
Michael Wray
Zemap Films Ltd
2012Mentor
Presenter
Cyber Crime
Brett Marshall
Lumesse Ltd
Waterloo Film Studio
2011Simple Simon
Theatre
Jack & The Beanstalk
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
Lowther Pavilion
2011The Sheriff Of Nottingham
Theatre
Robin Hood
Justine Bailey
Page-2-Stage
Trentham Gardens
2011Bill The Butcher
Role Play
2.8 Hours Later
Simon Evans
Sling Shot
2011Mercutio
Theatre (Tour)
Romeo & Juliet
Callum Arnott
Page-2-Stage
2011Edna
Radio
Spooktacular: LIVE
Tim Lince
BBC Radio
2011Mac
Theatre (Tour)
Studs
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
2011Dunc
Presenter
Wise Up (Education Film)
Brett Marshall
Class Action Digital
2011Steve
Corporate
The Full Picture (Short Film)
Michael Hammond
Service Personnel & Veterans Agency: Ministry Of Defence
2010Buttons
Theatre
Cinderella
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
Lowther Pavilion
2010Steph Aston
Theatre (Tour)
Thick As Thieves
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
2010Don John / Dogberry
Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
Julia North
Page-2-Stage
Trentham Gardens
2010King Louis / Pappa Wolf
Theatre (Tour)
The Jungle Book
Darren Maddison
Polka Dot Academy
2010Bunce
Theatre (Tour)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Darren Maddison
Polka Dot Academy
2010Mad Hatter
Corporate
Alice!
John Lambert
Q20 Theatre Company
Llandudno Victoria Centre
2009Buttons
Theatre (Tour)
Cinderella
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
2009Paramedic
TV
Emmerdale
Clive Arnold
Yorkshire Television
2008 - 2009Abanazar
Theatre
Aladdin - The Circus Musical
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
Tivoli Theatre
2008Ralph
Theatre (Tour)
Bouncers
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
2008Paramedic
TV
Emmerdale
Lee Salisbury
Yorkshire Television
2007Mick
Theatre (Tour)
Ocean's 5 1/2
Gillian Hambleton
Northumberland Theatre Company
2007Gavin Blackett
Theatre (Tour)
Dead Fish
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
2007Dai
Theatre
Break
Tom Bell
Reckless Invention
2007The Wind
Voiceover
Out Of Africa
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
2006Gavin Blackett
Theatre
Dead Fish
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
The Crucible
2006Paris Hardup
Theatre
Cinderella
Viv Wells
Pele Productions
Charter Theatre, Preston
2006The Manchester United Fan
Online / Digital
Season Ticket Feeling
James Jeffreys
Onward Film Company
Old Trafford, Manchester
2006Paramedic
TV
Emmerdale
Mickey Jones
Yorkshire Television
2005Ralph
Theatre (Tour)
Bouncers
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
2005Toad
Theatre (Tour)
Wind In The Willows
Ian Fox
Pendle Productions
2004Fleshcreep
Theatre (Tour)
Jack & The Beanstalk
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
2004Captain Hook
Theatre (Tour)
Peter Pan
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions The Storytellers Theatre Company
2003Charlie Potter
Theatre (Tour)
What Can I Say?
Andrew Alty
Fast Forward Theatre
Tour
2002Tony
Theatre
Up n Under
Keith Hukin
Reform Theatre Company
Pomegranate Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20013 yr. ActingEdge Hill

    Additional Skills

    Sketch, Stand-Up, Play-Write, Excellent impersonator. Guitar, Keyboard, experienced songwriter.

    Good all round movement & Dance ability. Basic skills in stage-combat. Basketball, rugby & lifeguard qualifications

    About me

    I am a Northern born & based actor represented by Northern Gold Personal Management. I have a wealth of experience in touring ensemble theatre & character acting on stage & screen with particular flair for finely researched & crafted roles, comedy performance, improvisation, multi-role, accents & voices.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Bald / Crew Cut
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Professional
    • Scruffy
    • Tough
    • Villainous
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Dutch
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Spanish
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Geordie
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • Contemporary
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over