Michael Gukas

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Black - African
    Age Range
    19 - 27
    Height
    5' 8" (1m 75cm)
    Weight
    11st. 14lb (76kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium
  • Images

    Files

    • video file (mov)
    • video file (mp4)
    • video file (mp4)
    • sound file (mp3)
  • Links

    Twitter
    @MichaelGukas
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019
Kevin Evans
asmallmindatthetheatre.blogspot.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Presenter
Corporate
Gap New Joiner Video
Ash Ogden
LAMBDA FILMS
2019Ira Aldridge
Theatre
Red Velvet
Lakesha Arie-Angelo
The University of Northampton
Jacksons Lane Theatre
2019interviewee
TV
Victoria DerbyShire
Louis Lee Ray
BBC
2019Taiyewo & Kehinde
Rehearsed Reading
Ejire
Kayode Olorunfemi
Box Of Matches
2019Voice Over artist
Voiceover
Napapijri wrap video
Lauren Smith
1000heads
2019Brazilian
Commercial
Real Madrid Promo
Gary Overall
Dugout Worldwide
Storyville Tattoo
2019Roland
Theatre

Nadia Papachronopoulou
The University of Northampton
Tristan Bates
2019Oberon/Theseus
TIE
A Midsummer Nigh's Dream
Helen Barnett
In and Out Theatre Company
Milton keynes College
2018Jean
Radio
After Miss Julie - Reading
Tom Percival
BBC
2018Jacob Marley
Theatre
A Christmas Carol
Sean Aydon
The University of Northampton
Isham Dark Studios
2018Macbeth
Theatre
Macbeth
Roger Smart
The University of Northampton
St Peter's Church Northampton
2014Seaweed Stubbs
Theatre
Hairspray
Jeremy Tustin
Threshold Theatre Company
The Norwich Play House
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    BA ActingUniversity of Northampton

    Additional Skills

    Stage Combat, Estill Voice Training: Level 1 and 2, Improvisation, Spoken Word Artist, Story Telling, Workshop Leader (Acting) Singing, Writing, Football, Boxing

    Additional Information

    spotlight link - www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/ **contact removed** **contact removed**

    About me

    Classically trained I have played roles such as Macbeth, Henry V and Richard iii, additionally taking on more contemporary figures such as Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, dir. Séan Aydon and John Barker in The Angry Brigade, dir. Charlie Kenber.

    Post my intensive voice and movement training with the likes of Barbara Houseman, Anne-marie Speed, Amanda Fairclough, and Mixalis Aristidou, I am centred, malleable and poised in both voice and body. This coupled with my professional stage-combat qualifications in a variety of weapons and styles enhances my range and physical prowess.

    Inspired by revolutionaries of the past and galvanized by carrying the torch of future change, I am proud to have worked on several topical and status quo challenging roles, such as Ira Aldridge, the African-American Shakespearean Actor in the play Red Velvet, dir. Lakesha Arie-Angelo, as well as appearing in a critical BBC Film, covering racial abuse in the 1980's and 90's within Chelsea FC.

    This passion and love for creating also inspired me to co-write and perform in the play ‘The Cost of Freedom’, set in 1853 South America, with my collective Grapevine Theatre Company.

    A skilled performer, singer, writer and creator I look to utilise these gifts to tell and produce stories that touch and bring about positive change.

    Industry Awards

    Martin Lawrence Award for Best Male Actor

    Acting experience

    Stage:

    2019, Stage, Ira Aldridge, RED VELVET, Jacksons Lane Theatre London, Lakesha Arie-Angelo

    2019, Stage, Oberon, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, In and Out Theatre Company, Helen Barnett

    2018, Stage, Macbeth, MACBETH, University Of Northampton, Roger Smart

    2018, Stage, Jacob Marley, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, University Of Northampton, Sean Aydon

    2014, Stage, Seaweed J. Stubbs, HAIRSPRAY, Threshold Theatre Company, Jeremy Tustin

    Film:

    2019, Film, Ex Youth Player, RACISM AT CHELSEA FC, BBC Victoria Derbyshire, Jim Reed

    Short Film:

    2020, Short Film, Dan, GREEN LIGHT, Moon Road Films, Wyndham Price

    Rehearsed Reading:

    2019, Rehearsed Reading, Taiyewo & Kehinde, EJIRE, Box Of Matches, Kayode Olorunfemi

    Commercial:

    2019, Commercial, Tattoo Customer, REAL MADRID FC PROMO, Dugout Worldwide, Gary Overall

    Voice over:

    2019, Voice Over, Voice Over Artist, NAPAPIJRI WRAP VIDEO, 1000heads, Lauren Smith

    Radio:

    2018, Radio, Jean, AFTER MISS JULIE, BBC Northampton, Tom Percival

    Corporate:

    2020, Corporate, Presenter, GAP NEW JOINER VIDEO, LAMBDA FILMS, Ash Ogden

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Brown
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Intermediate
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Athletic
    • Professional
    • Sexy
    • Tough
    • Villainous
    Accents (International)
    • African (West)
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity (UK)
    Interested in
    • Acting Auditions
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentaries / Real Life
    • Documentary
    • Entertainment Shows
    • Festivals
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Fringe
    • Hosting/Presenting
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Musical Theatre
    • New Writing
    • Non-Union Jobs
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Shakespeare
    • Singing Auditions
    • Stand Up Comedy
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Musical)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Union jobs
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • English, standard
    • London
    • Northern England
    • RP
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Tenor
    Experienced In
    • Children's Theatre
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Devised
    • Digital Campaigns\Ads
    • Documentary
    • Festivals
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Fringe
    • Modelling
    • Motion Capture
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Shakespeare
    • Sport
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Workshops
    Union Status
    • Equity (UK)