Nigel Osner

  • Actor
    Male / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    56 - 62
    Height
    5' 8" (1m 73cm)
    Weight
    10st. 1lb (64kg)
    Hair Colour
    Salt and Pepper
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2016I'm more than happy to rate this unique show as a hidden gem
Paul Levy
fringereview.co.uk
2016'tremendously talented and very entertaining. --- it's a pleasure to see a performer of such distinctive ability
Ben Walters
scotsman.com
2015Nigel Osner provides a very nice [performance] as the poet out of touch with --- aspects of 50s society.’
Andy Moseley
remotegoat.com
2015Nigel Osner --- arrives dressed as Zeus and ready to pose as a life-model - and is utterly hilarious.
Penny Jayne
broadwaybaby.com
2015Also impossible to forget is Nigel Osner’s pitch-perfect -- East End drag queen
Alex Finch
theupcoming.co.uk
2015Sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, but always hugely entertaining, Osner is an idiosyncratic and versatile performer
Christopher Wiley
musicaltheatrereview.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020zombie
Music Video
Myacka / Crash landingoneighty
2019Various characters
Theatre
Angel to vampire!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
Etcetera Theatre
2019Various characters
Theatre
Too young to stay in, too old to go out!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
Edinburgh Fringe, Sweet Novotel
2019Mr Golbinski
Film (Short)
The Coffin
Livia Vajdova
Independent filmmaker
2019various characters
Theatre
Too young to stay in, too old to go out!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
Etcetera Theatre
2018various characters in solo show
Theatre
Too young to stay in, too old to go out!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
Kings Head Theatre
2018various characters in solo show
Theatre
Too young to stay in, too old to go out!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
Werks Central, Brighton Fringe / Etcetera Theatre Camden Fringe
2017patient
Role Play
Medical training filmBusy Doctors Film Productions
the Actors Centre
2017various characters in solo show
Theatre
Angel to vampire!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
2017various characters in solo show
Theatre
Angel to vampire!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
Underworld Venues Buxton Fringe
2017various characters in solo show
Theatre
Angel to vampire!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
Sweet venues Brighton
2017cabaret performer
Theatre
Renaissance Alternative Music FestivalAys Kura
the Lounge, Archway
2017Porter
Film (Short)
The Strange Case of Mr Inanis
Zoran Trajkovic
Pet Genius Productions
2017Morand / Kemble
Rehearsed Reading
Colour in the darkness
Giles Smith
So and So Arts Club
National Portrait Gallery
2017Performer
Theatre
The Distraction Club (musical comedy)The Distraction Club
Phoenix Cavendish Square
2016various characters
Theatre
Angel to vampire!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
St James Studio
2016various characters
Theatre
Angel to vampire!
Janine Wood
Scarlet Cherub
Space Triplex Edinburgh
2016Nigel. a husband
Online / Digital
Underwhelming fraudster: car share
Matt Holt
Act!on Productions
2015Binkie
Theatre
A rather English murder
Alan McCormack
EMD Drama
Questors
2015performer in solo show
Theatre
Yearnings!Scarlet Cherub
Purple Playhouse Theatre, Hove
2014Vietnam veteran
TV
Hired and firedThumbs Up Productions
2014various - in cabaret
Theatre
Revamped!Scarlet Cherub
The Pheasantry
2014Labor
Film (Short)
Flowers of Knowledge
Alberto Martini
Alberto Martini's
2014Castruccio (a drag queen)
Theatre
Cover her face (The Duchess of Malfi)
Daniel Fulvio / Martin Moriarty
Inky Cloak
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
2013Tramp
Online / Digital
Living the part 'Homeless'
Lew Smart
Smart Productions
2013Adam
Theatre
Wrapped in the sun
Pat Garrett
Cleo Harrington's
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
2013various - in cabaret
Theatre
Men, women and vampires!Scarlet Cherub
The Phoenix Artist Club
2013various - in cabaret
Theatre
Nigel Osner with Tom WakeleyScarlet Cherub
The Crazy Coqs
2013Father
Music Video
Dear Reader / Took them away
Rob Savage
Idle Films
2013various - in cabaret
Theatre
Re-tuned!Scarlet Cherub
The Pheasantry
2013Performer (as vampire)
Theatre
cabaretTheatrum Lamia
Elixir Bar
2012Mr Foster
Film (Feature)
The Anglistanis
Ike Khan co-director
NKM media
2012vampire cabaret act
Theatre
Vampyre Villains vs Steampunk SlayersLiving on video
Electrowerkz
2012collector / museum director
Film (Short)
Murder In Three Acts
Asli Çavusoglu
Manifold Projects
Frieze Art Fair
2012Terry Southern / Brion Gysin
Rehearsed Reading
The Great TalwinFulvio Tramontano's
Shaw Theatre
2012Dr H Zsigmond
Film (Short)
The Mind Crime of Dr.H.Zsigmond
Chris Sheriff
Chris Sheriff's
2012Boss/Mad Hatter
Film (Short)
Tea breakdown
Andrew Ionides
A Thousand Faces
2012various - in cabaret
Theatre
Love, death and other opportunitiesScarlet Cherub
The Pheasantry
2011various - in cabaret
Theatre
Love, death and other opportunitiesScarlet Cherub
Elixir Bar
2011Gareth Hughes
Rehearsed Reading
Hedda and Hughes (Hollywood Love)
Junior Douglas
KSW Productions
CAA
2011Simon Barratt
Corporate
On the record
Tom Hickmore
Smile-On Ltd
Broadley Studio
2011Snark / Billiard Marker
Voiceover
The Hunting of the Snark
Saranne Bensusan
From the 3rd Story Productions Ltd
2010 - 2011Boss
Film (Short)
Snooze
Dominic Hicks
Smart Owl Films
2010various - in cabaret
Theatre
Life, Undeath, the whole damn thingScarlet Cherub
Elixir Bar
2010Mr Easy Guy
Film (Short)
Mr Easy Guy
Dove Rangla
Scarlet Cherub
Swansea/Port Talbot
2010John
Film (Short)
Kundalini Rising
Jennifer Potter
Mr Hot Dog Films
2010Ben
Film (Short)
Last Call
James Uren
2+2 Films
2010clerical officer
Film (Short)
Reunion
Nick Parish
Milkwood Productions
2009 - 2010Vicar
Film (Feature)
The Drummond Will
Alan Butterworth
knee-jerk
2009eccentric customer
Film (Short)
Something For The Lampost
David Black and Ray Fury
Black Swamp Films
2008ruined banker
Film (Short)
Black Friday
Jonathan Evans
2008Reverend Jones
Film (Short)
The Revelation of Reverend Jones
Dove Rangla
Scarlet Cherub
2007Prince Osnovski, a vampire
Film (Short)
Just One More Bite
Pat Garrett
Scarlet Cherub
2006Riley G Hopkins
Film (Short)
Cutting Room Floor
Thomas Glover
Poppycock Productions
2005Film star (playing a woman)
Film (Short)
Just One More Night
Pat Garrett
Scarlet Cherub
2003various - in cabaret
Theatre
Never left all right
Pat Garrett
Scarlet Cherub
King's Head
2002unsuccessful actor
Musical
From Love to Decay
Marc Urquhart
Kiss and tell
Jermyn Street Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1994music theatre summer schoolRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Additional Information

    Three of my short films were made by Scarlet Cherub, a company of filmmakers to which I belong. They are 'Just One More Night', 'Just One More Bite' and 'The Revelation of Reverend Jones'. All three have won several awards at festivals. One critic wrote "Just One More Night delivers a well crafted performance from Nigel Osner as an aging entertainer, reflecting on a life less than glamorous, but one convincing enough to appear that way to his public. Osner also subtly scripted this performer's life, so it's doubly hard to separate art from life. Which imitates the other? Hard to tell, in this very enigmatic film performance. But that's the point isn't it?" James MacGregor www.netribution.co.uk

    I was nominated as best supporting actor at the Newport International Film Festival 2011 for my part in 'The Drummond Will', a feature film.

    Since the 1990's I have been performing my own lyrics in cabaret and have appeared at the Pizza on the Park, The Pheasantry and the Crazy Coqs among other venues. In 2016 I made my debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with 'Angel to vampire!' Below are the thoughts of Paul Levy in the Fringe Review:

    "An hour of late evening musical storytelling is in the hands of the hugely talented Nigel Osner, who offers us an evening of storytelling that is all too human but unafraid to don angels’ wings or take us into the heart of the London Vampires’ Meetup group.

    Angel to Vampire is a solo cabaret in silver goth shadow and the self-generated light of the performer’s accessible charisma. This is a gentle autobiography, strong and powerful for that very gentleness. Though the venue feels too traditional for this cabaret format, Nigel Osner succeeds in welcoming us into his world, his story, told through original songs (accompanied by a recorded original piano score), poems, vignettes and a story that spans his life, invoked through some often painfully funny character acting. We forget the room and find ourselves in a cabaret performance space, all down to his personal skills.

    There’s pain and sadness in the narrative, but also plenty of self-insight and comedic moments. This is the journey of a civil servant towards realising his truer ambition. Along the way we meet characters who wouldn’t look out of place in one of Michael Moorcock’s ‘London’ novels. Osner sings with guts and panache, drawing upon Blues, Dietrich and post-war styles. Blues meets Noel Coward through clever, often cutting lyrics and his poetry ranges from the comedic wit of Coward to conversational poetic storytelling. We laughed, even as we were gently prodded with another wry observation on life.

    No microphones are a big boon in this intimate show. Osner sings from acoustic, natural authenticity. A love of costume, of dressing up and applying the lippy is all part of a story of ultimate self-acceptance, a self-acceptance that accompanies our stepping towards and through middle age. Can we find peace with ourselves? Perhaps only through a journey of painful self-discovery.

    The performer holds attention throughout. A personal favourite song was “Don’t Label Me”, but. in truth, all the songs were finely crafted and heartfully delivered. The man can sing! This is an evening of solo cabaret variety, mature and engaging. It’s excellent work. A multi-skilled performer, Nigel Osner brings down the fourth-wall without creating forced or clunky interaction. This is an invitation to gather around, to witness, listen, empathise and enjoy. This is his life, it is also a life, which is an offer to connect it with our own life. Ultimately , do not collude with yourself; follow what you really want, to give yourself permission to like yourself and wear whatever costumes enliven and lift you.

    There’s an infectious sentimentality running like a gossamer thread through the show realised through the portfolio of well realised characters. The soft light of the cabaret, the eerie light of uncertainty and feeling lost, and ultimately the brighter light that puts us in the centre of things, in which we are both the star under the spotlight and the applauding, approving audience.

    The far too-small audience loved every minute of this generous hour, and I’m more than happy to rate this unique show as a Hidden Gem. It’s a crime that every seat isn’t filled. Go and delight in Angel to Vampire!' "

    fringereview.co.uk/review/edinburgh-fringe/2016/angel-to-vampire/

    About me

    I am an actor, performer, writer and lyricist - and a professional member of Mercury Musical Developments. In a former life I was a practising barrister and worked at the Ministry of Justice, but that is all over! I have recently performed my show 'Angel to vampire!' at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and the Brighton Fringe 2017..

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    Experienced In
    • Film (Professional)
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • TV
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Welsh, Standard
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Texas
    Hair Length
    • Mid Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No