Olly Bassi

  • Actor
    Male / Edinburgh & London, across EU
  • Ethnicity
    Age Range
    31 - 41
    6' 1" (1m 87cm)
    16st. 1lb (102kg)
    Hair Colour
    Eye Colour
  • Images


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  • Agent

    TTA (Top Talent Agency)
    01727 855903


    Personal Website
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YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Peter (lead)
Film (Short)
He Takes the Lead
Thomas Manchester
InVerse Films
Manchester and Bolton
2020 - 2021Uber Trooper Motorcyclist
Film (Feature)
Dick DynamiteBeans Goldblum
Airfield near St Andrews
2020 - 2021Frank
Film (Short)
The Road to Hell (feature pilot)
John Wallage
Ettecon Productions
Locations in Kent
2020The biker / precision rider
Mental Health Motorbike commercial
James Copson
Anattic Ltd
Peak District
2020Gaz Finch
Film (Short)
Max Aaron
Dreamology Ltd
Croydon, London
2020The Dad
Film (Short)
Tomorrow - Royal Television Society 48hr film challenge entry
Matthew Jones
Hoofing Productions
East Lothian
2020Precision driver (cars, 7.5t, drone, Russian arm) & actor
Cazoo TVC
Favorite Color: Black
Engine Group UK
Locations around London
2020Sheriff Greenford (lead)
Outlaw: OriginsMatthew Proctor
Home studio
2020The Father (lead)
Film (Short)
The Beast of Kingley Vale
Sebastian Gilling-Ulph
Corrupted Platform
Locations near Portsmouth
2020Prisoner #50114
Film (Short)
Sons of Eli
Reiko Nagayoshi
Met Film
Ealing Studios, Covent Garden and Murder Mile Studios
2020The design engineer
Williams F1 promotional video for 2020RD Content
F1 Williams, Wantage, Oxfordshire
2019 - 2020Captain Alex Baumann
Film (Feature)
Gurka: Beneath the Bravery
Pradeep Shahi
SHY Films
Hawthorne Trench, Kent
2019 - 2020SS Colonel Schtacker
Film (Feature)
Dick Dynamite
Robbie Davidson
Beans Goldblum
2019Armed Response Officer
Film (Feature)
Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break
Nick Gillespie
Belstone Pictures
Rockface TV commercial
Samir Guessous
FKC London
2018 - 2019Robert
Film (Feature)
Christmas in The Highlands
Ryan Alexander Dewar
Triventure Films
Locations across Scotland and New York
Baghdad Central
Ben Williams
Euston Films (for Channel 4)
Locations in Morocco
Film (Student)
Haley Taylor
Dartmouth College, USA
On location in Scotland
2018The Beast
Film (Student)
Apart from us
James Chanter
University of Gloucester
Cheltenham Film Studios
2018Eric (motorcycle gang leader) & the Knight
Film (Feature)
Searching for the Lady of the Lake
Dionisis Moraitis
London Cinematography
Locations in North Wales and central London
2018The Father
Film (Student)
Brad D Cannon
Langside College
Argyle Street, Glasgow
2018Hospital nurse
Computer Game
360 VR dementia training VR for nurses
Nick V Wilson
Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies
Napier Sighthill Training Ward
2017 - 2018Marcus Fenix
Film (Feature)
Console Wars: The Beginning
Nick Sapwell
Nick's Flicks
London and Southampton
2017 - 2018Ronald (villain gangster)
Film (Feature)
Coming Home
Jonathan Bury
Jonathan Bury
Edinburgh Art Fair Commerecial
Michael Dodds
Group 6 Productions
On location at Edinburgh Corn Exchange
2017John (husband)
Film (Student)
Eyes Wide Open
Asia Gamzatova
Scottish Screen Academy
Film (Student)
Ana Santos
Scottish Screen Academy
2017Henry (husband)
Film (Short)
Savannah Gillespie
Keep it Gold Productions
2017Karl Klingemann (Mendelssohn's friend) inc. German accent narration
Film (Docu)
Mendelssohn's 1829 Tour of Scotland
Matt Jones
Applecatcher Films
Locations in Central Scotland, Isle of Mull, Isle of Staffa
2017Unintelligible Scotsman
Film (Student)
Jean Desrameaux
Napier University
2017Yosef (survivalist)
Film (Student)
Oscar King
Southampton Solent University
Spot on location in Eastbourne and Southampton
2017Adam (gamekeeper)
Film (Short)
Shadow in the Valley
Jack Lang
Jack Lang
Shot on location in Glencoe
  • Education

    2019Summer Intensive - Audition preparationRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland
    2019Summer Intensive Acting for CameraRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland
    2002Master of Engineering, Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of Edinburgh

    Additional Skills

    Electronic and mechanical engineering, race vehicle design, construction and tuning, motorcycling on and off road, motorcycle rallying, comfortable working with animals and horse riding (walk trot canter), running cross country, survival skills and wild camping, mountain and desert navigation. DBS cleared and experienced working with children. Full clean driving and riding license for all categories up to and including C1E and Institute of Advanced Motorists qualified.

    Additional Information

    2019 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Acting for Camera Intensive

    2019 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Audition preparation Intensive

    2018 ECSPC Stagefight lvl1 training (unarmed, dagger, broadsword, 6 days)

    2018 Dramatic Combat Scotland, horse and sword (1 day)

    2018 Bare Arms live firearms training (pistol, bolt action rifle, assault rifle, sniper, shotgun, 5 days)

    2014 GNAS Target Archery basic qualification

    About me

    What I bring to a role and a production is a wealth of real-world experiences and interactions from riding round the globe, a thoroughly reliable and professional approach from years in business, practical and technical skills from engineering, and a deep life long enthusiasm for film, the messages it communicates and empathy it generates.

    My passion for film started with my grandfather, helping in his projection room. Coming from a family of painters and sculptors I've always been exposed to offtrack and overseas work. Recently I've worked with the Scottish Screen Archive to preserve my grandfather's and some of Scotland's earliest films and documentaries.

    In 2016 I returned from solo motorcycle touring the Balkans, Turkey, Georgia, Russian and crossing the border in to Ukraine, racing 2000km in the Albanian Rally, lumberjacking, a car chase, running a road block and vodka drinking games with Ukrainian bikers. I decided to change my life; turning from my parallel careers as a research engineer and desert motorcycle racer to pursue full time my love of film acting.

    Few things take me out of my comfort zone, I travel well, I'm professional, focused, sociable and very easy to talk and work with. In my 15 year career I was an electronic engineer working mainly with startups and my fitness as a runner is good with periods of weight lifting. I'm quite happy training for a role or changing hair and beard and work extremely well in unusual and challenging environments.

    "Working with Olly proved to be a real professional pleasure. As an actor, Olly guarantees the patience, discipline and creativity to absorb indications, follow them and improve his performance upon feedback. As a person, I found in Olly a sociable individual eager to meet and and talk to new people. More than any other actors with whom I've worked with, Olly has the eye of a filmmaker as he is able to come up with creative suggestions and adjustments to scenes. This trait leads to an increase in the overall quality of any project he is a part of."

    - Sorin Baluta, Producer

    "I found Olly to be wonderfully self-motivated, thorough and energetic. I was impressed by his engagement with the script and comitted attitude to his performance. His presence on set made all the more welcome due to his warmth and encouragement to the rest of the crew, I hope the opportunity to work together in the future presents itself soon."

    - Jame D Chanter, Producer & Director

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Austrian
    • Dublin
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Moroccan
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Ukranian
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Austrian
    • Dublin
    • Dutch
    • Eastern European
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Moroccan
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Ukranian
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • German
    Musical Skills
    • Bass
    • Guitar
    • Piano
    Accents (UK)
    • Aberdeen
    • Cockney
    • Edinburgh
    • English, standard
    • Geordie
    • Glasgow
    • Highlands
    • Northern Irish
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Scottish, Central
    • Scottish, South
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Scottish, West Coast
    • Welsh, Standard
    • West Country
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • 7.5T
    • Motorcycle
    • Precision Driver
    Facial Characteristics
    • Beard
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • Scottish
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Athletic
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Sexy
    • Tough