Howard Sandom

    • Extra

    Male / Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    67 - 77
    Height
    3' 5" (1m 6cm)
    Weight
    11st. (70kg)
    Hair Colour
    Grey
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1960Public SchoolEastbourne College Public School

    About me

    Through my school and college years I was a keen AmDram participant {lead male in The Mikado at age 13) and went on to career in Advertising and PR where i honed my presentational skills. I was BTs National Advertising Manager for 7 years working with Maureen Lipman on the "Beattie" series of TV Commercials for J Walter Thompson, the leading Ad Agency. In the early 2000's I was the UK Telecom Industry's principal Media spokesperson for the Mobile Phone (07) Code change appearing on National TV and Radio involving extensive TV/Radio interviews for which i was Media trained. Lately I have been doing face-to-face interviewing for Ipsos Mori - the UK's largest Market Research company. Having spent much of my career on film sets and being in front of a camera I would like to explore my potential as a film/TV extra which my good friend Doreen Jacob has successfully achieved

    My interests

    Very musical with broad range of tastes - played Guitar/backing singer in 60's band (including some TV appearances)

    Cooking, Golf, Driving

    I am also Chairman of the Seal Petanque Club in Sevenoaks

    Television experience

    The National Code Change in the early 2000s involved interviews on all the major UK National and Regional TV stations - on the Code Change weekend i did some 30 TV and 50 radio interviews!

    In the 60s our band "The Soundsations" had a minor Hit record involving appearances on Thank your Lucky Stars , Ready Steady Go! and several regional TV stations

    Modelling experience

    None

    Acting experience

    At Eastbourne College I had lead male role in The Mikado, and support parts in The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Androcles and the Lion

    Specific Skills

    I am a good Communicator and enjoy interaction with people

    I am a regular Golfer

    I am Chairman and regular player at Seal Petanque Club (one of the UKs leading Clubs) We play in France, Belgium and I have represented Kent on several occasions in National and International competitions

    Interesting Past Experiences

    Getting a minor "Hit" record - playing with David Bowie, Peter Frampton and other notable Rock stars was "interesting" and touring the UK in the early 60s was an experience I wouldn't have missed for the world!

    Being head-hunted for the BT Advertising top job was daunting and then finding and owning their most famous Ad Campaign "You got an 'Ology etc" which won all the Awards was a Career best for me

    Dancing Experience

    None to speak of though I am very Rythmic

    Singing Experience

    Lead treble in School Choir (Eastbourne College)

    Sang solo in Canterbury Cathedral (age 12) at schools festival

    Formed the first ever Rock n' Roll band at school

    Spent 7 years after school touring UK as Lead Guitar/Harmony Singer and made record for Decca which had low-end chart success Although not singing much these days I can hold a note and sing in tune

    Additional Skills

    Already covered above

    Additional Information

    Married with one son James who manages around 12 of the UKs top Rock and Indie Bands

    4 grandchildren (aged from 8 to 18)

    Held clean Driving Licence for over 30 years

  • Skills

    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Concerts
    • Cooking
    • Motoring
    • Music Videos
    • News/Current Affairs
    • Outdoor Events
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Travel
    • TV
    Personal Interests
    • Animals
    • Cars
    • Children
    • Cooking
    • Driving
    • Family
    • Gardening
    • Holidays
    • Music
    • Relationships
    • Rugby
    • Sport
    • Travel
    Marital Status
    • Married
    Current Student
    • No
    Drinking habits
    • Occasional
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    Physical build
    • Medium
    Tag
    • Extra
    Hair Length
    • Bald / Crew Cut
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Concerts
    • Cooking
    • Corporate
    • Drama
    • Live Events
    • Music Videos
    • News/Current Affairs
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Recording
    • Sport
    • Travel
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Tenor
    Skin Colour
    • Tanned