Spotlight: WILL CLOSE


WILL CLOSE by Michael Wharley
Photo: Michael Wharley
1st Floor, 2 Stephen Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1AN
Phone: 020 7836 3941
Mobile: 07557 875269
10-11 D'Arblay Street (The Basement), London W1F 8DS
Phone: 020-7494 0300
Fax: 020-7494 7080
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:6'1" (185cm)
Weight:11st. (70kg)
Playing Age:25 - 35 years
Appearance:Scandinavian, White
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Fair
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Laid Back
Voice Quality:Melodious

About me:

Will was part of the original cast and international touring company of the critically acclaimed 'Golem' by 1927, which enjoyed an extended run at the Young Vic before transferring to Trafalgar Studios. Touring venues included the Sydney Theatre Company, the Lincoln Centre, New York, and the National Theatre of China.

His comedy project, 'Great British Mysteries?', which he writes and performs, enjoyed a sold out run at The Pleasance during the 2017 and 2018 Fringe, and has transferred to the Soho Theatre twice. In April 2020 he was longlisted for the BBC's 'InterConnected' project.

Stage Short Film Commercial Television Web Series Radio Comedy Further Credits
2020, Stage, Kai, 1&Only, Unlikely Productions for VAULTS, Sam Hooper
2019, Stage, Teddy, Great British Mysteries: 1599?, Soho Theatre, Joe Hancock
2019, Stage, Him, Mediocre White Male, Pleasance, Joe Von Malachowski
2018, Stage, Teddy, Great British Mysteries?, Soho Theatre, Joe Hancock
2017, Stage, Hank, Texas Tax Man, VAULTS, Sarah Meadows
2016, Stage, Julian/PJ/Phil Sylocates/Les Miserables, Golem - International Tour, 1927 & Young Vic, Suzanne Andrade
2015, Stage, Julian/PJ/Phil Sylocates/Les Miserables, Golem, 1927 & Young Vic, Suzanne Andrade
2014, Stage, Various, Mixed Doubles, Adelaide Fringe, Hannah Joss
2013, Stage, Stevie, Good People, English Theatre of Frankfurt, Michael Howcroft
2013, Stage, Various, Mixed Doubles, Just The Tonic, Hannah Joss
2012, Stage, Telemachus, The Odyssey, Teatro Vivo, Sophie Austin
2012, Stage, Nicholas, Three Christmases, Old Red Lion, Joseph Hancock
2012, Stage, Seward, Dracula, The Broadway Theatre, Harry Williams
2012, Stage, Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet, The Broadway Theatre, Asia Osborne
2012, Stage, Stanley, Breakout, Poleroid Theatre, Adam Reeves
2011, Stage, Otto, The Fossil, Charing Cross Theatre, James Kerr
2011, Stage, Lvov, Ivanov, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Sam Potter
2011, Stage, Oslo, Jesus II, Strip Theatre, Henry and Isobel David
2010, Stage, Orestes, Electra, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Derek Bond
Short Film
2018, Short Film, Ross, As Time Goes By, Shine A Light, Ben Garfield
2016, Short Film, God, Animals, Shine A Light, Ben Garfield
2016, Short Film, Pete, Flatmates, Shine A Light, Ben Garfield
2013, Short Film, Murray, Andy Murray's Hot Date, MDTV, Ben Garfield
2013, Short Film, Ernest, Royal Baby LIVE, MDTV, Ben Garfield
2012, Short Film, Murray, Andy Murray, Sports Personality, MDTV, Ben Garfield
2011, Short Film, Nathan, Dream Date, Mountview Productions, Owyn Stephens
2011, Short Film, Andrew, Deleting Emily, Sweet Doh! Productions, Zak Klein
2018, Commercial, Ian, EasyJet/Europcar, VCCP, Ben Fogg
2018, Commercial, Host, Vodafone / Amazon collaboration, Amazon, Franco Farrell
2017, Commercial, Young Dad, AA, adam&eve, Pontus Lowenhielm
2015, Commercial, Freddy, The Tesco Family, BBH, Daniel Kleinman
2012, Commercial, Hipster, KFC, BBH, Mat Kirkby
2012, Commercial, Kevin, Vitamin Water, Disqo, Danny Vaia
2018, Television, Composer, Golem, BBC, Nick Morris
2016, Television, Various, The Luisa Omielan Show - Pilot, King Bert, Chris Sweeney
Web Series
2019, Web Series, Sid, M.O.T.H.E.R Knows Best - Series Two, Cuckoo Bang, Chris Mayo
2018, Web Series, Host, Headshot, RFRSH, Marcus McSweeney
2018, Web Series, Ron, The Pearson Reports, Pearson, Toni Miller
2018, Web Series, Charles, Flat 32, Poleroid, Rikki Lawton
2016, Web Series, Aiden, Over It, Another View, Ita Fitzgerald
2020, Radio, Forest, The Internexit, BBC Sounds, Tolly Robinson
2015, Radio, Various, Sketchorama Extra, BBC Radio 4 Extra, Gus Beattie
2014, Radio, Various, Sketchorama, BBC Radio 4, Gus Beattie
2014, Radio, Simon - Langese, Pick of The Week, BBC Radio 4, Gus Beattie
2020, Comedy, Various, Great British Mysteries: 1599?, Chiswick Playhouse, Joe Hancock
2019, Comedy, Various, Great British Mysteries?, Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol, Joe Hancock
2018, Comedy, Sir Teddy, Great British Mysteries: 1599?, Pleasance Courtyard, Joe Hancock
2017, Comedy, Teddy, Great British Mysteries?, Pleasance Courtyard, Joe Hancock
2016, Comedy, Various, Mixed Doubles: Fundraiser, Just The Tonic at The Caves, Joe Hancock
2019, Comedy, Teddy, Great British Mysteries: 1599?, Soho Theatre, Joe Hancock
Further Credits
2020, Film, Him, Mediocre White Male, Arch 468, Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
2019, Rehearsed Reading, Him, ghost(s), Pleasance, Joe Von Malachowski
2019, Writing, Walkers Crisps, AMVBBDO, Graham Jenks
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Various, Sick Note, Season Two, King Bert, Matt Lipsey
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Matthew, King For A Day, Joe Hancock
2014, Rehearsed Reading, Langley, The Dazzle, Perfect Balance, Kim Sheard
2013, Animation, Thomas, Copenhagen Interpretation/SEGA collaboration, The Copenhagen Interpretation, Jenifer Toksvig
2012, Rehearsed Reading, Boy, In Oglinda, Theatre Delicatessen, Jennifer Lunn


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-East Coast, American-Midwest, Australian, Birmingham, Estuary English, Heightened RP, Midlands-West, New Zealand, Yorkshire
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Bass Guitar, Bongo Drums, Drums*, Percussion
Performance:Audio Books, Audio Drama, Comedy, Living History
(* = highly skilled)
Cricket*, Croquet
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Computer Literate, Improvisation, Lyricist, Narration


MOUNTVIEW ACADEMY OF THEATRE ARTS, Acting, 1 year, 2010 - 2011