Spotlight: SADAO UEDA


SADAO UEDA by Nick Ford
Photo: Nick Ford
Represented by Caroline de Wolfe
20 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TW
Phone: 020 7242 5066
Fax: 020 7242 8119
The City of Brighton and Hove, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'7" (170cm)
Weight:10st. 5lb. (66kg)
Playing Age:40 - 55 years
Appearance:Japanese, East Asian, Chinese
Other:Equity, Equity Minority Ethnic Members Register
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Black
Hair Length:Short
Facial Hair:Beard
Voice Character:Earthy
Voice Quality:Warm

About me:

Sadao has just completed filming in feature film People Just Do Nothing.

He has been busy voicing various corporate videos in Japanese this year.

His first English reading audio book "The Book of Tea" is released. Recording 63pages of English written book in 7hours was indeed massive challenge for him, but by achieving it, his confidence is now sky high.

Stage Radio Film Commercial Voice Over Further Credits
2016, Stage, Japanese Hamlet, Hamlet & Japan, Theatrical Aki ISODA Office, Masami Hamada
2015, Stage, Mr Narita, Mr Nakamura, Panty Shop Owner, Harajuku Girls, Silver Linings Productions No.10 Limited, Jude Chiristian
2012, Stage, Cheng, Privates on Parade, Michael Grandage Company, Michael Grandage
2008, Stage, The Tutor, The Flies, Echange Theatreþ Company, David Furlong / Kevin Rowntree
2008, Stage, Drunken Customer/ Puppeteer, Twin Stars, The Unicorn Theatre for Children, Tony Graham
2007, Stage, Reverand ABE, Peace Pagoda, Yellow Earth Theatre, Philippe Cherbonnier
2006, Stage, Bishu, Red Oleander, Myriad Productions, Kevin Rowntree
2005, Stage, Local Man/Teacher, Inugami (Dog God), Yellow Earth Theatre Company, Richard Shannon
2005, Stage, Dragon 2/Dragon 5, Nine Dragon Drums, Yellow Earth Theatre Company, Richard Shannon
2005, Stage, Chinese Elvis, Martha Josie And Chinese Elvis, Academy of Creative Training, Elaine Heath
2005, Stage, Daniel, My Night With Reg, Academy of Creative Training, Elaine Heath
2005, Stage, Ariel, The Pillowman, Academy of Creative Training, Gary Sefton
2004, Stage, The Death, Soundscape (Percussion), Blood Wedding, Academy of Creative Training, Darren Tunstall
2003, Stage, Dummling/Third Son, Soundscape (Percussion), The Grimm Tales, Academy of Creative Training, Alan Perrin
2016, Radio, Matashichi Oishi, Cold War: Stories from the Big Freeze, Radio 4, Martin Williams
2013, Radio, Railwayman, Fewer not Less, BBC Radio 4, David Hunter
2007, Radio, Sasaki/Attorney, After the Quake, BBC Radio, Steven Canny
2020, Film, Kenji, The Fantastic Flitcrofts, BBC Films/Baby Cow, Craig Roberts
2020, Feature Film, HIROTO, People Just Do Nothing: the Movie, Roughcut Films Ltd, Jack Clough
2016, Feature Film, Driver for Japanese Prime Minister, London has Fallen, Millenium Films, Babak Najafi
2015, Feature Film, Head of Nations #5, Spectre, Eon Productions, Sam Mendes
2015, Feature Film, Akira Kato, What We did on Our Holiday, Origin Pictures, Guy Jenkin & Andy Hamilton
2013, Feature Film, WATABE the Japanese Dignatory, Super Bob, Grain Media, Jon Drever
2012, Feature Film, Chuck, Gambit, CBS, Michael Hoffman
2009, Feature Film, Terry, Ambleton Delight, Parkes Productions, Daniel Parkes
2008, Feature Film, Businessman, Shellshock, Pixie Films Ltd., James Price
2007, Feature Film, Japanese Race Announcer, Speed Racer, Warner Bros, Larry and Andy Wachowski
2017, Commercial, Mongolian Bar Patron, EVONY, ICON FILMS, Henry Robinson
2012, Commercial, Mr. Sashimi, Just Eat, Mustard Films, Simon Levene
2007, Commercial, Funky Office Worker, Data Copy Project - 'Express Yourself', Advanced Media Associates, Joe Murray
2006, Commercial, Dancing Chef, Juice FM Advert For Cinema, Nice Films Ltd, Alkin Emirali
2005, Commercial, Host of Japanese Ready Steady Cooking, Budweiser Budvar, Bistro Films, Arni Thor Jonsson
2005, Commercial, Singing Japanese Businessman, Burger King, Vikini, Andy Morahan
Voice Over
2018, Voice Over, Takagi Mamory, Doctor Who - The Barbarians and the Samurai -, Big Finish Productions, Nicholas Briggs
2016, Voice Over, Korean Engineer, The World Biggest Ship Builders, Discovery Channel, Peter Oxley
2011, Voice Over, Male Japanese Voice, Eularis (Corporate), The Fink Agency LLP
2010, Voice Over, Japanese Businessman ADR, Hustle, Voice Activated
2010, Voice Over, Male Voice in Japanese and English, Fujitsu (Corporate), I-Motus LLP, Roger Price
2010, Voice Over, Infantry, Inspector, Ashigaru, Monk, Shogun 2 (VIDEO GAME), Side UK
2010, Voice Over, Japanese Man, Market Leader 3rd edition Upper Intermediate Coursebook, Pearson Education, Wendy Parkin
2010, Voice Over, Japanese Man, OEFC - Oil & Gas, Finance, Oxford University Press, Mark Baldwin
2010, Voice Over, Japanese Man, Business Skills Presentation, Cambridge University Press, Leon Chambers
2010, Voice Over, Japanese Voice, English Learning pilot programme, BBC World Service, Sarah Morgan
2009, Voice Over, Male Japanese Voice, Easy Learning Japanese, Harper Collins Publishers, ID Audio, Xavier Fernandez
2008, Voice Over, Japanese Male Voice, Etiquette, Rotozaza, Silvia Mercuriali/Anthony Hampton
2008, Voice Over, Japanese Diplomat/Soldier, Shanghai, Golden Bat Productions Ltd, Mikael Håfström
2007, Voice Over, Origami (Japanese Mafia Boss), Paper Chase, University of West Minister, Shaun Leong-Williams
2006, Voice Over, Soldiers, 20th Century Battles, BBC Television, Danielle Peck
Voice Over, Japanese voice, T.Rowe Price GIS Global Opportunity 60s
Further Credits
2019, Short Film, Holy Ghost Zone Member, O Holy Ghost, Mark Bradshaw
2018, Television, Captain Miyazaki, NAZI MEGASTRUCTURES SERIES 5: AMERICA’S WAR, DSP, Peter Chipping, Ashley Morris
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Daigo Kataoka, Fallout, Yellow Earth Theatre, Franko Figueiredo
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Haijima, Got to Make Them Sing!, StoneCrabs Theatre, Kim Pearce
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Mr Tanaka, Belonging, Yellow Earth Theatre, Jennifer Tan
2016, Corporate, Japanese Client, Ernst & Young executive training, InterAct, Ian Jessup
2016, Viral, Japanese Voice, Nike Online Commercial, AKQA Film, Michael Sinnerton
2015, Television, MR FUKUI, Here to Stay (test tape), Hat Trick Productions, Luke Snellin
2015, Television, Commercial Director, I Live with Models, Comedy Central, Ben Kellett
2015, Television, Japanese Waiter, Vicious series 2, Brown Eyed boy, Ed Bye, Gary Jenetti
2014, Television Movie, Japanese Reporter, What We did on Our Holiday, Origin Pictures, Guy Jenkin & Andy Hamilton
2014, Short Film, Japanese Shopkeeper, Deserts, London Film School, Irene Gomez Emilsson
2009, Short Film, Guardian of Level 3 (Japanese Angel), The Secrets of Angels, Faith Film Company Ltd, Toby Meakins
2009, Corporate, Miko Kazuhiro, Far Eastern Sales Division GM, Forensics Investigate eLearning Video, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mike Martin
2008, Video Game, Levelbomber pilot / Wolfpack Leader and various, Battlestation Pacificþ (VG), ID Audio, Patrick McQuaid
2007, Corporate, Japanese Businessman, Olympus Optical Co, Charles Sharman-Cox Television Projects, Charles Sharman-Cox
2007, Corporate, Japanese Dad, BT Olympics, Imagination, Dave Masters
2007, Corporate, Office Worker, Nomura Bank Cultural Diversity Training, Steps Drama Learning Development ltd, Richard Wilkes
2006, Short Film, Dancing Chinese Man, The Madness of the Dance, Cannon and Morley Productions, Carol Morley / Chris Doyle


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
(* = Native/Fluent)
English, Japanese*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Cabaret Singing, Choral Singing, Drums*, Keyboards, Rock Singing*, Tenor Baritone*
Performance:Audio Books, Audio Drama, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Ice Skating, Skiing, Swimming*, Tennis
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Vocal Range:E2 to G4 (belt to G4)


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