SAM RETFORD by Tony Blake
Photo: Tony Blake
Tanzaro House, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ
Phone: 0161 273 3344
Fax: 0161 273 4567
Location:Manchester, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Height:6'2" (187cm)
Weight:12st. 8lb. (80kg)
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Enthusiastic
Voice Quality:Warm


Soon to appear as Cory in the new Channel 4 TV drama Ackley Bridge (Release due June 2017)

Television Stage Musical Pantomime Short Film Voice Over Commercial Still Photography
2017, Television, Cory Wilson, Ackley Bridge, The Forge, Channel 4, Penny Woolcock
2014, Television, Nate, Hollyoaks: Toms Life, Lime Pictures, Channel 4 Shorts, John Howlett
2017, Stage, Sebastian, Twelfth Night, Cream Faced Loons, Abey Bradbury
2016, Stage, Bardolph, Chorus, Exeter, Henry V, Manchester Open Air Theatre, Henry Filloux-Bennet
2016, Stage, Tom, A Child's Garden Of Verses, Manchester Open Air Theatre, Thomas J. Moore
2016, Stage, James, The Lionheart Phantom, Granddame Theatre Company, Sam Hart
2015, Stage, Princess, Poppadom Preach, The Lowry Studio, Tara Daniels
2014, Stage, Jake, At Night, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Evie Manning
2014, Stage, Ralph, Lord Of The Flies, The Lowry Theatre, Reuben Johnson
2013, Stage, George, The Wardrobe, National Theatre Connections, Will Bishop
2015, Musical, Performer, Disney World, YSD, Joel Montague
2016, Pantomime, Jiminey Cricket, Pinocchio, West Midlands Childrens Theatre, M.J. Coffman
Short Film
2017, Short Film, Oakley, Lilly Lake, Rose Films, Ella Rose
2015, Short Film, Tom, The Footsteps Of Our Fathers, Stone Soup Productions, Claire Ryan
2015, Short Film, Soldier, Why We Fight, Stone Soup Productions, Simon Sullivan
Voice Over
2016, Voice Over, Ted, Thing-in-itself, Party For Introverts, Arseniy Klishin
2016, Commercial, Buisness man, Bryt Clothing, Bearded Fellows, Samson Owolabi
Still Photography
2016, Still Photography, Model 1, Bow Tie By Design Collection, Bow Tie By Design, Val Nowak


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-New York, American-Standard, Australian, Cockney, French, Heightened RP, Liverpool, London, Manchester, RP, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, Sign Language (British), Sign Language/Makaton*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Ballad, Bass-Baritone, Dance (general), Harmony Singing, Singing (general), Tenor, Vocal Range: Bottom F - Top G
Performance:Actor-Singer, Audio Drama, Children's Theatre, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Forum Theatre, Immersive Performance, Interactive Performance, Meisner Technique, Musical Theatre, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Promenade Theatre, Public Speaking, Radio Drama, Sight-Reading (non-musical), Spoken Word, Story Telling, Strasberg Technique, Verbatim Theatre, Voice Acting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Athletics, Football, Horse-riding, Martial Arts*, Rugby, Scuba Diving-Dive Master*, Skiing, Stage Combat, Swimming, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Animal Handling, Carer (trained), Devising, Director, First Aider (qualified), Narration, Photographic Model, Photography-Professional, Puppetry, Story Telling, Theatrical Gun Handling training, Video Gaming, Writer


Lowry Actors Company, Stage & Screen Acting Training, 3 years, 2012-2015