JON-SEL GOURKAN by Bruce Chatterton
Photo: Bruce Chatterton
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Walton Bridge Moorings, Walton Well Road, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6ED
Phone: 07764 753892
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
The City of Brighton and Hove, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'9" (175cm)
Playing Age:30 - 35 years
Appearance:Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, White
Nationality:British, Turkish
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Long
Facial Hair:Beard
Voice Character:Assured
Voice Quality:Clear


Currently appearing in self-written show Keep Calm I'm Only Diabetic, directed by Olivier Award winning actress Amanda Harris & now on a nationwide tour of the UK. Reviewer NumberNine - 'Gourkan's style is manic, up-close, fast-speaking, highly passionate and heart-felt. Partly comedic, his impressions of the people he meets along the way are excellently observed' London Pub Theatres - "Gourkan is a natural storyteller, high energy is achieved flawlessly throughout the performance' Spy in The Stalls - 'Gourkan is incredibly likeable, energised, warm and playful'

Stage Television Further Credits
2018, Stage, Jon-Sel, Keep Calm I'm Only Diabetic, Amanda Harris
2009, Stage, Joe Vegas, Fame, Stage Entertainment, Karen Bruce
2006, Stage, Turkish Love-God, Stand Up Comedy
2006, Stage, The Man, The Man Himself, Bloomsbury Productions, Steve Marmion
2001, Stage, Robin, Henry IV Part II, Royal Shakespeare Company, Adrian Noble
2001, Stage, Boy, Waiting For Godot, Royal Shakespeare Company Fringe, Phillip Ross
2000, Stage, Moth, Love's Labour's Lost, Royal Shakespeare Company, Terry Hands
2002, Stage, William, The Comedy of Errors, Royal Shakespeare Company, David Thacker
2002, Television, Compere (Presenter), Disney Channel Roadshow, Disney, Andrew Hussey
2002, Television, Compere (Presenter), Nickelodeon Kids Television, Nickelodeon, Lucian Reviere
Television, Word on the street (band) Jon-Sel Gourkan, Smash hits poll winners party, BBC
Television, Word on the street (band) Jon-Sel Gourkan, Carlton Kids, Carlton TV
Television, Word on the street (band) Jon-Sel Gourkan, Nickelodeon (interview with Simon amstell), Nickelodeon
Television, Word on the street (band) Jon-Sel Gourkan, Trouble TV, Trouble
Television, Word on the street (band) Jon-Sel Gourkan, The Disney Channel, The Disney Channel
Further Credits
2002, Corporate, William, The Comedy of Errors, RSC, David Thacker
2010, Corporate, Zac- Serious Money by Caryl Churchill, Sussex Fringe, Chris Hislop
2013, Comedy, Roger Le Cock, Fitness First, Dusthouse, Chris McGill
2014, Training Film, Isaac, British Gas, Aii Training, Lol Brunning
2015, Viral, Boyfriend, Dixons, Tailwind Media, Rob Collins
2016, Internet, Lead diabetic, Diabetes won't defeat us, Diabadass1, Jon-Sel
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Harry, Cold Blow Lane, Matchstick Theatre, Adam Gerrett
2018, Short Film, Jon-Sel, Keep Calm I'm Only Diabetic, Alfie Jones


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-New York, American-Standard, Cockney, French, London, Middle Eastern, RP, Turkish, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, Turkish
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella*, Contemporary Dance, Pop Singing*, Rap, Rock Singing
Performance:Actor-Singer, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Musical Comedy, Musical Theatre, Radio Presenting, Recording Artist, Singer-Professional, Stand-up Comic, TV Presenting
(* = highly skilled)
Athletics, Boxing, CrossFit, Fencing, Football*, Jiu Jitsu, Judo*, Martial Arts, Running, Thai Boxing
Other Skills:Blogger, Director, Filmmaker, Holistic Therapist, Impersonation, Improvisation, Life Coach, Photographic Model, Public Speaking Coach, Writer


BA (Hons) Performing Arts - The University Of Luton

MA (Hons) Performing Arts - Guildford school of Speech and Drama