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 Q by Michael Wharley
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MIA THOMSON ASSOCIATES
3rd Floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH
Phone: 020-7307 5939
Fax: 020-7580 4729
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E-mail: info@miathomsonassociates.co.uk
WWW: www.miathomsonassociates.co.uk
Location:United Kingdom
Height:6'4" (193cm)
Weight:13st. 7lb. (86kg)
Playing Age:36 - 55 years
Appearance:Black-Other Areas
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Hair Length:Bald

Credits:

Film Television Radio Stage Workshop Writing Commercial
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Film
2013, Feature Film, Mike Jones, Fedz, Deadmeat Productions/Top Dog Productions, Q
2008, Feature Film, Clarkie, Deadmeat, Deadmeat Productions, Q
1990, Feature Film, Mr Benjamin, Mr Johnson, Avenue Pictures Productions, Bruce Beresford
1987, Feature Film, Prince, Aria, Virgin Group, Ken Russell (segment)
Television
2005, Television, Ainsley Modest, Silent Witness, BBC, Andy Hay
2004, Television, Mark Andrews, Waking The Dead, BBC, Andy Hay
2001, Television, Rufus Anderson, The Bill, ITV, Graham Moore
1993, Television, Bernie, Demonella, Channel 4, Paul Bartel
1991, Television, Louis, Who Needs A Heart, Channel 4, John Akomfrah
1990, Television, Louis Mbowele, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, ITV, Sandy Johnson
1988, Television, Denzil, South of the Border, BBC, Udayan Prasad, Antonia Bird, Lesley Manning
1988, Television, Jermone, The Yob, Channel 4, Ian Emes
1987, Television, Travis, Big George Is Dead, Channel 4, Henry Martin
Radio
1987, Radio, Various characters, BBC World Service, BBC World Service, Various directors
Stage
1999, Stage, Clarkie, Deadmeat, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Jude Kelly
1991, Stage, Tomi, A Long Way From Home, Tricycle Theatre, Nick Kent
1989, Stage, Dog, Dog, Nitro, Paulette Randall
1988, Stage, Turkle and Warden, One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest, New Vic Theatre, Robin Midgley
1987, Stage, John, The Island, Umoja, David Charles
1986, Stage, Dreamboat, An Echo In The Bone, Talawa, Yvonne Brewster
1986, Stage, Moise, Black Jacobins, Talawa, Yvonne Brewster
1985, Stage, Asagai, A Raisin in the sun, Talawa, Yvonne Brewster
1983, Stage, canary, The Jago, The Kosh, Andrew Norton
Workshop
1986, Workshop, Lennox, Macbeth, National Theatre Studio, Peter Gill
Writing
2013, Writing, Fedz
2008, Writing, Deadmeat
1988, Writing, South Of Border
Commercial
1990, Commercial, Lead roles, Star Beer and Dell Computers for Nigeria and rest of Africa

Skills:

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African, African-Eastern, African-West, American-African American, American-California, American-East Coast, American-Standard, Belfast, Caribbean, Cockney, English-Standard, French, Ghanaian, Jamaican, London, Nigerian, South African, Trinidad, West Indies, Zimbabwean
Languages:
(* = Native/Fluent)
Ashante, English, French, Ghanaian*, Patois, Twi*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Aerobics, African Dance-Contemporary*, Ballet, Beatboxing (vocal percussion), Caribbean Dance*, Cha Cha, Dance (general), Freestyle Disco*, Jazz Dancing*, Kizomba*, Mambo*, Merengue*, Rap*, Salsa Dancing*, Semba
Performance:Audio Books, Comedy, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Spoken Word, Voice Over
Sports:
(* = highly skilled)
Athletics, Boxing, Football, Martial Arts, Running, Weight Training
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Filmmaker, Improvisation, Lyricist, Producer (professional), Screenwriter (professional), Spoken Word Artist, Writer

Training:

I started training as an actor with Doreen Cannon in 1980, on Saturday's in a room above a pub in Camden.

The one book she told us to read was by Uta Hagen - "Respect For Acting."

In 1983 Cannon was invited to become Head of Acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). This marked a major change in the training at RADA and after 80 years this was the first time they decided to embrace the Stanislavski technique - Method as taught by Doreen Cannon.

Doreen continued her Saturday classes at RADA, so I was able to continue to work with her regularly on my craft.

Doreen died in 1995 and I continued training with her daughter Dee Cannon.