Spotlight: HUGH PURVES


HUGH PURVES by Taikan Photography
Photo: Taikan Photography
Samantha Tooby
70-72 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HB
Phone: 020 7739 8865
Height:5'9" (175cm)
Weight:12st. (76kg)
Playing Age:20 - 28 years
Nationality:British, Irish
Eye Colour:Blue-Green
Hair Colour:Red/Titian
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Assured
Voice Quality:Warm

About me:

Film Stage Commercial Television Short Film Pantomime Circus Further Credits
2019, Feature Film, Huper Tenrecs/Creature Performer & Puppeteer, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm, J.J. Abrams
2018, Feature Film, Asst. Puppeteer, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm, Ron Howard
2016, Feature Film, Possum (Puppeteer), Possum, Fyzz Facility, Matthew Holness
2019, Stage, Laurence, All in a Row, Paul Virides Productions, Dominic Shaw
2018, Stage, Swing Puppeteer, Vivaldi's Four Seasons Reimagined, Gyre & Gimble / Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Toby Oliè & Finn Cauldwell
2017, Stage, Hugh, Clementine's Fabulous Roadshow, Mark Mander Productions, Mark Mander
2017, Stage, Alberto (Puppeteer), Il Vecchio, Hugh Purves Design, Hugh Purves
2019, Commercial, Puppeteer, Where Next?, Blink Media (for Transpennine Express), Joseph Mann
2017, Commercial, Snot, The Toy Nobody Wanted, Gorgeous (for Smyths Toy Superstore), Chris Palmer
2019, Television, Additional Puppeteer, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Netflix/The Jim Henson Company, Louis Leterrier
2019, Television, Puppeteer, Shabake Nim S8, Marjan TV, Ashkan Ghafari
2020, Television, Jack/Gabriella/Mr. Star/Thingimajig/Background (Puppeteer), Monty & Co., Pipkins Productions, Ian McLean
2017, Television, Puppeteer, Shabake Nim S5, Marjan TV, Jeff Naylor
Short Film
2016, Short Film, Bamber (Animatronics), Belle & Bamber, Fancy a Jam Productions, Alex Fogarty
2016, Pantomime, Ron Squeezme, Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows, TwoBox Productions, Miranda Dawe
2016, Circus, Lead Puppeteer, At-tesa: nel ventre del cavallo, Teatro Invisibile, Hugh Purves & Sara Celeghin
Further Credits
2020, Internet, Griff, Bernie, Stanley, Tino, Welsh with Woe, Hugh Purves
2019, Internet, Tiny, The Tiny and Small Show, Coolabi, Christopher Skala
2019, Internet, Spring Slug and Shaking Snoozle, Through the Fairy Door, Wildbrain, Various Directors


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Southern States, American-Standard, Cockney, Cork, English-Standard*, French, Hampshire*, Heightened RP, Irish-Southern, Leeds, Liverpool, London, RP, Russian, Scottish-Standard, West Country, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, Italian
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
High Baritone
Performance:Autocue trained/experienced, Green Screen, Green Screen/Chroma Key, Lip Sync, Skin Work, Voice Acting
Vehicle Licences:Motorcycle Licence
Other Skills:Animatronics, Computer Literate, Costumier (professional), Event Host (experienced), Film/Video Editor (experienced), First Aider (qualified), Improvisation, Motion Capture, Puppetry, Puppetry-Bunraku, Puppetry-Hand, Puppetry-Marionette Long String, Puppetry-Rod, Sculpture, Sewing (hand and machine), Shadow Puppetry, Theatre Design, Typing (touch), Video Gaming, Workshop Leader (Puppetry)


Curious School of Puppetry, 10-Week Intensive, 3 months, 2016