Spotlight: OLIVER IZOD


OLIVER IZOD by Vanessa Haines
Photo: Vanessa Haines
7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7RJ
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'8" (172cm)
Weight:11st. (70kg)
Playing Age:21 - 30 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Long
Facial Hair:Beard

About me:

Oliver is an award winning comedian, musician, actor, improviser and writer. He is the host of BBC Radio 1’s BattleActs, a quarter of the internationally acclaimed string quartet Bowjangles and the musician to the West End’s Austentatious. As a solo performer he can be seen across the cabaret and comedy scenes as his alter-ego Baron Fingolfin. You can also find him on the world famous busking pitch in Covent Garden, playing violin with various string quartets.

Stage Comedy Promo Further Credits
2019, Stage, Himself, Excalibow, Bowjangles, Company
2017, Stage, James Joseph Burton, Newbury Yarns, Watermill Theatre, Chloe France
2015, Stage, The Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, The Watermill Theatre, Robin Belfield
2014, Stage, Smee/Slightly, Peter Pan, Watermill Theatre, Robin Belfield
2014, Stage, Nuttall, BBC Announcer, Accordion, Violin, Betty Blue Eyes, Mercury,WY/Salisbury/Liverpool Playhouses, Daniel Buckroyd
2013, Stage, Cricket/Mondini, Pinocchio, Pants on Fire, Peter Bramley
2013, Stage, Ensemble/Violin, The Hired Man, Curve, Leicester/Mercury, Colchester, Daniel Buckroyd
2013, Stage, Parker/Hopper, Lady Windermere's Fan, Turn of the Wheel, Adam Morley
2012, Stage, Musician, Guns, Love and Chemistry, Define Choice, Hamish MacDougall
2012, Stage, Dr Seward, Dracula, SciFan/AlleyKat, Adam Morley
2012, Stage, Actor/Musician, The One Hour Plays, The Matey Institute, Brendan Murphy/Bec Boey
2011, Stage, Dion/Autolycus, The Winter's Tale, Custom/Practice, Old Vic Tunnels, Suba Das
2009, Stage, The Apparition, Darker Shores, Hampstead Theatre, Anthony Clark
2009, Stage, Violin / Musical Saw, The Miracle / Tartuffe, East 15 Acting School, Jennie Scott
2009, Stage, Peter Crosby, Destiny, East 15 Acting School, Suba Das
2009, Stage, Billy Bibbit, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, East 15 Acting School, Pam Brighton
2019, Comedy, Musician, Austentatious - The Improvised Jane Austen Novel, Austentatious
2019, Comedy, Compere, Battleacts!, Battleacts!
2016, Comedy, Baron Fingolfin, The Stranger, Oliver Izod, Oliver Izod
2015, Comedy, Baron Fingolfin, The Distraction Club, The Distraction Club
2015, Comedy, Oliver Izod, Strangers
2015, Comedy, Improviser, The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure, The Make 'Em Ups, Amy Cooke-Hodgson
2015, Comedy, Baron Fingolfin, Character Assassination, Gits and Shiggles
2015, Comedy, Baron Fingolfin, Sunday Special, Up the Creek
2015, Comedy, Baron Fingolfin - 3rd Place, Musical Comedy Awards 2015, Avin a Larf
2015, Comedy, Musician, Cariad & Paul: A Two player (Improv) Adventure, Ditto/PBJ
2013, Comedy, Voice Artist/Various, Mad on Chelsea, Monkey Kingdom, Steph McIntosh
2013, Comedy, Naked Accordionist Leonard Nimoy, Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen Vol. 2, Incidental, Kevin Day
2013, Comedy, Improviser, BattleActs, BattleActs, Cast
2012, Comedy, Actor, NewsRevue Christmas Run, Canal Cafe Theatre, Angela Pollard
2012, Comedy, Actor, NewsRevue Edinburgh Run, Canal Cafe Theatre, Adam Morley
2012, Comedy, Actor, NewsRevue, Canal Cafe Theatre, Tim McArthur
2012, Promo, Skiffle Accordionist, Love What You Do, Schuh, Paul Nathan
2012, Promo, Student, MediaCore Web Promo, MediaCore, Aidan Hornsby
Further Credits
2015, Viral, Henchman, Bad Blood Spoof, Adam Brown
2015, Cabaret, Baron Fingolfin, Cabaphonic, Finger in the Pie
2013, Circus, Baron Fingolfin, Journey to the Centre of the Sun, Collectif andThen, Company
2013, Circus, Baron Fingolfin (Ringmaster), The Ugly Duckling, The Ugly Duckling Collective, Kitty and Lil Rice
2013, Short Film, Patrick, The Allegory of the Cave, Transcend Pictures, Marcus Hawk
2012, Viral, Spencer/Pro. Green, (NOT) Made in Chelsea, Eugene MacGee


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Cockney, Heightened RP, Irish-Southern, RP*, Yorkshire
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Cha Cha, Charleston, Falsetto*, Jive, Musical Saw*, Recorder, Sight-Reading, Tango, Tenor*, Violin*, Waltz
Performance:Actor-Musician, Actor-Singer, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Commedia Dell'Arte, Compere, Living History, Musical Comedy, Musical Theatre, Musician-Professional, Ring Master, Stand-up Comic
(* = highly skilled)
Bouldering, Climbing, Horse-riding, Stage Combat
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Composer, Impersonation, Improvisation, Life Modelling, Narrowboat, Puppetry, Stilt Walking


EAST 15 ACTING SCHOOL, Acting, 3 years, 2006 - 2009