IRWIN SPARKES by Chris Turner
Photo: Chris Turner
(An MMB Creative company), The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Phone: 020-3582 9370
Fax: 020-3582 9371
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Phone: 020 3582 9367
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'6" (167cm)
Weight:10st. 3lb. (65kg)
Playing Age:32 - 45 years
Appearance:White, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Other:Equity, Musicians' Union
Eye Colour:Blue-Green
Hair Colour:Salt & Pepper
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Enthusiastic
Voice Quality:Melodious

About me:

Frontman with pop band The Hoosiers from 2007 onwards.

Principal role of Paul Seymour in "Big! The Musical" running at Theatre Royal Plymouth & Bord Gais Theatre, 2016.

Leading part in short film "Cape" 2016

One of four leads in original comedy: Human Resources: This Time It's Personnel at the Leicester Square Theatre and Soho Theatre June 2013

September 2012 featured in short film with Morganna Robinson and Sadie Frost directed by Ben Charles Edwards

Co-Presenter & Writer for online Nobu Show: Starting monthly from September 2012

2018, Documentary, Self, The Hoosiers Celebrate Chinese New Year, China Hour, Kevin Sui
2017, Musical, Paul Seymour, Big! The Musical, Michael Rose Productions, Morgan Young
2016, Musical, Paul Seymour, Big! The Musical, Michael Rose/Idili, Morgan Young
2016, Short Film, Karl, Cape, Cape Productions, Torz Ayling
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Gary, Camera Op, Reporter, Firefighter, Rock Widows, Elizabeth Dyson
2015, Corporate, Corporate Voice Over, Atos Corporate Pitch - Network Rail, Atos
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Adam/lead, Girl 2.0, David Collyer/Alix Wilton Regan
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Ollie Malik, Actually Love, Writers Room, Adam Morley
2013, Comedy, Joel-Harper Wells (One of Four Leads), Human Resources: This Time it's Personnel, Team Love, David Collyer
2013, Stage, Zack Clayton (Lead), Don't You Know Who I Am?, Mars5Productions, TBC
2012, Short Film, Prince Chlymidian, The Actress in the Role of a Lifetime, Ben Charles Edwards/The Smalls, Ben Charles Edwards
2012, Voice Over, All (Topsy, Tim, Narrator, Mum, Dad, Teacher, etc), Topsy and Tim Books, Me Books Ltd, Harry Jones
2012, Stage, Lawrence Wayland, Male Lead, Some More Strangers on Another Train, OK Theatre Company, Tony Phillips
2012, Audio, Narrator, Pirates, Dinosaurs & Children, Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs, Tandem Films
2012, Corporate, Voice Over, Atos Online Services, Atos, Craig Allen
2007, Rehearsed Reading, Prefab Kids, Tony Phillips
2005, Educational, Fyodor Ilyich Kulygin - , London Met. 2005, Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, London Met., Lucy Richards
2005, Opera, Mac The Knife, Threepenny Opera, London Met., Jude Alderson
2005, Stage, Wayne, Popcorn, Kensington Drama Company, Duncan Moore


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-California, American-East Coast, American-Midwest, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Birmingham, Bristol, Cockney, East European, English-Standard, Essex, French, Glasgow, Irish-Southern, Italian, London, Northern, RP*, Russian
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Alto, Autoharp, Bass Guitar, Beatboxing (vocal percussion), Blues, Break Dancing, Butoh Dance (Japan), Contemporary Singing, Guitar, Guitar-Electric, Laban, Pop Singing, Rock Singing, Singer-Songwriter*, Soprano, Tenor, Ukulele
Performance:ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Comedy, Compere, Disc Jockey (DJ), Master of Ceremonies, Musical Comedy, Musician-Professional, Physical Theatre, Professional Singer, Radio Presenting, TV Presenting
(* = highly skilled)
Boxing, Canoe, Climbing, Football*, Running*, Skateboarding, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weight Training
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Composer, Devising, Impersonation, Improvisation, Lyricist, Narration
Vocal Range:F2 to D5


Performing Arts Degree London Met Uni BA (hons)

Theatre BA Uni of Indiana

Method Acting Classes - Sam Rumbelow

Voice - Mary Hammond

Mesiner - Scott Williams