Tel: 07881 546891,
Website: http://www.starnow.co.uk/nicholaslaw (opens in new tab)
Distinctive character actor with professional comedy and drama experience as well as writing and performing skills available for theatre, film, tv and radio.
Older character actor with young interests and personality. Pretty much always in t-shirts and converse boots (think John Peel). I love performing with my band and playing locally in Bristol. I have been told I have a good ear (and face) for comedy but I can also carry dramatic supporting roles. I have had some fringe success with classical roles in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries and performed stand-up comedy for two years on the UK circuit reaching the semi-finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny where I performed at the Edinburgh festival. I have a comprehensive knowledge of and can teach period etiquette, deportment and language through my 13 years working as an historical interpreter at Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London and other sites where I had to research then think, improvise and act off script while maintaining a historical character persona. As a result of all that I had a book of 18th century style bawdy verse published. I’m also a qualified Scuba Instructor although the call for underwater parts is, I imagine, a small one. I’m professional, reliable, imaginative and creative.
I’ve been out of acting for some years now but have previously been in professional productions at Birmingham Repertory Theatre where I played Roy in Alan Ayckbourne’s A Small Family Business and played a role in devising and performing in Gawain at The Royal Opera House. Most recently I write and sing in a band and have performed my verse and talks in spoken word events.