Dean Murray

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Dean Murray

 Actor  Musician

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  • Playing Age: from 30 to 48
    Location: Yorkshire
    Gender: Male

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About Me

I am reliable, hardworking and professional. I work well in a team and have experience of working as a creative partner in various roles. I have taken lead roles as a facilitator and musician and have fitted into a team as an actor.

I have been told I'm funny but that is for you to decide I think:]


Acting


Experience

 -  Music Videos
 -  Theatre (Fringe)


Accents

 -  Birmingham
 -  Cheshire
 -  Cockney
 -  Liverpudlian
 -  Manchester
 -  Northern England
 -  Northern Irish
 -  Northern Working
 -  RP
 -  Scottish
 -  Southern England
 -  Yorkshire
 -  General American
 -  French
 -  German
 -  Irish
 -  RP
 -  Russian


Employment History & Experience

Key Competencies
Dean Murray is a performer with skills in devising, improvisation, character development and interpreting text. Also: singer, facilitator, Songwriter/arranger, ukulele player, compere.
Education
2007/2008 MA Theatre Making – University of Leeds

Current

2004 - present Facilitator- Why Not? (disabled access theatre company)
2006 - present Facilitator - Marriners Theatre Group (disabled access theatre company)


Selected creative projects
2011
May Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre)at Accidental Festival, The Roundhouse, Camden.
April Citizen Clown, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre) at Carriageworks as part of Midget Gems.
Mar Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre)at New stages,at Stage @ Leeds [leeds uni]
Feb Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre)At Theatre in The Mill Bradford. [A week of development and a showing.]

2010

Sept- The Cherry Orchard, Dir Joao Garcia Miguel, at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and the Oct Taliesin Swansea. (Part of 6 week theatre apprenticeship.)
Jun Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre) at Seven Artspace as part of Emerge festival of new work.
Jun Love Games by Chris Allen, Dir Jan Perry (Pink Lady Productions)at Carriageworks as part of Midget Gems
May Dancing With Alan Bennett: a retrospective on ten years of WhyNot? West Yorkshire Playhouse
Apr Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre) at Carriageworks as part of Midget Gems
Mar Elephant in the Room, Dir Joanne Hartley (Northern Creative Theatre) at Stage@leeds as part of Newstages 2010
Jan The Tortoise and the Hare: humorous reminiscences from school days, performed at the Marriners Centre and New Bewerley Primary School with Marriners Theatre Group


Music


Experience

 -  Cabaret Duo
 -  Cabaret Group
 -  Cabaret Solo


Vocal Skills

 -  Pop
 -  Rock


Employment History & Experience

2007 - present Song writer/Lead singer/Ukulele
Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers (Moustache powered tuba cabaret.) A theatrical band with a musichall flavour. We play extensively in the north of england and occasionally further south. Many of our songs are dramatic or comical. We fit well into most gig situations and have experience performing in cabarets and music festivals. I Also perform some of the bands material solo or as part of a duo. www.biscuithead.co.uk

2011
August The Seaweed Under the Sofa played on BBC 6 Music by Tom Robinson.
April The Greatest Show on Toast, Recording Biscuitheads second album.
Feb The Seaweed Under the Sofa, Filming music video for Biscuithead.


Physical Details

Ethnicity:
White/ Caucasian
Skin Colour:
white
Height:
6 ft 4 in
Weight:
n/a
Build:
Average
Dress Size:
n/a
Chest:
42 in
Waist:
38 in
Hips:
n/a
Shoe Size:
12 UK
Eye Colour:
Green
Hair Colour:
Brown
Hair Length:
Short
Hair Style:
n/a

Languages Spoken


 -  English

Experience & Qualifications


General Experience

As above.

I am also experienced as a compere for live events such as cabarets and gigs.

I have volunteered as a facilitator with disabled peoples theatre groups for the last 7 years.



Qualifications & Training

Masters Degree in Theatre Making from the University of Leeds graduated in 2008

Theatre Apprenticeship at Aberystwyth Arts Centre 2010


Other Information

Relevant Skills

I play the ukulele to a good standard and have done so in theatre productions.

My singing experience takes in jazz/swing, ragtime, cabaret and '50s/'60s pop.

Interests & Hobbies

I am a keen gardner and am knowledgable on the subject.

I also have a passion for natural history and palaeontology which I read a lot about.

I love to make collages and I'm a good drawer too.

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