Gerard Rocks

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Gerard Rocks

 Actor  Presenter  Musician  Entertainer  Extra

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  • Playing Age: from 50 to 60
    Location: Reading
    Gender: Male

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Acting


Accents

 -  Lancashire
 -  Northern England
 -  Posh
 -  Southern England
 -  French


Employment History & Experience

Professional:

1994 - 2001 : Performed sketches, song & dance with Thameside Theatre Company, Reading (semi-professional)

August 2009 : Acted as contestant in studio rehearsals for "Are You Smarter than Your Ten Year Old?" (TwoFour Productions for Sky 1)

February - March 2010 : Acted as contestant for new game show "Team Spirit" in run-through and in pitch to BBC commissioning executive (Talent TV).

May 2010 : Background artist (barrister) in "Jack Falls" (feature film : Press On Features / Kalimasu Productions)

August - September 2011 : Acted as contestant for new game show "Breakaway" in run-through and in pitch to BBC commissioning executive (Gogglebox TV).

Amateur :

School and university productions (notably John Oldham Society and OUDS Experimental Theatre Club, Oxford University, 1974-76).

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Presenting


Experience

 -  Radio


Employment History & Experience

Amateur :

1981 - present : Presenter (and currently Chairman) at Hospital Radio Reading : newsreading, interviews, dedications , links etc . My two regular shows involve presenting patients' record requests live on Saturdays and linking a one-hour selection of comedy clips every Monday

1985 - present : MC and announcer at public events - fun runs, half marathons, family fun days, summer fêtes etc - on behalf of Hospital Radio Reading (fund-raiser)


Music


Experience

 -  Cabaret Group
 -  Cabaret Solo


Vocal Skills

 -  Baritone


Entertainment


Experience

 -  Master of Ceremonies


Employment History & Experience

Professional:

1994 - 2001 : Performed sketches, song & dance with Thameside Theatre Company, Reading (semi-professional)

Amateur :

1985 - present : MC and announcer at public events - fun runs, half marathons, family fun days, summer fêtes etc - on behalf of Hospital Radio Reading (fund-raiser)


Extras Work, Partipant, Contestant


Experience

 -  Film (Professional)
 -  TV Audience
 -  TV Contestant
 -  TV Shows


Employment History & Experience

Appearances on TV quizzes :

Fifteen to One (Regent Productions for C4) in 1997 (eliminated half way through)

Fifteen to One (Regent Productions for C4) again in 2002 (reached final 3 of my show)

The Weakest Link (BBC2) in 2006 (winner - so clearly I'm getting better with age !!) : I also gained some notoriety among my friends when I serenaded Anne Robinson - for a moment it looked like the ice queen might melt!

Rehearsals and run-throughs :

Acted as contestant in studio rehearsals for "Are You Smarter Than Your Ten Year Old?" (Two-Four Television for Sky 1) in August 2009 : I "won" Noël's £500,000 jackpot - but sadly it was only pretend!!

Games tester for "Ant and Dec's Push the Button" (Gallowgate for ITV1) - Pinewood Studios, January 2010.

Acted as contestant in "Team Spirit" - quiz show runthrough & pitch to BBC commissioning executive (Talent TV, February / March 2010)

Acted as contestant in "Block Stars" - game show runthrough (Shine TV, August 2010)

Contestant in pilot recording of Al Murray - the Pub Landlord's "Compete for the Meat" (Avalon TV for Dave , February 2011)

Game tester for "Sing if You Can" (RDF Television for ITV, March 2011)August 2009 : Acted as contestant in studio rehearsals for "Are You Smarter than Your Ten Year Old?" (TwoFour Productions for Sky 1)

January 2010 : Games tester for "Ant and Dec's Push the Button" (Gallowgate Productions for ITV1)

February - March 2010 : Acted as contestant for new game show "Team Spirit" in run-through and in pitch to BBC commissioning executive (Talent TV).

August - September 2011 : Acted as contestant for new game show "Breakaway" in run-through and in pitch to BBC commissioning executive (Gogglebox TV).



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Physical Details

Ethnicity:
White/ Caucasian
Skin Colour:
white
Height:
5 ft 8 in
Weight:
13 st 0 lb
Build:
Average
Dress Size:
n/a
Chest:
42 in
Waist:
36 in
Hips:
n/a
Shoe Size:
7.5 UK
Eye Colour:
Blue
Hair Colour:
Grey
Hair Length:
Short
Hair Style:
Straight

Languages Spoken


 -  English
 -  French

Experience & Qualifications


General Experience

I'm an ex-schoolteacher now working part-time in Further Education, teaching French to adults in (mostly) evening classes.



Qualifications & Training

MA (Oxon) in French & Russian

Post Graduate Certificate in Education


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