NEWS ARCHIVE

NEWS: January, February, March 2020

  • A quiet start to the year after a solid six months narrating and editing eight Morris West novels for Bolinda Audio Books
  • Voiceovers at BEEP STUDIO studio, SYPE STUDIO, and BASE TRAX
  • Two performances at the Cimrman theatre, Zizkov - THE ACT and THE STAND-IN
  • Very quiet March due to cancellation of all theatre shows in the light of the coronavirus epidemic. Saved for me by a vo for new car launch (still confidential)

NEWS: November, December 2019

  • A role as school principal in Chinese TV show HUNTING shot in Prague
  • Voiceovers at BEEP studio
  • Completed audio book narration and production of three Morris West novels for Bolinda Audio Books - THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, THE RINGMASTER and THE WORLD IS MADE OF GLASS
  • Two performances of THE ACT and two of CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE in the Cimrman Theatre, Zizkov

NEWS: September, October 2019

  • Travelled by bike to Dresden at the start of September. Great trip, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
  • Dubbing on Climate Crisis video for Czech TV
  • Voiceovers at BEEP studio
  • Completed audio book narration and production of four Morris West novels for Bolinda Audio Books - EMINENCE, GALLOWS ON THE SAND, HARLEQUIN, and THE BIG STORY
  • One performance of THE ACT and one of THE STAND-IN in the Cimrman Theatre, Zizkov

NEWS: August 2019

NEWS: April to July 2019

    APRIL:
  • Two short movies for student directors at Prague Film School
  • Voiceover at CINQ STUDIO
  • Landed a batch job of six Morris West novels to narrate for Bolinda Audio Books

  • MAY:
  • Voiceover at BEEP studio
  • Completed audio book narration of EMINENCE and GALLOWS IN THE SAND both by Morris West for Bolinda Audio Books
  • One performance of The Stand-In in the Zizkov theatre.
  • Seven days shooting on feature film A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS

  • JUNE:
  • Completed narration of HARLEQUIN by Morris West for Bolinda Audio Books
  • Started rehearsal for KING LEAR, playing the title role for the Prague Shakespeare Company Summer Shakespeare Intensive
  • Voiceover at SOUNDSQUARE studio
  • One performance of THE ACT in the Cimrman Theatre, Zizkov
  • English dubbing of HUNGRY BEARS cartoons at BYSTROUSKA studio

  • JULY:
  • Performed the title role in KING LEAR at the Stavovske Divadlo (Estates Theatre)
  • Voiceover at BEEP studio
  • Started rehearsal for OTHELLO, for the Prague Shakespeare Company Summer Shakespeare Intensive
  • Completed narration of THE BIG STORY by Morris West for Bolinda Audio Books
  • Spent an enjoyable five days in Belgium - Brussels, Bruges and Blankenberge

NEWS: January to March 2019

NEWS: September to December 2018

    At last a chance to update after a busy three months including:
  • A trip to Australia to visit family and friends
  • Another two Bolinda Audio Books - BONY AND THE KELLY GANG by Arthur Upfield and ILLYWHACKER by Peter Carey (25 hours of finally edited narration)
  • A performance of MEASURE FOR MEASURE (as Duke Vincentio) at the Stavovske Divadlo and MASARYK also at the Stavovske for Prague Shakespeare Company.
  • Three performances of The Stand-In and two performances of CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE in the Zizkov theatre. Also a corporate presentation of Cimrman excerpts held in the National Technical Museum.
  • Multiple voice jobs at studios BEEP, Mixpoint and CINQ Visuals
  • More fairy tales for the Youtube channel EVERTALES
  • More audio for KINGDOM COME/DELIVERANCE at Pokrok Studio

NEWS: August 2018

NEWS: March - July 2018

  • Final stages of apartment renovation, building a new studio and moving into the new apartment have meant a lapse in updates.The past four months have included
  • Another Bolinda Audio Book - AUSTRALIAN HEIST by James Phelps
  • A performance of Troilus and Cressida at the Stavovske Theatre for Prague Shakespeare Company
  • A performance of Conquest of the North Pole at Divadlo Jara Cimrmana
  • A student film for Prague Film School student Sruti Lodha
  • Multiple voice jobs at studios BEEP, Talentsroom, Mixpoint, Sype and Base Camp
  • More motion capture and audio for KINGDOM COME/DELIVERANCE
  • a day on the tv series Lore
  • And soon to start rehearsal for a performance of Measure for Measure at Prague Castle for Prague Shakespeare Company in August

NEWS: January/February 2018

NEWS: November/December 2017

  • A very quiet end to the year
  • Toured to Ceske Budjovice with The Stand-In.
  • Spent a lot of that free time doing intensive Czech lessons. Sooo difficult.
  • Fortunately landed a nice job for the home studio revoicing German fairy tales.

NEWS: October 2017:

  • A lot of rehearsal time directing the third Cimrman translation THE PUB IN THE GLADE leading up to a hugely successful premiere at the end of the month.
  • Toured to Slovakia for one performance of The Stand-In in Kosice.
  • Delighted and relieved to have passed both theoretical and practical driving tests, making me the proud owner of a Czech driving licence :-)

NEWS: August/September 2017:

NEWS: July 2017:

  • After AMADEUS (as Baron Von Swietan) at Stavovske Divadlo (Estates Theatre) at the end of June, another quiet month as theatre goes into the summer break.
  • Light on for voice work too. Happy to work with Milos and the crew at Mixpoint

NEWS: June 2017:

  • In rehearsal for AMADEUS (as Baron Von Swietan) at Stavovske Divadlo (Estates Theatre) at the end of the month
  • One performance of The Stand-In at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.

NEWS: May 2017:

  • Completed a hugely successful tour of The Stand-In with six performances in New York, Washington DC and Baltimore.
  • Twenty four hours after landing back in Prague from the U.S., a performance of Macbeth for P.S.C.
  • A quiet month, with one performance of CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.

NEWS: April 2017:

NEWS: March 2017:

  • Still the Big News: We are confirmed as taking The Stand-In on a U.S. tour in April. Playing NYC, Washington DC and possibly others. Sadly, no longer Toronto.
  • Please feel free to visit our crowd funding site, maybe even make a donation :-)

    Otherwise a quiet month

  • One performance of CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.
  • Work on a short film for student director at Prague Film School
  • Started a new audio book THE DARK SIDE for Bolinda Audio

NEWS: February 2017:

NEWS: January 2017:

  • Two performances of TITUS ANDRONICUS as Titus for P.S.C..
  • Home studio work included narration of HAPPY VALLEY, 400 page novel by Patrick White for Bolinda Audio and LEADING IN BALANCE, a two and a half hour dog training video dubbed from German
  • More voice work on video game KINGDOM COME:DELIVERANCE as well as voiceovers at Mixpoint and Beep studios
  • One performance of CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.

NEWS: December 2016:

NEWS: November 2016:

  • Four performances of TITUS ANDRONICUS as Titus for P.S.C..
  • Two performances of TWELFTH NIGHT as Feste for P.S.C..
  • Yet one more day on tv show Britannia
  • More voice work at Mixpoint
  • One performance of THE STAND-IN at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.

NEWS: October 2016:

NEWS: September 2016:

NEWS: August 2016:

a quiet July means I have found time to put together a 2016 showreel

July 2016:
  • A very quiet month. Summer holidays. Not mine, everyone else's
  • Coming up at the end of the month is a few days work on TV show Britannia
June 2016:
  • Two performances of CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.
  • More voice and motion capture work on video game KINGDOM COME:DELIVERANCE.
  • Also voice work on video game ARMA
  • Three performances of OTHELLO for PSC as Brabantio.
  • Narrated the audio version of MILAT - INSIDE AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MANHUNT for Bolinda Audio

May 2016:
  • The Australian Shakespeare Company Youth Group Brave Hearts arrived to perform MUCH ADO THE MUSICAL.
  • One performance of THE STAND-IN and one of CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.
  • Voice and motion capture work on video game KINGDOM COME:DELIVERANCE
  • Filmed final scene for TV show RAPL.
  • Brno performance of A MOMENT OF SILENCE cancelled when the set went missing.
  • Started rehearsal for OTHELLO.

April 2016:

NEWS: March 2016:

NEWS: February 2016:
    This month is more rep performances of
  • THE STAND-IN at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (P.S.C.)

  • I also filmed a guest spot on a new Czech TV show called RAPL as an English deer hunter.

  • Two exciting news items for the month: the green light to start another Jara Cimrman play translation CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE (DOBYTI SEVERNIHO POLU) to open in April
  • And also in April, PSC will take MACBETH and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Alexandria in Egypt.

NEWS: January 2016:

  • January: started the New Year with sold out performances of TWELFTH NIGHT (P.S.C.) at Main Street Theatre in Houston, Texas

  • Also to come in January, rep performances of
    • COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (Abridged) (P.S.C.)
    • THE STAND-IN at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.
    • THE ORDER OF THE BLUE CHRYSANTHEMUM(P.S.C.)
    • and one more performance of A MOMENT OF SILENCE at Divadlo DISK, DAMU in collaboration with the Iranian Film Festival

NEWS: November 2015:

NEWS: October 2015:
  • A busy time, with eight different performances by the end of the year.
  • Five productions already in rep.
  • And three new ones
    • THE ORDER OF THE BLUE CHRYSANTHEMUM(P.S.C.)
    • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (P.S.C.)
    • THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT NELA -a fund-raiser performance at Nelahozeves Castle, for the Lobkowicz Foundation.
  • Also narrating ASH ISLAND by Barry Maitland for Bolinda Audio
  • And directing a return season of Jewel Box at Divadlo Kolowrat

NEWS: September 2015:
  • August was a good month for voice work with more work for Skoda and a novel to narrate for Bolinda Audio. Approximately my fiftieth for them, and the second from my Prague studio. Plus a couple of other large jobs from the home studio.
  • Summer is officially over, and things are on the move again.
  • A remount of COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (Abridged) for Prague Shakespeare Company returns.
  • The next performance of THE STAND-IN is September 19 at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.
  • Early October is THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT NELA -a performance on a private train culminating at Nelahozeves Palace the birth place of Dvorak.

NEWS: August 2015:
  • After a very brief July visit with family in Australia, now back in Prague where things are very quiet work-wise
  • The next performance of The Stand-in is September 19 at the Cimrman theatre in Zizkov.

NEWS: June 2015:
  • My relationship with Skoda continues - nice big voiceover gig for sponsorship of Tour de France.
  • Jewel Box (written by Stu Mentha, directed by myself for Prague Fringe Fest) was our fourth successful collaboration with sellout shows again.
  • Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night, both for Prague Shakespeare, now wrapped for the year, or at least the summer.
  • A successful three night run of the Iranian play A Moment of Silence at Divadlo DISK at DAMU. The graduation performance for Iranian directing student Azadeh Mohammadi.
  • Four performances in June of The Stand-in (Dr. Vypich)for the Cimrman theatre.
  • Travelling to Australia to visit family early July and returning at the end of the month.

NEWS: May 2015:
  • A shoot in Istanbul for feature 'Mountains and Stones' turned into a one day call in Prague after script revisions. Ho hum. That's Show Biz.
  • Skoda commercial is airing multiple times daily during the Ice Hockey World Cup being staged in Prague.
  • Currently performing three shows in repertory - Twelfth Night (Feste), Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom) both for Prague Shakespeare Company, and The Stand-in (Dr. Vypich)for the Cimrman theatre.
  • Rehearsing Iranian play 'A Minute of Silence' at DAMU, directed by Iranian directing student Azadeh Mohammadi.
  • Directing a new play Jewel Box for the Prague Fringe Festival. My fourth year of collaboration with writer/producer Stu Mentha.

NEWS: March 2015:
  • Off to the Canary Islands briefly this month for location filming on Czech movie Gangster Ka with lines in Czech!!
  • Scored a main role in a Skoda commercial for the ice hockey season. Filmed in Liberec.
  • All performances of The Stand In in English at Jara Cimrman theatre selling out well beforehand. Next performances March 21, April 18, May 16
  • Currently enjoying the role of Feste the Fool in Twelfth Night for Prague Shakespeare Company

NEWS: January 2015:
  • Dracula 2015 now to be shot in Shropshire, UK. Since I am 'unknown' as an actor in the UK, no visa, so no more film. Later news: My replacement is to be George Lazenby,of James Bond fame.
  • All performances of The Stand In in English at Jara Cimrman theatre selling out well beforehand. Next performances Feb 14, March 21, April 18

NEWS: October 2014:
  • BIG NEWS!! Just received confirmation of casting in a main role in Dracula 2015, to be shot in Budapest in April 2015
  • Filming on Danish feature 'Vice Admiral Tordenskiold..and Dog'. With lines in Danish :)
  • First full performance of The Stand In in English sold out and next performance on November 22 already sold out as well.
  • Continuing to perform in 'Macbeth' and 'The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged' for the Prague Shakespeare Company season. Also in rehearsal for a schools tour version of Midsummer Night's Dream.

NEWS: September 2014:
  • Full performance of The Stand In premieres on October 25th at Divadlo Jary Cimrmana
  • 'Macbeth' and 'The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged' return in the new Prague Shakespeare Company season

NEWS: June 2014:

NEWS: April 2014:

NEWS: January 2014:

NEWS: November 2013:
  • Just returned from Australia where I narrated 8 audio books for Bolinda Audio
  • Opening in two shows for Prague Shakespeare Company
    • November: Macbeth
    • December: Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)