A few of the accents I can do in a nutshell (and a little of 'me').
|Acting experience: ||Previous paid speaking roles||
- South African
- UK Cockney
- UK English
- UK Posh
- UK Scottish
- UK Welsh
- USA Boston
- USA California
- USA New York
- USA Southern
- Middle Eastern
I am currently rehearsing for two on-stage parts, first will be 'The Importance of being Earnest' in which I am playing Jack Worthing (Aka Ernest) this will be showing in Storrington, West Sussex 20-24th March 2014.
Then, as soon as the development is complete I shall be treading the boards in my first professional production 'Bankers!', in which I have the major/leading role of 'Alfie' the anticipated start date for this production is early in May 2014. I am suitably thrilled!
I have been cast as the male lead of a Feature Film: 'Underground'. This is enormously exciting and this is currently in production, more details to follow when prudent/permitted.
I gained a prominent role in a short film intended for the festival circuit called 'Fish' My first role acting as a father, the film presented new challenges to me which I loved facing and (I hope) overcoming, shoot days for this were great.
I have recently done voice-over work for Irish Radio International doing the scripted links/in show promo clips for 'The Gathering' a show on Thursdays from 8-9pm (Links in use from 28/03/2013), this was a fun opportunity to show a few of my many spoken-voice 'gears' (The actual recordings are on my profile audio-clips they are a little quiet owing to pin-hole mic recording and were amplified prior to use-I now have decent equipment).
I am on cloud nine having today (27/5/12) been cast in the male lead as Sky Masterson in 'Guys And Dolls' with Haods to play in the Capitol 6th til 10th November 2012, (This was literally the best time of my life to date, fantastic fun, rewarding, great feedback from wonderful audiences-please see review from Noda: www.noda.org.uk/events/reports/haods
we were also reviewed by the West Sussex County Times-I will attach the document to profile as if a photo).
I am delighted have been cast to play the lead (psychopath character) in a horror short to be filmed this summer, obviously too early for any kind of details. (This was shot 1/7/12, and was a brilliant experience-again I received good feedback-I can't wait to see this-it was really quite shocking!). This is now complete and will be going to Cannes 2014 pending it's acceptance.
I have now heard from NYCDA (following my audition for them in April 2012) after which I was encouraged to apply (July 12) for a talent based scholarship for next years professional program. I was been awarded the Meisner (talent based) scholarship, which was a fantastic-however I cannot afford the costs; so I shall continue to do my best to develop myself through courses available which are within reach geographically and in terms of affordability, onwards and upwards!
I am a member of HAODS amateur operatic and dramatic society based in Horsham, I aim to learn more about performance art in general and see some excellent 'old hands' in their element-I sang bass in their prodution of 'Mikado' (April 17-21st 2012 at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham) This was a fantastic experience and was received really well.
I have assisted in filming and appeared in many demo reels for my instructor, (Searchable on U-tube 'Emil Martirossian jkd' by no means do I appear in all, but a fair number).
I am keen to get my face 'out there' and will certainly consider non-speaking roles as so much can be said with a gesture or facial expression. Obviously gaining experience can only help me, so your consideration is greatly appreciated.
Wherever you will go
|Vocal ability: ||Lead singer||Like to join a band: ||Yes
Influences: The Killers
, Alice Cooper
, Russell Watson
, Divine Comedy
I appeared in a production of 'Songs For A New World' in the Brighton Fringe Music Festival 30th May-2nd June 2013, following auditions in December 2012, we rehearsed hard since then and the show was of very high quality-I felt enormously privileged to be cast amongst so talented a group. The show was memorable and audience reactions excellent improving through the week, with several repeat visitors.
I played the romantic-lead Sky Masterson in the musical 'Guys and Dolls' (Nov 2012) with Haods, largely judged on singing ability-for which I did a Sinatra-esque style.
Most of the feedback I got from this described my New York speaking voice as sounding like Brad Pitt and my singing to be like Bing Crosby-either way they liked it so I was happy!
I've written and recorded (on an analogue tape recorder) a large amount of on the spot moments of inspiration, some of which are easily the bones of whole songs in one sitting. I'm massively passionate about the motives/emotions of each piece and express myself as such.
I am able to do any style and from 2nd bass, into much higher ranges (Barri-tenor is comfortable, above tenor through strong falsetto) and though I would rather sing 'as me' I can effectively impersonate a wide variety of performers.