Andre Gwilliam Pro

Actor, Extra, Model, Singer, Guitarist,… more

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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'Carry on' by Andre Gwilliam

A song I wrote called "Carry On". It's losing someone you love, but they continue to watch over them

01'Carry on' by Andre Gwilliam
02'The World Away' by Andre Gwilliam
03Fever- Jazz acoustic cover

Physical Attributes

Height:
193 cm / 6ft 4in
Waist:
91 cm / 36 in
Weight:
81 kg / 178 lbs
Eye color:
Blue
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Brown
Chest:
96 cm / 38 in
Hair length:
Short
Skin color:
White

Credits & experience

2014
  • Northumbria University : Performance
2013
  • Car Safety advert- The production Company. : passenger- educational video.
  • 'PUB'- short film. : Side role of 'Luke'- jealous boyfriend
  • 'Catharsis'- short drama : Role of Greg
  • Precept productions 'Lok Stok' Advertisement : Role of gangster in short slap stick advertisement 'Lok Stok: Selling Your Home From Home'
2012
  • NewtoNorthumrbia. Production company: 'Super Krush' : Leading actor in short advertisement for Northumbria University.
2011
  • Performance BA HONS degree : Three year degree at Northumbria University 2011-2014
2010
  • Leeds Young People's Film Festival : Production team member and leading actor of short film: Blurred.
2009
  • Allerton High School : Drama and Theatre Studies A-LEVEL - Grade B

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK English

Supporting artist work playing the character of John Gaunt in the ITV DRAMA DCI BANKS, aired Feb/March 14'. I was required to play the lead guitarist of an 80's band in (flash back scenes). I worked closely with the director, learned more about direction for the camera and gained valuable professional experience. I completed 5 shoots/film/photography shoots for ITV. I was hired by Fame Castings.

'IN THE CLUB' aired on BBC one. I featured in one of the episodes as 'best friend' to one of the main characters. The director gave me chance to speak so quite a prominent piece of experience gained.

Professional advertisement film work includes: 'New To Northumbria' produced by Super Krush. I played the role of 'new student' in a series of short films promoting life in Newcastle and as a student at Northumbria University.

'Beats by Dre' on set with Cesc Fabregas.

Another professional project I worked on was for the production company 'Precept'. Precept employed me to play the role of a 'young gangster' in the 'black comedy' advertisement 'Lok Stok: Selling Your Home From Home'. This work was interesting and I was able to use previous experience from advertisement projects to adapt myself to a better position. A member of the Precept crew, James McGaughan, went on to direct me in the short 8 minute film TULPA- see videos on my profile.

Professional credit for short film 'Blurred' produced by First Light films and funded by The National Lottery in conjunction with Young Peoples Film Festival (Media Fish) in the city of Leeds. I played the role of 'Toby'. A teenager struggling with autism who finds confidence to speak by looking through a round piece of glass which helps him cope with the simple tasks in life. I was originally involved on the production side to filming but they were impressed by my acting talent and gave me a shot. Credited on IMDB.

Several short films through the media department at Northumbria University.

'Soldier' - A soldier is seen running from his fear of WAR in this short, none speaking role film. A strenuous day of filming, having to run for nearly a full day, but nevertheless, enjoyable!

Short collection of three four minute films called: 'MUTATE'- several films showing the journey of 3 young characters who are all paranoid, living in a constant state of need to be something, do something and work for something. The idea my character Joseph strives for is met with violence and extreme thoughts leading to a series of drastic actions and events, involving his best friend Nathan. All members of the project were 100% committed and the outcome was impressive. Footage is available on request- clip shown in my show reel. The story aims at tackling a human beings 'unwillingness in society' through improper means of survival, when really, it is their mental states that are simply deteriorating through the extreme ideas of creating a cult.

Extra work: Emmerdale (ongoing) for ITV1 2015/2016 onwards. Emmerdale regular.

Stage experience consists of:

Danny Zuko in GREASE THE MUSICAL. 2009

Sweeney Todd: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Directed by Dale Jewitt. 2011/2012

The Pillowman- Martin McDonagh- 'Ariel' 2014

Several devised University performances exploring physical theatre and mask work by practitioner Jacques Lecoq and the rehearsal methods of Konstantin Stanislavski. Teachings at University include work on the body, gestus through Brecht and other theorist's work on method acting and 'total, truthful performance'.

Live theatre performances including 'Murder Mystery'. Thanks to being selected by crime author Martin Edwards, I was able to play one of the characters to a live audience in a public library space, 2012.

I am always looking to gain short film work for my show reel and I'm on the look out to gain more professional work.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Modeling website

headlinemodels.co.uk/index.php


I had the experience of being a finalist in the finals of MR NORTH EAST 2012 where I cat walked in front of an audience of up to 3000 people. This was a new opportunity and it was brilliant.

I have had one photo shoot for some portfolio photos (see images) and aside from that, one cat walk (Bridal shoot) where I modelled the groom's suits in front of around 150-200 people at the MacDonald Linden Hall hotel in Northumberland. This was organised by the modelling company 'Headline Models'.

I am now currently unrepresented as a model.

Music

Guitar ability

Intermediate


Drumming ability

Expert


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Baritone


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Country

Influences: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Kasabian, U2, Radiohead, Sum 41, Blink 182, Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac, Muse, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Dean Martin.

I'm a stronger singer, with experience in theatre, gigs, and songwriting. My first production involving singing was playing the lead Danny Zuko in Grease. I've performed in Sweeney Todd, playing the leading role, Sweeney. This musical was very challenging but I managed to adapt to the new challenges and put on a memorable performance to an average audience of 300 each night for three evening showcases.

I have busked in the city of York with my family since the age of 7 and confidence hasn't been a problem because of such ventures. I performed at the age of 16 in front of 3,000 at Calderdale Pride, playing the drums, bass and singing.

I performed at many gigs in Newcastle and as a Jazz singer- I enjoy songs from Sinatra. I have a powerful voice and I have a good range. I am a baritone and also able to sing tenor, as I possess the ability to sing higher. I'm able to play the guitar and learn songs relatively quickly.

I performed at Northern Stage in the musical/stage performance of 'The Fall' based on young women who lost their Fathers in the September 11th attacks. This was the final performance of my degree and I received an award by Northern Stage for excellence and this was presented to me on my day of Graduation at Northumbria University in the ceremony.

Film & Stage Crew

Having finished working in the position as a casting assistant at IPM CASTING based in Leeds, it was a brilliant experience and I gained more knowledge behind the makings of film and also television productions. I want to push myself further in an acting role now and having seen and understood that casting is not for me right now I am returning to acting. I have directed student films and also filmed/recorded sound on a couple of occasions. I am a beginner still but I am fully aware of the technical language used in the industry. Recent work was on the short film TULPA, where I had some directing input. I am always open to helping out in this area of the production work, I enjoy all challenges- as long as they are media related.

I am currently in the running to be the next presenter for Made In Leeds TV. Semi finalist and that will commence April 9th 2016.

Presenting

Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK English

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