Boyd Chester-Freeman

Actor, Extra, Model, Influencer, Art Department Member,… more

Derby, United Kingdom
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Physical Attributes

Height:
185 cm / 6ft 1in
Waist:
88 cm / 35 in
Weight:
95 kg / 209 lbs
Eye color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Brown
Chest:
106 cm / 42 in
Hair length:
Long
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits & experience

2016
  • GSP Studios. "End of Term" : Art Department
  • GSP Studios. "End of Term" : Art Department
  • GSP. movie "Solice" : Set and Props builder
  • Battle abbey : week long event as costumed saxon
  • Clash of Kings flashmob in London : Banner and tabard maker, event set-up and performer
  • BBC documentary 1066. A year to conquer England : Small props and banners maker
  • Osterly House : Costumed sailor
  • Bolsover Castle : Costumed English Civil War historical interpreter
  • Whitby Abbey : Costumed English Civil war dragoon
  • Tudors at the Tower of London : Event set up and costumed historical chandler
  • Audley End House Joust : Costumed squire and historical interpreter
  • Tower of London joust - corporate event : Event set up and Costumed joust foot crew
  • Eltham Court Palace joust : Costumed Joust foot crew
  • Kenilworth Castle Joust : Costumed Joust foot crew
  • Bramhall House opening : Costumed Tudor blacksmith
  • Like a Shot Productions - Documentary Filming Chislehurst Caves : Assistant Props and set dressing
  • Castleford Roman Festival : Costumed gladiator trainer. Event set-up
  • PendennisCastle Joust : Costumed Joust foot crew
  • Lincoln Castle - King John Returns : Volunteer saxon serf and cook
  • Like A Shot Documentry - in production : Assistant props and set dresser
  • BBC documentary 1066. A year to conquer England : Extra.
  • Cavalier vs Roundheads : Childrens performer at Bolsover Castle
2015
  • Tudors at the Tower for Historic Royal Palaces : Site build and set-up, tudor carpenter back-up for other historical interpreters.
  • Witley Court Explorers : Childrens entertainment for Mid-term break. 5 days. 4 hour long shows per day. Unscripted
  • Tower Joust for Historic Royal Palaces : Site build and set-up, Jousting crew, back-up for other historical interpreters.,
  • Audley End House Halloween : Childrens entertainment for halloween. 5 days. 4 hour long shows per day. Unscripted
  • Beowulf - Return to the Shieldlands : Extra; Fish Monger and Warrior
  • KORT: King Arthur - Still in production : Viking Extra
  • Battle Abbey : Childrens entertainment for Mid-term break. 9 days. 4 hour long shows per day. Unscripted based on historical knowledge and experience
  • Tatton Park Joust for Historic Royal Palaces : Site build and set-up, Jousting crew, back-up for other historical interpreters.
2014
  • Spy Masters Documentary : Art Department Assistant, Costumed extra, Boatman, Chicken wrangler
  • Kentwell Hall's Scareville : Live in Scarer for Halloween event
  • English Heritage Events - Pirates Attack : Oversee black powder use for pyrotechnics and tudor sakers (cannon)
  • English Heritage Events - Dover Seige : 4 day temporary fort build and paint
  • Banished, RSJ Films : 1788 Marine Extra. 4/7 episodes
2013
  • English Heritage Events - Contractor : Events Technician; Set-up and break down of various events. Historical Interpreter; Costumed performer, engaging with public/ working with blackpowder for muskets and cannons.
  • Kentwell Hall 4 week Tudor Event : Historical Interpreter; Tudor Period living history engaging with school groups and general public.
2012
  • Dramatix Theatre Group New Zealand : Historical Interpreter & Actor; WWI living history engaging with school groups and general public. Filming for Primary School level Documentary
  • Gallowglass Event Management - Contractor : General Events Technician. Set-up and break down of various events
2011
  • Nelson Mediaeval Faire : Event organiser and primary contact for Nelson Mediaeval Society’s re-enactment faire.Including sponsor and vendor generation, design and onsite build and event management.
2006
  • NZ Arts Foundation – New Generation Art Awards 2006. : Set designer and properties builder
2005
  • Private commission – “Faction” Dance party 2005. : Set Designer and properties builder
2004
  • Private commission – “Theo Parish – 20,00 leagues deep” Dance party 2004. : Set Designer and properties bu
2003
  • "Mixed Couples" by James Prideaux : Pilot - Minor character
  • Dolphin Theatre – “the Weekend” 2002 & “Terra Nova” 2003. : Set Designer and properties builder

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • New Zealand

Union memberships
  • Equity

I have a wide range of acting experience, both scripted and non-scripted, in traditional theatre to in the round outdoor arenas. I work as a childrens entertainer and historical interpreter, which requires the ability to be flexible and adlib to a wide range of audience ages while keeping them all interested and under control.

2014 Paid SA for "Spymasters" at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk
2014 Volunteer Scarer for "Scaresville" at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk
2014 Paid Walk-on for "Syndicate" (season 3) Scarborough
2014 Paid Military Extra for "Banished" Manchester 5/7 episodes
2013-15 Paid historical interpretor and childrens entertainer for various history groups with light scripting and adlibed dialogue
2013 I spent a month living on site at Kentwell Hall as a volunteer Tudor period historic interpretor, in which all the diolouge was adlibbed and based on our own historical knowledge of the period http://www.kentwell.co.uk/events/tudor
2012 I was an World War 1 Captain in a scripted filmed documentry.
2007 For several months I was a non-scripted role-player for candidate assessment with Cerno occupational psychiatry

I have also performed as extras in plays, music videos and Shakespearean plays in Secondary
school. I even made it on to the national news during New Zealands 2006 Zombie walk.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


Film & Stage Crew

2014 "History's Ultimate Spies" paid Art department Assistant, Various extras, boatman and chicken wrangler

Gallowglass General Events Technician. Set-up and break down of various events
- Olympics & Paralympics - Picadilly Circus - Concert set up and spotlighting (Rhianna, Girls Allowed) - Gallery and fashion Events - Events in Heritage buildings - Hotel Conference set up - Shop fit-outs - Set construction - Lighting and sound set up - temporary barrier set-up
- Extruded aluminium based exhibition builds - Aluminium & steel deck stage and Truss construction

2012-2013 - Working at Skyb studios as additional prop staff through Gallowglass crew

NZ Arts Foundation – New Generation Art Awards 2006. Designer and properties builder
Private commission – “Faction” Dance party 2005. Designer and properties builder
Private commission – “Theo Parish – 20,00 leagues deep” Dance party 2004. Designer and properties builder
Dolphin Theatre – “the Weekend” 2002 & “Terra Nova” 2003. Designer and properties builder

Presenting

Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • New Zealand

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