James Napper

Actor, Extra, Dancer, Teacher/Choreographer, Singer,… more

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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James Napper

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Physical Details

Height:
182 cm / 6ft 0in
Waist:
81 cm / 32 in
Weight:
77 kg / 169 lbs
Eye color:
Hazel
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Brown
Chest:
91 cm / 36 in
Hair length:
Short
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2018
  • John Lennon - Let It Beatles : European Tour
  • Aladdin Panto. : Writer, Director, Choreographer and Dame
2017
  • Wizard of Oz Panto : Writer, Director and Choreographer.
  • Off Broadway : Singer - 'Taylor the Latte Boy'
  • Once Upon A Time : Writer, Director and Choreographer for a new musical highlighting the dangers of the Internet
  • Rabbie's Lassie's : Writer and Director for a new play, celebrating the works of Robert Burns.
2016
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pantomime. : Writer, Director and Choreographer.
  • Unite Don't Fight 2 - Broken Chains : Tour Facilitator, Writer and Director for a new play for the Scottish Governments Tackling Sectarianism Small Grants Programme.
2015
  • Alice In Wonderland Panto. : Writer, Director and Choreographer
  • The Dolls House : Writer, Director and choreographer for a new musical highlighting, domestic violence, mental health and alcohol abuse.
  • Unite Don't Fight. : Tour Facilitator, Writer and Director for a new play for the Scottish Governments, Tackling Sectarianism Small Grants Programme.
2014
  • Snow White Panto : Writer, Director, Choreographer and Dame.
  • Raise the Roof. : Singer, Actor.
  • Angel of the Tide. : Provost Coltrane - Actor and Singer (Tenor)
  • Jock Tamsons Bairns : Writer and Director for a new musical that was performed in the Big Buns Festival in Dumfries , as well as the Robert Burns Federation World Conference in Fife.
2013
  • Pirates of Penzance : Samuel - The Pirate Kings Lieutenant.
2012
  • Zumba Gold Instructor Course Completed.
2011
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Training Course Completed.
2008
  • Production Team Member - Sensatori Crete. : Singer, Dancer and Actor in 10 productions.
1999
  • Tina Walker, Debrah Sommerville, Karen Llewellyn : Competitive Freestyle Disco and Rock n Roll dancer

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK English
  • USA New York

Although I have been a competitive dancer and singer from the age of 7, I got into acting in 2008 (despite a few amateur theatre roles as a child).

I was signed up by TED UK as an actor/singer/dancer in 2008 and was part of the original Sensatori Production Team in Crete which at the time was their flagship hotel. We performed in many musical theatre productions throughout the 7 month contract. I performed alongside Jenna Lee James and Ricardo Afonzo who were principles in the 'West End ' versions of 'We Will Rock You' and 'Joseph'.

in 2009 I moved to Dumfries in Scotland despite being brought up in the North East of England. I joined Dumfries Musical Theatre Company and performed principle roles as 'Samuel' from Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Pirates of Penzance'. I also played the role of Provest Coltrane in Jeff Davidsons Opera 'Angel of the Tide'.

After that I set up a small Musical Theatre Group for under privileged children and freelance as a drama coach to numerous groups in the region and write and direct plays and productions.

In September 2014 we performed at the 'Robert Burns Federation World Conference with a piece I had Created and directed called 'The Homecoming'. I played the role of the father who had been missing in action during the conflicts in Afghanistan.

In December 2014 I played the dame 'Lucinda' in an original take of Snow White that I wrote,choreographed and directed. This production was a sellout over the ten days.

In February 2015 I played the role of a killer who speaks out about the days he killed a family of four children in a play called 'Unite. Don't Fight'. This toured the Dumfries and Galloway region for the Scottish governments 'Tackling Sectarianism Programme' and gained lots of publicity.

Extras

Extras experience

No previous extras experience


Music

Guitar ability

Beginner


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Tenor


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Country

Influences: Beatles, Jersey Boys, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Keane, Coldplay, Oasis, Plan B

2005-2008. Performed in many local shows and events around the north east of England, singing Indie/Rock/Pop covers.
2008. Worked for a leading tour company in their Flagship 5* Deluxe Resort, singing a range of styles including Pop/Musical Theatre/Rock/Jazz in a 6 piece production team. All live 6 part harmonies and lead vocals. Hired as a Singer/Dancer for a 7 month contract in Greece.
I worked and performed live with Jenna Lee James who is currently playing the Narrator in Joseph at the Adelphi theatre in Londons West End and Ricardo Afonzo who was playing Galileo in We Will Rock You. I performed live with them seven times throughout the 2008 summer season.

Currently a Zumba, Zumba Gold and dance instructor.

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Teaching or Choreography ability

Expert


Dance styles
  • Bollywood
  • Contemporary
  • Disco
  • Jazz
  • Latin American
  • Rock & Roll
  • Salsa
  • Swing
  • Tango
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop

1986-1997 Competed locally, regionally and nationally in Freestyle Disco and Rock n Roll winning hundreds of trophies, titles and awards from the age of 7-16. Competed in several rounds per competition. Singles, Pairs, Team Event and Rock n Roll Pairs. registered to the NCDTA.

2008 - Performed in the ten production shows in Sensatori, Crete as part of the original production team. The shows covered many different styles from jazz to the jive to stomp to street. The shows were very dynamic and required us to sing live 6 part harmonies as well for the full hour. dances were performed individually, with partner and team dances.

Film & Stage Crew

Camera Crew ability

Intermediate


Presenting

TV presenter experience

Previous unpaid TV presenter roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK English
  • USA New York

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