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Physical Attributes

Height:
175 cm / 5ft 9in
Weight:
65 kg / 143 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Chest:
81 cm / 32 in
Skin color:
White
Waist:
73 cm / 29 in
Eye color:
Green
Hair color:
Red
Hair length:
Short
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2017
  • Short Film (UWS)- Game Over : Ty
  • UWS- Journey to the Centre of the Earth : Axel
2016
  • Fife College- Chatroom by Enda Walsh : Jack
2015
  • Firefly- Tartuffe by Molière : Assistant Director
  • Fife College- Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare : Romeo
2014
  • Firefly - These Shores (Contacting the World) : The Islander
2012
  • Firefly Arts- Animal farm : Moses
2011
  • Firefly-Dracula : Seward
2009
  • Firefly-Blood Wedding : Extra

Acting

Acting experience

No previous acting experience


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK English

In 2nd year of high school I was part of a Theatre company called Firefly Arts based in Livingston. I was part of their company for about 8 years.
With this company I have been in devised shows that have toured all round Glasgow and down in Manchester for Contacting the World Festival. I have also been in shows such as Dracula, Animal Farm and Blood Wedding. With Firefly Arts I had the opportunity to help direct Molière's Tartuffe. This taught me more about what goes into preparing a show than just preparing for a role.

While also being a part of Firefly I have also had 4 years of acting training from Edinburgh College, Fife College and University of the West of Scotland. While at College and University I have been taught more in depth about characterisation, devising and professionalism. While at Fife College I was cast as Romeo from Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet. This was a challenging role for me. I was also cast as Jack in Chatroom by Enda Walsh.

While at UWS I was cast as the main character, Axel, in our adaptation of Journey to the Centre of the Earth. This role pushed me as I was the main narrative that spoke to the audience but also had to 'jump' back into scenes and continue as nothing had happened. Axel was the main anchor point and guide for the audience through the chaos and commotion. I was given a mention in The Wee Review for my performance:

"Axel: played throughout by Matthew Jones, the production is really anchored by his performance as the reluctant young adventurer. With perfect comic timing, some pathos, and even a romance, he is the one constant for the audience. It’s a feat to provide a point of focus in a tsunami of chaos, but he achieves it." - Peter Munro, The Wee Review

While also studying I was part of a student film for one of the 4th year Performance students' final creative project. This was a 30 minute video written and shot by UWS students about a boy (John) that deals with a break up and finds himself addicted to a game that simulates real life. His friends warn him he is drifting from them and decide to do something about it. While in the game John has been influenced by another, masked, player. John is faced with turmoil as he is faced with the decision of his old friend or new, Reality or fantasy.

Finally, as an avid theatre goer I pride myself on seeing theatre where and when I can. I use going to the theatre as a stress reliever and a learning experience. I have learned a lot from the theatre I have seen whether it has helped me form an idea or a character it has always been a resource for my acting ability.

Extras

Extras experience

No previous extras experience


Photography

Photography experience

Photography student


Photography website

www.facebook.com/mpjphotogrpahy/?ref=bookmarks


Using my camera as a media to capture life as it passes by. I have basic experience when it comes to photography but I am able to understand what makes a good photo and how to try and capture it.

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