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Recipient of the Argyll Educational Trust Award 2012-2014, Winner of the Nurturing Talent Fund 2019 and Best Actor 2021 (TIFF India) for my portrayal of Sandy Thomson in Solstice.


Currently appearing as Ian in Series 1 and 2 of 'Ian's Gone Postal' (itunes/Spotify).


I have performed with highly respected companies such as The National Theatre of Scotland, the BBC, Scottish Opera, Scottish Opera Connect Chorus, Youth Music Theatre UK, West End Stage, and Scottish Youth Theatre.


Performances include working across platforms (stage, screen, online, radio), for the BBC for a year in 2014, with Scottish Opera in the Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme in 2014 and also in two productions with ACS which ran throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016. Also with ACS I played the title role of Ivan Alexandrovich Khlestakov on stage in Glasgow in 2016 in an adaptation of Gogol's 'The Government Inspector'. 


I am an actor with a passion for film, TV and theatre. I do also enjoy opera, musical theatre and actor musicianship. I am a confident presenter on TV, radio and at live events.


I have had the good fortune to have made a lot of friends in each of the companies I have worked with, which includes the production teams, creatives as well as fellow actors. I have a good work ethic and am reliable.


I can be based in Scotland, London and Yorkshire and am also happy to travel.

Personal Details

  • Height: 6'1

  • Eyes: Brown/Hazel

  • Hair: Dark Brown

  • Build: Slim

Professional MEMBERSHIPs

Spotlight ID (and link to showreel)



Actor/Combatant: Unarmed/Rapier Dagger (Distinction)


  • Owning Shakespeare Feb - Apr 2023 (Rob Myles)

  • Professional Diploma in Stage and Screen Performance, 
    Acting Coach Scotland

    Including: Screen Acting (Mel Churcher, Patrick Tucker), Theatre Acting Fundamentals (Graham McLaren), Martial Arts (George Johnston)
    This is a customised HND (SCQF Level 8) professional full time course.

  • Hybrid Fight Academy with George Johnston

  • Scottish Opera, Connect Chorus, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 

  • Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT:UK), 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Frantic Assembly, Physical Theatre Workshop 

  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Audition Technique (Angela Darcy and Donald Pirie)and Musical Theatre (Claire Mackenzie and Stephen Mullan)

  • West End Stage Summer School, Her Majesty’s Theatre, London

  • Ballet West, Beginners ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz dance

  • Performance Related Qualifications: Diploma in Stage and Screen Performance (SQA Level 8), British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC) Rapier/Dagger/Unarmed (Distinction), Highers in Music (Voice, Guitar), Drama and English at grade A plus Advanced Higher Music Performance (Voice,Trumpet), NPA Musical Theatre (SQA Level 6), Grade 8 Musical Theatre in Production (Trinity College London) for Ali and Nino and Soul Music (YMT UK), 


  • English* (native)

  • Scottish* (native)

  • General American

  • RP

  • Irish

  • Yorkshire (East/West)

  • South London

  • General Australian



  • Actor (Stage and Screen)

  • TV Presenter (TV/Online)

  • Singing (Tenor/Baritone/Falsetto) including pop, musical theatre and opera

  • Improvisation

  • BASSC Actor/Combatant: Unarmed/Rapier Dagger (Distinction)

  • Martial Arts (Kali, Salat, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Kickboxing, MMA and Hybrid)

  • Musical Theatre (Grade 8 Distinction/NPA Level 6)

  • Music: Guitar (Intermediate), Bugle (Intermediate), Trumpet (Grade 4),
    Ukulele (basic) 

  • Song Writing (Guitar)

  • Movement, Dance, Physical Theatre

  • Air Rifle Shooting

  • Archery

  • Cycling

  • Swimming

  • Stone skimming

  • Yoga

  • Video Gaming

  • Car Driving Licence

more information
For more information and downloads:
Credits/Showreel please click here
Headshots please click here

Performance Images please click here

Contact me please click here

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