Gerry George Actor
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Gerry George

RADA-Trained actor: Started out in Variety, as panto Babe : Child support in Mancunian Films : Teenage Variety Formby impersonator, tap dancer, and comic foil : Post-RAF National Service: Variety and Northcountry Clubs, leading into to acting, in Repertory Theatre/Stage Musicals/Films/TV/Radio.
Many solo TV appearances in 6Os and 7Os, doing Formby; mainly for BBC Television
.

RECENT WORK

Production

Medium Role
Down To Earth BBC TV Drama Devonian Bingo Caller
The People's Poll  UKTV Fifties Bank Manager
The Plot To Kill Hitler  Discovery Channel TV and DVD Churchill
Churchill: The Hollywood Years Big Screen Old Churchill
The Way We Live Now BBC TV The Great Karlini
The Sins (Drama) BBC TV Priest
Morocco (Seminar) US Expeditions Churchill
One-Man Show Stage Impressionist

STAGEWORK

Various continuing performances with RADA GRADUATES REP (fringe venues):
Ragdale: principal, Ronnie Fraser-type character role, in Che Walker’s new play Dance For Me,
performed at RADA, in August, 2003. Directed by Che Walker.

Mr. Bolton, in ‘Sweet Panic’ - Captain Shotover, in ‘Heartbreak House’
Chrysale, in ‘The Sisterhood’  -  Old Bellair, in ‘The Man of Mode’
Baylor, in ‘A Lie of the Mind’ - Stephen, in ‘Dealer’s Choice’
Tom Wheatley, in ‘The Mortal Ash’.
All directed by Lloyd Trott, Senior Tutor, RADA.

Post-National Service: (as Formby/Frank Randle/Robb Wilton): Caroll Levis; Don Ellis work;
Jimmy Brennan work; Old Time Music Hall, with Billy Matchett & Kitty Gillow,
Gerry McCauliffe & Dita Jeavons; Northern Clubs.


ONE-MAN VARIETY SHOW

Leeds City Varieties - October 1998
Bristol Hippodrome - September 1997

COMMERCIALS
Mad-As-A-Fish Broadband - Churchill with Harry Enfield - Director: Harry Enfield
Cherokee Jeep (Athens) - Churchill (principal role)
British Rail Excursions - Churchill, on train - (main) - Dir:
Pot Noodle - Commercial Pub character - (2nd featured) - Dir:
Kentucky Fried Chicken - Big Game Hunter - (main) - Dir:
Pretty Polly Bra - Einstein - (2nd featured) - Dir: Frank Budgeon
AXA INSURANCE - Soccer Man - (main) - Dir:
IAN SAUCE Spain - (main) - Dir: Xviar Renato
World of Music Comic - for German TV - (main) - Dir:
Network First - Blink Productions - Mr. Gaskell’s Fan - Dir:
House of Love - for German TV - Singing Barman - (3rd featured) - Dir:
Cadbury’s Roses - UK TV - The Bouncer - (2nd principal) Dir:


PHOTO SHOOTS & MODELLING

BBC Television - Heroes of History, poster - Churchill
BBC Television - The Food Programme - Regular portrait shot


PROMOTIONAL SHORTS

Ronan Keating/ MTV - Comic Agent - (One-on-One) - Dir: John Clements
Tate Gallery/Chanl 4 - Bookie at Racetrack - (main) - Dir:
Channel 4 RACING - Tic-Tac Man - (main) - Dir: Adam Adams


POP VIDEOS

Black Grape -Title: ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ - Undertaker (featured principal)

SOLO CAMEOS IN TV COMEDY SHOWS:

THE FAST SHOW - Christoph Vasiectomy - Dir: Mark Mylod
LENNY HENRY SHOW - Jewish Tailor, with Lenny - Dir: Marcus Mortimer
FRANK SKINNER SHOW - Bud Flanagan with Frank - Dir: Marcus Mortimer


VOICE-OVERS:
Churchill in Radio 4 Promo Trailer for BBC TV documentary 'Dunkirk'
Pot Noodle - Linkage bullets, in Lancs Accent
One Tel - Bullseye-style commentator
Cyber Media Video - Cyber Springs - ‘Jimmy Stewart’-style Narrator
(Gerry does numerous famous ‘voices’ from the 1930s and 1940s,
including Variety, and ‘Talkies’ stars, along with leading politicians of the day).

CHURCHILL
(Appearance, Voice and Speech-Writing ability)

Gerry as Churchill

Hermes Pensions Management function at Cabinet War Rooms, London
Cadbury/Schweppes/Trebor Sales Seminar, at Hotel Metropole, Birmingham NEC
Farnborough Air Function, at Cabinet War Rooms, London
Former Goldman Sachs executive's 50th Birthday Party at Blenheim Palace
10th Anniversary Celebrations at Best Western Churchill Hotel, Dover
Royal Albert Hall - International Pharmaceuticals

Four Seasons Hotels - Underground War Cabinet Rooms
Museum of Steam - Swindon, Wiltshire
Sainsburys’ Board - Underground War Cabinet Rooms
Big Screen Production - Churchill:The Hollywood Years
Japanese Television - Churchill’s London - Film
Netherlands Television - Wilhelmina - Film - Role:Churchill
Time-Life Millennium World Launch - PA - Grosvenor House
Volkswagen Million-Millionth Beetle Expo - Berlin
Public Records Office Internet Launch - Central London
Imperial War Museum - Battle of Britain Expo - Museum HQ
Yorkshire Cable TV New Studio Launch - Sheffield
Reform Club & Restaurant - Official Opening - Manchester

CAPTAIN MAINWARING (New)
Cadbury/Schweppes/Trebor Sales Seminar, at Hotel Metropole, Birmingham NEC

PAST PREPARATORY WORK

Comedy Anthology Tour (with veteran comedy scriptwriter, Vince Powell)
Norman Wisdom Keep Fit Video - Devised, wrote and filmed pilot - Summer 1998
Norman Wisdom Travelogue Video - Devised and Scripted by Gerry George
(The above two, are in association with Johnny Mans, of Johnny Mans Productions,
but have been abandoned due to lack of financial backing)


MEDIA AND PROMOTION SKILLS

From 1965 until 1981 - although he continued to entertain in theatres, such as Salford Victoria, Stockport Davenport, and all the Northern Clubs - he also served a journalistic apprenticeship, and subsequently worked as a newspaperman, on a veritable litany of newspapers, before returning to Showbusiness – on a full-time basis – in January 1981.

These skills complimented his stage background, because – where possible – he concentrated on writing stage crits, reviews, and wrote and edited a ‘stage-page’ and gossip column, on several provincial evenings, before joining Mirror Group Newspapers; eventually becoming a district news editor, and graduate-entrant trainer, on their sister-paper,
The Sunday Independent, in the Westcountry.

This experience enhanced his ability, on leaving the Press, to promote shows, such as ‘Turned Out Nice Again’ - for the star, Alan Randall, and the writer/director, Vince Powell - the promotion and publicity for which, he handled, with noted success, in 1992,
throughout its equally successful 56-date tour.

He has just finished two books - one focussing on his boyhood film and stage connection with the zany, toothless Lancashire comedian Frank Randle - which has been adapted for the big screen by Joe Fisher, and is due to go into production next Summer, directed by David Yates.

Gerry writes at length, about Randle, on the Pride of Manchester website, along with further Forties reminiscences of another childhood hero, George Formby.

The URL for these sites is: http://www.prideofmanchester.com/movies/MancunianFilms.htm

http://www.prideofmanchester.com/music/GeorgeFormby.htm

He also writes: ‘Gerry George’s Memories Pages’ - a nostalgic look at BBC television of the 195Os, through the eyes of an early teenager - on the BBC TV Whirligig site.

To date, Gerry has published eleven lengthy chapters on this site, beginning with the opening of the BBC's Holme Moss Transmitter, on October 12,1951. In addition, Gerry writes sidelines on the panel game ‘What’s My Line ?’, and ‘Café Continental’, the popular TV cabaret show,
which starred Helen Cordet, and Piere Auguste.

Main site: http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/index.htm

Gerry George's pages: http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/memories.htm

His writings on the: ' What's My Line?' page:
http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/adults/quiz/whatsmyline.htm

Credits page: http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/credits.htm

 

Contact: Gerry George
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25 Ellis Court; 125 Greatdown Road, London, W7 1AR

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