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Brian Roche

 

Height: 5’4”

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

Date of Birth: 2/9/1987

Playing age:  23-30

Singing voice: Tenor, Low G to high A (Trained)

 

Selected Theatre Experience: Arsenic and Old Lace, Faulty Towers (The Dining Experience),  Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, Grease

Selected Film Experience: Angela’s Ashes, Riffed, The Barrell Brothers, 

Selected TV Experience: RED ROCKCuster’s Last Stand 

Selected Advertising Experience: Eircom (GAA), Golfing Ireland

Selected Radio Experience: Fortunestown Kid, The Skate Grinder

 

Accents: Irish (Extended Range), English (RP, London, Liverpool), American (Neutral, New York, Californian, Southern), Spanish, French and German

Languages: English (Fluent), German (Intermediate Level), Irish (Intermediate), Sign Language (Beginner), Spanish (Beginner) and Dutch (Conversational)

 

Qualifications and Training

  • Honours II.I LL.B Law Degree from Trinity College Dublin (2005 -2009)
  • Scholarship, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (2014)
  • Vocal workshop with Russell Smith, Gaiety School of Acting (2013)
  • Trained in Dance (Ballet, Tap, Contemporary) Singing (Bass, Soprano, Baritone) and Acting (including Breathing, Stillness in Movement, Delivery, Timing and Performance), Spotlight Stage School (1998 – 2004)

 

Skills: Dancing, Singing, Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, Boxing, Gymnastics, Platform and Springboard Diving, Horse-Riding, Guitar, Combat, Mixed Martial Arts and Photography

 

Bio

After a five star review in the 2011 Fringe festival, Brian was offered a lead role of Manuel in Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience with Interactive Theatre International, and began working with them in 2012 to great reviews. He has recently written and directed his first show in Ireland named 'Total Commitment (I Like Girls Who Can Sing)' which appeared for the 10 days of the Dublin Festival, 2012. In 2013, Brian made his West End debut and continues to perform there as well as touring internationally. He continues to dance and sing and in July 2013, he represented Ireland in the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles under the categories of Acting, Dance and Original Vocals and Music winning best overall world vocalist. After touring Australia, Wales and Ireland in late 2013/2014, he returned to the West End in May 2014.