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Ian Brooker


Height: 5’8.5”

Hair: Grey

Eyes: Brown    

Playing age: 55+

Singing Voice: Baritone


Selected Theatre Experience: Kitty and Kate, Neville Island, Two, Educating Rita

Film Experience: Brokenhead, The Marker, Kaleidoscope Man, iWitness

TV Experience:  Vikings S-6, Irish Revolution - Audio, Doctors, Harold Shipman - Driven to Kill, Harold Shipman Catching Dr. Death

Radio Experience: Susan's War: Sphere of Influence, Blake's 7 Abandon Ship, The Archers (BBC Radio 4), The  Silver Pigs (BBC Radio 4), Mr Foster’s Good Fairy  (BBC Radio 4), Watership Down (BBC Radio 4)


English: Lancashire, Yorkshire, Liverpudlian, Norfolk, West Country, Birmingham, Black Country Scottish: Glasgow and Edinburgh French, German, Swedish, Nordic, Russian, New York, Deep South and Northern Irish


Qualifications and Training:

  • BA Honours Medieval and Modern History (University of Birmingham) (1978-81)

  • PhD: Department of Drama and Theatre Arts (University of Birmingham) (2007)

Skills & Hobbies:

Voice over, Comedy and Genealogy


Ian is a versatile character actor who has played a wide range of roles in film, TV, radio and audio. He has a vast range of experience in voice over for the BBC and in audio book recording. In 2012 won a best actor award for the film ‘The Casebook of Eddie Brewer’ in which he played the eponymous character. Recently he played Dr Harold Shipman in two drama documentaries that were shown in the UK and Ireland. Ian has a good sense of humour and is diligent thorough and very hard working in all he undertakes.