Ben Manning

Actor, Extra, Model, Photographer, Teacher / Choreographer,… more

London, United Kingdom
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GIVE ME SOME KIND OF SIGN GIRL

ME SINGING THE SOUL CLASSIC

01GIVE ME SOME KIND OF SIGN GIRL
02THREE LITTLE BIRDS LOCKDOWN VOCAL 1 TAKE
03Ben - audio clip bbc "you and yours"
04Ben - characterizations
05Ben - cartoon voices
06Ben - radio voices
07benmanning
08sleazy cockney voice meets a bad caine

Physical Attributes

Height:
187 cm / 6ft 2in
Weight:
83 kg / 182 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Chest:
83 cm / 33 in
Skin color:
White
Waist:
81 cm / 32 in
Eye color:
Brown
Hair color:
Brown
Hair length:
Short
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits & experience

1995
  • Bridgwater College, Somerset : BTEC Performing Arts
1979
  • CARONA STAGE SCHOOL : drama for children

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

2019 - featured extra - "83" BOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION - LARGEST BLOCKBUSTER AND BIGGEST MOVIE IN THE SUB CONTINENT WITH BILLIONS OF FANS WORLDWIDE. THE CRICKET EPIC STORY OF THE 1983 WORLD CUP VICTORY.
2016 - Attended Vin Morreale Los Angeles acting workshops.Vin Morreale, Jr. is an award-winning director, producer, writer, actor.
2014 - Presenter and Writer - "Saving Alfoxden...In the footsteps of Coleridge and Wordsworth"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSXlKmtStVY

2014 - 48 Hour Challenge Film lead Role (Directed by Award winning Stuntman David Newton).
2014 - Presenter Radio - "world cricket show" (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theworldcricketshow)
2013/14 - CDF Ghostship - audio voiceover various parts, lead roles. http://www.cdfghostship.com/
2011/14 - "Zombie Snuff Movies" horror film - Main role - Ray Parsons (serious and comedy portrayal) -
(Peter Thorndike -independent production)
http://www.zombiesnuffmovies.com/#/featured-actors/4570582248
http://emmanuelray.com/2013/05/12/zombie-snuff-movies-ropes-in/
2013 - voiceover - Michael Caine/Moose character - University of Westminster TV Unit - television school. (pitched as forthcoming TV Series submission to tv companies.
http://vimeo.com/62243832
2013 - "Paul" lead role - "Midget" - short film /Portsmouth University Film Unit.
2010 - 12 Somerset county Cricket club radio commentary
(also for BBC Somerset/Bristol - on youtube 10,000 hits)
2011 - Coleridge poetry reading performance. "Beautiful Days" music festival. Devon.
I performed a long Poetry reading and presentation on stage of the life and poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
2010 - COLERIDGE COTTAGE SOMERSET - EXTRA - "COUNTRYFILE" BBC TV
2009 - as myself BBC YOU AND YOUR -RADIO 4
2008-main role in forthcoming horror film. (in development)
in 1995 i was lead extra in west end show cavalcade
in 2000 i was the lead actor in a month long run of a play called brixton briefcase at barons court theatre london
i have btec nation in performing arts
i in 2008 was featured in a sky tv shopping channel advert
in 2006 i was the star of a short film by an up and coming filmmaker - can provide footage
for a year i was part of YOUNGBLOOD theatre company and acted alongside charlie clements from eastenders and lenora crichlow from sugar rush. theatrical agent - was Andrew Braisford.
2008, Commercial, "Confused Sound Engineer", PRICE - DROP TV-SKY /Bid TV National Advert, Sit-Up TV Ltd, Jonny Campbell
2007, Commercial, Interviewer/presenter, "America's Leading Architects Forum" promo DVD, Bond Events Ltd., Oliver Needs
2007, Opera, Opera Singer, Bass/Tenor/Chorus, St John Passion, Bach, Bridgwater Choral Society, Somerset, David Mills
2005, Short Film, Simon Stockton, Worlds Apart, Greg Kam Productions, Dean Antonio
2004, Voice Over, Voices (background), Doctor Who CD , Big Finish Productions, Gary Russell
2000, Stage, Dick Drumstick (comedy role), Brixton Briefcase (One Month Run), Yeehah Productions - Barons Court Theatre - Fringe, Ed Roberts
2000, Stage, Benjit Malhotra (comedy), Girls never prosper, Yeehah Productions - Windsor Art Centre/10 nights, Ed Roberts
1999, Stage, Barney Santana ("whisper whisper" kung fu king) , Every Dwarf For Himself (comedy) 3 nights, Yee Hah Theatre Company-Windsor Arts Centre, Ed Roberts
1997, Stage, Ward The Boozy Butler (comic), Bald Men on Trains, Yeehah Theatre Company Orpington Arts Centre Kent, Ed Roberts
1997, Stage, Jeremiah Monkton, The Phallic Imp, Yeehah Theatre Bournemouth University, Ed Roberts
1995, Stage, Lead Extra (soldier/sailor), Cavalcade, King's Head Theatre Islington, Ninone Jerome
1995, Stage, King Louie, Jungle Book, Bridgwater College Performing Arts, Bridgwater College
1995, Stage, Various Walk Ons, Various Shows and N.O.D.A drama Workshops, Blake Drama Club, Somerset, blake Drama
1979, Music Video, Age 7, Playground Twist-Siouxsie and the banshees
Youngblood Theatre Company, Hammersmith Riverside,2004-2005. Director/Agent, Andrew Braisford.
(Member for over a year of this company, which now has actors in Doctor Who and Eastenders).
Carona Stage School.
BTEC National in Performing Arts.
Various Bournemouth University Theatre Productions

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modelling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


TV Adverts as small child- golden delicious apples - carona stage school

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Bass


Composer ability

Beginner


Producer ability

Beginner


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical
  • Opera

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: The Jam, Opera, Rock, Classical, Jazz, David Bowie, Gary Numan, Lou Reed, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Puccini, Folk, Music Hall

I was coached and trained vocally at drama school and on my BTEC Performing Arts degree. i have been a member of my local bridgwater choral society.
my voice can be heard here -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we-6QVsUSX8&feature=youtu.beleas

TV & Reality

2008 - sky television advert.
BBC interview - emma britton show bbc somerset - 2011
interviewed on national radio 4 - "you and yours" on my writing - 2011

Dancing

Dancing ability

Beginner


I studies ballet and dance at Performing arts and drama school

Film & Stage Crew

Have worked on a series of events - "america's leading architects forum" in the states and the leading european architects forum- "leaf".

Photography

Photography experience

Amateur photographer


Hobby/amateur only

Presenting

TV presenter experience

Previous paid TV presenter roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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