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Michael Elsworth

Actor

Height
174cm / 5ft 9in
Birthdate
6 December 1932 (86 this year)
Eye Colour
Blue
Hair Colour
Grey
Natural Accent
RP English
Other Accents
Yorkshire, Lancashire, Scottish
Vocal Range
Bass Baritone
Ethnicity
European
Location
Christchurch

Experience

Television

2000 Dark Knight Courtier Palana, Wellington, NZ

Theatre

2003 The Taming of the Shrew Gremio Fortune Theatre, Dir. Martin Howells, Dunedin, NZ
2002 Linnaeus Old Linnaeus Dir. Toby Gough, Christchurch, NZ
1997 Suburb Chief of Police Repertory Theatre, Dir. Toby Gough, Christchurch, NZ
1996 King Lear Lear Prometheus, Dir. Damian Parker, Maidment Theatre, Auckland, NZ
1995 Treasure Island Ben Gunn, Black Dog The Court Theatre, Dir. Elric Hooper, Christchurch, NZ
1994 The Crucible Giles Corey The Court Theatre, Dir. Elric Hooper, Christchurch, NZ

Short Film

2013 The Illusion Archibald Cardini NZ Broadcasting School, Dir. Conor Bowden, Christchurch, NZ

Feature Film

1999-2002 The Lord of the Rings Gandalf double, Scholar, Cirdan 3' 6", Dir. Sir Peter Jackson, New Zealand
1995 The Frighteners Undertaker Wingnut Productions, Dir. Sir Peter Jackson, Christchurch, NZ

Radio

2012 One Door to Heaven Old Man Radio NZ, Dir. Prue Langbein, Wellington, NZ
2003 Anthology of a Man Book Reading Radio NZ, Dir. Matthew Leonard, Christchurch, NZ

Concerts

2009 Gounod's Faust Narrator CSO/Christchurch City Choir, Dir. Brian Law, Christchurch, NZ

Presenting

2011 - 2014 Lord of the Rings Tours to Middle Earth "Rings" reader and raconteur Hassle-Free Tours, Canterbury, NZ

Training & Education

2007 Shakespeare's Voice Ian Magilton, Roy Hart Theatre, Malerargues, France
1998 Linklater Voice Kristen Linklater, Northampton, Mass., USA
1986 - 1987 Speech Formation Dawn Langman, Emerson College, UK
1973 BA Hons Drama University of Manchester, UK

Skills

Voice coach/tutor
Singing
Gardening