THE MOUSETRAP CAST BIOGS – UK TOUR 2013
Theatre Credits Include: Karl worked with Barrie Keeffes on many of his plays starting with Only a Game in 1971 and culminating with My Girl and
Wild Justice, which were written for him. He played the lead character Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl for a record - breaking year at the West End's Adelphi Theatre. He has starred in and directed productions here in the UK and in Australia, New Zealand, India, the Far East and the Middle East.
Television credits include: The Jenson Code, The Fortunes of Nigel, People
Like Us, The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Get Some In, A Fine Romance, Upline
and Fox. Karl has also guest-starred in nearly all the major series including Softly, Softly, Man about the House, Pubilc Eye, Marked Personal, Only
When I Laugh, Blake Seven, Van der Valk, The Sweeney, Minder, Ties of
Blood, Boon, The Professionals, Saracens, Black Silk, Doctors, The Bill,
Holby City. He starred as Jacko in the hugely popular series Brushstrokes
and also played the title role in Mulberry. He also co-starred in the series
Bad Boys and Babes in the Wood. Karl has also co-written and co-directed his first feature film Fathers of Girls starring Ray Winstone which had its
world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in September 2010.
Film credits include: Karl made his professional film debut in That'll be the
day in 1972 and went on to do the sequel Stardust. He has appeared in 15
films including The Long Good Friday and co-starred in the cult British films Babylon and Party Party.
Radio credits include: Eleven years starring in Radio 4's King Street Junior
followed by three series of Coming Alive both written by Jim Eldridge.
Karl's latest audio book recording Full Moon - the life story of the legendary drummer Keith Moon - was released last autumn.
Henry trained at Rose Bruford College (BA Hons). TV and Film Credits include: ‘Sullivan’ in the new series of Dr Who (2012);
Series regular Toby Mills in Hollyoaks (Mersey TV); Hotel Babylon (BBC);
& Jake Palmer in Doctors (BBC).
Theatre Credits include: Peter Townsend in The Day Before Spring (Lost
Musicals / Lillian Baylis Studio); Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret (UK Tour /
Bill Kenwright); Johnny Van Mier in Sail Away (Lost Musicals/ Lillian
Baylis Studio); Aladdin in Aladdin (Buxton opera House); Freddy Eynsford Hill in Pygmalion (Theatre Royal York); Aladdin in Aladdin (Richmond
Theatre); Billy Fiske in Billy Fiske King of Speed (Red Valley Productions);
Sir Thomas Gorge in The Lifeblood (Edinburgh Festival and Wilton’s Music Hall); & Prince Charming in Cinderella (Birmingham Hippodrome)
After my three-year BA (Hons) Acting training was complete I graduated stwith 1 Class Honors at Rose Bruford Drama School. I’ve enjoyed a variety of diverse and interesting characters such as Macbeth, Satin from Maxim
Gorky’s ‘The Lower Depth’ and Urgentino in Howard Barker’s ‘Scenes From an Execution’. Recently I worked with Soho Theatre rehearse reading plays
in development, I played Jamie in Theatre Is’s modern adaptation of ‘Our Country’s Bad’, appeared in feature film ‘Evidence of Existences’ playing Luke and have just recently completed work with Rosendale Production’s ‘Measure for Measure’ playing Claudio. Along side Acting my
passion also lies with Film Making.
Paul trained at The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, where his performances included Proteus
(Two Gentlemen of Verona) and Sir Wilful (The Way of The World).
In the West End, Paul played Hernandez for the first British adaptation of Besame
Cross Theatre). Other theatre productions include Mr Brooke in The UK tour of The
Woman In White,
Hal in Entertaining Mr Orton (Arcola Theatre and Edinburgh Festival), Simon in Clench (Greenwich
Theatre), Interviewer in Be Civil Disobey (Lost Theatre), Ferdinand in The Tempest
and Billy in Stags
and Hens (York).
TV credits include two series of CBBC’s Stitch Up! and Top Of The Pops Saturday.
Tessa's television credits include BBC's Doctors, and in 2013, Channel 4’s mini-series
dramatic thriller Southcliffe. Theatre credits include Titania (Midsummer Night's Dream), Sister George (The Killing of Sister George) and Bella Manningham (Gaslight). Radio credits include various productions for BBC Radio including The Archers. Tessa has worked extensively in TIE, spending many years with her own theatre company in Birmingham. She is also an experienced voice over artist, with numerous credits in television and multi media. She recently returned to the stage as Nurse in Romeo & Juliet at the Barons Court Theatre, Marina (Uncle Vanya) at the Camden People’s Theatre, and then as Doreen in tours of Friday, Friday, Sunday, Sunday with the Jasperian Theatre Company.
Ryan trained at The Oxford School of Drama.
Theatre: Man in Bar/Photographer in Sweet Bird of Youth at Old Vic, Fortnum in The
Madness of George III for Theatre Royal Bath (National tour and West End)
Lockwood in The History Boys for Theatre Royal Bath (National tour) Dick Dewy in
Under the Greenwood Tree for Dorset Corset Theatre Company (West Country tour)
Jack in Drunk enough to say I love you? for getinthebackofthevan, Josh in The Garden
for Riverside Studios.
Film: Scott Frasier in Into the Woods for Transgressive North, Boy in The Horse Killer
for Pursued by a Bear, Ben in Nuryan for MWS Media
Radio: Reuben in On Angel Wings for Unique Productions (Classic FM)
Chris comes from an old vaudeville family. His Grandfather was a clown and acrobat and his Grandma was the stooge. His father was the film Director John Gilling who started as Alfred Hitchcock's assistant and went on to direct many Hammer Horror movies and lots of 1960's
TV Series including, The Saint, Department S, The Champions, Gideons Way and several others. Chris himself has appeared in many Theatrical Productions, including two at the National Theatre, The Voysey Inheritance and The Life Of Gallileo. TV credits include Law and Order, Mutual Friends and Silk and a production of The Lifeblood for BBC Radio Manchester. Chris is delighted to be involved in this great show that has become part of the fabric of our Theatrical History. Joanna Croll
Theatre includes: The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd (New Vic, Stoke), Joking Apart (Kean
Productions), Café Chaos (The Kosh), Oh what a Lovely War! (Northern Stage), Merlin and The Snow Queen (The Dukes, Lancaster), The Odyssey, The Seagull and
Hamlet (The Factory), Private Lives (Iceni / Norwich Theatre Royal ), A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet (Sprite Productions at Ripley Castle), The Haunted Hotel (The Belgrade, Coventry and Tour), Anne of Green Gables (Sadlers Wells), Wicked Women (Arcola), Medea (Sheffield Crucible and Tour), Young Woodley and Tea and Sympathy (The Finborough), Marieluise and Habitats
(The Gate), The 39 Steps (Empros Theatre, Athens) and Summer Repertory seasons
at Southwold and Frinton.
Television: Sirens (Channel 4), Best: His Mother’s Son (BBC), Sensitive Skin (BBC), The
Girl in the Café (BBC), Doctors (BBC), The Commander (ITV), Dirty War (BBC) and
Film: Hereafter, Venus, Good Vibrations, Lady Godiva and Fakers
Linda trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre credits include: Pride and
Prejudice (Bristol Old Vic Studio), Measure for Measure (Brockley Jack), The
Importance of Being Earnest (Brighton/Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe), Personnel
(OffCut Festival, Riverside Studios), The Hatpin (Blue Elephant), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Landor), What the Butler Saw (Cement Box), The Merchant of Venice, Hay
Fever, An Ideal Husband, Memory of Water (BOVTS).
Jonathan Woolf trained at Drama Centre. His work includes Travelling Light at the
National Theatre; A Bold Stroke for a Husband at the Bridewell and Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds; Arden of Faversham at the Rose Theatre; War and Peace for
Shared Experience; and The Merchant of Venice and The Fox at the Arcola.
Graduated lamda 3 year course 2010,
tv includes: dci banks, misfits, doctors, deadbeats (BBC pilot)
Film includes: kill keith, hysteria
short film: half a heart in india
Theatre: midsummer night's dream (merely players) port (national theatre), guys
and dolls (lamda) duchess of malfi (lamda), dna (lamda)
Theatre credits include: Grandmother in Island (National Theatre) Mrs Wainwright in The Grapes of Wrath (Chichester Festival Theatre and English Touring Theatre national tour);My Mother Said I Never Should (Duke’s Theatre Lancaster); Burnt by the Sun, Never So Good; August - Osage County, The Year of Magical Thinking, and Present Laughter(National Theatre); Rose in Dancing at Lughnasa (Garrick Theatre and tour), Schoolmistress in Brand (Aldwych Theatre); Magistrate’s Wife in Faith, Hope and Charity (Lyric, Hammersmith); Mrs Poulteney in The French Lieutenant’s
Woman (PW Productions national tour); Ellen in The Shell Seekers (Nick Brooke Ltd national tour); Lucy Baker in Deadly Nightcap (Vienna’s English Theatre); Dora Strang in Equus (Coliseum Theatre, Oldham); Elmire in Tartuffe, Miss Tina in The Aspern Papersand Chelsea in On Golden Pond (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Lady Macduff in Macbeth (Clwyd Theatr Cymru and tour) and Rosalind in As You Like It (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry).
Television credits include: Doctors, Footballers’ Wives and Insiders.