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Eric Colvin

Actor

Great Britain , East England
Eric.Colvin@btinternet.com

Current Work Details

What I do

Actor

Website

http://EricColvin.co.uk

Where I work

I am just me

Technical Skills

I'm an actor and can devise, write (proof read flawlessly), drive, ride a bike - or horse - fall, punch, parry, stab, shoot, dance and sing (none too badly). I've also edited vid and sound, fiddled with FX, plotted and rigged lights, and will always help out wherever. I'm not precious; not a luvvie. I don't harp on about professionalism; there's no such thing - you're either devoted to the whole illusory craft, or you're a poseur. I get my hands dirty. But MOST OF ALL, I bring belief and inner life to scripts or impro so that the camera will capture reality. I'm tireless; I love the work.

Resources / Expertise

Ancient 3 Chip Sony hand-held; iMac, Final Cut Studio; Final Draft; Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, InDesign; Revolution Studio; Microsoft Office; sense of humour (most of the above under-used).

Availability

Paid Work or Collaboration

Training

1988-1989

Drama Centre, London,
Performers' Course

1986-1987

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama,
3 year Performers' Diploma

1990-2008

City Lit, Actor's Centre, Actor's Temple, etc.,
various courses in everything from Johnson to Grotowski to Meisner, offering professional satisfaction, nuance and subtlety

2015-2017

Dedicated London Group,
Perdekamp Emotional Method

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Third Man, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Shining, Taxi Driver, Godfather, Clangers, Noggin the Nog, the usual shit... Cidade de Deus, Downfall, Festen, Paradise Now, Moloch, Solntse (The Sun), Deer Hunter, Russian Ark, The Return, Lepa Sela Lepo Gore, Stalker, Pulp Fiction, Dusk till Dawn, Night on Earth, Ghost Dog, Spirit of the Beehive, Dead Man, La Mort en Direct (DeathWatch 1980), Videodrome, Dead Ringers, Night Dawn Day and Shaun of the Dead (...the list is endless)

I cried watching

The Fast and The Furious (truly, painfully, shite)

I left the cinema during

"AI": wrong screen (went there to see Amores Peros); twice would have been more than once too often; let's just say it takes a long time to end. That's gotta be the only time. I don't leave. There's always something to think on; I'm a patient man.

Directors I love

Kubrik, Coppola, Scorsese, Jarmusch, Cronenberg, Tarkovsky, Wenders, Herzog, Haneke, Trier, Meirelles, Sokurov, Farhadi, Cohen Bros, bros Dardenne, even Spielberg (when he doesn't start with his self-indulgent, I-had-a-damaged-childhood schmalz), Meadows, Eriksson, Kingfisher, Acton, Mason, Sautkin.

Actors I admire

De Niro, Pacino, Dreyfuss, Burton, Brando, Christie, Cotton, Streep, Caan, Depp, Pitt (I could go on); Si Nobbers, Dave Plows...

My desert island discs

Joni Blue, JM Bless The Weather, JM Solid Air, Bob most, Dire Straits... Faure Requiem, Mozart Gran Partita, Sibelius 5th

Books I have given my friends

The Long Emergency, Life Inc, Finn, Catch 22, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wide Sargasso Sea, Fight Club, Slaughterhouse 5, Shipping News, The Joke, Heart of Darkness, Karain a Memory, Of Mice and Men, Omeros, Sam Bangs & Moonshine, Where the Wild Things Are, Peter and the Wolf

My death row meal

Horrible thought. I know the Oklahoma bomber opted for a litre of ice cream. Kinda sad, really. Death is not necessarily a terrible thing - particularly when it sustains life - but the taking of life for revenge is pathetically dehumanising for all involved. I admire Americans, so it puzzles me why so many go in for it.

The best thing I own

Wisdom and compassion - these things are slow to accumulate, and simply can't be bought.

More about me

Hey, Zathod's just this guy, you know?

Shooting People stuff

Joined

18/06/02

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My Work & Credits

  • Bubble burst

    My role: 3rd interviewee

    Format
    HD
    Production company
    Met Film School
    Category
    Short
  • Film default

    Eric's Montage

    My role: Eric Colvin

    Format
    unspecified
    Category
    Showreel
  • play

    Broken

    Format
    Digi-Beta
    Production company
    BrandMason
    Category
    Feature
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    Celestrial

    My role: Priest

    Format
    16mm
    Production company
    University for the Creative Arts
    Category
    Comedy
  • Film default

    Come Outside

    My role: Noel

    Format
    unspecified
    Category
    Short
  • Film default

    Dangerous Toys

    Format
    DVCam/Mini-DV
    Production company
    David Devjak
    Category
    Short
  • play

    Dust

    My role: Adolf

    Format
    Digi-Beta
    Production company
    Paranoid Celluloid
    Category
    Feature
  • play

    The Bracket

    My role: Samel

    Format
    DVCam/Mini-DV
    Production company
    Camden Films
    Category
    Short
  • play

    The Thirteenth Sign

    My role: Riley

    Format
    Digi-Beta
    Production company
    Paranoid Celluloid
    Category
    Feature
  • Film default

    Hobgoblin

    My role: Nick

    Format
    DVCam/Mini-DV
    Production company
    Great White Shark
    Category
    Short
  • Film default

    The Black Monk (Chekov)

    My role: Andrei Kovrin

    Format
    unspecified
    Category
    unspecified
  • play

    Way Out

    My role: Fugitive

    Format
    16mm
    Production company
    LIFS
    Category
    Short
  • Film default

    Janus

    Format
    Beta SP
    Production company
    Saffron
    Category
    Short
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    The Payoff

    My role: Ron

    Format
    16mm
    Production company
    Renegade
    Category
    Short
  • Film default

    No Sweat

    My role: Carpenter

    Format
    unspecified
    Category
    TV Drama
  • play

    Getting Emily

    My role: Parliamentary speaker

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    Abradacamera
    Category
    Short
  • TV default

    Genius

    My role: (Uncle) Jakob Einstein

    Production company
    Fox 21 & Imagination for NatGeo

My Actor Details

Agent

Nic Knight Management

Agent Address

The Black and White Building, 74 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

Agent Telephone

+44 (0) 208 527

Union

Equity

Status

Professional

Spotlight

http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1/M55741.html

Casting Details

 

Appearance

Playing Range

40-50

Sex

Male

Ethnicity

White / Caucasian

Hair colour

Brown

Eye colour

Blue

Height

5'8"

Build

Medium

Location

Based in

Chelmsford, Essex. 35 mins from Liverpool St.

Country of origin

UK (colonial forebears: West Indian; and Canadian - by way of Lebanon!)

Willing to work in

You cover expenses, I'll come to you wherever.

Skills

Native Accent

Oxford RP

UK Accents

Essex dialect, London, Brum, North Yorkshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh.

US Accents

Standard American, New York, West Coast, Southern States

International Accents

Canadian, French, German, Dublin, Derry, Belfast.

Languages

English, French, Other

Singing Skills

Bass, Baritone

Dance Skills

Modern, Other

Musical Skills

Other

Vehicle Licenses

Car

Extra Skills

Voice Over, Combat Skills

Other info

BADC Fight Certificate, Level 1 (painful memories).

Clean driver's license.