Chris Orton

Actor - TV & film - Stage - Roleplay - Presenter - Writer  0794 656  8967


Based in Leeds and travelling throughout the UK and beyond for a broad mix of entertainment and training bookings. Working in business and schools, private and public events and shows, plus television and film acting roles. Likes a varied mix of projects and always open to potential new areas of work.


Main background as an actor in theatre including work with Shakespeare, comedy, pantomime, new writing, having written and devised own work too. Lived in Manchester whilst at university and spent several years in London and the south of England, later moving back to Yorkshire roots. Light northern English native accent to R.P. and comfortable with a range of voices and accents.


Recent acting projects range from blockbuster Bollywood movie, '1921', filmed partly in the U.K. and also in India to itv's 'CILLA' and 'DCI BANKS' and other film and TV roles. Also roleplay work and forum and corporate theatre shows in the UK and Europe and Shakespeare performed in Dubai. Stage and live entertainment also includes Christmas shows and pantomime, dinner theatre shows, small scale tours to larger scale theatres, corporate films, and commercials. (See Spotlight professional acting credits.)


Acting, comedy and improvisation skills have also been played out in the role of a business and educational presenter, which goes back to the nineties. Adept at balancing fun and seriousness and pitching to the level of challenge required. Skilled as an actor in a training environment in portraying contrasting characters for roleplay and forum theatre and providing quality feedback as required. Other skills include speaking, facilitation and coaching.  Specialist topics include a mix of communication, performance, presentation, learning and life skills. Audiences span a range of business settings to children, teenagers and teaching staff in hundreds of schools.  Works freelance for various organisations and has also designed some training programmes.

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