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Barefoot In The Park Cast – full biographies

Hamish Clark

Hamish Clark is best known for his leading role as Duncan in 7 series of Monarch Of The Glen (BBC1) and Roger in 3 series of My Wonderful Life (Granada/ITV).

Other TV credits include: Holby City (BBC); Arrested Development (Netflix/Fox); Liz and Dick (Lifetime); Rab C Nesbitt (BBC Scotland); Small Fish (BBC); Blessed (BBC) and The Only Boy For Me (ITV).

Film credits include: Spare Parts; We Have Everywhere to Go; White Island; The Cocktail Waitress; The Decoy Bride; The Time Machine: Rise of the Morlocks; Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Lawrence; Bring Me The Head of Mavis Davis

Theatre includes: The Albatross 3rd & Main (Park Theatre); Almost, Maine (Park Theatre); Donkeys’ Years (Comedy Theatre, West End); 24 Hour Plays (The Old Vic); Haunted (The Arts Theatre, West End); The Agent (The Old Red Lion); The Birds (Gate Theatre) and The Demon Headmaster (NT Studio). Hamish has also enjoyed successful shows on the comedy circuit in Edinburgh with The Thunderbunnies and Hamish Whips It Out.

 

Clare Grogan

Clare Grogan has worked extensively in Music, Film, Television, Theatre and Radio for over 30 years. The summer she left school her band, Altered Images, were signed to CBS Records and Clare appeared in the BAFTA-winning comedy Gregory’s Girl, directed by Bill Forsyth.

Altered Images had worldwide success, selling millions of records, which topped the charts in several countries and she continues to tour with the band.

She has had roles in dozens of TV and Radio dramas, including Skins – for which she also wrote songs – Waterloo Road, Eastenders, Doctors, Blott On The Landscape, The Monocled Mutineer, Red Dwarf, Father Ted, Taggart, Sea of Souls, Forgiven, and Still Game.

Film credits include: Gregory’s Girl, Comfort and Joy, Jilting Jo, Wedding Belles, Smallest Game In Town, Loyal, Emo, The Penalty King, BAFTA-winning drama The Wee Man, Delirium, and Perfect Strangers.

Theatre credits include Lady Macbeth Firmed My Buttocks, Forgiven (Edinburgh Fringe); Ripping Them Off (East Croydon Warehouse), The Patchwork Girl of Oz (Watford Playhouse); Gangster No.1 (King’s Head, London); Blessings (Red Lion, London) and Sleeping Beauty (King’s Theatre, Glasgow).

Clare has presented film, travel and music shows for TV and radio including the BBC’s The One Show and Corner-shop Cook Off (BBC);   Scotland’s Real Heroes and Scotland’s Greatest Album (STV); Dream Ticket (ITV) and The Movie Show (Sky 1).

She has presented for 6Music, BBC Radio Scotland and Absolute 80s. Radio 4 comedy and dramas include Romance and Adventure alongside Josie Long and Rumbunch with Mel Giedroyc and the serialisation of Modesty Blaise.

Her debut novel, Tallulah and the Teenstars, reached no.2 in the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Chart.

 

Jess Hardwick

Jessica Hardwick’s theatre credits include: Helen in Meet Me at Dawn (Arcola Theatre); Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre of Scotland and Citizens Theatre); Prudencia Hart in The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart (National Theatre of Scotland New York Transfer and US Tour); The Young Woman in Knives and Hens (Perth Theatre); Julia in The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic); Rima in Lanark (Edinburgh International Festival and Citizens Theatre); Christine in Miss Julie (Citizens Theatre); Sonya in Crime and Punishment (Citizens/Liverpool Playhouse/Edinburgh Lyceum); Daisy in Rhinoceros and Beatrice in The Venetian Twins (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); Clio in The Fair Intellectual Club; Mathilde in Slope (Citizens Theatre & Traverse); Irina in Three Sisters (Tron Theatre & King’s Theatre Edinburgh); Clio in The Fair Intellectual Club (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe); Martha Joyless in The Antipodes (Shakespeare’s Globe, Sam Wanamaker Festival).

TV credits include: Float (Pilot) Black Camel Productions & BBC.

Radio credits include: This Thing of Darkness, Faking it, A Christmas Compass, When The Pips Stop, Muriel Spark (lead) in The Vital Spark: Intelligence, Reachers Point, Brothers, The Fair Intellectual Club, McLevy and The Pillow Book (all BBC Radio 4), Jumping Off (BBC Radio 3).

Film credits include: Olivia in Snow Angel (short) (Screen Academy of Scotland).

Training: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Awards: Winner Best Female Performance – Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2018. Winner Billy McColl Award for most Promising Newcomer in Scottish Stage Acting 2014.

 

Olivier Huband

Olivier Huband is making his Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh debut as Paul Bratter in Barefoot In The Park, a role he is hugely excited about.

Stage experience includes an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of The People at the Playground Theatre (London) and Such Filthy F*cks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

His screen credits include roles in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, BBC’s Informer and the upcoming series I Hate Suzie for Sky Atlantic, penned by Lucy Prebble and starring Billie Piper.

Olivier has a degree in French and Portuguese from the University of Edinburgh, and is soon to release his first album with psychedelic rock band Sunglasses For Jaws. He trained for three years at Drama Centre London, graduating 2019.

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Karis Jack

Karis Jack trained at the AMTA and Colchester Institute.

Theatre credits: Esther/Lead Marvelette in Motown (UK Tour); Eponine in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre, West End); Young Viveca in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal, Stratford East and Tour); Fay in Baddies: The Musical (Unicorn Theatre); Little Inez in Hairspray (Curve, Leicester and UK Tour); Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse and Mercury Theatre); Little Sally in Urinetown (St James Theatre and Apollo Theatre, West End); Dynamite and Little Inez in Hairspray (Singapore and Kuala Lumpur).

Karis was nominated for the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance as Little Sally in Urinetown.

 

 

Tom SelfTom Self trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance (Leverhulme Musical Theatre Trust Scholar.)

Recent credits include: Musical Director for Aladdin (UK Productions, Malvern Theatres); Robin Hood (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Musical Director/Ronnie in Noel Coward’s Me And The Girls (UK Tour); Union Chairman/Onstage Musical Director in The Hired Man (Hull Truck, Oldham Coliseum and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, 2019 Offie Awards Nomination); Ensemble/Onstage Musical Director in Sweet Charity (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Associate Musical Director, Murder for Two (UK Tour/The Other Palace); Farrah Fawcett-In/Onstage Musical Director in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, 2018 Offie Awards Finalist); The Tramp/Onstage Musical Director in Salad Days (Theatre Royal Bath/Union Theatre), and Musical Supervisor/Musical Director of Aladdin, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan for Parkwood Theatres. Workshops include Jimmy Shields in The Tailor Made Man and Tickledom (Perfect Pitch). @tomandhistaps.

 

Marc Small

Marc Small is a London-born actor, trained at Salford University. He was a finalist on the BBC New Comedy Awards in his final year of training.

Marc has appeared in numerous theatre productions including Tom Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird (Octagon, Bolton: Manchester Theatre Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominee). Other notable roles include: Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol; Horatio, Hamlet; Robin Hood, Robin Hood and DS Glenn Branson, Dead Simple, and Dex in the West End musical, Daddy Cool.

He has appeared in popular TV shows such as The IT Crowd, Jonathon Creek, The Bill and The Sooty Show; as well as managing to be a co-writer and director on films for Universal Pictures.

Marc returns to Pitlochry after appearing in their 2019 productions of The Crucible, Heritage and North and South.