Phone: 07732837862            Email: jjmbuckeridge@gmail.com

Jon is a classically trained actor, writer, and director based in the West Midlands, characterised by piercing eyes, malleable physicality, and electric stage energy.  Jon has a broad experience of stage and screen performance, as well as establishing himself as a vocal performer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and performance combat specialist.

Alongside his work as a performer, workshop-leader, and performance combat instructor, Jon established Parable Arts in 2014.  The company specialises in small-scale storytelling productions; bringing hidden and half-remembered stories to light and providing them a platform to shine.

Personal Details:

Location: West Midlands

Height: 5’9.5”

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Dark-brown

Hair Length: Short

Playing Age: 28-38

Training:

University of Wales 2004-2007 (Qualification: BA Hons Acting)

 Theatre Credits Include:

Storyteller The Forgotten Tales Miriam Sarin (2016/2017)
Nate Saint  Reckless Abandon Nathalie Holman (2016/2017)
Joseph Josephs Tale Self-directed (2015)  
W. Wilberforce/Cpt Swannick  John Newon: Amazing Grace Thomas Frith (2014)  
Nathan Stevenson/Simon  Three Witnesses Miriam Sarin (2013/2014)  
Busker/Bronek/Ian  Love Struck Rebecca Rogers (2013/2014)  
Lucifer/Simon Peter  From Eden to Eternity Rebecca Rogers (2013/2014)  
Cummerbund  Cinderella Rebecca Rogers (2012/2013)  
John Faustus  Faustus Miriam Sarin (2009/2010/2011)  
Macduff  Macbeth Richard Cheshire (2006)  
Salviatti  Botticellis Bonfire Greg Cullen (2006)  
Alexander Vershinnin  Three Sisters Vladimir Bouchler (2005)  
Mike  East Simon Talbott (2004)  

Screen and vocal Credits Include:

Voiceover Volkswagen Corporate Instructional video  2016
Voiceover Key2Key Promotional Advertisement  2016
Voiceover Volkswagen Corporate Instructional video  2015
Declan Graham Web of Betrayal.  [Dir – Rebecca Rogers]  2013
Voiceover Citroen DS3 Adviertisment  2010
Jesus The Agent. [Dir – Craig Edgar]  2009
The General Friday. [Dir – Keirran Madden]  2007

Directing Credits Include                                                                                  

Reckless (Music Dir) Heady Conduct Theatre Company 2015
Good Friday Love Dudley 2015
Dreamkeepers Saltmine Theatre Company 2015
The Three Musketeers Saltmine Theatre Company 2012/2013
A Long Road Home Saltmine Theatre Company 2012/2013
Sticks and Stones Saltmine Theatre Company 2009 – 2011
Robin Hood Red Balloon Theatre Company 2008/2009
Escape Red Balloon Theatre Company 2007 – 2009
Fish and Ships Red Balloon Theatre Company 2007/2008

 

Writing Credits Include:

The Forgotten Tales June 2016
Dreamkeepers September 2014   Broadway Baby 2015
Cinderella August 2012
Escape V2.0 June 2011
The Three Musketeers October 2010
A Long Road Home January 2009 Broadway Baby 2013 4stars - Black

Three Weeks 2013  4stars - Black

Skills:

  • Accents Yorkshire, Lancashire, Geordie, North London, Cockney, Estuary English, Black Country, Birmingham, RP (Native), West Country, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish, Irish, French, Eastern-European, Russian, Australian, South African, U.S. – General, U.S. – New York,
  • Music – Singer (Tenor and counter-tenor) folk, rock, jazz, choral, improvised.
  • Instruments – guitar, saxophone, duduk, Irish whistle, bodhran, cajon.
  • Dance – Waltz, polka, folk/country.
  • Stage combat –Advanced Stage Combat qualification (ECSPC – Distinction).  Trainee instructor and choreographer.
  • Costume – Experienced in costume design and manufacture
  • Carpentry – Highly experienced carpenter, joiner and timber-carver.
  • Set/props – Well versed in set-design and construction, timber-work and silicon-moulding. Highly experienced in compactable, durable sets for touring companies. Highly experienced in puppet construction (both marionette-porte and “muppet” style puppets).

 Other relevant experience/activities:

  • Theatre Company Management – Ten years’ experience, including founding.
  • Driving – Full, clean driving license with seven years of van-driving experience.
  • Sports/fitness – Squash, calisthenics, free-weights, running (completed Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest challenge), circuit training, Historical European Martial Arts.
  • Other – Enhanced Disclosure CRB.