Alan is a British actor-singer born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1993. He is the third son of four boys and whilst growing up, despite the fact that his brothers are all involved in the competitive sporting world, Alan followed his own path into the arts. He has a larger than life personality and throws himself into tasks with great gusto. As a versatile character actor with strong voice technique, Alan is able to give his best and often helps to bring out the best in others. His willingness is not to be underrated. He is exuberant and makes his presence felt although he shows great consideration of others and is an excellent team member. He has commanded attention and has impressed with the quality and exactness of his performances.
During his teens, Alan was a valued member of the Leeds and the Yorkshire Youth Choirs under the direction of John Pryce-Jones. Trusted latterly to the position of mentoring the younger choir members, both in weekly residential and on tour in Europe. Alan’s acting journey began properly at the age of 14, playing ‘Private Broughton’ and ‘German Solider’ in Journey’s End. He then went on to do several productions with the same company including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Inspector Calls and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Studying Drama & Theatre Studies and Performing Arts at A-level in Harrogate, Alan was fortunate enough to land the role of ‘Javert’ in the student edition of Les Misérables and then on to Our Country’s Good and 1984.
Alan then decided to pursue his professional acting career and started training at the Birmingham School of Acting in 2012. Some of his credits in training include Lord Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest and Edward in The Faith Machine. He then went on to represent the school in many professional events such as the Drama UK Voice & Texts Workshops with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Bursary Award at the Broadcasting House London, where he was highly commended for his duologue entry. He was then chosen by the school for the exceedingly prestigious event, Spotlight Award 2015. Alan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (honours) Degree in Acting.
Have a look at Alan's CV by clicking the "I'M IN SPOTLIGHT" button at the top of any page.
2010 - present
2010 - present
"A committed young actor who brings warmth, humour and professionalism to any ensemble, a joy to work with and an asset to any company/production."
Head of BA(hons) Acting Course
Birmingham School of Acting
"I gave Alan his first break when he appeared in ‘Journey’s End’ as a raw recruit. The word ‘raw’ applied to him both on and off stage! That was nearly a decade ago; over the past eight years he’s developed into an outstanding actor with a great voice – perfect radio and voiceover material! His stagecraft is outstanding too. Nor is Alan a one trick pony, he’s both worked backstage and has directed plays for me. A great guy to have in your team."
Fulneck Dramatics Society
"Alan is an incredibly hard working and committed professional. He always brings creative ideas and energy to a rehearsal room along with a great sense of humour. During our tour of Peter Pan he was very positive and a real pleasure to direct."
Tread the Boards Theatre Company
"An actor in every fibre of his being. Alan has excellent intelligence, power, range and commitment. He worked extremely hard, was a fine leader and was courageous in exploring the extremes of his character."