John Robert Beardsley is an award-winning, international Fight Director/Sword Master, Actor and Producer.
He has worked and lived in the USA,West Indies, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Spain, England, Japan, India, New Zealand and Australia. He has lived on the West Coast for over 20 years working and teaching from San Diego to Seattle, based primarily in San Francisco and the Bay Area while working extensively in L.A. and Las Vegas.
Stage and Screen, Theme Park and Casino Entertainment has been his career for over 35 years including Artist-in-Residence appointments at universities and professional acting schools internationally. His theatre and opera credits include: Berkeley Rep, American Conservatory Theatre, P.C.P.A. California Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Marin Repertory, Tiffany Theatre, Beverly Hills Play House, San Francisco Opera, L.A. Music Centre, and the Aspen Music Festival.
His Casino/Theme Park entertainment credits include: MGM; Universal Studios, Hollywood; Universal Escape, Florida; Universal, Japan; Target; Burbank Studios; Fox Studios; Caesar’s Palace; Harrah’s, New Zealand; See Productions, Las Vegas; Farrington Productions, Las Vegas; Space World, Kitakyusyu-shi, Japan, and Channel 2, Tokyo.
His teaching credits include over 300 Artist-in-Residencies worldwide; Associate Director, Drama Studio of London; Trainer at American Conservatory Theatre; Founding Member of the American Society of Fight Directors, the Nordic Society of Fight Directors and the New Zealand Fight Directors. He is a winner of Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and Dramalogue Awards.
The many artists Mr Beardsley has worked with include Placido Domingo, Vincent Price, Forrest Whittaker, Cynthia Stevens, Linda Pearl, Annette Benning, Peter Coyote, Colum Meany, Milton Katsalas, Ronald Reagan, Jr., Mary Cosby, Joni Mitchell, Takahara Sawada, Jim Perri, Karen Shepherd and Mark Dacascos.
Touché International Films
Unique traits: Classically trained actor, Sword/Whip Master, slapstick Vaudevillian Performer
Drama Critic Circle Award/ Dramalogue Award
American Conservatory Theatre
Drama Studio London
Society of American Fight Directors