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Hi My name is Mike Coleman.
I am and always have been a mechanic all my life. When I left school all those years ago I wanted to get into acting then but Dad being an Army man through and through had other visions for me. I didn't want to join the Army or go down a Coal mine so I came to London and trained as a mechanic. Events just took over and all of a sudden I had a family not that I regret that in any way or would have it any other way.
In 2007 I started my own garage (that was a big step believe me) and things went on the up.
I now have a lot more time on my hands and decided to try again to get into acting. I met up with a producer called Wayne (Yuppie Dark Circles) who gave me a small part in a film he was making (Under my Skin) a dark comedy with a bit of a serious side, the part got a little bigger and all of a sudden I was driving and having a fight in front of the camera (there was an absolutely hilarious series of events that happened that day and If I ever meet you ask me about it).
Any way I decided to register with a few of agencies and have been lucky enough to have had work every month since.
My ultimate would be getting a part in an English gangster type film. I just love those type of films, less special effects than most films and more on the actors.
Unique traits: Excellent driver, can cry on cue, own a London Taxi
Under my Skin
Film by Yuppie Dark Circles Action Extra fight scene Dark murder film incorporating some comedy scenes
Film (short) by Metropolitan university Action Extra shop keeper About a girl who is a bit eccentric
Film (short) by Corvus productions Lead Crying father I played the roll of a grieving father.
Can't Touch This !
Television by Stellify media Contestant Gameshow similar to Total Wipeout but harder
Pick Me !
Television by ITV Contestant New style game show with prizes
Bridgett Jones Baby
Film Action Driver The last Bridgett Jones film to be made
Film Extra New Brad Pitt film soon to be released
Return of the Don
Film by Malcolm Benson Action Extra Policeman Film about the corruption within the police