Much of my work, whether it be for film, tv or theatre, has been comedy based. I've been told I have comedy in my bones.
I have a background in physical theatre, devising, improv and clowning.
More dramatic roles do come my way as well, most noticeable of recent being "Mortgage" and "Bleak House" with director David Glass for the David Glass Ensemble and "The Trial" & "Oedipus", both theatre tours for Blackeyed Theatre.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked with directors Terry Gilliam, Yoshi Oida and Sally Cookson in West End productions and national touring shows.
Extensive work in Children's Theatre has lead to many brilliant collaborations including the award wining "Clown" for Travelling Light Theatre Company and with other companies such as The Polka Theatre, Big Wooden Horse and The Theatre Centre.
Recent voice work has been with the Gorilla Film Magazine on two audio series, firstly "The Bunker", and now the soon to be released science fiction comedy "MarsCorp".
I am also a regular guest host and performer on Horror Host Bunny Galore's Movie Nightmares which can be seen in the UK and also in America.
As a writer I have helped collaborate and devise various theatre shows such as "Three Keepers" for WinterWalker, "Lost And Found" for Travelling Light Theatre Company, "The Little Prince" for The New Pathways Project and pilot script proposals for television such as "TeamXtream" for TeamXtream Productions.
Name: Derek Elwood
Lives in: London, England
Occupation: Actor, Playwright and Voice Actor
Unique traits: Much of my work has been comedy and physical theatre based.
It Made Me Consider Me
Theater by Gruff Theatre/Thomas Bostock Peter Site specific interactive theatre about RALPH a place where you can go to download unwanted memories.
Theater by David Glass Ensemble & Created a Monster/David Glass Dr Sisyphus Esculapio Research and Development for Mortgage, Part II of The DEvine Comedy by David Glass of The David Glass Ensemble in association with Created a Monster.
Theater by The David Glass Ensemble & Bath Spa University/David Glass My Guppy, Sir Leicester, Snagsby Adaptation of Bleak House by David Glass of The David Glass Ensemble in association with Bath Spa University.
Theater by Gruff Theatre/Thomas Bostock The Kelpie Two modern day young women battle creature from pagan history.
Bunny Galore's Movie Nightmares
Television by TAT Productions/Martin Ramsdin Rev Hollyway/Lenny the Zombie/Zog the Alien/Jan in the Pan/Count Orlock Bunny Galore horror hosts her way though the best of the 50s - 70s horror and science fiction B movies ever made. With the help of guests such as The Reverend Hollyway, Zog the Alien or Lenny the Zombie. Watched on Sky TV here and over on a number of horror channels in America.
Beauty and the Beast
Theater by The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster/Joe Sumsion The Clock/Narrator An adaptation of the classic story set, to begin with at least, in a biscuit factory where our heroine Belle works. A family Christmas show.
Internet by Gorilla Film Magazine/David Knight & Tom Darlling Martin Mann A 12 part audio sci-fi comedy set in the distant future. The Mars Corporation's plan to terraform Mars is running a little bit behind schedule, about 400 years behind schedule to be precise. But that's the least of their problems...
Marmite: The Revival of Dean Gaffney
Commercial by Gas & Electric/Adi & Jimmy (Comedy) Marmite Man Our Marmite Man resurrects the career of soap star Dean Gaffney with a little help from a jar of Marmite.
Television by TAT Productions/Martin Ramsdin Voltare the Evil/Priestess of the Wild Women of Wongo/Margaret Davenport Bunny Galore brings her horror hosting to the Hotel Cinematic where she watches some classic B movie films found in their basement. Shown on Latest TV.
Dance by WinterWalker/Kitty Winter Captin Dick A physical theatre clowning dance show about three lighthouse keepers trying to keep their light lit!
Internet by Gorilla Film Magazine/Tom Darlling & David Knight Father Prog Nelipot/Secretary of State for Defence A 12 part audio pod cast. Set in the near future inside a Bunker fallout shelter three guys discuss what remaining life and what could be outside their tiny home. The remaining life keeps breaking into their cosy world. Intercut with this are real (and fake) interviews with film makers, artists, writers and animators.
Theater by English National Opera/Terry Gilliam Auntie Celeste Balducci/Thug Based on the life of artist Benvenuto Cellini director Terry Gillian brought his own comic genius to the Opera.
Theater by Blackeyed Theatre/Ella Vale Huld/K's Father Adaptation for the stage of Kafka's The Trial written by Steven Berkoff.
The Pilgrim's Progress
Theater by English National Opera/Yoshi Oida Pimp/Prison Officer A production of Benjamin Britten's Opera directed by the acclaimed actor/director Yoshi Oida.
Theater by Blackeyed Theatre/Bart Lee (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy and 1 More) Tiresias/Priest Steven Berkoff's adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy told for the first time by Blackeyed Theatre.