Adam Brown (actor)
29 May 1980 |
Adam Brown (born 29 May 1980) is an English actor, comedian and pantomime performer. Although he is currently known primarily for his work on the stage, Brown plays the dwarf Ori in director Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit.
Life and stage career
He studied at the John O'Gaunt Community Technology College in Hungerford, Berkshire. Following his time at John O’Gaunt, he trained in Performing Arts at Middlesex University, London, where he met Clare Plested and helped co-found the British comedy theatre troupe Plested and Brown. He has written and performed in all seven of their shows to date: Carol Smillie Trashed my Room, The Reconditioned Wife Show, Flamingo Flamingo Flamingo, Hot Pursuit, Minor Spectacular, Health & Stacey and The Perfect Wife Roadshow. He is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and has toured with his company across the UK as well as performances in Armenia, South Korea and New Zealand.
With the rest of the Plested and Brown team (Amanda Wilsher and Clare Plested) he has worked with David Sant (Peepolykus), Phelim McDermot (Improbable), Cal McCrystal (Mighty Boosh) and Toby Wilsher (ex-Trestle).
He has also worked with Toby Wilsher on a new mask show, The OFSTED Inspector, with the Passion Fish Theatre Co.
He currently resides in London.
Film and television career
Most recently Brown has appeared as Oswald Potter in latest series of the children's television programme ChuckleVision on the CBBC. He has also appeared in several commercials for Money Supermarket, Cheesestrings, Standard Life and Virgin Group.
Brown plays the dwarf Ori in the film series based on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. The films marked his first film appearance. Commenting on Brown's casting, director Peter Jackson was quoted as saying, "Adam is a wonderfully expressive actor and has a unique screen presence. I look forward to seeing him bring Ori to life."
Brown lives in London and is openly gay.
|2000||Carol Smillie Trashed My Room|
|2001||The Reconditioned Wife Show|
|2003||Flamingo Flamingo Flamingo|
|The OFSTED Inspector|
|2007||Beauty and the Beast||Newbury Corn Exchange|
|Aladdin||Newbury Corn Exchange|
|2009||Health & Stacey|
|Puss in Boots||Newbury Corn Exchange|
|2010||The Perfect Wife Roadshow|
|Sleeping Beauty||Newbury Corn Exchange|
|2012||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Ori|||
|2013||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug|
|2014||The Hobbit: There and Back Again||Ori|||
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- "The Company". Retrieved 4 December 2010.
- "Hobbit role for Hungerford actor". Newbury Today. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
- "James Nesbitt and Adam Brown Join The Hobbit". Crave. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
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