Searles in 2010
1 June 1981 |
Adam Searles (born 1 June 1981) is a British stage, film, and television actor. He has portrayed Gavroche in Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre, London, and played the original Artful Dodger in Cameron Mackintosh's 1994 production of Oliver! at the London Palladium. Adam opened the show in 1994 with Jonathan Pryce in the role of Fagin and was requested to close to show in 1998 with Jim Dale as Fagin.
Searles studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London and also appeared in the original performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Whistle Down The Wind at the Sydmonton Festival held at Lloyd Webber's country house, Sydmonton Court in 1995 and also featured in the Cameron Mackintosh's Gala Concert.. Hey Mr Producer and was part of the dream cast for Cameron Mackintosh's 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables.
Adam has since gone on to television work and in 2007 he appeared in Pantomime with Henry Winkler.
In 2011, Adam graduated from the Royal Academy of Music's Musical Theatre course. He was also one of the 2010 recipients of the BBC Musical Theatre Bursary Award.
Searles appeared in the film version of Les Misérables, released in 2012.
Of Searles' opening night performance as the Artful Dodger in Cameron Mackintosh's 1994 production of Oliver!, the Toronto Star wrote "Adam Searles lit up the stage with his cocky, swaggering performance as Fagin's chief sidekick", while Matt Wolf of Variety wrote "Artful Dodger for opening night, Adam Searles, had Cockney panache and charm to spare," and the Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music wrote that Searle's performance "almost stole the show."
- Hey Mr Producer
- Oliver: 1994 Original London Cast Recording
- Les Miserables: 10th Anniversary Concert
- London's Burning (TV)
- Dodgem (3 episodes, 1991) (TV)
- B & B (1992)
- Great Performances (1 episode, 1995) (TV)
- Noel's House Party (1 episode, 1997) (TV)
- Hey Mr Producer (1998) (TV)
- Sex 'n' Death (1999) (TV)
- Topsy Turvey (1999) (Film)
- Casualty (1 episode, 2001) (TV)
- Teachers (1 episode, 2001) (TV)
- The Bill (2 episodes, 2000–2001) (TV)
- Goodbye, Mr Steadman (2001) (TV)
- Herbert, I. Theatre record. Issues 17–26 14. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- Larkin, Colin (1999). Colin Larkin, ed. The Virgin encyclopedia of stage and film musicals. Virgin Encyclopedia Series. Virgin. p. 457. ISBN 0-7535-0375-1. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- Larkin, Colin (1995). Colin Larkin, ed. The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Lincoln, Abe-Primettes. Volume 4 of The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, (2 ed.). Guinness Publications. p. 3103. ISBN 1-56159-176-9. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- "Adam Searles". BroadwayWorld International Database. broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- "British critics lavish praise on Oliver First-night audience begs for more please". Toronto Star (pqarchiver.com). 12 December 1994. p. C8. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- Wolf, Matt (12 December 1994). "Oliver!". Variety. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- Adam Searles at the Internet Movie Database
- BBC Performing Arts Fund Musical Theatre Bursary Winners
- Personal website