Julian Bleach

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Julian Bleach
Born 1964 (age 49–50)
Bournemouth, Dorset, England, U.K.
Nationality English
Alma mater London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

Julian Bleach (born 1964 in Bournemouth, Dorset) is an English actor who is best known as co-creator and "MC" of Shockheaded Peter, a musical entertainment based on the works of Heinrich Hoffmann,[1] which won the 2002 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.[2]

Early life[edit]

Bleach was born in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Career[edit]

His other theatre work includes playing Ariel to Patrick Stewart's Prospero in the RSC's 2007 production of The Tempest,[3] and Mr. Sowerberry (to Louise Gold's Mrs. Sowerberry) and Dr. Grimwig in the 2009 Theatre Royal Drury Lane production of the musical Oliver!.

On television, he has starred as "The Monster" in the 2007 ITV adaptation of Frankenstein.[4] He played the Grand Master from the second series of children's drama M.I.High and guest-starred as the villainous "Ghostmaker" in Peter J. Hammond's "From Out of the Rain" in the second series of Torchwood.[5] Bleach performed the role of Davros, enemy of the Doctor and creator of the Daleks, in "The Stolen Earth" & "Journey's End", the 2-part season finale of the 2008 series of Doctor Who,[6] and live at the Doctor Who Prom.[7] In 2010, it was announced that he would star as the eponymous character in The Nightmare Man, the opening story of Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures. This makes him the only actor to appear in not only Doctor Who, but both spin-offs, Torchwood and The Sarah-Jane Adventures. In 2011, he appeared as Niccolò Machiavelli in the Showtime series The Borgias.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1994 Beg! Dr. Rogers
1999 Topsy-Turvy Mr. Plank
2005 The Brothers Grimm Letorc
2006 The Fall Mystic/Elderly Patient
2009 Badinage Franklin Gothic
2012 Lord Horror: The Dark and Silver Age Lord Horror
Les Misérables Claquesous
2013 The Fallen Word Franklin Gothic

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Gist David Luscombe TV movie
2007 The Afternoon Play Stefan Episode: "Come Fly With Me"
Frankenstein The Monster TV movie
2008 Torchwood The Ghostmaker Episode: "From Out of the Rain"
Criminal Justice Goalor Episode #1.3
Doctor Who Davros Episodes: "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End"
2008–2013 M.I. High The Grand Master
2009 Doctor Who at the Proms Davros
2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures The Nightmare Man[8] Episode: The Nightmare Man
Psychoville Doctor / Eddie Episode: "Halloween Special"
2011–2013 The Borgias Niccolò Machiavelli
2014 This is Jinsy Undertaker Episode: "Population 791"

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998–2005 Shockheaded Peter Shockheaded Peter
2007 The Tempest Ariel Royal Shakespeare Company
2008–2009 Oliver! Mr. Sowerberry
Dr. Grimwig
Revival at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brantley, Ben (23 February 2005). "Nasty Surprises for Bad Children (and Grown-Ups, Too)". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 12 March 2008. 
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew (4 November 2004). "Olivier-Winning Shockheaded Peter to Play-off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre". Playbill News. Retrieved 12 March 2008. 
  3. ^ Spencer, Charles (2 March 2007). "Beamed to a better ship". Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 12 March 2008. 
  4. ^ Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (25 October 2007). "Titchmarsh scares off Frankenstein". guardian.co.uk (London: Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 12 March 2008. 
  5. ^ John, Timothy (23 October 2007). "I'm so proud of my 'monstrous' son!". Dorset Echo (Newsquest Media Group). Retrieved 12 March 2008. 
  6. ^ Clout, Laura (17 June 2008). "Dr Who's enemy Davros to make a comeback". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Rawson-Jones, Ben (28 July 2008). "'Doctor Who' and Davros take over Proms". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 July 2008. 
  8. ^ http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/cv.asp?ref=M1593&pub=1&tab=1

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