Ashley Campbell (actor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ashley Campbell is a British actor, dancer and singer of English and Grenadian heritage. Campbell is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Ollie in the CBBC children's drama The Mysti Show.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ashley Campbell was born in Hammersmith Hospital on 2 October 1979.[citation needed] He grew up in Notting Hill, where he attended St Mary's of the Angels Primary School, He began his early training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. At age nine Campbell performed at the UNICEF international children's awards presented by Audrey Hepburn and Roger Moore in Amsterdam. In 1992 Campbell represented the United Kingdom at the Michael Jackson Heal the world charity launch Sponsored by Pepsi. Michael Jackson was in attendance. He made his west end debut at age eleven in the children's chorus of Carmen Jones at the Old Vic directed by Simon Callow. The following year he went on to play one of the snow children in the Olivier award winning production of carousel at the Royal National Theatre. At 16 he was accepted onto the Musical Theatre course at Art's Educational London School, where he was the recipient of the Ned Sherrin Award for Most Outstanding All Round Performance in his final year.

Career[edit]

In 2000 at 19 years old he successfully auditioned for the touring and west end production of Fame the musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. Campbell remained with Fame for 16 months. Ashley starred as Dromio of Syracuse in The Bomb-itty of Errors at the New Ambassadors theatre in London. Campbell recreated the role of Little Moe in the 20th anniversary production of Five guys named Moe alongside creator Clarke Peters. Campbell toured the United States of America playing Sammy Davis jnr in The Rat Pack live at the sands. In 2013 Campbell appeared in the European premier of The Color purple at the Menier Chocolate factory directed by John Doyle. Other notable theatrical appearances include Tick Tick Boom at The Union,[2] and High Heel Parrot Fish and Gutted at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.[3]

Campbell starred as Ollie in the hit CBBC children's drama series The Mysti Show alongside Laura Aikman and Oliver Mason. In 2009 he appeared as Wayne Connor in Hollyoaks Later. He reprised the role in Hollyoaks. Other notable appearances include Holby city (BBC), Ultimate force and William and Mary for ITV. Campbell plays Tim Radcliffe in Scott and Bailey episode 3, series 4 2014. As well as regular television appearances Campbell continues his work in the Theatre.

Campbell is currently[when?] appearing in Sunny Afternoon at the Harold Pinter Theatre, directed by Edward Hall and Choreographed by Adam Cooper. It celebrates the life and career of Ray Davies and the Kinks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashley Campbell". Barbican Theatre. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. ^ Vale, Paul (21 May 2010). "Tick, Tick… Boom!". The Stage. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  3. ^ Vale, Paul (28 April 2005). "High Heel Parrot Fish". The Stage. Retrieved 7 November 2014.

External links[edit]