Mike Holoway

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Mike Holoway
Born Michael Holoway
(1961-01-28) 28 January 1961 (age 56)
Dagenham, Essex, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor, musician

Mike Holoway (born 28 January 1961 in Dagenham, Essex) is a British musician and actor. He was the drummer and percussionist in Flintlock and at the same time became an actor, notably in the cult TV series The Tomorrow People .

Career[edit]

He was taught to play the drums at the age of five by his grandfather and, at eight, he joined a stage school to pursue an acting career. He also studied music theory, percussion and drums at the Barking & Essex College of Music and played in the Essex Jazz Band. His first stage appearance was as Boy Babe in Babes In The Wood at the London Palladium with Edward Woodward and Derek Nimmo.

At ten, he made his first TV appearance with the Young Revivals - two years later they changed their name to Flintlock. Comprising Mike Holoway, Derek Pascoe, John Summerton, Bill Rice and Jamie Stone, the group made numerous TV appearances on programmes such as Blue Peter, Magpie, You Must Be Joking, Pauline's Quirkes, Fanfare and Top of the Pops. Holoway was awarded the TV Times Personality of the Year award in 1976.

Since then, Holoway has appeared in a number of stories in The Tomorrow People audio series, released during the 2000s on CD. In 2007, Flintlock reunited for a one-off gig.

He has two children.[1]

Discography[edit]

Flintlock:

Solo singles:

  • "Overnight" (June 1981)
  • "Come Go With Me" (November 1981)
  • "Here I Am" (August 1983)
  • "Don't Let Life Get You Down" (November 1983)

Solo albums:

  • Fun City (1990)
  • In the Heat of the Moment (1991) (re-issued as Fun City on CD)

Album contributions:

  • Smike (1983)
  • Humpty Dumpty (December 1984)
  • Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (December 1986)
  • Stop The World, I Want To Get Off (1995)
  • Simply Musicals(1995) performing "What Kind of Fool Am I"
  • Timeless Generations (1995) performing "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" with Paul Shane

Filmography[edit]

  • You Must Be Joking (Series 1: 28 May to 16 July 1975, participation from Mike Holoway and musical performances by Flintlock)
  • The Tomorrow People (Holoway starred as Mike Bell; 28 January 1976 to 19 February 1979)
  • Arrows (Flintlock appeared on the edition broadcast 27 April 1976)
  • You Must Be Joking (Series 2: 23 April to 4 June 1976, participation from Mike Holoway and musical performances by Flintlock)
  • Top of the Pops (Flintlock, performing "Dawn"; 10 June 1976)
  • Pauline's Quirkes (Flintlock appeared in two episodes: 29 November, 20 December 1976)
  • Fanfare (Series 1: 5 August to 9 September 1977, presented by Flintlock who also gave musical performances)
  • The Basil Brush Show (with Flintlock; 3 December 1977)
  • Whodunnit? (Holoway appeared in the episode, Instant Coffee, 5 June 1978)
  • Fanfare (Series 2: 16 June to 28 July 1978, presented by Flintlock who also gave musical performances)
  • Get It Together (Flintlock were musical guests on the programme; 1 December 1981)
  • Minder (Holoway appeared as Zac Zolar/Albert Trout/Alan Trent in the episode A Star is Gorn; 22 February 1984)
  • T-Bag and the Revenge of the T-Set (Holoway appeared as Ricky Romero; 7 February 1989)

Theatre[edit]

  • Babes in the Wood as Boy Babe
  • 1979, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Joseph
  • 1980, Godspell as Jesus
  • Grease as Danny Zuko
  • 1981, Dick Whittington as Dick
  • 1982-1983, The Pirates of Penzance as back-up singer and understudy for Frederic
  • 1984, Humpty Dumpty as Tommy Tucker
  • 1985-1988, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Joseph (West End and National tour)
  • 1988, One Careful Owner as Frankie Boyle
  • 1988, Dick Whittington as Dick
  • 1989, Hold Tight It's '60s Night as Rock Hard
  • 1989, The Pirates Of Penzance as The Pirate King
  • 1989, Babes in the Wood as Robin
  • 1990, Hold Tight It's '60s Night as Rock Hard
  • 1990, Godspell as Jesus
  • 1990-1991, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as The Prince
  • 1992, Robin - Prince of Sherwood as Robin Hood
  • 1992-1993, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Prince Danilo
  • 1993, Robin - Prince of Sherwood as Robin Hood
  • 1995 Twist and Shout as Steve
  • 1995-1996, Cinderella as Prince Charming
  • 1999, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Joseph
  • 2000/2001, Rock 'N' Roll Rollercoaster
  • 2004, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Joseph
  • 2005-2006, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • 2006-2007, Sleeping Beauty as The Prince
  • 2007, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" as The Prince
  • 2007, Stardust
  • 2007, 007 Bond in Heaven
  • 2007-2008: Sleeping Beauty as Prince Galiant/Valiant

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/theofficialmikeholowayfanclub/

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