|2012, Post Graduate Acting|
Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre Los Angeles
|2011, Post Graduate Acting|
The Actors Centre
|Hello my name is Oliver Wilson - I am an actor and presenter.|
I trained at the Stella Adler Academy of Theatre and Film in Los Angeles and The Actors Centre in London. Since completing my training I've appeared in critically acclaimed stage productions in both London and Manchester and have a growing number of film credits..
"Wilson shines on stage" (GQ Magazine)
"Witty and moving" (The Guardian)
"Touching authenticity" 4**** (The Independent)
As a Presenter I worked for the BBC for four years before committing solely to acting. I was Entertainments Presenter on BBC Radio One, Broadcast Journalist for BBC North West (Inside Out TV programme) and also News Journalist for BBC Radio Manchester.
You can see more info and pics on my tumblr http://oliwilson.tumblr.com
You can also see some of my own creations here vimeo.com/oliverwilson
|Any other information|
Oliver Wilson was born in Manchester in 1984. Christened at the legendary Haçienda nightclub, Oliver spent his youth between acid-house raves and Old Trafford with his father Tony Wilson – the Factory Records impresario and Granada TV journalist. Oliver began running his own raves as a teen while presenting on Buzz FM, which, at the time, was Manchester’s top pirate-radio station. He moved to London at 18 and broke the careers of several bands at his club nights in the East End, while gaining a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
His first job on leaving university was working as personal assistant for Prince, during the performer’s 21-night stint at The O2 Arena. Then, after working with Bon Jovi, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and launching the NME Awards at The O2 Arena, Oliver moved to Los Angeles, launching the NME Awards there and booking acts for the Coachella music and arts festival. He then returned to London as part of the team that launched Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, with Metallica and Linkin Park.
Oliver then returned to broadcasting with a move to BBC Radio Manchester, where he became a broadcast journalist and co-host of the Manchester United show Red Wednesday (getting the first BBC interview with Sir Alex Ferguson in over eight years). Oliver also got his first taste of TV work at BBC North West, presenting regional current-affairs show Inside Out. Oliver’s BBC career continued at Radio 1 as entertainment presenter and editor, before joining BBC Radio 5 Live as assistant producer for coverage of the 2011 Formula One World Championship.
After a period in sport, the arts beckoned and Oliver was accepted into The Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in Los Angeles. After a year spent studying the renowned ‘Adler Method’, Oliver moved to the stage, picking up rave reviews: ‘witty and moving’ (The Guardian); ‘glows on stage’ (GQ); ‘touching authenticity’ (Independent). Oliver has now enjoyed numerous lead roles in film and is currently preparing to play the lead in the feature Plastic Generation. He has written his own script, set in the rave scene of Manchester, which is set to film this winter.
While Oliver’s stage and film work has gained momentum, he is looking to integrate his other passion – television presenting – back into his life. With a wealth of experience of broadcasting and now acting, he hopes to combine the two in the immediate future.
|Hair Length||Short to Medium|
|Accents (UK)||Lancashire, Manchester|
|Accents (North American)||Californian, General American|
|Interested in||Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Improvisation, Modelling, Music Videos, Online, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), TV, Voice Over|
|Experienced in||Film (Professional), Film (Student), Modelling, Music Videos, Presenting, Radio, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), TV, Voice Over|
|Stage Combat Skills||Yes|
|Driving Licences|| Standard, Precision Driver|