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Oliver Wilson
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Oliver Wilson

male, actor
Location : London


 
 
quick details
playing age29
height6' 0" (1.83 m)
weight10st. 9lb. (68kg)
hair colorBrown
eye colorBlue
buildSlim
Profiles
PresenterPresenter Profile


 
 
filesformat
Video (mov)Oli Wilson Presenting Reel 2014Video (mov)

 

  
quick overview
AgentRichard Stone Partnership
SpotlightSpotlight member

 
YearRole / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2014Evan
Film (Short)
Pas De Deux
Irene Marco
 
 
Regents Productions
2014Nate
Film (Short)
 How To Die
Ben Franklyn
 
 
Dark Lantern Productions
2014Joe
Film (Short)
 Wet Dream
Silva Beshi
 
 
MP Productions
2014Officer Parker
Music Video
 Murkage Cartel / Officer Parker
Gaika Tavares
 
 
Murkage Cartel
2013Mitch (lead)
Film (Short)
 The Killing
Huw Hallam

 
London Film Academy
2013Lead Male (Assassin)
Music Video
Sassy An / Private Party
Gaika Tavares
 
 
Invader Music
2013Barton Fink
Film (Short)
 Barton Fink (scene remake)
Lee Mitchell

 
Ravensbourne University
2013Jack
Film (Short)
Anne Affair
Ledicia Castro-Vaz​quez
 
 
Sarah Pearn Production
2013Andrew (lead)
Film (Short)
 Bad Bounty
Joe Medlock

 
Staffordshire University
2013Prisoner (lead)
Film (Short)
 These Four Walls
Andrew Barnham

 
Staffordshire University
2013Dexter
Film (Short)
 Dexter (kill scene remake)
Joe Gallon

 
Ravensbourne University
2013Lead male (Lone Soldier)
Film (Short)
 Not Quite Dark
Luke Shelley

 
Ravensbourne University
2013Dave (co-lead)
Film (Short)
Please Advise
Dann Emmons

 
Brunel University
2013John (lead male)
Film (Short)
The Outfit
Christos Mitsios

 
Central Film School
2013Lord Always
Music Video
Exit Calm / Nuclear
Todd Eckert

 
Cooking Vinyl
2013Jimmy (lead)
Film (Short)
Turings Horizon
Oliver Wilson
 
 
Kabaret
2013Warren
Theatre
A Christmas Carol (written by Ian Kershaw)
Miranda Parker

Library Theatre
Lowry Theatre
2012Warren
Theatre
A Christmas Carol
Miranda Parker

Real Life Theatre Company - JB Shorts
Joshua Brooks Manchester
2012Aloysius Benheim
Theatre
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You
Katherine Wooton

 
Kensington Drama Company

 

Education
college2012, Post Graduate Acting
Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre Los Angeles
college2011, Post Graduate Acting
The Actors Centre
About me
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
Full Biography:

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.​
 
more details
EthnicityWhite/Caucasian
Skin ColorWhite
Hair LengthShort to Medium
Native accentEnglish
Accents (UK)Lancashire, Manchester
Accents (North American)Californian, General American
Interested inComedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Improvisation, Modelling, Music Videos, Online, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), TV, Voice Over
Experienced inFilm (Professional), Film (Student), Modelling, Music Videos, Presenting, Radio, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), TV, Voice Over
Musical SkillsGuitar
Organisation MembershipEquity
Stage Combat SkillsYes
Driving Licences Standard, Precision Driver
DBS checkedYes