STOP PRESS: My musical ‘Doodle’ (formerly The Bouncing Doodle U Boat’) which I’ve written with American Idol’s Andy Street is on at Waterloo East Theatre from Jan 8th! The director is Jonathan Moore!
Here’s a trailer!
Here’s a blurb!
“DOODLE!’ An all-singing all-dancing new comedy musical. It is the year 1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Barnes Wallis the eventual inventor of the world famous Bouncing Bomb as featured in the film the Dam Busters (you know the black and white one where the bomb bounces into the dams?) is kidnapped by the Nazis to build them a Bouncing Submarine. No one believes the threat is serious (‘A Bouncing submarine? Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Absurd!’) and Barnes Wallis has so far only invented a Talking Robot called Trevor who is rubbish, so nobody, especially the King and Winston Churchill, believes Wallis’s kidnapping should be taken seriously. Consequently a Z team of not very good misfits including a Sherlock Holmes impersonator, is recruited to go on a secret mission to discover whether the threat is real or just a ridiculous joke. Once they’re on their way it’s discovered that the threat is so serious, it has the potential to lose Britain the war. (CUE HUGE DOOM LADEN CHORD) 21 songs including a really impressive one where the cast sound like a Spitfire plane. David Niven and Charles Bronson are in it. Written by American Idol’s Andy Street and actor Jonathan Kydd. Whose father was actor Sam Kydd. Sam’s in it too.”
I have joined the lovely Polly Andrews at Polly’s Agency as my Theatrical Agent. Another Tongue is still my Voice Agent.
I’m shooting a ‘how to do voice overs’ vid next week! It’s a spoof!
Here’s a Nat Geo Investigates promo on the right
(My award winning Ahaarrrr short about a hellish Voice Over session is at the bottom of this homepage. Scroll down!)
Newish Stuff: recorded ‘Hal’ with comedian Hal Cruttenden for BBC Radio4 playing about 10 characters.
New series of Noddy Toyland Detective ongoing. I play Big Ears, Fuse, Scurvy, Cockney Knight, Ninjas, Scots Builder, Driver Dylan and more. On Milkshake!
I’m the voice on C4’s ‘One Born Every Minute’. Recorded it in Cardiff.
My latest acting reel is at the bottom of this column. My animation reel is on the right. Games reels up are here on the right!
My comedy band The Rudy Vees’ promo vid is up on the right fourth down. We’re recording vocals for the album! Out soon!
Five down is a Channel 4 High Speed Formula1 Radio Promo which is just showing off really.
And there’s an Assassin’s Creed Syndicate ‘Pain’ reel at the bottom on the right
Film screen play half written! Hope to shoot it next year with Joe Greco! Very Indie!
Here’s a vid of me doing some recent voice overs in the studio in a compilation on the right!
I’m broadcasting with the Chelsea Fancast podcast with the legendary Stamford Chidge @chelseafancast @stamfordchidge! The show won the Football Blog Awards Best Podcast the season before last! I’m on practically every Monday!
Gazprom CFC vid I shot is up on the Chelsea page.
Voice over wise!…….I’m doing the BT Sports promos for Talksport…..and Virgin Radio and Talkradio Did a doco series called Airport Alert – and some singing for McCasso! And another doc for Discovery. Plus masses of Fox promos! And more BBC Panorama and BBC World News! And Animal Planet. And Voice of God again for Times Best Small Businesses! And Film 4! And Film Fear! And Quest! And C5! And ‘Hitler’s Games’ and ‘JFK’ docos for GreenRock! And ‘Mister Men’ for Heathrow. And Mitsubishi online! And Radox! And Al-Jazeerah! And Scy-Fy Midnight Texas! And `Bitten! And ‘Genius’ for Nat Geo. And Saturday Night Shocks’ for Film 4. And ‘Africa’s Deadliest’ documentaries for Nat Geo Wild. And a MacDonalds playing a monster. And Amazon! And Capital One!
Have played the Canal Cafe Theatre in Little Venice, Rabbit Hole in Hampstead. And the Phoenix Artist Club. & Boogaloo in Highgate went down a storm! Gig at Rock n Roll Kabaret at Proud Camden was great! Gig at Water Rats fab also. Canal Cafe 3 gigs great fun and well attended. The Miller with Prettypeople excellent! I got hugged by a fan! Chickenshed gig in Cockfosters was with an all star stand up cast and was excellent! Rudy Vees Channel on You Tube! Vampire vid being shot this month!
There’s a new ‘accents of the world‘ vid on Voiceovers within! And a vid of me voicing in the studio.
I’ve written a book about acting! Tentatively titled “Faark: An actor’s Diary Part One August to April”. Finished it! Now working out where to send it! Will record it on You Tube. Am doing an audiobook of it!
I spoke about my dad Sam Kydd in Rickmansworth for Renown Films and Talking Pictures TV in front of 600 people. Went really well. I’ve found an unpublished autobiography in my mum’s loft. There’s to be a blue plaque for him on my mum’s house. He made 240 films, the most ever made by a British actor. Have a look at his page on this site.
Here’s the acting reel.