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Curriculum Vitae

Michael Adams


188cm / 6ft 2in
19 December 1959 (61 this year)
Eye Colour
Hair Colour
Natural Accent
Other Accents
Yorkshire, Northern Irish, French, London, Std US



1985 First Among Equals Rev. Grey Granada TV, UK


1986 Back of Beyond Sir Alfred/P.C. Talbot CCFP Films, Dir. David Calladine, UK


2017 The Sorcerer's Appendix King/Young King/Old Man No Theatre Productions, Dir. David Allen, Christchurch, NZ
2017 Forget me Knot Robert Zeinfeld Brick Road Productions, Dir. Barry Goode, Christchurch, NZ
2017 Unforgotten Prof. Olsen No Theatre Productions, Dir. Georgina Marie, Christchurch, NZ
2016 King Lear Lear Canterbury Repertory, Dir. Julian Anderson, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Weird Tales of Midwinter Dr. Coppelius No Theatre Collective, Dir. Yvette Bensemann, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Lover Boy Johnny Bordeaux Brick Road Productions, Dir. Doug Clarke, Christchurch, NZ
2015 Casting the Runes Mr Karswell No Theatre Collective, Dir. Nataliya Oryschuck, Christchurch, NZ
2015 Richard III Clarence and Buckingham Canterbury Repertory, Dir. Julian Anderson, Christchurch, NZ
2014 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy Canterbury Repertory, Dir. Annette Searle, Christchurch, NZ
2014 Whistle and I'll Come to You Mr Barnes No Theatre Collective, Dir. Kim Georgine, Christchurch, NZ
2014 Second Thoughts Henry Brick Road Productions, Dir. Heather Giles, Christchurch, NZ
2014 The Tempest Prospero Top Dog Theatre, Dir. Nikki Bleyendaal, Christchurch, NZ
2013 The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Ray Say Canterbury Repertory Company, Dir. Tom Vavasour, Christchurch
2013 Someone Who'll Watch Over Me Edward Elmwood Players, Dir. Marilyn Ollett, Christchurch
2013 Wind in the Willows Badger and Otter Christchurch City Council Summer Theatre, Dir. Hallam and Clarke, Christchurch
2012 Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell Jeffrey Bernard Elmwood Players, Dir. Heather Giles, Christchurch
2012 Julius Caesar Brutus Canterbury Repertory Company, Dir. Julian Anderson, Christchurch
2011 Hamlet The Player Canterbury Repertory Company, Dir. Robert Gilbert, Christchurch
2011 Popcorn Karl Brezner Top Dog Theatre, Dir. Derek Doddington, Christchurch
2011 A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom Top Dog Theatre, Dir. Jay Versteeg, Christchurch
2010 Isolation Alfred Loopen Theatre, Dir. Lisa Norriss, Touring South Island NZ

Short Film

2013 Is Love Enough? Soap Father The Eh Team, Dir. Julian Vares, Christchurch, NZ
2009 Made Up (Best Actor Christchurch Region) Alex Puddle (Lead) Otherside V48 Hours, Dir. Kim Georgine, Christchurch
2008 Le Trap Jacques (Lead) Global Heat Productions, Dir. Thomas Kaestner
2007 The Mutant Strand Prof. Dover (Lead) Upshots Productions, Dir. Debbie Klausen, Christchurch
2007 Ivory The Mime NZBS, Dir. Nathan McKinnon
2006 Unhinged Hypnotherapist NZBS, Dir. Luke Harris


2013 Hep C Awareness Man in White Top Platform Media, Christchurch
1995 Telecom-Talking Pages Voice Over Imagic, Christchurch
1995 Initial Homes Voice Over Imagic, Christchurch


2013 Census-Collector's Training DVD Presenter Orly Productions, Christchurch


2015 - 2016 Various Commercial Voice-Overs Star Media and CTV, Dir. Mark McNeill, Christchurch, NZ
2014 Total Realty - 1% Campaign Ray Platform Media, Dir. Campbell Platt, Christchurch, NZ


2016 - 2017 Regular Radio Ads Various NZME, Christchurch, NZ

Music Video

2014 Aldous Harding - Hunter Father Film 7 Video Ltd, Dir. Julian Vares, Christchurch, NZ
2012 T45-Fred Gavin Blood-Spattered Man The Ladies Men, Dir. Matt Cooke, Christchurch


2016 The Turn of the Screw No Theatre Productions, Dir. Michael Adams, Christchurch and Oamaru, NZ


2015 One Hell of a Poltergeist Experience The Psychic Little Sister Films, Dir. Logan McMillan, Christchurch, NZ
1983-1984 Dual Personalities Comedy/Mime Double-Act Touring UK

Training & Education

2017 Comedy Masterclass Danny Mulheron
2017 Acting Masterclass Jennifer Ward-Lealand
2017 Rehearsal Room Workshop Gillian Ashurst/Tema Pua
2016 Voice for Film Cameron Rhodes
2016 Audition Technique Stu Turner, Catch Casting
2015 The Art of Acting Jennifer Ward-Lealand
2015 Screen Acting Masterclass Miranda Harcourt
2014 Rehearsal Room Workshop Gillian Ashurst/David McPhail
2014 Voice in Performance Jane Oakshott MBE
2014 Casting Workshop Matt and Mike Dwyer - Barefoot Casting
1988 Basic Stage Combat Kaikohe, Tony Wolf
1984 Post Grad. Acting Mountview Theatre School, London
1982 B.A. (HONS) Drama Loughborough University, Loughborough
1979 Radio Acting BBC Radio, Roger Pine, Leicester
1978 TV Acting London Weekend TV, David Coulter, Leicester


Mime, Swimmer, Experience in Rigging, Maintaining/Operating Theatre Lighting and Sound, Operating Sound Studio, Former Volunteer St. John Ambulance Driver.