Little Big Door

Ellis Holmden


Read Information:
  • Age:   24 years old
  • Playing Age:   20-27
  • Location:   United Kingdom
  • Gender:   Male
  • Ethnicity:   Mixed
  • Nationality:   British
  • Height:   6'3''
  • Weight:   95 kg
  • Chest Size:   40"
  • Bust Size:  
  • Waist Size:   40"
  • Hips:   41"
  • Leg Inseam:   34"
  • Collar:   16"
  • Shoe Size:   12
  • Dress:  
  • Natural Eye Colour:   Brown
  • Natural Hair Colour:   Brown/Black
  • Hair Length:   Short/Medium
  • Facial Hair:   Full Goatee
  • Native Accent:   English (common)
  • Performance Accent:   Cockney, Scouse, Yorkshire, Nigerian, Ghanaian, Australian, Standard American, Russian
  • Language Spoken:   English
  • ID & Licenses:   DBS check
  • Available for:   Travel abroad for work, Work with Animals, Commercials promoting alcohol or gambling
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Acting, Advertising & Promotional, All form of Modelling, Editorial, Film & TV Extra, Music Videos, Presenting, Print Work, Reality TV, TV commercials & corporate, Voice Over, Walk on Roles,

Theatre

– 2020 – Third Year at Bath Spa University – this was a very different end to my degree than the one I was expecting, being back home due to the lockdown, but the task was simply to create something and film it and submit it, so I decided to write my own spoken word poem about alcohol, toxic masculinity and male suicide, three topics of discussion that I personally don’t believe get nearly enough attention. The entire video and poem itself lasted 16 minutes, of course without an audience, but as my final performance and module of university, it showed me that I have a gift of a poetic ability, which has inspired me to venture further with spoken word in the near future.

– 2020 – Third Year at Bath Spa University – as part of my Acting in a Directed Play module in my third year of study, I had the absolute pleasure of working with David Glass, who was one of the geniuses behind the 1980 film, ‘The Shining’. With David Glass as the director, we performed an immersive theatre version of the hit horror film to an audience of roughly 30-40 people, as they were in the same space as us. Immersive theatre is where the audience are in and around the stage that the performers use, so they are completed involved in the action, which with a very creepy horror, was perfect for evoking an extremely visceral and terrifying response from the audience. I performed the role of Mr Halloran, which was an amazing experience as he is the only nice character from that hotel, and his personality very much resonated with my own. We were supposed to have 14 of these performances across 7 nights, however, we got to about 8 performances and then COVID-19 hit. A very sudden end to easily one of the best experiences of my life, I learnt so much under David Glass, who had some very extreme exercises to get us into the twisted and repulsing world of ‘The Shining’.

– 2020 – Third Year at Bath Spa University – as part of my Sitcom module, I was in a group of 4 performers and we devised a comedy sitcom piece which we then filmed with the help of students from the Film and TV Production course at Bath Spa University. We called the Sitcom, ‘Platemate’, and it was about these colleagues in an office trying to come up with a new dieting app for people to use. The 4 characters were very odd but together they all had their own strengths which helped to create the app in the end. My character was Andrew, a nerdy, antisocial IT guy with an awfully nasally type of voice! This module helped me learn how to work on set, and bounce off the response of a live audience in the studio too.

– 2019 – Third Year at Bath Spa University – as part of my Wordplay module in my third year of study, I performed two short plays through the form of Wordplay. Wordplay is a unique performing technique in which the performers are restricted to sitting down in a chair for the entire performance and, with a script in hand, perform the scene/play using their voice and play on words to bring the piece to life. At all times, the performers must never have eye contact with each other or any physical contact with each other. They are all just sat next to each other on chairs and they must perform through the audience with facial and physical expressions of any kind being projected out to the open space where the audience are situated. It’s a fantastic way to improve how you perform with your voice and not your body, and I had an incredible experience in learning how to do this and perform in a whole new way.

– 2019 – At Bath Spa University, I was a gameshow host for a group of Film and TV Production students, it was a success and they all said how fantastic a presenter I was.

– 2019 – Second Year at Bath Spa University – as part of my Momedy module in my second year of study, me and my class of roughly 20 performers devised a showcase of somersaults and acrobatics mixed with comedic scenes, combining the two forms of art Movement and Comedy, hence the title Momedy.

– 2019 – Second Year at Bath Spa University – as part of my Shakespeare module in my second year of study, I was part of a cast of 11 performers who performed Romeo and Juliet. I performed the role of Romeo, as did 2 other performers because we were multi-roling.

– 2016 – AQA A2 Theatre Studies performance about Homelessness – as part of my A-level Theatre Studies course at Sixth Form, myself and my 4 other classmates devised a piece all about Homelessness, how it affects the homeless themselves, how it affects everyone around them, how it can start so easily, etc. I even performed a short rap written by myself describing the perspective of a homeless person.

– 2016 – ITV1, The Kyle Files, Series 2 Episode 1, a crime documentary series created by Jeremy Kyle – on January 5th 2016, the first episode of the second series of Jeremy Kyle’s ‘The Kyle Files’ aired, featuring myself as an actor simply walking into several different gun shops in and around London. My aim was to see whether I would be served purchasing a gun without being asked for ID, and as I was 17 at the time, it was illegal to buy or sell a gun, as the minimum age is 18. The final shop of the 3 days of filming didn’t ask for any identification, and I recorded it all on a camera disguised as a button on my black shirt, including the point of purchase where I inserted a fake debit card, provided by the ITV crew, into the card reader, the PIN didn’t work, and I simply said to the employee that I had brought the wrong card and I’ll have to return another day.

– 2014 – TheatreTrain performance in New York, USA. We performed in Ellen’s Stardust Diner, a famous diner renowned for their staff being very talented performers who put on shows every night while the audience dine and watch. We also performed at The Intrepid: Air, Sea and Space Museum.

– 2013 – TheatreTrain Show at the O2 Arena, London – 20@O2 (A celebration of the 20th anniversary of TheatreTrain, performing a medley of their greatest hits)

– 2013 – Shakespeare School Festival at Stantonbury School, Milton Keynes – my school, Denbigh School, was one of several schools across Milton Keynes that took part in each performing a Shakespeare play at the auditorium in Stantonbury School. My school performed ‘A Winter’s Tale’, and I performed the role of Polixenes.

– 2012 – TheatreTrain Show at Royal Albert Hall, London – Licence to Thrill (a show based on James Bond)

– 2012 – Cats at Denbigh School, Milton Keynes – performed the play, ‘Cats’ alongside other students, working with the performing arts team at Denbigh School, I performed the role of Mr. Mistoffolees.

– 2010 – TheatreTrain Show at Sadlers Wells Theatre, London – Rhythm and Blues

Skills:

– Mental Maths (can work out any sum in my head)
– Poetry
– Really good memory


About Me:

I am Milton Keynes based model. I’m outgoing, social, helpful, very patient, and very confident. There’s a lot of models/actors who may look like me, but none that’ll engage with you or the role like I will. With a 2:1 degree in Acting at University, my craft is very important to me, and training myself week in, week out to improve is something that helped me thrive during University and continue to do so in life. I’m not just a face on a screen, I’m the life of the party, whatever that party may be! Can’t play hard before working hard, so I know when to be professional! I’ve performed to thousands of people several times as a teenager, and my confidence has only grown since then. My career starts here.


Training:

– Theatre Trained for 5 and a half years
– GCSE in Drama – (B)
– Achieved a 2:1 (Upper Second) in my BA Hons degree in Acting (graduated 2020, actual graduation 2021, due to COVID-19)


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