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Adrian Harris


Adrian is a British actor, writer and director who graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London. He has appeared in roles on TV productions such as the comedy Episodes for Hat Trick/BBC, Coronation Street for ITV, Waking The Dead (Series 5) and Five Daughters for BBC1, the sitcom Clone for BBC3, and Teachers for Channel 4, and played Norman Burnton the rather nerdy paramedic in BBC1’s Casualty for 25 episodes. Theatre roles include Cliff in Engineers’ Blue at Brass Works Theatre, Ryan in Drunks and Warriors at the Ustinov Theatre, Bath, Malvolio in RoughHouse’s Twelfth Night, Dr Rank in A Doll's House for SWAN and Laertes/Guildernstern/1st Player in Hamlet for Festival Players Theatre Co - national tour.

As a writer Adrian is a member of Southwest Scriptwriters and The Writers’ Forum based at The Bristol Old Vic. His first theatre play Shoes was staged as part of Start Nights at Hampstead Theatre in 2005. In 2007 the double-bill of Call Me and Post Box were premiered at the Alma Theatre, Bristol, followed by Tommy’s Wait at Plays for the Pro Cathedral in Bristol. In that same year Adrian’s feature-length screenplay was runner up in the South West Screen Screenwriter Competition. In 2011 Adrian was commissioned by the Writers’ Forum at the Ustinov Theatre to write The Fairer Race for Game:play with Bath Spa University, which was performed as February’s Script Factory. This was followed by Exit Only, which was Adrian’s play written for the 24 Hour Plays at the Theatre Royal Bath – Ustinov Studio. In 2012 Adrian received a grant from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation to write Engineers’ Blue commissioned and produced by Brass Works Theatre. 2013 saw Adrian’s play Deep Pit longlisted in the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and subsequently the Readers’ Top 40. Deep Pit was produced by Brass Works Theatre with a grant from Arts Council England in 2014. In 2016 Adrian cowrote a new adaptation of The Canterville Ghost for Brass Works Theatre. Most recently Adrian has been commissioned by South Glos Council under an HLF grant to write the script for a 10 character play to be Tweeted over 3 weeks to commemorate the terrible loss of life at the Battle of the Somme.

As a director Adrian has directed The Mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles, Flat Packed, Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle and The Canterville Ghost at Brass Works Theatre, The Fairer Race for Game:play Ustinov Theatre/Bath Spa, Scripts @ Starbucks, Saturday Shorts at the Bristol Folk House and the radio series The Adventures of Heronimous Verdi. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Brass Works Theatre.

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