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   Tony Wadham   -   Actor / Director / Filmaker

TONY WADHAM, is an actor, director and film-maker with a broad ranging career, spanning theatre, film, dance and art.

 

Since 2015 he has toured internationally with FOOTSBARN TRAVELLING THEATRE, receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of 

R P MACMURPHY in FOOTSBARN'S adaptation of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO"S NEST.

TIME OUT - PARIS

'Tony Wadham's, MacMurphy rolls in like a massive, cockney wrecking ball, inspiring his fellow patients with anti-authoritarian audacity in the face of Miss Ratched's tyranny. Wadham's performance is electrifying, bringing an infectious energy to the role'

LES TROIS COUPS - Le Journal Du Spectacle Vivant

'Finally we are seduced by the games of Tony Wadham who plays MacMurphy, who's joy of living opposes the rigour of the institution. We feel as if we have known him forever. He makes his character eminently human and credible and above all, makes us understand the ambiguity, that by wanting to give back freedom to his companions, he hurts them deeply'

CULTURE BOX. FR

The piece is a drum-beating dance, triggering laughs, embarrassment and exultation and where Macmurphy (the brilliant Tony Wadham) leads the sick to disobedience and rebellion only to discover too late, that a psychiatric hospital is a penitentiary where every outspoken word creates madness and alienates a little more.

As a film-maker he has developed long term collaborations with avante garde dance theatre group, DOG KENNEL HILL PROJECT and surrealist artist and film-maker JON RATIGAN and is an experienced workshop leader, specialising in film and performance for camera.

 

He was a member of critically acclaimed Cardiff-based theatre company MAPPA MUNDI.

And appears as PETE PRESTON, front man for the band THE EXECUTIONER'S BONG, in CHANNEL 4's cult comedy PEEPSHOW.

 

His feature film work includes, PURITAN and THE LATE TWENTIETH, for HADI HAJAIG, and ASYLUM and PLATO'S BREAKING POINT, for NIGEL BARKER. His numerous appearances in short films (a format he loves) includes, playing THE FATHER in ASITHA AMERESEKERE'S,  BAFTA NOMINATED short 14  and CARL in RODERICK FENSKE'S CAREFUL CARL.

 

He is founder member LA TRAVERSÉE, an artist collective based in Northern France that operated from LE RELAIS CAFE, in NOYELLES SUR MER. The collective hosted a series of events and happenings, inviting an eclectic mix of artists from the worlds of music, dance, theatre, film and art to relax, share their vision and develop ideas. The group's collaborations were often premiered at the cafe's monthly Soirées.