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  Tony Wadham      Actor  -  Filmmaker

Tony Wadham is an English actor and film-maker whose eclectic career spans theatre, film, dance and art.

 

He began his career with The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and later trained at The Royal Welsh College, where on graduating he received the final year speech prize and also represented the college at the William Poel.

 

He was a core member of Cardiff based theatre group Mappa Mundi, playing many great roles, including Touchstone, Titus Andronicus and Andrew Aguecheek.

 

Moving to London he began to pick up TV and film roles. Appearing as PETE PRESTON, in CHANNEL 4's cult comedy PEEPSHOW and featuring in many episodes of THE BILL and the films, PURITAN - THE LATE TWENTIETH - ASYLUM - PLATO'S BREAKING POINT and LOST DOGS. His appearances in short films include - THE FATHER in ASITHA AMERESEKERE'S, Bafta nominated 14 and CARL in RODERICK FENSKE'S, CAREFUL CARL.

Interested in life on the other side of the camera he began to record the work of the artists around him. More recently this branch of his work has begun to grow and several of his films documenting the work of avante garde dance theatre group, DOG KENNEL HILL PROJECT were chosen to open the new Brighton CCA in a two month retrospective of the groups work and THE LILY THE ROSE, his film collaboration with CHARLOTTE DARBYSHIRE, KATE MARSH and WELLY O'BRIEN, won best film at the LIGHT MOVES festival LIMERICK. He has also directed and produced several of his own short films, mostly collaborating with his great friend, the artist Jon Ratigan.

He was a founder member of the artist collective LA TRAVERSÉE. Operating from LE RELAIS CAFE, in Northern France. Over a three year period the group invited artists, dancers, musicians and actors to relax, share and develop ideas. Premiering the results at the cafe's monthly Soirées. 

 

Tony is currently a member of FOOTSBARN TRAVELLING THEATRE, whom he joined in 2015.