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Stage Rolls

Ross' theatre performances have seen him play a multitude of different roles. From the Royal Shakespeare Company to the Rocky Horrow Show, Ross has enjoyed a dazzling stage career...

Even at the tender age of just 14, Ross knew that his future lay with the theatre. As a boy, he dreamt of one day treading the boards in the footsteps of the luminary actors that had inspired him at such a young age. Years later, he would realise that dream with his first engagement, acting alongside Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall. Within one week of finishing Drama School, Ross was offered a part in a block-busting theatre production by legendary theatre director Terry Hands.



Following his successful debut with the Chichester Festival Theatre, Ross was invited to lunch by Sir Derek Jacobi to discuss the direction of his future career. Echoing the advice of his fellow cast members including renowned actor Joss Ackland who he played alongside in The Visit, Sir Derek convinced Ross that the best route forward was for him to move to the world-famous The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Unbeknown to Ross, The Royal Shakespeare Company already had plans for him as leading theatre director Ian Judge had seen Ross perform at the Chichester Festival Company. Recognising his considerable acting potential, Judge offered Ross the opportunity to play opposite fellow RSC actors Joseph Fiennes, Ray Fearon, Victoria Hamilton and Stephen Billington. In his first appearance for the Royal Shakespreare Company, Ross played the character of 'Ajax' in Troilus and Cressida - making him a protagonist actor in the RSC at the age of just 21.



His success at the RSC continued when director Stephen Pimlot chose Ross to play 'Charles The Wrestler' in As You Like It opposite Joe Fiennes, John Woodvine, Nieve Cussack and Richard Mcabe. He would later go on to play in Three Hours After Marriage - a play that had not been seen on stage for over 300 years - after director Richard Cottrol had seen Ross perform alongside Joss Akland at Chichester. Ross has often commented that his best learning experiences came at the RSC and he continues to be proud of his time at the RSC.

People often ask Ross how a respected classical actor would end up in the ultra-camp stage musical, The Rocky Horror Show (soundtrack available on CD from Amazon). Ross' answer is always the same... "It was the funniest thing I had ever done - I had no intention to do more then 2 month in the show but I fell in love with it". During his two years with the production, he performed opposite Jason Donovan, Michael Cashman, Shane Fenton, Darren Day and Laurie Brett.

For a full chronological list of the theatre productions that Ross has appeared in, see table below. To cast Ross in your next production, contact Jessica Carney Associates

Stage Productions
Year
Character
Title
Company
Director
2008
Mother Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Owen Money Theatre Company
Owen Money
2008
Tom Medford
Erogenous Zones
Grassroots Productions
Phil Clark
2007
Dame Dorothy Trott
Jack and the Beanstalk
Owen Money Theatre Company
Owen Money
2006
Widow Twankey
Aladdin
Polka Dots Production
Darren Maddison
2005
Widow Twankey
Aladdin
Polka Dots Production
Darren Maddison
2000
Shaun
Naked Flame
National Tour
Peter Benedict
1999
Rocky
The Rocky Horror Show
25th Anniversary UK Tour
Chris Malcolm
1997
Hugh Sly Foot
Three Hours After Marriage
Royal Shakespeare Company
Richard Cotrell
1996
Charles The Wrestler
As You Like It
Royal Shakespeare Company
Stephen Pimlott
1996
Ajax
Troilus And Cressida
Royal Shakespeare Company
Ian Judge
1996
The Young Man
The Visit
Chichester Festival Theatre
Terry Hands


Selected video clips can be viewed by clicking on the production's title link.

To cast Ross in your next production, contact :
Jessica Carney Associates

Latest News

THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER
Ross has accepted a role in Kurt Sutter's new medieval drama 'The Bastard Executioner.' Ross will be playing the role of Locke who is a knight under the control of Leon Tell. It is a tale of a 14th century warrior who has paid down his sword only to be forced to fight again when he returns home. '

GAME OF THRONES
Ross has accepted to take over the character role of RATTLESHIRT - the lord of Bones in season 5 of the worldwide and extremely popular tv series...'The Game Of Thrones. You will find it difficult to recognise Ross as the character is famous for wearing a giant skull mask but you will soon see the violent and powerful stature of Ross come to light from under that famous mask. '

OUR FATHER
Ross has agreed to work on a high profile short film based on the movements of the World War II soldiers after they left the Battle of Pegasus bridge. This short film focuses on the heart ripping tales of each soldier as they struggle to come to terms with what they have just seen and witnessed.

HOLBY CITY
Ross has recently been seen on the hospital ward of Holby City. This popular BBC drama were delighted to have Ross and his muscular performance in their show. Ross played the character of Barry McKenzie who was rushed in after suffering heart issues at the Gym.The results were hysterical and sad all at the same time. The episode will be aired in 2014.

DA VINCI'S DEMONS SEASON TWO
Ross has been asked to appear again in the big-budget Starz/BBC Worldwide television drama written by David S. Goyer of Batman Begins and Blade II fame. The production is a historical fantasy following the 'untold' story of the world's greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Ross is to play his series regular character called Comander Quattrone.

DA VINCI'S DEMONS
Ross has just secured a role in this big-budget Starz/BBC Worldwide television drama written by David S. Goyer of Batman Begins and Blade II fame. The production is a historical fantasy following the 'untold' story of the world's greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Filming is due to start later this year in Swansea.




As You Like It, RSC - 1996

Troilus and Cressida, RSC - 1996

Troilus and Cressida, RSC - 1996

Three Hours After Marriage, RSC - 1997

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