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William plays Kerchak in the 2016 release of The Legend of Tarzan (Warner Bros.).

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Steve Nealon
Room 309 , 3rd Floor, International House, 1-6 Yarmouth Place, Mayfair, London W1J 7BU

Phone 0207 125 0468

Mobile 07949 601935

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Physical details

Gender: Male

Eye colour: Blue

Hair colour: Brown

Hair length: Medium

Playing age: 38 - 48 years

Actual age: 42

Height: 6ft 3ins

Weight: 104kg

Build: Medium

Location: London, Home Counties

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White

Voice quality: Warm

Voice character: Friendly


As an actor Will has worked on all scales of theatre, from the West End and the National Theatre to small-scale rural touring and work with Cherub Company London. In film he specialises in creature work, working with Jim Henson's Creature Shop as various Vogons in the 2005 film release of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. More recently he has played the silverback Mangani ape, Kerchak, in Warner Bros' July 2016 release of The Legend of Tarzan.

He worked as Assistant Director of Outreach and Touring at The Watermill Theatre between 2004 and 2007 and was Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Margate from 2007 to 2012. He has also directed for, among others, The Watermill Theatre, Croydon Warehouse Theatre and CreACTive, Milan and has mentored numerous emerging theatre companies. As a director he has focussed on new writing and Shakespeare, and is strongly influenced by his background in Commedia dell'Arte.

He is Education Consultant for Edward Hall's Propeller Theatre Company and was invited by the British Council to deliver a Shakespeare lecture tour in China in 2005.
He has a very strong interest in vocational actor training and has taught Physical Acting, Mask, Impro, Laban and Commedia as a Visiting Specialist Tutor at Guildford School of Acting. He has led practical workshops and masterclasses across the UK, including at Shakespeare's Globe and Arts Ed London. He is a Visiting Associate Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent. In his 'spare' time he is a busy Arts Consultant.

Will gained his BA in French & Philosophy at the University of Leeds before training as an actor at Arts Ed London under Adrian James and Cathérine Clouzot, and co-founded Daddy Theatre with Gabrielle Moleta in 1999.


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2016 Kerchak, The Legend of Tarzan , Warner Bros , David Yates
2013 Mark, IVF , Great Gate Productions , John Babb
2013 Charlie (lead), Ticket Man , Ticket Man Productions , Thomas Ingram
2005 Vogon Soldiers, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy , Disney , Garth Jennings
1999 Julius, Giotto's Gold , Location , Carlos Bayala
2011 The Hon. Maurice Banting, Smoke and Mirrors , Theatre Royal Margate , Polly Wiseman
2011 Various, Starter for Ten , Theatre Royal Margate , Polly Wiseman
2011 Bully, Straw Men , Theatre Royal Margate , David Cumming
2011 Alien, Alien , Theatre Royal Margate , David Cumming
2006 Agustin, The Impossible Club , Watermill Theatre , Ade Morris
2006 Stepdad, The Roof Project , Watermill Theatre , Ade Morris
2004 Aviator, The Little Prince , Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds , Colin Blumenau
2002 Billy/Block/Chaplain, Kafka's The Trial , Cherub Company, London , Andrew Visnevski
2001 Tom Sedgemoor (New Forest Smuggler), Silks, Spices and Spirits , Forest Forge Theatre Company , Kevin Shaw
2001 Tom Baggins (Troll), The Hobbit , West End , Roy Marsden
2001 Dad, The Witch's Spring , Creactive , Elisabetta Riva
2000 Brundibar, Brundibar , Cherub Company, London , Andrew Visnevski
2000 Ensemble, The Hobbit , No 1 Tour , Roy Marsden
2000 Billy/Block/Chaplain, Kafka's The Trial , Cherub Company, London , Andrew Visnevski
1999 Mortimer, Life of Edward II of England , Riverside Studios , Andrew Visnevski
1998 Maurice Maeterlinck, One Man Show , Arts Educational Schools , Adrian James
1998 Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night , Arts Educational Schools , Janet Amsden
1998 Arnold, Tingeltangel , BAC , Adrian James
1998 Small part Player, Fred and Madge , Royal National Theatre , Dana Fainaru
1998 Mortimer, Life of Edward II of England , BAC , Andrew Visnevski
1998 Pedrolino, Commedia dell'Arte , TIE Tour , Stephen Hutton
2014 Beardy Lover , Come Together/ Aids Alliance , Toast TV , Gregg Masuak
2002 Roadie Heavy Metaller, Carling Advertisement , Partizan Productions , James Pilkington
2003 Edgar Linton, Wuthering Heights - The Big Read , BBC
Voice Over
2000 Various, Commercial Pilots , Mother , Carlos Bayala
1999 Various, Pilot Commercials , Mother , Carlos Bayala
Stage Tour
1999 Bardolph/French King, Henry V , Oddsocks Productions , Andy Barrow


Accents & Dialects

Scottish-Standard, Afrikaans, Belfast, Rp*, Mexican, Australian-Standard, Dorset, French, Yorkshire, Northern, Heightened RP, Standard USA, Welsh-Standard, Irish, Latin American


French, English*


Banjolele, Piano, Saxophone-Soprano*, Saxophone-Alto*, Clarinet, Saxophone*, Tin Whistle, Actor Musician*, Saxophone-Tenor*, Bodhran


Contemporary, Period Dancing, Modern





Performance skills

Comedy*, Mask*, Physical Theatre*, Voice Over*, Actor-Musician*, Motion Capture*, Commedia dell'Arte*, Skin Work*

Vehicle Licenses

Car Driving Licence

Other skills

Singer, Computer Literate, Workshop Leader, Musician, Commedia dell'Arte, Puppetry, Motion Capture, Skin Work, Stilt Walking, Driving, Video


Acting Company 1 Year PG Course, Arts Educational