Bryan Oliver is an actor, writer and director and trained in both Meisner and Stanislavski.

As an actor he started out in children's' Theatre and then played leading roles in Repertory Theatres, Touring Companies, and at the Tron and Edinburgh Festivals.

As actor/ writer, he worked for many Fringe and Alternative Theatre Companies including John McGrath's 7.84 Theatre Company where he acted and co- devised School For Emigrants. ( UK tour and Theatre Passe Muraille, Canada) He was also an actor in Denmark for both the Mermaid Theatre and London Toast Theatre.

He formed his own company (Intercity Theatre Company) and wrote and directed Knife Edge (published by Playwrights Press) and wrote and acted in Dream Slayer. Both plays toured the UK. Being fairly tall, he was often asked to play police and fireman roles on TV including Wendy Craig's Nanny, Eric Sykes's If You Go Down To The Woods Today, and Bergerac, He later played Rufus, a wife beating Romany, in the award winning film A Place To Stay, and was awarded best actor (the Festival du Cinéma de Paris) in 2007 for the part of Alex in Canoe.

 

As a writer he has had several plays produced by BBC Radio 4 and Radio Telefis Eirean. He has written, directed and produced many plays on the London Fringe and had productions at The Arts Theatre, The White Bear, Old Red Lion, Finborough Arms, The Gate, Battersea Arts, Croydon Warehouse, The Tabard, etc. His play Sector Three (published by Playwrights Press) was produced here and at several USA Universities. He also wrote and directed a travel film for Caledonian Airways and was writer in residence for Lambeth Children's Theatre Company. He wrote Breaking Through for Mind Citizens, the Mental Health Service Survivors group and the play was performed at Stratford Circus. Night Breath written with the support of Amnesty International was produced at The White Bear and at the Summer Works Theatre Festival in Canada. Recently two of his short film scripts on self harm were produced by Utopia Arts.

 

He also teaches English to overseas students (using improvisational drama ) and is a very experienced Role-play actor. He is a founder member of Action Point Theatre Company, writes and directs for The Poetry Show, and is now writing TV and film scripts.