Graham Pountney 


About Graham

Graham has been a freelance professional actor in all media for twenty-five years.

He is a company director and founder member of the Original Shakespeare Company (OSC) with Artistic Director Patrick Tucker and Co-Director Christine Ozanne; and was a founder member and shareholder of The British Actors Theatre Company (BATCO) alongside Kate O'Mara, Julia Goodman and Peter Woodward.

Graham trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, leaving in 1976 with their annual merit award and has performed in television, film, soaps, and commercials, as well as in commercial theatre tours, the West End, and regional Theatre.

His experience embraces lead roles, corporate business presentations, video production, voice-overs, radio, theatre management and administration, and sales and marketing disciplines.

Graham is a leading character actor, with a light-comedy touch at home in the classics, period and modern dramas, soaps and comedies. His playing range is in the mid-to-late-40s with authority, charm and a possible dark side. Graham's recent casting types have been professionals, such as Doctors, Estate Agents, Lawyers, Businessmen and Armed Forces Officers, Classical leads and the Sympathetic Man next door!

Graham is also a Management Development training consultant in Presentation Skills (Advanced & Foundation levels) in both live and mechanical performance arenas, including the fast growing area of videoconferencing.

He is one of the founding partners of How To Pass The Screen Test, a visual communications skills consultancy that designs, produces, and delivers training programmes - both on film and video, and in live environments. 

Graham's an associate trainer with several training organisations and is an accomplished role-player/actor in business training scenarios. He is a versatile and expressive performer, supplying individualistic and dependable talent in all media.