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DAVID REED
Representing Agent: Debi Allen
Height: 5'11
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Blue-Green
Roles: Actor, Comedian, Writer
BIOGRAPHY:
David is a writer, actor and comedian who first garnered public acclaim as one third of multi-award winning comedy troupe THE PENNY DREADFULS. Along with writing partner Humphrey Ker, David wrote and performed in a series of sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as two series of The Brothers Faversham and three historic comedy plays for BBC Radio 4.

In 2011 David wrote and performed his debut solo show Shamblehouse, a one man sketch comedy for the Edinburgh Fringe, to great critical acclaim. As well as regularly appearance on sitcoms, sketch shows and panel shows, David is a talented improviser, both on television for BBC One's Fast and Loose, with musical theatre show The Showstoppers and in his own monthly live sketch show Panthercannon, and is an experienced drummer, having played for comedians musical night Karaoke Circus, renowned poet John Hegley and Britpop legend Jarvis Cocker.

David is currently writing his first commissioned stage play and a forth historic comedy for Radio 4.

Praise for Shamblehouse:

There is no questioning it: David Reed is cool. He owns the room before the show even starts
- Fringe Review *****


"Reed is a master of the thrown-in detail that snags your sympathy for a character... There's no shortage of heart and soul in Reed's work, however - and it's this that makes it soar”
– The Independent ****

Praise for The Penny Dreadfuls:
Over thirty 5-star reviews in recent years.

Winner - Best Comedy Brighton Fringe 2008
Winner - Oscar Wilde Medal for Comedy 2009
Winner - Dark Chat Award for Best Comedy 2010
"The Penny Dreadfuls... are a special joy." - The Independent
"Think A Bit of Fry and Laurie with a dash of Ripping Yarns and a twist of Big Train...Grab the chance to catch the Dreadfuls live" - The Guardian

"Colossal fun...the physical comedy complements the verbal sparring to put this show at the top of its class" - Chortle ****

"One of the finest sketch comedy groups this country has ever produced." - Fringe Review 2010 *****
TELEVISION
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
DAMNED PC Morgan Natalie Bailey What Larks! Productions

OODLEOOOS Various Nigel Harris/Vito Bruno CBBC

BADULTS David Gordon Anderson Comedy Unit BBC 3

FATHER FIGURE Brendan NICK WOOD BBC1

THE SUPPORT GROUP Simon Tom Vinnicombe Bwark

IT'S KEVIN Ben/Various Al Campbell BBC2

DOCTORS Seb Macdonnell Paul Gibson BBC1

THE WORK EXPERIENCE David Tom Forbes E4/2LE Media

GARY: TANK COMMANDER Rupert Fanshaw Iain Davidson BBC1/Comedy Unit

LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC (THE VAN) The Inspector Craig Young BBC3/Avalon

DICK AND DOM'S FUNNY BUSINESS The Penny Dreadfuls Dez McCarthy CBBC

FAST & LOOSE Core Member of Improvisation Group Geraldine Dowd BBC2/Angst Productions

ED AND OUCHO Dodgy Builder Jennifer King CBBC

GARY: TANK COMMANDER Rupert Fanshaw Iain Davidson BBC1/Comedy Unit

FRANKIE HOWERD: RATHER YOU THAN ME Peter Cook John Alexander BBC4

ROSS LEE'S GHOULIES Nick Gross Paul Young Nickelodeon/Running Bare

THE SUPERSIZERS GO... VICTORIAN Self Hugo MacGregor BBC2

THE WRONG DOOR Various Ben Wheatley BBC3

COMEDY LAB - AIN'T IT FUNNY BEING COLOURED? Various Chris Faith Ch 4/Zeppotron

COMEDY: SHUFFLE Bartholomew Lightforge David Sant BBC3

STAGE
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
SHAMBLEHOUSE One man comedy sketch show Dan Herd Pleasance Courtyard - Edinburgh Fringe 2011

SOMEWHEN ELSE Mike Dan Herd The Hub @ The Soho Theatre

THE INSTI2UTE James David Puckridge Pleasance

GUTTED - A REVENGER'S MUSICAL Redd/Dance Chris George Assembly

THE PENNY DREADFULS Various David Sant The Penny Dreadfuls

THE NEVER MAN Various Idil Sukan The Penny Dreadfuls

TOTALLY LOOPED Improviser Vince Waldron W Productions

8 & 9 LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR GODLESS PEOPLE Drummer Robin Ince

THE INSTITUTE The Director Brendon Dodds Pleasance

AENEAS FAVERSHAM RETURNS Various Idil Sukan The Penny Dreadfuls - National Tour

AENEAS FAVERSHAM Various Idil Sukan The Penny Dreadfuls - National Tour

CHILDREN IN NEED AT THE SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE Various Julia McKenzie BBC

SHAMWAGON Improviser Idil Sukan The Penny Dreadfuls - The Edinburgh Festival

NOISES OFF Garry Alex Robertson EUTC

THE IMPROVERTS - EDINBURGH FESTIVAL Improviser David Reed Edinburgh University Theatre Company

JOHN HEGLEY'S UNCUT CONFETTI Drummer John Hegley Edinburgh Pleasance Theatre

SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME Adam Tom Latter EUTC

THE MYSTERY PLAYS Herod Charlotte Jarvis EUTC

VICTORY Charles II Andrew Field EUTC

RADIO
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
POORLAND A. R. Shoals Sean Grundy Radio 4

KEVIN ELDON WILL SEE YOU NOW Various David Tyler BBC Radio 4

CHAT SHOW ROULETTE Guest Roz Pound BBC Radio 4

TOM WRIGGLESWORTH'S HANG UPS Henry Katie Tyrell BBC Radio 4

UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES Jack Producer: Ed Morrish BBC Radio 4

DILEMMA Writer & panellist Ed Morrish BBC Radio 4

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENTS; HEREWARD THE WAKE Various Julia McKenzie (Producer) BBC Radio 4

THE KEVIN ELDON SHOW Various David Tyler BBC Radio 4/Pozzitive

FILM FANDANGO (PODCAST) Presenter Brian Murphy Absolute Radio

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENT: REVOLUTION Various Julia McKenzie BBC Radio 4

A SERIES OF PSYCHOTIC EPISODES Various Victoria Lloyd BBC Radio 4

ANTIQUITY Chicken Seller Victoria Lloyd BBC Radio 4

HAMILTON'S ODE-SSEY Landlord/Angry Man Ed Morrish BBC Radio 2

JOAN OF ARC Various Patrick Barlow BBC Radio 4

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENTS; GUY FAWKES John Wright Julia McKenzie BBC Radio 4

BIG NIGHT IN Various Julia McKenzie BBC

COMING UP NEXT Improviser Kelly McGolpin Angel Eye

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENTS; MORE BROTHERS FAVERSHAM Various Julia McKenzie BBC Radio 4 Extra

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENTS; THE BROTHERS FAVERSHAM Various Julia McKenzie BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 AT THE FRINGE Various Paul Russell BBC Radio 4

SERIOUS ABOUT COMEDY Panelist Robin Ince BBC Radio 4 Extra

FILM
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
RUN TOWARD THEM (SHORT FILM) The Man Kate Herron 48hr Sci-Fi Short Film Competition (2012)

KILL LIST: THE MUSICAL (SHORT FILM) Singer Kate Herron Film4 Scene Stealers Runner-up

LING LING Young Physician Martin Cavannagh Met Film

RECOVERY TIME (SHORT FILM) Lieutenant Thomas Martin Cavannagh 2008 48hr Sci-Fi Short Film Competition

BLOODSPELL Monk Hugh Hancock Strange Company

BEDBUG (SHORT FILM) Mugger David Reed

WRITING
PROJECT COMPANY NOTES
PENNY DREADFULS MACBETH BBC Radio 4 Main writer

GUY FAWKES York Theatre Royal In Development - Licensed to York Theatre Royal

DILEMMA (SERIES 2-3) BBC Radio 4

OFF THEIR ROCKERS (SERIES 2) ITV/ CPL Additional Material

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENTS; HEREWARD THE WAKE BBC Radio 4

IT'S KEVIN BBC 2 Additional material writer for sketches

DO THE RIGHT THING Fuzz Productions Won a Sony Award

THE PENNY DREADFULS LIVE The Penny Dreadfuls Edinburgh Fringe 2010

THE NEVER MAN Edinburgh Fringe 2009

AENEAS FAVERSHAM FOREVER Edinburgh Fringe 2008

AENEAS FAVERSHAM RETURNS Edinburgh Fringe 2007

AENEAS FAVERSHAM Edinburgh Fringe 2006

DAVID REED SHAMBLEHOUSE Ed Fringe

KERRY AND LU BBC

THE KNOW BBC Radio 4

THE HUSH BBC Radio 4

HAWKSMOORE BBC

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENTS; THE BROTHERS FAVERSHAM BBC Radio 4

LOOK AWAY NOW BBC Radio 4

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENT; GUY FAWKES BBC Radio 4

THE PENNY DREADFULS PRESENTS; REVOLUTION BBC Radio 4

THE KNOW (TASTER TAPE) BBC Radio 4

KERRY AND LU TASTER BBC

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