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"He wanted to be an actor. He had all the qualifications, including no money and a total lack of responsibility."
Hedda Hopper


 

 

Rodford Barrat


 

Author of:

'The Elements of Numerology' 1994

'New Perspectives: Numerology' 1999

'Life Numbers' 2004

Published in:

UK, U.S.A., Canada and Australia by

Element Books

HarperCollins

Hamlyn

His books have been translated into eight languages and foreign language editions are published by:

in Germany by Aurum Verlag

in Sweden by Bokfurlaget Foorum

in Romania by Teora

in Brazil by Ediouro SA

in Estonia by Varrak

in France by Editions Tredaniel

and in Japan by Kawade Shobo Shinsha.

As columnist and writer:
In the 1980s the author of a monthly column in the magazine, 'Running Review'.

Articles on athletics, weight training and New Age subjects have been featured in national publications.

As a dancer:
Appeared in theatre, television and films in Las Vegas, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Dublin, London and elsewhere. Theatre debut: aged 10 in 1956 in a touring revue in the United Kingdom.

West End debut, aged 17, in Startime at the London Palladium.

Television debut was The Royal Command Performance in 1964, in London, with Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh in the audience.

First film was 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips' for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the 1960s. Final dancing performance was with the English opera company, Opera North in the 1980s.

As an actor:

 

As Oswald Martin in The Armstrong Case

HTV still, 1986

Appeared in repertory and musical theatre in Great Britain. And television and films in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

First straight theatre role was in 'Royal Hunt of the Sun' at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in the 1960s. First musical role was Big Deal in 'West Side Story'.

Films include: 'Business as Usual' and television work  includes the British soap: 'Emmerdale Farm'.

As a model:

As a teenager in London. Then made a comeback in 1978 in London and Paris. Featured in a video for Levi's which was not shown in England as the accompanying female model was nude and it was the 1970s.

At the end of the decade appeared on the catwalk, wet from the pool, to the accompaniment of the Beach Boys singing, 'Surfin' USA'. But what else would one do in a palace in Austria in 1979?

In recent years:
An experienced public speaker on the speaking circuit and is an independent trader in the derivatives market.

Interests:

Has competed in road races and track as a runner in London. And has rowed competitively on the River Thames in an eight.

He is an an avid reader, and enjoys innovative and experimental physical theatre. Runs on a local beach and paddles his kayak and an Alpacka packraft in an estuary beside the Irish Sea. He enjoys rollerblading on inline skates. And his daily training schedule includes weights, gymnastic rings and plyometrics.

Since starting this website, he has had enormous fun meeting old friends and former colleagues in the performing arts who are now scattered around the world. And making some new ones, too.

An edited list of productions appeared in:

FILMS:

Fiddler on the Roof

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Heaven's Gate

Business as Usual

Bugged

Negri.

TELEVISION:

BBC - HTV - C4 - YTV - Thames - Anglia - UK

French TV - RTE Ireland - SFB Germany

Treasure Island

Emmerdale Farm

The Fools on the Hill

Shirley Maclaine in Paris Special

The Rolf Harris Show

Royal Command Performance 1964

Coriolanus

In This Case

HMS Pinafore

Patience

The One and Only Phyllis Dixie

First Among Equals

Pickwick Papers

16-Up!

The Critic

Je Suis..

Iolanthe

War and Peace

Tenko

Marjorie and Men

Lily

The Lulu Show

Romeo and Juliet

The Sorcerer

Mansfield Park

The Strauss Family

Once in a Lifetime

It's Billy Boyle

Harry und Harry

THEATRE:

UK - London and regions

Germany - France - Italy - USA

Hello Dolly

Hallelujah Hollywood!

The Girlfriend

The Royal Hunt of the Sun

Interference

The Dreaming

Treasure Island

No, No, Nanette!

Aladdin

Horace McMorris

Cinderella

Robinson Crusoe

Pinocchio

The Mikado

Grand Jeu

C'est Magnifique

Startime

West Side Story

Bonjour le Nuit

The Boyfriend

Biondissimamente Tua

 

CORPORATE VIDEO:

Nat West Bank

Creative Video

Lever Brothers

Co-operative Bank

 

COMMERCIALS:

UK

Crunchie Bars

London Electricity

Persil

Tennant's Special

Midland Gas

GERMANY

Lord

EU

Levi's for Men

USA

Burlington Fabrics

 

DIRECTORS WORKED WITH INCLUDED:

Herbert Ross

Norman Jewison

Terence Davies

Chris Bernard

Stephen Pimlot

Roger Redfarn

David Giles

Bob Turk

Clive Perry

Warren Jenkins

Donn Arden

Carole Brynne Jones

David Pountney

 

CHOREOGRAPHERS WORKED WITH INCLUDED:

Tom Abbot

Nora Kaye

David Toguri

Michelle Hardy

Sally Gilpin

Norman Maen

Gene Reed

Geraldine Stephenson

Charles Augins

Billy Petch

Pamela Devis

Dougie Squires

Terry Gilbert

George Carden

 

'Simon Rodford Barrat(t) died suddenly in December 2014. He is much missed.




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