HellGrowing up in Newcastle in the 80s (that wonderful era of bad hair, worse clothes, the battle between Wham and Duran Duran, Rubik’s Cubes and Miami Vice), is probably at least partly to blame for my vivid imagination! I’m happily married to Vanessa and still living in the beautiful North-East of England just outside of Newcastle. Rod is a member of the Society of Authors, Equity and Spotlight and also an active member of the Literary and Philosophical Society.

WRITING CREDITS

The King of America (2006)

Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre (2007)

The Pit and the Pilot in Byker Books (2008)

Paranoid in Radgepacket Vol.1 (2008)

The King of America: Epic Edition (2009)

The Killing Moon (2009)

P.O.W. Wartime Log of F/Sgt T D Glenn (2010) (Contributor)

Seahouses Slaughterhouse in Holiday of the Dead (2011)

Sinema 2: Sympathy for the Devil (2011)

Gabby in Wild Wolf’s Twisted Tails (2013)

Sinema 3: The Troy Consortium (2013)

Uninvited Guests in Action: Pulse Pounding Tales Volume 2 (2013)

The Fortress (2016)

ACTING CREDITS

National Treasure (TV series) – Reporter

Outside (Short Film) – Captain Robert Falcon Scott

The Hippopotamus (Feature Film) – Bassianus

God’s Kingdom (Short Film) – Robin

Wolfblood (TV series) – Wild Wolfblood Clansman

Bliss! (Feature Film) – Dad

World War Z (Feature Film)  – Riot Police Officer

Broken England (TV series) – Rob England

The Bad Samaritan Must Die (Short Film) – Lead Bodyguard

Run (Short Film) – Paul

Inspector George Gently (TV series) – Party Reveller

Vera (TV series) – Police Officer

6 Feet Under (Short Film) – Thomas

The Monuments Men (Feature Film) – British Soldier

Fury (Feature Film) – American Soldier

The Hit (Feature Film) – Peter Farnsworth

Macbeth (Feature Film) – Scottish Soldier

White Lies (Short Film) – Detective Briggs

Children of the World’s End (Audio Drama) – Radio DJ

Bill (Feature Film) – Multiple Roles

Who Done What (Short Film) – Detective Inspector Galbraith

Ripper Street (TV series) – Bill, Train Robber

Too Young to Die (Feature Film) – School Teacher

Unbeaten (Short Film) – Fighter #1

The Fairy Flag (Feature Film) – English Soldier

Dolls (Feature Film) – DCI Jimmy Parkins
Some of the authors who have helped inspire me include Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Terry Pratchett, Hunter S Thompson, Cormac McCarthy, Jeff Long, Clive Barker, H G Wells, Edgar Allen Poe, Richard Matheson and James Herbert. The King of America, in particular, was, in part, influenced by Frank Herbert’s Dune, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and the phenomenon that is Star Wars. Sinema is my attempt to delve into the darkness that is inside every one of us but, with me being such a huge film fanatic, I felt it appropriate to intertwine madness with movies. The Killing Moon is my homage to Mad Max, I am Legend and Escape from New York.

 

My inspirations as an actor come from Alan Rickman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Murray, Richard Burton, Jeff Bridges, Judy Dench, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, John Candy, Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Bill Nighy, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Humphrey Bogart, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Kevin Spacey, Jack Lemmon, Michael Sheen, Peter O’Toole, Ben Kingsley, Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn and many many more.  Sadly, many are no longer with us, but they will forever inspire me through their work.