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, Spotlight and The Actors’ Guild.


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)

No Chance In Hell (2016)

Slaughterville (2017)


The Life of Reilly (2021, Feature Film) – Ged

Future Cop II (2020, Short Film) – Future Cop

They Came From The Sky, I Saw Them (2020, Feature Film) – Steve

Emmerdale (2019, Television) – Dr Francis Sellers

The Life of Reilly (2019, Stage Play) – Ged

Next Door (2019, Feature Film) – Rod

Michael Rice Bigger Than Us Eurovision Song Contest (2019, Music Video) – Nasty Dad

Autism Awareness in Schools (2019, Short Film) – Dad

Stranger in the Night (2018, Short Film) – Killer

The Supplication of a Drowning Man (2018, Short Film) – Nicholas

Frontier (2018, Netflix, S3) – Valet

Lifeboat by Talitha Rise (2018, Music Video) – Lead 

Financial Conduct Authority PPI Campaign (2018, Commercial) – Gardener

Rapture (2018, Short Film) – Michael

We, The Brave (2018, Short Film) – Sergeant Miller

The Red Light (2018, Short Film) – Mr Carr

Monster (2018, Feature Film) – Richard

The More You Ignore Me (2018, Feature Film) – Ambulance Driver

God’s Kingdom (2018, Short Film) – Robin

American Assassin (2017, Feature Film) – Orion Instructor

Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories (2017, TV Series) – Mark Stephens

The Hippopotamus (Feature Film) – Bassanius

PayPal 2017 Campaign (2017, commercial) – Cool Dad

Guest iin London (2017, Feature Film) – Police Sergeant

Outside (2016, Short Film) – Captain Robert Falcon Scott

Wolfblood (2015-16, TV Series) – Warrior Wolfblood

National Treasure (TV Series) – Reporter

Ripper (Short Film) – Constable Matthews

The Exorcist Chronicles (TV Series) – Lance Corporal Spader

Bliss! (Feature Film) – Father

The Sceptic (Short Film) – Dr Lucane

The Dark Ages (Feature Film) – The Hitman

The Hollow Crown (TV Series) – Lord Stanley’s Bodyguard

Bill (Feature Film) – Multiple Roles

Who Done What (Short Film) – Detective Inspector Galbraith

Ripper Street (TV Series) – Train Robber

Too Young to Die (Feature Film) – School Teacher

Unbeaten (Short Film) – Fighter #1

The Clan MacLeod (Feature Film) – Insubordinate English Mercenary

Dolls (Feature Film) – DCI Jimmy Parkins

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) – Macbeth Soldier

White Lies (Short Film) – Detective Briggs

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


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.