Training and Education
Damian graduated from the University of Nottingham with a second class division one BA Honours Degree, in French & German (which included a year working as a Language Assistant in a bi-lingual grammar school in Northwest Germany). After working for a few years in international sales, Damian decided to retrain as an actor and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Acting at the prestigious Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Prior to working as an actor, Damian spent two years working as an International Account Manager for Datamonitor, a world leading provider of business information. He was responsible for selling business information to European & North American blue-chip companies within the healthcare & pharmaceutical industries.
Since graduating from Webber Douglas, Damian has worked extensively on stage, screen and radio. As a role-player Damian has worked in drama-based training in both the public & private sector. He has worked in role-play, forum theatre, coaching & development, and facilitated learning. Topics have spanned areas such as performance management techniques, diversity training, personal development, conflict resolution, communication skills, and effective appraisals. Clients have included RBS, Birmingham City Council, London Borough of Lewisham, Accenture, BNP Paribas, Leeds NHS Trust, The Guardian Media Group, Simmons & Simmons, Beachcroft, and Freshfields, BUPA, AXA PPP, General Teaching Counsel, KPMG and Vodafone. Damian’s multilingual facility together with his corporate experience and ease with acting improvisation have enabled him to take part in a number of role-play & coaching / feedback sessions with Partners and Senior Managers in KPMG in Germany.
As an actor recent theatre credits include Origins for Pentabus Theatre Company (Edinburgh/Theatre Severn), Zero for Theatre Absolute (Warwick Arts Centre/Tristan Bates Theatre) and Carthage Must Be Destroyed (Traverse, Edinburgh). Damian’s TV and film work includes Eastenders E20, The Bill, Little Britain, Waking the Dead, Judge John Deed, GSG9 (playing a German speaking terrorist in a popular German police series) and Steven Spielberg’s Munich.
Damian has been a winner of the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Award and has twice been a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company. Recent Radio 4 appearances include The Cloths of Heaven, Statement of Regret and Last Night Another Soldier. He has narrated numerous audio books including Barefoot Soldier: A Tale of Extreme Valour, in which his portrayal of Johnson Beharry V.C (A Grenada born soldier) was described by The Times as "...a wonderfully dramatic involvement in its narration…a triumph. "