About Terry Burns - Experienced Actor
Terry graduated The Central School of speech and Drama with a BA in Acting in 1998 and found immediate success as Josh Matthews on the Channel 5 Soap Opera ‘Family Affairs’. Playing the role of the downtrodden Josh between 1998 and 2000 was a massively educational and eye opening experience and earned him a nomination for best actor at the soap awards 1999. On leaving ‘Family Affairs’, he worked steadily as an actor in both TV and Theatre up until 2004 when, inexplicably (especially to him), he left acting and became, amongst other things, a drama teacher, for the next 5 years.
Since being called back to the profession, that has always been his true passion, in 2009, on screen in short films, trailers and comedy sketches, he has played everything from an Albanian Drug lord to a ruthless but cowardly banking mogul and a New York mob boss (with a comic twist).
On stage he has taken on the likes of a villainous East End strip club owner, a disillusioned Texan Vietnam veteran, Stalin, Mussolini and Adolf Hitler (the last 3 all within the same play). He is a gifted and versatile character actor whose latest project will see him take on 11 characters, both Male and Female, in his self penned One-Man play, ‘Plain English’, which is based, in part, on his experiences as a teacher.
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