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Harold Saks trained at RADA. His many television appearances include Silent Witness, The Bill, Eastenders, Bramwell, Casualty and many more stretching right back to Z Cars & Man About The House.

On stage he has worked at the Royal Court, the Soho Poly, & the King's Head as well as numerous regional theatres.

Latest directing work is Danny And The Deep Blue Sea in Cardiff.

Harold Saks is also a playwright. His stage plays include Public Hero (which received its first reading at awl in April 2003); Purple Haze and Suburban Tuesday.

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Production Role Director Company / Venue
As director:      
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Keep Theatre, Cardiff
Scroungers (also written by me) Onion Shed, Camberwell
Leargame (adapted from Shakespeare) Oval House
Revelations (devised, researched and co-directed) Orange Tree Theatre
Daisy Pulls It Off (performed by senior students of Italia Conti) Guildford Festival — Electric Theatre
Three of my own plays: Purple Haze, Over Exposed and Suburban Tuesday Riverside Studios (Rehearsed public readings)
As actor:      
Arthur Confusions Sally McCormack Leatherhead Theatre
Friar Laurence Romeo & Juliet Martin Gilmour Westminster Theatre
Phillips The Sutton Hoo Mob Ivan Cutting Eastern Angles
Inspector Rough Gaslight Chris Martin New Vic, Newcastle Under Lyme
Richard Hay Fever Bob Eaton New Vic, Newcastle Under Lyme
Slim Of Mice and Men Bob Eaton New Vic, Newcastle Under Lyme
Dr Rank A Doll's House Keith Drinkel Salisbury Playhouse
Beckman Revelations Jack Shepherd Orange Tree
Sordido Women Beware Women Gordon McDougal Oxford Playhouse
Doug Carnival War Antonia Bird Royal Court
Gaev The Cherry Orchard Mike Alfreds Roundhouse
Supervacuo The Revenger's Tragedy Peter Lichtenfels Liverpool Playhouse
Major Blood Quantrill in Lawrence Roland Rees ICA
Jean Miss Julie Ian McKeand Great Eastern Stage
Lead Sawn Off at the Knees Chris Wilkinson Crucible Sheffield
Geoffrey The Lion in Winter James Tomlinson Keswick Theatre
The Man Stevie Andrew McKinnon Perth Theatre
Laertes Hamlet Michael Bogdanov Leicester
Ferdinand The Tempest Michael Bogdanov Leicester
Richmond Richard III Michael Bogdanov Leicester
The Professor The Lesson Ollie Snowball Baron's Court Theatre

Fire Officer Winch Silent Witness David Thacker BBC 1
Andrew Bramwell Paul Unwin Carlton
Signwriter Eastenders Stephen Moore BBC 1
Eddie Watson The Bill Laurence Moody Thames
QC Till Death Us Do Part Terry Kelherer Channel 4
Paul Casualty Jane Perry BBC 1
Detective Jermey A Safe House Moira Armstrong BBC 2
Mr Weekes Gems Jane Howell Thames
Business Man The Bill Mary McMurray Thames
D. C. Roberts C.A.T.S. Eyes Terry Marcell TVS
Alois Pick Freud Moira Armstrong BBC 2
Detective Sergeant Winnick Airline Michael Ferguson Yorkshire
Corporal Secret Army T De Vere Cole BBC 1
George Target David Wickes BBC 1

Since 1998 (ongoing) Harold Saks has worked with Courtyard Theatre Training (principal June Abbott) as tutor in acting, classical texts and improvisation for main course students, post graduates and directors.

He has made particular studies of the work of Stanislavski and of Brechtian theatre.

Other specialisms include improvisation technique based on the teachings of Keith Johnstone and an exploration of the rehearsal method of Mike Alfreds: an approach towards a physical performance.

Harold Saks' work includes coaching and preparation for all grades of the Guildhall Drama exams.

He was a drama teacher at the Italia Conti Academy from 1995 to 1997 and previously a part-time drama teacher with Stagecoach Performing Arts (1996-7).

Harold Saks' play Public Hero was read by awl in April 2003.

He directed Artful Occupation by Ian Buckley at awl in September 2004.

His short play Blondes Have More Fun was performed as part of the "Crackers" competition night in December 2004.

He has also played:

He took part in awl's first public showcase at Bullion Room Theatre, Hackney Empire, in November 2003, playing Grampy in Going South by Anthony Wilson Dugdale.


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