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Burn Gorman

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Burn Gorman
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Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman

Born: Sun 1st September 1974 (age: 39)

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Burn Gorman is an American-born English actor and musician. Burn is best known for playing Owen Harper in the first two series of Torchwood

Gorman was born in Hollywood, California, where his father worked as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has three older sisters. At the age of seven he moved to London, England.

Gorman trained at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.

Gorman appeared in the BAFTA and EMMY winning BBC One adaptation of Charles DickensBleak House as William Guppy, and the BAFTA nominated political thriller Low Winter Sun (Tiger Aspect/Channel 4) the same year. He played scriptwriter Ray Galton in the BAFTA nominated and RTS winning BBC Fourtelevision playThe Curse of Steptoe.

Other television includes Funland (BBC Three), A Good Thief (Granada), Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC One),CasualtyMerseybeat (TV series) and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (BBC). He played a guest role inEastEnders on 9 March 2007 as Jed. Gorman has recently starred in the ITV adaptation of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" as Hindley Earnshaw. He also had a small part in Cemetery Junction as one of the police officers. In 2011, he starred in Sky1's second Martina Cole adaptation, "The Runaway". It was filmed in Cape TownSouth Africa and LondonEngland in 2010.

Film work includes Love is Not Enough, Layer Cake, Colour Me Kubrick, The Best Man, Penelope, Claus, The Oxford Murders and Cemetery Junction.

His London theatre credits include Ladybird (Royal Court), Flush (Soho Theatre),"Oliver" (Theatre Royal),The Green Man and Gong Donkeys (Bush Theatre), of which Michael Billington of The Guardian wrote "Burn Gorman proves that he is one of the best young actors in Britain."[2]

Gorman has also worked with acclaimed actress and director Kathryn Hunter, Marcello Magni ofCompliciteMike Hodges (of Get Carter and Croupier fame), Artistic Director of NT of Scotland Vicky Featherstone, Mark Ravenhill, Frantic Assembly, and with the English National Opera (in Morning To Midnight with Richard Jones). He has performed in readings, workshops and development initiatives with the National Theatre StudioYoung VicRoyal Court, Oxford Stage Company, Paines Plough, and Soho Theatre.

Outside of London, Gorman has worked with the Nottingham Playhouse, Plymouth Theatre Royal, and Manchester's Royal Exchange Studio and Library and Contact Theatres, where he was nominated for aManchester Evening News Best Newcomer Award.

From December 2008 through October 2009, he played Bill Sikes in Cameron Mackintosh's West Endrevival of the musical Oliver!. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical in the 2010 Whatsonstage Theatre Awards for his performance.

As a musician, Gorman has played in clubs and on stages all over the world, appearing alongside Neneh CherryRodney P and Groove Armada amongst others, and has worked on videos and visuals with The Streets. He was also BBC 1Xtra Human Beatbox Champion.

Burn Gorman played his first leading role in a 2011 feature film, 'Up There', which had its premiere at theInternational Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg. Allan Hunter of Screen Daily described him as 'bringing echoes of Buster Keaton as the melancholy Martin.'

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA 






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