The other week I had the pleasure of working with a very talented young actor from London by the name of Giles Pearson. The intention of our shoot was to put together a set of promotional images – both standard portraits as well as have some fun in the studio.
Giles has been performing on various levels since he was seven years old. After winning his high school prize for drama he went on to perform with the Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic societies at the age of 15. After leaving school Giles went on to study performing arts at Suffolk University for 3 years where he was involved in a European tour of John Godbers ‘Bouncers’. During this time he also performed with Ipswich based dance troupe Splinters.
At 19 Giles moved to London to study dance at the Laban Center for movement and dance, where he gained 3 years professional training in contemporary and ballet.
After his schooling Giles travelled and lived and worked in Norway. Moving back to London in 1999 Giles became a professional cocktail barman, managed a busy Soho bar/restaurant, but can now be found managing the reception desk at the famous Pineapple Dance studios.
Film & T.V credits include –
- The Da Vinci Code
- Mr. Bean’s Holiday
- 28 Weeks Later
- Ask.Com TV commercial
- Sainburys Christmas TV commercial
- John Lewis Christmas commercial
- Jacobs Creek TV commercial
- The Truth About Food TV documentary
- Pineapple Dance Studios
- Louie Spences’ Show Business
Here’s Giles’ Showreel for you to see him in action!
It was a real pleasure working with Giles! He had so many expressions, an infectious smile, and I really want that moustache of his for Christmas!
We had a couple of wardrobe changes as you can see from the pictures, as well as having lighting from a simple one l ight set up to a three light set up with the intention of compositing some of the images.
I hope that you liked this selection of images from our shoot. As always please feel free to leave your comments.
Should you require any promotional images please get in touch me with me via my website [click here].