• Basic Info
  • Cast
  • Credits

Basic Info

Name

HOPCYN BIRD

About

Hello, Hola, Shwmae, you pronounce my name Hopkin! It’s the Welsh spelling (- there’s no ‘K’ in the Welsh alphabet) – and although I’m half Welsh my native accent is velvet, neutral English. (I can do Southern Welsh as well as RP, ‘Glawstershire’, Northern, Brummie & ‘camp’ too.)

I’m an Actor, Church Organist, Complementary Therapist, English Teacher (TEFL), Masseur, Photographic Model, Radio & TV Presenter, Reiki Master (Healing Channel), Voiceover Artist and Writer – in order of alphabet not importance! I’m currently writing my 1st, in a possible series, of (children’s) books – with a railway and radio theme! I have a car and double decker ‘bus licence however only own a car! Oh, and 4 pushbikes which I use regularly – one in London (now stolen!), t’other in the country and 2 in GC!

I’m lucky enough to live on the beautiful Spanish island of Gran Canaria, during the Winter and Spring, where I work as a Complementary Therapist & Radio Presenter; I write and also teach English as a foreign language. Summer and Autumn I’m in the UK working as a therapist, radio presenter, actor, writer, church organist and TEFL teacher.

I am reliable, easy going (but not a pushover), calm, patient and immerse myself in my work. I have a keen interest (and diet) in most types of music (having had a background as Church Organist, Radio Presenter and club DJ) – ‘folk’ is a challenge thou’! -, a healthy interest in synchronicity and personal development, read a fair amount, swim, cycle, occasional gym (nearly wrote gyn!) as well as socialising. I practise Qigong (Chi Gung), Yoga, & Salsa; I’m learning Spanish, (estoy estudiando espan~ol), and I enjoy singing with ‘la Coral de Maspalomas’ – tra la la. One of my latest acquisitions is an old 80s jukebox which I’m having tremendous fun with. In 2008 I completed an intensive Btec in anatomy, physiology & holistic massage. This adds to the reiki healing that I do too. I have since trained in Deep Tissue and Hands Off massage as well as Indian Head and Cold & Hot Stone. *2013 – I also offer sound healing (Tibetan/Crystal Singing bowls and tuning forks) as well as bamboo massage now. I am also a member of a local Heritage Railway (www.gwsr.com) and, when in the UK, I work as a weekly volunteer.

July 2012 – I am excited to say that I’m back ‘on air’, after 17 years, on Sunday nights – from 8pm at http://www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk or on FM locally (playing ‘the lot’, and lovin’ it!). Thanks, Diolch, Gracias, Danke ! for visiting my site and I look forward to hearing from you. ttfn, da boch chi, ciao, hasta luego, tschuss. . .

Address

Cheltenham, South West, United Kingdom

Telephone

0034 654 704747 (Spain)

Mobile

0044 7971 190808

Nationality

United Kingdom

Language

English, German, Spanish

Cast

Category

Actor, Model, Presenter, Singer, Voice Over

Agent

Wyman Casting Cardiff 029 20 752 351

Gender

Male

Eyes

Brown

Hair

Bald

Playing roles

Mediterranean, North European, South European

Vocal Range

Baritone, Bass

Dancing Type

Salsa

Accents

RP, West Country, Southern Welsh, Birmingham,Cockney, camp (matron!)

Relevent Skills

native tongue – velvet English, neutral Royal Schools' of Music to Grade VIII – Church Organ, Radio and TV Presentation and voice-over, proficient with autocue as well as ad-libbing to camera, PCV (formerly PSV) driving licence holder – 'bus basically! (and ambulance) I work well with children (some experience with dogs too!) I smile often and can smile with the eyes only 🙂 , Professional Massage therapist – holistic, deep tissue, hot/cold stone, Indian head, Balinese Reiki Master Healing channel , CELTA qualified Teacher of English as a foreign langauage (2011)

Additional Info

Medium athletic build
no tattoos or piercings
started ‘on the buses’ at age 11.. the rest came naturally!

Trainings

National Broadcasting School, Programing Foundation, London, 1985,
Actors’ Centre, LONDON 2001-2004,
Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage, BTEC, CHELTENHAM 2008,
Reiki Master, TIBETAN & USUI 2008 – 2010 Spain and UK,
CELTA – Teaching English as a Foreign Language – GLOSCOL (CM) 2011

Credits

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Catogory Title Production Company Director My Role Year
Radio something a little bit different Radio Winchcombe presenter/producer 2017
Radio something a little bit vinyl.. www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk Radio Winchcombe self presenter (as Phill Bird) 2016
Radio ..something a little bit different www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk Radio Winchcombe self presenter (as Phill Bird) 2016
Radio ¡Hey Winchcombe! Radio Winchcombe self co presenter with Annamaria Rossi 2016
Radio something a little bit vinyl Radio Winchcombe self presenter 2016
Radio ..something a little bit Canarian www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk Radio Winchcombe self presenter (as Phill Bird) 2015
Radio Winchcombe\\\'s Late Lounge Radio Winchcombe self presenter 2015
TV Pobol y Cwm BBC Wales/S4C Rugby player/Villager 2014
Radio something a little bit ambient.. www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk Radio Winchcombe self presenter (as Phill Bird) 2013
Corporate Roman Baths visitor promo Vision Roman Scribe 2009
Corporate TFL safety campaign - Consequences Mont Blanc Films Bus Passenger 2009
TV Doctors BBC Geoff - Am Dram Director 2009
TV Shameless Company Pictures Cedric-Welsh Plisman 2009
TV Julius Caesar & the Druids Change Productions Julius Caesar 2008
Commercials Dogs' Trust - Love Red Bee Council Worker 2007
Corporate Seroquel Drug Company On-Screen Productions bald guy (shaved head) 2007
Editorial Norwich Union - Ideal Home Nigel Wilson - photog. guy 'loving his clock' 2007
TV Y Pris/Cockle Farmer Tinopolis Dr Aled Pugh 2007
Short Film Catch The Moon Catch The Moon Productions Doug 2006
TV Cowbois ac Injans II (Welsh) Opus TF Plisman 2006
TV Killing The Jasmine Linefare Ltd - Lebanese Broadcasting Co. Reporter 2006
TV Torchwood BBC Wales - DW Prods. Weevil Prodder 2006
Commercials Lindex - Sweden Milky Way Removal Man 2005
Documentary Animal Crime Scene BBC NHU Lab Scientist 2005
Documentary National Geographic DB Dubbing voiceover 2005
Feature Film The Queen Granada Screen 'Sun' photographer 2005
TV A Good Murder Sally Head Productions PC 368 2005
TV Hitler Speaks Monster Films Hitler's Adjutant 2005
TV Time Of Our Lives - pilot BBC Dad - 50s to today 2005
Corporate UK staff training video Specsavers Gareth- customer - welsh accent 2004
Corporate UK staff training video - 2 Specsavers Gareth - customer - welsh accent 2004
Corporate UK staff training video - 3 Specsavers Gareth - customer - Welsh accent 2004
TV Dalziel & Pascoe BBC undercover detective 2004
TV Like Father Like Son Ecosse Mr Garrett - Teacher 2004
Commercials Norton Finance Pulse UK Gym runner 2003
Short Film A Day In The Life Of Milner (w/t) Univ.Wales.C.N. Milner 2003
TV Canterbury Tales BBC Karaoke Heckler 2003
TV Perfectly Frank BBC Doing a Deal 2003
TV Pobol y Cwm BBC Wales/S4C Passport Controller 2003
TV Trial & Retribution VII LaPlante Productions Clerk of Court 2003
Commercials Pampryl Crazyhead Maitre D' 2002
TV Chucklevision BBC Revolutionary French Guard 2002
TV Dream Team Hewland Journalist 2002
TV Casualty BBC Football Hooligan 2001
TV Crossroads Carlton Waiter 2001
TV EastEnders BBC Motorcycle Courier 2001
TV Midsomer Murders Bentley Policeman 2001
Corporate CD ROM Securistyle Ltd voice over 2000
TV Cappuccino Years Tiger Aspect Radio Reporter 2000
TV Perfect RDF Car Salesman 2000
Radio own Weekend music programme Radio Wyvern Presenter - 4 years (as Phill Bird) 1995
Radio own music programme - COntact 94 -mainly in English Contact 94 FM - France presenter (as Phill Bird) 1991