TELEVISION and FILM
The Appraisal as The Appraiser (directed by James Peaty) Short Film – Winner : Best Performances at the Action/Thriller Festival 2017.
Emmerdale as Registrar Rhodes (directed by Dominic Leclerc) ITV
An Adventure In Space And Time as Cyril (directed by Terry McDonough) BBC
All At Sea as Alan Ruddock (directed by Paul Murphy and Delyth Thomas) BBC (2 episodes)
Hebburn as The Priest (directed by Jonathan Gershfield) BBC
The Johnny And Inel Show as Various (directed by David Sant) CBBC (2 episodes)
Holby City as Alphonso Decker (directed by Daikin Marsh) BBC
Casualty 1907 as Dr Leonard Hill (Directed by Bryn Higgins) BBC
The Royal Today as James Harrison (directed by Neil Adams) ITV
Phoenix Nights as Comic # 1 (directed by Jonny Campbell) Channel 4
Coronation Street as Vicar, Doctor and Chris Baxter (directed by Jim Loach, David Kessler and Tim O’Mara) ITV (3 episodes, 3 roles)
The Forsyte Saga as George Liversedge (directed by Christopher Menaul) ITV
A & E as David (directed by Christopher King) ITV
Titanic: Birth of a Legend as Greaves, American Journalist (directed by William Lyons) Channel 4
Shameless as Manager (Directed by Catherine Morshead) Channel 4
Romeo and Juliet as Friar Laurence (directed by Caroline Clegg), Feelgood Theatre, Heaton Park
“Toby Hadoke’s Glaswegian bruiser of a Friar conveys both the character’s compassion and a familiarity with the “violent delights” he warns Romeo about.” – The Stage
“Toby Hadoke’s Scottish Friar is a self-flagellating Yoda-like mentor to Romeo, toughening him up through fighting at least as much as looking after his spiritual wellbeing.” – British Theatre Guide
“I was rather taken with Toby Hadoke’s Friar Laurence” – Manchester Evening News
A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Bottom (directed by Caroline Clegg) Feelgood Theatre, Heaton Park.
“Out of a fine cast in which everyone pulls their weight, it’s hard to single out a particular performance. However, Toby Hadoke, a veteran TV actor and comedian, who performs the role of Bottom does so with great forcefulness and humour.” – Manchester Evening News
“As the hapless and self-important weaver Bottom, Toby Hadoke delivers a masterclass in comic characterisation, timing and pathos. Several masterclasses, in fact. From being a puffed up Frank Randle-type figure, he transforms into a mute but furious donkey from head to toe. Once restored, Hadoke’s Bottom goes on to play Pyramus in the play-within-a-play with a shuddering, lip-smacking hamminess that defies description but is achingly funny.” – Audience Bulldog
April in Paris by John Godber as Al (directed by Andy Pope), Little Diamond Theatre Company tour, including Oldham Coliseum.
“…genuinely, movingly, well acted by Hadoke and Burrill. A natural comedy performer, Hadoke has great fun performing a series of comic set pieces.” – North West End
“Hadoke is a naturally funny performer with the precision timing of a continental express train and a gift for exuding bewilderment but he excels at understated pathos too. He leaves us in no doubt that Al’s spiralling roster of phobias are rooted in clinical depression through delicate hesitations and heartbeats; postures and tics.” – Audience Bulldog
The Talented Mr Ripley as Freddie Miles and Marc Priminger (directed by Ian Hastings) Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
“Toby Hadoke as Freddie Miles brings a natural strength to the stage – and a natural stagecraft that gives an underpinning realism to the production at this critical turning point.” – Virtual Lancaster
“Director Ian Hastings certainly knows his actors when it comes to casting. No fault can be found with the characterisation of Toby Hadoke as Marc Priminger and Freddie Miles.” – Morning Star
Sherlock Holmes In Trouble as Copper, Captain, EmCee and loads of other parts (directed by Emil Wolk) Royal Exchange Theatre
“The show is stolen by Toby Hadoke in a variety of inspired comic guises. Give this man a lead role, pronto” – City Life
“Toby Hadoke gets plenty of laughs in a multitude of scene stealing roles” – Whatsonstage
“I laughed at several incidents – the tipsy captain of airship Th’Indenberg, the sleazy compere at a Las Vegas nightclub (both played by Toby Hadoke)” – The Times
“There are comical performances from Simon Startin as Lestrade and Toby Hadoke in a myriad of roles as a jobbing actor who comments on the silliness of the anarchic situations” – The Stage
A Midsummer Nights’ Dream as Snout (directed by Lucy Bailey) Royal Exchange Theatre
“Every mechanical has his day, particularly Toby Hadoke as Snout who brings the house down in Act V.” – Times Literary Supplement
“The excellent Toby Hadoke, (who plays Snout) as a WWF Hell’s Angel.” – City Life
“It has style in its depiction of Tom Snout as a Hell’s Angel with a bicycle.” – The Guardian
“A special mention to Robin Laing, Jonathan Bond, Madelaine Worrall, Francis Magee, Toby Hadoke, Trevor Dwyer-Lynch, and Chris Jackson, whose performances were natural, exciting, comical and talented.” – Manchester Evening News
Accidental Death Of An Anarchist as the Maniac (directed by Chris Sudworth) Edinburgh Fringe and tour
I also adapted the script of this Dario Fo classic.
“Hadoke works in a liberal sprinkling of contemporary British references, plus some cheerfully manic byplay with Masonic handhakes and the like. His elaborately wrought dialogue contains some unexpected – but very effective – Wodehousian echoes, delivered with assured fluency. A brisk, peppy production and mischievously enjoyable hour.” – The Scotsman
“This slick show has been a stalwart of theatre companies in Edinburgh over the years, but this is one of the best I can recall. The plot, based on real life events 20 years ago, concerns a young railway worker and anarchist who fell – or was pushed – from a police interrogation room four floors to his death. A maniac, superbly played by Toby Hadoke, passes himself off as an official investigator who carries out an interrogation of the police themselves. Hadoke has adapted the script and, as is the tradition with this play, updated it with timely references to the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad and other topical material. Hadoke is ably supported by a terrific cast including Matthew J Addis as Bertozzo and Colm Gormley as the corrupt inspector. It is a testimony to the players and adaptation that this play is as relevant today as it was when it was first performed” – Andrew Hoyle, The Daily Express
The Merchant Of Venice as Leonardo and man from Antonio (directed by Michael Napier-Brown) Ludlow Festival
Professional theatre debut.
Other Theatre Credits include
JB Shorts: Rebrand as Geoff (directed by Megan Marie Griffith) 53Two
Take Back: Capital as David (directed by Caroline Clegg) Dancehouse Theatre
Loot as Constable Meadows (directed by Braham Murray) Royal Exchange Theatre
Genoveva as Angelo (directed by David Pountney) Opera North
Two as the Landlord and all male parts (directed by Susan McLeod) Chorlton Arts Festival and tour
Roast as Phil Broom and others (two seasons of comedy plays written and directed by Adam Riches) Green Room
Fire Salad and Doorway as Pete and Mike (both by Tony Burgess and directed by Andy Farrell), Royal Exchange Studio
Bus Stop as The Silent Man (directed by Paul Robinson) Royal Exchange Studio
As You Like It as Jaques (directed by Geoffrey Streatfeild) Edinburgh Fringe
Technique as Alan (directed by Stephen Keyworth) Edinburgh Fringe
Going, Going Goon as Narrator (directed by Pauline Harris) BBC Radio 3
Two Clowns, One Trumpet as Ronnie (directed by Pauline Harris) BBC Radio 3
Sounds of Thunder Christmas Annual 2019 as Various Roles (directed by Siobhan Gallichan) Sounds of Thunder
The Dad Who Fell To Earth as Tom (directed by Charlotte Riches) BBC Radio 4
Jago & Litefoot Series 10 as Summerton Carruthers (directed by Lisa Bowerman) Big Finish
recurring guest lead.
Tinsel Girl 1, 2, 4 and 5 as Various Roles (directed by Charlotte Riches and Nadia Molinari) BBC Radio 4
with Cherylee Houston.
Doctor Who – The Fourth Doctor Adventures as Mr Dorrick (directed by Nicholas Briggs), Big Finish
with Tom Baker and David Warner.
From Fact To Fiction – The Public Purse as Bernard Caldwell (directed by Charlotte Riches) BBC Radio 4
Elidor as King Malebron (directed by Charlotte Riches) BBC Radio 4 Extra
Doctor Who – Hexagoria as Mike Bretherton (directed by Ken Bentley) Big Finish
Therese Raquin as Camille (directed by Pauline Harris) BBC Radio 4
with Charlotte Riley and Andrew Buchan.
Writing The Century as Leslie (directed by Stefan Escreet) BBC Radio 4
Dead Souls as Nozdryov and Tentetnikov (directed by Polly Thomas) BBC Radio 4
with Michael Palin and Mark Heap.
Other Radio credits include The Gypsies (adapted from DH Lawrence), Aurora Leigh (by Elizabeth Barrett Browning), Ann Veronica (by HG Wells, with Bill Nighy and Geoffrey Whitehead), 1834 (series), A Child In Time (with Jamie Glover), The Glass Bead Game (with Sir Derek Jacobi), and, my first one all those years ago, as a duped American businessman in The Saturday Play: Fraud (with Philip Glenister), all on Radio 4.
I have also done a myriad of voices for radio documentaries, playing everyone from Churchill to Einstein via HG Wells and John Ruskin – HG and The H Bomb and John Ruskin’s Eurythmic Girls were on Radio 3 and presented by Samira Ahmed.
And just so the other radio stations don’t feel left out I did comedy sketch show The Milk Run on Radio 1, brilliant sitcom Barbara Nice on Radio 2 and the online only podcast The Pod of Maximum Damage from the genius that is Adam Riches (playing George RR Arrgh, procrastinating writer of an epic fantasy series).
Extensive experience – narration for TV programmes, corporate videos and DVDs; character voices and straight reads for commercials; dubbing for foreign TV and movies; and characters for computer games. I am also the voice of the Vileda Super Mop TV advert and the Karcher Pressure washer in the internet.
Voice demo and agent visit: www.thevoiceovergallery.co.uk
Selected short story readings online: Do Not Read This Story (co-narrated by The Castellan himself, Paul Jerricho!) A Foreign Perspective The Lively Writers Group The Great Car Boot Heist. I also read stories for the audio book of Robert Shearman’s Love Stories For The Shy and Cynical for Big Finish.