Ed Gaughan

Actor / Writer / Director

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Agent: Sean Gascoine
Assistant: Amy Sparks

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Agent: Sean Gascoine
Assistant: Amy Sparks

Voiceover

Assistant: Jennifer Johnston

Comedy

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Assistant: Amy Sparks

Acting

Ed Gaughan is a writer, actor, comedian, director and musician.

In 2010, with double-act partner Andrew Buckley, Ed starred in and helped script long time collaborator  Nick Whitfield’s feature film Skeletons, which was nominated for a BAFTA, a BIFA and won The Michael Powell Award for Cinema at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Ed was then nominated for The Peter Sellers Award for Comedy in 2011.

Buckley and Gaughan have written and performed shows at Edinburgh Festival, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, BAC and Manchester Royal Exchange. Ed is a member of the award-winning group The London Snorkelling Team, and, along with Will Adamsdale, has co-written and performed with the LST at Edinburgh Festival (winning a Herald Angel), Camden Roundhouse, Latitude and opened for Portishead at Alexandra Palace.

Ed co-writes, (along with Adamsdale, Buckley and the LST) performs and curates Night of Stuff at Shoreditch Town Hall, a 21st-century vaudeville showcasing the finest in comedy, music and strange performance. (Previous guests have included Julian Barrett, Liam Williams, Bridget Christie, Spencer Jones and Pappy’s, multi-award winning  jazz artists Christine Tobin and Phil Robson, folk virtuoso Nick Pynn and a man covering himself entirely in honey.)

Ed has acted across stage, screen and radio and was nominated for Best Actor at the MTAs for Sean Holmes production of ‘ A Midsummer Nights Dream’ in 2013.He is much in demand as an extremely versatile voice actor, most recently appearing in the BBC’s reboot of Dangermouse voicing many characters including DM’s iconic arch enemy Baron Von Greenback. He has worked as a director and comic consultant for top UK comics such as Josie Long and Milton Jones, sketch teams such as Pappy’s and leading physical comedy company Spymonkey. Ed trained as a jazz musician for many years and has composed soundtracks for many shows including Nabokov’s award winning Symphony.

 

PRESS QUOTES:

"Gaughan has many voices. A massive talent." Lyn Gardener, The Guardian

"Radioplay is inventive, stylish and boasts a formidable solo turn from Ed Gaughan. There are hints of Peter Sellers in his chameleon changes." Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard

"A startlingly energetic performance, he inhabits each character and voice absolutely, incorporating a talent for accents and impressions with hysterical physical comedy." **** (4 stars) Alice Jones, Independent

"SKELETONS":

"The finest cult film to have come from Britain since 'Withnail and I" Film4

"Eccentric, heartfelt and very funny" Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ****(4 stars)

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

ONE CHANCE

Audience Member

David Frankel

Syco Television

HUMMINGBIRD

Stan

Steven Knight

Shine Productions / New Regency

THE NORTH LONDON BOOK OF THE DEAD (Short Film)

W

Jake Lushington

Prod. Kath Mattock

FLUTTER

John

Giles Borg

Forward Films

SKELETONS

Davis

Nick Whitfield

Forward Films

SIS

Ray

Deb Heywood

Spool Films

REBECCA

Eddie

Nick Whitfield

Spool Films

SKELETONS

Felix

Nick Whitfield

Inbred Films

BULLA THE MOVIE

Paul

Ricky Grover

IPM Films

EVERYTHING

Derek

Richard Hawkins

High Street Films

STEVE AUSTIN INVESTIGATES SPIDERMAN

Spiderman/Battle Cat

Hugh IP

Breeze Productions

BABY JUICE EXPRESS

Casino Owner

Mike Hurst

Spice Factory/Phantom Pictures

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

QUACKS

Hospital Porter

Andy De Emmony

Lucky Giant/BBC

TODD MARGARET

Philip

John Hardwick

IFC/Channel 4

BBC COMEDY FEEDS PARENTS EVENING

Mr Bell

Andrew Gaynord

Roughcut/BBC3

BADULTS

TV Repair Man

Gordon Anderson

BBC3

BLACK MIRROR: THE WALDO MOMENT

Shaun

Bryn Higgins

Zeppotron for Ch4. Written by Charlie Brooker

STAGE DOOR JOHNNIES

Derek

Catherine McCormack

Hat Trick Productions

SPY (Series)

Jarek

Ben Taylor

Hat Trick

SHIT FOR BRAINS

Clone

Rob Schiller

BBC 3

BUNNYTOWN

Fred

Crispin Reece

Baker Coogan/Disney

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

HEDDA GABLER, THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY

Tesman

Selma Dimitrijevic

Northern Stage

FRANKENSTEIN

Creature

Lorne Campbell

Northern Stage

HERONS

Charlie Russell

Sean Holmes

Lyric Hammersmith

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Stanley Webber

Blanche McIntyre

The Royal Exchange

THE DREAM

Peter Quince

Sean Holmes

Lyric Hammersmith/Latitude Festival

WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Alan Bennett

Chief Weasel/Train Driver

Erica Whyman

Northern Stage

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE BEAUTIFUL COSMOS OF IVOR CUTLER

Writer / Performer / Musician

Matt Thompson

BBC Radio 3

ON THE ROCKS SERIES 2

Len

Mary Peat

BBC Radio 4

ON THE ROCKS

Len

Mary Peat

BBC Radio 4

PILGRIM

Gary Moses

Jessica Dromgoole / Marc Beeby

BBC Radio 4

THE KNEEBONE BONANZA

Dwight/Duke Longhorne/Nurse Keith

Claire Grove

BBC Radio 4

WEIRD TALES

Tom

Melissa Murray

BBC Radio 4

KNEEBONE CADILLAC

Dwight

Claire Grove

BBC Radio 4

Film, TV & Theatre

Radio

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE BEAUTIFUL COSMOS OF IVOR CUTLER

BBC Radio 3

Writer/Performer/Musician
Directed by Matt Thompson

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE DREAM

Lyric Hammersmith/Filter

Writer/Performer/Musician
Directed by Sean Holmes
Nominated for Best Actor MTA

A GRAND NIGHT OF STUFF

Shoreditch Town Hall

Writer/Performer
Directed by John Hardwicke

THE BEAUTIFUL COSMOS OF IVOR CUTLER

Vanishing Point

Writer/Performer/Musician
Directed by Matthew Lenton

THE ISLAND

London Snorkeling Team

Writer/Performer
Directed by Tom Haines

MESSING ABOUT WITH OUIJA BOARDS

Colin Hoult/Soho Theatre

Director

MILTON JONES TEMPLE OF DAFT

Milton Jones/Phil Mcintyre Entertainment

Director

MRS HUDSON'S CHRISTMAS CORKER

Spymonkey/Wilton's Music Hall

Director/Co-Writer

CARA JOSEPHINE

Josie Long/The Stand Edinburgh

Co-Director (with Josie Long)

PAPPY'S LAST SHOW EVER

Pappy's/Pleasance Edinburgh

Director
Nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award

BE HONOURABLE

Josie Long/Just the Tonic

Co-Director (with Josie Long)
Nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award

THE SPACE FETE SCIENCE FAIR FUN DAY

London Snorkeling Team/Fuel

Writer/Performer
Directed by Will Adamsdale

SHAPE AND EEL

London Snorkeling Team/Shoreditch Town Hall

Writer/Performer
Directed by John Hardwicke

SAINTS & SUPERHEROES

BAC/Flywheel

Writer/Performer
Directed by Wes Williams & Hamish McColl

RADIOPLAY

BAC/Flywheel/Underbelly Edinburgh

Writer/Performer
Directed by Wes Williams

JULIAN BARRETT PRESENTS: JON BREEZE & SPECIAL GUESTS

Soho Theatre

Writer/Performer
Directed by Julian Barrett

SECRET DUDE'S SOCIETY

Pappy's

Writer/Performer
Directed by Matthew Crosby

DEAD LANDLORD

Family Curiouso/Gilded Balloon

Writer/Performer
Directed by Wes Williams

JACKSONS WAY: THE CHRISTMAS TOP UP POWER SEMINAR

Fuel/BAC/Will Adamsdale

Co-Director (with Will Adamsdale)

Comedy

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE DREAM

Writer/Performer/Musician

Sean Holmes

Lyric Hammersmith/Filter

A GRAND NIGHT OF STUFF

Writer/Performer

John Hardwicke

Shoreditch Town Hall

THE ISLAND

Writer/Perfomer

Tom Haines

London Snorkeling Team

JACKSONS WAY: THE CHRISTMAS TOP UP POWER SEMINAR

Co-Director (with Will Adamsdale)

Fuel/BAC/Will Adamsdale

MESSING ABOUT WITH OUIJA BOARDS

Director

Colin Hoult/Soho Theatre

MILTON JONES TEMPLE OF DAFT

Director

Milton Jones/Phil Mcintyre Entertainment

MRS HUDSON'S CHRISTMAS CORKER

Director/Co-Writer

Spymonkey/Wiltons Music Hall

CARA JOSEPHINE

Co-Director (with Josie Long)

Josie Long/The Stand Edinburgh

PAPPY'S LAST SHOW EVER

Director (Nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award)

Pappy's/Pleasance Edinburgh

BE HONOURABLE

Co-Director (with Josie Long). Nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award

Josie Long/Just the Tonic

THE SPACE FETE SCIENCE FAIR FUN DAY

Writer/Performer

Will Adamsdale

London Snorkeling Team/Fuel

SHAPE AND EEL

Writer/Performer

John Hardwicke

London Snorkeling Team/Shoreditch Town Hall

SAINTS & SUPERHEROES

Writer/Performer

Wes Williams/Hamish McColl

BAC/Flywheel

RADIOPLAY

Writer/Performer

Wes Williams

BAC/Flywheel/Underbelly Edinburgh

JULIAN BARRETT PRESENTS: JON BREEZE & SPECIAL GUESTS

Writer/Performer

Julian Barrett

Soho Theatre

SECRET DUDES SOCIETY

Writer/Performer

Matthew Crosby

Pappy's

DEAD LANDLORD

Writer/Performer

Wes Williams

Family Curioso/Gilded Balloon