Dean Kilbey

First time I heard from Dean was when I got his really unusual video around Easter. I knew straight away that I wanted to meet him but I never expected that he will be the one would finally convince me to start my journey with actors’ headshots. Thanks, Dean!I can write a lot about Dean, but I think the best way would be to find out from the man himself.

When did you first start acting?

I started acting when I was 33... a late starter!!
I had always loved to entertain and make people laugh. So I decided to try stand-up comedy I did this for two years which gave me the confidence to join an acting school... I spent 3 years (every Saturday) at the Artist Theatre School (which at that time was located in the famous Ealing Studios run by British actress Amanda Redman MBE).

Who are your idols and why?

I tend to look up to people who I can relate to. As I am a Londoner... Like Ray Winston, Gary Oldman, Micheal Caine... working-class actors who have made it. They give me the belief that I too can make it...also as I love comedy. Laurel and Hardy are a big inspiration to me.

What is a good headshot/portrait?

It's all about the eyes.

What advise would you give to people who want to get into acting?

Do it for the love of acting...not fame.

Did you have any formal training?

I didn't have any formal training ... I never went to drama school. Although as I mentioned I attended a Saturday school - Artist Theatre School (ATS)

What is the best thing about your job?

The best thing is you get to be someone else !! and you meet so many different people who share the same passion.

What has been your best role and why?

My best role in terms of exposure would have to be a character called it was in the BBC soap Eastenders
I have just shot a short film with a great actress Donna Taylor called 'The Edge'. This was my most challenging role as he has a split personality and goes through every emotion in this film...He is not a nice person and that is fun to play.

What characters do you most like to play?

I like to play dark twisted characters... as I am a naturally witty person they are further away from my own personality so they are more challenging, although I must be honest, I do love comedy.

What would be your dream job?

My dream job would be a lead role in a top drama series for the BBC. As they make some great quality shows.

Dean’s Agent: https: Mclean-Williams

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