Graham Howes - Actor Writer and Director and Hypnotherapist offering Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis services in Ipswich Suffolk Hadleigh Suffolk and Manningtree Colchester Essex

Graham Howes, actor and writer


Will be directing MISSING PIECES an epic play with Ballroom and Tap in October 2012 written by Graham Howes and Karen Lynne see for more...

Soon to complete pickups for Feature Film THE HAUNTING OF HARRY PAYNE as MOOCHER out in 2013

Just completed "The Bluelight" for visual artist Hayley Lock as Peter grown up from The Secret Seven and about to do the voice over for this experimental Film

I have been in Law and Order for ITV 1 in an episode called "Identity" Episode 9.

LOVE'S KITCHEN - feature film

I am in a new Feature Film with Dougray Scott, Claire Forlani, Simon Callow, Michelle Ryan, and Peter Bowles and Lee Boardman - and Gordon Ramsay! - a new Feature Film called Love's Kitchen in which I play John the stroppy landlord of a local pub featured heavily in the film. Now out in Cinemas and soon on DVD!

In the US it is also known as LOVES KITCHEN.

My character John the publican is based on the publican in Kate Middleton's village and the pub is named after The Boot there!

NOW OUT please support UK Film making!

No Ordinary Trifle Face book site

No OrdinaryTrifle Trailer


I have written with Karen Lynne a new Dance Theatre piece about disability called MISSING PIECES. It is based around the Hauxwell family in Darlington (yes related to Hannah Hauxwell!) and we have been looking for Darlington folk who remember Harry Hauxwell and Violet Hauxwell and the Hauxwell girls Lillian, Joyce and Vi. We are also interested in people who were around in Darlington between 1929 and 1975 - the span of the play who could give us background particularly on the early years. Do you remember them

We are putting funds in place with Production partners Brian Debnam of BDA and John Holmes of Urban Matters with a projected 2012 production. There was a successful rehearsed reading for potential sponsors at Live Theatre in Newcastle on September 18th 2011 which will lead to a Workshop to show more of the Dance elements in London on 29th June 2012 at Toynbee Studios Theatre. We are talking to a brilliant and experienced choreographer who has worked with some extraordinary people and on Strictly Come Dancing / Let's Dance - we have also had advice from Peggy Spencer one of the founders of Come Dancing about working as a Professional Dancer in the 1940s. We have Carole Todd on board as a Consultant - Carole has many West End shows to her credit - her latest being Dreamboats and Petticoats.

There is a dedicated website here:

Missing Pieces Theatre Show

This is a slideshow of Missing Pieces Theatre show and it gives a simplified overview of the core story - click on weblink above to play

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I filmed THE HAUNTING OF HARRY PAYNE in 2011 playing Moocher the Poacher. This Hammer Horror style film is due for full release in early 2012

Graham Howes Actor - OVERVIEW:

I have been working for Opera North in the two Gershwin rarities set and written in the Depression of the thirties: "Of thee I sing" and the Europen premiere of the related "Let 'em eat cake". I played Senator Lyons - one of the few grey men who really run the country in this piece of silly and sublime piece of Musical Theatre written by George Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind who were responsible for Marx Brothers movies amongst other wonders. They won a Pulitzer Prize for "Of thee I sing" which redefined the way that Musicals were written - one of the first pioneers responsible for making the songs part of the plot rather than a charming interlude!

My career has been from Kids TV "Model Millie" "Juliet Bravo" to appearing in two series of "Kingdom". Theatre has seen me working in Shakespeare like Claudius in Hamlet for the ESC and parts like Henchard the Mayor of Casterbridge and Dr Frankenstein to FAME in the West End, Daddy Warbucks in ANNIE and the rare revival of PROMISES PROMISES -  the only Bacharach/David musical called with a book by Neil Simon based on The Apartment at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield.

Graham Howes Showreel: Click Here:

Acting CV below:

Agent: Howard Cooke at HCA on 020 7591 0144
HEIGHT:  5' 8”    BUILD:  Stocky       HAIR:   Brown / Balding      EYES:   Hazel PLAYING AGE:  Late 40’s – 60
SINGING VOICE:    Deep Bass - Baritone
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THEATRE: Selection

SALAD DAYS  Augustine Williams Ambrose and Inspector Riverside Studios Tete a Tete Director: Bill Bankes Jones

LET ‘EM EAT CAKE Senator Robert E Lyons  Opera North/Tour Sadlers Wells  Caroline Gawn

OF THEE I SING Senator Robert E Lyons      Opera North/Tour Sadlers Wells / Bregenz Opera Festival  Austria Caroline Gawn

CUCKOO TEAPOT Charlie/Mr Spencer           Eastern Angles Theatre Company Ivan Cutting

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE/BOX & COX John Baldwin Buckstone/Box  Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal Pip Minithorpe

DICK WHITTINGTON Alderman/Sultan Newbury Corn Exchange/Hiss & Boo /Cal McCrystal of Cirque du Soleil


DARK TAYLE (2 HANDER) by Laurence Wilson Harry  All at Junction Theatre Cambridge

DOOGIE’S LAST DANCE by Debbie Giggle       MauriceBLAAM!  by Fraser Grace (Monologue) Popsi Cola (Psychotic Clown in a shower) 

FROBISHERS GOLD (reading) by Fraser Grace Boatswain /Apothecary with Janet Suzman

PROMISES PROMISES                                     Mr Eichelberger Adam Speigel/Crucible Theatre / Angus Jackson

FAME                                                                  Mr Scheinkopf        Aldwych Theatre West End / Karen Bruce

SUNSET BOULEVARD IN CONCERT         Sammy/Jonesy etc  West End International & Radio 2 / Martin Yates

FAME                   Mr Scheinkopf              National Tour & Edinburgh / Karen Bruce

TWELFTH NIGHT                          Sir Toby Belch               Theatre Royal Bath / Andrew Harries

THE MISER                    Sir Arthur Edgerton (Anselme) Mervin Simon Salisbury Playhouse / Richard Beecham

JACK & THE BEANSTALK             Baron Hardup (with Ted Rogers)  Stage Further/Delawarre / Robert Wheeler

PICKWICK PAPERS                   Pickwick                       Library Theatre / Doc Watson

ARCADIA                                Noakes              Manchester Library Theatre / Chris Honer

MAPP AND LUCIA (NEW MUSICAL)    Padre                       Canizaro Park            /    Peter Benedict

CHRISTMAS CAROL     Marley / Fezziwig / All ghosts                      Library Theatre / Doc Watson

CITY OF ANGELS                             Munoz        Showscene Productions /John Mangan

BLOOD LIBEL   Godwin / Dialect coach  New Wesker play                 Norwich Playhouse / Irina Brown

ROMEO AND JULIET Montague and Paris   Zoe Seaton THE LAST YANKEE                            Frick                          Glen Walford

SPADGER        Spadger                                Henry Burke THE WORLD THAT USED TO BE      Max                           Andy Smith

HAMLET   Claudius  English Shakespeare Co / Chris Geelan

BEAUTY & THE BEAST                     Father                                Unicorn Theatre @ Newbury / Richard Williams

DEATHTRAP                 Porter Milgram                                Cheltenham  Rep / Martin Houghton

SING AS WE GO               Monty / Archie (Leads)     Edge of the World Th Prods No 1 Tour / G Howes                     

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF                Mordcha              Theatre Royal Plymouth / Roger Redfarn

QUASIMODO                                   Quasimodo Hunchback of notre dame          Hornchurch  Rep / Bob Tomson

OLIVER                                            Mr Bumble (part of National Tour)       Bill Kenwright No 1 tour / Bob Tomson

A NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY           Proven Vick (Lead)                                   Orchard Theatre Co. / Nigel Bryant

TRACING CREATION                     John Clare (Lead)                                     Orchard Theatre Co. / Nigel Bryant

ANNIE                                              Daddy Warbucks                       Mercury Theatre Colchester / Michael Winter

MACBETH                                       Lenox                         Crucible Theatre Sheffield / Mike Kaye Clare Venables

ROOTS                                           Jimmy Beales         Century Theatre, Keswick /  Paul Gibson / Kate Harwood

MOTHER COURAGE                     The Cook                     Theatre Foundry Miners Strike tour / Romy Baskerville

CLOWN FOR A DAY           Mr Fitz (Registered Clown)   Clown Cavalcade RNT & Tour Self Devised & Directed

FRANKENSTEIN  Dr Victor Frankenstein / Walton                Oxfordshire Touring  / Peter Cooper

MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Henchard - Mayor of Casterbridge  Oxfordshire Touring /  Peter Cooper

GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK        Schweik                                               Man In The Moon Fringe / Dion McHugh

ONE OF OUR HOWLS IS MISSING Terence (Lead took over from Chris Beeney) Bill Kenwright / Jimmy Thompson

TABOO – A WAY TO DIE           Victor Zorza                       Theatre Workshop/Cancer Relief / Nigel Townshend

31 years of many Commercial tours, USA Tours of Shakespeare MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as Lysander, Pantos, TIE, Radio and Voice overs.

Directing and writing credits also available. Ex - Clown (Face copyright on an egg!)

Ex - Pig Farmer. Drama Teacher. Fully Qualified Advanced Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner.

   TV /FILM COMPANY                             PLAY        /     PART                                                                                      DIRECTOR

ITV / Kudos Law and Order "Identity" Judge Warwick

Eyeline Films/Just Nuts Loves Kitchen Feature Film John                             Writer Director James Hacking

ITV/PARALLEL FILMS/SPROUT Kingdom Series 2 Bob Watkins                                                              Andrew Grieve ITV / Parallel TV and Film Productions Kingdom (Series 1 with Stephen Fry) Dodgy Bob Watkins Robyn Sheppard BBC                   Panorama: Hutton Inquiry / Butler Inquiry / Why we went to War Sir John Scarlett    Award for best Drama Documentary                                               Farron Blackwood

LWT   Othello Andrew Davies version Mr Driver Channel 4 / Anglia             

To kill a day Father  (Leading)                                                                      Sophie Vaughan

BBC 2/Strawberry Films      I love London*  Featured                                                                                    Nick Turvey

ITV / J Walter Thompson   Series of 3 ads for Colmans  Tom main character                                        Martin Brierley

BBC                                    999 International Special     Dr Kevin Ilsley (Lead)                                 Robbie Del Maestro

BBC                                    Bugs  Manna from Heaven      Chief  Lab Technician                                        Brian Farnham

BBC                                    Crimewatch UK                    David Hird ( Murder victim)                                      Daniel Barry

BBC                                    Crime Limited             Jury Foreman                                                                    Jayne Topping

BBC Children's TV series   Model Millie       Roger the Clumsy Lodger (Regular)                   Ali Stewart / Kay Benbow

THAMES TV                       The Bill                      Sam

Independent Feature Film Co.         Parsons Pleasure         Parson Boggis ( Lead)                       Martin Cray German TV                        

And Pigs Might Fly                       Fred                                                              Curtis Radclyffe

BFI Feature Film                                    The Draughtsman's Contract      Antonio                                          Peter Greenway

BBC                                    Swallows and Amazon Forever  Martin                                                            Andrew Morgan

*Selected for “Panavision New Directions” screenings in New York & LA.

• Latest Commercial: Worldwide campaign on TV and Internet: Wrigleys Extra Ice as Leading artiste Prof Wrigleys and Voice Over. • Observer Blur CD Antiques Roadshow pastiche Antiques expert  Edelweiss Butter (for Europe) featured artiste

Also featured in major commercials examples include: Colmans long series of Norfolk Chef ads as “smuckerling” Norfolk Chef: Brooke Bond "Choicest Blend" series of three ads, Loot and Vick Throat Sweets. Corporates: NHS training film ”5 a day” - as the difficult patient. Barclays Bank Mortgages, Ford Cars series on Management, BT series on Customer service; Sun Microsystems with Stephen Fry as Steve Ballmer of Microsoft

Radio 4 plays inc: Yaxley’s Cat; This green and pleasant land. Radio 5 Live: Meltdown of the Golden Squad.  Radio 2: Sunset Boulevard concert version with Petula Clark and Michael Ball as Jonesy.     

Agent: Howard Cooke at HCA on 020 7591 0144

Missing Pieces website