You'll likely know him as Radagast The Brown in Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT feature trilogy and as the seventh Doctor in the ever popular BBC series DOCTOR WHO. The feature THE OWNERS, a thriller centred around Sylvester, 'Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams, and Rita Tushingham is currently in post production, as is the short film YOU which filmed in Dresden. He has also just finished filming on PERFECT STRANGERS set in the Scottish Highlands; a Scottish Christmas Rom-Com!
Other recent screen work includes The Old Man of Hoy in Netflix's cult series SENSE 8; the short film BEAUTY which opened at the Alice nella città film festival in Rome recently; the short film THE LAST CONJUROR with Sylvester in the title role; the supernatural film SLUMBER with Maggie Q, and THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE alongside Lesley Manville, Hans Matheson and John Hannah. And on TV: in Dave's comedy ZAPPED!, the BBC comedy THE CRIMS, and THE FIVE (ISH) DOCTORS REBOOT to celebrate the 50th anniversary. He's also just enjoyed a fun guest role in BBC TV's HOLBY; and filmed a series of five features with Sophie Aldred and Colin Baker for The One Show (not yet transmitted).
On stage he played the Fool to Ian McKellen's KING LEAR for the RSC, and appeared at the Edinburgh Festival last summer in A JOKE with Robert Picardo; and as the Narrator in the premiere of new musical LITTLE FIR TREE at Kings Place, London.
He played the title role in the Penny Dreadfuls' production of DON QUIXOTE for BBC Radio, and also joined Strangeness in Space playing the role of Nigel, Sophie's dad ... Sophie played by a certain Sophie Aldred, his companion in DOCTOR WHO.
Have a flick through the roles here:
Did you Hear?
Sylvester's first grandchild arrived in Thailand - and what better way to go to meet her than on an adventure he's long wanted to undertake - travelling by train from his London home to her home in Thailand! It took him six weeks, and he kept a Travelogue with photos, videos and anecdotes. Here are a few shots, and you can find the rest here.
On Convention Appearances
These are often booked many months in advance, and sometimes over a year ahead. They are always, therefore, subject to professional and personal commitments nearer the time and although cancellations are never taken lightly, they are sometimes unavoidable if a project comes up that can't work around it.
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