William Ilkley


Real name: William Michael Brown
Born: 20 April 1958


  1. Oliver
  2. Dominic
  3. Adele
  4. Abigail

Contact: Website: Dramart Productions; Email: william@myers1.karoo.co.uk Agent: Susan Angel & Kevin Francis Ltd


  1. Jack Halliwell (1992 -1993)
  2. Nick Horrocks (18 August 1997; 3 April 2000)

William trained at Rose Bruford and his regional credits include Bolton Octagon, Manchester Royal Exchange, Newcastle Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Theatr Clwyd, Watford Palace, Harrogate Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, Derby Playhouse, Leicester Haymarket and York Theatre Royal.

For Hull Truck he has appeared as Arthur in Up & Under, Lucky Eric in Bouncers, Jack in September In The Rain, Jack in Happy Jack and Bob in The New Office Party.

West End and touring theatre includes creating the role of Harry Hickman in the award-winning Salt Of The Earth for the Edinburgh Festival, national tour, Donmar
Warehouse and the Swan Theatre RSC Stratford; Malvolio in Twelth Night for the Edinburgh Festival, national tour and Donmar Warehouse; Frank in Up & Under in
the West End, Morris in the national tour of Lucky Sods, Ken Blake in both National Tours of Gym And Tonic, Judd in the 21st Anniversary National Tour of Bouncers and Bob Lawrence in the current National Tour of Unleashed again for John Godber and Hull Truck Theatre Company. He recently also had the privilege of appearing at the Olivier Theatre in the Royal National Theatre in Bouncers as part of the National Theatre's celebration of this century's 100 greatest writers.

William has nearly fifty TV credits including Harry's Game, Doctor Who, Howards Way, All Creatures Great And Small, The Bill, Last Of The Summer Wine, Heartbeat, Emmerdale, Pigeon Summer, The Ward, Coronation Street, Wing And A Prayer, Gold and Hetty Wainthrop Investigates.

Film credits include the BBC Screen 2 films Defrosting The Fridge with Joe Don Baker and Small Zones with Sean Bean. The BBC Screen 1 Film The Fix and also Shipwrecked with Gabriel Byrne and The Whipping Boy with George C Scott for Walt Disney Productions; Night Of The Fox with George Peppard and Michael York; Paper Marriage with Gary Kemp and Rita Tushingham and Between Two Women for North Country Pictures.

William owns and runs the company Dramart Productions which specialises in running perfomance arts workshop courses for schools and colleges, with courses taking place in Spain, Austria, Greece, Holland, Belgium, USA, Stratford and London.

If you know any teachers of drama/performing arts/music or art please ask them to check out the Dramart Productions web site and don't hesitate to email William for updates, news and chat about his work.


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