Tim Cartwright

Tim moved to Cornwall at the age of 4 and grew up in Newlyn (still one of his favourite places). His first performance was at the age of 16 as a walk-on in BBC’s Poldark in the 1970s. Tim has always loved performing and has involved himself in a number of community productions, working with local groups and has worked with local community arts organisations on a range of projects such as the Golowan ‘Christmazy Grottos’ and the Golowan (midsummer)and Montol (midwinter) festivals in Penzance. ​

A few years ago, he took the decision to become a full-time performer and get some formal training. He has recently graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Theatre & Performance after studying at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth University. A practically minded man, Tim enjoys set design and building, particularly in unusual performance spaces, where he loves the idea of transforming a site into something completely different. He has utilised many of the workshop facilities at Falmouth University to build unusual instruments and contraptions.

He continues to fill his time performing in films and on stage (he has recently finished filming as one of the leads in a comedy horror feature film with Dark Temple Motion Pictures, where he has been throwing himself around the set fighting werewolves) and is currently investigating ways in which create performances remotely. He considers his decision to go to Falmouth University as one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

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