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Frankie Oatway.(Strippers Actor) and Alan Barnes Actors Coach

Alan Barnes actor and Actors coach

Alan and i met 14 months ago when being cast and working on a commercial together in Germany’s capital Berlin .We were both invited to go along to an audition for a big commercial at the time we didn’t know each other at the audition and even after we were told we got the part.

It wasn’t until we were about to board the flight that we realised we were going to the same shoot in Berlin.I will never forget the first words that left Alan’s mouth he looked at the size of my suitcase and noticed how big and heavy it was and said (You planing on staying for a year) I laughed and said well know not really mate its just that i do tend to try and ware my own clothes as much as possible for any sort of filming if i get the choice you know what i mean) From there on over the course of the next few days Alan and i became very close friends

The commercial was a German production and extremley proffessional and a German director you can imagine the laughes we had doing this.The set up was we were builders on a German building site about to order our lunch me being the largest of the gang .We are all in a Portacabin sitting round a table.

Im looking at everyone opening there lunch boxes and they start looking at me sitting there with nothing.All of a sudden the door flies open and in walks a Sushi delivery fella he shouts out (Who ordered to Sushi.)

The others were supposed to look supprised when my hand goes up and say yes its mine in German .Well they done about 12 takes and by the time i finnished i was about two stone heavier.What made it worse i had to say it in German it gets worse the director said in a typicle German accent.(You will eat zaa pizza Frankie and zen look at zee others and startz a laughing)

Well we all looked at eachother and pissed our selves it was a bad version of The Great Escape very funny. After finishing the commercial that day we all went to a beer festival and had a great time the commercial is about to be released over the coming weeks.

From that week onwards Alan and i are now best friends at the time i was about to take part in several productions although very new to the industry Alan took time to look at some of the work i was doing .One was a Theatre production he imediatly offered to help me get into shape to perform for the project.

Like always good to his word Alan worked with me like no one i know Alan didnt let on but he is an excellent acting coach and put me through my paces.I was playing the lead part in the show so the part was very demanding. To this day without Alan i would never got through it.

Alan was an english teacher in his early years and that along with his ability to coach was a dream come true in my mind the best in the game at coaching actors .If i was to give anyone some advice who wants some guidence and from a proffesional this man will do the business .And give you all the tools you need to get you ready for either an audition or for film TV or Theatre

To this day i know my success would have been very different if i never met Alan the name of his set up is called BU think about it  simple really.Please feel free to take a look at the clip below and take time to make a note of his mobile number along with IMBD links.

Alan  is very modest anyone that really knows this man will know he doesnt blow his own trumpet. When one day he out the blue he told me he worked reguler on BBCs Eastenders ITVs The Bill and endless other tv productions to many to name .

In fact it was Alan who played Bent Old Bill in the episode in Eastenders who nicked Dirty Den.A record audience was recorded for viewing figures and Alan was right in the middle of it.

Along with this he played a reguler part in The West End hit The Graduate with Kathleen Turner and Jerry Hall .The storys Alan has to tell are brilliant and you will be hearing many more of them on here over the coming years .

Alan run his own Theatre company and made his mark in the industry for over twenty years he has to many credits to mention but one West End producer by the name of Terry Johnson cast Alan in the TV production of COR BLIMEY the story of Barbera windsor and Sid James relationship.

Yet another great body of work by the dark horse Alan Barnes his work speaks volumes. Below is another typical exapmple of how Alan is so very versitle.Last year i was cast to play a corrupt Police Detevtive in a film by Phil Visili .Called The Crack i told Alan about the film and asked him if he would be interested in coming along for the day.

Low and behold Alan turned up i suggested to Phil it would be blinding if Alan could play one of the parts in the film. That very day Alan took part and nailed it like always. Please take time to look at the video clip below. Hope you enjoy it and find Alans story interesting feel free to contact Alan for advice and your coaching needs


The Crack – Trailer – YouTube…Share

18 Nov 2011 – 2 min – Uploaded by thecrackfilm
A trailer of the film The Crack written and directed by Phil Vasili. Uploaded by thecrackfilm on Nov 18 

IMBD movie data base for Alan Barnes British actor please take time to look at the list of Film and TV Credits

Alans Mobile number  UK 07785917429 for Acting Coaching needs(BU)


The Film The Ref to be filmed on location in Wales in the UK 29th 30th 31st July 2011

Frankie Oatway will be shaping up on the canvas next week ready for the big KO. He  has again been successfully selected for the lead roll in  the Film The Ref to be shot on location in Cardiff Wales in the UK on the 29th 30th and 31st July 2011. Based on a boxing  referees point of view of a fight between two well known boxers from Manchester. The producers and director have done as much research as possible. To get the film to look like a real boxing match. To be shot on a Red 1  camera .Frankie again was picked because of his accent and stage presence and life experience this film is going to be a big hit

The Film Gladstone Premier on the 26th July 2011 At the Phoenix Cinema

The British actor Frankie Oatway was on the big screen in the Movie Gladstone Premiered at the Phoenix Cinema . A film based on an MI5 special agent. Frankie Plays a powerful roll as Special Agent Hanks in this great story. Filmed on location in the North of England in Derby and Nottingham.A very powerful film  entered in some of the biggest film festivals. A showcase of work by writer and directed by James Peveral  available on DVD soon to be released 

The MovieThe Crack July 20th 2011Produced By The Works

Another great project produced by a great writer director Phil Visili called The Crack. will commence filming in North London based on a true story. The British actor Frankie Oatway has landed one of the lead rolls as a crooked Police officer. This film is going to be a great success not only for Frankie but for all the production.Selected for the his powerful stage presence and ability to bring some reality to the Film. Rehearsals and pre production has already started Phil Visili the producer has paid attention to every detail. The dialogue and actors he has used are people that associate with the characters. The potential for this film is endless Phil is a great writer and this is one of many productions he has in mind for Frankie

The Movie Roxanne Filmed on Location in Londons East End 2nd July 2011

Frankie Oatway the British actor was successfully selected to play the part of Georgie in the film Roxanne.Shot on location in London’s East End in a run down council estate .Frankie could not have felt more at home when he was told its going to be filmed in his former  hometown. The film is showing the connection between two people who fall in love under very unusual circumstances. Frankie Plays the one of the lead rolls as Georgie. A typical Londoner who new Roxy from old. A prostitute living it rough and being threatened by her clients .A very similar story to the film Mona Lisa played by Bob Hoskins  Georgie gives a way out of this dreadful situation and shows how much he cares for Roxy He gives her protection and a helping hand to get out of this life she leads. To be released soon .There is every chance this film will make a big impact in the film circuit

Come to see Titus on the Isle Of Wight at The Redtie Theatre 14th 16th July 2011

The Theatre production of “Titus” was a total success for Frankie Oatway playing the lead roll of “Titus” on The Isle of  Wight the  press reviews to be be released in the next week.A very powerful performance was needed from the Londoner to show what he could do. Given a standing ovation along with the rest of the cast. An outstanding performance was given by all. Held at the Redtie theatre for two nights and now to go on tour to the Londons West End starting with the Bloomsbury theatre then all over London and the UK the award winning  director  Joe Plumb put all his faith in the Londoner Frankie Oatway when he selected him to play Titus. A gamble that paid off .Now with Shakespeare to add to a list of performances .Although an adaptation was never the less something  that the Londoner never expected to be considered for. Now the future is getting brighter day by day. The opportunities are coming in thick and fast for Frankie.Over the coming days rehearsals are about to take place for a number of productions for theatre and film

The Film To Little To Late by Ealing Studios filmed in London 29th June 2011

Frankie Oatway the British Actor just finished filming the production of  “To Little To Late “Playing the lead roll as Terry Moran a drug dealer from London who takes control of a group dealers. The film was shot in Ealing West London and will soon be released. Another great impact made by the new comer to the film world. Frankie’s natural ability and powerful stage presence is making a big impact .Producers and casting directors are now aware that Frankie means business .The Cockney makes it very clear that just by being his self  is making him progress the industry . The camera seems to like the look and the walk of this newcomer. Over the coming weeks  productions he has been involved in are going to be released for all to see.Youtube the film “Too Little To Late” To see behind the scenes stills and footage

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Frankie  Oatway The British actor will Interviewing the British and Commonwealth title holder Georgie Groves on the 19th June on British TV

General breakdown of history of the upton brothers and the clubs they thought for and are currently fighting for …..Along with these details will be some background relating to the trainers they spent time with and the likes of the Commonwealth and Lonsdale Title holder “Georgie Groves”….. The club that gave these group of boxers a chance and a steer in the right direction from as young as seven years old….. Was and is now considered to be one of the best boxing coaches in the British isles….. This man is a great friend of mine……. And has now made history in the sport by having produced not only an Olympic champion but now the Commonwealth and Lonsdale belt title holder “Georgie Groves” …..

The name of this man who runs in my mind one of the best training and coaching facilities in England is Micky Delaney .The club is the Dale Boxing or better known as the Dale Youth Boxing Club…… Micky Delaney has shown how a tiny little place with limited resources in the middle of one of the most run down and working class environments in Nottingdale in the centre of Nottinghill Central London like any London Borough a rough and ready place to be brought up in …….A place where i spent a lot of time as a kid  i decided to joined the Dale Youth ……And had a go at the sport of boxing myself  like all the local kids in the neighbourhood turned to this as a way of escaping the tough and hostile environment……. Especially for the working classes this area was no stranger to crime and villainy so when Micky took control of the Dale Youth he reached out to not only the young talent but invited the families too…. it was an instant family set up from the point Micky took it on the chin so to speak …By dedicating his own time energy and  some times his own money to prove to these kids that there was another root they could go down in life….. Without looking at the production line of crime on the streets of London…

I used to work with Micky for many years at  BBC TV in Shepherds Bush  we used to work the shows building sets in the studios in Wood lane……  But when everyone who went home to there families after work Micky wold spend his spare time looking after the kids in the way of nurturing the new talent as young as 5 years old….. From there this man  has produced without doubt one of the best boxing hopefuls this country has ever produced namely Georgie groves…. Along with Georgie’s success and again trained and spend time looking for hopefuls in the sport appeared a group of local kids  four brothers between the ages of at the time seven  to fourteen…. Who go by the names of Anthony being the youngest Sonny Pauly and the eldest James Upton…  A Group of dedicated boxers from Nottingdale along with there talent and being possible contenders for 2012 Olympics.. These group of boys were among many other kids that showed Micky how much in the way of determination along with big hearts will with any luck could be the new names to look out for in the sport….

This group of youngsters were initially trained and boxed for the dale youth who Micky took under his wing but also due to a location and family ties to east London had to relocate and this meant joining and leaving Micky’s nursery of great fighters…. Now the boys joined Dagenham Boxing Club again instantly had more trophy’s to add to the cabinets.And like Micky the club decided immediately that this group of boys had legs to make it in one of the toughest sports… Again the location issue resurfaced and like before had to move and again joined West Ham Boxing Club in East London instantly while there gained more recognition and like before now fount them selves boxing in one of London’s finest venues that being York Hall in Bethnal Green achievements included gold medals for all manor of bouts and all four brothers were now being taken very seriously. Being from London but the family roots and ties to Ireland there big dream came as no so surprise when they along with there father that the only way to go is to the top and take the boys to Ireland .And now there the boxing fraternity are now fully aware in Ireland how much potential this group of boys have now fighting for one of the best gyms in Ireland and one of the best managers in Ireland Gerry Story MBE. They fulfilled not only there dream but there fathers too and now box for the Ireland team….The proof is in the pudding as they say just look at the success story and how big an impact the likes of Georgie Groves has made on the world  if you like i would like to compare him… To the great Henry Cooper who not only conducts his self like a true gentleman but never forgot like the Upton brothers were there bread was buttered and the gratitude they give  to my good friend Micky Delany ……Please watch the televsed interview on the 19th June 2011 on  Youtube  produced by BBTV and hosted by myself Frankie Oatway

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The Guy Pierce Movie 33 Postcards first screening in Sydney was a sell out now released worldwide

Frankie Oatway The British Actor from London is now on the big screen in cinemas worldwide in the Guy Pierce Film “33 Postcards ” .The Movie has just been screened for the first time in Sydney Australia the trailer is available on Youtube now. And is now about to be releasedall over the world. The movie has had some great reviews and could even receive an award .Frankie plays a prison gaurd in the film where the lead actor Guy Pierce was faced with a confrontation in one of the scenes with the Powerful British actor. In a showdown in a Prison visiting room. Frankie shows just how powerful he is as an actor when he has to take control over an argument that breaks out between two prisoners Guy Pierce being one of them .The credits that  follow the end of the film clearley show what a great contribution and performance  Frankie gave to the film. And an opotunity to show the world what he can do. As an actor it put him  on the international Movie circuit this is only one of many productions that frankie has been selected for. Between the UK and the USA … The the film industry are taking a very big interest in the newcomer to show business. Where less than eighteen  months ago Frankie was a builder he also formaly worked at the BBC as a set builder  for many years . The new path and direction in his life has opened a whole new world. He was discovered while having a drink in a pub when he was approached by a casting director for a TV series called Underbelly

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Frankie Oatway the British actor has been selected to play the lead roll in a film called “Grandpa’s Last Stand”… Frankie plays  the roll of Stanley a typical Londoner. Filming starts the 22nd June on Location London, This story is about a man who has seen better times. He struggles with alcoholism and  decides take a back seat in life because of his bad luck. He seeks friendship with a character from Ireland they have there fair share of stories to tell one another. They meet up everyday to discus and moan about the world. A typical father son relationship develops between these two people. Stanley is ten years older than his new  drinking partner and tries to tell him how the world really works as they slowly get drunk .This film has some great comedy sketches and has all the earmarks of a success. The story developes where Stanley’s home life is far from perfect and along with being dictated by his wife and an old flea infested Mongrel dog. Who seems to be treated better than Stanley. So after he decides there’s only one thing for it. He goes on regular drinking sessions with his new found friend Sean. where everyday they meet up on a Park bench in London.This will be the first comedy Frankie has been selected for since he started acting. It will show how his typical London sense of hummer will shine through