Graeme Rooney, Paul Charlton and Kevin O’Loughlin
In 2008 The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek was born. Since then the boys started with a bang selling 3000 tickets in their debut show in 2009 winning awards and receiving critical acclaim along the way.
This was followed by Sell Out shows from 2010-2013 at the Edinburgh Fringe where they sold more than 28,000 tickets. A mad last couple of years has seen them perform with MICHAEL MCINTYRE, MIRANDA HART, JAMES CORDEN, JIMMY CARR, CATHERINE TATE and support JOHNNY VEGAS in Nottingham. Then at the end of 2012 they filmed their BBC 2 series coming out soon.
If you like your comedy served extremely funny, order a portion of Ginge, Geordie Geek!
The Ginge – Graeme Rooney
This year Graeme will be appearing in ‘Bad Education‘ starring Jack Whitehall and Matthew Horne, ‘Doc Martin‘ starring Martin Clunes and ‘Edge of Heaven‘ starring Blake Harrison. He also completed the feature film ‘Ashes’ (for more info click here) which he played the lead role ‘Donnie Mckinley’
He has played memorable comedic characters in both Irvine Welsh’s critically acclaimed ‘Wedding Belles’ and the Award winning ‘Skins’. He featured as a guest lead in the popular BBC series ‘Ashes to Ashes’ and more recently he had a great role in Case Histories alongside Jason Isaacs. In 2011 Graeme appeared in Holby City when he played the challenging role of William P Franks, a young man with severe learning difficulties who becomes obsessed with a female patient. Other previous guest leads include ‘Rab C Nesbitt’, ‘Rebus’, ‘Taggart’, ‘Doctors’ and ‘Casualty’.
Before taking to the stage as ‘The Ginge’ in his sketch show Graeme performed at The Barbican and Dundee rep in a production of David Greig’s play ‘Europe‘, at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool in ‘The Doll Tower‘, at the Royal Court, London in ‘Unforgiven‘, at The Soho Theatre in plays ‘Mancub‘ and ‘Mental‘, at The Globe in the William Poel Festival and the Prince in Vanishing Point’s ‘Cinderella‘. However before all this in his teen years he actually grew up doing musicals and then worked in Majorca for the summer entertaining guests in various large hotels – hosting shows, singing and dancing which may explain the all round actor, comedian, song and dance man that is The Ginge!
For more info – www.graemerooney.com
Follow Graeme on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/GraemeMRooney
Graeme Rooney’s Acting Showreel and Comedy Showreel edited by Stand Out Showreels
The Geordie – aka Paul Charlton
Paul trained as an actor with the other boys at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now called Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow, where he still lives with Mrs Geordie and their imaginary dog Santiago.
He also loves real dogs, however Mrs Geordie won’t let him have one. Ever! Even though Santiago is old and going to die soon! He’s thinking about getting an imaginary pet rabbit when Santiago dies, but it’s quite a commitment and Rabbits are for life, not just for stew! Plus the price of imaginary carrots is extortionate these days!
As well as being an imaginary animal lover, Paul has also won two Fringe First Awards at the Edinburgh Festival for his theatre plays ‘Love, Sex and Cider’ and ‘Crush’- the latter was also nominated for the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award before embarking on a sell out national tour.
Paul has previously been a member of the BBC writersroom10 and the Royal Court Young Writers Programme and has a long standing relationship with Live Theatre Newcastle (producers of West End and Broadway hit ‘The Pitman Painters’) His most recent comedy play Moving Family premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013 and was produced by his own theatre company Northern Nomads and supported by Live theatre.
Theatre credits include: Peter Crème’s Eyes and Therapy (Both Live Theatre) Their very own and golden city (Royal Court) Into the dark (Visible fictions national tour), Love, Sex and Cider (Jacuzzi Theatre national tour and fringe first winner) Immaculate Deception (New writing North) Benny and Claire (Cap A Pie) Mother Goose (Oxford Playhouse)
Television and film credits include: Little Britain (BBC) Sirens (C4) Live Girls present Dog Town (BBC) The Battle for Monte Casino (C4) and Sir Richard Attenborough’s feature film Closing the Ring.
Follow Paul’s writing blog at: http://paulcharltonwriter.wordpress.com
Follow Paul on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/pauljcharlton
The Geek – Kevin O’Loughlin
Since filming THE GINGE THE GEORDIE AND THE GEEK ended Kevin has appeared in BOB SERVANT INDEPENDENT-BBC4 alongside Brian Cox, RUBENSQUE-SKY LIVING with another sketch favourite Jonathan Watson (ONLY AN EXCUSE), Mountain Men BBC comedy show case sitcom pilot written by Donny McCleary (writer and creator of BBC RADIO 4’s FLANG MAG’S AND BAGS)…and also as a mean debt collector in his Gran’s favourite program WATERLOO ROAD
Before dawning the GGG cape and putting on his geek glass’s he has appeared in feature Film RUN FAT BOY RUN alongside Simon Pegg directed by David Schwimmer as well as appearances on Scottish favourites TAGGART and RIVER CITY…other credits include acting alongside Gary Lewis (BILLY ELLIOT) in BBC radio play PIANO LESSONS and acclaimed performance of a corrupt stammering Police man in Birmingham Reps production of CAR THIEFS written by Che Walker.
At present he is developing a sitcom with the BBC .
Kevin O’loughlin’s Acting Showreel edited by Stand Out Showreels
The Ghost – John Hoggarth
John is the fourth member and the one you don’t see on stage, he is a co- writer and director of the live material. He was born and brought up in Whitby, North Yorkshire. He worked as an actor for several years before expanding his work to include writing and directing. In 2003 he became joint artistic director of the National Youth Theatre and for several years combined the artistic directorship of the NYT with a prolific writing career. He moved on from the NYT in 2008 and is now artistic director of his own company Iron Shoes. He has had his work produced for television, radio and the stage. John has also developed a reputation for developing burgeoning comedy talent and has seen recent collaborations lead to a Perrier nomination, and the winning of both ‘So Think You’re Funny?” and the BBC new talent award. In 2013 he co-wrote and directed “Hope and Gloria” with Alex Maher – winner of “Funny Women, Best Show Award, 2013.”
For more info go to www.ironshoes.co.uk
The honourary boys…
The Guru – Mandie Fletcher
Mandie is our TV series director, script editor and mentor. She’s an industry legend having directed Black Adder, Only Fools and Horses, Absolutely Fabulous and Roger and Val among many others. She keeps us on our toes and without her our forthcoming series would not have been the same! She’s a real comedy Guru.
Associate Technician – Laura Hammond
Laura’s technical credits include: Company technician for ‘The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek’ Edinburgh 2009 and mini tour, ‘By The Way’ (ChoppedLogic), Technician for ‘Not a Lover Or A Fighter’ (Lloyd Langford), Technical Stage Manager for ‘Sound Journey’ (Segue), Company Stage Manager for the ‘Hotbed Festival’, ‘Stand By Your Van’, ‘Re:Design’ and ‘Let Newton Be!’ (Menagerie).
Her acting credits include Hermes’ Puppet in ‘Failing Narcissus’ (Black Dog Theatre Co.) and Rachel in ‘Brace’ (Mossycoat Productions) with whom she is an associate director and is about to begin work on their latest production.
Costume and props makers – Joanne Ferrie
2010, 2011, 2012 live shows. (she also made the snail in the gnome sketch for our tv show) Joanne graduated from the RSAMD after learning the art of Propmaking and Scenic Art.
Alongside her current commitments to Scottish Opera, she also manages to make props and costume for the Ginge, Geordie and the Geek- with as much skill and little cost as possible.
Her motto is “If you can think it, I can make it out of foam!.”