MATTHEW EVANS

CV & FILMOGRAPHY

 

1972

Fly-man backstage at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket

Assistant Stage Manager Prospect Theatre Co touring UK Theatres & Festivals

1973 - 1977

Student. Manchester University. BA Hons Drama & Film 2:1

Captain of a dredger on the Thames.  

1977

Actor...

Theatre...appeared in ‘Mate’ with Britt Ekland on tour and in the Comedy Theatre, West End

1978

Film…

Played Friedrich Müller in Delbert Mann’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Hallmark Productions) with Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Donald Pleasance & Ian Holm

1978

Photographer & Assistant...

theatrical stills & studio work out of Whitecross Studios, Chelsea - all camera formats

1979

Rostrum cameraman in Soho, medical films & commercials 

1980

Wrote, produced & directed ‘The Carpenter’s Mate’, starring Ade Edmondson & Serena Evans, shown 1981 London Film Festival

1981-84

National Film & TV School, Beaconsfield, making documentaries & dramas. Graduated with ‘Interference’ a B&W thriller set in Chapel Market & Hackney Greyhound Stadium

Survived as AD & sound recordist & boom swinger on pop promos, dramas & documentaries

1985/9

Documentary sound recordist for new Channel 4 & ZDF

2nd AD, Terence Davies’ ‘Still Lives, Distant Voices’ (BFI)

1st AD, Derek Jarman’s ‘The Garden’(BFI)

Director

1990

‘Eastenders’ (BBC) + BBC multi-cam training course

1992

‘Casualty’ (BBC) – the start of a long relationship

1993

‘Boon’ (ITV)

‘The Bill’ (ITV)

1994

‘Heartbeat’ (Yorkshire TV)

‘Medics’ (Granada)

1996

‘Band of Gold’ (Granada)

‘Sharman’ with Clive Owen, for Tony Garnett & World Productions

1997

‘Bugs’ (Carnival Films)

1998

‘The Ambassador’, with Pauline Collins (Ecosse Films) 

1999

‘Silent Witness’, with Amanda Burton (BBC) - temporary producer

1999

‘The Ruth Rendell Mysteries’ - 5 films (Blue Heaven)

‘Love in the 21st Century’ (Red Productions)

2000

‘The Vice’, with Ken Stott & David Harewood (ITV)

2001

‘The Bench’ (BBC Wales) show-runner for new series

2002

‘Heart & Soul’ (UN Agencies in Kenya)  set up & created  production core for East African soap opera to educate about AIDS.  (Viewing figures: 31 million)

2002/3

‘At Home With The Braithwaites’  (YorkshireTV) 

2004

‘Making Waves’ (Central TV) made with the Royal Navy 

2005

‘Dalziel & Pascoe’ with Warren Clarke (BBC)

2005/6

‘William & Mary’ with Martin Clunes (ITV)  BAFTA nominated

2006

‘Last Detective’ with Peter Davison (ITV}

2006

‘Rebus’ set up series with Ken Stott (SMG) (4 films) + wrote & directed 'Question of Blood' nominated for a Scottish BAFTA

2006/7/8

‘Robin Hood’ (Tiger Aspect for BBC) (8 eps)

2009

‘Demons’ (Shine Productions)

2011

‘Young Dracula’ (CBBC) 

‘Waterloo Road’ (Shed Productions for BBC) 

2012

‘New Tricks’ (BBC) 

2013/14

‘Casualty’ (BBC)

2013/14

‘Wolfblood’ (CBBC) CBAFTA nominated

‘The Dumping Ground’ (CBBC)

2015

‘Lewis’ (ITV)

2016

‘Holby City’ (BBC)

‘Casualty’ (BBC)

2016 - 2019

‘Casualty’ & ‘Holby’ (BBC)

EastEnders (BBC) returning after 30 years has been a zen experience, a challenge and a joy.

 

 

Teaching/Workshops…

2015 on

directing and acting workshops at

Worcester University, Film & Media Dept,

Royal Holloway College, Egham

Hereford Art College, Short Film Course

The Actors Studio, Covent Garden

Hereford Art College, External Advisor to Exam Board, associated to the University of Wales, writing module report

2017  

Lecturer/Tutor

Salford University, Film Production & Design BA Hons, Lecturer.  Screenwriting and film production. Two semesters lecturing to 140 BA students.

2018 & 2019

Salford University, Film MA, Tutor & supervisor

Photographer 

I have continued taking photographs since the 80s.  Developing a project with Marc Soubeyran, documenting the making of cellos, viols & violins.  Self published a book of photographs ‘Singing Wood’.

Potter

I am a potter, making domestic ware, bowls, jugs and vases to use, out of The Marches Pottery, Mill Street, Ludlow.

 

Matthew Evans, April, 2018