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SAM DOWNIE

BROADCAST PRESENTER | ACTOR | VOICEOVER | FILMMAKER

Storytelling, Creativity & always Thinking Different

What We Do

Actor / Voice Actor

Nominated for British Animated Short Film – BAFTA Film Awards 2020

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Listed on Spotlight Casting Directory – for Stage and Screen

Sam is best known for playing various roles, his work spans over 20+ years as an actor/voice actor, on stage and screen. Kind, warm, caring & smiley. Full, rounded voice with a wide range of character on tap.

TV costume dramas include : ‘The House of Elliot’ (BBC), ‘Tom Jones A Foundling’ (BBC / A+E), ‘Blackhearts in Battersea’ (Children’s BBC). Sci-fi dramas such as ‘Doctor Who’ (BBC), ‘Torchwoord’ (BBC Wales), comedy such as ‘The Armstrong and Miller show’ (Channel 4), ‘Teachers’ (Channel 4), to modern day dramas starting off in ‘Coronation Street’ (ITV) then ‘East Enders’ (BBC) and ending up in ‘Casualty’ (BBC).

Sam’s also acted on the stages of : Bristol Old Vic (Bristol, UK) mostly, but he has also been on stages in London, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

He’s taken improv classes with The Groundlings in LA, and has acted with the puppeteers from The Jim Henson Alternative Company on their comedy/improv show Puppet Up !

With an infectious passion Sam brings a natural confidence to his performance on camera and an irrepressible live stage presence. He excels in comedy, improv, sci-fi, drama and entertainment.

Filmmaker

Sam Downie is a Director, Actor and Autistic Filmmaker who has worked across Film, Television and Theatre.

As a filmmaker, Downie’s narrative features include the critically acclaimed Unique Human [link] for 104 Films / Biggerhouse Film which screened at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019, Encounters Film Festival 2019 in Bristol, and went on to be long-listed for the BAFTA British Animated Short Film Award 2020.

Unique Human is also included in the British Council’s UK Film Directory [link], where it can be selected for festivals, as a short made by an established Disabled filmmaker.

Sam has plenty of passion and talent for creating engaging stories for the big cinema screen, as well as TV and Online.

Broadcast Presenter

Sam Downie has worked as a TV presenter and producer on hundreds of Music, Technology, and Entertainment TV shows in a career spanning almost twenty years. He is also a published author, telling his personal story in a book called “After That Day”.

With an infectious passion for music, gadgets, technology and science, Sam brings a natural confidence to his performance on camera rarely seen in factual television and an irrepressible live stage presence. He excels as a Broadcast Presenter, Journalist, Factual Entertainment Presenter.

Public Speaker

Delivering talks as a University lecturer and Public Speaker on:

  • Content Creation ( Live Streaming, YouTube, Short Films, MoJo – Mobile Journalist and ENG )
  • Living with a Brain Injury ( Brain Tumour )
  • Living with Autism
  • Living with Seizures (Epilepsy)
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Disability & Disability Law ( Legislation )

Workshops & Consultant

Leading workshops in Video creativity. From how to build your own home studio for live webcasts and broadcasts to podcast production.

Buy the Book !

Sam’s own personal story about living with Brain Injury ( Brain Tumour ) which causes Seizures ( Epilepsy ) and Autism – is told in a new book titled “After That Day – Stories of Epilepsy” published by Sofie’s Journey and launched in November 2019, at the 2019 Epilepsy Awareness & Education Expo, a free 3-day event during the Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland® Resort (EADDL).

This beautiful, rich colour, hardback book contains forty- five personal accounts of people who have been forever changed, by seizures. These stories offer a challenging look at survival, and in many cases, a cure. Each story features amazing, introspective photos which compliment and tell the story as well as the written words.

One out of every twenty-six people will have Seizures / Epilepsy in their lifetime. It can come when you least expect it ; It can be caused by many things, and no one is exempt from its grasp.

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