Outgoing and dedicated to narrative, with 17 years experience as a professional actor, presenter, voice over artist and dramaturge. This includes work on television & radio, as well as documentary theatre pieces on public service reform and the g8 summit with 7:84 theatre company. This involved interviewing politicians. Committed to hyperlocal, community and charity work.
6 Highers (English, Art, French, History, Geography, Modern Studies) 1992-3
2 CSYS (English and History) 1993
1 Diploma in Dramatic Art (Acting) RSAMD 1996
Currently studying Journalism MA degree at Edinburgh Napier University (grad. 2013)
Writer Voice-Over Actor Dramaturge Presenter Subeditor Interviewer Facilitator & Trainer Broadcast Journalism
See examples of writing and broadcast here: https://tomwfreeman.wordpress.com/
2013-2014 – Health Correspondent, Holyrood magazine
2013 – Producer, Edinburgh Napier TV news. Ran a busy newsroom.
2012- 2013 – Weekly Games columnist for Edinburgh Evening News.
1996- present- professional actor, taking roles on stage, television, film and radio all over the UK, and in Italy, Finland and Romania.
2012 – Assistant editor, Subeditor and staff writer on Buzz Magazine at EdinburghNapierUniversity
1998- present- dramaturge and consultant working with emerging and young writers at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and for Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
1998- present- Presenter and voice over artist, mainly for the BBC.
2006- present- active learning consultant – facilitator and trainer with ForumInteractive, an Edinburgh based training company.
2002- 2006 member of the Edinburgh People’s Festival committee including single handedly programming and producing the festival in 2005. Chaired ‘Is Art the Product of Politics?’ public debate.
2013-2014 – News, features and commentary at Holyrood Magazine http://www.holyrood.com/author/tom/
2011- 2012 – News writing for Edinburgh Reporter and Edinburgh Evening News, in a freelance capacity
2011-2012 – News, reviews and feature writing for Edinburgh Napier News and Buzz magazine:
News writing, features and reviews collated here:
Since 2009 – personal blog which covers parenthood, politics and other personal events. Examples:
Conceived, organised and ran the charity event Sick Kids Save Point 2010-13, a videogames marathon which has raised over £53,000 for The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. This has also included running the event blog: www.sickkidssavepoint.com
Nominated for a Sick Kids Award 2013.
Adapted interviews with residents into the documentary play ‘Sky High and After That’ for the Citizen’s theatre, Glasgow in 2006
Adapted journalist Aiden Smith’s book ‘Heartfelt’ into a play for Leith festival, which sold out in 2007 & 2008
Full clean driving licence. Capable at Word, WordPress and Blogger. Experienced editor with Avid media, Pinnacle, Adobe, Audacity and Burli.