Kenneth Jay:

Understudy Arthur Kipps

A native Canadian, Kenneth trained at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, appearing in numerous theatre productions in that city throughout the 70’s. A move to the UK in 1983 led to an extensive stage career that began as all careers should: with weekly rep at Frinton-on-Sea!

Subesquent theatre includes Love’s Labours Lost, Cricklewood Village; Who’s Afraid of Abbie Hoffmann, Edinburgh Festival; Adam's Dream, Witness for the Prosecution, and Noises Off (national tours); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and  Measure for Measure, A B and C Theatre Company; I Ought To Be In Pictures, Vienna English Theatre; The Imaginary Invalid, European tour with Theatre of Eternal Values; Naked Justice, Birmingham Rep; The Odd Couple, Manchester Library; Problem Child, New End, Hampstead; Waiting for Godot, Pleasance Theatre London; Clara, Orange Tree; Cats Paw, Kings Head; Whistleblower: the Story of Edward Snowden, Waterloo East; It’s A Wonderful Life, Bridge House Theatre, Penge; and most recently No Villain at Trafalgar Studios.

West End credits include Indian Ink (Aldwych), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Lyric), and Cool Hand Luke (Aldwych) as well as understudy roles in The Boys Next Door (Comedy), Prisoner of Second Avenue (Haymarket),  Enigmatic Variations (Savoy), Up For Grabs (Wyndhams), Hitchcock Blonde (Lyric), Coyote on a Fence (Duchess),  Death of a Salesman (Lyric), and A Round Heeled Woman (Aldwych). 

Film and television includes Cousin Bette, The Bill, Emmerdale, Happy Birthday Shakespeare, Baddiel’s Syndrome, Hotel!, The Brooklyn Bridge, Hiroshima, Big Nothing, H G Wells: At War with the World, The Other Wife, and Woman in Gold.


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