Alex Scott Fairley
Actor / Proof-reader / Writer / Teacher
Hallo! I’m Alex; thank you for visiting my website!
I work professionally as an actor, and also as a writer, proof-reader, and translator.
In addition, I regularly teach, and lead drama workshops.
From 2022 to 2023, I sat on the Scottish National Committee of Equity, the UK trade union for the performing arts.
In my spare time, I'm an avid reader, I enjoy running, and I regularly practice yoga.
I'm also a nature enthusiast, and plants and fungi are my particular passions.
After living in Scotland for several years, where I became an avid Munro-bagger (mountain climber),
I moved to Tasmania in 2023 with my partner and our two dogs, where we're trying our hands at self-sufficiency.
If you’d like to get in touch, or to find out about my rates as a writer, proof-reader, or tutor,
please e-mail me at email@example.com.
As an actor I’m represented in the UK by Andy Charles at VSA LTD. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of my favourite credits as an actor are below, along with links to my showreel and voice reel:
2022 Fleshcreep, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, Samuel Clemens
2022 Iflly Sney/Old Mother Wra, THE CHRONICLES OF ATOM AND LUNA, Funnelwick Limb, UK Tour, Nina Hajiyianni
2022 Iago/Colin, NOTHELLO, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Justine Themen
2022 Rudolf Hess, CALL ME MR. BULLFINCH, Lyceum Theatre Wonder Festival, Liz Carruthers
2022 Hugh Paddick, ROUND THE HORNE, Apollo Theatre Company, UK Tour, Tim Astley
2021 Prince Gallant / The Beast, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Corn Exchange, King's Lynn, Ian Marr
2020/2021 O'Toole / Hatty / Frau General / Miss Patterson, TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, Vienna's English Theatre, Philip Dart
2020 Ebenezer Scrooge, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Apollo Theatre Company, UK Tour, Joseph O'Malley
2020 Hugh Paddick, ROUND THE HORNE, Apollo Theatre Company, UK Tour, Tim Astley
2019 Prince Gallant / The Beast, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage, Chris Jordan
2019 Richard Hannay, THE 39 STEPS, Swanage Repertory Co./Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, Teresa Barlow
2019 Emmett Hawksworth, KEEPING UP APPEARANCES, Swanage Repertory Co., Robert Marsden
2019 Doctor Caius / Pistol, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Guildford Shakespeare Co., Caroline Devlin
2019 Andrew Aguecheek, TWELFTH NIGHT, Guildford Shakespeare Co., Charlotte Conquest
2019 Bobby, PERIL AT SEA, Up The Road Theatre, Nicola Pollard
2018 Wicked Witch, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Millfield Theatre, Marc Day
2018 Mad Hatter, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Guildford Shakespeare Co., Charlotte Conquest
2018 Mary Sunshine, CHICAGO, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Richard Baron and Chris Stuart Wilson
2018 Lieutenant Spicer, QUALITY STREET, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Liz Carruthers
2018 James Joyce, TRAVESTIES, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Richard Baron
2017 Fleshcreep, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, Millfield Theatre, Marc Day
2017 Dexter Haven, HIGH SOCIETY, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, John Durnin
2017 Sidney Hopcroft, ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Richard Baron
2017 Bevan, PEOPLE, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Patrick Sandford
2017 Peake / The Beast / Truscott / Mouldering Lord, THE RULING CLASS, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, John Durnin
2017 Monstersaurus / Puppeteer, MONSTERSAURUS, Big Wooden Horse Theatre Co., Adam Bampton-Smith
2016 Abanazar, ALADDIN, Millfield Theatre, Marc Day
2016 Various Roles, THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE, Kenny Wax Ltd./Cambridge Arts Theatre, Malcolm McKee
2016 The Big Bad Wolf, STILES AND DREWE’S THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, Kenny Wax Ltd., Ewan Jones
2016 Jerry, BETRAYAL, Farnham Repertory Company (Rehearsed Reading), Maurice Thorogood
2015 Ronnie Jones-Hardup, CINDERELLA, Millfield Theatre, Marc Day
2015 Feste, WAS IHR WOLLT / TWELFTH NIGHT, Open House Theatre Vienna, Eric Lomas
2015 Milo Tindle, SLEUTH, Farnham Repertory Company (Rehearsed Reading), William Whymper
2015 Gruffalo / Fox / Owl / Snake, THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD, Tall Stories, USA/Canada Tour, Toby Mitchell
2014 Carabosse, SLEEPING BEAUTY, Millfield Theatre, Marc Day
2014 Bus Driver / Puppeteer, PIGEON PARTY, Big Wooden Horse Theatre Co. Malaysia/Singapore Tour, Adam Bampton-Smith
2014 Benvolio / Paris, ROMEO UND JULIA / ROMEO AND JULIET, Open House Theatre Vienna, Eric Lomas
2014 Trevor, POOL, Brockley Jack Theatre, Kate Bannister
2013 King Rat, DICK WHITTINGTON, Millfield Theatre, Marc Day
2013 Lord Windermere, LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Richard Baron
2013 Guy Jones, A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Richard Baron
2013 Clerk of the Court / Waiter / Ensemble, HELLO, DOLLY!, Piltochry Festival Theatre, John Durnin
2013 Cover Henry Lyppiatt, PRESENT LAUGHTER, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, John Durnin
2013 Davy / Jessamy, BON TON, Artifice. Kate Napier
2012 Demon King, MOTHER GOOSE, Millfield Theatre, Marc Day
2012 Doctor Caius / Pistol, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Guildford Shakespeare Co., Caroline Devlin
2012 First Fairy / Flute, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Guildford Shakespeare Co., Charlotte Conquest
2012 Sir Brilliant Fashion, THE WAY TO KEEP HIM, Artifice/Bath International Jane Austen Festival, Kate Napier
2012 Gerald Croft, AN INSPECTOR CALLS, International Theatre Vienna, Eric Lomas
2012 Tuffles / Ensemble, FLAHOOLEY!, Sadler’s Wells, Ian Marshall-Fisher
2011 Policeman / Teacher, BLOOD BROTHERS, Bill Kenwright LTD/Phoenix Theatre London, Bob Tomson
2011 Miguel Correres, MEXICAN HAYRIDE, Sadler’s Wells, Ian Marshall-Fisher
2011 Pope / Emperor / Dick / Horse-Courser / Devil-Bride, DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Creation Theatre, Charlotte Conquest
2010 Ezekiel North, A CAPITAL AFFAIR, English Theatre of Vienna, Roger Forbes
2010 Bird Puppeteer / Dragon, ROOM ON THE BROOM, Kenny Wax Ltd./Tall Stories, UK National Tour, Olivia Jacobs
2010 Jack Chesney, CHARLEY’S AUNT, Manor Pavilion Repertory Theatre, Sidmouth, Imogen Vance
2010 Julian Kane, SWEET REVENGE, Manor Pavilion Repertory Theatre, Sidmouth, Vernon Thompson
2010 Patrick Simmons, A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED, Manor Pavilion Repertory Theatre, Simdouth, Poppy Corbett
2009 Speed, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre/Guildford Shakespeare Co., Joanna Read
2009 Hortensio, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre/Guildford Shakespeare Co., Charlotte Conquest
2009 Spiro Kardopolous, SUDDEN DEATHS, Farnham Repertory Company (Rehearsed Reading), Jeremy Swan
2008 Bus Driver, DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!, Big Wooden Horse Theatre Co., USA National Tour, Juliet Forster
2007 Ms. Craig, ENJOY!, York Theatre Royal, Damien Cruden and Juliet Forster
2007 Paul Bratter, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Manor Pavilion Repertory Theatre, Sidmouth, Vernon Thompson
2007 Philip Ashley, MY COUSIN RACHEL, Manor Pavilion Repertory Theatre, Sidmouth, Charles Vance
2007 Ariel, THE TEMPEST, Winchester Theatre Royal, Juliet Forster
2006 Fox / Owl / Snake / Mouse / Gruffalo, THE GRUFFALO, Kenneth H. Wax/Tall Stories. UK/USA National Tour, Olivia Jacobs.
2005 Puppeteer / Taxi Driver / Cover Will / Cover Jonathan, MIDNIGHT, Watershed Theatre, UK Tour, Vicky Ireland
2004 Porter / First Witch, MACBETH, Enmasse Theatre Company/Union Theatre, Will Oldroyd
2003 David, NON-SCENE, Garage Theatre, Edinburgh, Brian Fillis
2023 The Pedlar, THE CONCEITED PEDLAR, Beyond Shakespeare, Robert Crighton
2022 Hamlet, THE AMELIA PROJECT: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Imploding Fictions, Øystein Brager and Philip Thorne
2020 Ant, THE AMELIA PROJECT: THE NEW PRESIDENT, Imploding Fictions, Øystein Brager and Philip Thorne
2019 Ant, THE AMELIA PROJECT: ANT, Imploding Fictions, Øystein Brager and Philip Thorne
2022 Sulzbach / Golz / Zapp / Wilson / Officer / Narrator, CULTYBRAGGAN CAMP, Comrie Development Trust, Susan Holoran
2021 Narrator, TALES OF LIGHT: THE BURIED MOON, Tall Stories, Alex Scott Fairley
2020 Clerk of the Court / Sergeant / Coroner, CAUSE CÉLÈBRE, Classic Play Reading Company, Ben Stock
2020 Noel Coward, SALONATHON ONLINE, Salonathon, Will von Vogt
2015 Bargain Bill, THE CASE, Courtney Gale/William King, Dan Millyard
2014 Man In Shower, LANES CLOSED, Fancy A Jam Pictures, Jack Pollington
2014 Jeffery Rodgers, SUNDAY DINNER WITH THE MORGANS, Fancy A Jam Pictures, Alex Forbes
2012 Lady Harrop, LADY HARROP RECALLS, Stripy Horse, Dan Hedley
2011 Lover, VEDOVA, Mike Buonaiuto Short Films, Mike Buonaiuto
2010 Fritz Paradeiser, GET THROUGH LIFE IN SIX EASY LESSONS WITH DR. WOTAN WENKEL, Fenton Gray, Fenton Gray
REVIEWS OF MY STAGE WORK
“…Alex Scott Fairley turns in a charismatic and well-judged performance as Guy...”
from The Scotsman on A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
“Irene Allan and Alex Scott Fairley display a remarkable tenderness in their scenes together,
and the moment in which they first kiss is surprisingly moving…”
from The Times on A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
“…most impressive for me was Alex Scott Fairley, playing Hugh Paddick.
While all the voices were spot on, he took on the hardest role, due to Paddick's more varied range of character voices.”
from Den of Geek on ROUND THE HORNE
"Alex Scott Fairley displays deft timing and imaginative characterization..."
from The Surrey Advertiser on THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
"Alex Scott Fairley gives an excellent performance that holds the whole play together.
He has a Cleese-like gift for physical comedy, and his diction is impeccable."
from Scene One Plus on THE 39 STEPS
“…Alex Scott Fairley’s ‘The Night I Appeared As Macbeth’ was immaculate and perfectly timed.”
from Local Secrets on THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE
“Alex Scott Fairley brings moving touches of remorse to the stiff role of the quintessential upper-middle-class Englishman.”
from The Vienna Review on AN INSPECTOR CALLS
“The standout turn has to be that of Alex Scott Fairley, playing his character as if Hiddleston's Loki had fallen on hard times.
Like the rest of the show, it is a giant of a performance.”
from The Northamptonshire Telegraph on JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
“Alex Scott Fairley’s comic predators are a wonder.
His Rattlesnake not only steals the show but has got to be one of the funniest comic performances of the Festival.”
from Musical Theatre Network on THE GRUFFALO
“Alex Scott Fairley beweist als solcher ungemeine Wandlungsfähigkeit und vielseitiges Können.
Er schlüpft in jede beliebige Rolle, um der zu sein, den er gerade gibt…”
(“In the part, Alex Scott Fairley shows unusual versatility and all-round ability. He effortlessly slips into every role he plays…”)
from Kultur und Wien on WAS IHR WOLLT / TWELFTH NIGHT
Proof-reader / Translator / Writer
I studied English at Jesus College, Oxford, and graduated with a First.
As a proof-reader I have worked with academics from Universität Bern, the Vienna University of Economics,
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and University College, London, amongst others,
as well as businesses such as TechAdVenture Ltd., the European Association for Passive Fire Protection,
and the Association of Specialist Underpinnng Contractors.
Publications I have proof-read range from Dr. Thomas Köllen's
Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations for Springer Publishing,
to Robert Marsden's Inside the Rehearsal Room: Process, Collaboration and Decision Making, for Methuen Drama
and Fiona Mason's memoir 36 Hours for Word for Word Press.
"Alex has proof-read all of my English language publications,
and I have never received any language-related notes from any editor or publisher.
He is very reliable, rigorous, and committed, and a very easy person to deal with."
Dr Thomas Köllen, Vienna University of Economics and Business
"I would definitely recommend Alex as a proof-reader, because he not only revises translation or grammatical errors,
but gives a personal note to the whole article. Highly recommended!"
Jessica Niedermair, University of Bern
“Alex proof-read my PhD thesis and I cannot emphasise enough how wonderful and helpful he was.
Alex's caring nature was a calming influence, as were his dedication and expertise.”
Fiona Zisch, Expermiental Psychology, UCL
I speak German, and have regularly worked as a translator for projects
from technical guidelines for Volkswagen, to the stage show Der Grüffelo, for Junges Theater Bonn.
"We love the cooperation we have had with Alex for several years.
His translations are an important contribution to our e-learning, and he is very reliable, quick, and easy to work with."
Michael Sack, Director, Informations- und Qualificationssysteme GmbH, Braunschweig
As a writer my work includes the musical Sweet, currently in development with composer Danny Davies,
several two-hander pantomimes, and my own story series, Dinosaur Dell,
which I am currently adapting into audiobooks.
I love exchanging knowledge, and helping people to understand and enjoy things they’d never imagined they could.
I never tire of seeing people grow in confidence, or finding their voices.
As a freelance tutor, I’ve taught individual pupils English literature and language,
and have also tutored German and French language, and Latin.
I’m an experienced drama workshop designer and leader, developing workshops for Stage-ed, on UK set texts
including The Crucible, Romeo and Juliet, An Inspector Calls, and A Christmas Carol,
as well as Shakespeare’s language, and folktale storytelling for all ages.
I have also regularly taught drama and written bespoke scripts for Pirrie Performing Arts in Perth, Scotland.
"Alex is a fantastic facilitator and teacher.
His depth and breadth of knowledge is absurd and he imparts his knowledge in a calm but enthusiastic manner.
An excellent leader in the room, I would highly recommend him."
Ant Stones, Head of Education, Guildford Shakespeare Company
"When he's available, we always ask Alex to deliver our workshops.
His delivery is world-class, as is his planning and workshop creation.
His biggest testament is the feedback from teachers; the only criticism is there is only one of him!"
Mike Southern, Director, Stage-ed: Workshops With West End Professionals
Below are some photos from some of my stage work.