Brendan Riding has emerged as an exciting new producer after graduating from East 15 Acting School in 2009. As an actor he performed in the Olivier Winning Production of La Boheme and toured the UK in Noel Cowards Star Quality alongside Amanda Donohoe, Daniel Casey, Gay Soper and Liza Goddard. Brendan now produces full time and is managing director of West End Front Productions.
Prior to training as an actor and moving into production, Brendan spent 10 years in the British Army (Royal Military Police), serving on operational tours worldwide and training soldiers from basic recruits, pre deployment training to specialist teams deployed around the world. Whilst serving in the Army he was a specialist security consultant for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; where he was bodyguard to Her Majesties Ambassador to Iraq, Sir William Patey and Chief of Defence Staff, Sir Jock Stirrup alongside other VIP’s and Government figures. He has designed and implemented specialist-training courses for the MOD, Metropolitan Police and on secondment to Overseas Governments Agencies. His Operational experiences cover Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Iraq.
Having a unique background in both soldiering and acting Brendan has consulted on numerous productions enabling him to train actors, script development and staging of complex military scenes. Productions have included: The Father by Strindberg at Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Shattered by Philip Ridley at Southwark Playhouse and Days of Significance by Roy Williams. Brendan has been attached to The Prodigals since the original workshop in 2010 and subsequently the Edinburgh Production of in 2012.
Brendan continues to grow as a producer and currently has 3 shows in development. The first of which, TUMBLEDOWN is scheduled for a UK Tour and West End run in Winter 2013. Brendan occasionally works for other theatre companies as a freelance producer broadening his production CV and experience. He was Associate Producer on the West End transfer of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and has been commissioned to create a piece of theatre in 2014 marking the 100th Anniversary of World War One.
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