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Prior to becoming an actor, presenter, voice-over and trainer, David began his professional life as a Science teacher. Other jobs over the years have spanned ink-mixer, ice-cream-salesman at the zoo, tour-coordinator and being "house-father" to a hundred European youngsters newly arrived for a language course..!

Below is some information on David's education, qualifications and past jobs.





•  12 O-levels, 2 AO's and 3 A-levels in Physics, Chemistry and Maths

•  BSc Hons in Chemistry with Psychology (Durham University)

•  Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE ) at St Luke's School of Education, Exeter as a secondary school teacher in Chemistry with subsidiaries in Physics, English and Drama

Training as an Actor:

3 Year Acting Course at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. 1988-'91

Classes and courses with John Wright, Theatre de Complicité and many others

TVI Actor's Studio, Los Angeles


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1985 - 1987 Full-time teaching: chemistry to O-level, A-level and International Baccalaureate at Sevenoaks School in Kent. David was also a boarding-house tutor.

1988 - 2002 Extensive Supply Teaching (between jobs) covering everything from English, Maths and Science to Horticulture, Agriculture, Cookery and beyond..! David worked in all manner of schools from the excellent to the extremely challenging: rural, inner-city, independent, special needs, mixed, single-sex, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, international, large and small. Mostly these were Secondary, but in the last two years he also worked extensively in Primary and Junior schools. Of course, his One Man Shows link still take him regularly into many types of school nationwide.

1989 - 2000 Revision "Crammer" Courses in Physics, Chemistry and English. David designed and taught many such courses with great success for some of the major independent sixth-form colleges in Bristol and London, including Collingham, MPW and DLD. "I've done more in one day and learned more than I did in three years!" as one of his pupils exclaimed!

David has also worked extensively as a Private Tutor in Science, English and Maths.

Although he no longer works as a Supply Teacher, David still very much enjoys teaching. He is passionate about and loves helping people realise that, in particular, Science, Shakespeare and Maths (and other subjects) are so much more easy, fun and rewarding than they might suspect !


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As an actor David has of course led, co-led, designed or co-designed many workshops in schools and colleges, both freelance and for companies such as the Cheltenham Everyman, the English Shakespeare Company and Trestle Theatre Company. These include general Shakespeare classes, Physical Theatre sessions and the tremendous Participative Storytelling of Beowulf.



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David's first job as a guide involved organising activities for participants in a summer language school
and he now regularly guides and coordinates tours for the London New Year's Day Parade
and the Edinburgh Easter Parade.

A passionate and enthusiastic guide, this is work he loves!

"David Hall was, by far, the best resource person we've ever had. He accommodated the needs of the kids, chaperones and most of all the directors (and always with a good sense of humor). He was also a great, and very knowledgeable tour guide. We will certainly request his assistance on future trips."

Dave Reed, Orchestra Director, Andover High School



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And finally: all those other jobs..



These have included:

Ink Mixer/Tester for Coates Inks Research and Development Labs

Post Office Sorter

Telephonist for Stoll Moss Theatres

"House Father" for Kent Language and Activity Courses

Assistant Decorator

Delivery Van Driver

Theatre Director on a US Summer Arts Camp

and Ice-cream Salesman at Bristol Zoo..!

All of which somehow or other end up coming in useful at various unexpected stages in David's Acting career..!


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