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7 April 1963 (age 61) (
Liverpool, England


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Russell Boulter (born 7 April 1963 in Liverpool, Lancashire) is an English actor and documentary narrator. He is a communications coach.


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Russell Boulter (born 7 April 1963 in Liverpool, Lancashire).


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As a teenager he was one of the original members of the Concrete Theatre Company which toured several theatre productions across the North West of England in pubs, schools and theatres. He played the Kid in Gimme Shelter. Mark in Kennedy's Children, and starred in: Sam o Shanker, The Puny Little Life Show, Steve Vortex and the Land Beyond Time, So You Think You're Supposed to Win?, the 1984 Minus 2 Show and The Fosdyke Saga. With Happenstance Theatre Company he played the Doc in Doc Hickory's Spell Binding Adventures.

Boutler trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), graduating in 1984 playing the title role Richard the Third. Later that year he was offered an equity card by John Dexter for a part in his production of The Devil and the Good Lor" at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. John Dexter sacked him before the production opened because he objected to his Christian faith: "A totally outmoded concept in the 20th century" and "not compatible with the ethos of the production". During his time at LAMDA Boulter had become a Christian. He refused to spit on a crucifix. Dexter gave him 24 hours to consider his position and asked him to renounce his faith or lose his equity card. He refused, so Dexter sacked him and promised he would do everything in his power to end his acting career.

After six months working in the Toy Department in Selfridges, he managed to get an audition for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the directors Howard Davis and Bill Alexander offered him a play as cast job with an equity card. He began his professional career at the RSC in January 1985. He stayed with the company for two years starring in six productions in Stratford and the Barbican in London. He played small roles and understudied 40 characters as well as mounting several fringe shows at the Other Place and Almeida Theatre. His first lead role was as Angel Clare in Tess at Farnham and he played at the Edinburgh Festival several times, eventually producing the ACG venue at St Paul's and St George's which included the UK premier of Maxim Gorky's play Vassa Zheleznova.

He worked in the West End playing Mickey in Blood Brothers at the Phoenix and Albery theatres. He played the male lead in Noël Coward's Star Quality at the Apollo Theatre and The Madness of George Dubba at the Players' Theatre. He played the titles roles in Hamlet at the Birmingham Stage Company, 'Pal Joey at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Macbeth at the Stafford Festival Theatre. As well as a lead role in Air Guitar at the Bristol Old Vic Studio, Boulter played Michael Brennan in BBC Radio 4's drama series Citizens from October 1987 to July 1989. He has appeared in numerous Radio 4 drama productions. He played Chris, Malcolm's assistant in series four of the Granada Television sitcom Watching from December 1989 to January 1990. He also appeared in three episodes of The Darling Buds of May as the character Roger McGarry, and in five episodes of Heartbeat as Inspector Crossley during 1993 and 1994.

He played DS John Boulton in ITV's The Bill for five years. During which time he set up the production company The 4 Amigos. His production of Lone Star opened at the The Old Red Lion in Islington and went on to tour Australia and played at the Sydney Opera House. He also produced and starred in a short film called Crush.

Boulter was a regular in Casualty for a year, and appeared in Judge John Deed, EastEnders, Waking the Dead, Mobile and Doctors. He also starred in Murder in Suburbia and Where the Heart Is.

He played Mark in the West End touring production of Art and General Kipper in The Madness of George Dubya at the Players' Theatre, London. He directed the play They Came to a City at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in London's fringe.

He has worked extensively as a documentary narrator for the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, and the National Geographic and Discovery Channels. Boulter has narrated episodes of Deep Wreck Mysteries on the History Channel, A Short History of Fatherhood on Channel 4 and the Revealed series on Channel 5 among others. He currently narrates for the BBC Natural History Unit. He has recorded over 30 titles for BBC Audio Books including The Lives of John Lennon and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Russell is a Christian. He presented the documentaries Who is this Jesus? and Discovering the Bible. He also coaches ordinands during preaching workshops.

Since 2008, Boulter has worked as a communications coach with business people. He designs and runs training courses for corporate level executives which focus on pitching, leadership, and personal impact.

He also taught improvisation and acting and audition technique at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School between 2008 and 2010. He qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist in 2009 and is an neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner.


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