Author

Rodford Barrat

Author of:
‘The Elements of Numerology’ 1994
‘New Perspectives: Numerology’ 1999
‘Life Numbers’ 2004
Published in:
UK, U.S.A., Canada and Australia by
Element Books
HarperCollins
Hamlyn
His books have been translated into eight languages and foreign language editions are published by:
in Germany by Aurum Verlag
in Sweden by Bokfurlaget Foorum
in Romania by Teora
in Brazil by Ediouro SA
in Estonia by Varrak
in France by Editions Tredaniel
and in Japan by Kawade Shobo Shinsha.

As columnist and writer:
In the 1980s the author of a monthly column in the magazine, ‘Running Review’.
Articles on athletics, weight training and New Age subjects have been featured in national publications.

As a dancer:
Appeared in theatre, television and films in Las Vegas, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Dublin, London and elsewhere. Theatre debut: aged 10 in 1956 in a touring revue in the United Kingdom.
West End debut, aged 17, in Startime at the London Palladium.
Television debut was The Royal Command Performance in 1964, in London, with Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh in the audience.
First film was ‘Goodbye, Mr. Chips’ for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the 1960s. Final dancing performance was with the English opera company, Opera North in the 1980s.

As an actor:
Appeared in repertory and musical theatre in Great Britain. And television and films in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
First straight theatre role was in ‘Royal Hunt of the Sun’ at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in the 1960s. First musical role was Big Deal in ‘West Side Story’.
Films include: ‘Business as Usual’ and television work includes the British soap: ‘Emmerdale Farm’.

As a model:
As a teenager in London. Then made a comeback in 1978 in London and Paris. Featured in a video for Levi’s which was not shown in England as the accompanying female model was nude and it was the 1970s.
At the end of the decade appeared on the catwalk, wet from the pool, to the accompaniment of the Beach Boys singing, ‘Surfin’ USA’. But what else would one do in a palace in Austria in 1979?

In recent years:
An experienced public speaker on the speaking circuit and is an independent trader in the derivatives market.

Interests:

Has competed in road races and track as a runner in London. And has rowed competitively on the River Thames in an eight.

He is an an avid reader, and enjoys innovative and experimental physical theatre. Runs on a local beach and paddles his kayak and an Alpacka packraft in an estuary beside the Irish Sea. He enjoys rollerblading on inline skates. And his daily training schedule includes weights, gymnastic rings and plyometrics.

Since starting this website, he has had enormous fun meeting old friends and former colleagues in the performing arts who are now scattered around the world. And making some new ones, too.

An edited list of productions appeared in:

FILMS:
Fiddler on the Roof
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Heaven’s Gate
Business as Usual
Bugged
Negri.

TELEVISION:
BBC – HTV – C4 – YTV – Thames – Anglia – UK
French TV – RTE Ireland – SFB Germany
Treasure Island
Emmerdale Farm
The Fools on the Hill
Shirley Maclaine in Paris Special
The Rolf Harris Show
Royal Command Performance 1964
Coriolanus
In This Case
HMS Pinafore
Patience
The One and Only Phyllis Dixie
First Among Equals
Pickwick Papers
16-Up!
The Critic
Je Suis..
Iolanthe
War and Peace
Tenko
Marjorie and Men
Lily
The Lulu Show
Romeo and Juliet
The Sorcerer
Mansfield Park
The Strauss Family
Once in a Lifetime
It’s Billy Boyle
Harry und Harry

THEATRE:
UK – London and regions
Germany – France – Italy – USA
Hello Dolly
Hallelujah Hollywood!
The Girlfriend
The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Interference
The Dreaming
Treasure Island
No, No, Nanette!
Aladdin
Horace McMorris
Cinderella
Robinson Crusoe
Pinocchio
The Mikado
Grand Jeu
C’est Magnifique
Startime
West Side Story
Bonjour le Nuit
The Boyfriend
Biondissimamente Tua

CORPORATE VIDEO:
Nat West Bank
Creative Video
Lever Brothers
Co-operative Bank

COMMERCIALS:
UK
Crunchie Bars
London Electricity
Persil
Tennant’s Special
Midland Gas
GERMANY
Lord
EU
Levi’s for Men
USA
Burlington Fabrics

DIRECTORS WORKED WITH INCLUDED:
Herbert Ross
Norman Jewison
Terence Davies
Chris Bernard
Stephen Pimlot
Roger Redfarn
David Giles
Bob Turk
Clive Perry
Warren Jenkins
Donn Arden
Carole Brynne Jones
David Pountney

CHOREOGRAPHERS WORKED WITH INCLUDED:
Tom Abbot
Nora Kaye
David Toguri
Michelle Hardy
Sally Gilpin
Norman Maen
Gene Reed
Geraldine Stephenson
Charles Augins
Billy Petch
Pamela Devis
Dougie Squires
Terry Gilbert
George Carden