Tim Hudson

Profile updated 16/08/18

Regional Qualification(s):

London, Heart of England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07976-291944

Email:

tim@bluebadgetours.co.uk

Introduction:

Chairman of the Guild 2004-6. Studied English at Oxford, then trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. 30 years' experience of radio, stage, film & T.V, including appearances in "Eastenders" "The Bill" and "Doctors". This Spring I appeared in "A Very English Scandal" with Hugh Grant. I spent four years with the RSC, working with Kenneth Branagh, Robert Stephens and Jude Law. Starred as Toad in "Wind in the Willows" at the Old Vic, Boris Johnson in "Who's the Daddy?" at the King's Head Theatre and as Dame Trot in "Jack and the Beanstalk" at Croydon. At Christmas I will be playing Widow Twankey in "Aladdin" at the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone.
Awarded Heart of England Blue Badge 2007. I work extensively with student groups, conducting site visits, offering walks and coach tours. I am a family man, with two children aged 9 and 12. Passionate devotee of Elvis, defender of Richard 111 and ever-hopeful follower of Fulham FC!

Personal Interests:

Theatre walks/tours-students/groups-by prof.actor
Castles, Churches, Cathedrals, Palaces, Battles
Literature(MA Oxon): Shakespeare, Dickens, Wilde
Royalty(Richard111),Sport(Fulham FC), Music(Elvis)
Shakespeare's Stratford walks/tours by RSC actor
Oxford's Dreaming Spires-an Insider's view
Cotswolds Crafts, Cottages, Countryside, Customs
Galleries, Stately Homes, Warwick, Kenilworth

Special Interests:

Theatre

Theatreland walks by R.S.C. actor for four years; I also played 'Toad' in 'Wind in the Willows' (Old Vic); 'Officer Krupke' in 'West Side Story' (Prince of Wales Theatre); prolific panto performer.

Literature

Literary walks and talks by English literature graduate ( 1985, M.A (Hons) in English Literature from Oxford University ). Particularly interested in London connections of Dickens and Shakespeare. Appeared in summer 2016 in "The Comedy of Errors" and "Much Ado About Nothing" for Guildford Shakespeare Company.

Churches & Cathedrals

Willing to climb right up to the Golden Gallery of the dome of St Paul's when required! Westminster Abbey tours a speciality.

Military

World War 2: Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum, HMS Belfast.

Museums
London Areas in Depth
Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Jack the Ripper and Haunted London walks.

History & Prehistory

Richard III Society member. Particularly interested in the Wars of the Roses.

Castles & Palaces

Specialist tours of HM Tower of London.

Royalty

Walking tours of Royal London, including Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards Parade.

Endorsements:

2012 Venues, Parliament, Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

MA (Hons) (Oxon)

Driver Guide:

No