for TV, Film, Commercials and Theatre.

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About Olly


Having always been interested in puppetry growing up, as a teenager Olly helped create and run a puppet theatre troupe. After studying Film and Broadcast Production he then became a full time freelance puppeteer working in the media and on stage. He has worked with the likes of The Little Angel Theatre, The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets, Darrall MacQueen, Kindle Entertainment to name a few.


Olly has been fortunate enough to work with many talented fellow puppeteers on a vast array of different projects. In some instances he voices and creates individual characters, whilst in others collaborates with several other puppeteers to bring one figure to life. He has performed or worked alongside many popular characters and brands.


He is skilled in operating all styles of puppets from glove puppets through complex animatronics to full suit style characters.


Olly is always happy to talk about your new project. Ranging from performing a new character, to pulling together a team of puppeteers and giving puppetry advice on the staging and realisation of your project.


Don't hesitate to get in touch.            olly@ollytaylor.co.uk



SHOWREEL

Selected Credits (full CV on request)

TV

 

  • TeleTubbies
  • Get Well Soon
  • Pajanimals
  • Bear Behaving Badly
  • That Puppet Game Show
  • Zoo Factor
  • The Fluffy Club
  • Fur TV
  • Emu
  • The Roly Mo Show

Commercials


  • Beagle Street Insurance various
  • Hyundai
  • Churchill Car Insurance various
  • Bloom FM "Bee Band"
  • Rdio "7 Days of Funk"
  • Snickers "Gremlins"
  • Orange "Phoneheads"
  • Westfield "The Night before Christmas"
  • Netflix "Beaver"
  • Chedds Mouse "Bow and Arrow" , "Statues"
  • Diet Coke 'Love it Light' Campaign
  • Virgin 1
  • Aussie Shampoo

Film

 

  • Star Wars VII
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • Frankenstein
  • The Witches' Hammer

 

Direction


  • Dreamwork's Penguins of Madagascar Live
  • Dreamwork's Madagascar Live (stage show)
  • Harry and Megan (online educational series)
  • Theme Park Puppet shows various (Merlin Ent)

Theatre


  • Frank Bearfoot (with Oddpost Ent)
  • Mr Bloom's Nursery: Get Set, Grow! Live (BBC Learning)
  • Mr Cadabra's Emporim (Oddpost Ent)
  • Fantastic Mr Fox (Little Angel Theatre)
  • Fimbles Live (Novel / Fiery Angel /BBC Worldwide)



Puppet Building

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Olly can take on puppet building commissions and has done so for a variety of theatre and television projects.


Pictured (left to right): 'Harry' from 'Harry and Megan', "Buba" (made with Simon Buckley) for 'Buba Woy' on Ukranian TV and "Lionel" for Chessington World of Adventures.


Olly also built all the puppets for Frank Bearfoot (See below) and puppets  and costumes for the Wugly Sisters for Pantomime.



Other stuff

Olly is sometimes called upon to direct farcical pantoesque slapstick shows just with humans. Most recently Directing and Co-writing the "Big Bad Boo" stage shows for Chessington World of Adventures

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Olly created Frank Bearfoot and his world. Working alongside Steve King and ODDPOST ENTERTAINMENT, he creates and performs live shows for Frank to meet his adoring public.

 

For more info

www.oddpostent.co.uk