Actor

Writer

Photographer

Teacher

Speaker

Consultant

Welcome to my website. I’m David Barber Rayden Actor, Writer, Photographer, Teacher, Speaker and Consultant. My acting skills enable me to be a better teacher, trainer, and confident public speaker. My core strengths – intuition, tenacity, integrity, passion, resilience, creativity, and attention to detail – enable me to switch smoothly between roles, delivering effective and creative solutions to problems. Read more about each below, and contact me for a chat!

Actor

Professional character actor and coach with great passion and integrity. Awarded Honours and Merit from Trinity College London for classical Shakespeare, Molière, and contemporary work. Versatile, convincing, innovative, and comfortable with theatre or film. UK Spotlight CV link

Available now for auditions.

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Writer

Currently writing screenplays and co-writing a US-based dark comedy series for TV.

I also write monologues & play-acts, poems, and song lyrics.

Available now for translations, proof-reading, copywriting for media, or other writing assignments.

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Photographer

I’m a self-taught photographer and capture a wide range of subjects.

Aside from my own hobby, recent paid projects include music bands, property interiors, wedding outfitters, fitness modeling, and events.

Contact me to discuss your project.

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Teacher

Cambridge University CELTA qualified TEFL teacher with 9 years’ experience from kids to adults; promoted to Citywide Senior Academic Manager; teacher trainer; business development.

Contact me for academic projects.

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Speaker

Professional acting skills used for presentations and speeches that are engaging, authentic, and targeted to the style of your brand or message. Also hosting at corporate or public events.

Contact me to schedule a speaking event.

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Consultant

Eclectic experience and core skills to  ask the right questions and provide creative solutions. I’m Currently consulting for a mainland OEM company to improve brand perception and market penetration.

Contact me to discuss your project

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Actor:

I’m a professional character actor and coach with great passion and integrity. I have reviews that speak of a “promising performer”, and I was awarded Honours and Merit from Trinity College London for portrayals ranging from classical Shakespeare and Molière, to more contemporary work. My UK Spotlight CV link is here.

Professionally I toured for three months with Philip Ayckbourn’s Quorum theatre company as the father “Harold” in “Playing Mathilde”, One month in Edinburgh playing Lord Capulet and others in “Romeo and Juliet in Pieces”, and several short films for various production companies. I have made myself free of other full-time work commitments to enable me to pursue acting as a career.

Comfortable with theatre or film, capable, courageous, and innovative, and with awards for honours and merit: Let me show you what I can do for your production by way of audition.

Available now for auditions.

Writer:

Current in-progress projects include “Live Feed”, a dystopian multi-layered film; “Made in India”, a contemporary comedy/drama; “The life of Death”, a contemporary drama, and I’m co-writing a US-based (dark) TV comedy series. I also write monologues for actors, poems, and song lyrics.

As an insurance Loss Adjuster I wrote detailed reports covering evidence investigation, contract law, and liability, and can proof-read, edit, or create works on a wide range of business topics.

I’m currently a copywriter for marketing and technical customer manuals in English for a Chinese company.

Available now for translations, copy-writing for media, or other writing projects.

Photographer:

I’ve always loved photography. My father was a photo-journalist and this is just one of the fascinations and interests that has stayed with me since I was a child. I’m self-taught, and enjoy working with natural light where possible.

I’m comfortable doing post-production using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and other software.

Photography takes planning, patience, professionalism and, with nature, sometimes a little lot of luck! The photographer must be skilled, technically adept, thorough, tireless, professional, have a good eye, and be able to get the best out of the subjects.

Contact me to discuss your project.

Teacher:

I qualified as a teacher by passing the world-leading Cambridge University CELTA exam.

I held the position of Director of Studies  (DoS) at English First, Suzhou, then Senior DoS,  and later City-wide Academic Support Manager.

I’m more than a teacher, or teacher trainer, and now have a wealth of academic and private language school experience for you to tap into.

Contact me for academic projects.

Speaker:

It’s not just my professional acting, confidence, and voice control, but a wealth of business experience that I bring to my public speaking and presenting roles.

Experienced in giving confident, motivational presentations and speeches that are engaging, authentic, and targeted to the style of your brand or message, whether internal to your company, or to prospective clients, or as an MC at events.

Contact me to discuss and schedule a speaking event.

Consultant:

Eclectic experience from 12 years as a loss adjuster dealing with major losses from all business types. Reports covering evidence investigation, contract law, and liability. Intuitive in reading people and information, and focusing on discrepancies or issues that suggest further action is needed. Experienced  high level negotiator, seeking a win-win scenario where possible.

My ability to learn quickly, my confidence from knowledge and preparation, and my attention to detail, have led to many intuitive proposals to solve problems or improve situations and profitability. Focused on quality and simplification where possible.

Contact me to discuss your project.

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