Roger Jerome

Bio

A member of both British and American Actors' Equity Associations, Roger graduated from the University of Birmingham in England (B.A.), the University of Sussex (M.A.) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London (Honors Diploma).

He was an elementary teacher, an actor and—for 22 years—a college lecturer in the UK, until he came to the USA in 1988. Since then, he has taught at several colleges throughout America, acted professionally and devised a number of successful solo shows. Roger has also directed a number of college and community theatre productions. His acting is strong in characterization and impact, and his educational work is founded in a commitment to creativity and a respect for the creative process. He has a son in London, UK, who is a public defense lawyer. His wife, Judi, was an elementary school-teacher. Since 1996, Roger has developed his acting work, both in professional companies and with his one-person shows. He has seven solo presentations on offer and, in a dozen years, has clocked up an impressive number of performances in small theatres, art centers, schools, libraries and retirement communities.

Latterly, 2013-2019,
Roger has appeared in 3 Hollywood movies –

The Christmas Spirit" (Hallmark)

"Blue" (Poison Pictures)

"The Marksman

Starring Liam Neeson (Azul Productions).

Mayor Ramsay in "The Christmas Spirit" 2013
Otto in "The Marksman" 2019

Roger has worked at many prominent theatres in the UK,
including the following:

Birmingham Repertory
Nottingham Playhouse
Bristol Old Vic

Roger has extensive experience in the United States, where he has worked at the following colleges:

West Virginia University
Ohio University
Potomac State University.
University of Rio Grande.

He has also worked for many well-known UK directors, including these:

"Othello" dir. by FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI.
"Twelfth Night"dir. by JOHN NEVILLE.
"The Taming of the Shrew" dir. by FRANK DUNLOP
'In 1967, Roger appeared in BBC/TV's hit show "Dr Who". The episode was "The Macra Terror" and he played The Cheerleader
"As You Like It" dir. by MICHAEL ELLIOTT.
Sadly, the recording is lost. In 2019, the BBC remade "The Macra Terror" in animated form, using the original script and soundtrack. Available for purchase, it has Roger's 1967 voice and a reimagined version of him.

Shows Roger has directed in the USA include:

Dracula, Bedroom Farce and To Kill a Mockingbird
Lend Me a Tenor