|Playing Age:||26 – 40 years|
|Appearance:||Black-Other Areas, Latin American, Mixed Race|
I was born Pablo Souza Santos and today I know little of my "first life" having, since my adoption aged not taller than a table, not returned to Brazil or reconnected with anyone from my former life in the orphanage, on the streets or wherever. With little or anyone to confirm their veracity, I confess my clouded confusion of reality wedged between dream and memory is just that: a mystery.
Fluent in Portuguese only, walking, talking, joking, happy (as I recall) I was adopted by Alan Woodward, Stella Woodward and her son Richard Cotton to Luxembourg where I was showered with love and attention, introduced to lavishes I'd never dreamed of and so westernised so quickly in Luxembourg where I was flown to with my new identity of Pablo Woodward.
Some three years later, having become fluent in English, we, as a family, moved to Gloucestershire, England where we lived in a mansion-sized farmhouse, with an orchard, goats, sheep, a tennis court, an incredible vegetable patch, with acres of land featuring a pond with ducks, chickens, geese; My Family and Other and The Good Life was how we lived sprinkled with a little Keeping Up Appearances.
Aged twelve or so, with my parents, not brother, we moved to Dorset where I got schooled for the first time in the public school system, Sherborne Preparatory School and Sherborne School for Boys, where I lived in a regimented fashion with the privileged; a far cry from my first life.
Looking back, my chosen profession in the arts was clear from a very early age, I used it as a form of escapism, and when the opportunity came I took it to immerse myself in all performance art related practices from doing school plays, to watching theatre, to watching films, to attending workshops, to leaving the public school system altogether to attend Yeovil College to do more career focused A Levels, in Performing Arts, Dance and French.
Reflecting, my childhood was mentally turbulent, likely it was from being adopted at such a late age and therefor forever trying to find my identity, but it was at Yeovil College that I first grasped elusive happiness. In addition to my A Levels, as mentioned, in Performing arts and Dance, I did a BTEC diploma in Physical Education, did extra curricular classes in Latin American and ballroom dances, and whilst at college I was gifted the roles of Major Robbie Ross in Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good and the title role in Anthony Burgess' superb lyrical translation of Cyrano de Bergerac.
No sooner had I finished college, than I was working professionally, with my first role being in Chris Rea's music video Sweet Summers Day, then, before I knew it, I found myself touring panto across the UK and calling myself a jobbing actor.
Not tempted by the first offers of formal training, on the second circuit of asking I was offered a place to train at London Academy of Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and, principally for love, for I had met Jo Casci, I turned down the offer to study there, instead headed to Australia where I lived many lifetimes in many trades and father two children Rain Josephine and Indiana Rain.
I confess, during this period, artistically I did not flourish and as a result I upskilled in various fields, becoming a worldly person with an impressive CV putting shame to many a jack of all trades. In brief, I called myself an entrepreneur running businesses in parties and events, in tennis and multi-sports tuition, as an English tutor, and I even established a quiz business, and that’s not including the numerous odd contract-jobs between auditions and between the odd performance related job in the entertainment industry.
Feeling the unhappiness of the lack of work in the entertainment industry, the breakdown of my near nine-year relationship, and a general loss of my mojo, I headed alone to the United Kingdom with a dream to reclaim my life and fulfil my potential, only to meet my life love Lorena Alvarez with whom I had a profound life changing/direction defining and insightful experience/relationship.
I yo-yo’d, destroyed our relationship, others too, and returned to Australia for what I now see as the darkest year of my life in which everything fell apart and I hit the bottom.
With nowhere to go I made a conscious choice to follow my heart, soul, instinct and dream. Dream Big. Dream Again. Dream Like I used to.
In late 2012, I returned to London and began to immerse myself full-time into my craft, something I admit not having done for a near ten years, this time driven by fear, hunger and passion to change the circumstances of my life and recover the 'lost' time.
I worked, trained, became proactive, and my CV filled with credits in opera, commercials, TIE, short films, immersive jobs, corporate jobs; I became a successful jobbing actor once more.
The next major chameleonic change in the life of Pablo Woodward came soon after the contract with Glyndebourne Opera in January 2016, when I simply needed to accelerate progress in all areas of personal development, to stop blaming my present situation on my past and ever dreaming of the future in patient hope for the life-changing opportunity to come…. That’s when I decided to be The Disco Bunny.
Now, having found my calling and defined my mission, vision and dream with what I want to do with my time and energy on a humanitarian basis, I return to work as the artist Pablo Woodward.
"I have skills, qualifications, an open heart, an open mind, and I want to use them all"
|The Disco BunnyIn Love with a Psycho by KasabianMy AccompliceW.I.Z. 2017Music Video|
|Jack in The BoxTwisted Tea PartyZebedee ProductionsZoe Wellman 2016Site Specific|
|The Disco BunnyTour Down UnderThe Disco Bunny ProjectPablo Woodward 2016Street Theatre|
|ActorOedipeRoyal OperaValentina Carrasco 2016Opera|
|Various; Multi-role playing.Stories from Around The WorldFusion TheatreKatie Merrit 2016Stage|
|The EyeQuantumEllebannaAnabelle Ellebanna 2016Site Specific|
|Rent Boy & Ottoman GuardDie Entführung aus dem SerailGlyndebourne OperaDavid McVicar (revival director- Ian Rutherford) 2015Stage|
|Rebel ElfThe South Pole SaloonZebedeeZoe Wellman 2015Site Specific|
|Disco Bunny PimpStarwash at the Rewind FestivalBlunderbus Theatre Company 2015Event|
|Luke BrickwallMake a NoiseCaboodleNicola Brookstein 2015Stage|
|Somali PolicemanSomali Police RecruitmentBreakthrough Media 2015Commercial|
|DoctorNHS TrainingAffixius FilmsDave Whayman 2015Corporate|
|Tutor & Workshop FacilitatorSummer TourSmile Theatre Company 2015Workshop|
|Disco BunnyNotting Hill FestivalAcklam Village 2015Dance|
|HusbandCrazy about Cricket for SSEHeehawJames Cook 2015Corporate|
|DateSorry My Love, It's You Not Me by GhostpoetMy AccompliceChloe Hayward 2015Music Video|
|JeffLuna and The DragonOnce Over TwoLaura Wright 2015Voice Over|
|PresenterOn it Til We VomitMatthew Edward baker 2015Educational|
|PigeonWimbledon South ParkKUSammy Merriman 2015Short Film|
|VariousPop up PantoThe Undiscovered Theatre CompanyJennifer Sarah Dean 2014Pantomime|
|JanitorElevator for HSBCThe Glue SocietyGary Freedman 2014Commercial|
|CouchmanCroquembouche TVCTescoGuy Manwaring, Sonny London 2014Commercial|
|ActorDeath in VeniceOpera NorthYoshi Oida 2013Opera|
|MoreHalifaxEpochMike Long 2013Commercial|
|PuddingAmbrosiaBareJoanna Bailey 2013Commercial|
|PreacherBassline Junkie by Dizzy RascalRiff RaffMegaforce 2012Music Video|
|Chat upKIAAnother Film CompanyNick Jones 2012Ident|
|LarryIntertwining MonologuesHot Room Theatre GroupSteven Hopley 2012Stage|
|Prince ProsperoMasque of The Red DeathShort & Sweet Sydney FestivalNatalie Richards 2011Stage|
|BoyThe Goat or What the FuckSeymour TheatreBlazey Best 2010Stage|
|XXNewtown TheatreAdam Salter 2011Stage|
|BobGallery GuardDouble Dare ProductionsCarol Dance 2011Stage|
|ArielKen & BarbieTex ProductionsAngus Strachan 2009Stage|
|Bicycle CourierMcDonaldsFlying FishAdam Blaiklock 2007Commercial|
|The OglerBigger Bust & Perfect PoutIndependent PostAlan Hesline 2006Commercial|
|Non GingerVodafoneFilmgraphicsDavid Denneen 2006Commercial|
|BackpackerKellogg'sPlush FilmsRowan Dean 2005Commercial|
|DavideLife SupportMcDonald EastwayDavid McDonald 2002Television|
|DamballahDeptford VoodooUrban Gothic for Channel 5Marcus D. F White 2001Television|
|GazHot PursuitMeridian Television for Channel 4 2002Television|
|MarkThe GiftZenithJohn Gorrie 2001Television|
|Joelle MakintoshBoy Meets GirlOptomenJenny Dames 2001Television|
|VariousYouth JinglesRadio Grazelema 2001Radio|
|Nude RaverKenwoodBliss 2001Commercial|
|MyselfLive TV Boy Meets Girl promotionBig Breakfast 2001Promo|
|MyselfLive TV Boy Meets Girl promotionGMTV 2001Promo|
|Boyfriend'Sincere' by MJ ColeGravityTemi 2000Music Video|
|Drummer'Language of Love' by World's ApartRich & HollywoodPete Cornish 2000Music Video|
|Jimi HendrixEveryday life in the 60’sRaw MaterialMichael McDonald 1999Stage|
|ZombieNo Room in HellAbsentquallia in 3DSean Dower 1999Film|
|MusoWe are (Untitled)Tate ModernMark Leckey 1999Film|
|Young Dredd'Sweet Summers Day' by Chris ReaTwo Rivers 1998Music Video|
|WilburThe Browning VersionParamount PicturesMike Figgis1993Film|
Pablo Woodward and the commercial enterprise aspects of The Disco Bunny is presently freelance and open to applications of interest for representation particularly in the United Kingdom, Australia and The United States of America.
If you are interested in representing me under an agents agreement, or having me represent you as a commercial enterprise, I welcome you to contact me.
For artistic projects, ideas, collaborations, invitations to run workshops, to give inspirational and motivational talks, to host or attend events, parties or festivals I welcome you to preferably email me unless time is of the essence in which case phone me, or leave a message.
Please note, my preferred language is English, but I am fluent in French and Spanish so I welcome you to alternatively contact me in those languages.