Iain Gibbons is a London-based actor, represented by Artistes Collective Talent Management. In June 2014 he completed a years training at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Etampes, France, which was supported by the Arts Council of Wales.
His primary project of 2018 is The Flop, a Hijinx Theatre production in association with Spymonkey. The production will play at the Summerhall venue in Edinburgh Fringe before a UK tour.
Previous work includes Rounds with Resusatate Theatre, a devised piece about Junior Doctors, which played at The Southwark Playhouse, New Wimbledon Studio, Oxford, Bolton and the Blue Elephant Theatre. He has also developed a solo clown/sketch show, The Performance, which was performed at the Wandsworth Fringe 2017, Brighton Fringe 2017 and Clapham Fringe 2017.
He has studied Drama at Glamorgan University's Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries up to MA level, which included classes tutored by The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He has also trained with international clown Denni Dennis with whom he worked in his clown company. In 2010, he worked as an apprentice with No Fit State Circus, spending two weeks assisting with the build, community workshops and the final performances.
Since 2012, he has taken part in workshops with theatre companies including Spymonkey, Complicite, John Wright, Cardboard Citizens and Frantic Assembly. He also irregularly compiles his own performance workshops for schools in both England and Wales.
Away from theatre, he is also a keen artist. In parallel to his performance work, he likes to specialise in portraiture and character, both in realism and cartoon styles and in 2009 his artwork was entered into the Saachti Art Prize for Schools. In 2003, he won the title of Horrible Histories Brainiest Boffin when Terry Deary's book series celebrated its 10th anniversary.