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Joseph Elliott

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Joseph Elliott
BornBristol, England
🏳️ NationalityBritish
💼 Occupation
Actor & Author
Known forSwashbuckle, The Good Hawk
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Joseph Elliott is an English actor, scriptwriter and author. He plays the character of Cook in the CBeebies series Swashbuckle. He is the author of The Good Hawk, the first book in a teen fantasy trilogy published by Walker Books.[1]

Early life[edit]

Elliott is from Bristol. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2007 with a BA (Double Hons) in English Literature and Drama before moving to London to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.[2]

Career[edit]

From 2009 - 2014, Elliott performed with sketch comedy group, Four Screws Loose, along with Richard David-Caine, Conan House and Thom Ford. The group performed five shows in successive years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as performing at Bestival, Latitude Festival, Underbelly Southbank Festival, Brighton Fringe and Adelaide Fringe Festival. They were selected as New Act of the Year (NATYS: New Acts of the Year Show) finalists 2013 and featured on BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama and BBC Radio 1’s Fun and Filth Cabaret. The group’s style revolved around high energy routines, physical comedy and audience interaction[3] and garnered mostly positive reviews.[4]

In 2013, Elliott was cast as one half of the comedy double act Cook and Line on CBeebiesBAFTA-winning pirate gameshow, Swashbuckle.[5] [6] The popularity of the show led to numerous other appearances on the channel including Justin's House, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Tempest (RSC co-productions). He has also starred in seven CBeebies Christmas Shows including Peter Pan, The Snow Queen, and Hansel and Gretel. As a scriptwriter, Elliott has written scripts for Swashbuckle, Class Dismissed and The Amelia Gething Complex. In 2017 he developed, wrote and starred in his own BBC comedy series, InterNOT, alongside his comedy partner, Richard David-Caine.

Elliott's debut novel, The Good Hawk was published by Walker Books and Walker Books US (a division of Candlewick Press) in January 2020.[7]. It is the first book in the Shadow Skye series and features a lead character with Down's Syndrome. Critics were unanimously positive about the novel, with The Wall Street Journal calling it "a gripping story"[8] and The New York Times hailing it as a "thrilling debut",[9]. Italian and Spanish rights have also been sold.[10]

References[edit]

  1. "Walker Snaps Cbeebies Elliott".
  2. "Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency".
  3. "An Interview With Four Screws Loose".
  4. "Four Screws Loose in Screwtopia!".
  5. Carey, Catherine (28 June 2013). "A New Pirate Show Comes to CBeebies". BBC. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  6. "BAFTA Childrens Winners 2015".
  7. "Candlewick Press: The Good Hawk".
  8. "Children's Books: Gentle Lessons About Dignity and Difference".
  9. "Teenage Heroes in a Mythical Land Fight Monsters, and Stereotypes".
  10. "Elliott adds Italy and Spain to rights remit".



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