Phillip Tolley is a freelance Supporting Artiste working in both Film and TV.
As well as the 1988 Torquato Tasso Buxton Opera performance which was broadcast on Radio 3, he has appeared on Television in walk-on and featured roles. He has been a member of British Actors Equity since 1989. He is also a member of Bectu.
Roles on TV include;
Cranford (Christmas Special)
The White Princess
Roles in feature films include;
The Magic Flute (Dir Kenneth Branagh)
The Other Boleyn Girl
Mission Impossible 6
The Bank Job
Jurassic World 2
Mamma Mia 2
The King (2019)
Phillip Tolley is a Tenor and Choral Guardian/Chief Executive of Col Canto Associates, an
umbrella organisation which hosts and maintains a number of choral
singing related websites.
In 2002 he was took over the ownership of 'British Choirs on the Net' which has grown to become the UK's largest online directory of choirs and choral societies. As other websites were added this became the start of Col Canto Associates
Phillip began his professional vocal career at the Athenaeum Theatre, Plymouth, as Alfred in Strauss’ ‘Die Fledermaus. Since then he has appeared across the country, from the Scilly Isles to Buxton, in Operatic roles and on the Concert stage. Internationally he has performed in Cyprus and Germany. He studied privately with Antony Benskin for 12 years and while in Cyprus, from 1994-1997, with former Royal Opera Covent Garden member Linda Humphries. He has also undertaken Masterclasses with Kenneth Bowen, Morag Noble, John Huw Davies, Alexander Young, Ian Caddy, Mollie Petrie and Noelle Barker
In 1988 he appeared in the British Premiere of Donizetti’s ‘Torquato Tasso’, under Carlo Rizzi and also covered the role of Clotarco in the British Premiere of Haydn’s ‘Armide’ at the Buxton International Festival. In 1989 he created the role of Hlestakov in the World Premier of Peter Dawes’ ‘The Government Inspector.
He is available as a freelance choral administrator as well as a tenor soloist. He is a member of the Abertillery Orpheus Male Voice.