Whilst on a trip to London a guy stopped me and asked how tall I was? He happened to be the casting director for Willow. That is where my journey begins.
Since then I have had quite a prolific and diverse career in television, theatre & film. Having made my debut in Willow I have appeared in films such as - Star Wars The Phantom Menace, The Visitors, The Tenth Kingdom, three Harry Potter movies The Philosophers Stone, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Deathly Hallows. Nine Dead Gay Guys, Death Defying Acts, Colour of Magic and Passage playing Harry T.
My first television appearance was with Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia & The Voyage of the Dawn Treader followed by Through the Dragons Eye. Hullabaloo, Jamboree, Moon & Son, TFI Friday, The Priory, Big Breakfast, Casualty, TV Meltdown , The Boosh, Harry Hill, Where we Live Now for BBC1, Lock Stock for Channel 4. A Christmas Special of Jonathan Creek Satins Chimney, Tricky TV, Mr Maker, The legend of Dick & Dom and The Baaas Family for Welsh/Al jazeera TV.
MOM was the word every Saturday Morning on CITV's Ministry of Mayhem followed by Holly & Stephens Saturday Showdown with Rays' Tiny Tiddlers and back by popular demand Ram Ray. Other appearances were in Life’s to Short, Celebrity Juice, Tool Academy and I have just finished filming Game of Thrones Fire & Blood Season 4. If you go online you can also see me in Dwarves Assemble on Channel Flip.
I starred in my first Pantomime of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs with the great Marti Caine at the Cambridge Arts Theatre and haven't looked back since, travelling all over the country including a tour of Holland for which I had to learn Dutch for the part of Soezie! For the last 2 years I have played as Much in Robin Hood. Other Theatre achievements are Auto-de-FE, Uncle Cecil playing the part of Mickser Reid, Mega Magic for Butlins, Baby Bop for Barney Show in Nigeria/Ghana and a UK sell-out theatre tour with The Ladyboys of Bangkok.
I have also been fortunate to work with the Russian Kirov Opera Company in their production of War & Peace as Napoleon at the Covent Garden Opera House and also with the English National Opera Company in 2 of their productions The Masked Ball & St John’s Passion at the Coliseum.
Various one-offs include appearing in Comic Relief, modelling for a bespoke milliner Justin Smith Esq. and also presented The Fashion of the Year Awards in Holland. The Irish Lottery, Fishing for Sega games, Revs Magazine, Beauty products for Enhance Technology, Jimmy Carr’s football team for Soccer Six and appearing with Al Murry in the Secret Policeman’s Ball. Music videos include H Block, Steps, Avalanche, Busted, Burn, Rednek, Queens of the Stoneage at the Kerrange Awards and on Spinal Taps World Tour!
My greatest achievement was to see myself on a billboard in Leicester Square & in magazines for the Levis Sta-press campaign.
Find out more about Ray by visiting his website www.raymondgriffiths.co.uk