JP WINSLOW - Sherlock Holmes
Meet Jp Winslow. J.P. Winslow is an award winning actor/writer/composer and historical interpreter. J.P. began acting in the 1970s appearing in several films produced by The Newfoundland Independent Film Makers Cooperative including The Adventures of Faustus Bidgood and Undertow. J.P. first studied acting and improve with Young People’s Theatre at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre in the early 1980s. Early roles included Skelly Manor in Lanford Wilson’s The Rimers of Eldritch and Charlie in Flowers for Algernon with Freelance Players at the lauded Bishop Field Theatre in St. John’s.
In 1985 he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and along with acting he began writing for the stage. In 1987, 1988 and 1989 he won Best Original Play awards at The Vancouver East Cultural Centre’s VanFest Theatre Festival for his one act plays Quiet Please, The Breakwater Document and Sin respectively. In 1987 J.P. was one of the founding members of Vancouver’s edgy and socially conscious Impulse Theatre Company. He was General Manager/Director/Producer and Writer in Residence at Impulse producing both established Canadian Plays such as George F. Walker’s Criminals in Love and new works including a unique environmental style musical Donut City composed by John Mills-Cockell. During his tenure at Impulse Winslow produced and directed several of his own plays including Orb, Buckmaster Circle, and Chester Street.
The 1980s and 1990s provided J.P. with the opportunity to appear in memorable stage roles including Hank Guder in Dark of the Moon at the Metro Theatre Vancouver, Kochetov in Michael Frayn’s Balmoral, Ivan Henry Mungo in Mavor Moore’s Customs at Simon Fraser University, Man in Then at University of British Columbia the title role of Scapino in Scapino at Presentation House, The Stage Manager in Our Town, and Van Helsing in Bram Stoker’s Dracula produced at Capilano University Theatre.
In 1999 J.P. was cast as old west gambler Peter Chance for Eureka Theatre Company at Barkerville, British Columbia. He also performed in Eureka’s school program shows at Barkerville’s Theatre Royal for several seasons. In 2000 he developed the cult character Squire Winslow for Vancouver’s premiere purveyors of the arcane - Spectral Theatre Company. J.P. continued as a ‘period’ actor in a 2003-2004 touring production The Blackfoot and the Red Coats with Canadiana Musical Theatre Company in which he played five characters and three musical instruments. In 2004 J.P. joined Newman & Wright Theatre Company in the Role of true life wild west entertainer Jack Crawford in The Campfires and the Trails of Jack Crawford- Poet Scout for the Mainstage at the Theatre Royal in Barkerville. Winslow has also appeared in numerous promotional clips and student films.
J.P. is also an accomplished musician and songwriter having sung and played in numerous rock bands including Treble Orchards – Guitar/Vocals, Buckmaster Circle – Guitar/Vocals, Steda – Bass/Backing Vocals, The Rippers – Guitar/Vocals, The Templars – Bass/Vocals, The Insufferables – Guitar/Vocals, Katzenjammer – Guitar, Underdog – Guitar/Backing Vocals and Young Offender – Guitar/Vocals. He has produced six independent albums on his own label Lone Newfie Records all of which are available on CD, and on iTunes and other digital retailers. His new hard rock/metal project Vampire Load is scheduled to release their debut album late this year.
J.P. is playing Sherlock Holmes in The Doctor's Case.