Actor, Director, Voice-Over Artist, Producer
|Height||1.78m / 5’10”|
|Nationality||British / German|
|Hair||Brown / Bald|
|Languages||English (native speaker), German (fluent), French, Italian, Spanish (conversational), Greek (beginner)|
|Dialects/Accents||Welsh, RP, Mid-Atlantic, Australian, South African, some German dialects, Austrian, Swiss|
|Awards||3 Best Actor awards – GODA (Guild of Drama Adjudicators, UK)|
|Misc.||Member of Equity UK|
From GoDA (Guild of Drama Adjudicators UK):
Won: Adjudicator’s Discretionary Award – Best Supporting Actor, Antwerp 1999
Won: Best Actor, Luxembourg 2000
Won: Best Actor, Frankfurt am Main, 2017
- Producing and Directing: Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen, Couch Theatre, Hamburg (performances tba)
- Co-Directing: Annie Wobbler by Sir Arnold Wesker, Hamburg Players, (dates tba)
- Acting: ‘Until Next Time’. Zoom play by Julia Claussen for The Hamburg Players FEATS Fringe
Some Recent Work:
- Producer: The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler for V-DAY 2020. Proceeds went to 5th Women’s Shelter in Hamburg
- Director and Actor: Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore, Sprechwerk Theater, Hamburg
- Director and Actor: Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris, Sprechwerk Theater
- Producer: Die Souveräne Leserin ( The Uncommon Reader) by Alan Bennett, Goldbekhaus, Hamburg
- Voice Over: Secrets of Arabia, Vincent TV (Arte)
- Voice Over: Who Was Hitler, Salzgeber Medien (Amazon Video)
- Actor: A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, Tisch und Stuhl, Hamburg
General Past Work
Directed and acted in works by Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Yasmina Reza, Dylan Thomas, Zinnie Harris, James Saunders, Agatha Christie etc.
A Selection of Photos
Jason Couch, born and raised in the Rhondda Valleys, Wales, has lived in Hamburg, Germany since 1991. Although a very late starter, in 1996, at the age of 26 he finally auditioned for a play at the Hamburg Players and got the part of one of the main characters, Raymond, in the comedy Keeping Down with the Joneses by John Chapman and Jeremy Lloyd.
After a few years acting and directing at the Hamburg Players , Jason decided to try his luck with the University Players and in his first play there was cast in the role of the director Lloyd Dallas in Michael Frayn’s ‘Noises Off’. Shortly afterwards came ‘As You Like it’ by William Shakespeare and ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’, by Christopher Durang.
Jason was also asked to direct the University Players’ 20th Anniversary production. He decided it would be Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and he would be joined by co-director Rebecca Garron.
Jason was also a part of Rebecca Garron’s Rover Rep Theater, where he performed in Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy, A Chip in the Sugar by Alan Bennett and A Child’s Christmas in Wales and The Outing by Dylan Thomas.
After a long break in acting, Jason returned ‘home’ to the Hamburg Players and could be seen as Michael in God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. He also directed Life and Beth by Alan Ayckbourn and then performed as Roger in A slight Accident by James Saunders.
FEATS THEATRE FESTIVAL
Jason has participated at FEATS three times and won three awards. Best Supporting Actor once, and Best Actor twice. FEATS is a theatre festival held in a different European city each year and which is adjudicated by members of the UK’s Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA) www.godauk.org.
The first time, in 1998 in Antwerp, Belgium, he directed Secrets by Giles Cole and had a small supporting role and was awarded the Adjudicator’s Discretionary Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The second time, in 2000 in Luxembourg, Jason was awarded Best Actor in The Actor’s Nightmare, by Christopher Durang. The very successful production won 4 major awards.
The third time, in Frankfurt, Germany in 2017, after a break of 17 years, Jason was awarded the Best Actor award for the role of Roger in A Slight Accident by James Saunders.