TIM DRY is an eclectic, contradictory, inconsistent artist with a very low boredom threshold. But in spite of these disabilities he has managed over the last thirty years to carve out careers as an actor, award-winning photographer, pop musician, famous mime artist and writer. His saving graces are charm, a questioning mind and a legendary sense of humour!
He moved up to London in the summer of 1976 to study Mime and Physical Theatre with Desmond Jones and Lindsay Kemp (tutor to David Bowie and Kate Bush). Throughout 1978 and 1979, Tim and fellow artiste Barbie Wilde toured their own Mime show in leading 'Is That The West End I See In The Distance?' venues and festivals throughout the UK.
In 1980 Tim and Barbie joined a rock/mime/burlesque/music troupe named SHOCK. They travelled the world, made some records, got a lot of press and found themselves in the vanguard of the New Romantic cult of the early '80's, alongside Boy George, Duran Duran, Visage and Spandau Ballet.
Tim then created a robotic mime and music duo called TIK & TOK with Sean Crawford (also a member of Shock). They toured with Gary Numan on his UK "Warriors" tour in '83, worked with Vangelis, supported Duran Duran for two night at Birmingham Odeon in 1982, were themselves supported by a fledgling Depeche Mode, got a lot more press coverage and released 5 singles and a well received album "Intolerance" in the UK, Germany and Japan. They appeared on innumerable TV shows (including The Royal Variety Show 1983) and had two featured roles each in Episode VI of the STAR WARS saga Return Of The Jedi, and the cult horror/ /sci fi flick XTRO.
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