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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 September 1974Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameBurn Hugh Winchester Gorman
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The youngest of four children, Burn was born in Hollywood but was brought up in London with his parents and sisters. Burn's father is a Professor of Linguistics at UCLA. In 2006 Burn and his wife Sarah, a teacher welcomed their son Max Hugh Gorman. Their daughter, Nell was born on January 25, 2009.

Gorman has worked with the English National Opera, and he has also performed many readings, workshops and development work with the companies such as National Theatre Studio, Young Vic, Royal Court, Oxford Stage Company, Paines Plough, and Soho Theatre.

Gorman was TV 1Xtra Human Beatbox Champion, and as a musician has appeared alongside Groove Armada, Neneh Cherry and Rodney P. He has also worked on videos with The Streets.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: http://www.tv.com/people/burn-gorman/

Spouse (1)

Sarah Beard (July 2004 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (17)

Born Hollywood, USA to British parents, but spent most of his years growing up in the UK.
Father was a professor of linguistics at UCLA.
Was featured in Esquire magazine's "Hot British Actors for 2008" March issue.
Playing Bill Sikes in "Oliver" in the West End. [January 2009]
Burn appeared on the cover of Torchwood Magazine Issue 3. [2008]
Burn has collaborated on visuals, videos and voiceovers with artists such as The Streets, Decknology and Drool Skool.
Burn's nickname on the Torchwood set is "Binnie". His nicknames when he was doing music were "Burn Baby Burn" and "Beatbox Burn".
Burn did a recording of the Torchwood audio novel Everybody Says Hello. [2008]
Burn was featured in Esquire magazine for "Hot British Actors for 2008" March issue. [2008]
Burn did a recording for the audiobook The Debt for BMW audiobooks. [2006]
His theatre credits include productions such as Ladybird at the Royal Court and Gong Dogs at the Bush theatre.
Burn was Radio 1Xtra's Human Beatbox Champion and performed at the 2003 International Human Beatbox Convention.
For his work at Manchester's Royal Exchange Studio and Library and Contact Theatre, Burn was nominated for a Manchester Evening News Best Newcomer Award.
Burn recorded an audio version of the Torchwood novel Slow Decay. [2007]
Interview with Starpulse magazine, Burn admitted he was a big fan of science-fiction. [2008]
Burn appeared in the play Flush at the Solo Theatre Company. [2004]
The only regular member of the Torchwood team not to appear in the parent show Doctor Who.

Personal Quotes (2)

(On why he is an actor): I've learnt something new everyday. When you get to the point that you're not learning, you need to stop. I think and either take a break, or give up and become a plumber or something because it's important to remain motivated and driven.
[on his reaction to his character Owen in Torchwood] I've always wanted to be the Weevil King!

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