Jake Mann Jake trained at RADA on the BA Acting course. He has always written and directed alongside his acting, having his first play Tramps performed at The Queen Mother Theatre, in his hometown of Hitchin at the age of 15. During his time at RADA Jake co-wrote, produced and directed the productions of Last Orders and Modern Romance at two separate RADA Festivals. In 2019 he went on to write, produce and direct his debut short film KAREN starring Tilly Vosburgh, which was accepted at a number of independent film festivals across the UK and Europe. Seven Deadly Idiots will be Jake’s second collaboration with Told by an Idiot after working with Paul Hunter on Divine Words in his final year at drama school. As an actor Jake has also worked on productions such as: Richard II (RSC); Hotel Plays (Defibrillator); Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s Globe); Midsummer Nights Dream (RSC); King Lear (Chichester/West End); Young Doctors Notebook (Sky); Quick Cuts (BBC); Ripper Street (Amazon); Britannia (Sky); Held (BFI); Bruce (Channel 4); Hunter Killer (Millennium); American Assassin (Lionsgate).