Meet The Quiz Team!


Jez

Jez is our founder, quiz creator and compere.

He founded The Quiz Team in 2007 having a curiosity for general knowledge and a love of engaging people and making them laugh.

A formally trained actor (Birmingham School of Acting – 1993) – Jez is passionate about supporting performers in their journey to entertain audiences.

@thequizteam

Ben

Originally from Yorkshire, Ben trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

Prior to his actor-training, Ben was the Film Festival Producer at the National Media Museum in Bradford, a co-founder of the Paper Zoo Theatre Company & is fond of chips.

He is a keen theatre-goer, loves cinema & enjoys tennis, swimming & badminton…whilst also avoiding exercise at all costs.

@bentheeagle

Dan

Dan has hosted quizzes professionally since 2010 including three years at Sir Ian McKellen’s pub, The Grapes.

Dan is an actor, comedian, writer and one third of sketch group The Real MacGuffins who, after four Edinburgh shows, had a sell out run Off Broadway in 2019.

He guest starred in Miranda, EastEnders, Johnny English Strikes Again and you may have seen a lot of him in a recent Purple Bricks advert – for which he can only apologise.

Tolu

Tolu is an actress, writer and producer and trained at the National (YTC) and Identity School of Acting.

Tolu founded ‘ThreeLions Productions’ company with 2 other female lions. They are currently producing a TV series following the success of their short ‘No. 22’.

She brings her dulcet Radio voice and many laughs to each Quiz along with knowledge and trivia!

@toluedwards

Stephan

Steph is an actor, writer, stand up, Quizmaster, and, also, Drag queen (Teena Bizkit)

Steph has performed all over UK, and in London’s West End. He created his own successful Murder Mystery company – ‘Murder on the Side’

A huge movie buff – (Favourite movie – ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’) & loves nothing more than spending time with partner Lisa, and sneaking a PS4 session in.

Twitter: @S_Bessant

Insta: @stepbess

Jason

Jason graduated from RADA in 1991 & officially, has been a professional actor since then.

He may have his serious actor face on here, but he loves nothing more than pleasing his audience with a funny, friendly wit.

He has worked with us at The Quiz Team for many years hosting both in person and virtual quizzes always receiving glowing reviews.
He is also an important part of our writing team with fantastic attention to detail.

Andrew

Andrew is an actor/singer/writer with a propensity for songs in 3/4 time and excessively long Facebook statuses.

He’s often on the lookout for gluten-free pizza and usually failing at a sugar-free diet.

@theandrewpepper

Simon

Simon has career as an actor has seen him grace numerous theatres around the world as well as the small and silver screen .

He runs his own presentation and voice workshops for business clients as well as facilitating business transformation programs.

Spending time with his young family, yoga and walking his trusted Schnauzer, Jura, are the key things to keeping him in prime condition for asking all those quiz questions.

Nick

Nick is an actor, director, writer, panto dame & Watford FC supporter. With a career spanning over three decades, he has over 250 professional credits to his name. When not acting, he can be found providing daddy daycare for his three children, three snakes, two cats and one dog.

Other interests include Football Manager, shouting at conspiracy theorists and quoting the movie “Withnail & I”

Sam W

Sam is a university student based in London who studied Drama at Kingston University an unfair amount of years ago. He also is part of a three-man comedy group, which performs around the UK. He loves hosting a quiz- he can pretend he knew the answers.

IG: @samueljohnwalls

Kiefer

Originally from Manchester Kiefer came to London to study Drama at university, during the summer found a part time job & from then found a liking of retail operations.

Now an operations manager for a high-end retailer he still enjoys entertaining twice a week at his quizzes.

Anthony

Southport born & bred, Anthony trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. As the artistic director of Now You Know Productions, along side his acting career, Anthony is also an established & award winning playwright, director, producer and all round theatrical dogs body.

When not treading the boards, he has a level three distinction from the Wine & Spirit Educational Trust as well as being a keen homebrewer, so knows his way round a pub!

Instagram: @antorme25

Twitter: @Anthony_Orme

Gail

Like many designers, Gail grew up with a passion for drawing and artistic pursuits of all kind. Over the past 20 years she has been working with companies of all sizes, throughout the UK and beyond, to create beautiful and engaging design solutions and enjoys designing all types of projects across both web and print mediums.

Gail has supported The Quiz Team on website design, graphic design & more!

www.frogjuggler.com

Aquila

Aquila (she/her) is a graphic designer hailing from the middle of Canada. With over 17 years experience, she has helped non-profits and other small companies create compelling and beautiful print designs.

When not designing she loves to knit and can sometimes be found trolling The Quiz Team quizzes; trying hard to answer the dreaded football question and failing miserably.

She has helped the Quiz Team create functional business documents and social media graphics.

aquilasamson.com

Carolyn

When she’s not playing along with an online quiz, Carolyn is engaging with our participants and audiences through digital marketing and communications campaigns. She creates some of the fun and strategic content that’s delivered to you on social media, in videos, via blog posts and through our email.

Find Carolyn sporting more plaid and camo than a lumberjack, conquering the great outdoors, on Instagram.

@ckosheluk

Charlene

The Quiz Team is a family affair!

Jez’s wife Charlene our head events planner, supports the team managing the behind the scenes admin, website, planning and general bits and pieces to keep The Quiz Team machine going! She will be your go-to in the weeks ahead of your quiz event.

Find her getting the world fit & healthy

@positivelyslim