Tim Driesen

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Tim Driesen
Nationality Belgian
Occupation(s) Actor, musical theatre performer, singer-songwriter, composer, dancer, pianist

Tim Driesen is a Belgian actor, notable for roles in both musicals, plays, and television serials. He has composed a full-scale musical as well as a number of pop-songs. In 2007, he created the role of Adrian Banks (a character based on pop-star Mark Owen) in the Take That musical, Never Forget . [1] Take That member Gary Barlow, who wrote the majority of the production's musical numbers, said jokingly of the cast: "I'm just worried that they're better than us". [2] When the musical opened, Driesen appeared with fellow cast members Dean Chisnall, Craig Els, Stephane Anelli, Eaton James and Nancy Sullivan on ITV's GMTV performing the show's title song, "Never Forget". [3] He also appeared in the UK tour of Starlight Express . Driesen appeared in the television series, The Bubbles.


He is also noted for his voice-over work in televised commercials.

Driesen appeared as Phoebus in Notre Dame de Paris in Belgium (Antwerp & Ghent). He played a role for which he won 'Best Supporting Actor in a Musical' at the VMPs (Flemish Musical Awards).

His musical 'My Super Girlfriend' (previously known as 'Super Alice Smith') has been workshopped and showcased in conjunction with 'Perfect Pitch' at Trafalgar Studios in London

Tim has played Joey Primo in Rock of Ages in London's West End. He was alternate for lead character Drew, as well as understudying and regularly performing as Stacee Jaxx.

Tim then did Jersey Boys in the Netherlands in which he plays the lead character Frankie Valli. The cast performed at Musical Sing-A-Long on Dutch TV in September 2013. [4]

For the past couple of years he has been performing in Disney's The Lion King, first in The Netherlands and currently on the UK tour.


Originally from Belgium, Driesen is based in London in the UK. He trained at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom.



Taking solos in "Pray", "Take That & Party" and "Never Forget", and also performing in numbers such as "It Only Takes a Minute", "Babe", Back for Good, "I Found Heaven" and "Relight My Fire".
Tim Driesen performed in numbers such as Starlight Express, Starlight Sequence, Only He and Light at the End of the Tunnel during his run in Starlight Express.
In which Driesen sang Go the Distance From Disney's Hercules. [10]



Filmed at the opening night at Manchester Opera House. [15] Driesen also appears in an interview on the DVD's bonus material.



  • In My Corner
  • Never Forget original cast CD, singing the role of Adrian Banks/Mark Owen
  • Mephistophles Smith EP
  • Belgian Soldier, Castle Video's
  • Glory Hallelujah 2000 revival cast CD
  • The Bubbles


  • "Small Town Girl" (from My Super Girlfriend) [16]
  • '"It's All Cliché" (from My Super Girlfriend) [17]
  • "My Super Girlfriend" (from My Super Girlfriend) [18]
  • "Evil Has Many Faces" (from My Super Girlfriend) [19]

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  1. "Cast list". Never Forget Programme. 2007.
  2. Gary Barlow backs 'Never Forget' musical
  3. Never Forget on GMTV at YouTube
  4. Jersey Boys Netherlands cast perform on Dutch TV
  5. Article on Never Forget the Musical with details on the original cast
  6. Interview with Tim Driesen, star of 'Rent: The Musical'
  7. Starlight Express 2006 Cast at the Really Useful Group official website
  8. "Cast List and Credits". Starlight Express Programme: 15. 2006.
  9. Tim Driesen as Jack in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'
  10. Tim Driesen in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' performing 'Go the Distance'
  11. Behind the Musical: The Making of Never Forget at YouTube
  12. Tim Driesen's televsision work at the Internet Movie Database
  13. Tim Driesen's televsision appearances at the Internet Movie Database
  14. Never Forget DVD and box cover, featuring Driesen (centre) and other cast members
  15. Never Forget DVD at YouTube
  16. – Small Town Girl – Soundclip
  17. – It's All Cliché – Soundclip
  18. – My Super Girlfriend – Sounclip
  19. – Evil Has Many Faces – Soundclip