Derek Griffiths West End theatre includes: Sing a Rude Song, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Black Mikado, The Travelling Music Show, The Secret Life of Cartoons, Run for Your Wife, Dry Rot, Aladdin, Snow White, Babes in the Wood, Miss Saigon, Beauty & The Beast, Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Exonerated. He recently appeared at the National Theatre in Exit The King, and on tour in Driving Miss Daisy.
Other theatre includes: Measure for Measure and Twelfth Night (The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford on Avon). He received a Best Actor award for his performance in Nude with Violin, at The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, where he played many roles.
Television appearances include: Midsomer Murders, Small Axe, Casualty, Holby City, Doctors, Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Silent Witness and Coronation Street.
Composing work includes: He wrote all the music for Heads & Tails, Bod, Two by Two, Mythical Magical Creatures, and many TV jingles. He wrote the music and lyrics for a production of The Three Musketeers at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
In 2014 he was awarded a gold award for his music for television from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. His voice can be heard on many cartoon and TV ads.