Beric was born and raised in London's Soho, and trained in musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting.

 

He was the frontman of indie bands The Healing Fields and Playing Nervous during the noughties, performing at venues and festivals all over the UK and Europe including London's O2 Academy Islington, the Astoria, the Garage and the Clapham Grand.  He has remixed and produced in various musical styles, composed for stage and film, created bespoke tracks for performers and teaching institutions, and was asked to write music and lyrics for a rock opera based on the life of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.  Beric set up the recording and production studio Livingstone Sound, from where he continues to compose, arrange, and produce.  His reworking of the track Idleland is being used as the title song for a forthcoming documentary series, and will shortly be available as a single.

As an actor, Beric has appeared in a wide range of theatre productions as well as in radio plays, audiobooks and in television and short films. In 2019 he played Alan Bennett in The Lady in the Van, John Malcolm in Separate Tables, William Warren in California Suite and Daddy/Szczepansky in a new musical production of The Railway Children.  Beric devised and presented the Random Roads Music Project, a 13,000-mile road trip across the United States, working with local musicians to record a song for Amnesty International.  He hosted HQ Trivia, which with over a million players from the UK alone was the country's most popular quiz app, named as one of 2018's 50 Most Genius Companies by Time Magazine.  Beric was also a guest host on Confetti, produced by Thames/Fremantle Television, and hosted a similar trivia game for Mail Newspapers during lockdown in 2020.  Earlier in the year Beric was a guest on Hayley Palmer's Memory Lane 80s TV show, broadcast on Sky, choosing and chatting about his favourite 80s songs.

 

Beric narrated the audiobook Gorilla and Okapi, by Nick Corbett, available from Amazon, iTunes or through Audible at this link, and acts and sings multiple roles in Citizen Paine, which launched in September 2020.

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