As an actor he has worked with companies such as BBC 2 and Tiger Aspect, BBC R4 and Avalon, National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre Studio, London International Festival of Theatre and The National Youth Music Theatre and the Home Office.
As a musician he has performed in concert venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham's Symphony Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, St George's Chapel Windsor, St Mark's Venice and Disneyland Paris.
Harrison is a transgender performer and is always trying to raise the profile of trans people and represent the community positively.
Harrison started acting after leaving school in 2013 and has been very active in the last few years. Harrison has trained part time on the TransActing course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and from there has worked with the BBC and Tiger Aspect filming Boy Meets Girl, The London International Festival of Theatre for Adam's Apple at Hoxton Hall and Hush...? at Manchester Royal Exchange. He has also worked with the National Theatre of Scotland on new play: Adam at The National Theatre Studio, Southbank.
In 2016 Harrison was cast an an actor musician in the revival of Benjamin Till's musical BRASS with the National Youth Music Theatre. Harrison is the first transgender member of the NYMT and for this was featured in an article in The Guardian in 2016. Harrison performed with the company of BRASS and as a booth singer for Encore: NYMT'S 40th Anniversary Gala concert at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End. Harrison has just been cast as the role of 'Nick' in Richard Herring's new sit com Relativity for BBC Radio 4. Recording starts in March.
Adam's Apple, Hoxton Hall, LIFT, June 2016
Harrison's first love is music and is a cornet player and singer by trade. At the age of eight he joined Tewkesbury Town Band and progressed into the Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band, becoming it's principal cornet in 2012. Being the son of two priests, Harrion joined the Tewkesbury Abbey Choir as a choristor and eventurally became Head Chorister. These two passion gained him a music scholarship to Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Here, Harrison discovered his love for musical theatre, playing trumpet for the school's shows.
In 2013 Harrison was offered a place to read for a Bmus in music performance at Birmingham Conservatoire. Now in his fourth and final year he has become an honary conductor for the brass deaprtment having founded the brass quartet HazBrass.
In 2015 Harrison had his musical theatre conducting debut with I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham. Harrison first joined the National Youth Music Theatre in 2014 as the flugelhorn player for the premiere of BRASS in Leeds. He is featured on the original cast recording. As part of his final degree project, Harrison produced, directed and musically directed the first concert version of BRASS at The Old Rep, Birmingham.
Brass In Concert, The Old Rep, Birmingham, February 2017
Harrison does considerable LGBT advocacy work. He has recently worked with the Trans Youth Network, Gendered Intelligence and Spectrum at the Home Office. As a prominent trans musical theatre actor Harrison was asked to take part in 'Sing Out!' - a photographic project highlighting LGBT people in musical theatre.
Sing Out!, Gez Sherwood, October 2016
Brass in Brum (Pepys Motet, 21 February 2017)
Harrison Knights, trans musical-theatre actor: 'I just couldn't play female roles' (The Guardian, 24 August 2016)
Is Britain's generation of trans actors on the verge of a breakthrough? (The Guardian, 20 September 2015)