Josh Elwell trained at L.A.M.D.A. He spent several years working as an actor touring nationally and even appearing as Joe Gargery in the West End production of Great Expectations. He began to develop a passion for puppetry and worked in theatre for companies like The National Theatre of Scotland, Little Angel and Norwich Puppet Theatre.
His work in TV puppetry started at CBeebies in 2009 in all 4 seasons of Zingzillas.
He went on to puppeteer on Big City Park, Mr Maker and Strange Hill High for CBBC. He worked with the Jim Henson Company in Pajanimals, That Puppet Game show and in the Netflix show, Dark Crystal - Age of Resistance. He puppeteered in the Movie of Assassins Creed and Muppets Most Wanted. More recently he was lead puppeteer on the cult show Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared on Channel 4 and started working on Dr Who, operating Daleks, in 2021. Josh joined Eliot for the 60th anniversary specials. Since then they have worked together on 2 subsequent series, the first of which will air on BBC and Disney Plus in May 2024.
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