Actress



Last night was the first public showing of Investigation, a film that I star in, and I took the opportunity to give me the impetus I needed to update my showreel. So for your viewing pleasure, here is my new showreel. Be warned, the language in it is explicit from the offset so if you are sensitive to such things watch it with the sound down!

My new showreel



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We have finally opened our show to Dubai audiences and it was amazing. The two shows today were largely school’s parties, which fits Romeo and Juliet very well. Juliet is the same age as the majority of the audience so I think that they can relate to a lot of the things that she goes through. The disagreements and subsequent blow-ups with her parents, her bossiness, her sweetness, flirtations and awakening desires.   The audiences lifted my performance, my version of Juliet directs a lot of her monologues directly to the audience and the relationship with them is very important. […]

Dubai Diary 5 – opening night!


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I’m performing this weekend and it makes me so happy. There are very few times in life when the real essence of me escapes the everyday shell that I wear, but when I am on stage (or in front of a camera) my life-force explodes showering over the unsuspecting audience. What I am saying is that I feel most like me and most truthful when I am pretending to be another person – weird, right?!? Yesterday was a blissful day for me, exhausting, but blissful, rehearsing two different shows and performing Romeo and Juliet, as well as writing a blog, doing a […]

Hey diddly dee – an actor’s life for me



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  One cold, blustery evening in the lead up to Christmas, in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, a number of women, including myself, gathered in an underground bar, surrounded by glitter, tea lights and provocative underwear. Amongst many topics we discussed female empowerment, body image, artistic expression and why women take their clothes off for a living. Over cocktails we talked of plans to bring our conversation to the wider world and began to bond as we understood a bit more about ourselves, about each other and about the world we live in. However, men of the world need […]

Stripped back and ready for Christmas


Please meet Anita. Previously a fifteen year old prostitute, she is now locked in an old fashioned repressive mental hospital and all her mental health symptoms have come to light. She is a character I played in the new show “wEight Off My Shoulders”, directed by Gabriele Paoli and produced by the Italian Cultural Centre of Bristol. I think that it represented a society that would rather define individuals as suffering from mental health conditions than focusing on the societal pressures that make those symptoms come to light. I loved working with some very talented, female (and 1 male) actors I […]

Anita – crazy lady



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This is the final part in the 3 part blog series looking into sustainable fashion. Part 1 looked at the ethics of the garment industry’s labour market, the second part is about the environmental sustainability of the fashion industry. In this blog I will look at how I can make choices that are less wasteful and conclude the short series. I love clothes and sometimes I will walk into a shop and think I want everything. If I am having a bad day I think that buying something will make me feel better, but normally I stop myself and say […]

Material People: Is is ok to like pretty things? Part ...


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Age is something that society seems extremely obsessed with, I don’t personally understand it, other than a form of judging people based on what they look like. In the acting industry it makes a lot of sense, we have to portray a character that is believable to the audience, which includes matching our physical appearance to the circumstances of the character. I recently got a new set of headshots done by a wonderful headshot photographer called Anna Hull. She was able to get varied shots, and she only used natural light, which I think adds to the authentic nature of […]

What’s my age again?



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My last post was about being an introvert so it seems appropriate that I would talk about preparing monologues – a very singular activity. I seem to be faced with a lot of monologue auditions at the moment. They are not deemed to necessarily be a very effective way of judging whether someone is right for a part by “the industry” (that strange mythical creature), but that is largely because a lot of “the industry” is commercial and TV work. However, I have applied for a Masters at Drama school (only at Central as they have a very strong masters […]

Doing it alone………THE MONOLOGUE


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I don’t know if I am an introvert, if I am I don’t know if I want to label myself. But I did a personality profile (was forced to by a boss) that did, in fact, label me as such, so I wanted to examine the world through introverted eyes (so to speak). A world where being social and outgoing are celebrated, even necessary. “When it comes to creativity and leadership we need introverts doing what they do best”,  Susan Cain I recently read an article in company magazine, written by Stevie Martin who describes introversion as “not being the same […]

Just me – the introvert?



I am often told that I look at things negatively (I personally think that I observe the issues in order to put them right, but I can see how that can be seen as focusing on the negative). So I thought I would just go completely negative and document 5 mistakes that I made in today’s audition: I called a panel member by the wrong name – actually I called someone else by the wrong name in front of the panel, which was the name of one of my prospective directors, all very confusing. I chose the wrong song to […]

5 audition mistakes


  It was my birthday last week, and I didn’t have any big celebrations or lots of presents, as I was on tour and prepping for a couple of important auditions. However, I did give pause for thought about what has happened this year and to give myself a little pat on the back for the journey I have taken. I started the year with some pretty difficult things happening and it is easy to let negatives overpower our memories, so, here is an appreciation of what I am grateful for. I do admit to some self-indulgence as I remember […]

It’s my birthday :)