Karen Bartke

Karen Bartke

Actor and voice artist in Glasgow, United Kingdom

About Karen

Karen has been performing on stage and screen since the age of 16. Along the way, she has found time to obtain a degree in archaeology, and to work in a selection of bars, shops and offices while building up experience in a wide variety of stage and broadcast roles.

Karen has featured in an impressive array of short films including In the Snack Bar, The Ambitious Potato, Stramash, Goldfish and Twelve, all of which were filmed in Scotland, and also appeared as Sadie Carter in Monarch of the Glen. She is also building a reputation as a voice-over artiste of charm and versatility both on radio and TV.

Karen's stage credits have been wide and varied in recent years, including performances as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Viola in Twelfth Night, Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire and Beth in Janet Paisley’s The Refuge. Most recently, Karen originated the role of Jane in No Time Has Passed In Hippoland with Sonic Boom Productions. Karen also performs as a member of Q Fusion Improv, as part of the sketch comedy shows Man vs. Woman and Alchemy and in her spare time Karen is quite literally a singer in a band with classic rock'n'roll party band The Sentinels.

Name: Karen Bartke

Lives in: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Occupation: Actor and Voice Artist


  • It's Kirkcaldy

    It's Kirkcaldy (2011)
    Voice-over by Kingdom FM/David Fisher Voiceover

  • Mint Cosmetics

    Mint Cosmetics (2011)
    Voice-over by Silly Wee Films/Fraser Coull Voiceover

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2011)
    Theater by STG The Book

  • Man vs. Woman

    Man vs. Woman (2011)
    Theater by ReeProductions Performer (Various)

  • No Time Has Passed In Hippoland

    No Time Has Passed In Hippoland (2011)
    Theater by Sonic Boom Jane

  • Alchemy

    Alchemy (2011)
    Theater by Brown Eyed Boy Performer (Various sketches)

  • IT Biztrain.com

    IT Biztrain.com (2011)
    Voice-over by Kingdom of Fife FM/Graeme McKenzie Voiceover

  • Night is Day

    Night is Day (2010)
    Film by Silly Wee Films/Fraser Coull Molly Dunn

  • The Ambitious Potato

    The Ambitious Potato (2010)
    Film by Running Productions/David Newbigging Debbie

  • In The Snack Bar

    In The Snack Bar (2010)
    Film by Second Light/Iftekhar Gafar Debbie

  • The Celebrated Gaslight Gaeities

    The Celebrated Gaslight Gaeities (2010)
    Theater by The Celebrated Gaslight Gaeities Performer/Singer (various)

  • Stiffy's Kola Kube - Nostalgia

    Stiffy's Kola Kube - Nostalgia (2010)
    Voice-over by Pacific Audio/David Fisher Voiceover

  • Digital Preservation Europe - Testbed

    Digital Preservation Europe - Testbed (2010)
    Voice-over by Flaunt Productions The Scientist

  • Callum Robertson Funeral Directors

    Callum Robertson Funeral Directors (2010)
    Voice-over by Pacific Audio/David Fisher Voiceover

  • Child Protection Services CD Rom (Various Local Authorities)

    Child Protection Services CD Rom (Various Local Authorities) (2010)
    Voice-over by Equator Voiceover/Narrator

  • Some Explicit Polaroids

    Some Explicit Polaroids (2009)
    Theater by Flatrate Theatre Company/Stephen Redman Helen

  • Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night (2009)
    Theater by Goodnightout Theatre Company/Michael Emans Viola

  • Blue Bottle

    Blue Bottle (2008)
    Film by Whipjack Films/Gerry Hay Recycling Girl

  • The Memory of Water

    The Memory of Water (2008)
    Theater by Goodnightout Theatre Company/Michael Emans Catherine

  • Cashback Scotland

    Cashback Scotland (2008)
    Voice-over by Barkers Scotland/Carlo Zanotti Voiceover

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire (2007)
    Theater by STG Blanche Dubois

  • Bruised Blue

    Bruised Blue (2006)
    Theater by Spartaki/Morna Burden Krista

  • Silver Tongues

    Silver Tongues (2005)
    Film by 4way Pictures/Simon Arthur Nurse

  • The Seminary

    The Seminary (2005)
    Film by Bournemouth Media School/Eleanor Keddie Lorna

  • Refuge

    Refuge (2003)
    Theater by Wee Slice Theatre Company/Jack Murdoch Beth

  • Monarch Of The Glen

    Monarch Of The Glen (2003)
    Television by Monarch of the Glen Productions Co.//Rob Knights Sadie Carter

  • Stramash

    Stramash (2001)
    Film by OutMyPocket Films/Simon Arthur Pauline

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