Fortunately, I don't tend to get type cast as I played a Nun and a Whore in the same year!
Scariest: Performed STAND-UP IMPRO to a paying audience with experienced comedians and comediennes after only six workshops. One of the comediennes said that I had 'Balls of Steel' because I was the least experienced and had no live experience. I chose to face my fears and not run away although I did contemplate it!
Challenging: Played Miss Furnival, BLACK COMEDY by Peter Shaffer with only three rehearsal days left before the opening night. Having just read through a few scenes I accepted the part not knowing that I was virtually in the entire play and hardly off stage. Not one to be easily phrased I shut myself away and completely immersed myself in the script and character. The Director asked the critics reviewing the play each night if they knew who had been cast at the last minute and they had no idea it was me!
Emotional: Played a Mother at Auschwitz in X-MEN: First Class. Having to walk to my death with my children is something I will never forget!
Demanding: Played Hannah in a (Nightmare Sequence) for ULA, Nightingale Opera. I had to run bare foot through uneven ground which was full of briers repeatedly. Then I had to hold my breath for minutes at a time whilst the waves pushed me against rocks repeatedly. I ended up with mild sun stroke and my body was battered and bruised after half a day's filming at Beachy Head in the height of Summer. If the role demands it sometimes you have to endure a little pain if you want to be believable!
Controversial: Played a Wife 'Perpetrator' in a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE corporate video for The Life Channel. When I saw the footage I didn't even recognise myself!
Goals for 2012:
To perform at the Opening & Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics games! Result: Mission accomplished. :D
To secure a part in a feature film which will levitate my career. Result:
Unique traits: My voice; smile and wiggle.
Film by Ron Howard Italian Spectator
Film by Michael Hoffman Savoy Guest
The World's End
Film by Edgar Wright Dancer
by Tanya Wexler Woman 1 Queing
Johnny English Reborn
Film by Oliver Parker British Delegate
Captain America: The First Advenger
Film by Joe Johnston US Civilian
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Film by Rob Marshall Hero Mother
X-Men: World Class
Film by Matthew Vaugh Mother at Auschwitz
The Iron Lady
Film by Phyllida Lloyd Downing Street Staff
The King's Speech
Film by Tom Hooper Stand-In for Helena Bonham-Carter (Queen Elizabeth)
Clash of the Titans
Film by Louis Leterrier Stand-In for Kaya Scoderlario (Peshet)
Film by Ridley Scott Whore
Film by Ricky Gervais / Stephen Merchant Silver Service Waitress
Hippy Hippy Shake
Film by Beeban Kidron VIP Kissing Hippy
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Film by David Yates Sophie
LAMDA (Acting Coach and celebrated Voice Coach of the Linklater - Irene Bradshaw)