I am a London based actress with nearly thirty years experience of film, theatre, TV, commercials and voice overs. One of my first breaks was in the West End production of The Rocky Horror Show. Most recently I have played second female lead in British feature film, The Last House on Cemetery Lane, and leads in shorts, Cicada and Goodnight Gigi - both in post production. Recent theatre includes David Cromer's production of Our Town at The Almeida Theatre and award-winning The Tulip Tree at the Drayton. I'm often drawn to quite painful subjects, and am most proud of my work in Five Kinds of Silence in which I played a Northern, working class housewife who was victim of sustained domestic abuse. Taking off the make-up and shining a light on the inner self is what interests me most.
Name: Tessa Wood
Lives in: London, England
Occupation: Actor and Voice Artist
Swoosh! - a super heroes short in which I played Freeze Girl, has picked up a number of awards in the US
Evil & Wicked Spirits
Film (short) by Emilio Guerrero Witch The film is set amongst the Great London Plague of 1665 and centres on a family's suffering. Should they sell their souls to a witch?
A Life in the Week of Elspeth Palmer
Film (short) by Thomas Peck Marena A woman is tricked into believng she is suffering from mental illness by an abusive husband
Film (short) by Elisa Scubla Gigi
The Tulip Tree
Theater by Oriel Productions Mrs. Monckton
Kicking The Air
Drama by Equilibrium Productions Judge James
The Last House on Cemetery Lane
Film by Southbank Entertainment (Horror) Mrs. Connolly A journalist looking for a retreat to write his screenplay discovers the Welsh hideaway he has chosen isn't all it seems ...
Central School of Speech & Drama, London
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London