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About Theresa

Trained at Oxford School of Drama, which is accredited training school. An experienced actress with very diverse skills and ability with a portfolio of theatre, TV, Cabaret and Film seeking roles in TV, Film and West End Theatre.
My love for theatre started at School when appearing in Shakespeare’s“Merchant of Venice.”. I performed in this play again as Portia 16 years later. At 19, I sang in cabaret and musical shows as a redcoat entertainer; my talent for mimicry was born when I developed a five minute impressionist act, as I impersonated Frank Spencer, Margaret Thatcher, Dame Edna, Cilla Black and soap opera characters in 1986. At University, I acted in student musicals and plays; I made my debut as director as I mounted Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Aberdeen Arts Centre.
After graduating from Aberdeen University, I attended Oxford School of Drama in 1989. In 1991, I did historical role-player for Past Pleasures and simultaneously taught drama in secondary Schools.
From 1994, I concentrated on theatre, acting in touring shows, pantomimes, children’s shows, as well as a few comedy sketch shows. In 1996, I organised a performing arts exchange trip to Zimbabwe and performed in several shows there. The African tribal dancers taught the Brits the Gum Boot Dance and the famine dance! Many of the Africans laughed at fat westerners pretending to be starving, as they danced for the rain. I was offered a Zimbabwean delicacy – a plate of black, hairy worms!
During the same year, Theresa co-founded Dilemmas Theatre Company with installation artist Anji Archer, running many community projects and theatre productions in Stevenage and around Hertfordshire until 2004. I started as a corporate role-player in 1996; I am also experienced at voiceovers and have appeared in a few commercials.
I produced and acted in comedy pilot “When Mars Meets Venus” shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival and short film “U Lookin at Me?”
My favourite parts have been Margaret, an agoraphobic in Sue Townsend’s “Bazaar and Rummage”, Fiona, in “How the Other Half Loves”, Linda in Alan Bennett’s “Enjoy”, and Beatrice in Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Unique traits: Imperfect Teeth.

Videos

Credits

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation (2018)
    Film Actress

  • Sleepaway

    Sleepaway (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actress How would society change (or not!) if there were 'Sleepaway', a sleep substitue pill? 'BTV News' celebrates 'Sleepaway' inventor Cecil Doherty, who has been become 'Time Magazin's Person of the Year'!

  • Nearly New

    Nearly New (2016)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Actress A second hand sales store manager (Theresa Cole) tries in vain to make a success of her charity shop. Her efforts to convince her staff that the shop is at the high end of the charity market falls upon the ears of a mixed bunch of apathetic voluntary workers. Life is what it is and very little changes unless new customers grace the shop floor. Written by Theresa Cole

  • Blood and Carpet

    Blood and Carpet (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Actress In the late 1960s there were no CCTV or crime scene DNA testing, but disposing of a dead body was still bloody murder.

  • Audio Gold

    Audio Gold (2015)
    Film (Short and Music) Actress Sometimes our lives hit the wrong notes, but there's always hope. We just need to find the right track back. Occasionally with a little help.

  • Murder Capital

    Murder Capital (2015)
    Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress When a promising college student gets brutally murdered by a rival gang looking for his brother, a local detective decides to take matters into his own hands, leading to a brutal showdown.

  • Love in the Post

    Love in the Post (2014)
    Film (Drama) Actress Love in the Post is inspired by the book The Post Card by Jacques Derrida. The film plays with fact and fiction, weaving together the stories of a scholar of literature and a film director, alongside insights from critics and philosophers.

  • London Hood

    London Hood (2014)
    Film (Short, Action and Thriller) Actress Journalist Anna Banbury is pulling together a feature on life after sport and her researcher has handed her an interesting mix of highly paid and low paid athletes to explore. One of the potential candidates is a former world champion kickboxer Johnny Johnson who appears to have abruptly left the sport in a shadow of speculation around a gambling addiction and major debts. Anna manages to land an interview with the former fighter and quickly finds herself exposed to the truth and hurled into experiencing a very dark side of London and uncovers a noble secret that only Johnny and his trainer Scott share... Written by Fight Me Productions

  • True Velocity

    True Velocity (2013)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Actress One man's obsession to create a better future has unforeseen consequences for his family...and the world!

  • Se1: Evan's Baby

    Se1: Evan's Baby (2012)
    Film (Drama) Actress When wannabe ganster Evans falls into dealing drugs, all hell breaks loose. With a new baby and no way to pay, his stash is stolen and someone will die.

  • The Ice Cream Wars

    The Ice Cream Wars (2012)
    Film (Crime) Actress A bar fight leaves up-and-coming professional footballer Andy injured and out of the game. Needing money to support his wife and himself, he buys an ice cream van and sets to work. However, he soon finds himself battling intimidation from foreign gangs who use the ice cream vans as a front to sell drugs. Needing protection, Andy allies himself with a group of tough gangsters who introduce him to the world of football hooliganism. But soon, Andy's forced to sell the drugs himself and engage in terrifying violence. In desperation, he searches for an escape before the world he's entered destroys him. when you Misfire.

  • U Lookin at Me?

    U Lookin at Me? (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Add a Plot »

  • The Godbrother

    The Godbrother (2009)
    Film Actress

  • Boston Kickout

    Boston Kickout (1995)
    Film (Drama) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Caller

    Caller
    Actress

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