ACTRESS & FORMER PERSONAL TRAINER
"THE DAUGHTER THAT CROCODILE DUNDEE NEVER HAD!"
"THE HARD-NOSED VIXEN THAT'S BARELY 5' YET COMMANDS A ROOM THE MOMENT SHE SPEAKS!"
2022 DRAMA SHOWREEL
TACTICAL FIREARMS TRAINED (INTERMEDIATE) BY TRINITY FOX - POLICE, DETECTIVE, ASSASIN AND WEAPONS ROLES!
I am keen on working globally and hold both a UK and NZ passport. Feel free to arrange a meeting or audition via zoom or in person - let me solve the problem for you by bringing my 30+ years of experience and professional performing skills to your project!
Are you an actor, director, writer or producer interested in collaborating or getting in touch with me about a film or TV project? Then send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Playing quirky, frumpy drama teacher Ms Davidson in this touching short film about an immigrant who's dream it is to become an actor.
One of the characters I invented, 'Galaxy Grandma' - the fit granny up on stage doing her thing, fat suit and all entertaining the audience!
She's the 'Granny that every grandchild wishes they had!'
I have just retired from an incredibly successful 16 year career as a top personal trainer, nutritional therapist & HIIT/Fitness Instructor. I owned and operated two private studios in Essex, helped THOUSANDS of clients in the UK, Spain, NZ, Australia, Qatar & Dubai & specialised in body transformations!
MOST RECENT WORK IS IN FEATURE FILMS (ACTION/THRILLER) AND SHORT FILMS (DRAMA, COMEDY, LGBTQ+) BUT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, HERE'S MY 'STORY':
I was always going to be a born entertainer with way too much energy!
From the age of three I was hanging off the washing line by one leg goofing around, dressing up as my favourite stars and pretending to act by putting on scenes for anyone who was interested in watching. In case I fell off that washing line and cracked my head open, I got thrown into gymnastics straight away at the ripe old age of three and then started dance classes doing ballet and jazz from age 5. Always a lover of sports as well as performing, I launched my own personal training business years later in 2005 and had an extensive waiting list for most of my PT career. I had two private studios in Essex for 8 years specialising in body transformations, pre and post-natal clients and 1-1/small group PT. I now focus on acting and writing full time. My work has included training clients 1:2:1, small group training, HIIT classes, international bootcamp/Body & Conditioning and HIIT classes via zoom (during the pandemic) and choreography and posing coaching for bodybuilders fitness and figure competitors.
Living most of my life in Kelston Auckland (yes, I was a 'westie', ha ha!) doing acting work helped pay for my very active and expensive sports and dancing hobbies. My first taste of the screen was landing a commercial in a Mum deodorant ad at the age of 8 and soon after, I landed a big contract with a big New Zealand supermarket chain (New World Supermarkets) featuring in all their commercials for a 3.5 year period (13 TVC's in total).
Many more commercials in the 1980's followed for lots of different NZ and Australian products including starring alongside Penelope Keith in a Heinz Tomato Soup ad then I got involved in catalogue modelling and stage drama and dance competitions and exams. All of this continued throughout my entire high school years - I was Head Girl at Avondale College and was also in the 1st X1 Soccer and Cricket teams - the female soccer team were National Champs in my final year in 1992! At Avondale College I played Mrs Bumble in 'Oliver', was a dancer in 'Guys and Dolls', 'The Threepenny Opera' played Betty Farnsworth-Jones in 'Wish Me Luck' and landed roles in many other NZ based plays and shows on stage.
After years of drama training, writing, performing in plays and musical theatre at college, I studied Meisner for 2 years under the instruction of Michael Saccente who was one of Meisner's last pupils. Life changed and I moved to London in 2001 and studied with Jenny Melville at the London Centre for Theatre Studies and following that with Tim Kent, Jon East (Killing Eve) and Taz Ayoub at the the Actors Studio, Paul J Lane at FACTA and continue weekly workshops with the amazing Mixing Networks in London doing Audition for Camera and various Casting Director workshops. I have also done professional Presenting training with the wonderful Kathryn Wolfe of 'Pukka Presenting' which resulted in me doing co-presenting LIVE on Ideal World selling fitness products.
I am a UK Equity Member and in 2019 I gained a Merit in my Intermediate ballet exam returning as an adult ballet student after a 25 year break from competitive dancing and exams!
From comedy skits for Sky TV (Soccer AM) to selling fitness products LIVE on shopping channels to being in Michael Moseley's 'Meet The Humans' documentary about competitive people (doing the most amount of burpees in 2 minutes!) to being a guest on 'The Vanessa Show' and 'The One Show' as a guest natural bodybuilder, TV has become a part of my life and I am grateful for the wide range of experience giving me an opportunity to work with various types of television media and be able to relate to and work professionally with people from all walks of life.
Now its all about feature films, short films, writing/creating my own work and commercials.
I am available for commercials, TV and Film work. Please contact me at: email@example.com for auditions/self tape requests.
For all other enquiries please contact my agent Una Evans-O'Connell at EOC Management:
0161 724 4880
Soon to be released are dates for Feature Films 'End Games' (Actress) and 'Sparrow's Call' (Actress/Associate Producer) of which I am very proud to be a part of.
I have also been cast in an LGBTQ+ short film and another feature film, the latter under NDA.
I have also been cast to play a Russian spy in US action/thriller series 'Tradecraft' where filming will resume in the US - the pilot is currently seeking distribution.
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