I'm 4'11 and a half with the loudness of an international of a rugby coach. I can do the Haka on demand and have a native Kiwi accent that can easily switch to a posh London RP accent or a Russian one at the drop of a hat.
I can piggy back a 110kg man and also got my Intermediate ballet exam with a Merit at the age of 45 after retiring as a natural bodybuilding champion. I didn't own a TV for almost a decade, am a recently retired personal trainer having run my own business (and 2 private studios) for nearly 15 years, am trained in makeup and can do more burpees than most in 2 minutes.
I'm married to a wonderful man but I'm also one of the LGBTQ letters too and am proud to represent my community and be involved in projects that bring such struggles to light.
What's different you ask? That's just a few things.
I don't care about being conventional - I care about the goal, the project at hand and delivering above your expectations and being involved in projects that matter and stories that need to be told!
Oh, and I love making people laugh, feel touched and truly think through the art of becoming someone else.
PHOTO CREDIT: Dannan Breathnach
UPCOMING: 2021/2022 - filming for US series 'Tradecraft' playing a Russian spy and two short film collaborations. Currently writing 2 short films and in discussions with others to produce my own projects.
CREDITS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER (not limited to this list):
2021 - Emily in FEATURE FILM 'The End Games' - Paul J Lane (IN PRODUCTION)
2021 - Helen in FEATURE FILM 'Sparrow's Call' - Tim Kent (POST-PRODUCTION)
2021 - Sara in 'Write on Time' - Taz Ayoub
2021 - Bella in short film 'Across the Street' - Hendrik Elstein
2021 - Hilary in 'Sex Sells' - Tim Kent
2021 - Ms Davidson in short film 'For English, Press Two' - Matthew Siu
2020 - Christine in 'Not Quite a Lady' - Taz Ayoub
2020 - Tilly in 'She and Her' - Taz Ayoub
2019 - Olivia in 'Advice from a Friend' - Taz Ayoub
2019 - Sarah in 'Tied' - Tim Kent
2016 - Documentary - Competitor on BBC Earth's 'Meet The Humans'
2015 - Guest on BBC Radio 4 'The BMI Debate'
2012 - Presenter for Vyofit (for Vyomax Media/Vyomax TV) - with Mark Strange
2011 - Presenter and 'face' of 'The Wave' and co-Presenter for 'Abtrak' including 'Pick of the Day' (presenting LIVE on Ideal World selling fitness equipment which included around 12 live shows in total over various months throughout the year)
2011 - Guest on 'The Vanessa Show', April 2011
2010 - Appeared on BBC's 'The One Show' - about female bodybuilding
2006 - Various Voice Overs - Al Jazeera English Channel
2006 Music Video - Isabel - A Song For The Lovers, Areeba Hanif - Dark Spindle Productions, Dubai
2006 Corporate Guest Speaker - Body for Life Awards, EAS UK
2006 Commercial - Girl in Pub - Six Nations Promo, BBC Television
2005 Presenter/Writer for Kaos (pilot), Arif Hussein Kaos Films
2005 TV 'Stella' - (comedy sketch) Soccer AM, John Fendley, Sky TV
2003 TV - Dancer - Seeing Red Promo, Tamsin Edwards, Sky TV
1983 - 1987: Still Photos Various Catalogue Assignments for Woolworths/Various Youth Clothing Brands, Agent: June Dally Watkins
1987 - Commercial - Girl Guide - Heinz Tomato Soup, Heinz Foods NZ
1984 - 1986 - Voice Overs - Contract Voice, New World Supermarkets, Frame Up Films
1984 - 1986 - Still Photos - Contract 'Face' (all print work) New World Supermarkets, Frame Up Films
1984 - 1986 - Commercials (lead - 13 TVC's in total) New World Supermarkets, Frame Up Films
1985 - Commercial - Featured Face for Nutty Spread, Sanitarium, NZ
1985 - Commercial Party Girl Poochie Toys, Mattel, Australia
1983 - Commercial - Daughter - Mum Deodorant, Frame Up Films
1989 - 1992: Various Theatre Performances, Avondale College, Auckland NZ including: 'Guys and Dolls' (Dancer), 'The Threepenny Opera' (Beggar), 'Wish Me Luck' (Nurse Betty Farnsworth-Jones), 'I Am Not Alone' (Self-Written and Produced), 'Oliver' (Mrs. Bumble).
I studied Meisner (2 years) in New Zealand, trained at The London Centre for Theatre Studies (3 months) and am trained in screen acting under the instruction of various directors (Jon East - Killing Eve, Tim Kent, Sue Dunderdale and Taz Ayoub) at The Actors Studio at Pinewood Studios. Currently I keep my screen acting skills finely tuned with ongoing study and work at FACTA in Camden London.
I regularly attend Film/TV workshops at The Actors Centre in Covent Garden London, Mixing Networks Film & TV casting workshops and have ongoing private tuition from Holly Renaut for the last 2+ years when prepping for various roles that required specific accents/dialects. I hire Ben Cogan for audition preparation when going for big roles.
In my much younger years I studied for 4 years at Avondale College NZ doing plays/musical theatre and movement, am an ex-gymnast, dancer (modern to Solo Seal Level and Ballet to Intermediate Level) and am a fully qualified personal trainer, Metafit Coach and Fitness Instructor. I also have a Level 5 qualification in Nutritional Therapy.
I am a fully trained TV Presenter and was coached by the wonderful Kathryn Wolfe.
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0161 724 4880
New Zealand (native)
(currently learning General American)
HEIGHT: 151.2 cm
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