Well April is finally here and I’m already looking forward to the lighter evenings and sitting in the garden with a glass of something bubbly! Roll on the warmer weather!
I've had a really interesting mix of work and castings since my last blog, including a voice over for the Replens advert (ladies product) coming out next month. I went to a really nice studio in Soho and had lots of fun. I love voiceovers, you can just completely submerge yourself into the character and it doesn’t matter whether you look like you’ve just got out of bed! I did put a bit of lippy on for these pictures though 😋
I was also delighted to be offered a part in N.T. Nantha's latest feature film 120 Hours! His work is great, I played Lucy - a drunken lady causing trouble, some pictures below from the shoot. I definitely hope I get to work with Nantha again very soon!
As some of you may already know, I did a commercial for Microsoft a couple of months ago. Here are some of the “behind the scenes” pictures from the day, it was a fun shoot and yes, those cakes were real!
For anyone that knows me you’ll know I don't really exercise, ever! I do a lot of walking but that’s about my limit. So it was much to my husband's delight when I had to “Get Physical" Olivia Newton John style for my latest casting. Approximately 10 seconds into the dance I heard my hip pop! I carried on like a true pro, though needless to say I didn’t get the job. No more high kicks for me! 😂 Here is am rocking the 80’s look.
Before I go I just wanted to mention Mother’s Day. This is my second one without my precious Mum. I miss her everyday, the grief overwhelms me at times and some days I’m just extremely sad. I was spoilt by my boys, I still have a very close family and I have the most wonderful girlfriends you could ever wish for.
The heart of our family has gone, Mum as you used to say to me “ I love you more than anything else in the whole wide world”.
Love you too Mum.
That’s all from me.
I’ve had quite a busy few weeks since I last blogged. With half term and this gorgeous weather I have been trying to spend as much time as possible outside with my boys! A couple of snaps below of us enjoying the sunshine! ( the pint picture of Hugo is a joke.... obviously 😜)
Talking of my boys, we were all delighted to be invited on David Barry’s Imaginarium show on Channel Radio based in Kent to talk about our upcoming projects and juggling work and home life. We had great fun and Hugo even spoke on the radio too!! Some pictures below. :)
The video for the Coutts Bank shoot I did in January is finished and the official video is out now! The link is below if you fancy checking it out.!! :)
Finally, I finished my filming on the feature The Curse of Halloween Jack with the super talented Andrew Jones, I had a great time and the whole team were lovely! We stayed in a lovely big mansion with a hot tub and sauna! Alas I didn’t get time to use those facilities but I did get some very cosy nights sleep! It was so dark and peaceful there. 🎃🎃 The film will be released on DVD in October this year. Be sure to look out for it.
That’s it from me- Blog again very soon! Thanks for reading as always and don't forget to pick up your copy of Fistful Of Lead on 4th March.
January has gotten off to a very busy start for me in 2019! There have been auditions galore so fingers crossed from those auditions. I was absolutely delighted to audition for the feature film The Curse of Halloween Jack and get the part of the Mayor's wife Annie Boyle!!! I am over the moon to be a part of this production and can't wait to start shooting in February with the brilliant director Andrew Jones.
My first job of 2019 was a voice over, I have said this before and I’ll say it again I absolutely love doing voice overs! Because it's a not on camera I love the fact that I can turn up and look how I want too haha!! 😂 Below is a behind the scenes from the day!
From Voiceovers to Commercials, I was delighted to be asked back by Coutts Bank to appear in another one of their commercials. I played a millionaire customer and I got to wear some fantastic clothes and have my makeup done by some great professionals - it was fun to do something glamorous rather than be covered in the usual blood, dirt and tears...the life of an actress! A few pics from the shoot below.
Finally it was the premiere of Ready For My Close Up, a great little comedy in which I star alongside Lynn Lowry (Shivers/ The Crazies), Gary Shail (Quadrophenia), George Sweeney (Jack the Ripper/The Sweeney) and Dawn Perllman (The Omen). The film had some some great feedback and I had a blast with the producers of the film; the fabulous Stuart and Jen Morris from Misty Moon Productions, the writer Michael Haberfelner and the Director Jason Reed. Some pictures below from the night!
That’s it from me, I’ll be sure to blog again next month!
This will be my last blog of 2018 and what a year it has been. I won't lie, losing my beautiful Mum in 2017 was so devastatingly tough and my grief is a daily battle, however, my Mum had a great life and she wanted me and the rest of her family to carry on following our dreams. It's hard but I'm doing it Mum, and I'll continue to do so into 2019.
In November and December I was lucky enough to land a commercial for Microsoft and a two-day photo shoot for the German brand Winkhaus.
Microsoft was a great shoot, such a talented cast and crew! The advert should be out in the New Year some time so keep your eyes peeled. Some pictures and a short behind the scenes video from the day.
I was delighted to work alongside the fabulous photographer Jon Cardwell again this month for Winkhaus. Jon is a great photographer and I always enjoy working with him, he brings a calmness and great vibe to the set. Some pics below.
It was also a chance to reunite with my Ghost Nets co-star Lloyd Morris, you can watch the hubby's film Ghost Nets here ;)
We also shot a teaser trailer for feature film 8ish, due to start filming in the Spring of 2019. A few pics from behind the scenes below.
December also saw the DVD release of Fistful Of Lead - the Wild West heist gone wrong directed by Marc Price. For those interested you can buy the DVD here :)
I had a lovely Christmas surrounded by family and friends. It's a difficult time of year without Mum but my Angel was right behind us all- every step of the way!
Happy New Year everyone and here's to a healthy and happy 2019.
Much love Charlotte xxxxx
This will be my penultimate blog of the year, 2018 where have you gone!! The Autumn is flying by and I've had a fun few weeks with some fabulous jobs, so here we go :)
In the acting profession there is so much uncertainty, most people don't see the toil behind the scenes as a self employed actress. You have to make it happen every day and trust that someone believes in you every single time so when you get it, it's a wonderful feeling!! What I love the most is the variety of work I get to do. From commercials, to voiceovers and films - I love it! This month I did a really fun commercial for Tile Choice, day 1 was filming with my onscreen family but I spent the best part of day 2 laying in a very hot bath (someone has to do it right?! 😜) . We filmed up in Birmingham and Shropshire and I got to stay at a lovely hotel for a couple of nights! Some pics below.
I had the pleasure of working with two of my favourite film people - Stuart and Jen Morris (from Misty Moon Film Society) on their short film, Ready For My Close Up! It’s a fun, camp horror film and I starred alongside my good friend (American horror legend) Lynn Lowry, Quadrophenia's Gary Shail, The Omen's Dawn Perllman and Jack The Ripper's George Sweeney. It was written by the fabulous Michael Haberfelner and directed by the super talented Jason Read. Some pictures below from our most fabulous cast and crew night out at the Phoenix Artist Club.
Once we'd all slept off the bubbles and showbiz it was time to get on with the serious business of making the film! Some behind the scenes shots and the trailer below :)
From camp horror to serious money, I filmed for Coutts bank recently for their new commercial! It was an exciting job to get (pretending to live the life of a millionaire) and I've been lucky enough to work with the director Simon Ross before. With such a talented team it should look great! Some pics below from the day.
I want to wrap this blog up with some very exciting news! The feature film Fistful of Lead is set for release on December 3rd 2018 with a USA release too. It will be available to buy on DVD so keep your eyes peeled! Here is an official film picture of me playing the vengeful Mrs Timms.
Blog again soon!
As I sit and write this I can definitely feel a chill in the air! Autumn is here and I love the season of cosy jumpers, gas fires and candles! So as much as I’ll miss the lighter evenings and warm days I am going to embrace the autumnal months and look forward to the Christmas season!! 😊
Since I last blogged I have had a busy time, I travelled up to Stoke for a Q and A for a film I was in called Ripper Tour, alongside the late great Dudley Sutton and Lynn Lowry. I will take this opportunity to say that Dudley was a wonderful actor and I know he will be missed by many many people. It was great to see Ripper Tour on the big screen and I got to spend some time with some wonderful people. I played Mary Kelly, the last victim of Jack the Ripper - I love doing character work and completely transforming for a role. Hopefully you won’t recognise me! 😜Pictures below from the day.
From screenings to corporate jobs I had a fun days filming last week for a great little company. I got to don my pink jacket ( favourite colour) and do some voice over work as well as green screen. Some pictures below from the day.
Also, I had a photoshoot on Margate beach with my little boy back in August and the final images are now through. We had great fun together, I LOVE spending time with Hugo! As sad as this may seem I really miss him when he is at school! 💗 Some pics below from the shoot.
Alas, that is all from me!
Will blog again soon.
As an actress I always feel lucky to be busy, you can't take anything for granted and you have to search for work every single day. Juggling motherhood and family life with that is always tricky but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
So where to start, I completed my commercial filming for a new packaging company last month. It was a fun shoot - I had to cook a spag bol for everyone (art mirroring life!) which the client was going to have for his dinner, I made sure it was extra tasty..... I hope! 😅 Some pics below from the shoot.
From commercials to photoshoots. I did a great photoshoot with Ralph Hope from Black Rabbit Photography recently. We wanted natural outdoor shots so used the beautiful Westgate Gardens as a backdrop. A taster of some shots from the shoot below plus a screen shot from an interview I did with them about the life of an actress. It will be out soon.
As I mentioned earlier, family life and being a Mummy is a huge part of my day to day, as it's been the Summer holidays we went on a really lovely holiday to Newcastle. We managed to pack a lot in including meeting up with old friends and spending time with my husband's family. The beaches in the North East really are beautiful.
No rest for the wicked, I came straight off hols to a photoshoot for German manufacturer Winkhaus! It was a fun day at a beautiful big house, some pics below from the day.
To finish off I did a commercial shoot a few days ago for a really great coffee brand. Don't get me wrong, I like coffee but I don’t drink it often. I think I had my yearly intake filming this one though... 😂😂 some pics below.
That’s it from me. I have some exciting shoots coming up and I’ll be sure to blog about them soon.
Lots of love,
It’s been a jam packed few weeks since I last blogged, I can barely remember what I did yesterday so writing this could be fun! I love the variety of things I get to do as an actress and you’ll see how varied the last few weeks have been when you read below. 🤪
When I went to drama school at East 15 I was trained into an RP accent (Received Pronunciation) which has been a great tool for me as an actor, however I was certainly put to the test this month when I had three days to not only learn a script but master the Geordie accent! Fortunately my brother-in-law is a Geordie so I had some vocal pointers from him, that and endless hours with my hubby at home fine tuning some dubious accent deviations - we sounded like a mix of Scottish and Jamaican at one point! Glad to say I got pretty good at it by the time the audition came around so fingers crossed.
One of the most enjoyable forms of work for me as an actor is voiceover work. You get to be in a nice comfy studio and can sup a cup of tea between takes! I was lucky enough to do a lovely one a couple of weeks ago reading as Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, the wife of poet TS Eliot. I loved every minute of it and it was especially exciting learning more about this lady. I can’t wait to share the final piece with you when it’s released.
From voiceovers to film projects. I am delighted to be working with Misty Moon on their latest project (Ready for my Close Up). I have worked with them before and it’s run by the wonderful Stuart and Jen Morriss and we put a little crowdfunding video together for the project. If you are passionate about film/ indie filmmakers/ watching film then take a look at this link - you can contribute here and there are many perks!! One of them includes a Skype call with me! If I get no takers I’ll just get my Dad to do that one!! 😂😂😂 I star alongside Lynn Lowry and Gary Shail and it’s directed by the super Jason Read!
From films to project development - I travelled up to Shropshire recently to make a documentary for a new programme called “Cuttle”. It’s a brilliantly written piece that's still being worked on but it is looking very good indeed. Cuttle is somewhere between a mystical and magical adventure (in the realm of the Da Vinci Code) and quintessentially British dramas like Lovejoy. It’s a stunning location- so I would be very happy filming here! I took our little boy with me and we had a blast, apart from when Hugo got a HUGE splinter in his foot... well he does love bare feet! 😅Some pictures below.
Most recently I was filming in a very well known supermarket for an online commercial. It seems to be all about eco friendly these days so we were focusing on recyclable packaging. I think it’s a great way to get people to see the importance of recycling and I for one learnt a lot that day! Some pics below.
Thanks for reading as always,
It’s been a little while since I last blogged so I thought I would let you know what I have been up to! Trying to adapt to life without my beautiful Mum is still hard, but we are taking each day as it comes. It has been one year now since she sadly lost her battle with cancer. It really doesn’t feel like a year, I could still believe that I she could walk into the room at any time. 🙏💔 She is never far from my thoughts
On the acting front I am delighted to have wrapped on the western feature film Fistful of Lead directed by Marc Price and distributed by Sony Pictures. I play the vengeful Mrs Timms and it’s set to be released hopefully by the end of this year or beginning of the next! My family and friends should already know what Santa is going to bring them for Christmas ;) We shot the final few days in an authentic western location in Kent! It was amazing - I got to work with some brilliant people, including the stunning make up team. As you’ll see from the pics below it was pretty gruesome!
From feature films to commercials, I was delighted to be working alongside my hubby on the commercial for sports brand Molten last month. I played the Mum and we had a great couple of days shooting with Jeremy Small and the brilliant young actor Thomas Hassall! I absolutely love working with Mark, we met on set and working together is always fun! Below are a few pictures from the day.
Our son Hugo is on the books of agency Kids London and he goes up for castings too - I know we all think our children are lovely (and quite rightly so!) but I particularly like these ones of Hugo taken whilst waiting for his audition ! Our little dude!
I had a recent casting in London when we were all free, so we decided it was high time to have a family trip together. It was great, we watched the street entertainment in Covent Garden and packed a picnic too! A few pics from our day below.
I have some exciting projects coming up, so I’ll be sure to blog again very soon.
Lots of love
Its been a few weeks since my last blog so I thought I would do a quick update. As always life has been pretty hectic juggling family and work but I wouldn’t change a thing, I'm very grateful to have such a nice balance at the moment!
I was very lucky to have recently been cast as the vengeful Mrs Timms in the feature film “ Fistful of Lead” directed by the super-talented Marc Price ( Raindance Winner and best known for “Colin” the zombie movie much loved by Martin Scorsese and George Romero!). I was filming out in Shropshire and I got to do my scenes with the super talented Tom Nolan with whom I am pictured below. We'll be shooting my final scenes next month, I cannot wait!
From feature films to music videos, I was delighted to be working alongside my good buddy Glen Power again. We had an absolute blast filming with new band Tony Goff & The Broken Colours - it’s for the single “Duel”. It’s a great track and was directed by Ashley Saunders.
Obviously recently it was Mother's Day and I had a great day with my boys. I was thoroughly spoilt with breakfast in bed, massages and lunch out! I couldn’t wish for a more loving hubby and son. Below are a couple of pics from the day.
On a final note, the film Ripper Tour in which I star alongside Lynn Lowry and Dudley Sutton is screening on the 24th and 25th March at the Dark Fest Horror Film Festival on the big screen. Unfortunately I won’t get to be there but the poster is below and I am very proud to be a part of it alongside Misty Moon.
Thanks for reading.