A very belated Happy New Year to everyone.
January can be a notoriously slow month in the acting profession (well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! 😜😜) but I’m happy to say I have been darting into London for a few castings! I’m delighted to have been offered a couple of great jobs off the back of it too, I’ll be able to reveal more in time but it’s always nice to get those first few gigs in the locker after Christmas!
This week I had a lovely lunch meeting with actor/writer Stephen Kearney who, along with his wife, has written a fantastic sitcom which I have a feeling will be a great success. He has offered me the leading lady role and I don’t mind telling you all she is absolutely fabulous! Stephen is working with Bou Mou Productions (my hubby and I’s production company) to put the funding in place and shoot our pilot later this year, so watch this space! :)
I have also been offered a very cool role in a music video inspired by the Peaky Blinders opposite my good friend Glen Power. As some of you may know, Glen and I have worked together before and I am very excited to be working alongside him once again! The song is great and I know it will look fabulous too. I worked with Glen most recently on a film concept shoot for the feature film screenplay Chiku San as well as the short film Theseus... some pics below!
From music videos to film screenings… The delightful duo at Misty Moon (AKA Stuart and Jen Morriss) screened the very scary Ripper Tour recently, a film I made alongside horror legend Lynn Lowry and Lovejoy’s Dudley Sutton. It was also Stuart’s 50th birthday party so we celebrated with all the Misty Moon gang at The Phoenix Artist Club in Soho! My husband came too so we danced the night away like we were 21 again, needless to say we suffered a bit the next day! 😱 A great night had by all!
Also, my little Hugo has been modelling some fabulous clothes recently for new kids’ fashion brands Wild Kind Kids and Small Stories! He absolutely loves being in front of the camera... I wonder who he takes after??
On that note, much to my Dad’s delight we have some vintage footage of me many moons ago showing just a whiff of becoming a diva!! 😂 I have changed honestly... here I am below performing a little play.. enjoy!
My final bit of news is that Bou Mou’s short film Ghost Nets (that I starred in) is now available on Amazon Prime to rent, a bargain at 99p I think you’ll agree :)
That’s it from me! I’ll be sure to blog again very soon.
Thanks for reading
Well, here we are with my last blog of 2017 and undoubtedly the worst year of my life. As some of my regular readers will know I lost my Mum this year and it has truly broken my heart. It’s a daily battle riding the waves of grief but I have an amazing support network so can feel very grateful for that. I will dedicate a blog to my beautiful Mum when the time is right but I don't feel able to summon the correct words to describe how I feel at the moment. I would, however, like to add this picture of my Mum and Dad on their Wedding Day! They were married for 47 years (and would have been 48 today on 20/12/17) and utterly devoted to each other. Happy Christmas Mum, this photo is for you. 💔⭐️
Work wise it has actually been very very busy... so I am delighted to announce that I am the leading lady in British Gangster Movie 8ish which shoots next year!! I cannot wait, it stars Larry Lamb amongst others and I will be playing opposite the fabulous Luing Andrews as his mistress... it’s going to be explosive... a few promotional pictures below , plus a link to the full cast on IMDB!
I still love working on short film, it’s where it all starts and invariably you get to work with some super talented cast and crew. The Escapist by Elizabeth Pitkin was no exception, I played Morana, a lady stuck in an unhappy marriage riddled with insecurities. It was a fantastic shoot up in Shropshire and I cannot wait to see the final result, some pictures below plus the teaser trailer...Enjoy!
From films to commercials, I was delighted to be asked to lead in the new British Heart Foundation commercial. It’s an amazing charity and I played a “jogger”, I really enjoyed the shoot although it was absolutely freezing, don’t be fooled by the pics below! After the shoot I had to record some voice over - lip syncing (ADR) can be tricky so you really have to focus to get it right.
Finally, a bit about Bou Mou Productions ( mine and the hubby's boutique production company). We have finally completed our feature film screenplay Chiku San ( it has won awards already) and we put together a concept photoshoot with a few talented actors to help promote it! We had great fun, with lots of amazing people, I played a futuristic medic called Dr Rachel Hesnjiak. As you can see from the pictures I had a bit of a rough ride... 😂 Enjoy a few pics from the day and a little behind the scenes video!
On the subject of Bou Mou, we were honoured to be invited onto Channel Radio with the marvellous David Barry to talk about all things business, family and life in general! It was a really enjoyable show and once we get the recording I’ll be sure to add some to my blog.
That’s it from me for 2017, I’m looking forward to a peaceful and hopefully healthy new year. With great family and friends, work lined up and a holiday abroad I’ll be going into 2018 grateful for what I have.
Happy Christmas everyone. Much love,
Charlotte 🎄🎅🏽⭐️ x x x.
Time flies when you are busy and, luckily for me, it's been another action packed month since I last blogged! As those of you that have been through it may know, things are still very tough since losing my beautiful Mum. I consider myself very lucky as I have amazing family and friends that are there for me each and every day, I know my Mum is always looking over me! ⭐️⭐️
It has been a very varied few weeks work wise, I did a great little commercial shoot for Hewlett Packard, it was for a nice little gadget that prints out your photographs instantly., below are a few pics from the day! I played the Mum and got wear my PJ's all day... it's a tough life. 😜
From HP printers to playing Doctor...It was for a medical corporate shoot involving a lot of jargon, I had to wear the white coat so I really did look the part! Hopefully for your sake that's the closest I'll ever get to being a doctor, saying that though my eldest brother is a Consultant so I must share some of those clever genes somewhere?! 😜😜Below are a few pics from the day.
Now to my favourite role that I have been able to play this month! I played Mary Kelly in the film Ripper Tour produced by the wonderful Misty Moon Film Society ( Stuart and Jen Morris - love them both) and wonderfully directed by Jason Reed. Mary Kelly was Jack The Ripper's last confirmed victim so as you can see from the pictures below it's pretty dark and gruesome, I love it! The highlight for me was working with Hollywood horror icon Lynn Lowry again ( one of my favourites ) and the results were pretty horrifying. I can't wait to see the film!
Will be blogging again very soon.
As seems to be always the case September has proved to be a busy month, my little darling Hugo has started school and I feel like a lost soul 💗 I have truly embraced being a Mother and I have loved that I have been there for Hugo a majority of the time!! The great thing with my job is that I can pick and choose, yes you make sacrifices financially but I wanted to be a mummy like my own mum. It's been a struggle at times but I wouldn't of had it any other way. I guess now I can embrace new things and hopefully take more work! I love the fact that I get to pick him up from school too, it normally only takes us 8 minutes to walk, although Hugo was on turbo this morning and we did it in about 5... 😅😅
I starred in the new Everton Football Club promo with players Wayne Rooney, Morgan Schneiderlin and Jordan Pickford. It was a great fun to shoot and I got to play the lead journalist talking to Schneiderlin, the footage should be out soon so I'll be sure to post it! Below are a few pics from the day, my phone was taken off me whilst we filmed with the players so it's just me I'm afraid... and yes I wore RED to Everton Football Club...oops... 😨😨 I just wanted something comfy to wear! ;)
I also did a nice shoot for Panasonic, as with most of these jobs the pictures are very laid back and more about the product. It was a really great crew and I love working for iSite TV, below are a few pictures from the day! (Please note: I am sad to say that glass of wine was actually concentrated Ribena ;) )
The big news and thing I am most excited about though is I have landed a part in the British feature film 8ish, I play the girlfriend of talented director/actor Luing Andrews! We are doing a PR photoshoot in November so they'll be plenty more to see when we start rehearsals and filming in January 2018.
The first audition itself took place via selftape in our underground parking, I was wearing the shortest tightest dress and my hubby was filming me when our new neighbours decided NOW was time they wanted to clean their bike. We quickly scarpered from the normally empty car park and dived into the car to hide until they had gone...Goodness knows what they make of us.... picture of the outfit below.
From films to adverts, I did a nice advert with Doctor Dawn Harper ( Embarrassing bodies) last week for a pharmaceutical ladies product) it will be out soon so keep your eyes peeled! A few pics below.
That's it from me!
Thanks for reading.
Realised I haven't blogged for a while so here is a quick update.
It's been a real struggle the last few months, some of you may or may not know that my Mum lost her brave battle with cancer in June. I think it's fair to say it's been the single most devastating experience of my life. My mum was more than a parent to me, she was my best friend and part of my life every single day. They say time is a great healer but if I'm honest, it gets harder. I know that's not a great thing to say but I'm sure anyone else who has experienced this kind of loss will understand. I'm lucky, I have a great husband and son alongside a close knit family and lifelong friends that have been helping me through this process, so I'll keep taking each day as it comes 💗
Despite all this the show must go on and I've had a few shoots recently, one being for a pro-biotic brand (like an Activia!). It was certainly one of the more unusual shoots I've ever done, I'd say it was more of a movement piece that included lots of physical theatre...the only twist being was that I had to do this in a morph suit.
Yes a morph suit.
We had to enact all kinds of internal 'activity' and no the suits weren't flattering, and no it wasn't always my dream to be in a commercial enacting bloating and flatulence! Whatever pays the bills though sometimes ;) :)
From commercials to photoshoots, I was delighted to be asked to go and shoot for Panasonic's latest product. As always with tech campaigns you're not allowed to take any behind the scenes pictures but I can tell you it was a lot of fun and the gadgets are very cool!
On a completely different note, my hubby and I ran our first ever Film Festival on the 19th of August, in case you don't know we run a boutique digital creative agency called Bou Mou Productions (www.boumou.com) and this was in conjunction with local brand Wheels and Fins. Wheels and Fins is an amazing event here in Kent and we were able to offer digital and creative support to Dave Melmoth and his team to bring films from all around the world to further enhance their brand's reach and presence globally.
We do video production, digital amplification and can run live activations for brands and companies looking to enhance their online presence and also really engage with their audience.
It was a really fab day and we had films from 13 countries in our final selection of 21 films. Some pictures below.
I've also been auditioning like mad, so hopefully a few irons in the fire including a new developing feature film. Here I am outside the Cockpit Theatre near Edgware Road, London.
If you get a chance please check out the crowd funding campaign from Robo Films (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ripper-tour-london#/) , this macabre tale is a reimagining of the Jack the Ripper story starring Lynn Lowry, Dudley Sutton and myself!
That's it from me for now!
I know it’s been some time since I’ve blogged, and sadly for good reason. It's not something I feel comfortable talking about publicly at the moment but I’m heartbroken to say my beautiful Mum recently passed away. After the most brave of fights for just over a year she lost her battle to cancer.
The pain is still very raw and I'm finding things very hard but I know my Mum would want me to carry on so I am (I have to) and I can do this with the support of my wonderful husband, son, family, friends and of course my wonderful Dad. I will maybe write a more personal blog dedicated to my Mum when the time feels right in the future. 💗
Before this devastating news I found myself at the film premiere of one of my latest short films Bad Friday (Jason Read/2017) produced by the amazing duo at Misty Moon, Stuart and Jen Morris. The Premiere was at a great central London venue called the Phoenix Arts Club, right in the heart of theatre land near Shaftesbury Avenue. First we watched the hilarious new play by writer/ actor David Barry (The Life and Times of Frankie Abbott) who brought back to life his character from hit 70s show Please Sir!
After that (and a few glasses of wine) it was time for the film to be screened to the full house (help!). The film was awash with iconic talent - original blonde bombshell (and star of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) Vera Day and Quadrophenia’s Gary Shail! Also, any modern horror fans would have had their fix of Emma Dark who had a starring role too! The evening was topped off by some stars watching in the audience too with Lovejoy’s Dudley Sutton in attendance, me and the hubby managed to get a few snaps…well, it would be rude not to!
From film premieres to commercial shoots, I was delighted to see my latest commercial on TV the other day! My son Hugo (aged 4) couldn't quite work out what I was doing on the telly, bless him. It was for MyBeautyMatches and I was advertising the face wash!
Talking of Hugo, my little man made his debut in his first ever official photoshoot for the Boots Mini Club Christmas range last week! His first ever casting and he only goes and gets it!! I need some of his luck me thinks... I can't put any pictures out yet but I will do once the range has been launched! He is following in his Mummies footsteps as my poster campaign is out now! Final picture below.
A real high point in a difficult time was making my feature film debut, I got to work on Breezeblock Productions latest feature film Relentless alongside Steven Murphy. It was shooting on location in Bournemouth and we had a great day for filming. It was great to finally work with Steven, Tiffany and the super crew they put together, I felt the scenes went well so hopefully they'll make the final cut!
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It's been a while since I last blogged and I have had a really busy few weeks!
As an actress I have always loved the idea of transforming for a role, Cate Blanchett is one of my icons as she completely envelops the character and is not afraid of the transformation and playing against type!
So....I was delighted when I got a phone call from award winning (Raindance!) indie film maker Marc Price to ask if I would like to play a zombie (a gold one I might add) in a new commercial for Last Empire War Z with internet star Julius Dein, yes there is a pecking order even where zombies are concerned.. 😉😂 Anyway being a gold zombie meant I got the works, prosthetics, make up, costume and it took just over two hours in total to complete the look (no jokes please)!
Someone told me, "You looked like Charlize Theron...." I basked in the huge compliment for a second before they continued with "...in Monster!" Anyhow , the shoot was a blast! I loved every minute of it and here are a few pics and a short video below...
I also got the opportunity to work on a short film produced by the amazing Misty Moon team Stuart and Jen Morris called Bad Friday! It was such a good afternoon, really fun script and I was in the company of writer and lead actor Dave Barry, Gary Shail ( Quadrophenia), Vera Day ( Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) & Emma Dark (award winning director/actress) so it felt great to be part of the team. Stuart and Jen are super lovely, and I'm delighted to be working with them again in the Autumn! Some snaps below :)
I did a nice little European commercial shoot with the gorgeous Darcy recently! She was such a star having recently finished a one year run as Young Cosette in Les Miserables in the West End and such a little pro! Talent and beauty...well you can't complain about that can you?! It's always lovely to work with young talented children! A few pictures of the day below
Lastly, I have recently been shortlisted for a feature film to be shot in the Summer so fingers crossed!
Thanks for reading and blog again soon!
Well 2017 has got off to a very busy start this year! I have been going to lots of castings recently through my new agent and I'm really pleased with how things are going, I'm still waiting on a couple of commercials so fingers crossed! Talking of castings I have just had some new headshots done and I'm pleased with them. The last ones I had were taken a few years ago so I had to admit to myself that I had actually aged...haha! A couple of them below. Let's hope they get me more work! :)
Work wise I have just finished two great indie film projects. You may or may not know that my hubby is a Director/Producer and we believe making independent films is a sure way of keeping the great British film industry fresh and alive. The budget isn't always great but being part of something you love is a bonus for any actor! I played an army general in the first one (a family drama with a military theme) and a grieving widow in the second. Needless to say I feel pretty emotionally wrecked today!!! :/ A few behind the scenes below.
From films to photoshoots, I did a great photo shoot for the amazing artist Jonathan Wateridge in 2015. He is a super talented painter and the pictures below are some of me that he painted! I think you can buy them...but don't worry you can't see my face so you wouldn't have to have my mug looking at you everyday ;)
Before I sign off me and the hubby have launched our own boutique production company Bou Mou Productions! Please do take a look at the website. I can't take any credit for the work as its all down to Mark! 😘
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With 10 days left until Christmas the official countdown has now begun! Hugo (who is now 3) is super excited and has been getting up around 5.30am every morning to go downstairs to bring me and his Daddy his advent calendars to open... Help!! 😉
I am really looking forward to 2017 work wise, firstly I have just signed with a brilliant agency called Beresford Management! I'm delighted they wanted me on their books as they have some great actors in prime TV shows so hopefully next year will bring more opportunities work wise, this profession is extremely competitive so I just feel very lucky that I get to work as often as I do!
Talking of work, my husband and I are going to officially launch our boutique production company Bou Mou Productions shortly. We already have a feature film in development which picked up an award for best screenplay at a festival recently, Mark did a read thorough with some very talented actors at the BFI in London and we are planning to do a FB page too so please do like the page and keep updated when we share it!
Finally I had a cameo appearance in a great film recently. In this one I was the saucy secretary complete with 80s style specs. It was freezing cold as we filmed it in an empty library on a cold day so don't be fooled into thinking this is a glamorous job... Haha.. A few pics below.
So it leaves me to say, thanks again for reading and supporting me, I'm looking forward to sharing more adventures with you all in 2017... Oh and to anyone with kids, Tom Hardy will be reading the CBeebies bedtime story on New Years Eve. You're welcome.. 😜
Happy Christmas everyone.
Lots of love
With Christmas approaching I can't believe how busy the last couple of weeks have been for me, no such thing as winding down yet! ;)
It's been a really varied couple of weeks of work since my last blog, with Corporate shoots and then two amazing Commercial shoots.
I last worked for Neopost Technology back in January and I was delighted when they called me back in to do some more filming for them. It was a video campaign for their new franking machine so not the most glamorous but they really looked after me and I hope to get more work them in 2017!
From franking machines to beauty campaigns, I was delighted when the amazing My Beauty Matches company cast me in there first television advertising campaign. I was one of three actors that they used and I had a blast! Below are a few pics from the shoot plus a boomerang video that the client took...
I was also up in Loughborough filming a nice little online Christmas Commercial, it was very cosy and the little boy that played my son was just adorable! I wasn't needed for long...the Dad and Son were the leads and if you blink you'll probably miss me. Not to worry, I had a super time :) Below are a couple of behind the scenes pics from the shoot ... I can't give to much away!
Now as a huge lover of film and particularly the horror genre, I first watched Alien and Aliens when I was a little girl. I became an avid fan from that moment on, so it will come as no surprise to you when I discovered Aliens ( Directed by James Cameron) was being shown at The Royal Albert Hall accompanied by a full orchestra that I jumped at the chance to go and see it!!
It was, as expected, utterly brilliant and the icing on the cake.... an unexpected appearances from the Director, Producer and the Star herself! Yes, James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver and Gale Anne Hurd were literally a stone's throw away! They also did a fitting tribute to the late great Composer James Horner, an amazing musician who has composed on some of my favourite films including Braveheart and Titanic. Below are a few pics from the night.
That's all for now, thanks for reading.