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,