I grew up in Newport, South Wales then at 18 moved to central London to study acting at The Bridge Theatre Training Company.
My training included study in Stanislavski, Meisner technique, Movement, Physical Theatre, Text Analysis and Voice & Speech.
I believe that as an actress I should continue to improve, develop and deepen my ability to act truthfully and freely, without inhibition. For me, this lies with Meisner technique which I study at the Actors Gateway in central London.
Over the years I have worked in television, film, theatre and voice-over. Shortly after graduating from drama school I went on to work with acclaimed film-maker Karl Francis which I like to consider my 'baptism by fire'. Karl mentored me on film projects “Asboland” and “Nutters”.
Around this time, I also crossed paths with Welsh writer, poet and activist, Patrick Jones, collaborating with him on “Revelation” - a hard-hitting play exploring domestic violence. The production premiered in Cardiff to a sell out audience and featured an original soundtrack composed by James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers.
Some of my other notable theatre work has been in collaborations with the acclaimed theatre companies, Company of Sirens and Good Cop Bad Cop, working on Welsh premiere productions of the controversial, plays, “The Censor”, “Stitching”, “Touch Blue Touch Yellow” and “The Nether”.
Not all dark and brooding, during this time, I also appeared as 'Elaine' in the BBC1 Royal Television Award Winning Comedy/Drama “Indian Doctor” starring opposite Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Shortly after, with assistance from Arts Council Wales, I created my theatre company, silence, darkness, producing the Neil Labute play, “Bash”.
"Bash" offered a modern re-telling of the Ancient Greek tragedy 'Medea', delving into the darkest recesses of the female psyche. The production earned rave reviews.
You'll also soon see me back on the screen in "Shark",which tells the story of Michelle, a single mum caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a gang of money lenders.
Directed by BAFTA Winning, Peter Watkins-Hughes, "Shark" will air on BBC3 in 2023.
During the COVID-19 pandemic I wrote "BUBBLE" a short film screen play.
"BUBBLE" explores love and loss during the pandemic lockdown and asks 'who are we when no-one's watching?'.
"BUBBLE" has been produced by BAFTA Cymru nominated production company, Focus Shift Films and will be released this autumn.
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