“I’m 24 years old and have just graduated from Central on the BA acting course. I currently work in Zara to pay the rent and I live in Belsize Park with other actors. I’m from Suffolk but have a large extended family in the North West, and have loved being raised with the banter and humour Liverpudlians are famous for, hoping some of it has rubbed off on me! I love cooking and I’m the sort of person who throws everything in and hopes for the best but then can’t remember the recipe if it goes well.”
What kind of actor do you aspire to be?
I want to tell people’s stories, to entertain, to reflect our world back on the people who are living in it. I want to be an actor with heart and integrity. I want to be an actor that can I influence the next generation, especially young women. I want to play determined strong women who have a lot to say about the world.
What performance piece did you choose for the showcase and why?
I picked a speech from Bitch Boxer by Charlotte Josephine, as it’s a down-to-earth, conversational and a bit feisty. I knew the first time I read that play that that character was close to me, I thought it’d be a perfect match. Something straightforward and honest. I really enjoy the piece and feel at ease when performing it.
My filmed piece from Lost Boy by Luke Barnes (whose work I adore) is reflectional and a bit more vulnerable, she’s a young girl who is asking questions to herself about what love is and what it means to be a woman in love. I picked it because I would’ve liked to tell my younger self this!
What book, theatre, film or TV production has most inspired you?
I love reading, I’m happiest in the sun and I’m known for starting a hobby and getting bored within a week. The latest hobbies include swimming, playing a pink guitar I bought for a tenner off Facebook marketplace and pet sea monkeys. I’ve only just jumped on the bandwagon and started watching Stranger Things and can’t believe what I’ve been missing. Dustin and Murray are my favourite characters, and I binge-watched the entire thing in two weeks whenever I had a spare hour.
How do you keep creative?
Having just spent the last three years at drama school I am now finding my own ways to keep the spark alive. Music helps me a lot, any genre, I listen to something every day without fail. I use The Artist’s Way morning pages exercise, anything that I’ve ever gone on to write or create has come from these scribbles early every morning. This helps me keep track, to remind myself to keep the creative process going for myself.
What is the dream role you’d love to play?
My dream role changes all the time, currently I’d love to play Lou in The Sound of Metal.
What do you hope to be doing this time next year?
I hope to still be in London, I’d like to have had a few acting jobs under my belt and establish a routine as a working actor. Having worked in regional theatres with children and young people I’d like to engage with youth theatres locally, leading workshops and encouraging young minds.