Spotlight profile

“I used to work on an Emu farm”

What kind of actor do you aspire to be?

A good one.

What performance piece did you choose for the showcase and why?

I chose a piece from the series Time written by Jimmy McGovern. After being told to watch it about million times, I finally did and it was gorgeous. I thought it was so honest and raw and let us in to an aspect of a prisoner’s struggle I’ve never seen before.

What book, theatre, film or TV production has most inspired you?

I can’t name one. Anything with Omar Sy is brilliant. His charisma and ease is just unbeatable. Jamie Lloyd’s theatre is also one of kind. His company’s drive for inclusivity and originality is exactly what this world needs. Kae Tempest’s writing blows me away too.

How have you been keeping creative during lockdown? 

I wrote a play, I painted some pictures and I burnt some banana bread.

What advice would you give for anyone else preparing for a showcase?

Relax. Do the work but don’t stress. Easier said than done but if we work with honesty and love for the craft, we can never be wrong.

What do you hope to be doing this time next year?

Acting. Professionally hopefully. Earning a living from it. That’s the hope anyway but nothing’s for sure in this industry.