I am a British actress, writer and voiceover artist. Thanks for visiting my site!
I trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and then did theatre for 12 years in the UK and Europe. I first came to the US with French classic, The Red Balloon at the Mark Taper some years ago. I returned later that year with a solo show, Martha for the Annenberg Centre, toured to the Kennedy centre and the New Victory on Broadway, and the International showcase in Philidelphia where I won the Victor Award.
Before I left the UK, I worked as a series recurring on BBC’s Half Moon Investigates and narrated BBC3’s TV show, My Childhood which won a Scottish BAFTA. My subsequent visit to the US was courtesy of the Smithsonian with Cuhulainn the hound of Ulster, and I was then invited to join the rep company in Honolulu theatre for a year, playing Aerial in The Little Mermaid.
Since then, I live here in LA and have been shooting, writing and voiceovering in London and Los Angeles. I am the voice of the TV commercial campaigns for Puma Mobium, Jet 2, Sunny Finance, LinkedIn and Eharmony, and the audiobooks which have been sourced as the inspiration behind Downton Abbey. Coming up are feature films How To Train Your Dragon 2, in June 2014 (I play a small part and voice match Cate Blanchett) and before that sometime this spring, Crazy Bitches for Film McQueen in which I am a lead. ‘Josie Marks’ is my co-starring character in HBO’s opening episode of the 3rd season of The Newsroom, coming soon.
I also play the accordion pretty badly, but with gusto.
H O T O F F T H E P R E S S
a One Woman Show
Heroine… is a true story of a female soldier in the US army: an outsider who wouldn’t quit.
She loved its challenges; thrived and excelled within that rigorous world. At the time she enlisted, she was the only woman in her entire company, a lesbian before ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was repealed, and went on to lead a squad into combat. Also a survivor of military sexual trauma, she served on the battlefield alongside her assailants. Heroine is an incredible human story is about one soldier’s experiences, and what healing and forgiveness really mean.
Speaking out for the first time can feel like the most dangerous way to come home.
I am currently developing a slate of projects at the Writer’s Junction in Santa Monica, a shared space for writers. Please get in touch if you wish to know more, or visit www.heroinetheplay.com.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Sneak Peak Videogame (Password=maryjanewells)