I am a radio, film, T.V. and stage actress. My most recent T.V. role was that of Mary in the CBBC sitcom, Millie Inbetween. Sketch and character comedy appearances include BBC Radio Scotland’s spoof documentary, PeopleWatch, where I co- hosted in character as Lorraine Kelly; BBC2 Sketch Comedy show, Velvet Soup; and the Hollywood films, The Best Man and Joy Division. I also appeared in an episode of Taggart as a country and western dancer.

I did not at any point end up in a body bag
– which was nice.


Robert Pereira Hind

Ladybird, by Gordon Napier

Keara Ladybird CloseUpStill from Ladybird

 Other theatre roles included Gertrude in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Anna in Stars in the Morning Sky, Ranyevskaia in The Cherry Orchard, The Emcee in Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, Geilie Duncan in The Devil’s Craft and Kate & Mrs Tovey in Peter Pan Man. I also recently appeared in a new musical-drama, Sinatra – The Final Curtain where I played Sinatra’s last wife, Barbara.

Still from Joy Division

Still from Joy Division

The Best Man, by Stefan Schwartz (Shooting Fish) with Amy Smart and Stuart Townsend

I was also a regular cast member on  Lach’s Antihoot Radio Show where I played a wide range of characters each week.  Incarnations have included a radical feminist, an old lady with Tourette’s, a little girl guising at Hallowe’en and a woman giving birth using only a birthing clown for pain relief.

Mistress Mac And Archie Croppped

Mistress MacKenzie and Archie, her pet flying squirrel.

Other roles have included Jo Frost from Supernanny, a young male comedian called Snudge doing his first ever gig and many, many regular character appearances as the favoured character, Mistress MacKenzie, who you can hear here on BBC Radio Scotland
as part of my character comedy mini-series
The Shark’s Mouth

Mistress MacKenzie now has her own radio show: Mistress MacKenzie and Friends, which was first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in October and will be repeated on 30th December 2014.

This was produced by Gus Beattie, for The Comedy Unit.


Robert Pereira Hind

Keara Still from The Best ManStill from The Best Man

Still from LadyBird Mum and DaughterStill from Ladybird

5Still from Ladybird

Keara Still from Training Video

Still from Training Video – A Disgruntled Employee


Robert Pereira Hind

 Voice Artist
I’m also a voice-over artist, an impressionist and do a wide range of character voices…
Voice Artist

” A talent for impersonations which is quite outstanding
Edinburgh Evening News

A veritible comedic jukebox!
The Skinny

Velvet Soup, with Steve McNicoll

Screen Shot Velvet SoupStill from Velvet Soup

Keara in Velvet Soup with Steve McNicolStill from Velvet Soup with Steve McNicoll

Keara B&W in younger days

Young Blonde Keara (Purely for fun!)

 I also regularly appear with a range of my characters on The Edinburgh Comedy Collective at The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh as well as The Speakeasy at The Netherbow Theatre with a range of stories, short plays and comedy monologues.

My one-woman Burns-inspired show, Mice and Women, will be making an appearance at The Burns an a’ That Festival in Alloway on 25th January 2015. It is filled with characters, poetry, storytelling, impressions, comedy and tragedy. It is the best show to see me in where I use such a wide range of performance styles and voices. Tickets will be on sale here shortly.