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.
Ladybird, by Gordon Napier
Still 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
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.
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.
Still from Training Video – A Disgruntled Employee
I’m also a voice-over artist, an impressionist and do a wide range of character voices…
” A talent for impersonations which is quite outstanding”
Edinburgh Evening News
“A veritible comedic jukebox!”
Velvet Soup, with Steve McNicoll
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.