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Experience Summary

I live in South London and work as a professional actor. I began acting professionally in the UK after a career switch from Sales and Marketing, completing a three-year degree course in acting at Guildford. I have appeared both in the West End and at the National theatre, as well as many other productions. In between acting jobs, I tend to work in temporary assignments which may be office-based, such as with the civil service or in PR work, arranging events. I am a keen photographer, reader and fitness enthusiast. My future plans are centred on getting into Drama Therapy to work with disadvantaged adults and those with learning disabilities. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

As an actor, I have done several workshops. I have also taught drama to children for a period of two years at the Centre Stage drama school. I have helped organise and run team-building days for Barclays Bank away days. I have a long employment history working in sales and promotional work and feel very confident and capable in dealing with the public in that capacity.

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  • Conferences

    Department of Health (2008-2009) - scheduled and handled the logistics for a conference for over 200 DH employees at events in both Leeds and London.

  • Costume and Character

    Working for Hackney Borough Council promoting new initiatives for their Family Centre and Outreach, I have been used as the local mascot (Costume character - Rabbit) for events (2009) Worked as fake paparazzi photographer at the launch of the Fremlin Walk shopping centre in Maidstone, Kent (2006)

  • Demonstration

    Worked on promotions for 'Hot-Pockets' and Nokia phones (2005 - 2006) Demonstrated the Flip Video camera at Currys Digital, Oxford Street (December 2009)

  • Event Management

    For Aspect Communications - Sourced participants & judges and arranged all local and online press coverage for the Barclays Live talent competition in Milton Keynes (http://www.mkweb.co.uk/localnews/displayarticle.asp?id=67946) - November 2009.

  • Leafleting

    Several campaigns

  • Merchandising

    For MG promotions - several campaigns (2005)- and previously as a sales rep in Rep of Ireland (Omega Packaging 1992-94)

  • Sales

    Plastic Packaging and refuse sacks representative - Omega Packaging (92-94), throughout R.O.I. Sliderobes furniture (1998-199) 0 Dublin , R.O.I. Independent Newspapers - 2005

  • Sampling

    'Hotpockets' - 2005

  • Technology

    Nokia demonstrator - 2005 Portal Content Entry – PA Consulting Group, Victoria, London (April / May). This was a fixed-period contract. Using XML and Macromedia Fireworks (to edit images), content for mobile phone advertisements was uploaded and transferred to several handsets for a business trial prior to a regionalized campaign. Working alone but reporting to the project manager, this task required an ability to combine creative skills with excellent IT knowledge, working under pressure while adapting to frequently changing requirements and meeting a tight deadline.

  • Acting

    Acted professionally for over six years , including performances at the Manchester Library theatre, the National theatre, The New Ambassadors (West End), on tour at most No. 1 theatre venues throughout the UK and the Rep of Ireland, the Tricycle theatre and others; Television and advertising work, as well as corporate videos and voiceovers. Full acting CV can be seen at: http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/search/search.results.asp

  • Car Driving License

    Full Clean Licence

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    Highly competent in use of WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, Internet, OUTLOOK. Competent in use of ACCESS, Photographic Manipulation software, such as GIMP and other applications used by national & local government.

  • Qualifications

    B.Sc.Mgmt 2.1 (Marketing), Trinity College Dublin, 1992. B.A. Hons, Acting Pathway, Guildford School of Acting, 2003. Further Training: Computer Applications, Joint FAS & City and Guilds of London Institute, 1995. Highly proficient in the use of Lotus Notes, Windows XP, MS WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, Outlook, Great Plains, XML & Macromedia Fireworks. I have also trained and quickly adapted to several ‘in-house’ tailored applications including those used in Government departments.

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