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Caroline Burns Cooke

Caroline won Best Actress at the ECU European film Festival and is preparing to understudy Anne Archer in The Trial of of Jane Fonda.

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Physical details

Gender: Female

Eye colour: Brown

Hair colour: Dk Brown

Hair length: Medium

Playing age: 46 - 52 years

Actual age: 59

Height: 5ft 5ins

Weight: 56kg

Build: Thin

Location: London

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White


Caroline has worked extensively in theatre, including originating the part of Fanny Craddock in Fear of Fanny- ("playing the role of an imperious harpy to perfection" The Stage;); Helen of Troy ("leads a first rate cast with alarming ease" What's on) Merry Wives ("stands out with excellent comic timing" The Stage) June in Off Out ("Shows remarkable judgement in her portrayal" - The Stage) The Leisure Virus ("Brilliant comic performer"

The Guardian) Amphibious Babies( "Cooke is unnervingly intense-" Time Out)and Myra Hindley in "Suffer little Children" which won the ICA New Writers and Performers Award-("Eloquent" Time Out; "A name to look out for" What's On; " a masterful grip of emotion; rarely does writing and acting combine so eventfully." The Stage)

She's appeared in feature films including "Mothers and Daughters" (Cannes 2004), nominated for Best British Film At Dinard; understudied Lesley Joseph and delivered several villainesses in Dr. Who/Judge Dredd type c.d.'s.


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Feature Film
2013 Liz, Onus , Yellow Fever , George Clarke
2012 Dr. Green, The Adored , Discovery Films , Carl Medland
2011 Christine, The Cost of Love , Discovery Films , Carl Medland
2004 The carer, Mothers and Daughters , Mansion Pictures , Hannah Davis
Short Film
2012 Myra, Myra , Burns Unit , Dan PK Smyth
Stage Tour
2012 DS Teddern. U?S to Lesley Joseph, Birds of a Feather , TheEnglish Comedy Co. , Simon Green
2003 U/S to Lesley Joseph, Office Suite/The Gingerbread Lady , Theatre Royal Bath Prods/No 1 Tour , Lawrence Till/Marc Clements
2012 Hattie Jacques/PatriciaHayes/June Whitfield, The Lad Himself , The Treason Show , Paul Hodson
2011 The Mother, Who Killed the Counsellor , Joe Bor Prods , Joe Bor
2010 Gertrude, Hamlet , The Marlborough , Nicola Hayden
2006 Her, The Animal Lover , Finborough Theatre , Max Day
2004 Fanny Craddock, Fear of Fanny , The Garage Edinburgh , Andrew Fillis
2003 Florence Lancaster, The Vortex , Venue C Edinburgh , Yael Laekmaker
2002 Sara, Have I None , Hen & Chickens , Steve Harper
2002 Simone Everard, Marat/Sade , Arcola Theatre , Michael Cabot
2001 Various, The Leisure Virus , Gilded Balloon Edinburgh Festival , Chris Head & Barry Ferns
2001 Margi, Saved by Sex , Gilded Balloon Edinburgh Festival , James Martin Charlton
2000 June, Off Out , Hackney Empire Studio , Catherine Meister Peterson
2000 Gertrude, Hamlet , Edinburgh Festival/Players Theatre London , Victor Sobchak
1998 Yvette, My Mother was an Alien , Brighton Festival , Nigel Fairs
1998 Lulu, First Love , Russia , Victor Sobchak
1998 Myra Hindley, Lovers & Killers , Etcetera Theatre , James Martin Charlton
1996 Wardress, Life with an Idiot , Man in the Moon , Victor Sobchak
1996 Lady Stone, Groping in the Dark , Warehouse Croydon/Mermaid , James Martin Charlton
1995 Alicia, Pretty Eyes, Ugly Paintings , Court Theatre Co , Graham Watts
1995 Mistress Page, Merry Wives of Windsor , Court Theatre Co , Phil Setren
1995 Helen of Troy, Helen , Court Theatre Co , June Abbott
1994 Geneva, Amphibious Babies , White Bear Theatre , James Martin Charlton
1993 Laura Lovejuice, More About the Language of Love , New Copenhagen , James Martin Charlton
1987 Lucky/Boy, Waiting for Godot , Channel Theatre Company , Alex Bartlett
1987 Duncan/Macduff, Macbeth , Channel Theatre Company , Alex Bartlett
1987 Ms Linnel, The Worlds , Royal Court Theatre , Edward Bond
2005 Queen Elizabeth, Richard III , Martin Day Productions , Max Day
2004 Nina, Mothers and Daughters , La Plante Productions , Hannah Davis/David Connoly
2003 Caroline, Shootout , Archistudio Ltd , Maiki Hap
Voice Over
2004 Isaacs, Judge Dredd , Big Finish , John Ainsworth
2000 Mary Hughes, Dr Who , BBV , Gary Russell
1999 Jacquos, The Time Travellers , BBV , Nigel Fairs
2002 Caroline, School Uniform's , Channel 5 , Paul Wheeler


Accents & Dialects

Glaswegian, Northern Irish, London*, Standard USA, Scottish, Southern Irish, Edinburgh, Yorkshire, Southern USA, RP*



Other skills

Video, Singer


Mahchester University - BA Hons 2:1 Drama - 1975-1978
Courtyard Theatre - Postgrad Course - 1995-1996