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Denise Orita

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Physical details

Gender: Female

Eye colour: Brown

Hair colour: Black

Hair length: Medium

Playing age: 42 - 52 years

Actual age: 53

Height: 5ft 2ins

Weight: 95kg

Build: Oversized

Location: London

Nationality type: European

Appearance: Black


Nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Award (Images Award) for Cynthia in Die Buddy Holly story (Hamburg) Denise has worked as an Actress and Singer in Theatre, Television and Film. Her recent work includes Doris the Orderly in the highly successful British comedy Son of Rambow; Calpurnia in to Kill a Mockingbird (Theatre Clwyd) “Denise Orita as Calpurnia is both an amazing Actress and a wonderful musician and Singer ; (Denbighshire press)” “Denise Orita as Calpurnia was big, bold, sassy and blessed with a simply gorgeous singing voice.; (Big Issue)” Denise also enjoys success in Germany singing Jazz with her quartet who had a lot of success with their “A Jazzy Christmas CD”(enjoyable CD for jazz lovers particularly since Denise Orita lends her voice to the project, Jazz


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2016 Luthers Mum, CBEEBIES Luther , The Noah & Jordan Show , Jack Carrivick
2016 Denise, Webcast , Launch Pad films , Paul McGhie
2014 Anna, The Unfathomable Mr Jones , Soob Productions , Ice Neal
2014 Jamaican Lady , Honeytrap , Fierce Productions , Rebecca Johnson
2012 Evans Mother, SE1; Evans Baby , Menace Films , Devron Chandeller
2011 Sally, Island , Taylor-Made Production , Elizabeth Mitchell/Brek T
2008 Doris Orderly, Son of Rambow , Hammer & Tongs , Garth Jennings
2006 Herself, Conscientious Objector , Green Stevens Films , Coiln Stevens
2006 Madame Elviarara, Voodoo , Independent Production , Dan Burgess
2006 Secretary, One Day , Stockpot Productions , James Barriscale
2006 Jill, If I Told You My Story , Menance Films , Devron Chandeller
1995 Uneasy Woman, Secrets & Lies , Thin Man Productions , Mike Leigh
1993 Dancer Eat the Music, The Line, the Cross & the Curve , EMI Records , Kate Bush
Rehearsed Reading
2016 Lena, A Raisin in the Sun , Oxford Playhouse , John Retallack
2015 Angel, Rehabilitation , Ruskin Platform theatre , Tony Thompson
2015 Mother, Sweetpeter , Ruskin Platform Theatre , John Retallack
Short Film
2016 Joyce, Abdullah and Leilah , Resource Productions , Ashtar Al Khirsan
2014 Housing Officer, About a Goy , Kickstarter , Billy Lumby
2014 Mrs Obayomi, Hi Miss , Teng Teng Films , Dionne Edwards
2014 Mother Courage, Mother Courage , Teatro Vivo , Sophie Austin
2011 Dana, Walking to Obama , Talawa/Young Vic , Monique Sterling
2010 Calpurnia, To Kill a Mockingbird , Theatre Clwyd , Tim Baker
2007 Bacchae Chorus, The Bacchae , National Theatre of Scotland , John Tiffany
2006 Rose, Steppin Out , Impact Theatre , Amanda Noar
2004 Ruby, Basil and Beattie , Royal Exchange Manchester , Sarah Frankhom
2000 Cynthia, Buddy Holly Show , Neue Metrop Theatre , Geriet Schieske
1997 Odessa, The Amen Corner , Bristol Old Vic , Paulette Randall
1993 Nurse Logan, The Ride Down Mount Morgan , St Andrews Byre Theatre , Catriona McPhee
1992 Melba, 70 Girls 70 , Vaudeville Theatre , Paul Kerrysen
1992 Emma, Cotton Club , Aldwych Theatre , Billy Wilson
1990 Sara, Plague of Innocence , Crucible, Sheffield , Phil Clark
2013 Carole Marksmith, Responding to PR disaster , Toolwire Sustainablity Product , Julie Wedgwood
2009 Denise, Brief Encounters , Dawson Films , Sue Dawson
2009 Denise, Parent Support that Works , Dawson Film , Sue Dawson
2008 Personal Officer, SOS DVD , Dawson Films , Sue Dawson
2007 Ruby, Mental Health , Dawson Films , Sue Dawson
2007 Sylvia, Carers Uk , Curious Film , Anton French
Voice Over
2006 Gilda, Vegeative State , London Marketing , Katie Jones
2006 Midwife, Norwich Union , Three Blind Mice , Rob Butcher
Stage Tour
2002 Calpurnia, To Kill a Mocking Bird , Theatre Clwyd/Tour , Tim Baker
1997 Mama Put, The Beatification of Area Boy , West Yorkshire Playhouse/Tour , Jude Kelly
1991 Melba, 70 Girls 70 , National Tour , Paul Kerrysen
2000 Myrtle, Bob Martin , Granada TV , Tony Dow
1994 FME, Kavanagh QC , Central Television , Colin Cregg
1993 Audrey Adams, Crime Limited , BBC , John Fothergill
1993 First Woman, Eastenders , BBC , Bren Simpson


Accents & Dialects

Cockney, London*, Standard USA, Jamaican, Nigerian, Southern USA


German, English (British)*


Jazz Dancing


Blues*, Belt, Jazz*

Performance skills


Vehicle Licenses

Car Driving Licence

Other skills

Full Clean Driving Licence, Dancer, Solo Singer


St Catherines Drama Studio - Guilford - 1981-1983