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Contact

Alexander White Agency

Phone 0203 289 3714

info@alexanderwhiteagency.co.uk

www.alexanderwhiteagency.co.uk

Physical details

Gender: Female

Eye colour: Green

Hair colour: Blonde

Hair length: Long

Playing age: 30 - 40 years

Actual age: 36

Height: 5ft 8ins

Weight: 60kg

Build: Thin

Location: London

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White

Voice quality: Clear, Warm

Biography

Jenny studied Drama and Education at The Central School of Speech and Drama (1999-2000), before commencing her career as a freelance actress for the stage and screen. Whilst continuing to perform, she studied again at The International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), from 2005-07, specialising in the Jacques Lecoq pedagogy for performance - skills she brings to her work as a performer and writer today.

In 2001, with strong impro and comedy skills, Jenny was given a written reference by BBC Producers - as an 'elite performer' - in open auditions for a new comedy show, and went onto make her TV debut in BBC 1's 'My Hero' in 2003. Jenny then performed with the London Impro Comedy Troupe, 'Improvedy', throughout 2004, before performing her own one woman show, 'the fourth photo' in 2005 - winning the 'Lost One Act Theatre Festival'.

Jenny has co-devised and performed in numerous stage plays including national, and international, tours with theatre companies such as Point Blank, Punchdrunk, AOD, Scary Little Girls, and DreamThinkSpeak and performed at venues including The Crucible - Sheffield, The Manchester Royal Exchange, The Traverse Theatre - Edinburgh, The Hampstead Theatre and The Royal Opera House - London, as well as playing Helen of Troy in the amphitheatres of Greece and the ancient city of Troy. Other roles have included a 60's rock star & drug addict, a brain-washing librarian, a broken hearted single mum, Dracula's clown and a WW2 german spy.

Jenny's writing career includes produced stage plays, screenplays, short films, poetry and stories. Jenny became a published writer for the first time in 2007 with her short story ' ...but that's who you are' as well as receiving Arts Council funding to produce two co-written films in Budapest and Milan. Her most recent published script, 'Trouble and Strife', received its book launch in March 2015.

When Jenny is not writing, or performing, she regularly shares her skills in community based creative workshops, when she is not playing her other important, and much loved, role as a mum of two.

Credits

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TV Pilot
2016 The Collector, Ultimate Adventure , Lawrence Essex
Stage
2016 Self/ Writer, Station IX , Criterion Theatre , Debra Stych
2014 Actor on film, Parting , Kings Place , Effy and Litha Efthymiou
2012 Runner, Sports Play , Just A Must , Vanda Butkovic
2012 Recitor, Anniversary - An Act of Memory , Experimentica , Monica Ross
2011 Deviser, Raft , The Vertical Ensemble , The Vertical Ensemble
2010 Storyteller, The Yellow Wallpaper , Scary Little Girls , Abigail Anderson
2010 Lily, Jigsaw , Peppermint Muse , Lisa White
2009 Mother (Lead), Mothertych , The Playground , Helen Tennison
2009 Stacey, You Decide , Scriptbeds , Matt Monk
2009 Girlfriend, Lovedrunk , El Toro , Andy Godfrey
2008 Lily, The Pledge , Wooden Hill , Cally Lawrence
2007 Clara, Landfill , Point Blank , Liz Tomlin
2006 Rhiannon, Buried Above Ground , Hamsptead Theatre , Robin Booth
2006 Kate, Taming of the Shrew , ARP Production , Alex Reeve
2006 Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream , ARP Productions , Alex Reeve
2006 Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream , Shooting Fish , Darren Bolton
2005 Woman, The Fourth Photo , Jumping the Tracks , Jenny Ayres
2005 Sketch Show Performer, Pull My Finger , Dead Serious , Lloyd Stephens
2005 Comedy Improviser, Improvedy , Improvedy , Lloyd Stephens
2004 White Rabbit & Ensemble, Alice in Wonderland , Eye Theatre , Tom Scott
2004 Alice Smith, The Extraordinary Adventures of Orca the Goldfish , ARP Productions , Alex Reeve
2003 Dracula's Clown, Dracula , Scary Little Girls , Rosie Hughes
2003 Doris Winterbottom, The Space Between The Years , Northaw Community Theatre , Alex Reeve
2002 Hippolyta, A Midsummer Nights Dream , Punchdrunk Theatre Co , Felix Barrett
2002 Iras/ Ensemble, Ben Hur , BAC , Carl Heap
2002 Linda Garrett, Bed and Breakfast , JAM Productions , Self/ Mark Pearce
2001 Alice, He Paused , Theatre For Mankind , Lorraine Coady
2001 Mrs Darling/ Nibs, Peter Pan , Cat Productions , Simon Bell
1997 Liza & an Indian, Peter Pan , Gordon Craig Theatre , Michael Cross
Short Film
2016 Berlin, Runners , Lawrence Essex
2016 Lola, Echo's Quest , Lawrence Essex
2013 Lucy, Splash , Simon Bartlett
2012 Blodwen Glasgow, Butetown Heroes , Butetown Heroes , Janet Hodgson
2012 Live Art Performer, Temporary Arrangement , Made in Roath , Laura Cooper
2010 Mother, Fragments of Marathon , Efthymiou Music , Litha and Effy Efthymiou
2005 Alicia, Paths of Faith , Off Schedule Productions , Al Orange
2005 Claire Wilson, Lost and Broken , Off Schedule Productions , Al Orange
2005 Wife, Dutch Courage , TDP , Tim Dendy
2001 Alice, Movieworld , Student Film , Angela Swift
Live Event
2016 Mary Wollstonecraft, A Particular Theatre , Scary Little Girls/ Being Human , Rebecca Morden
2014 Mrs Swettenham, A Murder in the Village , Scary Little Girls , Rebecca Morden
Modelling
2016 Make Up Model, Exam Model , The London School of Make-Up
2015 Make Up Model, Exam Model , The London School of Make-Up
Rehearsed Reading
2015 Self/ Writer, Station Nine (Working Title) , Criterion Theatre , Greg Mosse
2015 Self/ Writer, Trouble and Strife , Words and Women , Adina Levay
Stage Tour
2009 Gemma, Feeling Good , Wooden Hill , Cally Lawrence
2009 Cavale, Cowboy Mouth , Peppermint Muse , Lisa White
2005 Librarian, Roses and Morphine , Point Blank Theatre , Liz Tomlin
2004 Kay, Operation Wonderland , Point Blank Theatre , Liz Tomlin
2003 Chorus, Bacchae , Actors of Dionysus , Marcello Magni
2003 Chorus, Medea , Actors of Dionysus , David Stuttard
2003 Helen of Troy, Trojan Woman , Actors of Dionysus , Tamsin Sasha
2003 Chorus, Grave Gifts , Actors of Dionysus , David Stuttard
Film
2012 Tanya de Villeneuve, Vampire Guitar , Richardo X , Richard Pawelko
2012 Ludmilla, Vampire Guitar , Richardo X , Richard Pawelko
2009 Mary Ryder, Absent , Dreamthinkspeak , Tristian Sharps
2004 Katrina, Landlubbers , Bubble Up Media , Roy Petersen
2002 Yobi, Tubular Inc , Bubble Up Media , Roy Petersen
TV
2009 Hug Fairy, The Napoleon Complex , Bubble Up TV , Roy Petersen
2003 Flat Buyer, My Hero , BBC , John Stroud
Commercial
2014 Mum, Visiting Grandpa , The Silver Line , Chris Thomas
2013 Mother with buggy, Flybe , Flybe
Video
2007 Saint Ethel, Ely Cathedral , LST Productions , Tim Dendy
Stills Photography
2014 Model, Photo Shoot , Nigel Bird Photography , Nigel Bird
2014 Model, 18th and 19th Century Period Hair Design , Creative Media Skills , Lou Sheppard
2010 Model, Still - 2/8 , Kristy Gosling
Radio
2005 Mrs Hippiriva, Turbo Tina , Independent Production , Tim Gambrell
Voice Over
2015 Female Voice, From Paradise To Hell , Andrew Weedon
2006 Narrator, Yes, Routemaster! , Independent , Steve Jackman
2005 Mrs Hippiriva, Turbo Tina , Independent Production , Tim Gambrell
2001 Barbara, Threesome - Animation Comedy , Siriol Productions , Robin Lyons
Corporate
2013 Paramedic, Training Video for Mangar , Gingenious Productions , Ben Smith
2013 Carehome Worker, Training Video for Mangar , Gingenious Productions , Ben Smith
2011 Viewer/ Client, Understanding a TIR session , TIRA , Marian Volkman
2009 Role-play Performer, Medical Roleplay , Clarimed , Claire Duncan
2008 Rachel Powell, Murder Mystery , Wooden Hill , Matt Monk

Skills

Accents & Dialects

RP*, Southern USA, Australian-Standard, Southern England, Cockney*, Standard USA, London*, Home Counties*

Languages

English*

Music

Piano

Dance

Freestyle Dance, Yoga*, Burlesque, Aerobics*, 5 Rhythms

Singing

Lyrical, Belt

Sports

Swimming, Running*, Netball, Yoga*, Stage Combat, Tennis, Pilates*, Field Hockey

Performance skills

Voice Over*, Role Play*, Street Theatre*, Poetry Reading*, Clown, Commedia dell'Arte, Physical Theatre*, Outdoor Performances*, Childrens Theatre*, Mask*

Vehicle Licenses

Car Driving Licence

Other skills

Photgraphic Model, Counselling, Alexander Technique, Computer Literate, Comedy, Devising, Improvisation, Writer

Training

PERFORMANCE TRAINING

The London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA):
Initiation and Advanced Course 2005-07, Lecoq based movement course covering - Acting, Physical Theatre, Mime, Clowning, Mask (full and half mask), Movement Analysis, Improvisation, Devising, Alexander Technique, Acrobatic Tumbling, Writing for the Stage and Voice Training.

Central School of Speech and Drama, London:
BA Hons Drama and Education 1999 - 2000, covering performance and drama teacher training with weekly voice/ movement classes and placements in school and arts settings.

Other Performance Training/ Practical Workshops:
Masked Performance and Physical Theatre for Teachers - Trestle Theatre Co.
Physical Theatre - Marcello Magni
Physical Theatre and Clowning - Linda Kerr Scott
Physical Theatre - Lorna Marshall
Masked Performance - Toby Welcher
Commedia Dell'Arte - Did Hopkins
The Language of Tragedy - Clare Higgins
Comic Timing - Maureen Lipman
Performing Comedy - Victoria Wood
Voice Performance - Cicely Berry
Performing on Camera - Denis Lawson
Burlesque Dance and Hula Hoop - Tempest Rose, Viva Misadventure and Polestars.
Pilates/ Yoga/ Jazzercise/ Body Jam - weekly classes

WRITING TRAINING

The University of Cardiff, 2010-11
Creative Writing and Scripting TV Drama

The University of Hertfordshite, 2009-10
Creative and Autobiographical Writing - From Fact to Fiction.

The Royal Court Theatre, London, 2006
The Young Writer's Programme

Other Writing Training/ Practical Writing Workshops attended:

Writing for the West End - Greg Mosse
Writing for the Screen - Linda La Plante
Writing and Performing - Harold Pinter
Writing for TV - Meera Syal
Writing for Stage and Screen - Stephen Poliakoff
Writing for the Stage - Tom Stopppard
Writing for the Stage - Dominic Cooke
Scriptwriting and Final Draft - Ian Staples
Script Structure - Tim Price
Creative Writing - Claire F. Hobba