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Physical details

Gender: Female

Eye colour: Blue

Hair colour: Red

Hair length: Medium

Playing age: 24 - 32 years

Actual age: 32

Height: 5ft 6ins

Weight: 57kg

Build: Thin

Location: Scotland

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White

Biography

Morna is a Scottish actor (Highlands) who trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. During this time, she worked with directors including David Leland (Land Girls) and Rupert Such (EastEnders). Morna played the Serving Girl (solo singer/musician) in the National Theatre of Scotland’s CALEDONIA (Directed by Anthony Neilson) as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. Other credits include Theresa in Channel 4’s SCIENCE SCAMS, Roma in the devised VAGABOND’S VOYAGE and roles for companies including BBC Worldwide, GMTV, Oberon Theatre, Rok Motion and Connected Pictures. She is an associate artist of the Out of Darkness Theatre Company with credits including Helena in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Doric Narrator in C.R.I.E OUT and Storyteller/Musician in KATHAKALI (for which she co-composed the soundtrack). Morna is also a trained singer (mez-sop) and highly skilled in many instruments (including grade 8 flute, violin, piccolo and percussion). She has a background in folk music and specializes in this area. She is also experienced in TV/Radio presenting, voice-over, musical theatre, improvisation and physical theatre/devising.

Credits

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Stage
2013 Louise, B-Roads , Play Pieces , Lindsay Brown
2013 Susie, ETV , ODTC , Tina McGeever
2013 Metua, Tahiti , APA , Jeremy Tustin
2012 Scarlet, Colour Factor , Play Pieces , Carol Walker
2011 Fern, The Shop , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2011 The Fiddler, Mary Queen of Scots (Liz Lochead) , Royal Lyceum/Dundee Rep , Tony Cownie
2011 Rachel, Bel Ami , Ruby in the Dust , Linnie Reedman
2011 Puppeteer, The Table R&D , Blind Summit , Blind Summit
2011 Rose, Back to the Future , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2010 Mrs Crombie, The Shop , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2010 Sarah, A Life Of My Own , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2010 Actor musician, Caledonia , National Theatre of Scotland , Anthony Neilson
2010 Maggie, Identity , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2010 Storyteller/musician, Kiritam , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2009 Musician/deviser, Kathakali: Workshops , Out of Darkness Theatre , Kala Chethena Kathakali
2009 Choir, Broadway & Beyond , Broadway & Beyond , Michelle Hutchings
2009 Roma/Musician, Vagabond's Voyage , Little Wonder , Jane Packman
2008 Storyteller/Musician, Kathakali: The Hunter's Story , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2008 Miss Banks, The Last Maharaja , Imperial Productions , David Phipps-Davis
2008 Doric woman/musician, C.R.I.E Out , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2008 Helena , A Midsummer Night's Dream , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2007 Dame, Cinderella , Pyramid Productions , Joseph Symons
2006 Glafira/Violinist, Man Under the Bed , Oberon Theatre Co/Calders Bookshop Theatre , Dimitar Stoyanov
2006 Glafira/Violinist, Someone Else's Wife , Oberon Theatre Co/Calders Bookshop Theatre , Dimitar Stoyanov
2006 Anna, Closer , CSSD, London , Aaron Swartz
2005 Alison, Trainspotting , CSSD, London , Amanda Brennan
2005 Whore, Edmond , CSSD, London , Aaron Swartz
2004 Isabella, Measure for Measure , Sheffield Drama Studio , Kate Rutter
2003 Cassie, Bold Girls , Sheffield University , Kate Rutter
Voice Over
2013 Soloist, The Fishwives Choir , Delicious PR , Jane Dolby
2012 Musician/singer, Speyside Sessions , Speyside Sessions , Kevin McKidd
2009 Roma, Vagabond's Voyage: Radio recording , Little Wonder , Katherine Maxwell-Cook
Stage Tour
2011 Monkey/Musician, The Clock Master , Sparkle & Dark , Henry Maynard
2008 Fairy Godmother, Cinderella , Pyramid Productions , Joseph Symons
TV
2011 Young Mum, British Heart Foundation , TwoFour , Richard Wallis
2010 Friend, 2 True Competition , GMTV , Tania Taylor
2008 Attack victim, GMTVs Pride of Britain Awards , ITV , Stuart McFeat
2007 Poker Player, Poker Instructional Series , ROK Entertainment Group , Scott Jaworski
2006 Theresa Clay, Science Scams (pre-production) , Clarity Productions/Channel 4
Film
2010 Girl, Girl, Guy, Guido , Lorcan Fox , Lorcan Fox
2010 Debbie, Getting Ready , Out of Darkness Theatre , Tina McGeever
2008 Jess, Heaven , UCCA , Kirnay Bhatt
2008 The Nurse, The Healer , Metropolitan Film School , Natalia Ognjenovic
2008 Kaye, Choices , RDT Productions , Robby Haynes
2006 The Beggar, In the Dark , Burrows films , Kier Burrows
2006 Caroline, Cleaner , CSSD, London , George Milton
2006 Mother, Stereotypes , Warwick Productions, London , Aaron Warwick
2006 Florence/Violinist, Cup of Love , McGeary Films, London , Andrew McGeary
2006 Maggie, Naked , CSSD, London , Amanda Brennan
2006 Jo, The Pumpkin Eater , CSSD, London , Amanda Brennan
2006 Natalie, Mememto , CSSD, London , Amanda Brennan
2006 Martha, The Children's Hour , CSSD, London , Aaron Swartz
2006 Norah Wilkinson, The Symporium , New York Film Academy , Aaron Warwick
2006 Holly, Mental , New York Film Academy , Wai Kit Kun
2006 Stephanie Anderson, Duet for One , CSSD, London , Rupert Such
2006 Sis, Under Siege aka choices , CSSD, London , Rupert Such
2006 June, Off Out , CSSD, London , Rupert Such
2006 Prue Lumley, The Land Girls , CSSD, London , Brian Parsons/David Leland
2006 Ella (Lady) Macbeth, Shakespeare Retold: Macbeth , CSSD, London , Lucy Cash
Corporate
2009 Interviewee, Hay's Training Video , The Mill Group , Jim Titterington
2009 Radio Journalist, FSB Training , The Media Suite , Chris Doggett
2008 Secretary, UNISON Guidence Publication , UNISON , Chris Taylor
2008 Excited Girl, Vinspired , Pulse Films , Paul Murphy
2007 Presenter, Various Interent Channels , Net 121 , Vanessa Williams
2007 Victoria McKay (victim), Domestic Abuse video , Dept of Constitutional Affairs , Ollie Solman
2006 Bullying Friend, PC World , Connected Pictures , Peter Penny
Commercial
2007 Yoga Girl, Beat the Bullying , Media Trust Productions , The Community Channel
Tie
2007 Presenter, Shp for Schools , Shp for Schools , Mike Marshall
2007 Rachel Foster, The Enterprise Show , Theatre And , Clare Mitchell

Skills

Accents & Dialects

Dublin, RP, Northern Irish*, Standard USA*, Northern*, Californian, Belfast*, Southern Irish, Yorkshire, Scottish*, Manchester

Languages

French, Gaelic

Music

Piano, Flute, Violin

Singing

Mezzo soprano

Other skills

Kickboxing, Muscular, Singer, Solo Singer, Dance Solo, Running, Musician, Voice Demo, Dancer, Video

Training

Central School of Speech & Drama - MA Acting for Screen - 1 Year - 2005-2006
University of Sheffield - BA Journalism (TV Specialism) - 3 Years - 2002-2005
Elgin Academy - Higher Drama - 1 Year - 2001
The University of Sheffield - Theatre Studies (Theory & Practice)