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Ruth Connelly

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Physical details

Gender: Female

Eye colour: Blue

Hair colour: Blonde

Hair length: Medium

Playing age: 30 - 38 years

Actual age: 41

Height: 5ft 6ins

Weight: 58kg

Build: Thin

Location: London

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White

Biography

Ruth Connelly trained at the Poor School and since graduating has worked on numerous theatre productions and several short films. She recently appeared in Horla Theatre Company’s acclaimed devised show “GRIMMS 2003” (excellent reviews including 3 stars in both The Guardian and The Times) in which she danced and sang solo and played clarinet as well as acted a range of parts, including the Wicked Queen in “Snow White”. Of Scottish and Irish parentage, she specialises in playing intense, vulnerable or quirky parts and also has a real gift for comedy. Her performance in John Godber’s “Teechers”, at the Bull Theatre Barnet and the Pump House Theatre Watford, was described as “very funny indeed” by the Watford Times. She also played the part of Rose in “Dancing at Lughnasa” with relish, the title role in “Yerma” and Anna Corsi in Pirandello’s “The Doctor’s Duty”, of which the Camden New Journal reviewer wrote “It is the leading lady who impresses most … Ruth Connelly commanding a presence rarely seen in fringe theatre”. She also has a compelling screen presence and an appearance which lends itself to roles in period drama as well as modern professional women.

Credits

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Stage
2012 Jane, You Once Said Yes , Look Left Look Right , Mimi Poskitt
2012 Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing , Fast & Loose , David Cottis
2012 Helen, Holding On to Helen , OTB Productions , Faye Merralls
2006 Hedda, Hedda Gabler , Wildfire Theatre Company , Elizabeth Park
2006 Mary, The Memory of Water , Dark Edge Theatre , Jeremy Sheffer
2003 Various, Grimms , Horla Theatre Company at Greenwich Playhouse , Alistair Green
2002 Anna, The Doctor's Duty , Central Space Theatre , Daniel Ghossain
2002 Hobby, Teechers , Dandelion Arts Co, Bull Theatre, Barnet , Tony James
2002 Various Roles, Grimms II , Horla Theatre Company, Rose & Crown Theatre , Alistair Green
2002 Lady/Mari, Everywoman , Otherwise Silent Theatre Co, Barons Court Theatre , Laura McFall
2001 Yerma, Yerma , Diorama Arts Centre , Romilly Walton Masters
2000 Sorceress/Dame/Fairy, Puff the Magic Dragon , Hurricaine Productions/Tour
2000 Karen, Dave's Turn , Together Alone Productions, Union Theatre
1999 Rose Mundy, Dancing at Lughnasa , Workhouse Theatre , Amanda Govey
1999 Young Woman, Travelling Light , Workhouse Theatre , Raz Shaw
1999 Mrs Farley, Playhouse Creatures , Workhouse Theatre , Paul Caister
1998 Olivia, Twelfth Night , Workhouse Theatre , Tony James
Corporate
2010 Businesswoman, Product launch video , Bayer Healthcare
Commercial
2010 Mum, Good News - car breakdown , KFC
Stage Tour
2004 Lady Macbeth, Macbeth , Young Shakespeare Company , Chris Geelan
Film
2002 Fran, Moon , Field Night Productions
2001 Flora McNeil, The Bear , Beholding Eye Productions
2001 Karen, Dave , Kelpie Films
2000 Girl, Under Skin , London International Film School

Skills

Accents & Dialects

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

Languages

German, French

Music

Clarinet

Singing

Alto

Other skills

Skiing, Singer, Musician, Dancer, Horse Riding, Swimming, Video

Training

The Poor School - 2 Year Actors Course - graduated 1999
Ongoing Training at The Actors Centre