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Lyla Edgar

Lyla
Edgar

Height: 146cm

Hair Colour: Auburn

Eye Colour: Blue

Age: 10

Bio

Appeared as Orphan Molly and July in musical theatre productions of AnnieKids. Played Nigel in musical Matilda Junior and will play Matilda in March. Achieved distinction in Grade 2 and 3 London College of Music examinations in singing. Merit in ABRSM Grade 1 Violin and Grade 1 RAD ballet examinations.

Qualifications

Shelley Lowry – Acting for Screen
Midlands Drama Agency (MDA) – Voice Lessons
Nicola Campbell School of Ballet
Education Authority Instrumental Teaching
Service – Violin

Skills

Accents & Dialects: Native:Irish-Northern

High standard:London

Music & Dance:

Highly skilled: Singing (general), Soprano

Skilled: Ballet, Choral Singing, Dance (general), Harmony Singing, Jazz Dancing, Mezzo-Soprano, Pop Singing, Violin

Performance:

Highly skilled: Musical Theatre

Skilled: Gymnastics, Hockey (field), Horse-riding (pony/small horse), Netball

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Jade O’Neill

Jade
O'Neill

Height: 158cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

Playing Age: 25-35 Years

Bio

Jade attended the Drama Studio Foundation course at The Lyric Belfast and classes at the Crescent Art Centre with Diane Graham at Belfast Talent Agency.

Furthering her education, she pursued a Bsc Hons in Fashion Management and completed a fashion placement in London. During this time, she also attended the London Film School, specializing in Acting for Camera with Brian Deacon on weekends.

Subsequently, Jade moved to Dubai to work for Emirates airline. While in Dubai, she broadened her acting skills, when not flying by attending the New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi, focusing on Meisner technique and on camera work with Norman B Schwartz.

Her first commercial credit was for the Dubai Shopping Festival campaign
with the Majid Al Futtaim group.

In 2021, Jade made the decision to resign from her flying career to pursue acting
professionally. She relocated to Glasgow and completed an Intensive Professional
Diploma in Stage and Screen at ACS, which is Spotlight accredited.

Her acting accomplishments include performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in plays such as ‘The Night Witches’ where she portrayed the lead character Lilya Litvyak, and a cabin attendant in ‘The Caledonian Sleeper’, which was recorded on demand for
the festival. Additionally, she played roles in various other theatre productions at The
Old Gym Theatre, including Lucy in Blue by Joe Ward Munrow and Stella in A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams.

In 2023, Jade’s credits include roles in a music video directed by MK Freelance Films, the Christmas campaign commercial for Galgorm hotel, and a commercial spec for Archer Productions called ‘Worlds Apart’. 

Jade has also undergone additional training, including a ten-week intensive acting for screen course with Louise Kiely Casting, private coaching and workshops with DavidScott, screen acting masterclass at Bow Street with Gerry Grennell and a screen combat course with Take 3 Action Academy.

Additionally, she placed 6th place in the world at Swimsuit USA, representing Dubai in
Mexico. She has also been a finalist in Miss NI and Miss Ireland Universe.

Theatre

Edinburgh Fringe Festival in plays such as ‘The Night Witches’ where she portrayed the lead character Lilya Litvyak, and a cabin attendant in ‘The Caledonian Sleeper’, which was recorded on demand for the festival. Additionally, she played roles in various other theatre productions at The Old Gym Theatre, including Lucy in Blue by Joe Ward Munrow and Stella in A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams.

Film & TV

2023 Music video directed by MK Freelance Films, the Christmas campaign commercial for Galgorm hotel, and a commercial spec for Archer Productions called ‘Worlds Apart’.

Qualifications

Diploma in Stage and Screen at ACS

Training

Acting for screen course with Louise Kiely Casting, private coaching and workshops with David Scott, screen acting masterclass at Bow Street with Gerry Grennell and a screen combat course with Take 3 Action Academy.

New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi, focusing on Meisner technique and on camera work with Norman B
Schwartz.

 

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Roise Quinn

Róise
Quinn

Height: 126cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

Age: 7

 

2023 Fáilte Feirste Thiar
Bayview Media – Featured Girl
Director Martin Keenan

2003 Féile an Phobail
Bayview Media – Featured Girl
Director Martin Keenan

2022 Fáilte Feirste Thiar
Online Commercial

2022 Féile an Phobail 
Advertisement – Director Martin Keenan

2022 Pléisiúr Na Séasúir
Staring role – Cailin na Séasúir
Director Siun Mhic Aoidh

2022 Recipe for Disaster
Staring role – Flower Girl
Director Zoe Seaton

 

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native)/Northern*Irish

Languages: English, Irish

American-Standard, Cockney, English-Standard, Irish-Standard

Acro, Ballet, Commercial Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Irish Step, Lyrical Dance, Street Dance, Street Jazz, Tap

Gaelic Football, Hurling, Jiu Jitsu, Swimming

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Noa Baurain

Noa
Baurain

Height: 178cm

Hair Colour: Brown Auburn

Eye Colour: Light Blue

Age: 17

Bio

Primarily a singer, Noa has been attending performances classes from the age of 9.

Credits:

‘Rain’ in Channel 5 seris ‘Ellis’ which is currently in pre-production 2024.

Training:

SRC – Music Performance and Production

Trinity College London – Rock and Pop Grade 8

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Billie Graham

Billie
Graham

Height: 158cm

Hair Colour: Dark Blonde

Eye Colour: Blue

Playing Age: 12-15 Years

Bio

Billie has attended acting lessons for several years.  Billie also enjoys singing and dancing.

Theatre

2022 ‘Free Your Soul’ The Mac Theatre Belfast Dir: Shelley Lowry

2023 ‘Above All Else” The Mac Theatre Belfast Dir: Shelley Lowry

Training

Acting and Theatre Group Lessons with The Shelley Lowry School

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Mary McGurk

Mary
McGurk

Height: 163cm

Eye Colour: Blue

Playing Age: 25-35 years

Bio

Mary is an actor, writer and theatre maker from Belfast. She began her love for theatre in The Rainbow Factory School of Performing Arts and later trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated with a Distinction in MA Acting (Classical). She has also trained in Meisner Technique with Scott Williams and Acting with Passion with Niki Flacks.

She could most recently be seen in The Stage’s 4 Star review of Tinderbox’ ‘Rhino’ at The Lyric Theatre Belfast. She has toured across the UK and performed in London’s West End with The Play That Goes Wrong. 

Mary has written an award winning play ‘Coco’ which toured with Replay Theatre Company and is designed for young people with disabilities and additional needs. She has a lot of experience working with this audience group. She has worked extensively with Replay Theatre Company and has been part of the core development team for projects. 

Theatre

2023 Rhino – Dudard and ensemble, director Patrick J’O’Reilly (Tinderbox Theatre Co)

2022 The Play That Goes Wrong Understudy Annie/Sandra, Director Sean Turner UK TOUR (Mischief Theatre)

2022 Scarecrow Walk 2022 The Elf’s Christmas Emporium Director Gary Crossan (Cahoots NI)

2022 Thaw, 2021 Coco, 2019 Tribe, 2020 Dancing at The Disco, 2019 Crossing The Lines (Replay Theatre Company)

2023 Fallen Women, 2020 A Walk in the Park, Playboy of the Western World, The Crucible (Lyric Theatre, Belfast)

2019 The Right Twig (Fighting Words at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast)

1984, Alice in Wonderland (Escapade Theatre Company) 

Tv & Film

2019 Marcella S3 (ITV/NETFLIX)

2019 My Left Nut (BBC)

2021 Dancing at The Disco (Replay-Childrens Festival)

Short Film Includes:

Forever, Fractured (Funky Buddha Productions)

Your Number’s Up (Big Hug Productions)

Sweets for Strangers (Public Solitude)

Training & Skills

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama MA Acting

Accents & Dialects: (* = native)  Northern Irish* RP, general northern English, southern Irish, American standard, Cockney.

Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Dance, Dance (general), Freestyle Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Street Dance.

Merit BADC Standard, Children’s Theatre, Clown, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Commedia Dell’Arte, Mask, Meisner Technique, Physical Comedy, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Role Play, Story Telling, Street Theatre.

Cycling, Stage Combat, Swimming, Yoga.

 

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Cat Barter

Cat
Barter

Height: 158cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

Playing Age: 25-35 Years

Bio

Cat is an accomplished actor, a versatile and experienced musician (vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer), a writer and theatre maker from Northern Ireland. She graduated with a Drama Degree before completing a Post-Grad Intensive Performer Training Course (Pilot) at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Her most recent credits include a 6-week run of the New York Times critic’s pick of the week GOOD VIBRATIONS; her debut pantomime role in CINDERELLA; and a national tour of the critically acclaimed two-hander, THE BORDER GAME.

Cat has worked as an actor and a creative development artist for numerous Northern Irish theatre companies over the course of her career. She has toured extensively at local, national and international levels.

As a freelance musician, she plays a number of instruments to a live performance standard. Cat is a strong and confident lead vocalist, with a natural ability to blend into a capella vocal harmony groups of varying sizes and styles. She has composed music and lyrics for a series of theatre adventures and enjoys collaborating with other artists on songwriting projects. Her original music has been featured in the BBC2NI drama series SEACHT.

Cat is passionate about connecting with underserved audiences and engaging with disadvantaged communities. She has a wealth of experience making and performing work for early years audiences and for young people with complex needs. In the past four years she has been repeatedly commissioned by Place To Wonder to write and perform outdoor theatre adventures for SureStart families; for the Belfast MELA celebrations; and for The Starling Collective who work with refugees and asylum seekers. Cat volunteers as a choir leader for the Foster Care Association and this year they took home the 2nd place trophy in a national competition.

Cat regularly attends workshops and masterclasses with locally based and world renowned practitioners to keep her curiosity and playful spirit alive. She has written successful funding applications for research and development on various artistic projects.

Cat was chosen to create a piece of ‘art as a vehicle for change’ for the 2022 Imagine Belfast Festival of Politics and Ideas. She used the Special Festival Bursary to research, write, produce and perform What They Might Be, a “gig-theatre” show exploring the science of human connection and it’s impacts on society. All of the music was inspired by songwriting sessions with young people excluded from mainstream education. The lyrics came from their words, observations from their teachers, an interview with a neuroscientist and a social science research paper from Queen’s University. The audience were invited to step out of their comfort zone and reflect on their own interactions with young people. They were confronted with uncomfortable truths and challenged to make changes. After the show’s premiere at the festival she was invited to share the work with The Creative Learning Team at Edinburgh City Council; with the Songwriting MA tutor at INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PERFORMANCE; and as a special performance during TEDxQUB.

 

Theatre

2023 GOOD VIBRATIONS Irish Arts Centre, NYC

Multi-roling Actor/Musician

Roles of Marilyn/Punk/Nun/Record Executive/Mrs. Sharkey/Siouxsie Soux

Vocals (Lead/Harmony), Tambourine, Keyboard, Guitars (Bass/Acoustic/Electric)

Lyric Theatre – Des Kennedy

2023 GOOD VIBRATIONS Grand Opera House 

As Above

2022 CINDERELLA GBL Productions

Supporting Lead Actor/Musician

Role of Priscilla – Vocals (Lead/Harmony)

Stephen Beggs

2021 THE BORDER GAME (Irish Tour)

Role of Sinead Lead Actor

Prime Cut & Lyric Theatre

Emma Jordan

2021 A FAIRY BIG ADVENTURE

Lead Actor/Musician Role of Flora the Summer Fairy

Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Place To Wonder

Cat Barter & Sam Porciello

2020 SEASHELL STORIES

Supporting Lead Actor/Musician Role of Shelly the Mermaid

Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Place To Wonder

Cat Barter & Sam Porciello

2019 WINTER WONDERLAND

Lead Actor/Musician Role of Flora the Winter Fairy

Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Place To Wonder

Cat Barter & Sam Porciello

2018 SECRETS OF THE RAVINE

Supporting Actor/Musician Role of Mermaid

Acoustic Guitar

Place To Wonder

Cat Barter

2017 THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Monologue/Ensemble Strut and Bellow

Jo Egan

2016 INCY WINCY

Actor/Musician Vocals (A Capella Trio)

Spider Puppeteer

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures

Anna Newell

2016 BLISS (WORLD FESTIVAL OF THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)

Actor/Musician Role of Barbara the Mermaid

Vocals (Lead/Ensemble), Ukelele

Replay Theatre Company

Anna Newell

2015 SNOOZLE & THE LULLABUGS

Actor/Musician Role of Billie Lullabug

Vocals (A Capella Trio)

Replay Theatre Company

Janice Kernoghan

2015 TINY (SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR)

Actor/Musician Vocals (A Capella Trio)

Puppetry (Firefly/Mouse/Dog)

Replay Theatre Company & Magnet Theatre Cape Town

Anna Newell

2014 BABBLE (NEW VICTORY THEATRE, 42ND STREET STUDIOS, NYC)

Actor/Musician Vocals (A Capella Quartet)

Replay Theatre Company

Anna Newell

2014 TINY (UK & Ireland Tour)

As above

2014 WHERE ARE WE GOING (Durational Improv)

Devising Ensemble Actor

Curious Doings

2013 BLISS (NI Tour)

As above

2012 BABBLE (NI & Wales Tour)

As above

2012 HUZZIES

Supporting Lead – Actor/Musician Role of Claire

Vocals (Lead/Harmony), Kazoo, Stylophone, Acoustic Guitar

Tinderbox

Mick Duke

2012 WAR OF THE WORLDS

Actor/Musician Role of Mystery Sister

Vocals (1940s Style A Capella Trio), Guitar

Wireless Mystery Theatre

Aislinn Clarke

2011 BUTTERFLY & CATERPILLAR

Lead Actor/Musician Role of Butterfly

Vocals, Xylophone

Young At Art Events

David Grant

2011 A CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Multi-roling Actor/Musician Roles of Mystery Sister/Groom/Della

Vocals(1940s Style A Capella Trio), Guitar

Wireless Mystery Theatre

Aislinn Clarke

2010 THE SCHOOL UNDERNEATH

Multi-roling Actor Milly/Evil Dinner Lady

Replay Theatre Company

Anna Newell

2010 ALL THAT I AM

Supporting Lead Actor Role of Chelsea

First Steps Women’s Centre

2009 THREE WOMEN

Lead Actor Role of Third Voice

C21 Theatre Company

Peter Quigley

2009 STEPPING STONES

Supporting Lead Actor Role of Inner Voice

First Steps Women’s Centre

2009 WE ARE NOT AFRAID

Devising Ensemble Actor

Curious Doings

Anna Newell

2009 HOW TOM BEAT CAPTAIN NAJORK AND HIS HIRED SPORTSMEN

Devising Ensemble ActorRole of Sportsman

Curious Doings

Anna Newell

2008 BE MY BABY

Supporting Lead Actor/Musician Role of Norma

Vocals (6 partA Capella Group)

The Lyric Theatre

Anna Newell

2007 ANTIGONE

Nonspeaking Role of Soldier

Prime Cut

Owen McCafferty

2006 WHATS IN A NAME?

Lead/Supporting Lead Actor (Multiple Casts) Role of Catherine & Alicja

Art of Regeneration Project

2006 COLLECTORS

Lead Actor Role of Kate/Serial Killer

Trouble Joe Theatre Company

Patrick Sanders

Film & TV

2014 DOTING (Short)

Lead Actor Role of Maisie

PJ Hart & NI Screen – Michael Shannon

2011 ONE NIGHT (Short)

Supporting Actor Role of Mum

NI Film School – Cathy Brennan-Bradley

2011 THE CHASE (Short)

Lead Actor Role of The Cat

15 Second Film Festival – Rachel Mussett

2010 BRENDAN SMYTH: BETRAYAL OF TRUST (TV)

Supporting Actor Role of Catherine

Hole In The Wall Gang – Michael McDowell

2009 CRASH SERVICES: BREAKDOWN SERVICE VIDEO Commercial

Lead Actor Role of Driver

Relive Productions – Donagh McKeown

2009 CRASH SERVICES: ACCIDENT ADVICE Commercial

Lead Actor Role of Driver

Relive Productions – Donagh McKeown

Radio/Voice/ADR

2014 ORDINARY LOVE (Feature Film)

ADR Actor Roles of Nurse/Radio Presenter

Out Of Orbit

Lisa Barros D’Sa

2012 BROUGHT TO LIGHT

Supporting Lead Actor Role of Laura

BBC NI Radio Drama

Heather Larmour

BBC NORMAN BEATON FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Finalist

Qualifications

Post Graduate Intensive Performer Training (Pilot) – Queens University

BA Drama – Queen’s University

HND Peforming Arts – BIFHE

ND Performing Arts – Newry Technical College

Training

ClownLab – Amadan

The Mythic Imagination: Creative Writing with Adam Wyeth – Irish Writers Centre

Ignite and Reignite: Creative Writing with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald – Irish Writer’s Centre

Manifest Residency – Amadan

Introduction to Forest School – Wandering Wild

Not Another Clown Course – Amadan

Mothers In Music – Oh Yeah Belfast

Principles of Physical Comedy Masterclass – Jos Houben hosted by Amadan at The Lyric

ClownLab – Amadan

Bouffon Masterclass – Philippe Gaulier hosted by Amadan

Early Years Philosophical Enquiry – The Mac

Pro-Tools 110 – Alchemea

Recording Techniques – Marcel van Limbeek at Alchemea

Sound Live – Princes Trust

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Hannah Briercliffe

Hannah
Briercliffe

Height: 162cm

Hair Colour: Blonde

Eye Colour: Hazel

Playing Age: 16-26 Years

Hannah Briercliffe

Bio

Hannah Briercliffe is a Liverpool native actress currently living in Ireland. She has bases in Liverpool, NI & London.

Hannah trained at The Lyric Drama Studio and Bow Street Academy.

Hannah first appeared in ‘My Morning Routine’ (2021) one woman experimental short won 15 awards & screenings, x3 BAFTA qualifying festivals: Belfast film festival, London short film fest and BFI London film fest. 

In 2022 it was one of 3 screened & Q&A with VivaFever & Gurls-Talk in Soho. For depicting women’s mental health, and social struggles through film.
https://georgiecowan-turner.co.uk/work/mymorningroutine

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Anna Murphy

Anna
Murphy

Height: 154cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Blue

Age: 23

Playing Age: 16-25 Years

Experience

Currently appearing as Young Much in the graduate production of Robin Hood and Marian in the Redgrave Theatre, Bristol. Prior to training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Anna attended The Shelley Lowry School since age 3. Professional credits include The Man Who Invented Christmas (feature film) appearing as Tara/The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Bully (short film) appearing as Alison, At Water’s Edge (TV drama) appearing as Chloe.

Film & Tv

2012, At Waters Edge – Role of Chloe – BBC Primetime Drama, Mammoth Screen, Dir: Terry Loane

2017, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Role of Tara/The Ghost of Christmas Past 

2022, The Bully – Short Film – Role of Alison, Beezer Productions, Dir: Joe McStravick

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) Northern Irish*, American-California, American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Belfast, Cockney, Dublin, Heightened RP, Irish-Southern, Liverpool, London, RP

 

Skills: Ballet, Choral Singing, Commercial Dance, Jazz Dancing, Lyrical Dance, Modern Dance, Period Dancing, Soprano, Tap. Audio Books, Audio Drama, BADC Standard, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Public Speaking, Sight-Reading (non-musical), Voice Acting, Voice Over. Netball, Swimming, Yoga.
 
Car Driving Licence

 

Training

BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL, BA Professional Acting, 3 years, 2020 – 2023

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Elaine Duncan

Elaine
Duncan

Height: 165cm

Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

Playing Age: 40-50 Years

Bio

Elaine is from, and is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
She studied Performing Arts at BIFHE, before moving to Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland to continue her education, graduating with a 2:1 BA (Hons) Degree in Creative Arts Studies – majoring in Drama, and minoring in Art.

Whilst still at University, Elaine was a co-founder of Rucksack Theatre Company which devised and performed site specific Theatre in Education plays for local Primary school children, in conjunction with the West End Safety Team.

Elaine has extensive Theatre experience, and has toured with productions all over the UK and Ireland, as well as to the USA. She has worked with numerous local Theatre companies during her 25+ year career including Spanner in The Works, Accidental Theatre, Bruiser Theatre Company, Tinderbox and Wireless Mystery Theatre – she also sang with WMT as a member of the Mystery Sisters, a 3 part harmony trio, performing adverts in the “radio” Intervals during the performances.

Elaine created and performed the “30 Musical Minutes” and “Showreel” singing shows as part of the ArtsCare Here and Now Health and Wellbeing Festival for Older People which was funded by the Public Health Agency.

An experienced Voice Over Artist, Elaine voiced News Announcer “Tonya Drainer” in Weird Sisters (BBC Two Minute Masterpiece) & “Nurse” in Chemo Express, a 6 part audio play by Sarah Lyle. She is regularly heard over the airwaves voicing commercials for TV and Radio.
In 2004, Elaine was selected as one of the first team of Clown Doctors in Northern Ireland, a role she continues today.

Making regular visits to the Acute Children’s wards in hospitals and health care settings across Northern Ireland, as “Dr Twinkle” she and her colleagues create a little bit of silliness and contained chaos on the wards, helping to lift the spirits of the children, their families and visitors as well as the staff members.