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Shirley JaffePro

Brighton, United Kingdom

Actor, Model, Dancer

2002 returned acting(from teaching drama 20 yrs)& only doing murder mysteries and poetry recitals,except one extraordinary job, singing with Michael Jackson(& unwittingly Jarvis Cocker) at infamous Brit Awards show. Was "spotted" premiering new amateur musical with tiny role, which grew to two when colleague broke leg on first night! Talk about 42nd Street! "You'll go out an OAP and come back a star!" I love acting again, but also enjoy reminiscence sessions with even older folk in Homes around the country. I've won poetry & 2 short story prizes. For 5 years associated White Room Theatre, directing & acting "Bite-Size" plays for Edinburgh, Brighton, West End & Helsinki, + dinner theatre shows. Greek Nun in Emmy winning Little Britain Abroad"; patients in training/medical videos & Aricept commercial, & Irene in Ambleton Delight, winner End of Pier Festival Brit. feature, and recorded narration documentary.Nominated "Star of the Festival" for Nana "Here Comes the Bride" new musical

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Physical Details

Height:
157 cm / 5ft 2in
Hips:
over 106 cm / 42 in
Weight:
70 kg / 154 lbs
Shoe size:
6.0 UK / 7.5 US / 39.5 Euro
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair colour:
Grey
Skin colour:
White
Hair length:
Medium
Eye colour:
Hazel
Hair type:
Wavy
Chest:
96 cm / 38 in
Dress Size:
16 - 18
Waist:
88 cm / 35in

Experience

2014
  • Rita : Role - Mrs Jones Co-star with Rita (Avatar)!, Portsmouth, UK
  • "Fallen" music video : Actress,, Brighton, UK
  • Home for Christmas (Feature film Jumpstart) : Role: Edna Blackstock, cinema owner, Brighton, UK
  • The House Project" site specificd devised play : Brighton Fringe, role: Catherine., Brighton, UK
2013
  • Harper-Collins EFL Books : RecordedQueen Victoria, Catherine the Great and Marie Curie, London, UK
  • See CV below for earlier work., Brighton, UK
  • Grandmothers' Footsteps : Verse entertainment tour, Sussex, Surrey, Herts, London, UK
  • The Sun that Casts No Shadow : Fringe Production, Brighton 2013., Brighton, UK
  • Heart Failure film 2013., Brighton, UK
1954
  • Central School of Speech & Drama : DramaAlso Jr. classes dance Arts Ed, (Cecily Berry, Stephen Joseph etc.), London, UK
1951
  • Cone-Ripman Schools (now Arts Ed) : Basic tap and ballet, but I am ancient!, London, UK

Acting

Shirley

Example of normal RP voice, dialect (Northern English, Dorset and London), plus one commercial.

Acting experience:
  Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
Accents spoken
  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA New York
  • Italian
  • Russian
Union memberships
  • Equity
TV:
Little Britain Abroad
Brit Awards - Michael Jackson's Earth Song cast.(d. Ken Ortega)
Softly Softly
Emergency Ward 10
Honey Lane
First Lady
Secret Army
Softly Softly
Sleepwalkers who Kill (Mum-in-law)
Training videos: TSB, Banks, B & Q, Veterinary Assn.
Internet Virol: Saving Teabags
Ch 4: Cutting Edge Ident
Ch 4 Documentary How to get more sex
Ch 5 Mockumentary: Loving Stationery"

RECENT FILMS:
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Feature Mrs. Blackstock (JumpStart) 2014
FALLING (music video 2014) see YouTube
RITA Portsmouth University Research 2014
GUMSHOE (Mrs Jones) Cambridge Univ. Press DVD 2014
THE BRIDGE PROJECT (charity promotion) 2014
GOLDEN HALLS 2 ( Music video) (2014)
2 other unnamed short films.
BLOOM (2013) short film (Cannes Festival)
HEART FAILURE (West End Studios) 2013/14 Corporate,role play follow up Basel.
Burger King Commercial, Germany only
Night Springs (Short Film) Alice (The Ghost)
AMBLETON DELIGHT "Irene"(Dan Parkes)(Three Festival awards)
OSTEOPOROSIS film, (Doc. for Drs)
RUN WITH THE BOYS (music video)Youtube
LYING DOWN (documentary) Narrator Maggie
NHS Training film"Lost Records"(cancer patient)
SUNDAY DINNER (commercial Paul Dole USA)YT
Police DVD "Response"
B LOOM (Cannes Festival)
Other Short films include
"Ghost"12 "School Dinners" 09. "Hidden Truth" "Story of a Mother" and Home Office video. (Epic)08 "Dancer" (
"THE FLOPHOUSE" film serial - Komedia. 08 (SEE WEB)(Simon Wilkinson) YouTube
"SCRATCH" New feature 08


THEATRE: 2002 -14
"The House Project" (Old Katherine) (The Brighton Laboratory) 2014
The Sun that Cast No Shadow (Fringe adaptation Camus) 2013
"Grandmother's Footsteps" Own verse entertainment. Brighton, Arundel, London, Herts. Uckfield
Midsummer Night's Madness (Shakespeare/Carole Bremson) Old Shepherdess/Waiting woman.)
Here Comes the Bride (Nana - STAR OF FESTIVAL AWARD NOMINATION 2010)) New Musical
"Enjoy Alan Bennett" Narrator & Reader. (Brighton Fringe)
"Bye George" New Brian Clark play (Brighton Pavilion)
Bite-Size Theatre: )Brighton Glastonbury, Arundel and Edinburgh Festivals; Jermyn St Theatre London- Oxford short plays programmes, (Director/actress)(2006 - 2011)
"Push Bar to Open" 2003/2004 and
"Broadway Calling" Musical revues, Brighton Festivals.
"Assassins" and "Silence and Limelight" Musicals. Ditto
(Actress/singer)

THEATRE
The WhoDunnit Company (Murder Mystery hotel tours) Various roles. (1988-2002)
"The Archers' Alternative" Poetry/ prose programmes, West country art centres (Reader/deviser19)94-6
"Sylvia Plath" Art/poetry installation Bridport95
The Village Company (Ken Cambell, touring, Various roles.1975-6)
"Pinocchio" (Clown) 1975-6
"Wizard of Oz" (Wicked Witch of the West"
"Sleeping Beauty"(Witch) (Cardiff, Leicester & Brighton) (1054, 1958)
Theatre in the Round, Scarborough (StephenJoseph, Clifford Williams, Clive Goodwin, David de Keyser)
(Four seasons, leading lady) 1955-8
Manchester Library Theatre, Swansea, Dundee, Newcastle, Spennymoor Reps Various roles.

FILMS (Pre 1980):
FEATURES
TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA (Hammer - Peter Sasdy)
THE CLOCKWORK ORANGE (WarnerBros - Stanley Kubrik)
THE PASSING STRANGER (Harlequin- Tony Simmons.)
THE SECRET TENT (Orb films)
SHORT FILMS
TB - The forgotten Disease
Tailored for Timothy. (Eothen films)

BBC RADIO
The Dales (Glyn Dearman)
Flying Doctor (David Browell)
Likely Lads ,,
Plays. (Michael Bakewell etc.)

VOICE-OVER:
AMAZING PEOPLE EFL Series (Harper-Collins) as Queen Victoria, Eliz First, Catherine the Great,
Marie Curie, Coco Chanel, Emmeline Pankhurst, Florence Nightingale, Maria Montessori (2014Various E-Learning clips (Epic/Leo)
St Dunstans Verse Drama 05
English Heritage Narration.2012

RECORDING:VARIOUS CHILD'S BOOKS
And That Hill (series about Corfe Castle)
Jewish Blind Society Talking Books
The Secret Agent (Film)

Modeling

Modeling experience:
  Beginner, starting out
Osteoporosis patient for Southern Europe campaign for drug company. Canada.
Photo loop character work (Epic). Brochure for housing office (Tower Hamlets) Travel brochure Scarborough (1956)
Model for photography school Regent Street Poly (shows how long ago)
Scarborough summer school.
Various short jobs as aged woman, Brighton.(Epic E=learning tapes)
Infomercial on Classical CD
. "Aged Greta Garbo" in student photoshoot, Salisbury.
Care-UK brochure.(Janie Airie)

Alzeimer's Aricept campaign Still shoot (Pfeiffers) USA (with Commercial) 2010

TV & Reality

COMMERCIAL: ARICEPT (U.S.A.only) Alzeimers grandmother
THIS WEEK "Children of the Revolution"
TONIGHT Books of Hate"
STAGE
"BITE-SIZE" Short plays, Brighton and Edinburgh Glastonbury Festivals 2006-8
BROADWAY CALLING Musical Revue 2004
PUSH BAR TO OPEN ,,,,,,,,, 2003
SILENCE & LIMELIGHT Musical 2002
WHODUNNIT CO. Various murder mysteries
THE ARCHERS ALTERNATIVE Poetry and prose recitals
THE VILLAGE CO. Herts touring
PINOCCHIO Hemel Hempstead
WIZARD OF OZ H, Hempstead
SLEEPING BEAUTY Pantos Cardiff, Brighton, Leicester
THEATRE IN THE ROUND Original four seasons, Scarborough
Rep: Dundee, Newcastle, Swansea, Newcastle, Durham. Spennymoor.

FILM:
The Secret Tent (Orb films "A CLOCKWORK ORANGE" "TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA"
"THE PASSING STRANGER"
RECENT FILM:
"HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" feature "Mrs Blackstone" JumpStart Films.
Video "Falling" (see YouTube)
Golden Halls Video 2 (..)
Ambleton Delight" (Grandmother) d. Dan Parkes
Home Office Film: Miguel Gonzales
Response: (Sussex Police)
Death of a Mother (Student)

Various training films for B & Q, Vet. Association, Epic, West End Studios.
Also voiceovers and photoshoots. including
9 characters in "Amazing People" for Harper Collins (3 editions)
including Queen Victoria, Catherine the Great, Coco Chanel etc.

Dancing

Dancing ability:
  Intermediate
Dance styles
  • Ballroom
  • Tap
Revue and The Boy Friend (Maisie). But limited energy now, age 79! sHIRLEY

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Pelham Associates
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  • ivanjovicevic
    Ivan I have just finished filming a music video in Brighton. Shirley was cast as one of the main roles. She arrived looking exactly as the character required and on time. During filming her performance was nothing short of spectacular, so much so that we only needed one take on most scenes. I would highly recommend Shirley to anyone seeking an actress of her description. She was extremely professional throughout the day and an absolute delight to be around.
    6 months ago
  • davidparker16
    David I have just worked with Shirley on a short, youth-led film project, I would highly recommend her, she was an inspiration on set, and worked with professionalism and sensativity alongside the young people.
    2 years ago