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

157 cm / 5ft 2in
over 106 cm / 42 in
70 kg / 154 lbs
Shoe size:
6.0 UK / 7.5 US / 39.5 Euro
White / Caucasian
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96 cm / 38 in
Dress Size:
16 - 18
88 cm / 35in


  • "Fallen" music v ideo : Actress,, Brigton, 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
  • "Home for Christmas" Jumpstart films d. Jamie Patterson. : Mrs Blackstock, Brighton, UK
  • Harper-Collins EFL Books : RecordedQueen Victoria, Catherine the Great and Marie Curie, London, UK
  • See CV below for earlier work., Brighton, UK
  • Grandmothers' Footsteps, Brighton, UK
  • The Sun that Casts No Shadow : Fringe Production, Brighton 2013., Brighton, UK
  • Heart Failure film 2013., Brighton, UK
  • Central School of Speech & Drama : DramaAlso Jr. classes dance Arts Ed, (Cecily Berry, Stephen Joseph etc.), London, UK
  • Cone-Ripman Schools (now Arts Ed) : Basic tap and ballet, but I am ancient!, London, UK



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
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"

"Home for Christmas" Mrs. Blackstock (JumpStart)
Falling (music video 2014) see YouTube
The Bridge Project (charity promotion)(2014)
Golden Halls2 Music video (2014)
2 other unnamed short films.
Bloom (2013)
Corporate film about Heart Failure (West End Studios)
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 & Q Training Film (angry customer)
"Bloom"13,"Heart Failure" 13;"Ghost"12 "School Dinners" 09. "Hidden Truth" "Story of a Mother" and Home Office video. (Epic)08 "Dancer" (solo name part)
"The Flophouse" film serial - Komedia. 08 (SEE WEB)(Simon Wilkinson) YouTube
"Scratch" New feature 08

"The House Project" (Old Katherine)
The Sun that Cast No Shadow (Fringe adaptation Camus) 2013
"Grandmother's Footsteps" Touring verse own entertainment. Brighton Fringe, Arundel, London, Herts.
Midsummer Night's Madness (Shakespeare/Carole Bremson) Old Shepherdess/Waiting woman.
Here Comes the Bride (Nana - Star of Festival award nomination 2010)) Musical 2010
"Enjoy Alan Bennett" Narrator & Reader.
"Family Saga" One-woman poetry show.
"Bye George" New Brian Clark play
(Brighton Pavilion)
Bite-Size Theatre: (06-11)Brighton Glastonbury, Arundel and Edinburgh Festivals; Jermyn St Theatre London- Oxford short plays programmes, (Director/actress)(2006 - 10)
"Push Bar to Open" 03/04 and
"Broadway Calling" Musical revues, Brighton Festivals.
"Assassins" and "Silence and Limelight" Musicals. Ditto
"The Archers' Alternative" Poetry/ prose programmes, West country art centres (Reader/deviser)94-6
"Sylvia Plath" Art/poetry installation Bridport95
The Village Company (Ken Cambell, touring, Various roles.
"Wizard of Oz" (Wicked Witch of the West"
"Sleeping Beauty"(Witch) (Cardiff, Leicester & Brighton)
Theatre in the Round, Scarborough (StephenJoseph, Clifford Williams, Clive Goodwin, David de Keyser)
(Four seasons, leading lady)
Manchester Library Theatre,S Swansea, Dundee, Newcastle, Spennymoor Reps

FILMS (Pre 1980):
Taste the Blood of Dracula (Hammer - Peter Sasdy)
The Clockwork Orange (WarnerBros Kubrik)
The Passing Stranger(Harlequin- Tony Simmons.)
The Secret Tent (Orb films)
TB - The forgotten Disease
Tailored for Timothy. (Eothen films)

The Dales (Glyn Dearman)
Flying Doctor (David Browell)
Likely Lads ,,
Plays. (Michael Bakewell
St Dunstans Verse Drama 05
English Heritage Narration.
And That Hill (series about Corfe Castle)
"Amazing People" EFL series playing Queen Victoria, Eliz 1st, Maria Montessori, Marie Curie, Emmeline Pankhurst, Catherine the Great, Coco Chanel, Florence Nightingale.


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"
"BITE-SIZE" Short plays, Brighton and Edinburgh Glastonbury Festivals 2006-8
BROADWAY CALLING Musical Revue 2004
PUSH BAR TO OPEN ,,,,,,,,, 2003
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.

The Secret Tent (Orb films)

"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 ability:
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.
    4 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