Brigid H

Actor, Model, Pianist, TV Presenter, Radio Presenter

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Audio

Different Voices/accents

5 different voices/accents

Physical Details

Height:
167 cm / 5ft 6in
Hips:
91 cm / 36 in
Weight:
58 kg / 127 lbs
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Green
Chest:
86 cm / 34 in
Hair color:
Blonde
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Short
Waist:
70 cm / 28 in
Hair type:
Straight

Credits

2018
  • Murder mystery play La Volte Theatre : Principal part of Lady M
  • Short film Blind Spot : Doctor (speaking part)
  • Actors workshop weekend : Organiser and participant
  • Short film ‘Mother’ : Journalist speaking part & off screen violinist
  • Short film lead part : Wife caring for husband with dementia (speaking part)
  • Bamalam productions Radio play 50 & Nifty : Maureen- One of the 6 women
  • Intensive scene study classes PWF : Participant - 4 four hour weekly classes with Play with Fire
  • June GMDF voices and accents full day workshop : Course participant
  • Full day voice over masterclass with MAP : Course participant
  • Full day course on professional voice over with MAP : Course participant
  • Violist in pop video with MonaLisa twins : Violist
  • Short film 'That's appealing' : Mother giving advice to son (speaking part)
  • Short film " The One" : Wife Ally being reunited with first love Joe ( speaking part)
  • Short film 'Alex' : Careers adviser ( speaking part) to troubled student
  • Radio play about a football manager's aspirations : Narrator
  • Full length play April - June Pub Quiz is Life by Richard Bean : Baz (principal role)
  • 'An old flame' short film : Wife ( speaking part)
  • Radio documentary on The Holocaust : 2 voice overs, one Glaswegian and one Cheshire
  • Film One day at a time : Therapist ( speaking part) to young girl with abusive father
  • Weekend improvisation work shop with Manchester Actors' Platform with Simon Naylor : Course participant
  • Film documentary on printing V digital : Narrator VO & Glaswegian interviewee
  • Short film Absent Minds, speaking part : Wife of Jonathan, man with 30 second memory
  • Short film - results : Doctor, speaking part
  • Weekend workshop on screen acting with Karen Henthorn : Course participant
  • Cast for Short Film : Teacher, speaking part
  • Jan - March Full length play - Handbagged. Awarded best actress for the season. : Principal role Maggie Thatcher
  • Film "Headlights" : Mother- speaking part
  • Dystopian short film "Rainy Day" : Leading role of mother - speaking part. Also 3 voice overs in different accents for 3 different news readers.
  • Actors' Lab : Acting classes
  • ActUp North : Acting classes
2017
  • Film "Results" : The doctor - speaking part
  • Radio drama - played 3 characters with different accents : Teacher, gran , girlfriend
  • Corporate video : Office boss - speaking part
  • Theatre production ‘Reflections’ at the Lowry : Wrote and performed monologue on midlife crisis
  • Full length play: John Godber Salt of the Earth : Principal role: Annie, the younger sister
  • The History of Spirituality episode 2 by Ross Foad : Voice of ghost
  • Expressionist drama Eye of the Dawn - film about Mata Hari : Speaking part: Mata Hari / nun. Also played violin as background music for several minutes.
  • Full day comedy improv workshop with Liverpool Comedy Improv. : Course participant
  • Full day monologues masterclass with Darren Gordon : Writing and performing monologues
  • Full day voices/ accents workshop with Natalie Grady , Inspire Actors Studio UK : Course participant
  • Promotional video for coffee shop : Young Grandma
  • ActUpNorth : Adult acting classes
  • Jim Cartwright Drama Studio : Adult acting classes
  • Actors Lab : Adult acting classes
  • one act play/ comedy : Principal role - One of the 3 retired ladies
  • Science Fiction film : Voice over
  • WW2 short film : Voice over
  • Corporate on line advert for Michelin car tyres : Woman checking car tyre pressures ( see video)
  • photo shoots : Physiotherapist model, podiatrist patient model, fitness model
2016
  • Various amateur plays : Regular stand in and prompt for local am dram groups. Backstage help , FOH and refreshments help.
2015
  • Full length play : Jim Cartwright play "Two" : Principal role: Landlady & all of the other 6 female characters
  • Full length play: Ayckbourn 'Bedroom Farce' : Principal role : Kate, the sensible newly- wed

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German

Accents
  • Irish
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish

I am used to addressing a lot of people in my day job as a teacher and I am confident and uninhibited in front of an audience or camera. I intend to take early retirement so that I can concentrate fully on acting and modelling. I am versatile, a quick learner and would like experience of as many different projects and genres as possible so that I can progress my career. On the amateur stage I have enjoyed playing principal roles including playing the landlady and the other 6 female parts in "TWO" by Jim Cartwright and in March 2018 I played Maggie Thatcher in "Handbagged " by Moira Buffini. I have trained at the Jim Cartwright Drama Studio, ActUpNorth and the Actors Lab. I have worked from scripts and written and performed monologues. I have also done lots of improvising and have performed monologues, set scripts and improvised duologues in front of the camera. I have attended various weekend courses and workshops with MAP. Through joining StarNow in July 2017, I have enjoyed the experience of modelling , and taking part in several short films and promotional and corporate videos.
I can do various accents including RP, Cheshire, Manchester, Yorkshire, Liverpool, Glaswegian ( check out the mixed voices audio) and have been cast in several voice overs. For some I have played up to 3 different characters in the same film / radio play utilising my different accents and voices.
I am also an accomplished violinist and lead 2 local orchestra. I have played the onstage fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof and a gypsy violinist in a pantomime. I was pleased to have the opportunity to play my violin in addition to acting in a short film about Mata Hari Summer 2017. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zrwFpnFfWkk&feature=youtu.be
I took part in my first pop video with the MonaLisa Twins in May 2018 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QsiKXfFkRoA

Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


Oct 2017 Fitness photo shoot With personal trainer
Aug 2017 Photo shoot as physiotherapy patient
Aug 2017 Photo shoot as podiatrist patient

Music

Keyboard ability

Intermediate


Vocal ability

Backing vocals


Vocal range

Alto


I am an accomplished violinist/ violist and have had the opportunity of playing my violin in various short films that I have also been acting in. In 2017 I was the onstage nun and offscreen violinist in a short film about Mata Hari (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZeMf0p2hdU) I took part in my first pop video with The Mona Lisa Twins in May 2018 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QsiKXfFkRoA in which I played viola. In August 2018 I was the onscreen journalist in Mother and the offscreen fiddler in another scene. https://youtu.be/C1GWxYnlR-M and https://youtu.be/_TUsReGVOws.
I have played with my string quartet for 20+ years. We play at weddings and corporate and charity events. I have led several amateur orchestras as guest leader and was principal leader with the GPO 1994-2004. I have also formed 2 semi professional orchestras in 2004, the Amaretti Chamber Orchestra and the Athenean Ensemble. I lead them both both and fix the players. This clip is from a concert in 2018 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xvFITUhmfFo Bottesini duo Amaretti
I have also been the onstage fiddler in a production of Fiddler on the Roof and a gypsy violinist in a pantomime.
Although I don't play the piano very much any more, I am still competent and got to grade 7 when I was 14.
I can sing in tune preferably as a backing singer or choir member.

Presenting

Radio presenter experience

Previous unpaid Radio presenter roles


Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German

Accents
  • Irish
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish

I believe I have the skills to be a good presenter as I have worked as a teacher for many years so have plenty of experience addressing groups of people - both children and parents. In addition, I regularly address audience groups at my orchestral concerts. I played the parts of mother and off screen news presenter VO in A rainy day https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8TTd9xnlY9Y. I have twice played the part of narrator presenting information in radio plays including https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ROMp8H-iJrI I am confident and relaxed in front of an audience or camera and would welcome any presenting opportunities.

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