Cheryl Barrett

Actor, Extra, Musician, Film & Stage Crew

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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I recorded this last year. My recording of the Nina Simone hit 'Feeling Good'.

Physical Details

Height:
149 cm / 4ft 11in
Dress Size:
16 - 18
Weight:
70 kg / 154 lbs
Eye color:
Hazel
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Brown
Chest:
96 cm / 38 in
Hair length:
Long
Skin color:
Tanned
Hair type:
Straight

Credits

2012
  • Stand and Deliver : An 80s musical at The Kings Head Theatre, Islington. December 2012. I played Nell
  • Shame The Devil : A film. I play one of the forensic team
  • Blood of the Fold : a web series. I play the character Verna

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

I have performed at small venues and large theatres as well as London fringe - the Kings Head Theatre, Islington. I have good stage presence and a clear strong voice, and have done poetry recitals and storytelling sessions. I have sung live in theatre productions and in clubs, and am used to a recording studio. My acting experience is wide and varied - both live theatre - dramas, comedy plays, pantomime, musicals - and films. More recently I have been honing my improvisation skills. In pantomimes I have played the villainess, fairy godmother, comic duo and other roles. I have a wide range of regional accents. As a character actress I have played many serious roles, including Shakespeare, but also have a flair for comedy. In the past few years I have played an 85 year old psychic and a 30 year old flapper so I can play a wide range of ages.
I have played many principal parts including:
M'Lynn in 'Steel Magnolias' (Southern American accent)
Charmaine in Mike Leigh's play 'Smelling A Rat' (Dudley accent)
Freda in 'Laying The Ghost' (Played an 80 year old)
Cynthia Maple in 'Secondary Cause of Death' (UK upper crust)
Millie in 'Proscenophobia' (Jaded older actress)
La La Carmichael (played as an 85 year old from the deep American south)
Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit' (eccentric British)

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Mezzo-Soprano


Singing styles
  • Pop

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz

Alto - soprano
I sing a range of pop, blues and jazz songs as well as songs from musicals. In 2011 I went into recording studios to record my vocal for 'Simply The Best' with others as part of Cadbury Dairy Milk initiative to support team GB for the London Olympics.
I sing at blues jam nights, jazz open mic nights, birthday, weddings and other functions.
With my flair for accents I sing a few songs in Italian, French and Brazilian.
I studied jazz singing with acomplished singer and musician Brigitte Beraha for 3 years.
I have sung many solos, duets and chorus numbers in musicals. In a recent play I sang an acappella rendition of 'Miss Otis Regrets' (in the style of Ella Fitzgerald).

TV & Reality

Contestant on 15 to 1 (Channel 4)
Contestant on Catchword (BBC 2)

Film & Stage Crew

Developing screenplay ideas with an actor.

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