Lena Margareta

Actor, Extra, Model, Singer, TV Presenter,… more

London, United Kingdom
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Showreel 2016

3 years ago

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Night in Tunisia

The classic jazz song Night in Tunisia, re-arranged in ska, with the Swedish jazz/ska band Bakelit.

01Night in Tunisia
02Kingdom, demo 2009
03Bone me

Physical Attributes

Height:
167 cm / 5ft 6in
Hips:
96 cm / 38 in
Weight:
53 kg / 116 lbs
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Brown
Chest:
93 cm / 37 in
Hair color:
Brown
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Medium
Waist:
76 cm / 30 in
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2015
  • Skanskvarn : singer/trumpet player
  • The Lift : singer/trumpet player
  • Tork Table, Dragon Rouge : model
  • 'Ginger', short film : Elizabeth 'Long Liz' Stride
  • LINCOLN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE : Stand up comedian
  • Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, BBC2 : Sue Chebton
2014
  • Good Year commercial : actor
  • Mascara Bar : Singer/trumpet player
  • SWEA, function : Stand up comedian
  • Walthamstow City Hall : bugle player
  • Vestry Museum : vocalist and bugle player
  • Big Nose Comedy Club : Compere
  • Angel Comedy : trumpet player
  • George Begins : actor
  • Miseducation : actor
2013
  • The Camden Head : Stand up comedy
  • Between places, The Bureau Film Company : Extra
  • Hostel World Conference : Speaker
  • Kuttan Blues, comedy web site : Producer, script writer, actor and director
2012
  • TED talk : speaker
2005
  • UR, Jorden Kropp, Kraft, Kemi : TV presenter
2004
  • Stockholms Musikkonservatorium, music school : Trumpet education
1997
  • JMK, University of Stockholm : Journalist education
1989
  • Huckleberry Finn, Stockholms Stadsteater : actor/singer

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Acting agent

Connor Management


Languages
  • English
  • Swedish

Accents
  • UK English

I started acting by the age of ten, and at 17 I was teaching younger children acting and improvisation at Saltsjöbadens Teater, a drama school for children outside Stockholm, Sweden. My first paid acting job was as a friend of Tom Saywers in the the musical Huckleberry Finn, at Stadsteatern, one of Sweden's most prestigious theaters. I since then have worked mostly as a journalist and television producer, while sometimes acting, writing and directing television comedy sketches which would air on UR, the Swedish equivalence of BBC Education. Meanwhile I've been doing stand up comedy, and in 2013 I initiated award winning web site kuttanblues.se, a platform for female Swedish comedians and comedy produced by women, where I have written, directed and acted in a number of sketches. I moved to London in October 2013 to seek my fame and fortune, and have since then debuted on the English comedy scenes, as well as acting in a couple of short films.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


I have done very few photo shoots, but have been told by photographer that I am a natural! For commercials I would be ideal, with a personality that shines through the screen and the confidence that years of experience from television brings. I also do stand up comedy, so I know about comical timing and delivery.

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Soprano


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz

Influences: Monica Zetterlund, Louis Armstrong, Miriam Makeba, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Jamaica,

Excellent singing voice, particularly suitable for jazz, but with experience from most music genres. Passionate about re-arranging jazz tunes in backbeat!
Flexible from alto to soprano. Confident stage performer and improviser. Also very good at backing vocals and harmonizing. I play the trumpet, although I prefer playing by ear to reading music. I specialize in the bugle (military trumpet) and have played a number of military funerals and memorials.

Here's my version of Nina Simone's classic "My Baby":

https://soundcloud.com/bakelit-1/my-baby

and an improvised version of "Night in Tunisia":

https://soundcloud.com/bakelit-1/night-in-tunisia-1

And one of my original songs, "Bored", recorded many years ago and featuring Goran Kaifes on trumpet:

https://myspace.com/lenaedlund/music/album/edlund-rinman-5500549https://myspace.com/lenaedlund/music/album/edlund-rinman-5500549

Here's a video of me performing "Georgia" in Stockholm: http://youtu.be/PYn68zPhU18
And here's my acoustic version of "Hello Dolly": http://youtu.be/RSD2hls35WM
And finally, this is me doing stand up comedy: http://youtu.be/-DDplti-K3k

TV & Reality

I have years of experience as a television reporter, producing both news and documentaries up to half an hour. A lot of my work was science journalism, for instance a chemistry documentary about arsenic in the drinking water in Bangladesh. I have worked as a television presenter, recording live on camera, in the Swedish equivalent of BBC education. I am an excellent interviewer and love public speaking, such as in my TED talk "How to build a house without money" 2012.

Presenting

Languages
  • English
  • Swedish

Accents
  • UK English

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