Previous unpaid speaking roles
- UK English
- UK Posh
- USA California
- USA Southern
As a professional speaker (TEDx and 100+ sessions), Maria is comfortable in front of a crowd and being filmed. She has been invited onto BBC World News as an expert.
Maria played Judy, a medical examiner, in the short film Symptoms. She has also been a (featured) extra in several feature films, TV shows, ads and done voiceover work. She studied the Meisner technique at Actors Temple and studied singing for two years to help with voice projection.
On the other side of the camera, Maria is a film and TV judge for BAFTA and helped set up Virgin Media Shorts. She also studied short film and documentary filmmaking. Maria is one of the most influential people in UK New Television as voted by VOD Professional.