WHO'S IN OUR TALENTED COMPANY?
WE'RE ALL FOR HIRE!
S&Co Actors comprises multi-talented performers. If you'd like to audition, see below. And if you're interested in working with any of our actors, please let us know!
ROSIE CLOSS Bristol-based actor Rosie joined Scriptwriters & Co in the summer of 2020 and immediately established a reputation for delivering outstanding performances. Most of her acting has been on stage, including a 2019 tour of the South West of the UK in The Ebbing Hour by David Martin, and in 2018 she appeared at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory as the eponymous lead in Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton. She trained with the Bristol Acting Academy and is looking forward to gaining more film experience when COVID-19 allows it. In her spare time she commissions drug and alcohol treatment, and loves strength training, films and reading.
MATT NATION, actor and director, helped run Bath University Student Theatre whilst studying for a biology degree, and found it far more enjoyable than science. Several Edinburgh Fringe shows later he was, said the Evening News, 'Destined to go far'. Since then, he's gone to Bath. Concentrating on community theatre and film, Matt took his production of Romeo and Juliet to Dubai, narrowly avoiding an arrest for lewd behaviour in public, which fits the play's theme. He's played Hamlet twice (got the hang of it second time) and is a trustee of the Rondo Theatre. A career highlight was being the Face of Wales in an EU-sponsored series of ads. Matt revelled in filming but the project was quietly shelved. Rumours that his face was partly to blame still haunt him.
LAURA CORRADI graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and has gained an MA in Musical Theatre from LJMU; The Lynda La Plante Prize Fund for Outstanding Practice; a GoGlobal Scholarship; a GSMD ELQ Scholarship; and a PG Cert in Performance Teaching! Credits include Closer Than Ever (Royal Court Liverpool), Dry Rot (UK Tour), Danny The Champion of the World (Brewery Arts Centre), A Handful of Songs (Leicester Square Theatre), Side By Side By Sondheim (Bristol Hippodrome), Photo Me (Riverside Studios), the 2013 Olivier Awards, Ain't Misbehavin' (UK Tour/Cast Album), Home (Theatro Technis), Moonriver (BBC Radio) and The Flint Street Nativity Play (Liverpool Playhouse). Laura is Artistic Director of the Handful of Keys and will play Abanazer in Alladin at the Dugdale this Christmas .
AL BRUNKER is a versatile actor and writer from Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire. He nearly trained at the Guildford School of Acting... but didn't. Instead, he became a lawyer, then a copywriter, though he still managed to pursue his love of performing, and has appeared in numerous community theatre productions over the last twenty years. He's also written a number of stage and radio plays, and two of his screenplays have won our comps, fair and square, and been performed as S&Co Scratch Night winners. He's a huge asset to the S&Co company, literally and figuratively.
LILY MARYON is an award-winning actor/writer from Bristol, UK, and a graduate of Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance. She was voted Best Actress at several film festivals for her portrayal of Hannah More in a feature of the same name. Other film credits include Is that all there is? (Jury’s Choice Best Film at Brighton Rocks Film Festival 2020) and Starter Homes. Her monologue, The Sea is Orange, is on YouTube, and she's developing a one-woman play, The Butcher Bird. Other writing credits include sketches for the 'Environmenstrual Festival' at London City Hall with her theatre company, Twisted Hares. Lily's also a writer/actor in an online Digital Arts project, Neurospectular. She loves reading S&Co scripts from all over the world.
MICHAEL BRAND has a BA in Acting Studies from the Arden School of Theatre. A trained scriptwriter and director, he also writes short films and features, and a grant from The Princes Trust helped him set up a film company to direct his first feature, Darkly Tripped. His latest, The List, was shot entirely by him. In addition, he's penned and directed stage plays, worked in radio, tried motion capture performance training and videogame voiceover work, written books (under a pseudonym) and won awards at a festival or two. Not least, he worked as Assistant Director on the Emmerdale set! Michael has had two pieces performed at S&Co Scratch Nights. He says he loves the passion and togetherness that has made him feel so at home here. Aaaw.
REBECCA PARR lives near Bristol, and graduated with an Acting BA from Bath Spa University. She has a home voiceover studio, UK and Irish passports and has acted in numerous short films, feature films, and stage productions in China, New Zealand, the UK and Europe. Most notable credits are as the narrator in Series 1 and 2 of Orangutan Jungle School, broadcast on More4 and internationally; and the voice of recurring villain Princess Levira in Power Rangers. TV credits include Julie Caulder in Shortland Street, and feature films include Not For Children, playing CIA analyst Manson. Rebecca's hobbies include travel, languages, reading, dancing and conversations. She is available for work on screen, stage or in corporate roleplay.
DAVID COLE has stage credits that include Loveplay, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Cocktail Hour, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Canterville Ghost and a tour with the English National Ballet's production of Romeo & Juliet (in a non-dancing role, he emphasises). He attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's Bristol Acting Academy stage and screen courses, and says he's delighted to have the opportunity to experience a wealth of new writing as part of Scriptwriters & Co. Based between Bristol and Bath, David enjoys reading, writing and history and loves science fiction.
JACQS GRAHAM enjoys reading new writing. Her thespian experience includes pantomime and musical theatre, and she's won awards for performances including Jackie in My Mother Said I Never Should and Kate Keller in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, with The Kelvin Players, and played Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion and Arkadina in The Seagull. She's particularly proud of her acclaimed and award-winning production of Anne Boleyn at the Tobacco Factory. She has directed two productions at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and two South West tours, as well as Calendar Girls, in which she also played leading lady Chris (Miss October)! Most recently, Jacqs appeared as an actress with burlesque ambitions in Jumpy, for T-Worx Productions, and directed a production of A Comedy of Errors.
ALEX STABLER A writer, spoken word poet and actor, Alex revels in experimenting and trying new things, always aiming to showcase important issues and represent those who are often unseen in media, throughout their work. They graduated from Bath Spa University in 2019 with a BA in Creative Writing and then completed an MA in Scriptwriting. As both a writer and actor, Alex very much enjoys the chance to read and perform new work for Scriptwriters & Co, seeing it as an opportunity to hone their acting skills, stop procrastinating... and get on with their own scriptwriting! They read/judge for S&Co, too.
JOHANNA THEA (pronounced Yohanna!) is an actor, author, model and MSc student and works worldwide. She speaks with an Irish lilt and was nominated for best actress by Screennation for her role in web series Resolve, and seen at an LA festival for The Wind Cries and the Leicester Square premiere of Red Rage. Films include Can't Kill This and supporting roles in When Next Possible Take a U-Turn and Struggle, plus the ITV series Finding Alice, and she was recently awarded an Honorable Mention for Best actress in the Disquiet (UK) awards. Johanna enjoys yoga, meditating, chats, hiking and reading, and helps support vulnerable adults. Addicted to Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris and Angelina Jolie, she practises their techniques. For Johanna, acting isn't a choice, but a gift that offers challenges, rewards, joy and catharsis.
RYAN SETT is a Brooklyn/New York-born actor, singer and writer and a graduate of MTC (Marshall's Thespian Collective), where he studied Intensive Acting and Musical Theatre. Amongst other credits, he has played off-Broadway as Dad/Theodore in the long-running Black Angels over Tuskegee by Layon Gray and - Covid-19 allowing - he'll soon make his NY Summerfest debut in The Reunion by J. Marshall Evans. He says he wants everyone to stay blessed and safe in these unprecedented times. Yup.
RHIANNON SKERRITT graduated from East 15 Acting School. She utilises her physical strengths in roller skating, wire work, gymnastics and sword fighting to secure roles on stage and screen, so acting for Scriptwriters & Co is a walk in the park. She recently starred in the Netflix & Secret Cinema production of Stranger Things, and was also the show's flight captain. In May 2020, Rhiannon acted in a professional, recorded table read of Zanna Cardash's screenplay, Voyeuse, as part of the London Screenwriters' Festival, and was immediately recruited! In the 2021 festive season, Rhiannon starred as Belle in Beauty and the Beast at the New Vic.
DAVID BECK wrote, produced, acted in and composed for the award-winning film For Francis (Cannes; Athens International Film; Video Film Festival), and directed Backup Plan (Cinequest; Out on Film Atlanta). His works have been screened worldwide, and he created Streamy-nominated web series Spring Street and film company The Great Griffon, Inc. As an actor, David has worked with Brian Cox, Randy Graff and director Jack Hofsiss. An advocate for LGBTQ+ equality, his work's been heralded in The New York Times, Time Out, NY Post, HuffPost and Indie Wire and quoted in the New York Daily News, Metro Weekly in Washington, DC, and Pink News in the UK. He's also a pianist and teacher.
CANDICE CLARKE is an actor, singer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Hunter College with a BA in Sociology and Creative Writing, and studied musical theatre at Stella Adler Studio of Acting. In 2019, she became a member of The New Circle Theatre Company in Manhattan and appeared in a few short films, and off-off Broadway productions. Candice sees every script as an opportunity to grow and discover new things about herself as an actor. No role's too big or too small in her eyes, as long as she can bring an authentic performance to the audience.
RUPI LAL has acted from the age of seven and attended weekend classes at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham. His first television role was in a 2001 episode of CBBC’s Brum and, having graduated from the Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance in 2004, he's worked on stage, screen and radio for companies including the BBC, Birmingham Rep, Tamasha and Rifco Theatre. Rupi's also a writer; his poem, One, was published in ‘Inspired by Gandhi’ and his 2018 comedy short, Brummie Bat, was produced by the BBC. You may also recognise him from the Confused.com ads that run before each episode of Emmerdale!
HOLLY BODIMEADE began her career as a child actress at the Theatre Royal Bath, was cast in BBC Radio 4 Plays and played leads in two dramas for CBBC. She went on to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe with Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company, and has appeared in programmes such as Casualty, Father Brown. Most recently, she was spotted scampering around the woods while playing a fawn in Cursed for Netflix! An activist involved in local climate justice groups, Holly loves stand-up comedy and speaking Mandarin. Any spare minutes are spent furthering her acting technique by training online, often attending classes in LA from the comfort of her own bedroom, in the middle of the night!
PHILIP SHERLOCK is an actor and writer. He works mostly in radio, where his roles have ranged from Scrooge's nephew Fred in A Christmas Carol to Mr Tumnus (a faun), in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardobe. Over the years, Philip's relished the extraordinary privilege of working with Hayley Atwell, David Oyelowo, Jenny Agutter, Geoffrey Palmer, Dame Joan Plowright, Brian Blessed, Wendy Craig and Sir David Suchet (we're not making this up). He was born in the USA because he wanted to be near his mother at the time, but has lived and worked in England for most of his life.
FLLOYD KENNEDY is an Australian actor, performance poet, singer-songwriter, director and coach. She took part in the British folk revival in the 60s, performed in Scotland in the 80s and 90s, and researched 'the performing voice' for her doctorate. She tours, acts and performs her songs and poems at open mics; coaches voice and acting skills at Being in Voice; and is artistic director of Thunder’s Mouth Theatre , a Certified Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and an Associate Artist with ISAAC. Her songs are available on Bandcamp, Spotify etc. Flloyd says she is 'over the moon to be part of this magic ensemble of amazing artists'.
RHYS OWEN trained at The Rep College, dabbled with stand-up, but moved on after four runs of NewsRevue and a semi-finalist place in New Comedian of The Year. An immersive performer in Secret Cinema productions, he was in Dr. Strangelove, Roger Rabbit and Back to The Future, was an original Maze Master at The Crystal Maze and co-directed it in Manchester. Rhys is passionate about musical theatre, and played Patsy in the UK & International Tour of Spamalot,Tom Collins in Rent at The Old Rep in Birmingham, and Pop in We Will Rock You. He's currently performing in the West End production of Only Fools and Horses: The Musical.
ELIZABETH HAMMOND is based in London and Manchester. Her recent theatre, audio and screen roles have included Mrs Hoon in the national tour of Heartbeat, Angie in The Plough for Burn Bright Theatre, Alex in A Little Hungover, produced by Stornaway Productions, and a police officer in BAFTA-nominated Dodgy Dave, directed by Charlotte Regan. Other roles have included astronaut Rose in the film Red Light by DX Torres VFX and miscellaneous character voices in Thomas Paine for Audio Ballards, and she's in the cast of Birchall’s Pints, shot in 2021 for Amazon Prime. Liz also produces and appears in her own work, and co-produces with Sticky Floor Productions, a female-led production company.
PAUL UHLER joins us from the US, has performed for audiences since early childhood and has an impressive list of credits. He started out as a magician and won awards for close-up magic. Soon afterwards, he started acting on stage. What's more, he spent almost thirty years (starting in the mid-1980s) as an internationally established art dealer and gallerist. Besides acting and magic-making, he enjoys classical music, yoga, playing the piano and composing music for short films.
KAREN BARTHOLEMEW is a playwright, actress and the founder of Motormouse Productions, which produces and tours new writing. Her work's been supported by the Arts Council, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Unity Theatre Trust and Peggy Ramsay Foundation, while her plays have toured England and were programmed with Paines Plough Roundabout. Additionally, she is published with Wordsmithery and Wireless Theatre Co. She recently created Motormouse Comedy, a social media hive of satirical sketches and characters. Karen rides a Ninja motorbike quite well, and says her favourite cooking is done in a ping.
EMELYE MOULTON A graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's MA Screen Acting programme, Emelye lives in Bristol, works as a radio producer for the BBC alongside the legendary Tony Blackburn and edits music for film and TV. With a degree in Music from Oxford University, she sings, plays violin, piano, bass guitar and has performed in multiple productions as an actor/musician. Professional credits include Lucy in a musical version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Rita in Educating Rita ,and she's directed and acted in various regional theatre productions and short films including Blue, nominated for a 'Depict!' film festival award. She's looking forward to exploring new roles and voices with Scriptwriters &Co.
JONATHAN HANSLER came into this business via a love of comedy. He was a Hackney Empire NATY finalist twice, and John Cleese's official Basil Fawlty at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019, speaking the original lines for the first time in 40 years. In a long career, he's worked with theatre companies like Hull Truck and was in the West End production of The Libertine. TV credits include EastEnders, The Crown, Porters and Hapless. He played a central role in the film Give Them Wings with Toyah Willcox, and has just shot the movie The Slave and the Sorcerer, playing evil wizard Akaris. A noteworthy villain, he's about to play yet another another in a forthcoming film with Michelle Ryan and Juliet Aubrey!
SAM THORP After years in community musical theatre - including playing Anita in West Side Story and Dorothy in The Wiz - Sam graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in Drama and French before studying British Sign Language and Interpreting at Bristol University. A sign language interpreter for years, she enjoys signing Bristol Old Vic productions and played the mother of the deaf title character in awarding-winning Hope, on Channel 4. Roles in other short films include Services (BFI-funded), Men suffer Domestic Violence Too, and Twelve Day. Recent credits include Spring Awakening; Disenchanted; Sondheim Review; and Rent. Sam's about to film her first feature and write a musical. Her original Sweet Song was played in BBC Radio’s Introducing... programme last year.
ZANNA CARDASH Oh, not her again...
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