Skills

 

PERFORMANCE SKILLS

STAGE COMBAT: Unarmed, Knife, Short Sword, Firearms

ACCENTS: English Gloucestershire (native); English RP; Liverpool/Scouse; General American; American Southern

RADIO: News-reading; plays

TV PRESENTING

MUSICAL & DANCE SKILLS

DANCE: Good coordination to learn choreography and various styles quickly.  Some knowledge and experience of: Jive; Salsa; Waltz; Foxtrot; Rhumba; Merenge; Cha cha; Country Dancing

INSTRUMENTS: Piano

SINGING: Soprano; Choral; Acapella 

TRANSPORT SKILLS

DRIVING: Full UK car licence, experienced and confident driver, adaptable to various styles and makes of cars or vans

MOTORBIKE: Full motorbike licence

HORSERIDING: Basic experience on small horses (up to canter)

AIR: Experienced passenger of helicopters, aeroplanes, microlights

WORK SKILLS

ADMIN: Touch-typist; genuine MicroSoft PC user of most MS Office programs; Reception / Telephones / Call Centre

MASSAGE: Qualified massage therapist

CARE/NURSING: Experienced and trained auxiliary nurse / carer

BAR WORK: Bartender experience

DIY & BASIC ENGINEERING: Experience of solder iron, wire stripping, drill, hammer, painting

RETAIL: Sales Assistant / Till experience 

OTHER:

SPORTS: Abseiling; Bowling; Pool; Go-Karting

DBS: Full enhanced current DBS on the UK Government Update Service

Biography

 

Helen was born in Gloucestershire and now resides in Kent, less than an hour from central London and with good transport links to the rest of the country and to Europe.  She still has a base in Gloucestershire and the Midlands.

From a young age Helen enjoyed performing arts.  She took part in local pantomimes from the age of 8, performed a duet with her mother on a small local stage at the age of 9, and has been a member of various choirs as well as a small rock band over the years. She did a lot of creative writing as a child and throughout her teenage years.  Helen especially enjoyed dance growing up which she found easy to master, and set up and led a street dance troupe when she was 18.

As a teenager Helen put acting on hold; however, whilst at University she attended film sets undertaking work as a support artist, and also worked at a large regional theatre which inspired her to take acting workshops and is when she met the TV producer Jesse Malone.  It was whilst working under Jesse that the overwhelming passion for acting ignited.  

 

Helen finished her Business Management degree soon after meeting Jesse and planned to pursue acting after graduation; but philanthropy put acting on hold yet again as she moved to Kent to help set up a charity which left no time to be involved in acting.  

In 2015 Helen decided that it was time to focus on her passion and explore the feasibility of becoming an actor.  She was accepted on a two year Acting course at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance in Sidcup, and with the encouragement of her tutors, made the decision to change her career and commit to pursuing acting professionally

 

Helen appreciates that the life experiences she has gained over the years before fully focusing on acting has enhanced both her character and her acting abilities, and that by starting her professional acting career in her 30s this has given her a firm foundation on which to build a long-lasting career.

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