Brigid Hemingway Pro

Actor, Extra, Model, Pianist, Other Musician,… more

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Audio

Audio Reel ( 3 mins)

A varied selection of voice overs recorded July 2020

01Audio Reel ( 3 mins)
021 minute- 7 voices & accents
03Gentle Glaswegian accent : poem
04Seeking Silence Radio play (James Harry)
05The butterfly poem
06"My Name Is Emily"
07Alzheimer's Voiceover
08Maggie Thatcher Final Speech
09Monologue : Who are You?
010Piazzolla 4 seasons violin Solo
11Thais Meditation violin solo
12Cockney
13Dream app audition Brigid hemingway
14American Commercial
15Brigid H as Edwina Currie
16My pause button brigid hemingway

Physical Attributes

Height:
167 cm / 5ft 6in
Weight:
58 kg / 127 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Chest:
86 cm / 34 in
Skin color:
White
Waist:
70 cm / 28 in
Hips:
91 cm / 36 in
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
Eye color:
Green
Hair color:
Blonde
Hair length:
Short
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2021
  • On line ad : Interviewer
  • Numerous Online zoom improv classes : Participant
  • Corporate video VO : Mancunian sales person
  • Student radio play : Mother
  • Student documentary : News reader
2020
  • Audio production The masses August 2020 : VO recording The Masses
  • Post graduate film-, Darknet,, Aug 2020 mixture of zoom, self tape, audio and set filming : Shelley - mother, journalist, VO for buyer, Elektra
  • Finalist in Extreme improv X streamed world championship festival 2020 : Finalist
  • 6 week Long form improv course by LCI August : Course participant
  • Drop in fun short form Improv weekly sessions July -Aug : Organiser
  • Thinking Actors Stanislavski 4 week course July : Course participant
  • MayDays Musical Improv 6 week course July -Aug : Course participant
  • Radio play July 2020 : Posh lady, Cockney woman, posh narrator
  • Liverpool accent workshop June 2020 : Course participant
  • Comedy radio play June 2020 : Margaret Thatcher & Edwina Currie
  • on line fantasy animated audio series Sisters June 2020 : Mother Euphemia - lead role
  • LockDown experiences April 2020 : voice over giving my take on LockDown
  • animated dystopian film April 2020 : voice over for Mary protecting the victim
  • animated film Feb 2020 : voice over for lead part Francis- the other woman.
  • voice over part for Edwina Currie and Maggie Thatcher in audio drama : Voice as principal cast member Edwina Currie and Maggie Thatcher
  • 3 times a week online improv classes with Emma Bird Liverpool Improv March - July : course participant
  • Play "Iron" by Rona Munro Jan-Feb : Lead protagonist Fay in prison for murder of husband
2019
  • Masters Film “Saturday Mourning” Dec 2019 : Grieving mother
  • violinist for Song composition November 2019 : violinist - recorded from home
  • Modelling - violinist photo shoot Nov 2019 : Model
  • Modelling with daughter : Model - photo shoot Oct 2019
  • Nov - Jan 2020 Iron full length play by Rona Munro : Prisoner Jose lead part - for alleged murder of husband
  • Sept- Oct The Secret Rapture by David Hare full length play : Marion, principal character
  • Silent elephant project : Lead role in film coping with mother with Alzheimer’s
  • Consultation with dietician : Model posing in interview with dietician
  • Radio documentary on red deer : Narrator voice over Glaswegian
  • Short film : Charlie and Gi : Mother worried about daughter keeping bad company
  • Phase - short film : Mother in film where son rebels
  • March -May Full length play :Things I know to be true : Lead role of mother Fran
  • Film sweet nothings : Mother
  • Art project on love : Voiceover
  • Film Cassie’s baby : Mother
  • Film : The Comedown : Office boss and also therapist
  • Film: George and Alfie : Mother/ wife Sue
  • Murder mystery : Various
  • Full length play Di and Viv and Rose rehearsals and performance Jan- Feb 2019 : Principal role Di.
2018
  • Full length play Di and Viv and Rose. Start rehearsals Dec : Principal role Di
  • November : Housebound : VO of anxious friend on telephone
  • December : Film: We are the warriors : VO Principal role : Police commissioner
  • Nov Full day Mother daughter photo shoot : Model (mother )
  • Full length play Oct-Dec The Ghost Train : Principal role - Julia
  • Housebound short film : VO of Ruby sister of traumatised woman
  • Short film about daughter overdosing on slimming pills : Mother
  • Murder mystery play La Volte Theatre : Principal part of Lady M
  • Short film Blind Spot : Doctor (speaking part)
  • Actors workshop weekend : Organiser and participant
  • Short film ‘Mother’ : Journalist speaking part & off screen violinist
  • Short film lead part : Wife caring for husband with dementia (speaking part)
  • Bamalam productions Radio play 50 & Nifty : Maureen- One of the 6 women
  • Intensive scene study classes PWF : Participant - 4 four hour weekly classes with Play with Fire
  • June GMDF voices and accents full day workshop : Course participant
  • Full day voice over masterclass with MAP : Course participant
  • Full day course on professional voice over with MAP : Course participant
  • Violist in pop video with MonaLisa twins : Violist
  • Short film 'That's appealing' : Mother giving advice to son (speaking part)
  • Short film " The One" : Wife Ally being reunited with first love Joe ( speaking part)
  • Short film 'Alex' : Careers adviser ( speaking part) to troubled student
  • Radio play about a football manager's aspirations : Narrator
  • Full length play April - June Pub Quiz is Life by Richard Bean : Baz (principal role)
  • 'An old flame' short film : Wife ( speaking part)
  • Radio documentary on The Holocaust : 2 voice overs, one Glaswegian and one Cheshire
  • Film One day at a time : Therapist ( speaking part) to young girl with abusive father
  • Weekend improvisation work shop with Manchester Actors' Platform with Simon Naylor : Course participant
  • Film documentary on printing V digital : Narrator VO & Glaswegian interviewee
  • Short film Absent Minds, speaking part : Wife of Jonathan, man with 30 second memory
  • Short film - results : Doctor, speaking part
  • Weekend workshop on screen acting with Karen Henthorn : Course participant
  • Cast for Short Film : Teacher, speaking part
  • Jan - March Full length play - Handbagged. Awarded best actress for the season. : Principal role Maggie Thatcher
  • Film "Headlights" : Mother- speaking part
  • Dystopian short film "Rainy Day" : Leading role of mother - speaking part. Also 3 voice overs in different accents for 3 different news readers.
  • Actors' Lab : Acting classes
  • ActUp North : Acting classes
2017
  • Film "Results" : The doctor - speaking part
  • Radio drama - played 3 characters with different accents : Teacher, gran , girlfriend
  • Corporate video : Office boss - speaking part
  • Theatre production ‘Reflections’ at the Lowry : Wrote and performed monologue on midlife crisis
  • Full length play: John Godber Salt of the Earth : Principal role: Annie, the younger sister
  • The History of Spirituality episode 2 by Ross Foad : Voice of ghost
  • Expressionist drama Eye of the Dawn - film about Mata Hari : Speaking part: Mata Hari / nun. Also played violin as background music for several minutes.
  • Full day comedy improv workshop with Liverpool Comedy Improv. : Course participant
  • Full day monologues masterclass with Darren Gordon : Writing and performing monologues
  • Full day voices/ accents workshop with Natalie Grady , Inspire Actors Studio UK : Course participant
  • Promotional video for coffee shop : Young Grandma
  • ActUpNorth : Adult acting classes
  • Jim Cartwright Drama Studio : Adult acting classes
  • Actors Lab : Adult acting classes
  • one act play/ comedy : Principal role - One of the 3 retired ladies
  • Science Fiction film : Voice over
  • WW2 short film : Voice over
  • Corporate on line advert for Michelin car tyres : Woman checking car tyre pressures ( see video)
  • photo shoots : Physiotherapist model, podiatrist patient model, fitness model
2016
  • Various amateur plays : Regular stand in and prompt for local am dram groups. Backstage help , FOH and refreshments help.
2015
  • Full length play : Jim Cartwright play "Two" : Principal role: Landlady & all of the other 6 female characters
  • Full length play: Ayckbourn 'Bedroom Farce' : Principal role : Kate, the sensible newly- wed

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Acting agent

TAA ( Tiny Angels Adults) and BAQ Talent management - voice over work


Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German

Accents
  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • French
  • German

I have been a teacher all my life but started acting in 2015, having been inspired by one of my students. I have now played lead roles in 10 plays including Margaret Thatcher in Handbagged by Rona Munro in 2018. In February 2020 I played the lead role of Glaswegian prisoner Faye in IRON by Rona Munro.
I have trained at the Jim Cartwright Drama Studio, ActUpNorth, Play with Fire, Thinking Actors and the Actors Lab. I have worked from scripts and written and performed monologues. I have also done lots of improvising, set scripts and improvised duologues in front of the camera. I have attended various courses and workshops with MAP including on screen acting with Karen Henthorn. Since March 2020, I have taken regular ( 4 times a week) online improv classes with Liverpool Comedy Improv
I have modelled for four different photographers, and enjoyed in particular being involved in a mother daughter photo/video shoot which is featured on the photographer’s website Vilija Skubute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH_lFbbuNUc
I have taken part in numerous short films, promotional and corporate videos, and an on line ad for Michelin Tyres. https://vimeo.com/237060232
I am also an accomplished violinist and lead 2 local orchestras. I took part in a pop video with the MonaLisa Twins in May 2018.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsiKXfFkRoA&app=desktop
I can do various accents including RP, Cheshire, Manchester, Yorkshire, Liverpool, Glaswegian and have been cast in many voice overs and radio plays. For some I have played up to 3 different characters in the same film / radio play utilising my different accents and voices. I have always lived in Manchester but my Glasgow accent is particularly convincing - helped I imagine by having parents from there.
Having taken early retirement from teaching July 2020, I now have the time to focus entirely on my acting.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Was cast in a historical drama in Manchester in 2017

Modelling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


Modelling website

www.vilija-skubute.com/


Nov 2019 photo shoot with my violin
David Houghton Photography
43 A Enfield St, Wigan WN5 8DY
07808 064160

Oct 2019 photo shoot with daughter and my violin
https://www.starnow.co.uk/rayhallworth

Nov 2018 mother daughter photo shoot
https://youtu.be/LH_lFbbuNUc

Oct 2017 Fitness photo shoot With personal trainer
Aug 2017 Photo shoot as physiotherapy patient
Aug 2017 Photo shoot as podiatrist patient

Music

Keyboard ability

Intermediate


Favourite genres
  • Classical

Influences: Pink Floyd

I am an accomplished violinist/ violist and have had the opportunity of playing my violin in various short films that I have also been acting in. In 2017 I was the onstage nun and offscreen violinist in a short film about Mata Hari (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZeMf0p2hdU) I took part in my first pop video with The Mona Lisa Twins in May 2018 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QsiKXfFkRoA in which I played viola. In August 2018 I was the onscreen journalist in Mother and the offscreen fiddler in another scene. https://youtu.be/C1GWxYnlR-M and https://youtu.be/_TUsReGVOws.
I have played with my string quartet for 20+ years. We play at weddings and corporate and charity events. I have led several amateur orchestras as guest leader and was principal leader with the GPO 1994-2004. I have also formed 2 semi professional orchestras in 2004, the Amaretti Chamber Orchestra and the Athenean Ensemble. I lead them both both and fix the players. This clip is from a concert in 2018 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xvFITUhmfFo Bottesini duo Amaretti
I have also been the onstage fiddler in a production of Fiddler on the Roof and a gypsy violinist in a pantomime.
Although I don't play the piano very much any more, I am still competent and got to grade 7 when I was 14.
I can sing in tune preferably as a backing singer or choir member.

Presenting

TV presenter experience

No previous TV presenter experience


Radio presenter experience

Previous unpaid Radio presenter roles


Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German

Accents
  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • French
  • German

I believe I have the skills to be a good presenter as I have worked as a teacher for many years so have plenty of experience addressing groups of people - both children and parents. In addition, I regularly address audience groups at my orchestral concerts. I played the parts of mother and off screen news presenter VO in A rainy day https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8TTd9xnlY9Y. I have twice played the part of narrator presenting information in radio plays including https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ROMp8H-iJrI I am confident and relaxed in front of an audience or camera and would welcome any presenting opportunities.
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