Hey, thank you for being here!
I am a British actress, photographer and writer based between London and New York City. I spent my childhood between a little village in the English countryside and the Middle East before moving to Western Australia at 15. It was there that I caught the acting bug, bought my first camera and began writing my own plays and short films. My love of storytelling grew during the solo backpacking adventures that followed. After exploring Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe, I returned to the UK where I completed my BA at the University of Sussex, specialising in documentary filmmaking. I also began working as a live music photographer and was lucky enough to tour the world with a number of musicians and bands, spending the best part of two years back on the road (sorry mum). Somehow managed to complete my degree thanks to frantic tour bus/plane/hotel lobby essay writing (you're welcome mum).
Upon my return, my bags weren't unpacked for long. Unable to process the reports I was reading on the conditions in refugee camps across Europe, I headed to France where I spent extensive time volunteering in 'The Jungle' camp in Calais. I later went on to direct and produce a documentary on the lives and journeys of some of the extraordinary people calling the camp home. I remain a passionate and active voice in the refugee rights community both in the UK and abroad.
After a whirlwind few years, I decided the time was right to get back to my first love; acting. Okay, second love. My first love was a seven year old Scottish boy called Adam (I was also seven before this gets weird). That dream died when he pulled up my school dress in front of his friends and told everyone I had a willy (I don't). I digress. The next few years would see me train at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, move to New York to study Method Acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, throw myself into the audition hustle, make my Off-Broadway debut and experience my first LA pilot season (terrifying). Oh, and move between Manhattan and Brooklyn approximately 27,465 times. Death by 6th floor walk up... My next screenplay?
On the topic of screenplays, I am currently writing and developing my first feature film set for completion in the coming months. I am represented by Ellipsis Entertainment Group (Theatre, Film & Television) and The Narrow Road Company (Commercials & Print). When I'm not playing on either side of the camera or writing, I can usually be found hopping on a plane and escaping city life for a while. These itchy feet are definitely happiest when in the ocean or up a mountain.
(On Instagram, not IRL please)