Height: 5'4" | Eye Color: Blue | Hair Color: Blonde
I started my career on stage at the early age of five in my native north-east. I continued to be involved in many theatre and independent productions until I left for London where I trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) for three years.
While there, I developed another passion of mine: stage fighting and unarmed combat. I love it, did quite well (earnt high qualifications and the coveted John Barton Prize at the lauded Prize Fights). One of my first jobs after leaving RADA was in the feature film The House of Angelo, where I was stunt double for the leading lady and the only woman on the film’s fight team.
My first major TV role was playing Sister Karen Newburn in the BBC’s flagship drama series, Holby City. Karen was the straight-talking, no-nonsense Ward Sister, and estranged wife to Nick Jordan, played by Michael French. They battled throughout the first two series and their tempestuous relationship became one of the leading story-lines. And I loved every bitter argument!
All my TV and film roles have been both diverse and challenging, including a chain-smoking pole dancer as the lead in the film Eva, a Chief Prison Officer in In Deep, a seductive burglar in Men Of The World and an alienated and tormented wife in the adaptation of Catherine Cookson’s period novel, Tilly Trotter.
I've also had the fantastic opportunity of working with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in the 2nd series of their award-winning comedy, Extras, playing the recurring role of the make-up woman, whose name nobody can remember.
BBC | Doctors | Yvonne Turnham | Guest Lead
ITV | Vera | Jeannie Long | Guest Lead
BBC | Doctors | Beth Wilde | Guest Lead
BBC | Extras II | Make-up Woman | Semi-Regular - 3 eps
ITV | The Last Detective | Kitty Sullivan | Guest Lead
BBC | Eastenders | Amada Parry | Recurring Guest - 8 eps
ITV | Steel River Blues | Belinda Moss | Regular - 1 Series
BBC | Where The Heart Is | Julia Joyce | Guest Lead
BBC | Badger | Amanda | Guest Lead
BBC | Doctors | Celia Cobb | Guest Lead
BBC | Holby City | Karen Newburn | Regular - 2 Series
BBC | Men Of The World | Laura | Guest Lead
BBC | Pie In The Sky | Receptionist | Supporting
BBC | Do The Right Thing | Emma | Supporting
Very Good! Productions | Out Of Water | Lead
NTS Films | Eva | Lead
Festival Films | Tilly Trotter | Supporting
Festival Films | The Glass Virgin | Supporting
Tripal Productions | The House Of Angelo | Supporting/Stunt Team
Archery, Horse-Riding, Snowboarding, Ballet, Piano, Violin, Yoga, Weight Lifting and can bluff my way through a game of Tennis