Hope you are all okay. It has been a very exciting few weeks for me as the film I made last year (Plastic Love) has been accepted into three major film festivals. I am so proud as the film was made on a shoestring budget and when I first read the script I must admit I wasn’t sure, not because the script was poor but because it was very risque but after much discussion and thought I decided to do it. I am SO happy I made that decision as it is a great little short film. A black comedy with a heart is how I like to describe it
The first bit of good news is when I found out it had got into the Cinekink festival to be shown in New York, so if you happen to be in the Big Apple then please do give it a look!
It has also got into the Bootleg Film Festival in Edinburgh as well. Unfortunately I won’t be able to go this year but again if you are in Edinburgh, these nights come highly recommended as they are great fun, you get to watch some really good films and then after the films finish you get to listen to some great bands and DJs whilst enjoying a few drinkies along the way.
Finally (the most exciting one in my opinion) is the Cannes Film Festival. The festival of festivals. It’s a prestigious, glitzy, glamorous star studded event that I am so proud to be part of. If you see any A listers on the red carpet then you never know, you might see our Director Jamie Hooper bobbing around in the background
There is a great mention of the film in the latest podcast from ‘Chris and Phil Present’. Scroll on to 53 mins and hear what they thought of the film
Where is this year going?! I’m going to start with talking about my latest photoshoot above, I have been going up for a lot of pregnancy related work at the moment and was offered this particular shoot a few weeks back. I was very reluctant to accept the shoot to start with, I just wasn’t sure whether I would feel that comfortable doing it. But after seeing the photographers work and how beautiful these pregnant women looked It helped make my mind up. Anyway, as you can see from the picture above I did finally decide to do it and the selected pictures will go on public display in various gallery’s very soon. I have another photoshoot this coming Wednesday in Battle so will post a few of the pictures if you fancy having a look on my next blog. I am also going for a lot of voiceover work at the moment, they don’t care whether I have a giant football in front of me or look slightly sickly so here’s hoping I get a few more of those.
Talking of a giant football I am now 28 weeks pregnant, I found the second trimester so much easier than the first one with no nausea or hormonal moments I am craving anything sweet, I don’t usually have a sweet tooth but now it’s doughnuts, croissants, waffles you name it I’ll probably eat it. I am eating for two though so that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. I must admit I do love being pregnant though, he is starting to move and kick a lot more now which is lovely. We also had a 3D scan done last week and they are AMAZING – so clear and detailed. They are pricey but well worth the spending if you can afford it. The only thing that is starting to get a little more uncomfortable now is bed time, between running to the toilet, sleeping with what I call a ” seahorse” pillow in between my legs and tackling the odd back pain sleep can be difficult. But I’m sure there are a lot of pregnant women who have it far worse than me so I’m not really complaining
I’m really looking forward to the spring now, the clocks go forward next month which is great and I’m looking forward to Summer Barbeques again with a LARGE glass of BUBBLES……YAY! I know probably a lot of sleepless nights to come too but I’m hoping he will be a very good boy.
That’s it from me for today. I really hope you like the above picture and I will blog again very soon.
As you may have seen already from some of my recent photos I am well and truly pregnant. We’re very happy and can’t wait to meet our little bundle of joy later this year.
It was a rough first three months with nausea, back ache and worst of all off my bubbles! Looking forward to my first glass after baby arrives!
After the 20 week scan thought I’d take a little ‘me’ break to Bruges with my hubby…we took in the Belfort Tower, a horse and carriage ride, the Groeninge Museum and of course lots and lots of waffles
Been a different sort of working life carrying a baby, doing some presenting and going up for commercials and photo shoots still… it’s hard for programme makers to use pregnant ladies for obvious reasons so things might get a little tough, but there are many ways to skin a cat and I’m going to be as resourceful as I can these next few months.
On the plus side we won’t be going short as baby has already been signed up to an agent…I kid you not!
Sorry I have not blogged in a while I have been super busy as always. I am really looking forward to Christmas this year! Have got a few days off until the New Year so I am going to make the most of it with my family. We are over at my parents Christmas Day and Boxing Day, I am taking my Nephews to see The Hobbit (let’s hope they can sit still) on the 27th and then off to see the local pantomime of Sleeping Beauty on the 29th so lot’s to do and then it’s back to work for me in January!
I am delighted that Plastic Love the short film I am starring in has now been finished. I personally think it is fantastic. It is fun,quirky,kinky,evocative,provocative and it WILL make you cringe in places but I am hoping it will do really well at the film festivals and once it has been shown I will pop a link onto my website if you fancy taking a look. It is an 18 certificate and certainly not for the eyes of children.
I also have a new commercial coming out in January for Payday UK where I play Sandra.You maybe familiar with them. It is very cool advert! We shot it on a very windy day on a submarine in Kent. Luckily I am not very tall otherwise head space could of been a problem.;) I haven’t seen it myself yet but as soon as I am allowed I will pop a link on here for you.
I was fortunate enough to be able to do a photoshoot at the beautiful Maunsell House in Somerset recently. I got to play dress up for the afternoon. I have just received a copy of the pictures so will try and pop a few on tomorrow night if I can work out how too!
That’s about it from me for now,thanks for reading my blog and I will be doing alot more blogging in 2013!
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and lots of love,health and happiness for 2013.
As always it’s been a productive few months. I’ve been buried away in ghostly castles and stately mansions for the filming of Hedda Gabler. Here’s a few sneak peaks at some of the make up and costume design.
It’s been tough to-ing and fro-ing to Somerset and back but let’s hope it’s worth it in the end!
I hope you are keeping well. It is officially the first day of Autumn today and I have to admit I put my heating on the other day as I was so cold! Having said that though, I do enjoy the change of the seasons and am quite looking forward to some cosy nights by the fire.
It has been a really busy time for me recently not only with work but having to take time off to go into hosptial too.I will tell you more about that later! I have been going to lots of castings and am SO DELIGHTED to say I have just been offered the most fantastic part in a brand new feature film. Unfortunately I am not able to say anything else about it at the moment apart from the fact that we start rehearsing next week. As soon as I am allowed to mention it, ( which should be in the next couple of weeks ) I will so watch this space.
I also did a really fun voiceover this week for the Payday UK website. It’s for the new cartoon animation and I had to read it in the style of my character ‘Sandra’. You may be familiar with the recent television commercials that are currently showing at the moment! If you are you will know who Sandra is I always find voiceovers quite strange, there is something quite odd about listening to the sound of your own voice… ;0)
On a very different note a couple of weeks back I had to go into hospital to have two of my wisdom teeth removed. I have never been under a general before so I was quite nervous. I was chatting away to the anaesthetist whilst waiting for the count down from 10 to 1 when he said, “would you mind if we put this mask over your face to help with your breathing”? to which i replied “no of course not “. The next thing I know I am being woken up by a nurse! I had been under for a whole hour and the funniest thing about one of my teeth ( which I have pickled in a jar ) is that it looks just like a stiletto, I kid you not I love it, ONLY ME! I am feeling so much better now and would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital in particually Mr McKenzie. He did a marvellous job and I didn’t have alot of swelling just very stiff and achy.
I have also had a fabulous photoshoot which took place by the Fordwich lakes in Kent. It was a beautiful evening and I have attached a few of the pictures taken that night. The downside was that I had two MASSIVE horsefly bites on my legs the next day, they went bright red then purple. I can honestly say I have never had a bite that bad before.
Anyway must dash now as I have lines to learn. I look forward to blogging again soon.
It has been super busy for me over the past couple of months. I have recently returned from a wonderful family holiday in the beautiful Trossachs. We were so lucky with the weather this year, the first couple of days were rainy and then the rest of the holiday it was lovely and sunny. It was a jam packed week taking in all of the local sights such as Stirling Castle, Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond. I also climbed Ben Venue as well, it was very tiring but we got to the top!I am not a regular climber but I can see why people do it, I felt tired yet exhilarated afterwards. My hair band also broke half way up the mountain and after fumbling through my bag the best thing I could find was a SOCK so I had to make do with that tied around my hair! ( tricks of the trade ) It did the trick though.
I also discovered whilst being in the highlands that I am scared of goats (don’t laugh), historically they have been associated with the devil and I can absolutely see why! With their manic eyes and being growled at by a group of them I was terrified…or maybe it was just the affect I had on them.:)
I have also been quite busy with castings and practicing my singing. I would very much like to do another Musical again. I had such a wonderful time touring with Bill Kenwright Ltd and working with the late Christopher Neame on ‘Courtenay’ that Musical Theatre will always be very special to me. I just need to find a few more upbeat ladies songs to work on! I seem to have lots ballads but not enough fun tunes!
If you were wondering what 007 meant it is a new agent of course ;0) Yes I am delighted to be officially signing with the brilliant Stephanie Evans Associates next week. She is very good and I am flattered that she has signed me up and am very much looking forward to working with her. We have some exciting times ahead
I am off now but if you fancy taking a look I have added a couple more pieces to my latest showreel!