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Barbara Cunningham

Barbara Cunningham


Age Range
45 - 55
5' 8" (1m 73cm)
9st. 4lb. (59kg)
Hair Colour
Eye Colour


Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2017 - 2018 Singing cafe waitress
Paddy Power
Paddy Power
SNK studio and cafe location
2017 - 2018 Miss Mary Shelley (Headteacher)
The Frankenstein Teacher
Tim Newton
Herne Hill Festival
St Jude's School
2017 - 2018 Model
Still Photos
Stills shoot for Barclaycard image library
Sam Barbrooke
chs creative
Wimborne, Dorset
2017 - 2018 Police Officer (Walk-On)
Film (Feature)
In The Cloud
Robert Scott Wildes
2017 - 2018 Model (Newcastle United Fan)
Still Photos
Carling Premiership poster campaign
Ewan Spencer
Still Productions
Craven Cottage
2017 - 2018 Teacher
The Four O'Clock Club
2017 - 2018 Carole Creme (Housekeeper)
Without a Clue
Jack Jones
It's Murder
Haughton Hall
2017 - 2018 Background artist
Film (Feature)
Field of Blackbirds
Arzana Kraja
Not known
Hackney Wick
2017 - 2018 Model
Photoshoot for 'Better' swimming pools and leisure provision
Dan Black
Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
2017 - 2018 Stall-holder
2017 - 2018 Larry's Mum (Featured artist)
Happy Go Larry - part of the Faction of Farce series
Ross K Foad
2017 - 2018 Larry's Mum (Featured artist)
Happy Go Larry
Ross K Foad
2017 - 2018 Lead Actor - role: Evie
Hard Lines and Elastic
London Film School
2017 - 2018 Featured Artist
Commercial for 'Sixpad'
2017 - 2018 Supporting Artist
Cadmus Production Services Ltd
2017 - 2018 Background artist. interacting with featured singers
Pilot for reality singing show
BBC Television
2017 - 2018 Emily, a woman attending an AA meeting for the first time
Thirsty are the Damned
Ross K Foad
2017 - 2018 Credited Featured Artist
Hello Au Revoir
Jason Croot
2016 - 2017 Supporting Artist
Nuffield Health and Fitness TVC
Not known
2016 - 2017 Supporting Artist
Horse-racing coverage titles
2016 - 2017 Jury Member
The Hillsborough Inquest
2016 - 2017 Lead Actor
3 Truths about the Dependables
Ravensbourne Film School
2016 - 2017 Extra
Blue Iguana
UK Film Studio Productions
2006 - 2017 Chorus member and soloist
Carols by Candlelight
Mozart Festival Chorus (Raymond Gubbay)


  • Year
  • 2016
    Creating theatre
    Complicite Theatre Company
  • 2014
    Physical Theatre course
    The National Theatre
  • 2012
    Directing (led by Ian Rickson)
    The Royal Court Theatre
  • 1983
    Vocal Studies

About me

I am a dynamic, creative and totally reliable performer, with a wide range of singing experience, as well as both screen and stage acting. I have an MA in Modern Drama from the University of London and a postgraduate Vocal Studies qualification from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Previously I have combined performing with part time drama and Acting teaching and coaching, but now I am working entirely freelance as a performer. I have very wide experience of audio recording, which means that I am completely familiar with the realities of a recording schedule; the need for discipline, patience, getting things right first time or persevering until they are right! I also have a wide range of screen experience; Lead Actor in short films, such as 'Thirsty are the Damned', Featured Actor in commercials (eg a gym/fitness ad for SixPad), as well as Supporting Artist and Walk - On experience in TV commercials, films and TV drama - for example, as a member of the jury in the recent ITV recreation of the Hillsborough inquest and as a market stall holder in Emmerdale. I have several credits on my IMDb profile. I am a member of a Murder Mystery ensemble, which proves that I can create strong characters, establish rapport with an audience and fellow-performers, and improvise. As a concert singer I have been the soloist in countless oratorio and other classical performances, eg 'The St Matthew Passion', all the Haydn and Mozart masses, Buxtehude 'Membra Jesu Nostri', and many Early Opera performances, especially Handel eg Galatea in 'Acis and Galatea'. I am both highly professional and very creative and have had very strong feedback on my TV and film work, with particular commendation on how well I prepare and take direction. I am a very young 59, but have a usual playing age of late 40s. I am in very good shape and with a strong personal style - if you are looking for someone confident and classy, with a clear, warm speaking voice, young in style and appearance, who looks good on camera, then look no further!

Additional Skills

I play tennis to good club level, and am an experienced sailor.
I am a keen and experienced Swing dancer.
I play piano to Grade 8 standard.
I attend Pilates Resistance sessions on an at least weekly basis
I am a keen and strong hill walker and distance runner.
I have a clean driving licence and my own car.
I speak Swedish


Skin Colour White
Hair Length Short
Native accent English
Accents (UK) Birmingham, Cockney, Edinburgh, English, standard, Estuary English, Geordie, London, Northern England, Northern Working Class, Nottingham, Southern England, Yorkshire
Accents (International) Danish, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Scandinavian, Swedish, Swiss (German)
Languages Spoken English, Swedish
Interested in Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Improvisation, Modelling, Music Videos, Online, Panto, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, TV, Voice Over
Experienced in Comedy, Commercials, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Modelling, Theatre (Fringe), TIE/TYA, TV
General Singing Skills Solo
Specific Singing Skills Soprano
General Dance Skills Swing/Jive
Musical Skills Piano, Recorder
Organisation Membership Equity
Stage Combat Skills No
Driving Licences Standard
Perform nude? No
DBS checked Yes (within last 12 months)