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Carol Norris

Carol Norris

Overview

Ethnicity
Caucasian
Age Range
62 - 72
Height
5' 4" (1m 63cm)
Weight
10st. 1lb. (64kg)
Hair Colour
Blonde
Eye Colour
Hazel
Build
Medium

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2017 Paulina
Theatre
The Winter's Tale
David Bon
Shakespeare at Traquair
Promenade performance in grounds of Traquair House circa 1100AD Scottish Borders
2016 Multiple parts
Theatre
Leonce and Lena by Georg Buchner
Phillipos Phillippou
Acting Out Drama School Showcase
St Augustines Theatre Edinburgh
2016 Lady Laird of Faldonside Mrs Elizabeth Laidlaw
Theatre
The Magnificent Laird
John Nichol
Ideoms Theatre Company
Selkirk Sheriff Court where Sir Walter Scott was Sheriff 30 years until 1841
2008 - 2016 Patients & relatives
RolePlay
Membership Examinations
Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
2015 Nurse
Theatre
Medea by Euripides
Grace Smith
The State of Grace Theatre Company
The London Theatre New Cross London
2015 Madame Voitevski
Theatre
Uncle Vanya by Chekov
Grace Smith
The State of Grace Theatre Company
The London Theatre New Cross London
2015 Doris
Film (Short)
The Great Recycle
Sam Wellow
Foul Beast Productions
Media Factory Lancaster
2014 Gryumpy old lady
Film (Short)
Bingo
Robin Haig
Seventh Crow/Film Academy
Filmhouse Edinburgh

Education

About me

Carol Norris. EQUITY Member MOO317042.





I am an older female(acting age 60 actually age 71) living in a rural region in the Scottish Borders who commenced training for professional theatre after retiring as an NHS Consultant Physician in 2006 with extensive knowledge of Psychiatry, Neurology & Medicine used in Role Play & insight into characters in Drama.

I completed a F/T year in Theatre Studies at Edinburgh Telford College in 2008, followed by a Diploma in Voice, Movement & Ensemble Queen Margaret Univ.Edin. 2012. (Module One)
Shakespeare Certificates Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London: 1. Bronze 2005. Merit. 2. Silver 2006. Pass 3. Gold 2006.

Since then, as a result of my location, much of this has been informal & is ongoing but I have performed professionally as below.

The Winter's Tale 2017 -Paulina June 2 weeks Shakespeare At Traquair Scottish Borders.

Leonce and Lena by Georg Buchner Multiple parts Nov. 2016 Adult Showcase, Acting Out Drama School Edinburgh

The Magnificent Laird - The Lady Laird by John Nichol August as & Nov. 2016 Selkirk Sherriff Court for Sir Walter Scott's Selkirk Show.

I perform regular Role play for Medical Royal Colleges as patients & their relatives from 2009 to 2015.

I was Madame Voiteski in "Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov" Director Grace Smith at The London Theatre, New Cross from 9-14th June 2015.

I was the Nurse in "Medea by Euripides" 30th June to 5th July 2015 at the same venue & with the same Director.

I was Doris in a short film April/May 2015 "The Great Recycle" Director Sam Wellow, Foul Beast Productions Univ. Central Lancashire.
Performed Sept. 2014 in National Theatre of Scotland 5 Minute Theatre, as Elsie Inglis, a site specific piece I devised, on a suspension bridge on the Scottish Border with England, which is filmed. Vimeo link:- https://vimeo.com/99538352

I wrote a 20 min scene "The Particular Scientists" based on an idea from The Borrowers series, performed by the Borders Youth Theatre in Easter 2014. This was reprised for production in the Borders Science Festival on 18th May 2016
I wrote the comic monologue “The Goddess of The Tweed” for the “Towards Flodden” project (Treading the Borders Theatre Company), for the 500th Commemoration in 2014, funded by Creative Scotland. I was awarded a Scholarship to the New York Conservatoire of Dramatic Art for 2014 based on an audition in Edinburgh which included this piece.
I performed in a script reading of my play "The Ticket Inspector" at Heart of Hawick Theatre on Jan 20th 2014 with Firebrand Theatre Company & in a 3 hander script reading with the same company on June 23rd.

Between Aug 24-27 2014 was Maggie (small role)in a short film "Bingo" by Seventh Crow/Screen Academy Scotland in association with Hopscotch Films shown at Edinburgh Film House on October 29th. 2014.
I was Bottom in “Shakespeare at Traquair"s production at the Eastgate Theatre” in the 2013 Peebles Art Festival. Invited to take part by the Impro Academy Director Harry Gooch in a Fundraiser in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe.
2011 Walk on: "Die Frau Ohne Schauen" Marinski Theatre St Petersburg Edin. Festival Dec. 2011
2011 Commedia del 'Arte" as "Doctore" Charioteer Theatre Co. Edinburgh Summerfield 5* review.
Aug. 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Production "Threshold" 19;29 Theatre Co. Walk on part Mrs. Dixon for 10 performances. Mentioned in 3 x 5* reviews. Nominated for Fringe First for an Emerging Company.
2009 Juno & The Paycock, Odd Productions, Director Kathleen Mansfield, Biggar Little Theatre & Edinburgh ESMC.
2008 Glasgow Professional Role Players, Director Phil Doulton, Enfield, London.

Further Courses & Training.
Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Acting Course "Skill development through Shakespeare" 28th Aug. - 8th Sept. 2006.
Actors Centre North Manchester 2011
RSC Open Stages Workshop Glasgow 2011
Commedia del 'Arte 6 day course Charioteer Theatre Dec. 2011
Michael Corbridge RSC Voice 6 hr.Workshop June 2012
Guy Masterton Physical Theatre 3 hr.Workshop June 2012
D-F Acting Danielle Farrow. Raw Talent Theatre Co. Helen Raw.Edinburgh. 1:1 Tuition
Workshops: Muriel Romanes , Lynn Bains -Voice, 2012
Dr. Robert Leach -Stanislavski 2012
Chekov Monologues Workshop 2 days Charioteer Theatre 2012
Royal Conservatoire Scotland Nadeen George Voice Short Courses 2012
Voice Workshops Feb 2013 Lin Marsh.
Improv Workshops Harry Gooch Edin Jan 2013.
2 day Workshop on "Acting To The Camera" with Danielle Farrow in Edin. on 28/30th Nov. 2014
"Advanced Acting Course" Trinity College London held in Edinburgh Aug to Nov 6.
Multiple parts in Georg Buchner's 3 Act "Leonce & Lena" Nov 19th.

2011 to 2016 Participating Board Member "Treading The Borders Theatre Co." Scottish Borders.
I am Co Editor of the Eildon Tree New Writing Magazine published by Scottish Borders Council Arts Department.

Additional Information

Drama Training:
2008, N.C. Dramatic Arts, 1 year F/T Edinburgh Telford College successful in all modules in the course. In "The Land of Stuff" by Jim Daly, Devised Production "Shoes" & Physical Theatre "Fear" at North Edinburgh Arts Centre Theatre. Lady Macbeth/Witch Short Scenes.

Post Grad. Diploma (Module One) Voice Movement & Ensemble Queen Margaret University 2012

Informal Training----------------------------------------------
Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Acting Course "Skill development through Shakespeare" 28th Aug. - 8th Sept. 2006.

Actors Centre North Manchester 2011

RSC Open Stages Workshop Glasgow 2011
Michael Corbridge RSC Voice 6 hr.Workshop June 2012
Guy Masterton Physical Theatre 3 hr.Workshop June 2012

D-F Acting Danielle Farrow. Raw Talent Theatre Co. Helen Raw.Edinburgh. 1:1 Tuition

Workshops: Muriel Romanes , Lynn Bains -Voice, 2012
Robert Leach -Stanislavski 2012

Commedia del 'Arte 6 day course Charioteer Theatre Dec. 2011
Chekov Monologues Workshop 2 days Charioteer Theatre 2012
Royal Conservatoire Scotland Nadeen George Voice Short Courses 2012

Voice Workshops Feb 2013 Lin Marsh.
Improv Workshops Harry Gooch Edin Jan 2013 ongoing

EQUITY Member MOO317042.
Member SCOT-NITS..
Drama Certificates: Shakespeare Certificates Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
:- 1. Bronze 2005. Merit. 2. Silver 2006. Pass. 3. Gold 2006. Pass 2007

Professional Drama Work:
2008 Glasgow Professional Role Players, Director Phil Doulton, Enfield, London.

2009 to 2016 Role play for Examinations Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.

Aug. 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Production "Threshold" 19;29 Theatre Co. Walk on part Mrs. Dixon for 10 performances. Mentioned in 3x 5* reviews.Nominated for Fringe First for an Emerging Company.

2011 Walk on: "Die Frau Ohne Schauen" Marinski Theatre St Petersburg Edin. Festival

Dec. 2011 "Commedia del 'Arte" as "Doctore" Charioteer Theatre Co. Edinburgh. 5* review.

2011 - Present Participating Board Member "Treading The Borders Theatre Co." Scottish Borders.

Additional Skills

Consultant Physician, extensive knowledge of Pyschiatry, Neurology & Medicine used in Role Play.

Skills

Skin Colour White
Hair Length Short
Native accent English
Accents (UK) Birmingham, Northern England, Northern Working Class, RP
Accents (North American) General American
Accents (International) Irish
Languages Spoken German
Interested in Comedy, Corporate, Film (Professional), Improvisation, Panto, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring)
Experienced in Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay
General Singing Skills Chorus
Organisation Membership Equity
Stage Combat Skills Yes
Driving Licences Standard
Perform nude? No
DBS checked Yes (within last 12 months)