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Mary Farragher

Mary Farragher

Overview

Ethnicity
Caucasian
Age Range
56 - 62
Height
5' 8" (1m 73cm)
Weight
10st. 10lb. (68kg)
Hair Colour
White
Eye Colour
Green
Build
Medium

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2013 Seeress
Musical
The Boys From Syracuse
Ben De Wynter
Regan De Wynter
The Union Theatre
2007 Focus Group Member
TV
Love Soup
Chris Gernon
BBC
2004 Nurse Manager
Voice Over
BUPA Ad
Classic FM
2003 Napkin Lady
Commercial
Vodafone - Beckham double-signs autograph
Tarsem
Wieden & Kennedy
Manchester Radisson
2000 Julie Steel
TV
The Bill
Nigel Bristow
Pearson Television Productions Ltd
2000 Woman
Theatre
Mountain Language (In BSL)
Jessica Higgs
In Tandem Theatre Company
Oval House Theatre
1999 Irish Landlady
TV
My Hero
John Stroud
Big Bear Films BBC
1999 Margaret
Theatre
A Natural Distance
Rebecca Ross
Shush Black Theatre Company
1998 Mother Peter from Once a Catholic
TV
The Talent Trial
Bryan Izzard
HTV
HTV Television Centre
1998 Lady Macbeth
Theatre
Macbeth
Michael Bull
Old Town Theatre Company
1997 Lady Bracknell & Tranio
Theatre (Tour)
The Importance of Being Earnest & The Taming of the Shrew
Harry Meacher & James Reynard
Traffic of the Stage
Touring
1996 Barbara & Dr Burnside
TIE
The Gift
Nigel Townsend
Y Touring
Touring
1995 Fenella
Film (Student)
I Don't
Jane Rogoyska
Northern School of Film & Television
Leeds
1995 Kate
Theatre (Tour)
Dancing at Lughnasa
Adrian Reynolds
Haymarket Basingstoke
Haymarket Basingstoke
1993 Molly & U/s Mrs Danvers/Beatrice
Theatre (Tour)
Rebecca
Hugh Wooldridge
E & B Productions

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 1993
    Post Graduate Acting
    GSA

About me

Formal stuff first:

I am a mature character actress with a low, sympathetic but authoritative speaking voice. I am grey haired, but by no means a typical "little old lady" either in stature or in presence.

I trained as a mature student at GSA, completing the Postgraduate course, having (amazingly) gained a grant from my local authority.

It was always emphasised that one shouldn't mention work one had done before graduating, which is why all the roles I had taken on have never figured on my professional CV.

Please excuse the following list - I needed to show that I have a considerable acting background apart from the professional work I have done. If you don't want to read the list, look away now.

My theatre roles include, in no particular order, Fay in Joe Orton's 'Loot', Eva in Peter Whelan's 'The Accrington Pals', Third Juror in Reginald Rose's 'Twelve Angry Men' (an all woman cast), Lady Rumpers in Alan Bennett's 'Habeas Corpus', Mother Peter in Mary O'Malley's 'Once a Catholic', Feletti in Dario Fo's 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist', Clara and Annie (at different times) in J B Priestley's 'When We Are Married', Cynthia in Tom Stoppard's 'The Real Inspector Hound', Bernarda in Lorca's 'The House of Bernarda Alba', and Viola in 'Twelfth Night'.

Additional Information

More personal stuff now:

My family is very large and scattered over Ireland, England, the United States and Australia. As can be told by my surname, my parents were Irish Catholic, from County Mayo. My mother has always helped me with my Irish accent, when it was called for.

I do not look my age.

My background was in secondary education as a teacher of French.
I have a facility with accents and an excellent concentration span. It is important to me to work hard and to contribute to the ensemble of any company.

I'm a dog lover. Perhaps I should state that dogs are a bit of a passion, but perhaps I shouldn't. I'm not the eccentric dog lover type, I hasten to add. I don't tend to have cats, not because I don't like them but because I can't bear all the dead birds.

My garden is very important to me, particularly in spring, with all the colour and the delight of seeing old friends one had forgotten. I don't look after it enough, though.

I have been unrepresented for a few years now, since my agent (Jacky Leggo, from St James' Management) retired.

Additional Skills

Things I can do:

Some computer skills, and notably a fast typing speed, about 90wpm. New technology does tend to baffle me, notably Facebook and Twitter, but I'm beginning to wrestle with those, and emailing is fine. My BSL signing skills are a little rusty, but relatively competent. My Spanish is also rather rusty. The point is that I would be able to master a script in either BSL or Spanish. And, of course, in French, in which I am still relatively fluent. During the past few years, I took a course in A Level Maths and managed to get a C grade. I am also a driver. Would anyone like to know that I can also ride a wobbly bike?

Skills

Skin Colour White
Hair Length Short
Native accent English
Accents (UK) English, standard, Estuary English, Northern Working Class, RP, Wiltshire
Accents (North American) General American
Accents (International) Irish
Languages Spoken French
Interested in Commercials, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), TV, Voice Over
Experienced in Commercials, Film (Student), Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TV, Voice Over
General Singing Skills Chorus
Specific Singing Skills Alto
Organisation Membership Equity
Stage Combat Skills No
Driving Licences Standard
Perform nude? No