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Norma Cohen

Norma Cohen

Overview

Ethnicity
Mediterranean
Age Range
58 - 68
Height
4' 11" (1m 50cm)
Weight
5st. 14lb. (38kg)
Hair Colour
Auburn
Eye Colour
Brown
Build
Slim

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2017 The Reader
Rehearsed Reading
Mina's Waltz, Global Society
Nicola Burnett Smith
Out of Place/BAFTA
BAFTA
2017 quirky, glamorous grandma
Commercial
Leisure Brand
Jason McGuigan
Indy8
Brunel University
2017 manically laughing cat lady
Film (Student)
DION
Kristaps Lejins
UWL
2017 Nancy Atkinson, karate-kicking retirement home resident
Film (Student)
GIGABITE
Elliott Byrne
Central Film School
2017 grandmother Gitel
Rehearsed Reading
GONE FOR A BURTON
Jake Murray
Ship of Fools
JW3
2017 eccentric landlady MRS ELLIS
Film (Feature)
THE FITZROY
Andrew Harmer
DRESDEN PICTURES
LONDON SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL premiere Stratford Picture House
2017 RIKA
Theatre
TWO SISTERS
GAIL LOUW
HI-LO PRODUCTIONS
Yvonne Arnaud, Epsom Playhouse, Rialto Brighton, Uppingham Theatre, Upstairs at the Gatehouse
2016 Dylis, a ditsy seaside bookshop manager
Rehearsed Reading
Freddie, Ted and the Death of Joe Orton
Ray Rackham
London Theatre Workshop
London Theatre Workshop
2016 Lydia, a terrified scrabble player contemplating a Dignitas ending
Theatre
WAITING FOR THE Q
Jenny Foxwell
Lindona Productions
Tristan Bates Theatre
2016 Osteoporosis & diabetes patient
Corporate
Interactive medical video
Giulio Tavernesi
LifeLike SA, MILAN
Milan
2016 SLEUTH/ MYSELF
Theatre
THE WARDROBE PROJECT
Rachel Grunwald
VISIBLE THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Graeae
2016 GRETA
Theatre
YARNING
TREVOR PITT
POD PROJECTS
BIRMINGHAM MAC
2015 Giacometti's 86 yr old Italian mother, Liverpudlian hooker
Rehearsed Reading
MAN WALKING
John Gillett
John Gillett
White Bear Theatre
2015 Active hiker grandma
Commercial
Diamond Challenge: DUKE OF EDINBURGH Award
Orlando Pedretti
Agile Films
2015 HIV support group convenor
Corporate
GILEAD HIV Portfolio
Producer Fiona Watson
GILEAD
Dulwich Park
2015 Sharp New York art dealer
Corporate
Photoshoot
Guy Harris
Fine Art Bourse
Arts Building, N4
2015 Irate passenger
Corporate
MTR Crossrail
Mark Wesley
J9 Imaging
Willesden Junction station
2015 Patient
Corporate
Virtual Mannequin
Neil Kumar
emotive
Blackpool
2014 Grandma
Commercial
ORAL B online Xmas film
Stephen Pipe
Tantrum
2014 Hazel
Theatre
DUSK
Oliver Lamford
Catherine Willmore Productions
Epping Forest
2014 Liverpudlian teenager, 99-year-old Greek matriarch, Japanese, Greek/Iranian children, `50s campaigning mother
Theatre
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE?
Sue Lefton
VISIBLE THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Southwark Playhouse
2014 Muriel
Film (Short)
Comedy pilot
Jerome Rehioui
Funky Tivi
Millfields Park
2014 Golders Green Ma
Voice Over
Fade to Blackout
Ben Bazell
Off The Page
Etcetera Theatre
2014 Ensemble actor
Theatre
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE?
Sue Lefton
VISIBLE THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Royal Festival Hall
2014 Spanish widow
Film (Short)
EL FUNERAL DE VICTOR ABANO
Chris Thomas (Raindance)
Freya Berry
2014 faded eccentric in a seedy bar
Music Video
Paloma Faith / A Perfect Contradiction
Paul Gore
Somesuch & Co
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
2013 - 2014 Ensemble actor
Theatre
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE? ongoing developmental workshops 2013
Sue Lefton
VISIBLE THEATRE
Toynbee Hall/National Theatre Studio, Royal Festival Hall
2013 La MaMa
Film (Student)
La MaMa
Kevin Muyolo
NFTS
NFTS, Beaconsfield
2013 Ensemble actor
Theatre
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE?
Sue Lefton
VISIBLE THEATRE ENSEMBLE: National Theatre Studio
National Theatre Studio
2013 tasered tea lady
Commercial
Paddy Power
Andy McLeod
Rattling Stick
Tottenham Hotspur football stadium
2013 Elsie, an elderly widow
Film (Short)
BERTIE, THE BUDGIE
Rick Frier
FRESH CUT
2013 Mrs Ellis
Film (Feature)
The Fitzroy
Andrew Harmer
Dresden Pictures
on location (submarine)
2013 Psychiatrist
Corporate
That's English! (for Spain)
Gill Williams
Wildside Productions
Wildside Productions
2013 COPD patient
Corporate
Talking Heads Video/North West Ambulance Service
Paul Gilmour
Activation Business Theatre
2013 Grandmother
Voice Over
Olympia mobile phones (Germany)
Patrick Gather
New Art Productions
2013 Orthodox Jewish secretary
Film (Short)
SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR ME
Ido Zeevi
London Film School
on location at BBC studios
2013 Liz: carer wife
Theatre
LIVING WITH LONGTERM CONDITIONS
Sonja Linden
VISIBLE/ AGE UK
Centrepoint
2012 ensemble actor
Theatre
The Man Who Lost His Voice
Alan Lyddiard/Sue Lefton
The Performance Ensemble, a new company of older actors founded by playwright Sonja Linden
workshopping at Central School of Speech & Drama
2012 Joan, vampish Old Great Britain
Film (Feature)
Marriage of Inconvenience
Katerina Curtis
Inventome
2012 flamboyant dog walker
Commercial
Future is Dave/UKTV
Chris Balmond
Red Bee
2012 Leie
Rehearsed Reading
Requiem for a Friday Night
Daniel Goldman
Tangram/CASA Festival
Bolivar Hall
2012 glamorous grandmother
Commercial
Billy Boy Condoms
Dan Sully
Love Films
2012 cheery bus passenger
Corporate
Unilever
Anthony Austen
Mother
2012 Mrs Levy
Film (Student)
REFLECTION
Anirudh Ganapathy
MET
2012 Lois: animated wife (V/O)
Voice Over
TIRED OF SWIMMING
Anna Eijsbouts
RCA
RCA
2012 Intrepid pensioner on mobility scooter
TV
THE CHRONICLES OF PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL
Benjamin Field
HoloMedia
Petworth House, on location
2012 Rochel, Jewish matriarch
Rehearsed Reading
POP
Trilby James
Act Up
Tristan Bates Theatre
2012 Second Witch, Macbeth
Commercial
Olympics ad for Mexico
Felipe Fernandez del Paso
RSA Films
Lyric Theatre
2012 Italian matriarch
Corporate
M&S training film
Peter Ashcroft
Media Zoo
on location: I. Camisa & Sons
2012 Katerina, retired government official
Film (Short)
Listen
Daniel Rothschild
Unfurling Films
2012 Mrs Harry (lead): dementia sufferer
Film (Short)
Where is Harry?
Malwina Sworczuk
Krakow Film Lab.
2012 Jane
Film (Student)
As Old As You Feel
Stephen Kenny
London Film School
National Gallery
2011 Miss Higgins, a busybody
Corporate
That's English
Benjamin Field
Highwood Productions/Spanish TV
2011 Countess
Theatre
The Queen of Spades
Max Hoehn
Arcola Theatre/ Fusebox
Arcola
2011 cheer leader
TV
Odd One In
Steve Smith
Zeppotron
BBC Studios, Elstree
2011 Mother Teresa
Music Video
Bang On! / Got It
Jamie Roberts
Pulse Films
Jacuzzi Studios
2011 Miss Sophie
Film (Student)
Dinner for One
Susannah Bragg
MET
Ealing Film Studios
2011 Prudence, a bohemian
Film (Student)
WINDY DAY
Agnes Zubyte
Royal Holloway
2011 Wyn, estate queen & librarian
Theatre
Without Planning Permission
Chris Johnston
Fluxx
Cecil Sharp House
2010 Older Lady
Corporate
Expedia Mood
Will McGregor
Casual Films
Hive Bar, Brixton
2010 Myrtle: Cockney grandmother
Theatre
The 9.21 to Shrub Hill
Ed Bartram
Waxwing Theatre
New Diorama Theatre
2010 Molly: drama queen, 70 year old star of silent horror movies
Rehearsed Reading
The Stanville Beast
Ruth Torjussen
FilmDirecting4Women
2010 Charity worker, Scout leader
Corporate
Functional Maths and English (series)
Guy Hawkins
Juice Moving Images
Juice, Faringdon, Oxon.
2010 Cleaner
Film (Feature)
MERCY
Nana Obiri Yeboah
Spring Media Production
2010 compere
Theatre
Tribute to Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday
Michael Collins
Issy Postill Quartet
Rosemary Branch Theatre
2010 Amalia, obsessive Italian housewife
Film (Short)
GENOVA 1960
Josh Sawley
Josh Sawley Productions
LCC
2010 Ant's Mum (of Ant & Dec)
Film (Student)
Ant & Dec promo provisionally titled Fan to Friend
Hannah Perry & Emily Dockett
Ravensbourne Film School
Ravensbourne College
2010 Richenda, an elderly knitter
Theatre
Does It Come With Ketchup?
Stephen Lwrence/Gemma Salter
Royal Knees Up Variety Night
Theatre Royal, Stratford East
2010 Echo:political prisoner
Theatre
Echo
Mark Butcher
instructionsfor.com
Vitrine Gallery & Pilot@AE Harris, Birmingham
2010 Betsy Pollock, MP
Theatre
Building
Natasha Campbell
Crow Theatre
Elmwood School
2009 - 2010 Richenda
Theatre
Does It Come With Ketchup?
Nora Connolly
Ship of FoolsTheatre
Rosemary Branch Theatre

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 1966
    3 year movement & dance training
    Laban Art of Movement Studio

About me

Movement trained with a flair for comedy, I'm currently working across the media in theatre, TV, film and audio. Recent roles inc. Mrs Ellis (think Ladykillers' Miss Wilberforce)in the comedy feature The Fitzroy, vampish Thatcherite mother Joan in the satirical indie feature film on the banking crisis: Marriage of Inconvenience, the 87 year old Countess in Pushkin's Ace of Spades (Arcola) & intrepid pensioner for the Chronicles of Professor Elemental (TV comedy pilot). Upcoming work: 6th workshop with VISIBLE, writer Sonja Linden's new company of older actors, director Sue Lefton.

Additional Information

native Liverpudlian, recently played two Jewish grandmothers with an East European accent

Additional Skills

improvisation, role play, devising, presenting, tai chi, mime, Pilates
journalism,dance/drama workshop leader, presentation/interview skills lecturer,
excellent sight reader

Skills

Skin Colour Olive
Hair Length Short
Native accent English
Accents (UK) Birmingham, Cockney, Geordie, Lancashire, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Northern England, RP, Yorkshire
Accents (North American) New York City
Accents (International) French, German, Italian, Turkish, Yiddish
Languages Spoken French, German, Italian
Interested in Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Improvisation, Modelling, Music Videos, Panto, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Teaching Theatre, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, TV, Voice Over
Experienced in Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Music Videos, Panto, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, TV, Voice Over
General Singing Skills Chorus
Specific Singing Skills Soprano
General Dance Skills Ballet, Ballroom, Contemporary, Folk, Jazz, Latin American, Swing/Jive, Tango, Tap
Organisation Membership Equity
Driving Licences Standard
Perform nude? No
DBS checked Yes