Here’s what some of our graduates have been up to recently
Game of Thrones, Royal Shakespeare Company, Holby City
Elizabeth trained at The Bridge Theatre Training Company and has since returned to teach. Her latest works include Alison In Chris Chibnall’s Worst Wedding Ever, Pantalingua in The Humans, BAM, New York and Avignon Festival, Childie in The Killing of Sister George at the Arts Theatre, West End, Bianca in the RSC’s production of The Taming of the Shrew, and Sally Wiggins in The Watermill Theatre’s production of Patrick Barlow’s Ben Hur. Television & Film includes Doctors (BBC); Holby City (BBC) and appeared as Lollys Stokeworth in Game of Thrones (HBO). She is also a Monologue Slam Heavyweight Champion.
Amy De Bhrún
Jason Bourne, Vikings, Line of Duty, Bad Sisters
On television in LINE OF DUTY – SERIES 6, Amy was recently seen as returning character ‘Steph Corbett’ on BBC1.
Amy is currently filming the lead role of ‘Abigail Whithall’ in SANCTUARY, directed by Lisa Mulcahy and Justin Molotnikov for AMC and Monumental Pictures.
She wrapped filming the lead role of ‘Jenny Malone’ earlier this year in the comedy feature APOCALYPSE CLOWN, directed by George Kane for Fastnet Films. More recently, Amy was cast in Apple TV+ comedy-drama BAD SISTERS directed by Josephine Bornebusch for Merman and appeared as Felicity O’Reilly in HARRY WILD on Acorn TV. Credits in 2021 include HOPE STREET, directed by Dez McCarthy for the BBC & Britbox, and HIDDEN ASSETS, directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan for Saffron Pictures.
Recent credits include THE OUTPOST, directed by John Lyde for Arrowstorm Entertainment, Jarl Hrolf in VIKINGS on History, and KRYPTON, directed by Marc Roskin for Warner Horizon Veronica in BRIDGET & EAMON, directed by Jason Butler.
Other recent film and television credits include CORONATION STREET, END OF SENTENCE, and THE CURED, directed by David Freyne.
In 2016, Amy was seen in the American spy thriller JASON BOURNE written and directed by Paul Greengrass, starring Matt Damon and Tommy Lee Jones for Universal Pictures. Previous film and television credits include THE CROWN AND THE DRAGON, THE BACHELOR WEEKEND, JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE, PENNY DREADFUL, TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES, CASUALTY directed by Steve Hughes for the BBC.
Short films include SKIP TO THE END, LEAVE, GRIDLOCK, and THE NATION HOLDS ITS BREATH.
An accomplished writer – her short film AFTER received the Filmbase Funding Award and went into production in January 2014, in which Amy played the female lead role. She stars in both Irish band KODALINE music videos for their hit song “All I Want,” directed by Stevie Russell.
Amy performed her one-woman shows to critical acclaim in Dublin, London, Los Angeles, and New York City. She recently completed a successful run of her play I SEE YOU with Lady Bug productions at Theatre Upstairs.
Emmerdale, Rise and Fall of the Krays, An Inspector Calls National Theatre Tour
Simon is delighted to be returning to the stage and is especially excited to be working on such an iconic production, The National Theatre’s major revival tour of Stephen Daldry’s iconic production of JB Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’.
Although his most recent work was on the West End Number One Tour of The Bodyguard, Simon has worked primarily on screen in recent years, including playing the role of Ronnie Kray in the smash hit independent films Rise and Fall of the Krays.
Simon is also a writer. He was the inaugural winner of the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s Masterclass ‘Pitch Your Play’ award for his debut play ‘The Undone Years’. His first commissioned screenplay ‘King Arthur and Merlin and The Knights of the Round Table’ has just been released onto Amazon Prime.
Theatre Credits: Ray Court/Frank Farmer First Cover in The Bodyguard (UK and International Tour); Brodsky/Ensemble in A Clockwork Orange (Soho Theatre/Park Theatre/International Tour); Gus in The Dumb Waiter (Yvonne Arnaud Studio); Saturninus in Titus Andronicus – Action to the Word; Paris in Romeo and Juliet – Action to the Word.
Film Credits: Ronnie Kray in Rise Of The Krays; Ronnie Kray in Fall Of The Krays; Paul Deitch in The Unseen; Gavin Turner in Undercover Hooligan; Adrian in Rise Of The Footsoldier 3.
TV Credits: Sargeant Evans in Outlander (Starz); Agent Tucker in Hanna (Amazon Prime); Hugh Bryant in Emmerdale (ITV); Tony Bale in Doctors (BBC); Robert Dudley in Bloody Queens (BBC).
Dannie Lu Carr
Les P’tits Molieres Awards, Top Girls, Ted Talks
Bridge graduate, Dannie-Lu Carr, is a Meisner Specialist who, in 2019, won a Les P’tits Molieres Award for Best Production of Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love, as well as being the only woman nominated for Best Director. Her other directing credits include Top Girls, Marat/Sade, Look Back in Anger, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman, A View From the Bridge, Mother Courage, O Go My Man, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Closer and The House of Bernarda Alba.
As an actor she has played many roles on stage, radio and screen, including the iconic character of Morli alongside Gareth Thomas and David Tennant in the Dalek Empire series. Her voice has been used for BBC3 trailers, Eurosport documentaries, Classic FM idents, Celebrity Big Brother and campaigns for Crisis.
Dannie is also a singer/songwriter, author and poet. Her first book, Brilliant Assertiveness, was published by Pearsons in May 2012. She heads up her own Communications Consultancy and Women’s Leadership Organisation. She is a regular public speaker and guest panellist on a range of issues around women and the realities they face at work, in creative industries and in society.
Robert is a Professional Actor and Figure Skater who graduated from The Bridge in 2015. Since then, he has worked in film and theatre including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK Touring Theatre. He is now working on the famous Disney on Ice (2022) which tours around the world. Robert also created and co-runs a theatre company with fellow graduate Joshua Jewkes called JB Theatre and he has also appeared as a fight performer at Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition. Outside of performing, Robert works as an apprentice Stage Combat Instructor.
Robert’s other theatre credits include: ‘The Ghost Of Sadie Kimber’, ‘The Selfish Giant’, ‘Chasing Ghosts’, ‘Restless’, ‘Drastic Actions’, ‘ Romeo & Juliet,’ ‘Pride & Prejudice’.
Laura Roome graduated from The Bridge in 2021 and is currently touring an exciting new production, The Show Must Go On – The Musical Theatre Story, as one of the Lead Vocalists. The show will be at The Other Palace on the 19th November 2022. She hopes you can join her and the cast for a unique celebration of 100 years of Musical Theatre.
Since graduating from The Bridge in 2020, Jennifer has been involved in a number of projects, including TIE and corporate work, and is now very happy to be playing the role of Polly Nichols in Women of Whitechapel, a new play about the victims of Jack the Ripper with the highly regarded OVO theatre company (November 2022).
Hollyoaks, The Smoke
Anna is best known for her role as Sienna Blake in Channel 4’s long running show, Hollyoaks. For this role she won the “Villain of the Year” award at The British Soap awards 2014 and was also nominated for “Most Popular Newcomer” at the 2014 National Television Awards. She was nominated twice in the 2013 Inside Soap Awards and was also nominated for “Best Actress” at the British soap Awards. Other work includes The Smoke directed by Ben Pickering, The Last Flight To Kuwait (BBC), and A Landscape of Lies directed by Paul Knight.
Showstoppers, People Just Do Nothing, The Comedy Store Players
Bridge graduate Ruth is a writer-performer and founder member of Oliver award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which is currently on tour and running in the West End at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue. She is a regular guest with The Comedy Store Players, and recently guested in Whose Line Is It Anyway Live! at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as being ¼ of The Glenda J Collective (with Josie Lawrence, Cariad Lloyd and Pippa Evans). She was also a regular on BBC2’s impro show Fast & Loose, and has taken part in multiple 50 hour improvathons, both in London and Canada. With Lucy Trodd she wrote and performed two series of Trodd en Bratt Say Well Done You, for BBC Radio 4, which was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award for best scripted comedy. She was also one of the three witches in Wyrdoes, a short film for the British Film Council which toured the world as part of the Shakespeare birthday celebration. TV credits include Roche in all four series of BAFTA award-winning People Just Do Nothing (BBC), Carole in Man Down (C4), both series of Mongrels (BBC3), Vic Reeves’ The Ministry of Curious Stuff (CBBC), Derek (C4), Midnight Beast (E4), Edge of Heaven (ITV), Quick Cuts (BBC4). Radio includes The Best Laid Plans and both series of Sarah Millican’s Support Group.
BBC Radio 4, Hollyoaks, Shakespeare’s Globe
Hannah is an award winning Palestinian-Irish writer, and has collaborated with the RSC; Soho; The Kiln; NTS and the Arcola as well as Mosaic Theatre in New York. She is the 2022 Resident Writer at Shakespeare’s Globe and her work includes Henry VIII (2022 summer season), The Fir Tree (2021-2022) and an original play, Hakawatis, which will premiere in winter 2022.
Previous work for stage includes her original play, A Museum in Baghdad, which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in 2019 directed by Erica Whyman, Interference for the National Theatre of Scotland, The Scar Test for Soho Theatre and Scenes from published by Methuen.
Hannah has also written numerous radio plays, including The Unwelcome, Last of the Pearl Fishers and The Deportation Room all for the BBC Radio 4.
Television work includes multiple episodes of the Channel 4 drama Hollyoaks. her script, The Record, won the Tommy Vine screenplay award at the Underwire film festival, and the finished film was selected for the London Palestine Film Festival.
Hannah held the Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University in 2021 and is a Creative Fellow of the Samuel Beckett Archive for 2021/2022.
Naomi Cooper Davis
Peep Show, Little Britain, Coronation Street
Naomi has enjoyed numerous television roles including Jane in The Wrong door (BBC), Iris in Ultimate Force (ITV), Consuela in Little Britain (BBC), Giuseppina in The Borgias (Showtime), Gertie in Parade’s End (HBO) alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Mrs Sanderson in Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (BBC), Deena in Peep Show (Channel 4), Bev in Crims (BBC), Harriet in the newly adapted Porridge (BBC). She plays Sharon Geary in Coronation Street (ITV). Her film credits include Mandy in The Joke’s on You and Dr Woods in Siren’s Bay.
The National Theatre, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Stones
Alan has worked extensively in the theatre in productions such as I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Orphans, and Big Boys, all at The English Theatre Hamburg. Round The Horne with the Apollo Theatre Company, The Thought on the Stairs at The Southwark Playhouse, Treasure at the Finborough Theatre, The Dinner at The Vaults Festival, It Never Ends at Theatre 503, Pool at the Write 5 Festival, People with The National Theatre, Dracula at Leicester Square Theatre, As You Like It and The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. He has also appeared in numerous feature films including The Man Who Knew Infinity, Viking Legacy, Fragments of May, and Stones which won Best Feature at the London Independent Film Festival 2016.
Hollyoaks, Crimewatch, Scott & Bailey
As well as being an actress and director, Kaitlin is also a fully qualified Stage Combat Instructor teaching with the Equity ratified Stage Combat organisation The Academy of Performance Combat. She is one of only three women on the Equity Register of Fight Directors and has worked across the UK extensively using all the skills at her disposal.
As an actress her theatre work includes the one-woman show The Alphabet Girl (Winner of a Manchester Theatre Award in 2014), Aladdin and Mother Goose Oldham Coliseum; Treasure Island Birmingham Rep; Macbeth Epstien Theatre Liverpool; Peter Pan Liverpool Empire; and D’Eon Hope Mill Theatre Manchester. On TV she has appeared in Hollyoaks, Crimewatch, and Scott and Bailey.
As a Fight Director Kaitlin has worked on some amazing projects including Life is A Dream Edinburgh Lyceum; A Skull in Connemara, Aladdin and Jack and The Beanstalk Oldham Coliseum; The Merry Wives of Windsor Storyhouse Chester; The Thunder Girls The Lowry Manchester; The Guards at The Taj Theatre By The Lake; Our Country’s Good and A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Tobacco Factory Bristol; Robin Hood Cast Doncaster; The Little Mermaid Liverpool Everyman; and So Awkward Series 4 CBBC. Recently Kaitlin has found a love for directing and in 2019 directed Much Ado About Nothing at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival before going on the produce it as a Lockdown Zoom Movie the following summer.
The Sugar Syndrome, The Acid Test
Shortly after graduating from The Bridge Rebecca was in The Royal Court transfer of ‘That Face’ at the Duke of York’s. She has continued her theatre work with the lead role in Lucy Prebble’s ‘The Sugar Syndrome’ at Theatre Royal Bath and southwest tour, ‘Loving to Kill’ in association with Punchdrunk at the BAC, Jess in ‘The Acid Test’, Matilda in ‘Matilda, Mike & Dan’, both at the Pleasance Theatre & Shazyie in ‘What If’ at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Rebecca is an award-winning actress for her short film work, winning the Los Angeles Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘The Real Me’.
Hollyoaks, Torchwood, BAFTA
Bridge graduate Nathan Sussex has appeared in numerous television series including Torchwood, Coronation Street, and Judge John Deed. Soon after graduating he appeared in the BBC drama CARE which went on to win a BAFTA. Other credits include Young Dracula, BBC’s Crash, Slean in The Darkest Day, a feature for Lindisfarne Films, and the title role in the BAFTA Winning short film Nadger. While at The Bridge, Nathan developed a keen interest in voice and radio work and since then has worked on several radio plays for BBC RADIO 4 & BBC RADIO WALES, which also gave him the leap into voiceovers and subsqequently went on to voice several idents for BBC including a campaign for the final series of Gavin & Stacey across all BBC Platforms. In 2012 he auditioned for the NORMAN BEATON Fellowship for radio drama and received an award. In 2018 he became a regular on Hollyoaks appearing in over forty episodes so far as Buster Smith.
The Bank of Dave, Ridley, Coronation Street
Carrie has recently been filming new Netflix film The Bank of Dave, directed by Chris Foggin, starring Rory Kinnear, Joel Fry and Phoebe Dynevor.
You might recognise Carrie from two recent TV dramas, Ridley (ITV) and Rules of The Game (BBC). Carrie also played Twinkle in the Number 1 UK Tour of ‘Dinnerladies‘ by Victoria Wood, appeared alongside Sheridan Smith in the film ‘Powder Room’. Other Theatre includes Secret Cinema’s ‘Back to the Future’, ‘The Musketeers’ at the Liverpool Echo Arena, the Olivier nominated ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground‘ with Les Enfants Terribles and The Acid test at the Pleasance Theatre. Carrie appeared in 2 episodes of ‘Coronation Street‘. Carrie is also part of award winning dance troupe The Dinahs.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dr. Seuss & Co
After graduating from the Bridge, Alex moved to Paris and joined the Drama Ties Theatre Company. She has performed both in French and English in a repertoire that includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendiants D’amour (an adaptation of poems by Jacques Prévert), and, most recently, Dr. Seuss & Co., a comedy based on the famous writer’s story. She also works regularly as a voice-over artist. Alexandra leads theatre workshops in English and has directed several shows such as Alice in Wonderland, Snow White’s Black Heart and The Wicked Witch of the Waste, which she wrote.
The Parachutist, Royal Opera House, National Theatre
Mark’s career has grown consistently since graduating from The Bridge. Through Bridge tutor Andrew Ashenden of the APC Mark completed his apprenticeship to become a stage combat instructor. He went on to film numerous commercials including for McDonalds, Sainsbury’s and Wickes and also filmed short film “The Parachutist” for Channel 4.
He has been on stage at the Royal Opera House, as well as in several national tours of theatres in A Christmas Carol and Cranford at Christmas, and Henry II for The Reading Between The Lines Theatre Company to critical acclaim. Mark recently featured as US Gary in the National Theatre production, Middle (2022).
Doctors, Footballers’ Wives, Neighbours
Soon after graduating from The Bridge Daniel landed himself a main role in Footballers Wives as the Italian Stallion, Salvatore Biagi. From this he went on to appear in Coronation Street and The Bill. He is also known for his role as Marty Green on River City and appeared in a number of episodes of the Australian soap opera Neighbours, during a storyline filmed in London. Daniel has also appeared in over fifity epiosdes of Doctors as Dr Franc Christophe.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Showgirl
Since graduating from The Bridge Theatre Training Company in 2009 Jenanne Redman has been working extensively in Family Theatre. Jenanne has been part of The Tiger Who Came To Tea team since 2011 and has performed in the Olivier award nominated show for four West End seasons, several UK tours and further afield on world tours in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, China and more recently at Australia’s Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne. Previous credits include Hetty Feather, UK tour, Dubai and West End where she understudied Hetty and Peg/Ida; Sally in the UK tour of Spot’s Birthday Party; and two seasons at The Brentwood Theatre playing Greenfly in David Wood’s The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner and Roly Poly Bird in Roald Dahl’s The Twits. Other credits include Aryl in The Underwater Realm, Jenny in Showgirl , Gypsy in David Essex’s Traveller. Jenanne has also been the bass singer for six years in the close part vintage harmony trio Some Swell Sisters and has also been working in the field of medical role-play with the NHS for the past 18 months.