Debbie Bird Pro

Actress

• Available for work

Best known for:
2017, Duchess of York,
Richard III

Profile Summary

As a recent postgraduate from ALRA, I am officially entering the profession. Although I have dipped my toes a few times, as a guest presenter appearing on QVC, filming a TV pilot and appearing at RADA Studios in Social Notwork as part of the Camden Fringe. As a former drama and performing arts teacher in a secondary school, I love working with and for children and hope to continue that work still. My first professional job since graduating was as the lead in a short comedy, Tickbox, with 104 Films, which recently had its premier at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Since then I have worked consistently on student projects and short films, had a blast in a reduced version of Merry Wives of Windsor for children and returned to my former role of a teacher to perform in Labours, raising money and awareness for the charity, Contact a Family.

I collaborated with Second Circle Theatre for an immersive, verbatim piece about recovering alcoholics, called Meeting at 33, which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 . Plus I managed to record a couple of voiceovers for Sean Turner's production of Talk Radio which played at The Old Red Lion in September 2017. Since Edinburgh, life has been a whirl. I have just finished a 3 week run of Richard III and am now playing Mother Christmas at Lapland UK. At the same time, I am rehearding for an immersive historical piece for Immercity, The Sillouhette in the Smoke, which lays out during January and February 2018 at London Museum of Water and Steam.

Awards


Stage Credits

Year
Production
Role
Directed By
Year: 2017
Production: Richard III
Role: Duchess of York
N/A
Year: 2017
Production: Labours
Role: Mrs Rowe
N/A
Year: 2015
Production: Social Notwork
Role: Karen
Directed By: Adam Wollerton

TV & Film

Type
Year
Production
Role
Directed By
Type: Film School
Year: 2017
Production: MUM
Role: Vicki's mum
Directed By: Ross Dixon
Type: Student Film
Year: 2017
Production: You're Not There
Role: Lily
Directed By: San Devaney
Type: Short Film
Year: 2017
Production: In My Mind
Role: Guard 2
Directed By: Hayden Munt
Type: Film School
Year: 2017
Production: For Mum
Role: Vicki's mum
Directed By: Ross Dixon and Oscar Perillo
Type: Short Film
Year: 2016
Production: Tickbox
Role: Gladys
Directed By: Justin Edgar
Type: TV
Year: 2011
Production: Fatty Boom Boom
Role: Paula
Directed By: Stephanie Trott
Type: Commercial
Year: 2005
Production: QVC
Role: Guest demonstrator
Directed By: Various

Guilds

Equity UK
The Actors' Guild

Education & Training

Professional Acting Postgraduate degree 2017 Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

Year
Name
Qualification
Institution
Year: 2015
Name: Theatre Studies
Qualification: BA (Hons)
Institution: Rose Bruford
Year: 2017
Name: Professional Acting
Qualification: Masters
Institution: The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

Drama School/Other

Year
Type
Production
Role
Year: 2017
Type: TIE
Production: Go Forth with the Shakesperience
Role: Mistress Page
Year: 2017
Type: Site Specific Immersive
Production: LaplandUK
Role: Mother Christmas
Year: 2017
Type: Fringe
Production: Meeting at 33
Role: Samantha/Donna
Year: 2017
Type: Radio
Production: The Second City
Role: Sarah
Year: 2016
Type: Stage
Production: Women, Power & Politics
Role: Lillian
Year: 2016
Type: s
Production: Women, Power & Politics
Role: Margaret
Year: 2016
Type: Stage
Production: Positive
Role: Margot
Year: 2016
Type: Stage
Production: Wethouse
Role: Helen
Year: 2016
Type: Community tour
Production: Mother Figure (Confusions)
Role: Rosemary
Year: 2016
Type: Stage
Production: Richard II
Role: John of Gaunt/ Salisbury
Year: 2016
Type: Stage
Production: Rhinoceros
Role: Berenger
Year: 2016
Type: Stage
Production: The Proposal
Role: Stepan Stepanovitch Chubokov
Year: 2016
Type: Stage
Production: How The World Began
Role: Susan
Year: 2016
Type: Stage
Production: Ciphers
Role: Sunita