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Marilyn Ann Bird

Actor, Script Editor, Voiceover Artist, Film Lover

Great Britain , East Midlands
afy9mab@yahoo.co.uk

Current Work Details

What I do

Act

Company

Self-employed

Where I work

I am just me

Technical Skills

BASSC Fight Performance Test Rapier and Dagger and Unarmed Combat

Resources / Expertise

Extremely experienced improviser with over twenty years experience, including 4* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, multiple sell-out shows at Leicester Comedy Festival, including a nomination for Best Improv Show. I also teach improv comedy. Great ear for accents and a wide range of voices. I have a degree in French and German and enhanced DBS clearance dated February 2018.

Availability

Paid Work or Collaboration

Training

2005-2006

Birmingham School of Acting,
Graduate Diploma in Acting, Commendation

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Life of Brian, Singin' in the Rain, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Jojo Rabbit, Star Wars

I cried watching

Truly, Madly, Deeply and anything in which a beloved animal dies.

I left the cinema during

28 Days Later because I was so scared, but I came back from hiding in the toilets after twenty minutes.

Directors I love

Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg (for the Indiana Jones films), Nick Park, Edgar Wright, Taika Waititi

Actors I admire

Alan Rickman, Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Simon Pegg

Writers I respect

Taika Waititi

My desert island discs

Someone Like You, Walk Me Home, 9 to 5.

Books I have given my friends

Too many to count - as John Ruskin said "A man who has books is never without friends."

My death row meal

My mum's phenomenal steak and kidney pie.

The best thing I own

My partner's heart.

More about me

I will not work with snakes or spiders.

My Work & Credits

My Actor Details

Union

Equity

Status

Professional

Spotlight

https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/0631-3429-2697

Casting Details

 

Appearance

Playing Range

35-45

Sex

Female

Ethnicity

White

Hair colour

Brown

Eye colour

Green

Height

5'5"

Build

Medium

Location

Based in

Nottingham

Country of origin

Britain

Willing to work in

Britain and abroad

Skills

Native Accent

Non-regional English. Native Cumbrian.

UK Accents

Working class Northern. RP. Merseyside. Edinburgh. Birmingham. Kent.

US Accents

General American, New Jersey, Minnesota General Southern.

International Accents

French, German, Eastern European, Australian, Spanish.

Languages

English, French, German

Extra Skills

Voice Over

Other info

A long-term member of the MissImp comedy improvisation troupe. BA (Joint Hons) French and German, University of Nottingham 1999. BASSC Fight Performance Test Rapier and Dagger and Unarmed Combat (Pass, 2006). Enhanced DBS clearance dated February 2018.