trained as a Painter at Edinburgh College of Art, worked
as a Community Artist/performance Artist before becoming an actress where she enjoyed a successful career in theatre,
film and television.
She began her directing career in theatre, has directed at The Royal Lyceum,
Edinburgh; Communicado theatre Co.; The Highland Festival; The Tron Theatre, Glasgow; Queen Margaret University,
Edinburgh; Te RSAMD, Glasgow and for her own company, V.amp Productions.
In 1997 she was involved in the Scottish Film and
Broadcast Training Scheme as a director/writer where she wrote and directed a 5” film – “Shadows on the Blind”.
- 2003 Feature Film: Director –
by Andrea Gibb; produced by Catherine Aitken (Gabriel
Films) Executive producers – Scottish Screen/SMG (NewFoundFilm). Afterlife won
The Standard Life Audience Award
at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2003; was nominated for
FIPRIESCI Award and
at the London Film Festival and is currently playing in Festivals
throughout the world and will be released in summer 2004.
- 2002 THEATRE: The acclaimed
"Shining Souls" by Chris Hannan with a cast of 10
actors continuing her creative collaboration with artist Jacqueline Gunn and composer Paddy Cunneen for her own
company, V.amp productions in Co-Production with The Tron Theatre, Glasgow. She won
The Scottish Theatre
Critics Award for Best Production.
TELEVISION: Stacey Stone: 8 part series for BBC
TELEVISION: Director “
by Colin Hough, Tartan Short (BBC/ Scottish Screen) Broadcast on
BBC Television, shown at the Tartan Day Festival, New York and also in LA, Chicago and festivals throughout Europe
including Best of British – Britspotting Festival in Berlin.
THEATRE: Created her own company,
; directed and produced “
” – John
Steinbeck’s rarely performed play in a visually stunning site-specific production at the Tramway, Glasgow using 4
actors and 2 aerialists.
SHORT FILM: Director “Nan” written by Colin Hough, NewFoundFilm/ Scottish Screen/ Scottish
Television) broadcast on Scottish Television and nominated as
Best Short Drama
at The Celtic Film Festival.
- 1981 – 2001 THEATRE: Co-founded the
Communicado Theatre Company
with whom she created many of their productions as actress and
associate director – most memorabley Elizabeth in “Mary Queen of Scots got her Head Chopped Off” written and devised for the company by Liz
Lochhead, and Carmen in “Carmen – The Play” by Stephen Jeffreys which opened the Baltimore Theatre
Festival in 1988.
· She has worked as an actress thoughout the UK, including The Royal National Theatre; The Old Vic, The Bush,
Dundee Rep, The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, The Traverse Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse.
· Amongst her most notable roles she played Lady Macbeth in Michael Boyd’s celebrated production of
“MACBETH” at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow opposite Iain Glenn’s Macbeth and Peter Mullan’s Macduff
and Ines in “Ines de Castro” for BBC 2.