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Helen has a unique training & experience. By age 17 she had her own paid magazine column, poetry published & won a song writing competition.
She went on to do a degree in English & Creative Studies (Acting, Directing & Writing) during which her play "Driver" won a play writing competition to be produced.
"I was not allowed in the rehearsal room. It was a criteria for wining the competition. It killed me! Opening night I was so nervous. I shouldn't have been. It was everything I had hoped for & more. It taught me the most valuable lesson of all- to trust the creative team around you."
During her university years Helen wrote, acted & directed a number of plays & studied Shakespeare, physical theatre, Stanivslaski, new writing & plays since 1956. She also taught at the weekends as Head of Drama for Portsmouth City Council writing & directing students in 2 end of year musicals.
On graduating Helen went on to immediately work in rep with The Groundlings Theatre Company for 3 years also training in production. On stage she played title role in The Snow Queen, 11 separate Shakespeare productions, Sylvia in Stepping Out, abridged & starred in Female Transport, Mrs Moore in Music Hall, White Witch in The Magician's Nephew & many more. Her portrayal of Titania won her Best Actor from GDS. During this time she also wrote & directed her first short film "Roundabout" screening at a number of festivals & nominated for Best Film. She taught Shakespeare & stage combat masterclasses across the UK whilst taking acting classes herself at Central School of Speech & Drama, London.
Helen then completed a Post Grad in Screen Acting at Redroofs Film & Television School, Bray Film Studios.
Since then work ranged from Harry Potter to BBC to Panto & more Shakespeare plus huge audio book range. Her play "Friends For Life" shortlisted for Verity Bargate Award & as part of the Sara Sugarman Bursaries enabled her to study writing at RADA. Winner of Best Director for film Happy Days.
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