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Carolyn Pertwee enjoys considerable success as both actress and writer. Her work ranges from leading roles with the Old Vic Company and numerous television credits to stage and radio writing, including an Afternoon Play commission from BBC Radio 4.

Her short play, The Beautiful Couple, which formed the basis for the Radio 4 commission, was overwhelming voted best play at awl's Anniversary Showcase in November 2003 at the Bullion Room Theatre, Hackney Empire.

Playing Age 50-65

Accents: RP (Native), French, Australian, South London


Photo by John Walker

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 078 0164 5113

Agent: JGM/Galloways One: 020 7376 2288

 

After training at RADA, Carolyn joined the Old Vic Company and embarked on their world tour, playing

  • Lucille (opposite Vivien Leigh) in Duel of Angels
  • Nerissa (to Vivien Leigh's Portia) in The Merchant of Venice,
  • First Fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream and
  • Clorind in The Lady of the Camellias.

Following the tour she landed the part of Pat Warren in Compact, which led to numerous key roles in prestigious dramas including Armchair Theatre and Market in Honey Lane.

Subsequent theatre credits include many prestigious theatrical tours and special engagements including

  • Theatre Royal Windsor,
  • Belgrade Theatre Coventry,
  • Richmond Theatre,
  • Theatre Royal Bath,
  • Oxford Playhouse,
  • Wimbledon Theatre,
  • Old Time Music Hall,
  • Players Theatre
  • Ruth in Blithe Spirit at Lindon Lodge Theatre
  • Mrs Ellison in Dog Spot at Salisbury Playhouse
  • OSO Arts Centre, London: Mrs Mercy Croft in The Killing of Sister George, Miss Gossage in The Happiest Days of Your Life and Pat Cooper in Separate Tables

Recent television includes:

  • Daisy Evans in The Cowboy Trap (Channel Four)

Recent film work includes

  • Space Age Granny in Back to the Present (Venture Films),
  • Mrs Hill in Charity (BBC),
  • Mrs Peppiatt in the Jeffrey Archer Trial (Channel 4),
  • Carol in Mothers and Daughters (Dolly Pictures, produced by Linda La Plante),
  • Davina in Peep Show (Channel 4)
  • and a cameo role in The Baader Meinhof Gang Show (Channel 4).

Recent awl acting credits include:

 

Carolyn Pertwee turned to writing several years ago, while taking time out to bring up her children. In the relatively short time she has been writing, she has already had a television commission, several pieces read and performed at the Battersea Arts Centre and a play broadcast on Radio 4.

Carolyn's writing credits include

keto light plus

  • For the Love of Art, a black comedy, performed as part of the BAC Writers' Group New Writing Festival and read at awl in March 2004
  • Moving On, two episodes of a sitcom, the first of which was given a public reading at the BAC
  • Feeling the Fear, a short story subsequently adapted into a television drama
  • The Beautiful People / The Beautiful Couple, originally read at awl and subsequently adapted as a 45 minute play for BBC Radio 4 (broadcast October 2002, starring Julia McKenzie and Ronald Pickup: pick of the day in nine different newspapers) (subsequently voted best play at awl's Anniversary Showcase in November 2003 at the Bullion Room Theatre, Hackney Empire)
  • The Best Laid Plans, a one-hour comedy for television
  • Rosie & Dud, a comedy drama commissioned by the Warner Sisters
  • A Very Private Matter, Carolyn's first full length play (1999), chosen and performed for the Wandsworth Arts Festival at the BAC and subsequently read at awl in January 2005
  • Double Image, a short play which was read with The Beautiful Couple as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival 2000 and subsequently read at awl in March 2004.
  • The Outhouse, perfrmed as part of awl's "Crackers" competition night in December 2004.

 

 

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