Barbara Cunningham

  • Actor
    Female / London
  • Ethnicity
    Age Range
    46 - 56
    5' 8" (1m 73cm)
    9st. 4lb (59kg)
    Hair Colour
    Eye Colour
  • Images


    • video file (mp4)
    • video file (mp4)
  • Agent

    Dreammaker Consultancy


    Personal Website
    Spotlight Member


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Sylvia
Lawrence O'Connor
The Cockpit
2019 - 2020Soprano soloist
Fly Me to the Moon
David Chapman
Aeolus X
St Peter's Streatham Hill
2019 - 2020The posh neighbour
Film (Student)
Beauties and the Beast
Luke Howe
London Film School
Location: London NW5
2019 - 2020Leena Cuisine
Jayne Rickard
Company of the Clueless
Chelsea Harbout Hotel
2019 - 2020Hysterical Parent
Avenue 5
Armando Ianucci
2019 - 2020Barbara/Stuart
The Bench
David Armstrong
David Armstrong Productions
The Casa Theatre, Liverpool
2018 - 2019ensemble member and soloist (soprano)
Carols by Candlelight
Stephen Devine
Mozart Festival Chorus (Raymond Gubbay)
Central Hall, Westminster
2018 - 2019Room steward and site staff
Fire and Security Services Training Film for Historic England
Chris Elmer
Copper Crayon
Audley End House
2018 - 2019Soprano (in mixed voice quartet)
Christmas at Kew
Chris Tickner
Raymond Gubbay
Kew Gardens
2018 - 2019Featured Tai Chi practitioner
Ed Cox
Merman London
Roundwood Park
2018 - 2019unlucky hotel guest
Film (Student)
First Day
Luke Maund
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
Good Hotel, Royal Victoria Dock
2018 - 2019Patient in mammogram consultation
Still Photos
Website stills for KIng Edward VII hospital
Lauren Garnham
King Edward VII Hospital
King Edward VII Hospital
2018 - 2019Stuart (lead role)
Friendship Forever
Barbara Cunningham and Neil Summerville
Dave Armstrong
White Bear Theatre
2018 - 2019Janice (lead role)
Film (Short)
Piotr Karter
Inlight Media
2018 - 2019Steve Mnuchin & Ensemble
Inauguration (for 'Sprint' Festival)
Rhiannon Brace
Rhiannon Brace Dance
Camden People's Theatre
2017 - 2018Isabella
Hello Au Revoir
Jason Croot
Jason Croot
2018Room steward and site staff
Fire and Security Services Training Film for Historic England
Chris Elmer
Copper Crayon
Audley End House
2018Lady Virginia Mortlake
Dead on Time
Stephen Parker
Avant Garde Acting Solutions
Mandeville Hotel
2017 - 2018Sybil Fawlty
Fawlty Towers tribute
No director
Comedy Dining
White Hart Hotel, St Albans
2017 - 2018Singing cafe waitress
Paddy PowerPaddy Power
SNK studio and cafe location
2017 - 2018Miss Mary Shelley (Headteacher)
The Frankenstein Teacher
Tim Newton
Herne Hill Festival
St Jude's School
2017 - 2018Model
Still Photos
Stills shoot for Barclaycard image library
Sam Barbrooke
CHS Creative
Wimborne, Dorset
2017 - 2018Police Officer (Walk-On)
Film (Feature)
In The Cloud
Robert Scott Wildes
2017 - 2018Model (Newcastle United Fan)
Still Photos
Carling Premiership poster campaign
Ewan Spencer
Still Productions
Craven Cottage
2017 - 2018Teacher
the four o`clock clubBBC
2017 - 2018Carole Creme (Housekeeper)
Without a Clue
Jack Jones
Its Murder
Haughton Hall
2017 - 2018Background artist
Film (Feature)
Field of Blackbirds
Arzana Kraja
Not known
Hackney Wick
2017 - 2018Model
Photoshoot for 'Better' swimming pools and leisure provision
Dan Black
Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • Education

    Introduction to Meisner TechniqueLawrence O'Connor
    2016Creating theatreComplicite Theatre Company
    2014Physical Theatre courseThe National Theatre
    2012Directing (led by Ian Rickson)The Royal Court Theatre
    1983Vocal StudiesGuildhall School of Music and Drama

    My interests

    Singing, dancing especially Swing and Jazz, theatre, cooking, gardening

    Television experience

    SkyArts broadcast of Carols by Candlelight at the Albert Hall (Raymond Gubbay productions); I was a soloist, singing from the Chorus. (2013 and 2014)

    S.A. on ITV's drama doc about Hillsborough - jury member (November 2016)

    S.A. on new version of ITV's title sequence for the station's horse racing coverage (shot in November 2016, due to air from January 2017)

    S.A. on TVC for Nuffield Health and Leisure (November 2016, due to air early 2017)

    Modelling experience

    None yet

    Acting experience

    Lead Actor in Short Student film, a dark comedy, '3 lessons to learn from domestic abuse', in which i played a bullying wife (October 2016)

    S.A. on feature film, 'Blue Iguana'. (October and November 2016)

    Also acting for TV, as detailed under 'Television Experience'

    Extensive amateur Musical Theatre experience, including 'My Fair Lady' (Eliza) and 'Guys and Dolls' (Sara)

    Specific Skills

    Soprano, piano playing (post grade 8), strong tennis player, swing and jazz dance, strong, clear and expressive speaking

    Dancing Experience

    Very experienced swing and jazz dancer

    Singing Experience

    Freelance singer for Raymond Gubbay

    Monteverdi Choir

    Academy of St Martins in the Fields

    Soloist with many Choral Societies and Chamber Choirs, eg London based Opus XVI

    Musical Theatre; details under 'Acting experience'.

    Additional Skills

    I play tennis to good club level, and am an experienced sailor.

    I am a keen and experienced Swing dancer.

    I play piano to Grade 8 standard.

    I attend Pilates Resistance sessions on an at least weekly basis

    I am a keen and strong hill walker and distance runner.

    I have a clean driving licence and my own car.

    I speak Swedish

    About me

    I am a dynamic, creative and totally reliable performer, with a wide range of singing experience, as well as both screen and stage acting. I have an MA in Modern Drama from the University of London and a postgraduate Vocal Studies qualification from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Previously I have combined performing with part time drama and Acting teaching and coaching, but now I am working entirely freelance as a performer. I have very wide experience of audio recording, which means that I am completely familiar with the realities of a recording schedule; the need for discipline, patience, getting things right first time or persevering until they are right! I also have a wide range of screen experience; Lead Actor in short films, such as 'Thirsty are the Damned', Featured Actor in commercials (eg a gym/fitness ad for SixPad), as well as Supporting Artist and Walk - On experience in TV commercials, films and TV drama - for example, as a member of the jury in the recent ITV recreation of the Hillsborough inquest and as a market stall holder in Emmerdale. I have several credits on my IMDb profile. I am a member of a Murder Mystery ensemble, which proves that I can create strong characters, establish rapport with an audience and fellow-performers, and improvise. As a concert singer I have been the soloist in countless oratorio and other classical performances, eg 'The St Matthew Passion', all the Haydn and Mozart masses, Buxtehude 'Membra Jesu Nostri', and many Early Opera performances, especially Handel eg Galatea in 'Acis and Galatea'. I am both highly professional and very creative and have had very strong feedback on my TV and film work, with particular commendation on how well I prepare and take direction. I am a very young 59, but have a usual playing age of late 40s. I am in very good shape and with a strong personal style - if you are looking for someone confident and classy, with a clear, warm speaking voice, young in style and appearance, who looks good on camera, then look no further!

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Danish
    • Finnish
    • German
    • Norwegian
    • Scandinavian
    • Swedish
    • Swiss (German)
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Swedish
    Musical Skills
    • Piano
    • Recorder
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Edinburgh
    • English, standard
    • Estuary English
    • Geordie
    • London
    • Northern England
    • Northern Working Class
    • Nottingham
    • Southern England
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • Swing/Jive
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Wholesome
    • Professional
    • Athletic
    • Posh
    • Intellectual