Debbie Bird

  • Actor
    Female / East Sussex
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    47 - 57
    Height
    5' 4" (1m 63cm)
    Weight
    11st. 7lb (73kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020Debbie Bird is a remarkable performer and a skilled playwright...her personality and acting that shines brightest
Dominika Fleszar
thespyinthestalls.com
2020The attention to detail in the script is impressive, balanced between providing a fully credible narrative
CHRIS OMAWENG
londontheatre1.com
2019Bird is a talented performer and sensitive writer
Joe Lawrence
theatreweekly.com
2019Bird is a confident and audacious performer, and her narrative will be incredibly relevant to many.
Kieran Scott
threeweeksedinburgh.com
2019Bird speaks for a generation who are usually deemed past it and invisible.
Elaine Chapman
theatreandartreviews.wordpress.com
2019Bird is a brilliant performer... a joy to watch.
Sally Stott
scotsman.com
2018Debbie Bird provided us with more questions than answers...seemingly had the power to change fully ingrained theories to nothing.
Shanine Salmon
viewfromthecheapseat.com
2018
Melinda Seckington
missgeeky.com
2018Debbie Bird brings gravitas to her role as a grieving widow visiting on behalf of the local orphanage.
Playhouse Pickings
playhousepickings1.wordpress.com
2018the newly-widowed grand dame Matilda Robinson (Debbie Bird, in a performance that would put Maggie Smith to shame).
Steve Caplin
everything-theatre.co.uk
2017A series of voice overs – some brief, some hilarious, and some downright appalling.
Dave Fargnoli
thestage.co.uk
2017Performances are so natural, you’re unlikely to know you’re sitting next to an actor until they speak up.
NIKI BOYLE
scotsman.com
2017A touching hour, conveyed with wholehearted honesty... one of the most confronting pieces of verbatim theatre at the Fringe.
Katie Mckenzie
edfestmag.com
2017Throughout the meeting, different actors (giving superbly naturalistic performances) share their experiences of alcohol addiction.
Mark Farrelly
edinburgh49.org

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Woman in coffee shop
Online / Digital
Take A Break
Geoff Cockwill
Silvertip Films Ltd
2020Workshop Facilitator
Online / Digital
Get Out
Helen Turner
ACT ON IT! Inspiring Confidence Through Speech and Acting
2020Julie
Online / Digital
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
Applecart Arts London
2020Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
Countryside Holidays France
2020Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
Rondo Theatre Bath
2020Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
Alma Tavern Theatre
2020Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
Quay Theatre Suffolk
2020Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
Bread and Roses
2019Mum
Theatre
Love, Sex and All Things in Between
Joanne Denson
Yt2theatre
The Space on the Mile Edinburgh
2019Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
PQA Venues Edinburgh Festival
2019Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
The Old Red Lion Theatre Islington
2019Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
Printers Playhouse
2019Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
Proteus Creation Space
2019Ben's mum
Theatre
Netflix and Chill
Luke Adamson
Actor Awareness (Canal Cafe Theatre / Barons Court Theatre)
Canal Cafe and Baron's Court Theatre
2019Julie
Theatre
Buzzing
Mark Farrelly
Debbie Bird
The Cat's Back Pub
2019Community Officer
Online / Digital
Playing God VR
Ben Fredericks
Ben Fredericks Collaborations
via video
2019Susan
Film
Reluctant Disclosure
Tim Mountain
Evenlode Films
Cheltenham Spa
2018Mother Christmas
Site Specific

Maria Lopiano
Lapland UK
LaplandUK
2018Brian's mum
Film (Feature)
Corvid's Head
Sam Bhattacharjee
Unicorn Motion Pictures
2018Mrs Pankhurst
Film (Short)
Self Help
Dan Storey
Guts and Glory Films
2018Sophie Brown
Rehearsed Reading
The Pound in Your Pocket
Matthew Neubauer
Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre
2018Monologues
Site Specific
Juglife
Pieter Lawman
Secret Life Of Basingstoke
Tea Rooms, Basingstoke
2018Olivia
Film (Student)
Harmless
Sydney Van Gelder
The Metropolitan Film School
2018Gill
Theatre
Size Zero
Alexandria Anfield
Actor Awareness
Spotlight
2018Rose
Theatre
Realitas
Gwenan Bain
Get Over It Productions
Tabard Theatre
2018Bernadette
Theatre
Three Women In A Box
Micha Mirto
Get Over It Productions
Tabard Theatre
2018Shirley
Theatre
Greased Lightning
Lizzie Fitzpatrick
Get Over It Productions
Tabard Theatre
2018Samantha/Donna
Site Specific
Meeting at 33
Hannah Samuels
Second Circle
Brighton Fringe
2018Matilda Robinson
Site Specific
The Silhouette in the Smoke
Rosanna Mallinson
Immer-City
London Museum of Water and Steam
2017Mother Christmas
Site Specific
LaplandUK
Maria Lopiano
Lapland UK
Ascot
2017Duchess of York
Theatre
Richard III
Matt Turbett
Pentire Street Productions
Barons Court Theatre
2017Rhonda/Julia
Voiceover
Talk Radio
Sean Turner
Old Red Lion Theatre
Old Red Lion Theatre
2017Samantha/ Donna
Site Specific
Meeting at 33
Hannah Samuels
Second Circle Theatre
Salvation Army Hall/ Venue 33, Edinburgh
2017Guard 2
Film (Short)
In my mind
Hayden Munt
Pentire Street Productions
Hampstead Town Hall
2017Lily
Film (Student)
You're Not There
Sean Devaney
Devaney Films
2017Mrs Rowe
Theatre
Labours
Daniel Levy
Blue Ash Theatre Company
SLAM
2017Mistress Page
TIE
Go Forth with Shakespearience
Darren Hirst
Go Forth with Shakespearience
Ravenscourt Arts Theatre
2017Vicki's Mum
Film (Student)
For Mum
Ross Dixon and Oscar Perillo
Ross Dixon Film
2017Sarah
Radio
The Second City
Tom Hoy
University of Salford
University of Salford
2016Gladys
Film (Short)
Tickbox
Justin Edgar
104 Films
2016Lillian
Theatre
Women, Power and Politics
Jane Jeffery
Academy of Live And Recorded Arts
Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
2016Margaret
Theatre
Women, Power and Politics
Jane Jeffery
Academy of Live And Recorded Arts
Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
2016Rosemary
Theatre
Confusions
Katie Lewis
Academy of Live And Recorded Arts
Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
2016Susan
Theatre
How the World Began
Des Kennedy
Academy of Live And Recorded Arts
Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
2015Karen
Theatre
Social Notwork
Adam Wollerton
Narky Knickers
RADA Studios
2011Paula
TV
Fatty Boom Boom
Stephanie Trott
Big T Productions
2005 - 2006Guest Presenter
Presenter
Shopping Channel
Various
QVC
London
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2016Post Graduate ActingAcademy of Live and Recorded Arts drama school
    2015BA Theatre (online)Rose Burford College

    Additional Skills

    Experienced drama teacher. Clean driving licence. See spotlight link for show, song and voice reel material www.spotlight.com/ **contact removed**

    Additional Information

    I completed my postgraduate training in Professional Acting after 25 years of teaching drama and Performing Arts, the last 8 of which was spent running a successful performing arts department in a secondary school. I uprooted my life to enter the profession and, as a teacher, wife and mother, I have a wealth of life experience. I am very excited about all the future will bring.

    I have created a one-woman show, Buzzing, about a newly divorced woman of 50+ search g for her sex life. Performing Edinburgh in August 2019. Touring 2020.

    About me

    Experienced immersive performer with a passion for Shakespeare and film work. I am conscientious, hard-working and strive to create thorough and well grounded characters in my performance. I work well in a team and enjoy solo and ensemble work. I am interested in stage, screen and radio but have a passion for community theatre and bringing the arts to those unable to experience it.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • French
    • Irish
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Presenting
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TIE/TYA
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • English, standard
    • Estuary English
    • Liverpool
    • Northern England
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Welsh, Standard
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Southern American
    General Dance Skills
    • Tap
    Hair Length
    • Mid Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Scruffy
    • Villainous