Gay Benjamin

  • Actor
    Female / South Yorkshire
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    61 - 71
    Height
    5' 1" (1m 55cm)
    Weight
    9st. 6lb (60kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium
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    Equity
    yes

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2012Presenter/Actress
Theatre
Sheffield Cultural Olympiad
Mark Langley
Sheffield City Council
Sheffield City Hall
2010Yente
Theatre
Fiddler On the Roof
Jeremy Tustin
Croft House
Lyceum Theatre Sheffield
2007Director
Theatre
Little Women
Gay Wilfin
Denys Edwards Players
Library Theatre, Sheffield
2004Anna
Theatre (Tour)
A Different Way to Die
Mark Langley
Complimentary Productions
Pentameters Theatre
2003Anna
Theatre (Tour)
A Different Way to Die
Mark Langley
Complimentary Productions
Cruclible Studio
2001Shirley Valentine
Commercial
Shirley Valentine
Mark Langley
Complementary Productions
South Yorkshire Tour
2000Shirley Valentine
Theatre (Tour)
Shirley Valentine
Mark Langley
Complimentary Productions
Cruclible Studio
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1967Teaching Acting Diploma CourseGuildhall School of Speech and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Extensive experience of broadcasting on local radio.

    Additional Information

    Playing age from 60 years plus.

    Played numerous character parts of all ages. Enjoy the diversity of playing comedic and dramatic parts, e.g., From Mrs Pearce (My Fair Lady) to Baroness (sound of Music)to Nurse (Romeo and Juliet) and Mrs Bennett (Pride and Prejudice).

    Acted in numerous other plays, including Shakespeare, Chekhov, Noel Coward and Willy Russell. Musical parts in Chicago, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music and many others.

    Directed many plays and musicals.

    Enjoy working with people of all ages, including children.

    Shirley Valentine. Crucible Studio. Sheffield.

    "With Gay .. providing a fine central performance, warm and good humoured. The laughs are extremely well timed without sounding like a standup routine and, more importantly, she fully explores the inner sadness that makes Shirley so recognisable. It's a tough challenge for an actor - and one that she conquers with enormous flair". John Highfield. Sheffield Star.

    A Different Way to Die. Pentameters Theatre. Hampstead. London.

    " Gay ... who plays Anna Gruber really steals the show. She terrifically captures the fear and guilt that haunts Anna as she remembers her wartime experience."

    Joel Taylor. Camden New Journal.

    Lead Role in short sci-fi film for Paternoster Productions 2017/2018

    About me

    I have been acting nearly all my life. I enjoy playing every type of part.

    As an actor and director I gain satisfaction from working with people of all ages.

    Over the past several years, I have performed in several student film productions.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Spanish
    • Yiddish
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Musical Skills
    • Piano
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • RP
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • New York City
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballroom
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Villainous