Grainne Gillis

  • Actor
    Female / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    39 - 45
    Height
    5' 8" (1m 73cm)
    Weight
    10st. (64kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium
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  • Agent

    Agent
    The Voice Agency
    Contact
    020 7240 2345
    Website
    www.thevoiceagency.co.uk

    Links

    Personal Website
    www.grainnegillis.com
    IMDB
    IMDB
    Twitter
    @grainnegillis
    LinkedIn
    @grainnegillis
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2015Narrator
Voiceover
Scent of ClovesSoundings Publishing
2015Narrator
Voiceover
If You were MeSoundings Publishing
2015Narrator
Voiceover
Galway GirlSoundings Publishing
2015Narrator
Voiceover
Her Father's DaughterSoundings Publishing
2015Narrator
Voiceover
Shadow Across the LiffeySoundings Publishing
2015Narrator
Voiceover
The Ballroom CaféOakhill Publishing
2015Narrator
Voiceover
The Long Hot SummerISIS Publishing
2015Madame Popova
Theatre
The Bear (opera)
Natalie Katsou
Operaview
The Proud Anarchist
2015Alice Quinn
Musical
Home Fires
Vicki Hambley
Sydenham Arts Festival
Brockley Jack
2014 - 2015Alice Quinn
Musical
Till the Boys Come HomeSydenham Arts Festival
2015Third Lady/Third Boy
Musical
The Magic FlutePavilion Opera
2015Third Witch
Musical
Macbeth (Opera)English Pocket Opera Company
2015Narrator
Voiceover
The Summer GuestOakhill Publishing
2014The Mother
Musical
Hansel und Gretel (opera)Thames Philharmonia
2014Dryad
Musical
Ariadne auf Naxos (opera)
Selma Glassell
Queen's Opera
2014Third Witch
Musical
Macbeth (Opera)Aylesbury Opera
2014Ensemble
Musical
The Gondolieres
Jeff Clark
Opera della Luna
Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
2014Baba
Musical
The Medium
Natalie Katsou
Operaview
Arcola Theatre
2014Annie Jump Cannon
Musical
The ObservatoryJump Cannon Productions
2014Narrator/Ensemble
Musical
Ulla's OdysseyKing's Head Theatre Company
2014ADR
Voiceover
BrooklynGoldcrest Studios/Sync or Swim
2014Voiceover
Commercial
Flora margarineThe Sound Company
2014Narrator
Voiceover
The Lost GardenSoundings Publishing
2014Narrator
Voiceover
Martha's GirlsSoundings Publishing
2014Narrator
Voiceover
The LostOakhill Publishing
2014Narrator
Voiceover
Driving Home for ChristmasOakhill Publishing
2013Ensemble
Musical
Carmen
Yvonne Fontane
Winslow Hall Opera
2013Producer
Corporate
In-House Training Video (in English, German & Italian)NBC Universal
2013Narrator
Voiceover
With All My LoveISIS Publishing
2013Narrator
Voiceover
The Winter GatheringISIS Publishing
2013Narrator
Voiceover
Vet Among the PigeonsRoyal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
2013Narrator
Voiceover
Perfect WivesOakhill Publishing
2013La Zia Principessa
Musical
Suor Angelica (opera)Co-opera Opera Company
2013Narrator
Voiceover
City of HopeOakhill Publishing
2012Narrator
Voiceover
Land of DreamsOakhill Publishing
2012Mother
Musical
Hansel & Gretel (opera)Opera at Home
2012Narrator
Voiceover
Vet on the LooseRoyal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
2012Narrator
Voiceover
Ellis IslandOakhill Publishing
2012Narrator
Voiceover
TakenOakhill Publishing
2012Voiceover
Commercial
RevitiveThe MiniMart
2012Voiceover
Commercial
Estee Lauder PromotionArnotts & Brown Thomas
2011Voiceover
Online / Digital
British Metals AssociationHUB TV
2011Narrator
Voiceover
Christmas MagicOakhill Publishing
2011Narrator
Voiceover
Talk to the HeadscarfClipper Audio
2011Narrator
Voiceover
On Canaan's SideClipper Audio
2010Lifeline Screening
Online / Digital
Big FishLifeline Screening
2010Narrator
Voiceover
Byron in LoveRoyal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
2009Narrator
Voiceover
The Insider
Douglas Kean
Oakhill Publishing
2009Narrator
Voiceover
Brooklyn by Colm ToibinRoyal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
2009Ellen Johnson
Voiceover
Riot by Walter Dean Myers
David Rapkin
Random House USA
2009Narrator
Voiceover
WatermelonRoyal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
2009Marnie
Voiceover
This Charming ManRoyal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
2009Ensemble
Musical
Die Tote Stadt
Willy Decker
Royal Opera House & Royal Ballet
Royal Opera House
2008Writer #4
Film (Feature)
L'Eclisse
Conor McPherson
Rainwater Films
2008Soprano
Musical
Pierrot Lunaire
Mark Duncan (director); Andrew Charity (conductor)
Grimeborn
Arcola Theatre
2008Sinead
Film (Feature)
31 North 62 EastFact Not Fiction Films
2008Kalliope
Theatre
Orpheus
Battersea Arts Centre
Orpheus Productions
James Quaife
2008Sally Maddox
Theatre
An Eligible Man
Ninon Jerome
New End Theatre
New End Theatre
2008God
Rehearsed Reading
Impatience
Robert Wynne-Simmons
St Alfeges, Greenwich
2008Miss Weightless
Film (Student)
Robin
Jonathan Brann
London College of Communication
2007Chelsea
Film (Student)
The Sins of the Father
Lilith Antinori
The Metropolitan Film School
2007Mum/Pussycat
Theatre (Tour)
The Dong with a Luminous Nose
Karen Tomlin
London Bubble
Various parks
2006Reporter (Sole Role)
Film (Docu)
Red Cheeks
Michelle Deignan
Michelle Deignan Ltd
2006Joan
Theatre
Shamlet
James Robert Carson
King's Head Theatre Company
King's Head Theatre
2006Emilia/Leandra
Theatre (Tour)
The Anatomist
Ivan Cutting
Eastern Angles
Suffolk & Upstairs at the Gatehouse
2006Edith
Film (Short)
The Windy Corner
Fatmir Terziu
Terziu Films
2006Teacher
Film (Short)
Reasons
Alan Colegrave
Independent
2006Mary
Film (Short)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sindre Brusselmans
London Film School
20052nd Gentleman (understudying Celia/Audrey/Phebe)
Theatre
As You Like It
Sir Peter Hall
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
2004Linda Loman
Theatre
Death of a Salesman
Paul Stebbings
TNT/ADGE
2003The Mother
Film (Feature)
He Sees Numbers
Simon Davies
Simon Davies
2003Maeve
Theatre
White Liberal Guilt
Rhonwen McCormack
The Young Vic
2003Maymie/O'Malley
Theatre
The Cobbler
Tom Conway
Old Vic, New Voices/Soho Theatre/ RADA
2003Natasha
Commercial
Rainbow
Pedro Romhanyi
Tetley's Tea
2002Emily Jones
TV
Fair City
Vivienne Cozens
RTÉ
2002Widow Douglas/Judith/Rachel/Susan/Aunt Sally
Theatre
Huckleberry Finn
Dan Danson
Tobacco Factory Theatre Company
2001PresenterWomen Composers
Sinéad Wylde
Lyric FM
2001Ella
Theatre
Looking at the Sun
Mehmet Ergen
Battersea Arts Centre/ BAC Opera
2001The Nurse
Theatre
Romeo and Juliet
Seta White
Sundance Theatre Company
2001Mags Murphy
Theatre
Duckshove on the Cities in the Plain
Rebecca Clifford
White Bear Theatre
2001The Hairdresser
Theatre
Plebeians Rehearse The Uprising
Mehmet Ergen
Arcola Theatre
2000Olga
Theatre
Three Sisters
Sam Dowling
Praxis Theatre Laboratory
1998The Transvestite
Theatre
Hot Food For Strangers
Felix Nobis
Granary
1998The Mother
Theatre
Calling Hillary
Oonagh Kearney
Granary
1998Widow Quin
Theatre
Playboy of the Western World
Pat O'Mahony
Everyman Palace Theatre
1997Mother Victoria
Theatre
Eclipsed
Musetta Joyce
Granary
1997Peg
Theatre
Many Young Men of Twenty
Musetta Joyce
Everyman Palace Theatre
1997Gwendolen Fairfax
Theatre
The Importance of Being Earnest
Musetta Joyce
Everyman Palace Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010Opera PerformanceMorley College Opera School
    2006Diploma in Opera PerformanceBirkbeck College, University of London
    2002Post Graduate ActingBristol Old Vic Theatre School

    Additional Skills

    Can play the tin whistle, recorder, Balinese gamelan, accordion; Has worked as a waitress, office worker, sales executive, teacher and workshop leader, provisional driver; Additional Skills include: computer skills, boardsailing, sailing, horseriding, strong swimmer, pilates, Bikram yoga, aerobics/running, basic stage combat (BADC), Irish dancer, native Irish speaker, period dancer.Also holds dual citizenship (Irish & American), and is a member of Equity UK and Actors Equity in the US. Was awarded a grant by the Equity Charitable Trust to train as a yoga teacher specialising in yoga for opera singers and performers.

    Gráinne is an experienced VO artist and has recorded, among many other audiobooks, one of the 2011 Man Booker nominees, "On Canaan's Side" by Sebastian Barry, for Clipper Audio. Recordings available for download are available on Amazon and Audible, as well as directly through the publishing houses.

    She is an accomplished operatic singer (mezzo-soprano),with extensive experience as a soloist. For more information, testimonials and reviews, please visit www.grainnegillis.com

    "Thank you so much for your amazing performance at Crusaid's Summer Garden Party last Sunday. Although it's only a couple of days since the event, I've already been deluged with really positive comments from guests and many of them have particularly said how much they enjoyed your being there...Perhaps you could let me know when you're next performing in London, as I'd love to come along and have the full 'Grainne Gillis experience'!" Hugh Wright, Events Fundraising Executive, Crusaid

    "I loved your programme and the performance. You entertained us brilliantly and I look forward to your next visit." Tom Butler, St Olave's Church, London

    Personal website: www.grainnegillis.com

    Additional Information

    Certificate in Business Skills from the Dublin School of Business

    Qualified TEFL Teacher

    Level 1 Reiki Healing

    About me

    Trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Accomplished operatic dramatic mezzo-soprano.

    Also a highly skilled VO artist with IPDTL & a home studio.

    "....Gillis – whose voice has rich, dramatic potential – [is] powerful in the title role." - Fiona Maddocks (The Observer) on "The Medium", Grimeborn 2014.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • German
    • Russian
    Experienced In
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Radio
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    Musical Skills
    • Piano
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Gloucester
    • Northern Irish
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Somerset
    • Southern England
    Accents (North American)
    • Boston
    • General American
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    General Dance Skills
    • Jazz
    • Tap
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • Irish
    DBS checked
    • Yes