Hilary Harwood

  • Actor
    Female / Guildford
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    61 - 71
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 68cm)
    Weight
    10st. 3lb (65kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Grey
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019a wonderfully sympathetic performance by Hilary Harwood
Jeremy Brien
thestage.co.uk
2017Hilary Harwood is the lynchpin of the piece, strongly humorous as the Countess Felicity...
Siobhan Newman
windsorexpress.co.uk
2017Harwood is sensational. Her dry understated Cowardesque wit and charm are an absolute delight.
Paul Thomas
sloughobserver.co.uk
2017is impressive...you can almost smell the lavender as she walks stiffly about the stage speaking in that precise way
Clare brotherwood
uktheatre.net
2017Hilary Harwood, one half of the 'brilliant...duo (whose) one line gags and excellent timing really made the panto'
Hattie Curl
getsurrey.co.uk
2016One of my favourite characters was Mrs Gotobed (Hilary Harwood)… who wafted in and out…enchanting the audience
Deborah Harris
essentialsurrey.co.uk
2016Hilary Harwood was fantastic as the alcoholic Fairy Godmother...
West End Wilma
westendwilma.com
2016HIlary Harwood provides welcome live music on ukulele and guitar...
Graham Gurrin
thestage.co.uk
2016Hilary Harwood shone as the Fairy Godmother last year and returned as the gloriously unhinged Tom Howe.
Andre Langlots
getsurrey.co.uk
2016'I'm Still Here' was beautifully and heartbreakingly delivered by an ageing beauty seizing her advancing years by the throat...
Margaret Burgess
wwwgetsurrey.co.uk
2016Hilary Harwood as Norma is thrilling and enthralling. Her singing is expressive and full voiced...
Donal Dempsey
essentialsurrey.co.uk
2016Hilary Harwood is magnificent as Norma Desmond from the moment she sweeps grandly and exotically down the mirror lined staircase...
Sheila Connor
theatreworldinternetmagazine.com
2016‘Harwood is a tremendous actress and I loved every scene she was in…- Musical Theatre Review
Craig Glenday
musicaltheatrereview.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Madame Armfeldt
Musical
A Little Night Music
Alastair Knights/Alex Parker
Quick Fantastic/Janie Dee
Opera Holland Park
2019 - 2020The Wicked Stepmother
Theatre
Sinders
Charlotte Bateup
Guildford Fringe Theatre Company
The Backroom, The Star Inn, Guildford
2019Oma
Commercial
KLM 100 Jaar
Lonneke Tolman
DDB Unlimited
Amsterdam
2019Mrs Baker
Theatre
Butterflies Are Free
Andrew Beckett
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Manor Pavilion Sidmouth
2019Lala Kershaw
Theatre
Double Death
Robert McWhir
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Manor Pavilion Sidmouth
2019Miss Erikson/Lady Saltburn
Theatre
Present Laughter
Andrew Beckett
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre
2019Millie
Theatre
The Butterfly Lion
Jessica Daniels
Barn Theatre
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester
2018 - 2019Captain Hook
Theatre
Peter Pan and the Loose Boys
Charlotte Bateup
Guildford Fringe Theatre Company
The Backroom, The Star Inn, Guildford
2018Julia
Theatre
Lend me a Tenor
Stuart Burrows
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Manor Pavillion, Sidmouth
2018Aunt Patience
Theatre
Jamaica Inn
Stuart Burrows
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Theatre Royal Windsor, Manor Pavilion Sidmouth
2018T (Older Thatcher)
Theatre
Handbagged
Andrew Beckett
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Theatre Royal Windsor/Manor Pavillion Sidmouth
2017The Evil Queen
Theatre
Jack and his Giant Stalk
Charlotte Bateup
Guildford Fringe Theatre Company
The Back Room, The Star, Guildford
2017Countess Felicity
Theatre
Relative Values
Max Reynolds
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Theatre Royal Windsor, Manor Pavilion Sidmouth
2017Diane
Theatre
The Birds
Max Reynolds
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Manor Pavillion, Sidmouth
2017Ursula
Theatre
Ladies in Lavender
Stuart Burrows
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Theatre Royal Windsor, Manor Pavillion Sidmouth
2017Margaret
Theatre
Tea and Good Intentions
Adam Morley
Instinct Theatre
The Canal Cafe Theatre
2017Lady Gregory
Theatre
The Irish Play
Neil Weatherall
Voodoo Cottage
The Bread and Roses Theatre
2017Margaret
Theatre
Tea and Good Intentions
Adam Morley
Instinct Theatre
The Kings Head Theatre
2017Iris
Commercial
Power to Jan and Iris
Jeri's Dommers
Vodafone, Achtung, Roosenstein
Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Rome
2016 - 2017Nip/Tessa the Sorceress
Theatre
Robin's Wood
James Chalmers
Guildford Fringe Theatre Company
The Back Room, The Star, Guildford
2016Mrs Higgins
Theatre
Pygmalion
Alastair Knights
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Theatre Royal Windsor
2016The Singer
Theatre
Voices from the Great War
Edie Campbell
Lynchpin Productions
Cafe Mila
2016Mrs Wilberforce
Theatre
The Ladykillers
Rob McWhir
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Theatre Royal Windsor
2016Mrs Higgins
Theatre
Pygmalion
Alastair Knights
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
The Manor Pavilion Sidmouth
2016Mrs Wilberforce
Theatre
The Ladykillers
Rob McWhir
Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
The Manor Pavilion Sidmouth
2016Pearl
Online / Digital
The Wayfarer
Zoe Sharp
Run of the Play
Sell A Door Theatre Company
2016Birch Coffin
Theatre
Acceptance
Ian Nicholson
Foreign Goods
Theatre 503
2016Pearl
Rehearsed Reading
The Wayfarer
Zoe Sharp
Criterion Theatre New Writing
The Criterion Theatre
2016Birch Coffin
Rehearsed Reading
Acceptance
Ng Choon Ping
Criterion Theatre New Writing
The Criterion Theatre
2016Norma Desmond
Film (Student)
Sunset Boulevard (extract)
Caitlyn Ebsworthy
Middlesex University
Islington
2016Mrs Higgins
Musical
My Fair Lady (60th Anniversary Concert)
Alastair Knights
Emma Brunjes Productions
St Paul's Church Covent Garden
2016Number One Governor
Theatre
Bad Girls the Musical
Will Keith
Union Theatre
The Union Theatre
2016Soloist
Musical
Best of British
Alastair Knights
Union Theatre
The Union Theatre
2016Women callers
Corporate
Emergency Call Handling
Keith Thomas
Sightline Video and Interactive Services
Studio
2016Mother
Theatre
Special Occasions
Lauren McGee
Interact Roleplay
St James Theatre
2015Consultant
Corporate
NHS Training
Keith Thomas
Sightline Video and Interactive Services
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
2015Norma Desmond
Theatre
Sunset Boulevard
Alastair Knights
Alex Parker Productions
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2015Hannah Ferguson
Theatre
The Spitfire Grill
Alastair Knights
Union Theatre
The Union Theatre
2015Orla Long
Theatre
Aladdin - Rub My Lamp
James Chalmers
Guildford Fringe
The Star Guildford
2015Women callers
Corporate
Emergency Call Handling
Keith Thomas
Sightline Video and Interactive Services
Studio
2014Kris Perry
Rehearsed Reading
8 the Play
Jack Lynch
Lynchpin Productions
The Star Guildford
2014Tom the Cabin Boy
Theatre
Dick!
Paul Chesterton
Guildford Fringe
The Star Guildford
2014Mrs Gotobed
Theatre (Tour)
Carrie's War
Tim Astley
Apollo Theatre Company
UK Regional and Touring Theatres
2013Fairy Godmother
Theatre
Cinders
Emma Trow
Guildford Fringe
The Star Guildford
2013Carlotta Campion
Theatre
Follies
Aiden Treays
PH Productions
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2012Yonire
Rehearsed Reading
Can Any Mother Help Me?
Suzanne Parke
Lynchpin Productions
The Electric Theatre
2012Miss Jones
Theatre
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Joe Vetch
Alex Parker Productions
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2011Madame Armfeldt
Theatre
A Little Night Music
Victoria Jukes
PH Productions
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2011The Singer
Rehearsed Reading
Voices from the Great War
Edie Campbell
Lynchpin Productions
The Electric Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2019Warwick, Exeter and Open Universities

    Additional Skills

    Guitar, Ukulele, Composition, Chorus Dancing, Full Driving Licence, Qualified Probation and Social Worker, Qualified Project Manager, Workshop Leader, Counselling, Coaching and Fine Art

    Additional Information

    Actor: Trained Warwick University (BA Hons English and Drama) and has three higher degrees (BPhil, MPhil, MBA), Exeter University, Open University.

    Singer: Mezzo - Musical Theatre, Jazz, Popular and Choral

    About me

    I worked professionally as a very young girl, appearing in summer shows and on local television. After university, I went on to work full time in the industry for 10 years, performing in UK regional theatres, cabaret and television as well as regular session work for BBC Radio 2, with Big Bands and ensembles. Then I took another direction, gained 3 higher degrees, and enjoyed a successful career in the probation service, as a senior manager and director. After taking early retirement I have returned to the industry, this time as an older actor and have been thrilled to perform some iconic roles in wonderful productions!

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Austrian
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Yiddish
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    • Ukulele
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • Devon
    • Dorset
    • Edinburgh
    • English, standard
    • Highlands
    • Lancashire
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Somerset
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • West Country
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Mid Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Belt
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional