Jacqui Lofthouse

  • Actor
    Female / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    51 - 61
    Height
    5' 4" (1m 65cm)
    Weight
    143lb (65kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019
Julie Tomlin
camdennewjournal.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Liesel
Rehearsed Reading
Loss of Power
Sean Lang
Sean Lang Theatre
2020Carole
Web-Series
Lockdown Web Series
Rachel Osborne/Jonathan Payne
Rachel Osborne
2019Julia Dart
Theatre
Peregrine's Progress
Naz Yemi
Rachel Osborne
Arcola Theatre
2019Daphne
Theatre
How am I Looking Now?
Clair Chapwell
Spare Tyre and Bolder Voices
New Diorama Theatre
2018Chairperson
Presenter
Routes to PublicationGoogle Academy
Google Academy
2018Gillian
Film (Short)
Wearing Gillian
Gillian Wearing
Wieden + Kennedy
Cincinnati Art Museum
2018Mother, Barrister
Theatre
Attempts on Her Life
Sam Miller
Identity School Of Acting
Cockpit Theatre
2018Apollo
Theatre
The Furies
Dafne Salis
Royal College Of Art
Royal College of Art
2018Kirsty Spalding
Film (Short)
But She Is My Student
Nathan Hannawin
Winters Archer Productions
2018Martha
Film (Short)
Stitch
Siobhan Smith
Central Saint Martins
2018Mary
Film (Short)
Uncle Ted
Bruno Catarino
Redwulf Films
2018Mrs Henridge
Film (Short)
I am
Marc Berenguer
Blindshot Productions
Queen Mary, University of London
2017Workshop leader - Character development
Workshops
Bringing Brands and Bots to Life
Tom Hewitson
The Content Lab
The Shard, London
2017Chairperson
Presenter
Literary Fiction - A Panel DebateWaterstones, Gower Street
Waterstones, Gower Street
2017Guest Speaker
Workshops
Words Away Literary Salon
Dr Emma Darwin and Kellie Jackson
Words Away Salons
Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall
2014Interviewing the author Sharon Zink
Workshops
Interviewer: launch of 'Welcome to Sharonville'New Writing South
2014Interviewer
Presenter
Launch of 'Welcome to Sharonville"New Writing South, Brighton
2014Teacher of English using Drama in the secondary classroom
Teacher
Teaching Macbeth, An Inspector Calls, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth NightWaldegrave School for Girls
2013Teacher of Drama
Teacher
PGCE placement at Dormers Wells SchoolInstitute of Education
South West London Secondary Schools
2013Miss Peacock
TIE
GuiltyInstitute of Education
South West London Secondary Schools
2012Annie
Theatre
Book Day
Dan Clinton
Cornerhouse Theatre
Cornerhouse Theatre
2006Alice, Great-Aunt of Victoria Climbie
TV
Role play to support screen-testing for presenters, 'After Dark'Channel 4
Teddington Lock studio
1996Writer in Residence
Workshops
Storytelling and writing workshopsFeltham Young Offenders Institution (for London Arts Board)
1992Commercial Producer
Radio
Various Government Radio Advertising CampaignsCentral Office of Information
1992Interviewer
Radio
Interviewing Government ministers for syndicated radio interviewsCentral Office of Information
1988 - 1991Radio Producer and Presenter
Radio
Various short syndicated interviewsLadbroke Radio
1989Mel
Theatre
ShakersGroup 64
1988Girl
Film (Student)
Blood on the Neck of the CatBristol University RFT course
1987Pam
Theatre
Saved
Orit Azaz
Bristol University Dram Soc
Bristol University Student Union
1986Director
Theatre
Three Women
Jacqui Lofthouse
Bristol University Drama Department
1984Sheila
Theatre (Tour)
An Inspector Calls
Gordon Scammell
Towngate Theatre Company
Tour of South India: theatres in Bangalore, Bombay, Hyderabad, Goa, Cochin
1983Kate
Theatre
The Taming of the Shrew
Gordon Scammell
Basildon Youth Theatre
Towngate Theatre
1982Ensemble cast member
Theatre
Escape from Basildon
Peter Godfrey
Basildon Youth Theatre with Rational Theatre Company
Towngate Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2020Musical Theatre SingimgCity Academy
    2019Text, Screen, Voice, Shakespeare, Improvisation, MovementIdentity School of Acting
    2018Voiceover training with JP OrrThe Showreel
    2015Acting for CameraCity Lit
    2014PlaywritingThe Rose Theatre, Kingston
    2013PGCE English with DramaInstitute of Education
    2012Technical Voice ProductionCit Lit
    2012ImprovisationCity Lit
    2012StanislavskiCity Lit
    2011Introduction to ActingCity Lit
    1993MA Creative WritingUniversity of East Anglia
    1988BA Hons. Drama and EnglishUniversity of Bristol

    Additional Skills

    Playwriting

    Script-editing and copywriting

    Professional novelist and literary consultant/writing coach (www.thewritingcoach.co.uk)

    Devised work

    Sightreading

    Presenting (experience of chairing literary events)

    Media Training (worked for three years for Electric Airwaves)

    Interviewing

    Additional Information

    My recent work as an interviewer at New Writing South can be seen here, interviewing the author Sharon Zink:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lkaZAsmKqA

    About me

    I am a versatile performer, originally trained at the University of Bristol (BA Hons Drama and English). I returned to acting in late 2017 after a career as a novelist and literary consultant and in 2019 completed my training at Identity School of Acting.

    My recent work includes playing Carole in 'Lockdown' a web series shot during Lockdown and playing Liesel in 'Loss of Power' for a rehearsed reading (Sean Lang Theatre). I have also recently appeared as Daphne in 'How am I Looking Now?' for Spare Tyre Theatre Co. at New Diorama and Theatro Technis. (Review/picture here: camdennewjournal.com/article/never-mind-the-botox) and as Julia Dart in Peregrine's Progress at Arcola Theatre and Cambridge Junction Theatre.

    In addition, I have played in Martin Crimp's 'Attempts on her Life' at the Cockpit theatre and at the Royal College of Art MA show as Apollo in 'The Furies' (Greek Drama/performance art).

    Recently I have also appeared in four short films including as Mrs Henridge in 'I Am' for Blindshot Productions (Exec. Producer Barbara Broccoli); Martha in 'Stitch' for Central St Martins MA Animation and as Gillian in Turner Prizewinner Gillian Wearing's film 'Wearing Gillian' which was shown at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

    I began as an actor with extensive youth theatre work including summer residencies with Rational Theatre Company and playing Kate in 'Taming of the Shrew'. This led to being cast as Sheila in J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls' for a professional production that toured southern India.

    I then worked for four years as a radio presenter and producer as well as working with many corporate clients as a media trainer for Electric Airwaves. Subsequently I studied for an MA in Creative Writing at UEA. I am a published novelist (Penguin and Bloomsbury) and a qualified secondary school Drama and English teacher. I have performed in a TIE tour 'Guilty' in London secondary schools. I have experience of drama facilitation, of devising work and compiling education packs for schools work. I have worked as an actor for a Channel Four pilot (the return of 'After Dark').

    I am a very experienced writer - I run a mentoring organisation for writers (www.thewritingcoach.co.uk) - and am also available for script development work. I am also an excellent sight reader.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Tough
    • Wholesome
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • English, standard
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Geordie
    • London
    • Manchester
    • RP
    • South London
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Student)
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • Voice Over