Josie Cerise

  • Actor
    Female / Manchester
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    25 - 35
    Height
    4' 11" (1m 52cm)
    Weight
    7st. 6lb (47kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2018As a pink-obsessed shopaholic...Josie Cerise does a good job of humanising her whilst sending up her Elle Woods-like qualities.
James Ballands
britishtheatreguide.info
2018...hit that perfect balance of teenage bravado and barely concealed angst.
John Murphy
thestage.co.uk
2018...played with integrity; good skills on the girls.
Cathy Crabb
northernsoul.me.uk
2017Ben Tolley and Josie Cerise were a great double act...adding lots of humour to the performance.
Catherine Joyce
whatsgoodtodo.co.uk
2017...while Dukes regular and whirling Dervish Josie Cerise becomes a series of characters in her usual boisterous and hilarious manner.
Nick Lakin
lancasterguardian.co.uk
2016The ensemble cast all give excellent performances throughout, notably Josie Cerise.
Kirsty Scott
upstagedmanchester.com
2016...making it all the more traumatic to watch the unspiralling of Norma (a wonderful performance by Josie Cerise)
Dianne Bourne
google.co.uk
2016...her acting was so impressive, I was utterly convinced that she was six years old.
Ellen Leigh Smith
salfordonline.com
2016Josie Cerise presenting a physical and engaging Gollum
Karl Barnsley
northwestend.co.uk
2016Josie Cerise makes an impression in multiple roles including scheming trickster Gollum.
May Mellstrom
thereviewshub.com
2016Gollum is conjured up with lots of earthy spirit by Josie Cerise
Roger Foss
thestage.co.uk
2016Cerise as Gollum, gives Andy Serkis a run for his money with her take on the wretched yet endearing character
Nick Lakin
lancasterguardian.co.uk
2016Josie Cerise's intrepid Princess ... excellent at mime ... memorably struggling to survive in the water after the ship capsizes.
Carole Baldock
orbisjournal.com
2016Josie Cerise fits well with ATT’s stereotype-busting policy and gives us a feisty and resilient Princess...
Martin Thomasson
britishtheatreguide.info
2016Cerise bought a sense of braveness to her character that warranted not pity but support from the audience.
Jess O’Neill
northwestend.co.uk
2016Cerise gives the “Princess” a strong and independent edge ... a heroine of the 21st Century and one that thrives...
John Roberts
thereviewshub.com
2016Cerise switches from mood to mood magnificently, crafty one minute, innocent the next and makes key moments genuinely touching.
Damon Fairclough
northernsoul.me.uk
2015Josie Cerise, was perky, lively, cheerful, artful and kept up a high-powered performance from start to the end.
Denis W McGeary
britishtheatreguide.info
2015Josie Cerise is mischievous and charismatic as Dodger and impossible not to root for.
May Mellstrom
thepublicreviews.com
2015...spectacular scene in which Josie Cerise’s Dodger is sprung.
Alfred Hickling
theguardian.com
2015...in the mischievously good hands of Josie Cerise
Robin Duke
thestage.co.uk
2015Josie Cerise ... immediately shone. Surely this actress has a rising star to her name?
Nick Lakin
lancasterguardian.co.uk
2015It boasts a lovely central performance from Josie Cerise as the mouse.
Joyce McMillan
scotsman.com
2015She is a big star in the making and deserves every available plaudit for her work.
Daniel Mumby
threemenonablog.blogspot.co.uk
2015...special mention must go to Josie Cerise, whose expressions and dance moves as the posturing little Grizelda are hilarious.
Kirstie Niland
uktheatre.net
2015Dukes newcomer Josie Cerise, who plays ugly sister Grisela, steals the show in so many ways...
Nick Lakin
lancasterguardian.co.uk
2015Josie Cerise impresses with her acting – taking in timidity and deadpan comedy – as well as her mimicry of iconic vocals... her commitment and characterisation overall makes for a really compelling performance.
Laura Maley
culturalshenanigans.co.uk
2015Any production of this play will stand or fall on the performance of Little Voice. Joise Cerise pulls it off. She conjures a powerful sense of the repressed grief that Little Voice feels for her father and the emotional release and expression that singing offers her. It is Cerise’s dramatic performance, as Little Voice struggles to resist a world she’s forced, that is fantastic throughout.
Stephen M Hornby
thepublicreviews.com
2015Josie’s own brand of timid subservience and deadpan irony set her apart and her flabbergasting ability to turn on the razzamatazz left me feeling like a rabbit caught in the full beam of a light-house lamp.
Rachael Gavaghan
thegoodreview.co.uk
2015Josie Cerise, well, she’s good at “being withdrawn”, but she knocks all the covers/impressions out of the park.
Andrew Haydon
postcardsgods.blogspot.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018New writing
Theatre
TAKE BACK OUR NHS
Alyx Tole
Take Back Theatre
Comedy Store
2018Mrs Sunshine
Theatre (Tour)
WHATEVER THE WEATHER
Gilly Baskerfield
M6 Theatre Company
2018New writing
Theatre
TEN TAKES ON SHELTER
Zoe Alker
Take Back Theatre
2017 - 2018Emily Brown
Theatre (Tour)
EMILY BROWN AND THE THING
Olivia Jacobs
Tall Stories Theatre Company
Australia/Hong Kong
2017Emley
Theatre (Tour)
THE RUCK
Joyce Branagh
Lawrence Batley Theatre
2017Script in hand
Theatre
TEN TAKES ON THE ELECTION
Matt Hassall
Take Back Theatre Collective
Hope Mill Theatre
2017Sandy
Theatre (Tour)
LIGHTNING UNDER THEIR SKIRTS
Kevin Dyer
Storm in the North
2016 - 2017Multi-role
Theatre
PINOCCHIO
Louie Ingham
Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
2016 - 2017Norma
Theatre (Tour)
BE MY BABY
Kirstie Davis
Anton Benson Productions
The Lowry
2016Gollum
Theatre
The HOBBIT
Joe Sumsion
Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
Williamson Park
2016Hannah
Theatre
GORILLA
Roman Stefanski
Polka Theatre
2016Civilian Support Worker
Film (Short)
LEARNING TO WALK
Peter Carruthers
Sitcom Solidiers
2016Designer
Commercial
GRO-ABLES
Nigel Harris
Miracle-Gro
2016Ikkleme
Voiceover
Blib Blabs
Jean Flynn
CHF Entertainment
2015 - 2016Girl
Theatre
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
Nina Hajiyianni
Action Transport
The Unity Theatre
2015Presenter
TV
CITY COTTAGE KIDS
Mike Berry
Everyonemedia
2015Maggie
Theatre
MAGGIE AND THE SONG OF THE SEA
Alyx Tole
Colour the Clouds
The Lowry
2015Artful Dodger
Theatre
OLIVER TWIST PARK SHOW
Joe Sumsion
Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
Williamson Park
2015Little Voice
Theatre
THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
James Baker
Assembled Junk
The Kings Arms
2015Jemima
Theatre
THE TONGUE TWISTER
Alyx Tole
Re:play Festival
HOME
2015Narrator
Voiceover
INVESTING IN STOCKPORT
Kyle Webster
Stockport Council
2014 - 2015Grizelda
Theatre
CINDERELLA
Joe Sumsion
Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
2014Jemima
Theatre
THE TONGUE TWISTER
Aylx Toyle
24:7 Theatre Festival
2014Girl
Theatre
MONDAY'S CHILD
Wendy Harris
tutti frutti/York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal
2013Bobbie
Theatre
MY BROTHER THE ROBOT
Toby Mitchell
Tall Stories Theatre Company
The Roundhouse
2013Milly and Molly Muddleton
TV
Grandpa In My Pocket
Martin Franks
Cbeebies
2013Cat
Theatre (Tour)
ROOM ON THE BROOM
Morag Cross
Tall Stories/CDP
Sydney Opera House/Australian Tour
2011 - 2012Mouse
Theatre
THE GRUFFALO
Olivia Jacobs
Tall Stories Theatre Company
The Lyric/No.1 Tour
2011Mini Ha Ha
TV
HA HA HAIRIES (52 EPS)
Natalie Bailey
Cartoonito
2011Jemima Foxley
Radio
OPEN COUNTRY
Helen Chtwynd
BBC Radio
2011Jemima Foxley
Theatre (Tour)
SWARD
Mike Bettison
Blaize Theatre Company
2011Fiona
Film (Short)
Longshot
James Harris
Shameless Films
2011Shannon
Theatre (Tour)
PUSHED
David Shimwell
Brief Candle Theatre
2010 - 2011Mouse
Theatre
THE GRUFFALO
Olivia Jacobs
Tall Stories Theatre Company
Warwick Arts Centre
2010Asthma Attack Patient
Online / Digital
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES TRAINING
David Felber
The Production Zone
2010Elaine
Theatre (Tour)
4PLAY
Andrew Hayes
Northumberland Theatre Company
2009 - 2010Captain Richard
Theatre
THE PRINCE AND THE PENGUIN
Mark Calvert
Northern Stage
Northern Stage
2009News Reporter
Film (Short)
I Am Nasrine
Tina Gharavi
Bridge and Tunnel Productions
2009Pip
TIE
BLEAK EXPECTATIONS
Russ Tunney
Nuffield Theatre Company
The Nuffield Theatre
2009Lucy
Theatre (Tour)
CORAL
Russ Tunney
Nuffield Theatre Company
The Nuffield Theatre
2009Emma
Theatre
CRAVING JAMES (DEVISED)
Steve Gilroy
Small Parcels
Northern Stage
2008Singing drinker
Commercial
NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE
Geoff Wonfor
Tyne Tees Televsion
2008Little Red Riding Hood
Musical
INTO THE WOODS
Elaine Tyler Hall
Northumbria University
Lipman Theatre
2008Lead Charva
Film (Student)
Gannin' yem
Ema Lea
Northumbria Media Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010Post Graduate ActingInterACT; The Northern Regions Theatre Training Ensemble
    2009First Class BA (Hons) PerformanceNorthumbria University
    2004DanceNorthern Ballet

    Additional Skills

    Experienced in:

    - SINGING (Grade 8, Musical Theatre: Distinction)

    - GUITAR (Grade 5, Classical Guitar: Honours)

    - STRONG DANCER (Jazz, Street, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary)

    - MASTERCLASSES DURING INTERACT: RSC, Theatre

    De Complicite, Frantic Assembly, Paul Benzing (Stage Combat), Gary Owston (Dialect coach Bristol Old Vic), Rob Hitchmough (Comedy/Improvisation), Shakespeare (Lewis Hancock), Green Screen Training (Teeside University), Phoenix Dance, John Wright (Clowning)

    - DEVISING

    - COMEDY

    - IMPROVISATION

    - CLOWNING

    - PUPPETRY

    - SITE SPECIFIC

    - STAGE COMBAT

    - STRONG SWIMMER

    - PHYSICAL THEATRE

    - CHOREOGRAPHY

    - WORKSHOP LEADER

    (Work includes movement workshop for John Retallick's production of 'Apples', Northern Stage Summer School, Northumbria Student Recruitment; West Side Story Into Schools Project, Assistant Director at Meladrama Acting School)

    Additional Information

    'Josie is a great member of any team. She's laid back and fun as well as being dedicated and determined. She is reliable and honest, kind and considerate. She is a self-starter and self-motivator and I have always found her to be hardworking, dedicated and also a great deal of fun. She's a hugely strong performer, able to turn her hand to most things. She is physically very precise and is able to maintain her consistency and her spark even over a long tour. She has strong singing voice, she is full of suggestions and is always willing to throw ideas into a rehearsal room.'

    Artistic Director of Tall Stories

    Olivia Jacobs

    'Josie is an incredibly hard working and conscientious artist who was pro-active in the productions development. Throughout the devising and rehearsal period she applied critical thinking and rigor, contributing to the development of the story (writing) as well as to theatrical ideas. Josie manages to both lead with ideas and support others, making her a valuable asset to any devising company. Josie’s energy and positivity made her a joy to work with. She brings a useful and inspiring intellectual challenge to the process of theatre making, led by enquiry and exploration. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any theatre project, particularly ones that attempt to push boundaries and explore new forms.'

    Artistic Director of Action Transport Theatre

    Nina Hajiyianni

    'Josie Cerise is a hugely talented performer, extremely hard working and diligent in her approach. Her energy and enthusiasm are paramount in all she does. She has great comedic skills, strong physical performance ability and a terrific singing voice. She is a motivated, thoughtful team member and will offer 100% commitment to any project.'

    Artistic Director of NTC

    Gillian Hambleton

    'Having worked with Josie, during a very hectic Christmas schedule, I would recommend her to future employers and will work with her again in the future. Josie is open to direction, takes risks and is incredibly supportive of the process and other cast members.'

    Associate Director of Northern Stage

    Mark Calvert

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • French
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    • Ukulele
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Southern England
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • Southern American
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    • Tap
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes