Laura Hills-Leigh

  • Actor
    Female / Lancashire
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    19 - 29
    Height
    5' 4" (1m 65cm)
    Weight
    8st. 14lb (57kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Green
    Build
    Slim
  • Files

    • video file (mp4)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    website
    Twitter
    twitter
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2015That is not possible for her mother, and Laura Hills-Leigh portrayed her with sensitivity, demonstrating by turns, tenderness, anger and despair at her inability to reach her daughter.
Stephen Walker
buxtonfringe.org.uk
2015Helen (Laura Hills-Leigh), the twitchily frantic mother to mentally disturbed Rosie (Alice Smithson), is left reeling from emotion after the disappearance of her daughter... What really leaps out is Hills-Leigh’s portrayal of the demon in Rosie’s mind, the embodiment of her mental difficulty which squeals and trembles like a psychotic animal. This overzealous creature is genuinely terrifying: the inner twin of a toiled mind wails and shrieks over Rosie’s troubled words, giving successful insight to the terrors of insanity.
Millie Morris
buxtonfringe.org.uk
2015Balancing this out is Hills-Leigh’s older sister character Lucy. She is calm and controlled yet Hills-Leigh lets the audience see the cracks that she has been hiding in her day-to-day life. It would be very easy to have both roles as dramatic chaotic women but she brings a much more interesting level by hiding all that chaos under a cloak of maturity.
Lindsay Avery
theatrebynumbers.co.uk
2015'Hills-Leigh, playing older sister Lucy and Dee have an intense heartfelt chemistry. Struggling between being a protective mother figure and resenting younger sibling Ann, Hills-Leigh delivers a subdued yet profound performance and seems to instinctively understand the complexity of her character. Her maturity to portray emotion merely through the expression of her eyes is earnest and impassioned. '
Teressa Miller
remotegoat.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Practitioner
Workshops
History WorkshopsImagining History
2017 - 2018Various - Incl. Disney Princesses & Mascot Characters
Role Play
Children's Entertainment Events
Sarah Hargreaves
Party Friendz
2013 - 2018Patient
Corporate
Pharmacy OSCE's RoleplayMedical Role Players
2017Ann - the Maid
Site Specific
Museums at Night
Charlie Mortimer
Theatre By Numbers
Astley Hall
2016 - 2017Snug
Theatre
The Play's The ThingAttic Door Productions
2017Moll Pitcher (Fortune Teller)
Role Play
Mystery at the Magic Museum
Adrian Burrows
Little Gargoyle Ltd
Bury Transport Museum
2014 - 2017Various (Various Murder Mystery Themes)
Theatre
After Dark Murder MysteriesLittle Gargoyle Ltd
2015 - 2017Various Practitioner and Historical Characters (Various Themes)
Workshops
Wicked WorkshopsLittle Gargoyle Ltd
2016Jane Doe
Film (Short)
The Culling PolicyDir. Anthony Straeger
2016Mole
Theatre (Tour)
Wind in the Willows
Tom Fisher
Attic Door Productions
2016Elsa
Role Play
Princess DayAttic Door Productions
East Lancs Railway
2015Elsa
Role Play
Elsa & OlafAttic Door Productions
The Platform, morecambe
2015Chorus
Theatre
Aladdin - Adult PantomimeAttic Door Productions
2015The March Hare/The Frog Footman
Theatre (Tour)
Alice In Wonderland (Tour)
Ben Muir
Attic Door Productions
2015Restoration Wedding Guest
Role Play
Astley Alive!Theatre By Numbers
Astley Hall, Chorley
2015Edith Rigby
Theatre
Showtime! at the Harris
Charlie Mortimer
Theatre By Numbers
Harris Museum, Preston
2015Holly Page
Role Play
NHS Paediatric InterviewsMedical Role Players
2014 - 2015Various (Multiple Scripts)
Rehearsed Reading
Chosen Words
Charlie Mortimer
Theatre By Numbers
Korova Arts Cafe & The Octagon Theatre, Bolton
2013Lucy Lockett
Theatre
Times Up Santa
Sam Buist
Korova
Korova Arts Cafe
2013Lucy
Theatre (Tour)
Digging Deep
Charlie Mortimer
Theatre By Numbers
Korova Arts Cafe Preston, Kings Arms Salford
2013Mother/Scientist/Mask
Theatre (Tour)
Extreme Withdrawal Is Manifest
Alice Smithson/Laura Hill
Scrunchie Theatre Company
Korova Arts Cafe Preston, Underground Venues Buxton, The Lantern Liverpool, Kings Arms Salford, Bingley Arts Centre, The Last Bus Cafe Aberdeen, The Phoenix Basement Bar Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2013Violet
Film (Student)
Terminal
Tom Ryan Smith
Monkeynuke Pro
2013Interviewer
Film (Short)
Two Little Ducks
Michael Pettitt
One Man Band Productions
2013Amy Carlton
Film (Short)
First Words
Michael Pettitt
BirdLime
2012 - 2013Helen Ladd
Theatre
Extreme Withdrawal Is ManifestScrunchie Theatre Company
Preston Arts and Media Centre
2012Woman
Film (Short)
Life Is Good
Sophie Iddon
Forbidden Orchard
2012Lucy
Theatre
Digging Deep
Charlie Mortimer
13 Theatre Company
The Houldsworth
2012Lucy
TV
Stubble
Paul Parsons
PenToPaper Productions
2012Stacey Carlton
Film (Short)
Farewell JosephPhil Brough
2012Keira
Film (Student)
Opening NightHaimay Hoang
2012Phoebe
Film (Student)
MissingKat Wilkes
2012Pandora
Film (Student)
Show Your HandKat Wilkes
2012Patricia
Film (Student)
Waiting RoomMatt Brodrick
2011Suzanne
Theatre
VIPTom Ingham
2011Wife
Theatre
WE Corps VS The World
Graham Easterlow
Graham Easterlow
Preston Market
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20123 yr. ActingUniversity of Central Lancashire

    Additional Skills

    Theatre Skills:

    Interactive Theatre, Live Roleplay, Promenade Theatre, Weapon Handling, Strong Improvisation/Devising Skills, Choreographic Theatre.

    Other Skills:

    Strong Singer, Harmony Skills, Piano Player, Balloon Modelling, Knowledge of Sound/Lighting Tech, Modelling Experience, Full clean driving license.

    Additional Information

    Singing:

    Laura is a strong singer and continually develops her technique through attending regular lessons. She has recently achieved Distinction in her LCM Grade 8 Music Theatre Award. She also has vast experience working in acapella harmony groups and choirs. Much of Laura's work involves her singing to a live audience - from character singing in murder mysteries to singing popular Disney songs at children's events.

    Training:

    Laura's training at UCLAN included Alba Emoting, Acting for Radio, Acting for the camera, Meyerholds Biomechanics, Devising, Contemporary Theatre, Restoration Theatre, Shakespeare, Stanislavski, the Extended Voice and Acting through Song. Laura continued her training through attending workshops such as the Myth and Theatre Festival hosted by Enrique Pardo and PanTheatre.

    For more information on Laura Hills-Leigh visit her website www.laurahillactor.com

    About me

    Laura Hills-Leigh (also Laura Hill) is a 27 year old actor and singer based in Lancaster and around the North West. She has a degree in BA(hons) Acting from UCLAN University, and has been working in the industry since she graduated in 2012. Laura is a member of Equity and has a profile on Spotlight (view PIN **contact removed** About:

    Laura frequently performs in school workshops, children's events, interactive performance and medical roleplay work. Most of Laura's work includes live interactive character work and site specific or immersive performance. Laura has a particular passion for this type of work and enjoys the connection it allows with the audience.

    School Workshops:

    Laura runs her own school workshop company, Imagining History, where she performs a variety of educating and entertaining history workshops to KS2 children in primary schools throughout the country. This work involves running engaging activities with up to seventy children at one time and educating them about historical eras from the Stone Age to Ancient Egypt.

    Children's Events:

    Laura frequently performs in themed children’s entertainment and parties across the North West with Party Friendz events. This involves hosting children's games and performing as various popular characters, including Disney princesses, superheroes and mascot 'fur' characters. She has also previously performed in fun days for children at East Lancs Railway with Attic Door Productions - performing in various different roles, most notably Elsa from Frozen.

    Medical Roleplay:

    Laura also does regular medical role play work as a simulated patient for clients such as the NHS, the GMC and Lancaster Medical School and UCLAN through Medical Role Players UK Ltd. She has taken roles in OSCE style examinations for training Doctors and Nurses and also NHS Paediatrician Interviews.

    Interactive Performance:

    Laura takes part in a number of different types of interactive performance. She often performs as 'living history' characters at a variety of museum events; previous venues include Astley Hall, the Harris Museum and Bury Transport Museum. She also has vast experience working in themes murder mystery events having worked with After Dark Mystery Events for three years.

    Theatre & Film:

    Laura has performed in a wide variety of popular theatre productions around the North West. Laura has recently performed in various family promenade productions, including Alice in Wonderland and Wind in the Willows. She also performed in The Play's The Thing, a Shakespearean comedy dinner show, as a part of Morecambe's Bard by the Beach Shakespeare Festival in 2016. Laura also has a lot of experience in front of the camera, performing in a variety of shorts, feature and student films.

    New Writing:

    ​Laura has a strong passion for fringe theatre and, in the past, has assisted with the development of new writing - In particular with Theatre by Numbers on their Chosen Words project. Laura also co-devised and co-directed her own play, Extreme Withdrawal Is Manifest which was performed at fringe venues throughout the North West and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013 with great success.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • French
    • Scandinavian
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • 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
    • Web-Series
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Piano
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • English, standard
    • Lancashire
    • Northern England
    • RP
    • Southern England
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • New York City
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Belt
    • Falsetto
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    • Soprano
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Villainous
    • Wholesome