Melanie Hopkins

  • Actor
    Female / Sheffield
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    18 - 26
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 70cm)
    Weight
    10st. 12lb (69kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2021Abuse / Neglect / Grooming Victim
Role Play
Social Worker Role play InterviewsSheffield City Council
Sheffield, Leeds
2020Voice Actor
Voiceover
THE GARDEN OF PRIVATISED DELIGHTS (VENICE BIENNALE)
J Orlek, A. De Little
Studio Polpo, British Arts Council
Leeds
2020Agent O'Connell
Online / Digital
Blood & Honour: The Raid
D. Urben
Project Horror
Hull
2019Elf / Fairy / Nutcracker
Workshops
Santa's WorkshopImagination Entertainments
Doncaster
2019Scare Actor
Site Specific
HALLOWSCREAM at York MazeScreamPark Entertainments
York Maze
2019Woman on the bus
Film (Short)
University of Sheffield Hate Crime Prevention Video
M. Exeton
University of Sheffield
2019Hilary
Theatre
The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband
H. Bell
Sheffield Hallam University
Performance Lab
2018The Altruist
Film
Constriction is a scar
T. Gold
Brooding Wolf Collective
2018Jessica
Theatre
Game Night
T. Steers & Rurik Seven
Mage Plays
Merlin Theatre
2018Sandy
Theatre
Rabbit by Nina Raine
H. Bell
Sheffield Hallam University
Performance Lab
2018Hanged Bride
Film (Short)
Dungeons and Drag Queens
F. Westlake
Salford University
Salford
2018Rosie
Film
Your Favourite Flowers
J. Lunn
Sheffield Hallam University
Barnsley
2017Interviewee
Web-Series
BBC's Tomorrows World: Sleep StudyBBC
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20193 yr. ActingSheffield Hallam University

    Additional Skills

    Stand up comedy, Stanislavski, Brecht, Artaud, Devising, Site Specific Work, Classic Theatre, Shakespeare, Contemporary Theatre, Writing for the Stage, Storytelling, Improvisation, Radio Broadcast, Comedy, Theatre In Education, etc.

    About me

    Melanie is a Sheffield born and based professional actress, playwright and theatre maker.

    She graduated with a First Class Honours Degree from the Performance for Stage and Screen Course from SHU in 2019.

    Described as a “one woman army”, Melanie has single-handedly set up her own event; “Sheffield Monologue Showcase (SMS)” that premiered last March, with feedback from audiences noting of it’s success. Her most recent acting work was a voiceover for an international art installation for the Venice Biennale, as well as working consistently for Sheffield City Council as their role play actor.

    Melanie is also a keen playwright, her most note-worthy piece “The Sylvia Swing” was performed at the York Theatre Royal’s Take Over Festival. In her early creative career, Melanie has had her comedy monologue: “A Relationship is Like a Toilet” premiered on BBC Upload Festival and also appeared on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World. She also occasionally performs as her lip-syncing cabaret-style alter ego for which she came in 3rd place at the Great Yorkshire Show Off Contest. 

    Melanie would like to venture in gritty BBC dramas as well as build up her comedy character repertoire in TV and Theatre. She is interested to create more new writing to tour and continue to set up “SMS” showcase events for local actors.

    Acting experience

    DINA Venue, Sheffield, 2020

    The Performance Lab, Sheffield, 2019

    Lantern Theatre, Sheffield, 2018

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Mischievous
    • Professional
    • Tough
    • Villainous
    • Wholesome
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity (UK)
    Interested in
    • Cabarets
    • Children's Theatre
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Community Outreach
    • Corporate
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Entertainment Shows
    • Entertainment Staff
    • Experimental
    • Festivals
    • Film (Professional)
    • Fringe
    • Hosting/Presenting
    • Live Events
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Shakespeare
    • Stand Up Comedy
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    • Workshops
    Accents (UK)
    • English, standard
    • Leeds
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Central
    • Sheffield
    • Yorkshire
    Experienced In
    • Cabarets
    • Comedy
    • Corporate
    • Experimental
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Live Events
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • New Writing
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TIE/TYA
    • Voice Over
    Additional Skills
    • Actor
    • Cabaret Artist
    • Drag
    • Puppeteer
    Union Status
    • Equity (UK)
    Work Permit/Residency Status
    • I have a current, valid passport.