Norma Cohen

  • Actor
    Female / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Mediterranean
    Age Range
    61 - 71
    Height
    4' 11" (1m 50cm)
    Weight
    5st. 14lb (38kg)
    Hair Colour
    Auburn
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017Chemistry between Kavanagh/Cohen is edgy/real. There’s a raw quality to how they play out their relationship - works superbly.
Helen McWilliams
breakaleg.biz
2014Norma Cohen’s exuberant Liverpudlian background with her own `revolution’ in London’s `swinging’ Sixties.
Carole Woddis
reviewsgate.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021IRINA
Radio
THE SEAGULL
Joshua crisp
Quarantine Productions
VIA ZOOM
2020 - 2021MARION
Radio
THE BIRDS ARE COMING
Tom dussek
TOM DUSSEK PRODUCTIONS
VIA ZOOM
2020Nan
Commercial
TESCO Food Love Stories: Nan's Long Distance Easter Lamb
John E Price
Black Sheep Studios
On location: own home
2019Rede Witch
TV
A Discovery Of Witches
Philippa Langdale
Bad Wolf/SKY
Pinewood Studios, Cardiff
2019aggrieved mother Diane
Film (Short)
Eve
Joe Solomon
Spoil Productions
On location: Stephen's House, N3
2019Giulietta Masina
Theatre (Immersive)
Giulietta's FeastShip of Fools
Sidcup kitchen
2019Sally, a lonely grandmother turned inner city escort
Film (Student)
SALLY
Rhiann Jones
London South Bank University
2019Joanna, defiant wife of Rabbi Paul of Burgos
Rehearsed Reading
Paul of Burgos
Paul Sebastian Mauch
Cecilia Cordeiro/ JW3
JW3
2019Karate kicking Grandma
Commercial
Don't Panic: UNISON election ad
Sam Taylor
Agile Production
2019Gossipy neighbour Lisa
Film (Feature)
Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break
Nick Gillespie
Bellstone Pictures
2019Dancing Security Granny
Corporate
Desperados BeerMedia Monks
Magazine London
2018Wanda
Film (Student)
The Twilight Zone: Nothing in the Dark
Tom Clarke
Maidstone TV Studios
2018Gusseva: half woman/half beast, cabaret performer, posh woman, Minister to the Tsar
Rehearsed Reading
The Rasputin show
Georgina Sowerby & Richard Williams
Unfinished Histories
Southwark Playhouse
2018Flying Granny
Commercial
IKEA: Party Tricks
Mathery
1st Ave Machine London
Black Island Studios
2018Mediterranean grandma
Commercial
Walkers Crisps
Ben Gregor
AMV
2018the voice of Eric Sanders
Rehearsed Reading
celebration of 99-year-old Eric Sanders' life & literary works
Nicola Burnett Smith
BAFTA/Austrian Cultural Forum
BAFTA/Austrian Cultural Forum
2018Edna: Italian-American proprietor: body double
Commercial
New York Bagel Company
Nick Carman
Now Agency
Park Village
2018Neighbour
Commercial
The Party, Legal & General Over 50s Life Insurance
Jackie Oudney
Legal & General
2018bench pressing wife Agatha
Commercial
HouseSimple
Brad Lubin
Mind's Eye
on location Watford
2018The Mother
Music Video
Young Fathers / Toy
Salomon Ligthelm
Stink films
Rickmansworth golf club
2017 - 2018Jasmine
Theatre
Place to Be: The Launderette
Henry C. Krempel
Anima theatre company
Rosemary Branch
2017Exhilarated grandma
Corporate
CANDY CRUSH
James Cameron
Drew London
2017The Reader
Rehearsed Reading
Mina's Waltz, Global Society
Nicola Burnett Smith
Out of Place/BAFTA
BAFTA
2017quirky, glamorous grandma
Commercial
TUI
Jason McGuigan
Indy8
Brunel University
2017manically laughing cat lady
Film (Student)
DION
Kristaps Lejins
The Univesity of West London
2017Nancy Atkinson, karate-kicking retirement home resident
Film (Student)
Gigabite
Elliott Byrne
Central Film School
2017grandmother Gitel
Rehearsed Reading
GONE FOR A BURTON
Jake Murray
Ship of Fools
JW3
2017eccentric landlady MRS ELLIS
Film (Feature)
THE FITZROY
Andrew Harmer
DRESDEN PICTURES
LONDON SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL premiere Stratford Picture House
2017RIKA
Theatre
TWO SISTERS
GAIL LOUW
HI-LO PRODUCTIONS
Yvonne Arnaud, Epsom Playhouse, Rialto Brighton, Uppingham Theatre, Upstairs at the Gatehouse
2016Dylis, a ditsy seaside bookshop manager
Rehearsed Reading
Freddie, Ted and the Death of Joe Orton
Ray Rackham
London Theatre Workshop
London Theatre Workshop
2016Lydia, a terrified scrabble player contemplating a Dignitas ending
Theatre
WAITING FOR THE Q
Jenny Foxwell
Lindona Productions
Tristan Bates Theatre
2016Osteoporosis & diabetes patient
Corporate
Interactive medical video
Giulio Tavernesi
LifeLike SA, MILAN
2016SLEUTH/ MYSELF
Theatre
THE WARDROBE PROJECT
Rachel Grunwald
VISIBLE THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Graeae
2016GRETA
Theatre
YARNING
TREVOR PITT
POD PROJECTS
BIRMINGHAM MAC
2015Giacometti's 86 yr old Italian mother, Liverpudlian hooker
Rehearsed Reading
MAN WALKING
John Gillett
John Gillett
White Bear Theatre
2015Active hiker grandma
Commercial
Diamond Challenge: DUKE OF EDINBURGH Award
Orlando Pedretti
Agile Production
2015HIV support group convenor
Corporate
GILEAD HIV Portfolio
Producer Fiona Watson
GILEAD
Dulwich Park
2015Sharp New York art dealer
Corporate
Photoshoot
Guy Harris
Fine Art Bourse
Arts Building, N4
2015Irate passenger
Corporate
MTR Crossrail
Mark Wesley
J9 Imaging
Willesden Junction station
2015Patient
Corporate
Virtual Mannequin
Neil Kumar
emotive
2014Grandma
Commercial
ORAL B online Xmas film
Stephen Pipe
Tantrum Productions
2014Hazel
Theatre
DUSK
Oliver Lamford
Catherine Willmore Productions
Epping Forest
2014Liverpudlian teenager, 99-year-old Greek matriarch, Japanese, Greek/Iranian children, `50s campaigning mother
Theatre
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE?
Sue Lefton
VISIBLE THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Southwark Playhouse
2014Muriel
Film (Short)
Comedy pilot
Jerome Rehioui
Funky Tivi
Millfields Park
2014Golders Green Ma
Voiceover
Fade to Blackout
Ben Bazell
Off The Page!
Etcetera Theatre
2014Ensemble actor
Theatre
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE?
Sue Lefton
VISIBLE THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Royal Festival Hall
2014Spanish widow
Film (Short)
EL FUNERAL DE VICTOR ABANO
Chris Thomas (Raindance)
Freya Berry
2014faded eccentric in a seedy bar
Music Video
Paloma Faith / A Perfect Contradiction
Paul Gore
Some Such & Co
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
2013 - 2014Ensemble actor
Theatre
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE? ongoing developmental workshops 2013
Sue Lefton
VISIBLE THEATRE
Toynbee Hall/National Theatre Studio, Royal Festival Hall
2013La MaMa
Film (Student)
La MaMa
Kevin Muyolo
NFTS
NFTS, Beaconsfield
2013Ensemble actor
Theatre
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE?
Sue Lefton
VISIBLE THEATRE ENSEMBLE: National Theatre Studio
National Theatre Studio
2013tasered tea lady
Commercial
Paddy Power
Andy McLeod
Rattling Stick
Tottenham Hotspur football stadium
2013Elsie, an elderly widow
Film (Short)
BERTIE, THE BUDGIE
Rick Frier
FRESH CUT
2013Mrs Ellis
Film (Feature)
The Fitzroy
Andrew Harmer
Dresden Pictures
on location (submarine)
2013Psychiatrist
Corporate
That's English! (for Spain)
Gill Williams
Wildside Productions
Wildside Productions
2013COPD patient
Corporate
Talking Heads Video/North West Ambulance Service
Paul Gilmour
Activation Business Theatre
2013Grandmother
Voiceover
Olympia mobile phones (Germany)
Patrick Gather
New Art Productions
2013Orthodox Jewish secretary
Film (Short)
Say a little prayer for me
Ido Zeevi
London Film School
on location at BBC studios
2013Liz: carer wife
Theatre
LIVING WITH LONGTERM CONDITIONS
Sonja Linden
VISIBLE/ AGE UK
Centrepoint
2012ensemble actor
Theatre
The Man Who Lost His Voice
Alan Lyddiard/Sue Lefton
The Performance Ensemble, a new company of older actors founded by playwright Sonja Linden
workshopping at Central School of Speech & Drama
2012Joan, vampish Old Great Britain
Film (Feature)
Marriage of Inconvenience
Katerina Curtis
Inventome
2012flamboyant dog walker
Commercial
Future is Dave/UKTV
Chris Balmond
Red Bee Media
2012Leie
Rehearsed Reading
Requiem for a Friday Night
Daniel Goldman
Tangram/CASA Festival
Bolivar Hall
2012glamorous grandmother
Commercial
Billy Boy Condoms
Dan Sully
Love Films
2012cheery bus passenger
Corporate
Unilever
Anthony Austen
Mother
2012Mrs Levy
Film (Student)
Reflection
Anirudh Ganapathy
London Metropolitan University
2012Lois: animated wife (V/O)
Voiceover
TIRED OF SWIMMING
Anna Eijsbouts
Royal College Of Art
RCA
2012Intrepid pensioner on mobility scooter
TV
THE CHRONICLES OF PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL
Benjamin Field
Holomedia
Petworth House, on location
2012Rochel, Jewish matriarch
Rehearsed Reading
POP
Trilby James
Act Up
Tristan Bates Theatre
2012Second Witch, Macbeth
Commercial
Olympics ad for Mexico
Felipe Fernandez del Paso
RSA
Lyric Theatre
2012Italian matriarch
Corporate
M&S training film
Peter Ashcroft
Media Zoo
on location: I. Camisa & Sons
2012Katerina, retired government official
Film (Short)
Listen
Daniel Rothschild
Unfurling Films
2012Mrs Harry (lead): dementia sufferer
Film (Short)
Where is Harry?
Malwina Sworczuk
Krakow Film Lab.
2012Jane
Film (Student)
As Old As You Feel
Stephen Kenny
London Film School
National Gallery
2011Miss Higgins, a busybody
Corporate
That's English
Benjamin Field
Highwood Productions/Spanish TV
2011Countess
Theatre
The Queen of Spades
Max Hoehn
Arcola Theatre/ Fusebox
Arcola
2011cheer leader
TV
Odd One In
Steve Smith
Zeppotron
BBC Studios, Elstree
2011Mother Teresa
Music Video
Bang On! / Got It
Jamie Roberts
Pulse Films
Jacuzzi Studios
2011Miss Sophie
Film (Student)
Dinner for One
Susannah Bragg
London Metropolitan University
Ealing Film Studios
2011Prudence, a bohemian
Film (Student)
Windy Day
Agnes Zubyte
Royal Holloway College
2011Wyn, estate queen & librarian
Theatre
Without Planning Permission
Chris Johnston
Fluxx
Cecil Sharp House
2010Older Lady
Corporate
Expedia Mood
Will McGregor
Casual Films
Hive Bar, Brixton
2010Myrtle: Cockney grandmother
Theatre
The 9.21 to Shrub Hill
Ed Bartram
Waxwing Theatre
New Diorama Theatre
2010Molly: drama queen, 70 year old star of silent horror movies
Rehearsed Reading
The Stanville Beast
Ruth Torjussen
Film Directing 4 Women
2010Charity worker, Scout leader
Corporate
Functional Maths and English (series)
Guy Hawkins
Juice Moving Images
Juice, Faringdon, Oxon.
2010Cleaner
Film (Feature)
Mercy
Nana Obiri Yeboah
Spring Media Production
2010compere
Theatre
Tribute to Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday
Michael Collins
Issy Postill Quartet
Rosemary Branch Theatre
2010Amalia, obsessive Italian housewife
Film (Short)
Genova 1960
Josh Sawley
Josh Sawley Productions
LCC
2010Ant's Mum (of Ant & Dec)
Film (Student)
Ant & Dec promo provisionally titled Fan to Friend
Hannah Perry & Emily Dockett
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
Ravensbourne College
2010Richenda, an elderly knitter
Theatre
Does It Come With Ketchup?
Stephen Lwrence/Gemma Salter
Royal Knees Up Variety Night
Theatre Royal, Stratford East
2010Echo:political prisoner
Theatre
Echo
Mark Butcher
instructionsfor.com
Vitrine Gallery & Pilot@AE Harris, Birmingham
2010Betsy Pollock, MP
Theatre
Building
Natasha Campbell
Crow Theatre
Elmwood School
2009 - 2010Richenda
Theatre
Does It Come With Ketchup?
Nora Connolly
Ship of FoolsTheatre
Rosemary Branch Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    19663 year movement & dance trainingLaban Art of Movement Studio

    Additional Skills

    improvisation, role play, devising, presenting, tai chi, mime, Pilates

    journalism,dance/drama workshop leader, presentation/interview skills lecturer,

    excellent sight reader

    Additional Information

    native Liverpudlian, recently played two Jewish grandmothers with an East European accent

    About me

    Movement trained with a flair for comedy, I'm currently working across the media in theatre, TV, film and audio. Recent roles inc. Mrs Ellis (think Ladykillers' Miss Wilberforce)in the comedy feature The Fitzroy, vampish Thatcherite mother Joan in the satirical indie feature film on the banking crisis: Marriage of Inconvenience, the 87 year old Countess in Pushkin's Ace of Spades (Arcola) & intrepid pensioner for the Chronicles of Professor Elemental (TV comedy pilot), workshops with VISIBLE, writer Sonja Linden's new company of older actors, director Sue Lefton.

    New website: www.normacohen.co.uk

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Olive
    Accents (International)
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Turkish
    • Yiddish
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Geordie
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • RP
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • New York City
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballet
    • Ballroom
    • Contemporary
    • Folk
    • Jazz
    • Latin American
    • Swing/Jive
    • Tango
    • Tap
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional