Scarlet Sweeney

  • Actor
    Female / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    41 - 51
    Height
    5' 1" (1m 57cm)
    Weight
    8st. 7lb (54kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Slim
  • Images

    Files

    • video file (mov)
    • sound file (mp4)
  • Links

    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2012Her distaste seen in shrinking body language,looks of disgust,resorts to hawk-like, intrusive observation and waspish observations.
Timothy Ramsden - Review Gate
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2012Her cruel lesbian Inez captivates with her swivel-eyed panic, sharp tongued acerbity and brute lust.
Nadia Abrahams - Camden New Journal
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2012Unforgettable as Inez. She uses her piercing dark eyes to project a venomous presence with the compulsion of a vampire.
Tim Passmore - Fringe Report
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2012(*under my previous stage name Melanie Dresti)A strong portrayal of Inez.
Helena Thompson - The Stage
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2012One remarkable image, when the house of the play's title fills with over 20 burqa-clad mourning women.
Michael Billington - The Guardian
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2012Greta (a terrifying Scarlet Sweeney).
Vicky Ellis - Whats On Stage
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2012Greta(a menacing Scarlet Sweeney), a woman hardened, scarred, and more than a little unhinged.
Natasha Tripney - Exeunt Magazine
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2012Scarlet Sweeney is a scarily psychotic wartime factory worker.
Gary Naylor - West End Broadway
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2012As Ye Sow is the standout play of the night, in terms of acting and script.
Belinda Liversedge - The Londonist
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2012Scarlet was very strong in her part and through simple everyday actions brought truth to the piece - instantly engaging.
Kieran James - The Good Review
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2012Scarlet Sweeney boasts a performance that is instantly relatable and so natural.
Melissa Rynn (Stage Won)
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2012Scarlet Sweeney gives an excellent performance. The kind of drama you might catch on a weekday afternoon on Radio 4.
Sally Stott
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2012It is Scarlet Sweeney, putting in a superb performance as Susan, who subtly steals this scary show.
Honour Bayes
ed.thestage.co.uk
2012Nominations revealed for The Stage's Edinburgh awards 2012. Best Actress Scarlet Sweeney.
Alistair Smith
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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Suki Dance
Film (Short)
A Human Condition - Wrath (Pilot)
Laura Bacon/Jack Judd
Imagine If Films Ltd
2018The Target
Theatre (Immersive)
The Grim
Liam Flemming/James Farrimond
Quietly Fighting Theatre/Exit Productions UK
The Colab Factory
2016Multiple Roles
Theatre (Tour)
The Crunch/What We Talk About When We Talk About Food
Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
The Welcome Trust/Look Left Look Right Theatre Company
UK Tour
2016African Drum Player/Museum Visitor
Film (Short)
Handling Collection
Jasmine Johnson (Artist)
A Phase 2 of Daata Editions Commission
Powell-Cotton Museum
2015Narrator
Film (Short)
Mono
Sangam Sharma
Sangam Sharma (Artist)
2015Debbie
Film (Short)
MUG
Liam Gray
Little Ease Productions
2015Monica
Corporate
Our Language
James McCarthy
Odd Man Out Ltd / Funny Women Ltd
2015Jasmine
Theatre
Blind Date in The Mini Love Fest
Miriam Lucia
Clerkenwell Actors Studio
The Hen & Chickens
2015The Computer
Theatre
STASIS
Liam Fleming
Encompass Productions
White Bear Theatre
2014Bertha (Ruth Ellis' Mother), The Warder, Nun.
Theatre
The Ruth Ellis Show
Jack Paterson
Goldsmiths
George Wood Theatre
2014Visitor/Witness at a Crime Scene (Green Screen Work)
Corporate
Security Staff Training
Keith Thomas
Sightline Video and Interactive Media
2014Eva Gray
Theatre
Roar (In development stages/devising process).
Anna Soderblom
In The Gutter Productions
The Rag Factory
2014Susie
Workshops
The Knight Watch (Script Development Workshop)
Danny Hiller
Defiant Films
2014Performance Art
Theatre
Clay Meditation (Sensing Spaces Exhibition)
Ian Giles
The Royal Academy of Arts (Friday Late)
2013Multiple Roles
Workshops
Script Development Workshop
Natalie-Anne Downs
Veni Vidi Theatre Company
2013Val
Film (Short)
Keith and Val
Matthew Reed & Sam Turk
Beckton Alp Cinema
2013Mother
Theatre
Blood Wedding
Zoe Ford
Hiraeth Artistic Productions
Waterloo East Theatre
2013Melissa
Film (Student)
Sure Hearts
Dave Tynan
Goldsmiths University London
2013Karen
Theatre
Love vs Hate: Wounds
Zoe Ford
Lonesome Schoolboy Productions
Tristan Bates Theatre
2013Maureen / Carol
Workshops
The Onion by Geoff Atkinson
Avon Harpley
Vera Productions (Script Development Reading)
Endor Productions, Soho.
2013Helen
Theatre
Potholes
Mark Conway
Made From Scratch (LabFest: Theatre 503)
Theatre 503
2013Linda
Rehearsed Reading
St George's Day
Tom Latter (Sheer Drop)
Lifgosh: To Meet
New Diorama Theatre
2013Prison Guard/Young boy
Workshops
The Ruth Ellis Show
Christopher O'Shaughnessy
Goldmiths University (Script Development Workshop)
2013Mum
Film (Short)
Double or Quits
Mike Jones
Who is Mike Jones Productions
2012Linda
Workshops
St George's Day
Tom Latter
Script Development Workshop
Marylebone Gardens
2012Prison Guard
Workshops
The Ruth Ellis Show
Martin Wall
Goldsmiths University (Script Development Workshop)
2012Biological Anthropologist Fairy Godmother.
Theatre
Alexis & Euan
Andrew Lukas
Dyspla Festival 2012
Tristan Bates Theatre
2012Art Collector
Theatre
Artfetch FlashMob
William Walsh
Simply Zesty
Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park.
2012Susan (lead)
Theatre
As Ye Sow
Tom Richards
Theatre Of the Damned and Bare Bawds
Pleasance Dome Edinburgh (1-27th August).
2012Storyteller
Theatre
Ether (Performance Art)
Alfonso Borragan
Slade MFA show
Slade School of Fine Art
2012Isidore's Wife
Film (Student)
47 Orchard Street
Reuben McNaughton
University of Westminster
2012Glenda
Film (Short)
Where is Harry
Malwina Sworczuk
Invisible Colour
2012Fahira
Rehearsed Reading
Ibrahim's Present
Kaya Stanley-Money
Goldsmiths
2012A mother in tears
Voiceover
The Turing Test (Supported by the BFI and NFM)
Edwin Mingard
Satellite Films Ltd
2012Office Worker/Maypole Dancer
Theatre
Maypole
Laura Cooper
Slade School of Fine Art
Camden Arts Centre
2012Molly
Rehearsed Reading
Monkey Town
Helen Barnett
Sunday Surgery
The Others, Stoke Newington.
2012Mourner
Theatre
The House of Bernarda Alba
Bijan Sheibani
Almeida Theatre
The Almeida, Islington.
2012The Groom's Mother
Music Video
The Kill Van Kulls / Impossible Man
James E Gardner
A James Gardner Production
The Rivoli Ballroom, South East London.
2011Society at Large
Film (Short)
Ortolan
Ian Giles
Artist Ian Giles
2011Susan
Theatre
As Ye Sow (Revenge Of The Grand Guignol - Horror)
Stewart Pringle / Tom Richards
Theatre of the Damned
2011Greta
Theatre
Blind Women (Revenge Of The Grand Guignol - Horror)
Stewart Pringle and Tom Richards
Theatre of the Damned
The Courtyard Theatre
2011One of Maggie Semple's Elegant Friends (Lead).
Film (Short)
Every Woman Has A Fashion Story To Tell
Alberto Bona and Marco Sanges (DOP).
Maggie Semple Ltd
2011Business Women
Music Video
DJ/Producers - Jesus and Judas. (Melechtric) / Motivator in da house
Thomas Goldser
Bespoke film productions
2011Jane
Film (Short)
The Interview
Tracey Larcombe
EGG Creative Productions
2011Greta (Publicity shot for the forthcoming show. See my pics).
Still Photos
Revenge of the Grand Guignol (Horror)
Stewart Pringle
Theatre of the Damned
Anna Soderblom Studio
2011Mary (Pregnant/Character has incestuous undertones, and is the imagination of a schizophrenic).
Film (Short)
One Friend
Alice Fernbank
Jalonen Brothers Films
2011Fiona
Theatre
Twisted
Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson
One Another's Company
IMT Gallery (One Another’s Company is an exhibition made by Hana Noorali and supported by the Arts Council England).
2011Mother of gang rape victim
Film (Short)
W.A.G.R. ( War Against Gang Rape)
Alita Simpson
Eyes Wide Open Productions
2011Laura
Film (Short)
Retreat
Lucy Beech
One Another's Company
2011Foley Artist, Church hand bell ringer and Radio 4 Announcer.
Film (Short)
A Smaller Sound, A Bigger Crowd
Ian Giles
Commissioned by the Canary Wharf Group, the Live Art Development Agency and Somewhere as part of The Floating Cinema, Portavilion 2011.
2011Vocal Orchestra Member
Theatre
Everything (Performance Art)
Ian Giles
Ian Giles Studio
ICA
2011Melanie
Theatre
7 Year Itch (Performance Art/Physical Theatre)
Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson
More Soup And Tart
Barbican Main Stage
2011Ancient
Theatre
Ancient as Sound
Ian Giles
Performance Art
Frederick Parker Gallery
2011La Grande-Duchesse
Theatre
Les Justes (Albert Camus)
Christophe Damblant & Scarlet Sweeney
Beautiful Freak Theatre Company
The Cockpit Theatre
2011Vocal Orchestra Member We/I/Bite/These/Now/Silence
Theatre
We Are (Scorned)
Ian Giles
Performance Art
SW1 Gallery, Victoria.
2011Vocal Orchestra Member We/I/Bite/These/Now/Silence.
Theatre
We Are (Scorned)
Ian Giles
Performance Art
Bloomsbury Theatre
2010Martine
Theatre
The Art of Death (Grand Guignol - Horror)
Stewart Pringle Tom Richards
Theatre of the Damned
Ectetera Theatre Camden
2010Mrs Cruickshank
Theatre
Crime in a Madhouse (Grand Guignol - Horror)
Stewart Pringle Tom Richards
Theatre of the Damned
Ectetera Theatre Camden
2010Journalist
Theatre
You Me Bum Bum Train (Site Specific)
Kate Bond / Morgan Lloyd
Barbican Bite Season
LEB Building, Bethnal Green
2010Susan
Film (Student)
Estate of Mind
Joel Fowler
The Metropolitan Film School
2010Nurse Merriweather
Film (Student)
Ward 413
John Thanadul Lam
Bournemouth Media School
2010Kate (Lead Role)
Film (Short)
Kate
David Omid Alamouti
2010Jill's Mother
Film (Student)
The Krampus
Jo Kreil
Intro productions / Femme Fatale Productions
2010Meow
Theatre
All Together Now. Work 3: a,e,i,o,u
Ian Giles
Ian Giles Studio
20 Hoxton Square Gallery / Site Specific/Performance Art
2010Part of a Chorus
Theatre
Our Youth Of Bricks Who Built It
Ian Giles
Plainness in Diversity
Performance Art/ Site Specific / Birkbeck University
2010Meow
Theatre
All Together Now. Work 2: a,e,i,o,u
Ian Giles
The Barbican Art Gallery / Site Specific/Performance Art
2009The Witch
Rehearsed Reading
The Red Man In The Door
Susie Fairbrother
Arch 468
Arch 468
2009Nicole
Film (Short)
The Mirror
Acelya Kancelik
Imece Films
2009Sandra and Dr Mendes
Rehearsed Reading
Three Stories
Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
Arch 468
Arch 468
2009Hilda
Film (Short)
Bush Man
Jennifer Potter & Gareth Molan
Mr Hot Dog Films
2009Mary
Rehearsed Reading
Together We're Heavy
Tanith Lindon
CanUk Theatre Company
Cock Tavern Theatre Kilburn
2009Rebecca and Mrs Lewis
Theatre
Champagne
Christophe Damblant
Beautiful Freak
Barons Court Theatre
2008Lynn
Film (Student)
Death of a Sales Woman
Rohit Gill
London Film School
2008Wife
Theatre
The Censor
Christophe Damblant
Beautiful Freak
BAC
2008Dame Trott /Giant /Cow
Theatre (Tour)
Jack And The Beanstalk
Ensemble Piece
Articolate Treatro Company
Padova Italy
2007featured vocalist as The Junkyard Angel
Voiceover
Track 'Konkorde Lafayette'DJ's/Producers 'Padded Cell' (Label - DC Recordings)
2007Voice over for Educational Book 4
Voiceover
Avalon Direct - English Book 4 (English as a foreign Language)
Adrian Lee
Avalon School of English
2007Ring Master
TIE
Le Cirque Magique
Adam Roberts
The European Theatre Company
UK Tour
2006Mugged Victim
Film (Student)
Discord
Stuart Parkins
London Film School
2006Nun
Theatre
Mariana Pineda
Max Key
Arcola Theatre
2005Mum
Film (Student)
Young Turks
Mark McCarthy
London Film School
2005Sex Line Operator
Film (Short)
Desire
Oliver Merchant
Carbonark Ltd
2005Lorraine Osbourne
Theatre
Coffee, Cigarettes & Paranoia
Phillip Gawthorn
King's Head Theatre Company
2004Inez
Theatre
In Camera
Tim Gingell
Rosemary Branch Theatre
2003Mum and Jo
TIE
Too Much Punch For Judy
Matt Kane
APE Theatre Company
UK Tour
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1993Post Graduate ActingSt Catherine's Drama Studio

    Additional Skills

    Reviews for 'Revenge Of The Grand Guignol 2011.

    The Public Reviews.com: Another long set-up draws us into 'As Ye Sow' nicely as Jeffrey Mayhew and Scarlet Sweeney's gentle, familiar and delicate performances establish a touching father/daughter relationship.

    'Blind Women' finishes the evening with a short out & out psycho-horror with no sense of motive or reason but an aesthetic that Guillermo Del Toro would be proud of. Committed performances, especially the beautifully disturbing Scarlet Sweeney leave us squirming at the climax of this brilliantly sinister, twisted vision.

    Islington Tribune on 'Blind Women': The fourth play (and best) about a female factory worker blinded during a German air raid on London.

    This show isn't frightening exactly (at first), but it is chilling, brilliantly acted, well written and incredibly gruesome.

    It does make you look away, even if you're not the squeamish sort.

    Blind Woman, is probably the most traumatic. It made a lasting impact - on my way out I heard one audience member scurrying out of the theatre whispering: "Come on let's go, I don't want to be the last one left in here on my own."

    The feeling was mutual for anyone who had just sat through the previous two hours. Bloody, explicit, scary and very realistic, this show put me off going to sleep at night. Recommended for horror junkies far and wide.

    Film-News.co.uk about:

    As Ye Sow' is a play by Stewart Pringle and it starts rather harmless concerning an elderly man in a care home whose boring routine is broken up only by regular visits from his daughter. They chat about this and about that and as to why he keeps the portrait of dead mum in the drawer instead on the bedside table. And so the time (and the play) passes, without much happening until the TV-set in his room gets switched on. Be warned: it's the last 10 minutes of this play that will make you jolt, so unexpected is the twist and so sudden the shock! I've spotted at least six guests who screamed out loud, and I was one of them.

    Final play of the night was 'Blind Woman' by Stewart Pringle, inspired by Lucien Descaves' 'Atelier d'aveugles'. Here, the scenario is set inside a forgotten munitions factory as the blitz rages outside. Four female factory workers, three are creepy looking, one is utterly mad. Doesn't sound like a happy ending is in store and no, there isn't!

    The cast of ten are superb and the sets and props add to the atmosphere.

    And, London24.com on: As Ye Sow is the story of an elderly man haunted by a deadly secret, and stood out from the rest in terms of sheer dread.

    Blind Women is a disturbing portrayal of ostracism and violence in the factories of wartime Britain.

    ExtraExtra.org on 'Blind Women':Sweeney's Greta is incredibly intimidating, as she stays silent and still, waiting for her moment to latch onto Ena and interrogate her in an alarmingly chilling manner.

    Reviews for Grand Guignol show in 2010.

    Evening Standard:

    It is so shocking that audience members have run out in terror, vomited and even fainted - or so its creators claim. But rather than being perturbed, the makers of "London's scariest show" say they are delighted. Grand Guignol has attracted sell-out audiences since it opened last month at Camden Fringe venue Etcetera. Now Theatre of the Damned, the company behind the show, has been long-listed for best entertainment and best sound design at the Off West End Awards.

    Londonist:

    "Scalpel. Forceps. Drill." Crunch. "Leucotome." Screams.

    And so begins the first of three stories from the Theatre Of The Damned who have brought their play Grand Guignol to London for its first full-length run. This is not a show for the squeamish - one woman fainted during the first play when we saw it and if you were looking for post-Halloween chills of the non-temperature-related variety, we suggest you walk right past the overhyped Ghost Stories and keep going until you get to the Etcetera Theatre.

    Review of the Mourners in 'The House of Bernarda Alba' at the Almeida.

    The Guardian, Michael Billington: In Emily Mann's new version, the action of Lorca's tremendous 1936 play has been shifted from Andalusia to rural Iran. This intensifies the atmosphere of oppression and yields one remarkable image, when the house of the play's title fills with over 20 burqa-clad mourning women.

    Additional Information

    Vimeo link to a 3 minute comedy short 'Double or Quits' shot in January, 2013.

    vimeo.com/58662239

    VIEW MY SHOWREEL ON YOUTUBE:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_tupzYS6DQ

    The short documentary film I worked on 'Breaking The Silence' by Eyes Wide Open Productions has won two awards for Best Short Documentary and Best Short Documentary Director at The Monaco International Film Festival 2011.

    Short film: Where is Harry? (Winner of Allegro Short Lab Competition part of Off Plus Camera Festival, Krakow, Poland)

    Link to the short trailer for 'Mother' film shot in 2010.

    www.contraimage.com/projects/fiction/kate.aspx

    About me

    NOMINATED BEST ACTRESS FOR THE STAGE AWARDS FOR ACTING EXCELLENCE, EDINBURGH 2012.

    www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/37073/nominations-revealed-for-the-stages

    2012 - 2014, attending The Clerkenwell Actors Studio. Tutor Miriam Lucia.The working methods employ the teachings of Stanislavski, Strasberg, Adler, Mamet, Michael Chekhov.

    2012, attended The Actors' Temple, London - Tutor Mark Wakeling.

    2012, attended Workshop, Kate Saxon - Shared Experience Theatre Company.

    2008, attended Workshop, Sound in Performance , THE NATIONAL THEATRE, Gareth Fry/Maria Oshodji.

    2008, attended Workshop, Sound & Devising, COMPLICITE, Catherine Alexander (Physical Theatre).

    2008, attended Workshop, Athletes of the Heart, GECKO THEATRE COMPANY, AL NEDJARI (Physical Theatre workshop).

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Olive
    Experienced In
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • French
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Devon
    • London
    • RP
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • Motorcycle
    Native accent
    • English
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Scruffy
    • Villainous