Vanessa Donovan

  • Actor
    Female / Birmingham/London
  • Ethnicity
    Black - Other
    Age Range
    25 - 35
    Height
    5' 8" (1m 75cm)
    Weight
    10st. 8lb (67kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Black
    Build
    Slim
  • Images

    Files

    • video file (mp4)
    • video file (mov)
    • sound file (m4a)
    • video file (mp4)
    • video file (mp4)
    • video file (mov)
  • Agent

    Agent
    CAM

    Links

    Personal Website
    www.vanessadonovan.co.uk
    IMDB
    IMDB
    Twitter
    @VanessaDonovanX
    Spotlight Member
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2018Vanessa Donovan puts in a barnstorming performance; her Jamaican accent is impeccable, and she has fantastic comic timing.
Please mind the Blog
pleasemindtheblog.wordpress.com
2018But it’s Vanessa Donovan who steals the show as Eletha; proud, determined and fiercely loyal.
Theatre Things
theblogoftheatrethings.com
2018Vanessa Donovan’s captivating Barrett suffers class snobbery at home, as well as racism in Britain and the US.
The Stage
thestage.co.uk
2012The cast are magnificently believable.Each actor is perfectly cast and gives a shining performance
Catherine Bryer
broadwaybaby.com
2012Binkley's fictional maid (Vanessa Donovan) is educationally ambitious, intelligent, and sticks to her story despite almost caving in under pressure.
Libby Purves
thetimes.co.uk
2012Vanessa Donovan is solid as the chambermaid, Hermione St.Cloud and gives the character real depth.
Althea Stentiford
fringereview.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Lilith
Voiceover
LILITH & EVE
Samuel de Ceccatty
ARDIMAGES UK
2020Nikki
Film (Short)
Re Lease Me
Jade Li
NFTS
2020Sally
Film (Short)
Love
Jane Ashmore
Fizz & Ginger Films
2019Berenice
Film (Feature)
Stalked
Justin Edgar
Arc Media
2018Jade Dawson
TV
Doctors
Isher Sahota
BBC
2018Mad As Hell
Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre
Cassie McFarlane
Jermyn Street Theatre
2018Panther Slayer
Theatre
Secret Theatre - Singapore
Richard Crawford
Secret Theatre - Project Mayhem
2018Presenter
Corporate
Chartered Institute of Procurement
Adrian Moss
Shout Out Safety
2018Sophie
Film (Feature)
London Unplugged
Nick Cohen
David Cohen Films
2018Loba
Voiceover
Realmslayer
Matt Renshaw
Games Workshop
2018Model
Still Photos
Escape HuntEscape Hunt Birmingham
2017Maria
Film (Feature)
The Marker
Justin Edgar
104 Films
2017Visitor
Commercial
Visit BritainPunq Films
2017Model
Commercial
eBayITN
2016Natasha Charlton
Online / Digital
Shrink
Trisha M. Chanda
Auetuer Vision Media
2015Sheila
TV
The Chase
Alex Dunlop
The Discovery Channel
2015FGM Victim
Film (Short)
Controlled
Gabriel Heidler
Fixers
2014Gina
Theatre (Tour)
Black Country Blues
Suzan Spence
Drama And Some
Newhampton Arts Centre
2014Model
Still Photos
Chivas Regal
Toby Summerskill
Analog Folk
2014Jasmin Cole
Film (Feature)
The Truth
Tony Clarke
The Truth Productions
2014Meena
Film (Feature)
Partners In Crime
Dan Delglyn
P.I.C Limited
2013Teacher (Catcher)
Commercial
MacMillan Cancer Research
Barney Cokeliss
RSA
2013Doctor/Nurse
Still Photos
Stock Themed Medical Video/Photoshoot
Erwin De Boer
reeldeal hd
2013Collette
Rehearsed Reading
Black Country Blues
Suzan Spence
Drama And Some
The Public
2012Friend of the Victim
Commercial
TFL -Transport for London
Jim Weedon
Bare Films
2012Hermione St Cloud
Theatre
Presidential Suite : A Modern Fairytale
John Binkley
B&G Productions
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2012Female B
Film (Short)
Up in the Clouds
Tal Carangi
Central Film School
Central Film School London
2012Sophisticated City Girl
Commercial
Genting CasinoSMP Staffing
2012Madame Mamboo
Film (Short)
Voodoo Moustache
Louis Paxton
NFTS
NFTS
2012Lorraine
Film (Student)
Walk with Me
Camroy Peters
FrosTMedia
2012News Reporter
Film (Student)
Shooting Stars
George Tatchell
Nottingham University
2010Gemma
Film (Docu)
Child Abuse - A Survivors Story
David Ashdown
Hashbrown Pictures
2010Sarah
Film (Student)
Freshers Week
Ved Gobin
Bath Spa University
2008Vanessa
TV
Vanity Lair
Adam Kaleta
Tiger Aspect
2008Myself
Commercial
T4 Ident
Adam Kaleta
Tiger Aspect
2008Myself
Presenter
The V Rooms
Aneeka Anderson / Dean Alexander
V Television (IPTV)
2008Sabrina
TV
Legal Advice
Aneeka Anderson
Legal TV
1999Dancing Kid
Commercial
Disney AdvertDisney
1998Lead
TV
Count on MeLike Minds
Channel 4 Schools
1998Myself
TV
Wise UpChannel 4
1997Lead
Theatre
The History of Birmingham
Colin Edwards
Central Television Workshop
1997Lead
TV
The Good Health ShowITV
1996Ensemble
Theatre
The Little Shop of Horrors
Liz Light
Stage2
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20153 yr. ActingIdentity Drama School
    20142 yr. ActingIdentity Drama School
    2010Screen Acting Year 1Manchester School of Acting
    1996Acting SchoolCentral Television Workshop

    About me

    Currently

    To start off 2018, I made my 'Off West End' Lead debut as Eletha Barrett in 'Mad As Hell' at the Jermyn Street Theatre.The play centred around the relationship between Oscar winning actor Peter Finch and his third wife, Jamaican born Barrett and their life that fuelled his Oscar winning performance in The Network.

    I have just finished a 2 month job on Secret Theatre. based in Singapore.

    I have recentky worked on feature film 'The Marker’ (2017) alongside John Hannah (The Mummy), Frederick Schmidt (Starred Up) Ana Uluru (Emerald City) which is currently available to watch on Netflix.

    Playing age 24 - 33

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Brown
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Athletic
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Professional
    • Wholesome
    Accents (International)
    • African (West)
    • French
    • Irish
    • West-Indian
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • London
    • RP
    General Dance Skills
    • Contemporary
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV