Vivien Bridson

  • Actor
    Female / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    70 - 80
    Height
    5' 2" (1m 60cm)
    Weight
    6st. 13lb (44kg)
    Hair Colour
    White
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim
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  • Agent

    Agent
    Features agency
    Contact
    +44 207 637 1487
    Website
    www.features.co.uk

    Links

    Personal Website
    www.vivienbridson.com
    IMDB
    IMDB
    Twitter
    @snvivianen
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017Vivien exceeded our expectations and we achieved everything we wanted. Vivien created a really believable and rounded characterKate Brown
Kate Brown
medicalroleplayers.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Watcher
Music Video
The Script / Run Through Walls
Charles Mehling
Just Fred
East London Film Studios
2019Mrs Baria
Role Play
Clinical Medication Review
Not applicable
Medical Role Players UK for CPPE (Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education)
Hatfield
2019Janice Longton
Role Play
PLAB
Byron and Joanne McGuiness
Medical Role Players UK for PLAB, the GMC (General Medical Council)
GMC , Euston Square London
2019Grandmother
Music Video
Singer/Song Writer Aine Cahill / Blue Valentine
Noel Paul
Friend London
The Backstage Centre, Purfleet, Essex
2018 - 2019Fisher Woman
TV
His Dark Materials
Otto Bathurst
Bad Wolf for the BBC
Cardiff Studios
2018Gran
Web-Series
Hearing Things
Rose Galvin
Ladbible (for Hasbro)
2018Anna
Commercial
Prolia
A N Other
Aurora
Blackheath
2018Old Lady "The Queen"
TV
His House
Remi Weekes
BBC
Tilbury
2018Mrs Mederiova
Role Play
Medical Roleplayers for CPPE
Navneet Seehra
Medical Role Players
Holiday Inn High Wycombe
2017 - 2018Old Mr Winslow's Secretary
Film (Feature)
Christopher Robin
Marc Forster
Mystical Productions Ltd
On location from Shepparton Studios -Hornsey Town Hall
2017 - 2018Victorian Woman - Ghost
Film (Docu)
True Horror - Channel 4 Documentary Episode 1
Tom Kingsley
Eleven for Channel 4
Hellfire Farm
2018Vodka Vinnie
TV
Eastenders
Jamie Annett
BBC
BBC Elstree
2018Party Person
TV
Hold the Sunset
Sandy Johnson
BBC
BBC Studios
2018Mrs Baria 2
Role Play
Simulated Patients for CPPE
Byron and Joanne McGuinness
Simulated Patients
The Claris Centre, Crawley Sussexx
2018Mrs Baria
Role Play
Roleplay training for Pharmacists (CPPE)
Joanne and Byron McGuiness
Medical Role Play UK Ltd
The Claris Centre, Crawley Sussex
2018Mrs Baria
Role Play
For CPPE -( training for Pharmacists)
Joanna and Byron McGuinness
Medical Role Players UK
Garden Inn
2017 - 2018Mrs Baria
Role Play
For CPPE (Pharmaceutical Training)
Poh Yong
Medical Role Players UK (Simulated Patients)
Crown Plaza Hotel Kensington
2017Patient
Still Photos
Busy Doctors
Nidhi Gupta
Busy Doctors Films
The Actors Centre
20171950's smart elderly lady
Still Photos
Tower Bridge
Julia Fullerton-Batten
Julia Fullerton-Batten.com
The Scott Building London W6 9BA
2017Model
Still Photos
Pylot Magazine issue 06
Bex Day
Bex Day
Mre Street Studios, E8
2017Mrs Bario
Role Play
Patient Simulation,for CPPE
Byron and Joanna McGuiness
Medical Roleplay.co.uk
Holiday Inn Gatwick
2017Violet Smith
Role Play
Patient Simulation
Kate Brown
Training Materials for Nursing Students at Canterbury Uni
Canterbury University Dept of Nursing
2016 - 2017Older face of Gillian, see Rock 'n' Role 70 wallpaper
Still Photos
Gillian Wearing
Gillian Wearing
Gillian Wearing
60-62 Vyner Street E2
2016Sarah-Patient 3
Film (Short)
Only Just Begun
Simon Ruben, Jon Stevens
Artemis Films
University of the South Bank
2016Mollie
Corporate
Alzheimers/Dementia - Film for CPPE
Shannon Nickson
CPPE
Northbourne Court, Sidcup
2016Old Lady
Online / Digital
Massive Dad Comedy Sketches - Food Envy
Oliver
Monkey Kingdom for Channel 4
Shoreditch (Cream)
2016Mother
Commercial
HerzSprung
Laurent Chanez
Tempomedia (Mamma Team)
Barcelona, EmpuriaBrava
2016Mrs Jenkins
TV
Going Forward
Michael Cumming
Vera
Croyden
2015Lead Actor
Theatre
The Force of Destiny
Director Calixto Bieito
English National Opera
The London Coliseum, St Martins Lane, London
2015Older woman on date with Lorenzo
Commercial
Lorenzo Out and About
Darren Statmen
Bootea (Loco Motion Studio)
Kettners Restaurant, 29 Romily Street, Soho
2015Old Beggar Woman - Double
Film (Feature)
Beauty and the Beast
Bill Condon
B & B
Shepperton Studios
2015Nagini
Voiceover
Harry Potter's School of Hell
Tim Lemmons
Tim Lemmons
London
2015Grannie 2 of 3
Film (Short)
Grannies
Lucie Beecham
Biscuit Filmworks
Brunswick Studios and Camden Streets
2015Older Woman
Still Photos
Fashion
Danielle Fowler
Danielle Fowler
Film Studio, Elephant and Castle
2015Norma + all the Party Leaders
Online / Digital
Save the Old People
Mawaan Rizwan
Malum TV
62 Wilberforce Road, N4 2SR
2015Umbridge/Headmistress
Voiceover
Harry Potter:School of Hell
Tim Lemmons
Tim Lemmons
Belgium
2015Nana
TV
Alan Carr's New Year SpecstacularOpen Mike for Channel 4
London Studios, Upper Ground
2014Lady - 4 Monologues within the play
Theatre
Joy Division
Harry Denford
For Joy Division
The London Theatre
2014Henrietta Paige, Lead
Film (LB)
The Hands of a Collector
Ash Warner
Cone Films
London, various
2014Anne
Film (Short)
Documentary on Macular Degeneration
Catherine Hyland, Felicity McCabe
The Macular Society
2-7 Occupation Rpad SE17
2014Agnes
Film (Feature)
The Last House on Cemetery Lane
Andrew Jones
North Bank Entertainment
Fishguard, Wales
2014Lead Older Woman (5 people in cast)
Film (Docu)
Selfridges - Older Beauty
Kathryn Ferguson
My Accomplice
Selfridges
2014Marion Neumann
Role Play
Interview concerning a medicine for Heart Disease
Tanja Schwarz
MediaZest plc for Pfizer
Crawley, Sussex
2014Lead - Older Woman with ADHD
Film (Short)
Red Glasses
Meera Mila Sakaria
Meercat Films
Leicester
2014Woman in Wheel Chair
Commercial
Romona Flowers "Tokyo"
Bouha Kazmi
Luti Media
Syon House
2014Bar Patron
Music Video
Paloma Faith / Only Love Can Hurt Like This/Trouble With My Baby
Paul Gore
Somesuch & Co for Sony BMG
2013Old German Woman
Film (Feature)
Fury
David Ayer
Norman Productions
on location from Leavesden Studios
2013East German Woman
Film (Feature)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Guy Ritchie
Elementary Productions Ltd
Hertfordshire
2013Cheeky Lady
Commercial
One Left
Jaha Browne
Mo Films
West London
2013Tea/Lady/Terrorist
Online / Digital
Project Library
Tim Hautekiet
TmH
Bethnal Green
2013Ida Lowry
Theatre
"Brazil" 2 month run until June 9th
Fabien Riggall
Secret Cinema
2013Pensioner
TV
How not to Die
Mawaan Razwan
Malum T.V.
Cable Street E1
2013Receptionist
Film (Short)
Lapalux
Nick Rutter
Sonny London
Peckham Rye
2013Patient with Parkinson's Disease
Role Play
Sage Parkinsons
Mark Slocombe
Creation Video Ltd
Maidenhead
2013Wife
Commercial
Marie Curie Daffodil Campaign
Tom Tagholm
Blink
Weybridge, Surrey
2013Gran
Role Play
The Family
Pfizer
INVOLVE
Hilton Metropole, Brighton
2012OAP Exercising
TV
Channel 4 Mash Up
Graham Proud
Fresh One Productions
West London
2012Lead - Older Woman
Music Video
Sister Sydney / Save Me
Somayah Jafari
SomJah
Unit 8A Pundersons Gardens
2012Woman in Window (featured)
Film (Feature)
World War Z
Marc Forster
Paramount /Plan B Entertainment
Hayes
2012Granny
Online / Digital
Granny in Olympic Missile viral
Alex Westaway
Horsie in the Hedge
Maida Vale, Soho.
2012The Oracle
Music Video
Chozen / Sell My Soul
Obi Mcbado
The Odyssey Media Collective
80 Kirtling Street Battersea SW8 5BP
2012Mrs Barrymore
TV
The Spa
Sandy Johnson
Tiger Aspect
North London Business Park, Building 6
2012Older Woman
Still Photos
Jewellery/Fashion Shoot for Love Magazine)
Kim O'Neill / Love Magazine, July 2012
Toby McFarlan Pond
Toby McFarlan Pond Studio, Camden
2012Elderly Lady
Commercial
Evolution
Shynola
Hulu, Japan
Black Island Studios
20124 different older women
Role Play
Orthopaedic Revolution
Megan Hall Jackson
Roleplay UK
Whipps Cross Hospital
2012One of three older women
Still Photos
Fashion Shoot
Dan Worthington
Pony Step Magazine
Around Sloane Square
2012Mrs Janey Forrest
Role Play
Royal College of Nursing: Patient Safety
c/o RCN
Roleplay UK
Whipps Cross Hospital
2011Mrs Lomax
Film (Feature)
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Tom Six
Six Entertainment
2011Doris Doyle
Role Play
GMC Tests of Competence
Byron Mcguinness
Medical Role Players
Royal Free Hospital
2011Margaret Sykes
Role Play
G.M.C. Tests of Competence
Byron McGuinness
Medical Role Players
UCL Medical School
2011Mavis
Film (Short)
Bollocks
Simon J Riley
Polarity Films
Forest Hill
2011Miss World
Still Photos
Alex Winston
Mat Maitland
Island Records, Olivia Nunn
Streatham
2011Bella (Lead)
Film (LB)
Strange Gold Shoes
Shelly Love, produced by 2AM films
Shelly Love
2011Cheshire Cat
Film (Short)
Living and Ceasing to Live
Mathew Oaren
Mathew Oaten
Biggleswade
2011Marlene Boehm
Corporate
Role Play U.K.
Jo Rudkin
Involve for Glaxo Smith Kline
Salzburg, Vienna
2010Marlene Boehm
Corporate
German Medical Role Play
Jo Rudkin
Involve for Glaxo Smith Kline
Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Hamburg
2010Miss Havisham
TV
Great Expectations
David Coleman
Teachers TV/ Brook Lapping Productions
MTV Studios Camden
2010Great Aunt Ann
Film (Short)
Lines
Daniel Chamorro
Daniel Chamorro Productions
Sheperdess Walk, N
2010Old Lady, featured
Film (Short)
How Much For My Brother?
Joe Tucker/Raphael Warner
Joke Disco Films
Dorking
2010Old Lady, featured
Commercial
Commercial for Umbro World Cup Clothing
Bob
Sonny London
Brick Lane, London
2010Pensioner, featured
Music Video
Darren Styles/Luti Fagbenle / Sound Without A Name
Ben Peters
Luti Media
Marriott Hotel/Wood Wharf (E 14)
2010Lady and Hat
TV
BBC Comedy Clip
Nathalie Bailey
Rannell
Portobello Road, London W11
2010Mrs T
TV
Getting On
Peter Capaldi
Vera
Plaistow Hospital
2010Older Woman
Music Video
Tuggawar/Fully Focussed Productions / The Surf
Teddy Nygh
Fully Focussed Productions
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
2010Old Woman/window scene
Film (Feature)
Article 12
Juan Manuel Biain
Docfactory & Junco Films Ltd
Dalston, Gillett Square
2009Old Woman
Commercial
Gymbox - Céin McGillicuddy
Cein McGillicuddy
Various Artists for Milllar the Pillar
Gymbox
2009Passer By
Film (Feature)
The King's Speech
Tom Hooper
Speaking Film Productions Ltd
Greenwich Palace and others
2009glamorous woman, Molly
Workshops
Workshop for 3 Directors
Ruth Tofjussen
Film Directing 4 Women
The Invisisble Dot, Camden Market
2009Old Lady
Commercial
Audi CS test shoot
John Turner
Nice Shirt Films
Crystal Palace
2009Martha, The Host
Film (Student)
Unexpected Visits
Iacobella Gaetani
London Film Academy
27 Broomhouse Road, SW6
2009Vivien
Film (Student)
A Fool's Game
Kaspar Synnevag
London Film School
London Film School and on location in East London
2009Grandma Jones
Film (Short)
Wonderdog
Saul Marron
Saul Marron
various - S E London
2008 - 2009Mabel
Theatre
Hauptsache Is - Die Ruckkehr
Gudrun Gerlach
Stahlhausen Enterprises
Kultuthaus Thealozzi, Bochum, West Germany
1997 - 1998Simone
Theatre
Marat Sade
Axel Walter
Stahlhausen Enterprises
Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum
1997 - 1998Mabel in a series of plays, each running over a 3 month period
Theatre
Hauptsache is Part 1, Part 2
Gudrun Gerlach
Stahlhausen Enterprises
Kulturhaus Thealozzi and guest performances in the Ruhrgebiet area
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    19761 year post graduate course at the invitation of Robert CohanLondon Contemporary Dance School
    1974Masters Degree in Educational Psychology - Learning TheoryUniversity of Leicester
    19681 year as AssistantPrivate tuition - ACTING - Central School of Speech and Drama - Honor Mathews
    19641 year DiplomaArt of Movement Studio
    19612 year CertificateArt of Movement Studio

    Additional Skills

    Presently teaching Acting and Contemporary Dance on Zoom - international clientele.

    Will continue until Covid is under control

    Additional Information

    After working at London Contemporary Dance School from 1979 - 1988 I went to Germany where I worked for 2 years as Assistant and Rehearsal Director for Tanztheater Reinhild Hoffmann at the Schauspielhaus Bochum. I also taught at the Folkwanghochschule which is the school associated with the Dance Theatre of Wuppertal, (Pina Bausch) and continued to work there until 2002. I started to act seriously myself in 1997,until then as a performer, I was mainly engaged as a dancer, choreographer or director.

    About me

    3rd November Review of my performance in Tom Six Human Centipede 2 the full sequence

    Bridson also gives a terrifying performance as Martin's mother. Her contempt and disregard for him is perhaps more disturbing than anything else in the film, and is a clear indication of why Martin's sanity took a rain check.

    (subtitleonline Amy Labaddia)

    The humour of the first film isn't entirely absent here, lodged mainly in the early scenes between Martin and his overbearing mother. She blames him for the abuse he suffered at the hands of his dad ('it's your fault your father's in prison!') and their scenes together -- nightmarish kitchen sink sequences set in a dingy London flat -- are blackly hilarious.

    www.ultraculture.co.uk

    I love work in film and television but like live theatre just as much. At present have just done something new, which at 77 is not bad!! I have completed a stills shoot for a prestigious fashion magazine which has a 21 page feature on designer clothes for older women and I am hoping that I will be involved in a performance project which I am being considered for. I run a weekly Sunday Workshop at The Place, 16 Flaxman Terrace which involves both technique and improvisation and have been running this since I returned from Germany in 2002.It starts again on September 7th 2014 at 12.00 in Studio 6, all welcome.

    Acting experience

    Wide range - Stage, Film - short and Feature, Commercials.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • German
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    Accents (International)
    • German
    • Irish
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Hull
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Soprano
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV