You-Ri Yamanaka (Yuka)

  • Actor
    Female / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Asian - South East
    Age Range
    39 - 49
    Height
    5' 1" (1m 57cm)
    Weight
    7st. 3lb (46kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Black
    Build
    Slim

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Narrator
Voiceover
Kao WorldwideKao
2019Narrator
Voiceover
Barclays BankBBH
2017 - 2019Story Teller/Kabuki dancer
Theatre
The Monkey and The Crab
Astrid Hilne
Victoria & Albert Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum. Tour
2018Tomomi (Lead)
Theatre
The Art of Gaman
Ailin Connant
Theatre 503/Helen Milne Production
Theatre 503
2018Ditrctor
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's DreamNahda Arts for Social Theatre in Cairo, Egypt
2018Narrator
Voiceover
The Royal Wedding
Paul Wheeler
BBC Radio
2018Narrator
Voiceover
Cars ProjectGarage Company
2018Amy Middlebrooks
Voiceover
First and Last Season 1Netflix
2018Female participants, various others
Voiceover
Magic for Humans Season 1Netflix
2018Kathleen, various others
Voiceover
Afflicted Season 1Netflix
2018Lynn, various others
Voiceover
Inside the World's Toughest Preson Season 3Netflix
2018Linda, various others
Voiceover
Amazing InteriorsNetflix
2018Nancy Silverton, various others
Voiceover
Sugar Rush Season 1Netflix
2018Caroline, various others
Voiceover
Derren Brown The MiracleNetflix
2018Morgan,various others
Voiceover
Dark TouristNetflix
2018Rhea Hurrle (later Woltman), Ann Hart
Voiceover
The Mercury 13Netflix
2013 - 2018Narrator
Voiceover
Japanese CourseCambridge International Examinations
2011 - 2018Narrator
Voiceover
DHLHogarth Worldwide
2017Gyulchatay
Theatre
SOUL
Tim Supple/Josephine Burton
Dash Arts
2017Director
Theatre
Our Country's GoodThe New National Theatre Tokyo Drama Studio
The New National Theatre Tokyo Drama Studio
2017COPD doctor
Corporate
Medical Project
Paul Thomas
PerPharmance
2008 - 2017Inflight Announcement
Voiceover
HONG KONG DRAGON AIRLINESActors World Production Ltd
2016Toco Nikaido
Radio
OUTLOOK
Felicity Finch
BBC Radio
2015 - 2016Artist/Witch
Film (Feature)
Servants Quarters
Neville Raschid Aviary/Paul Raschid
Aviary Films Ltd
2016Director
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's DreamEast 15 Acting School
2016Director
Theatre
Richard IIIEast 15 Acting School
2016Director
Theatre
The CrucibleThe New National Theatre Tokyo Drama Studio
The New National Theatre Tokyo Drama Studio
2016Narrator
Voiceover
Radeon RX 400 SeriesAMD
2016Narrator
Voiceover
VIDAL SASSOONVidal Sassoon
2014 - 2016Narrator
Voiceover
AXA E-learningAxa
2015Key Shopper
Commercial
TESCO
David Stoddart
Black Sheep
2014 - 2015Narrator
Commercial
iRobot RoombaiRobot Corporation
2015Narrator
Voiceover
ELTCambridge International Examinations
2015Narrator
Voiceover
WORKDAYMcCann London
2014 - 2015Narrator
Voiceover
Blackjack Roulette BaccaratRational Group Ltd.
2015Narrator
Commercial
LEOcoinLEO corporate
2015Narrator
Voiceover
O Level Listening TestCambridge International Examinations,
2015Narrator
Voiceover
DassaultSDL Ltd.
2014Sergent Aziz
Voiceover
TEMPOPinewood Studios
2014Narrator
Voiceover
International BaccalaureateInternational Baccalaureate Organization
2014Premier Relationship Manager
Corporate
HSBCHSBC
2009 - 2014Inflight Announcement
Voiceover
EMIRATESInflight Studios
2010 - 2014Narrator
Voiceover
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELSJuice Moving Images
2014Narrator
Voiceover
MicRedMicRed
2013Narrator
Voiceover
DHX JrDHX Jr
2013Various characters
Voiceover
DolceGustoNescafe
2013Narrator
Voiceover
ORACLEOracle
2013Narrator
Voiceover
AZTECGenpact
2013Narrator
Voiceover
TOUSTOUS Spain
2012Narrator
Voiceover
BARRIORPOUCHSugiyamagen
2012Narrator
Voiceover
CORNING E-LEARNINGThe Big Word
2012Narrator
Voiceover
EDU VscanThe Big Word
2012Various Characters
Voiceover
TOYSo Sound
2012Narration
Voiceover
CORPORATION INSTRUCTIONJapan Foundation
2011Ying McCoy
TV
Silent Witness
Sue Tully
BBC
2011Tsunami victims in Japan (Voice Over)
TV
PanoramaBBC
2011Nay
Rehearsed Reading
SIHANOUKVILLE
Eleanor Rhode
Finborough Theatre
Finborough Theatre
2011Shen The
Theatre
Last Train to Christmas
Jeremy Stockwell
Leicester Square Theatre
Leicester Square Theatre
2011Mrs Ishizaki
Film (Short)
Yuki
Jonathan Beer
Lamb Films (Northern Ireland Screen)
2011Fan dancer/fighter
Film (Short)
Le Fan Fan
Sarah Baker
Baker Productions
2011In-flight Announcement
Voiceover
PEACH AVIATIONInflight Studios
2011Narrator
Commercial
DOCOMO JapanDocomo
2011Narrator
Commercial
DOVE JapanUnilever
2011Various Character
Voiceover
QUINTILESConversis
2011Japanese Woman
Voiceover
ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION IN USECambridge University Press
2011Narrator
Voiceover
COLOMBIA SUICIDE SEVERITY RATING SCALEConversis
2011In-flight Announcement
Voiceover
S7 AIRLINESInflight Studios
2011Narrator
Voiceover
FUKUTOMISparkling Sun
2007 - 2011Annoucement Messages
Voiceover
INTERVAL INTERNATIONALSOH
2010Japanese Wife
TV
REUNITED
Simon Delaney
BBC
2010Yama
TV
Spirit Warriors
Jon East
BBC
2010Narrator
Voiceover
CISCOActors World Production Ltd
2010Various Female Audience
Voiceover
PARIS FASION WEEKSonia Rykiel
2010Narrator
Voiceover
POWER SESSIONDHL Express
2010Narrator
Voiceover
ELECTION CAMPAIGNJAPANESE EMBASSY
2010Narrator
Voiceover
BIODIVERSITYUnited Nations
2010Narrator
Voiceover
TYCO INTERNATIONALGoLocalise Ltd
2010Journalist
Voiceover
Nikkei InternetNikkei Sha
2010Narrator
Voiceover
AVONForeign Voices
2009 - 2010Workshop leader
Workshops
ACTING WORKSHOPTokyo Visual Arts College
2005 - 2010Senior Acting Teacher
Workshops
BODY AND ACTING
Tamiya Kuriyama
New National Theatre Tokyo
2003 - 2010Narrator
Commercial
OCS EUROPENikkeishya
2005 - 2010Announcement Messages
Voiceover
DOW JONESSOH
2009Titania/Hippolyta
Theatre
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Jonathan Man
Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse
2009Tsuyukusa
Theatre
HANJO & HELL SCREEN by MISHIMA
Kwong Loke
Stonecrabs
Oval House
2009Okami- Japanese Proprietor
Voiceover
National GeographicChief Productions
2009Workshop Leader
Workshops
KABUKI DANCE WORKSHOP
Gregory Ross
Department of Architecture, Cambridge University
Cambridge University
2009Narrator/Various Characters
Voiceover
TEACH YOURSELF JAPANESE/Spanish VersionLarousse
2009Narration
Voiceover
PHILLIPSSDL International
2009Harmony
Voiceover
HARMONY SHOWNew Lanark Mills
2009Gin
Voiceover
MONSTER HUNTERMaveric Media Ltd
2009Annie McLeod
Voiceover
DARK RIDE EXPERIENCENew Lanark Mills
2009Narration
Voiceover
EASY LEARNING JAPANESEHarper Collins
2007 - 2009Narration
Commercial
JSTV (Japan Sky TV)Nikkei-sha
2008 - 2009In-flight Announcement
Voiceover
TURKISH AIRLINESForeign Voices
2004 - 2009Announcement Messages
Voiceover
BRITISH AIRWAYSSOH
2008Narration
Commercial
NOKIANokia
2008Yuka
Voiceover
VodafoneForeign Voices
2008Sophie
Voiceover
APT TRANSTELEXForeign Voices
2008Movement Director
Theatre
DIDO AND AENEAS (opera)
David Edwards
Temple Festival
Middle Temple
2008TIA
TV
The Last Enemy
Iain McDonald
BBC
2007 - 2008Princess/Puppeteer
Theatre
PRINCESS AND THE PEA
Joy Haynes
Polka Theatre
Polka Theatre
2008Japanese woman
Voiceover
GMC
Patch McQuaid
ID Audio
2002 - 2008Various Characters/Presenter
Voiceover
TEACH YOURSELF JAPANESE/English VersionHodder & Stoughton Educational
2007Chieko
Theatre
LEMON ELEGY
Tim Baker
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Jermyn Street Theatre
2007Various
Theatre (Tour)
A FEW LITTLE DROPS
Paul Davies / Fern Smith
Volcano Theatre Company
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
2007Narration
Voiceover
YOUNG CREATRO'S AWARDLingo 24
2007Character Voices
Voiceover
ULITIMATE HOUSEi2i Television
2007Narration
Voiceover
AVID PROMOTION VIDEOVoice Squad, Foreign Legion
2007Master of Ceremony
Voiceover
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN TOKYOJapan External Trade Organisation
Institute of Directors
2006Master of Ceremony
Corporate
THE INVEST IN JAPAN SYMPOSIUMJapan External Trade Organisation
Institute of Directors
2006Various Characters
Voiceover
JAPANORAMA (Jonathan Ross)BBC
2006Narrator
Voiceover
ELT / Oxford University PressOxford University Press
2006Kelly Wisner
Voiceover
JONCKERS / cooperateForeign Voices
2006Exploratory workshop
Theatre
A FEW LITTLE DROPS
Paul Davies/Fern Smith
Volcano Theatre Company
2006Movement Coach
Theatre
NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE
Tanushuka Marah
Comany Collisions
2005 - 2006Raksha/Queen of Cobra
Theatre
THE JUNGLEBOOK
Andy Brereton
The Watermill Theatre
2006Chambermaid
Film (Short)
Tokyo Jim
Jamie Rafn
HLA/TCM Classic Shorts 2nd Winner
2006Butterfly
Film (Short)
Theatre of Souls
John Hoye
Operating Productions
2006Various
Voiceover
MERCK TRAININGForeign Voices
2006Lei-Qo
Voiceover
BATTALION WARS 2Kuju Entertainment
2006Workshop Leader
Workshops
JAPANESE MOVEMENT WORKSHOPPlayback Theatre
2006Narrator
Voiceover
NETGForeign Voices
2006Narrator
Voiceover
TV OF THE ENVIRONMENTVoice and Script International
2004 - 2006Announcement Messages
Voiceover
MCAFEESOH
2001 - 2006Announcement Messages
Voiceover
GLAXO SMITHKLINESOH
2005Alyona Ivanovna
Theatre
UNDERGROUND
Tristan Sharps
Dreamthinkspeak
BITE05, Barbican, Theatre Royal, Brighton
2003 - 2005Workshop Leader
Workshops
For the Acting Teachers in Japan
Megumi Kawaminami
Network Duo
Morishita Studio, Tokyo
2004Movement Coach
Theatre
THE WORLD OF SOUND
Keiko Miyata
New National Theatre Tokyo
2004Workshop Leader
Workshops
Summer Course
Tamiya Kuriyama
New National Theatre Tokyo
2004Workshop Leader
Workshops
HAMLET
Yukio Ninagawa
Ninagawa Company
Barbican
2002 - 2004Workshop Leader
Workshops
For the Professional Japanese Actors
Mina Ikeuchi
Right Size
Morishita Studio, Tokyo
2004Choreographer
Theatre
HINTERLAND
Jamie Harper
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
2004The Wife
Theatre
THE DARKNESS IN A WOODEN BELL
Hoonjae Kim
Lathos
Greenwich Playhouse
2004Mark
Theatre (Tour)
MARK AND THE MARKED
Michael Wicherek
Box Clever Theatre
tour
2003 - 2004Fairy/Musician
Theatre (Tour)
CAR STORY
Michael Wicherek
Box Clever Theatre
tour
2003 - 2004PresenterALL TALK ENGLISHLinguaphone
2002 - 2003Elder/Narrator/Dragon/Choreographer
Theatre (Tour)
SEA OF SILENCE
Guy Holland
Quicksilver Theatre
Leicester Haymarket and tour
2003Movement Coach
Theatre
EVERYMAN-AN IMMORALITY PLAY
Sandy Maberley
Theatre Melange
Riverside Studio
2003Movement Coach
Theatre
MODERN MAN
Caitoriona McLaughlin
New End Theatre
2003Director
Theatre
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
myself
Loughborough University
2003Steve
Theatre
THE SECRET AGENCY
William Galinsky
Playground Performing Arts Studio
2003Narrator
Commercial
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYSNikkeishya
2003Nova
Voiceover
Gohst CharactersAlchemy Studio
2002Movement Director
Theatre
MAGIC FLUTE (OPERA)
Devid Edwards
New National Theatre Tokyo
2002Movement Coach
Theatre
MADAME BUTTERFLY (OPERA)
Ian Rytherford
English National Opera
London Coliseum
2002Choreographer
Theatre
ILLYRIA
Astrid Hilne
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
2002Member of Exploratory Workshop
Theatre
ELEPHANT VANISHES
Simon McBurney
Complicite
1999 - 2002PresenterSPEAK ENGLISH
Bob Marsden
De Agostini Japan
2001Priest/Concubine
Theatre
THE PRIEST AND HIS LOVE
Amy Jeavons
Horla Theatre Company
Rose and Crown Theatre
2001Announcement Messages
Voiceover
IBMSOH
2001Various Characters/Presenter
Voiceover
LEARNING JAPANESE (CD-rom and internet)
Diverse Production
BBC Radio
2001Director
Theatre
IN THE GROVE
myself
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
2001Director
Theatre
SALOME
myself
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
2000Movement Director
Theatre
AGAMEMNON
John Bashford
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
2000Narrator
Voiceover
Audio Tour Guide for BARCELONA MARITIME MUSEUMAntenna Audio
1999Dancer
Theatre
BOLERO
myself
Splint
Camden People's Theatre
1999Suppliant
Theatre
SUPPLIANTS
Elli Papaconstantinou
AthLon
Gilded Baloon Theatre, Edinburgh Fest
1998Main character, You-Ri
Film (Short)
You Are Welcome
Photini Papadodima
Le Mur du Son Cinéma/1st Winner at Intl Short Film Fest in Greece
in Greece and Paris
1998Narrator
Commercial
JAPAN AIR LINES
Ishimaru
Fuji TV
1998Tecmessa
Theatre
AJAX
Elli Papaconstantinou
Icarus Production
Jermyn Street Theatre
1997Carol Top
Theatre
BLUEBEARDS CASTLE
Eriko Shibata
Shuji Terayama
ICA, Amalia Theatre in Greece
1989 - 1995Dancer
Theatre
Traditional Japanese Dance Show
Kinshino Hanayagi
Kinshino Hanayagi Dance Co.
various in Japan
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2006Summer Musical Theatre CourseRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
    20011yr Movement Director CourseLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
    1998Le Coq schoolEcole Phillipe Gaulier

    Additional Skills

    Kabuki dance, Butoh, Tai-Chi, Physical Theatre, Improvisation, Puppeteering.

    Senior Acting Teacher at the Drama Studio at THE NEW NATIONAL THEATRE TOKYO.

    Playwright. Translator / Interpreter.

    Sprinting, Bowling, Gymnastics, Ice skating, Snooker, Volleyball, Table tennis, Tennis, Swimming.

    Additional Information

    BA in politics at Waseda University, Tokyo

    MA in Directing at Drama Department at Royal Holloway University of London

    About me

    Excellent movement skills, excellent pianist, intermediate accordion, very good soprano singing voice. Extensive experience in devised theatre and good classical theatre background as well. Currently working on Shakespeare. Also working as a movement director for theatre, opera, dancers and singers.

    Trained at LAMDA, Le Coq, and in traditional Japanese dance and Butoh.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Olive
    Accents (International)
    • Japanese
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Japanese
    Musical Skills
    • Accordion
    • Drums
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Trumpet
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • RP
    General Dance Skills
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • Japanese
    DBS checked
    • Yes