Jane Shaka

    • Extra

    Female / County (optional)
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    45 - 55
    Height
    5' 2" (1m 60cm)
    Weight
    13st. 12lb (88kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Large

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Actor
Online
The Wise Penpal Campaign
Peony Li
The Wise Group
Remote
2019Police Woman
Film (Short)
Love and FootballKSDigifilm
2018Police Woman
Documentaries / Real Life
My Sister PaulineKSDigifilm
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    Enterprise & EntreneurialshipAnglia Ruskin University
    2010Management Certificate Level II TeamleadingChartered Management Institute
    1989CILEx LawKingsway Princeton College
    19843 A'LevelsKingsway Princeton
    19826 O'levelsPartiament Hill

    About me

    I am 5 feet 3 inches. Long brown hair and eyes. I am creative and able to step into character. I am mature, curvy, average on the eyes and am charismatic. I have a corporate background but throughout my life I have been in several feature films as an extra, short films, adverts, theatrical shows and played parts in all four 2012 Olympic Ceremonies - 9 costume changes including some specifically cast roles as a drummer and a mill worker from 1800s. I'm smart, I'm not shy and very confident to talk to people. I love acting, singing, dancing, dressing up and doing voices. I've a happy disposition and have a great sense of humor. I am a humanitarian and have raised over 400,000 corporately for charity, received numerous awards doing so and I've even devised and ran major events myself at top venues. There isn't much I cant do and you won't be disappointed you engaged me because I will give 100% and bring lots to the table to make your project a success..

    Additional Information

    Available any days or times

    Worked with special needs children

    Devised and executed own comedy sketches and show

    Widely travelled in Asia / Europe and the Caribbean

    Currently writing Asia travel books and biography

    Not afraid to travel alone and will travel anywhere including internationally

    Great cook - English and exotic cuisine

    Can influence negotiation at the highest executive level

    Managed large teams of employees

    Great cultural ambassador (and can help break down barriers between cultures)

    Works well in ambiguous environments

    Can type 70-80wpm

    Interested in all sport

    Love football

    My interests

    I am interested in Music (Especially reggae and acoustic guitar versions of anything). I love travel, especially Asia and the Caribbean and I am writing travel books. Also writing my biography. I love animals and making money for Charity. I love film and theatre and anything to do with performing or dressing up. I love organising events, the bigger the better.

    Television experience

    As a teenager I was on the 'Tonight Show' demonstrating how to use a dictionary.

    I was auditioned and was successful to play roles in all four 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies which was televised around the world - 9 costume changes including some specifically cast roles as a drummer and a mill worker from 1800s. Thereafter, full drumming training given by Ash Soam and Mike Dolbear and Rick Smith of Underworld. Also army training for 3 months including precision footwork training.

    Modelling experience

    As a teenager, I modelled pyjamas for Freemans Catalogue

    I have been in a photoshoot and understand what is involved

    I was the model for an ARA Coffee advert

    Acting experience

    --Worked as a film extra for Screen Search in the following films:

    - Tube Tales (1999), (Filmed on disused platform - Holborn underground)

    - Virtual Sexuality (1998)

    - Swing (1998)

    --In Kingsway Princeton college I have played the pantomime role of Widow Twankie and Aladdin, full costume and make up.

    --(2013) Cast as a medieval drumming knight in the opening ceremony of the Champions League Final at Wembley in 2013 between FC Beyern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Incorporated 3 months training at base camp at Ford works in Dagenham and then at Wembley.

    --(2012) I was auditioned and was successful to play roles in all four 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies globally televised- 9 costume changes including some specifically cast roles in Danny Boyle's re-imagining of the British Industrial Revolution:

    - a drummer and role played one of the satanic mill workers from 1800s in the Industrial Revolution scene.

    drum training given by Ash Soam and Mike Dolbear and Rick Smith of Underworld. Also basic army footwork training for 3 months to teach us precision footwork. Extensive costume and make up sessions for dress rehearsals.

    Corporate events cast in costume various roles: Sher Khan the Tiger (2011) / Wonder Woman (2014) / Professor McGonagall (Harry Potter)

    (2013)

    Specific Skills

    Experienced Driver / bike rider

    Can play basic drums and piano (some piano and violin lessons as a child)

    Lots of patience!

    Confident with guns and good at target shooting generally

    Can Ice skate

    Good at combat (Have played a medieval knight)

    Can quad roller skate

    Can play blind person (can look right through you!)

    Can play tennis, badminton and other bat n ball games

    Can fake injury (i,e, limp)

    Fake being pregnant (push out tummy convincingly)

    Happy to work with animals

    Happy to work with children

    Happy to work with the elderly

    Excellent written and communication skills

    Computer literate (advanced MS Office)

    Punctual

    Dedicated and driven

    Professional and adaptable to any situation

    Good rhythm

    Can generally dance

    Interesting Past Experiences

    - After passing 3 auditions, joined cast in all four 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies televised around the globally. I was one of the 1000 drummers in the Industrial revolution scene, I looked after the athletes in both Olympics and met very famous A list people. I wore one of the blue bowler hats with the lightbulb on the top!

    - Being a good cook - I made a large cake for Danny Boyle denoting his Isle of Wonders theme. He loved it and I have a photograph with him and the cake I made. I also made a drum cupcake for every one of the 1000 drummers. They even had drumsticks made of marzipan!

    - I was nominated 108 times to carry the Olympic flame for my charity work raising £400,000. I was awarded a 'highly commended; flame of hope prize by Cancer Research and The Unsung Hero Award by DHL for charity work.

    - Whilst on holiday in Thailand, (being a Tomb Raider wannabe) I decided to drag my husband into the dense mountains to search for an ancient temple. The steeple, I could see from our hotel in the distance, somewhere in the hills. After getting completely lost, being chased by large wild monkeys and savage bandit dogs we found the temple. It was in the middle of nowhere and we were parched and needed water badly. We tried to find out way out but we were lost and chased by even more bandit dogs and came upon an eerie graveyard with strange graves before we found a road out. I saw the road across the other side of some waste land. We started walking across the wasteland and heard a low growl..- more terrifying dogs! We turned fast and headed the other way. Eventually we got back to civilisation - I decided I wont be taking us into the mountains again any time soon.

    I love guns and target shooting. I found out I am a good shot when I went on holiday to Wales with my youth club. The local farmer met with the group and we asked to have a go of his gun. He said ok 'shoot til you miss' and gave us a target 30-40 feet away. I was last to go - I had never picked up a gun before but hit his target 64 times before missing! I've loved shooting targets ever since.

    Dancing Experience

    I auditioned on three separate occasions for all four 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. I had to dance on a painted line which went around the floor of an aircraft hanger for three hours to test my rhythm. I had to dance to every type of music. I was one of those chosen out of 25000 applicants. I had to mass learn routines for all four Ceremonies and dance throughout three of the ceremonies to pop music, one whilst drumming the entire time during the Industrial Revolution scene.

    Taught at the Arthur Murray School of Dance, Strand, London 1984-1986. I excelled at Swing and Cha Cha.

    Member of Sheila Watsky's Sparrows troupe (tap-dancing and singing) Performing in local shows in the Camden area 1979-1983 (Sheila Watsky was connected with the production Ipi Tombi showing at her Majesty's Theatre.

    Singing Experience

    Singing from an early age. Member of Sheila Watsky's Sparrows. Performing in local shows in Camden.

    Private singing lessons for 6 months in 1982.

    Used for voice-over singing for 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

    Additional Skills

    Experienced Driver / bike rider

    Confident with guns and good at target shooting generally

    Can Ice skate

    Good at combat (Have played a medieval knight)

    Can quad roller skate

    Can play blind person (can look right through you!)

    Can play tennis, badminton and other bat n ball games

    Can fake disability

    Fake being pregnant (push out tummy convincingly)

    Happy to work with animals

    Happy to work with children

    Happy to work with the elderly

    Excellent written and communication skills

    Computer literate (advanced MS Office)

    Punctual

    Dedicated and driven

    Professional and adaptable to any situation

    Good rhythm

    Can generally dance

    Additional Information

    Available any days or times

    Worked with special needs children

    Devised own comedy sketches and show

    Widely travelled in Asia / Europe and the Caribbean

    Currently writing Asia travel books and biography

    Lots of film extra work

    I love all music, but especially Reggae and acoustic versions of anything

    Not afraid to travel alone and will travel anywhere including internationally

    Great cook - English and exotic cuisine

    Can influence negotiation at the highest executive level

    Managed large teams

    Great cultural ambassador (and can help break down barriers between cultures)

    Works well in ambiguous environments

    Can type 70-80wpm

    Interested in all sport

  • Skills

    Interested in
    • Acting Auditions
    • Dancing Auditions
    • Documentaries / Real Life
    • Entertainment Shows
    • Entertainment Staff
    • Extra/Background Artist
    • Game & Quiz Shows
    • Modelling
    • Reality TV Shows
    • Singing Auditions
    • Talent Shows
    Personal Interests
    • Animals
    • Cars
    • Charity
    • Clubbing
    • Comedy
    • Cooking
    • Family
    • Gardening
    • Health Issues
    • Holidays
    • Music
    • Politics
    • Property - Abroad
    • Property - Buying
    • Property - Renovation
    • Sport
    • Supernatural
    • Travel
    Marital Status
    • Married
    Current Student
    • No
    Drinking habits
    • Occasional
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Italian
    • Tamil
    • Thai
    Physical build
    • Large
    Tag
    • Extra
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Native accent
    • English
    Skin Colour
    • Olive