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March 2018

An American Attorney In London screened at 5 different festival this month! See April Festival list just below!

 

Zack Milan accompanied me to the opening night of the North Hollywood Cinefest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Days Of Our Lives fan Laurie Baker came to a screening with her husband and daughter.   

Jennifer Jiles was wonderful hosting the Q & A following the screening at Queens World Film Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film Festival screenings in April 2018

 

Speechless Film Festival          Mankato, Minnesota      April 14, 4:45 pm

Milwaukee Twisted Dreams      Milwaukee, WI              April 14, 3:15 pm

Julien Dubuque Film Festival   Dubuque, IA                  April 26, 1:15 pm

                                                                                  April 27, 2:45 pm

                                                                                  April 28, 4:30 pm

Hill Country Film Festival          Fredericksburg, TX     April 27, 10:15 am

 

 

 

 

 

February 2018

There’s a growing campaign in the Days Of Our Live fan world to bring my character back to the show! Join the campaign here: #BringMeganBack

SoapHub ran a poll to see if fans would want Megan to return to Salem and send a chill down their spines. It looks like the YES votes are winning! To add your yes vote, click the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2018

 

2018!!! After winning 2 , will be & B4 rolling up . Then & so far in April.

 

Screening dates and locations through mid-April 2018

Click on the name of the festival you’d like to attend to get your tickets! And send me a tweet saying you’ll see me after the screening at the Q&A!

Prison City Film Festival           Huntsville, TX              March 3, 12 noon  

Queens World Film Festival      Astoria, NY                   March 16, 6:00 pm

Horror Hound FF                      Cincinnati, Ohio           March 25, 3:00 pm

North Hollywood Cinefest         North Hollywood, CA    March 27, 9:30 pm

Red Dirt Film Festival               Edmond, OK                 March 31, 1:35 pm

Speechless Film Festival           Mankato, Minnesota     April 14, 4:45 pm

Milwaukee Twisted Dreams      Milwaukee, WI              April 14, 3:15 pm

Julien Dubuque Film Festival   Dubuque, IA                  April 26-29, tbc

Several more festivals will send notification by end of March. Check back then.

I’d love to see some #BringMeganBack fans at the screenings and Q&A sessions that follow. I will certainly be at the Queens World screening, in Astoria, NY.  

 

 

November 2017

In June of this year, I had the considerable pleasure of working with some of the UK’s top talent, cast and crew, on this beautiful feature length, period drama, TV movie; Wallis: The Queen That Never Was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I played the real life character of Mrs. Bessie Merryman, the beloved Aunt of Wallis Simpson, the wife of the abdicated King Edward VIII of England. The film covers the life of Wallis Simpson, from her debutante ball, which was overseen by her Aunt Bessie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The film takes us through her first unhappy marriage, and into her second happy, comfortable marriage, which is when she met Prince Edward, the most sought after bachelor in the world. 

 

 

 

 

Aunt Bessie was a regular visitor and confidante during the unfolding of this larger than life love story that captivated the 20th century world audience. The conflict and chaos that marked this love affair, deeply disrupted the government,caused a rift between the King and his family, and eventually led to the abdication of King Edward the VIII of England. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The film concludes by giving us a window into the uncomfortable years that followed on from them having been exiled from England, and ostrasized from the family, up until the death of  Wallis’ cherished Edward.

 

 

 

At Bessie’s 100th birthday dinner, a toast was proposed to “My Cousin Bessie, Aunt Bessie to all the world, a great lady, once called by King Edward VIII of England a ‘wise and gentle woman.’“

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2017

I’m eager to see the screenings of my Autumn 2016 projects, in the early part of this year!

An American Attorney In London directed by Darrell Alden will be doing the film festival circuit from March 2017. It was a great pleasure working with a top notch cast and crew on this moody short film.

With Glenn Wrage and Clayton Smith.

Make up and hair by Kate O’Brien. www.kateobrien.co.uk

 

 

An American Exorcism directed by Ed Boase is due to screen in spring 2017. Filmed in Birmingham, I had the pleasure to work with some delightful new friends. 

With Fola Evans-Akingbola and Daniel Holzberg after an  excellent first day on set.

With Ed Boase.

 

 

With Simon Manyonda

 

And look for Mirrors! 

A new comedy pilot also due out in 2017.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews are in for these two fabulous summer shows!

4 July 2016 – 16 July 2016 as a part of the

Women and War Festival at the So and So Arts Club.

Gidion’s Knot

Written by Johnna Adams,
Performed by Rachel Fowler and Miranda Wilson
Directed by Matthew Hahn

Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams – Review

“Both Wilson and Fowler offer compelling performances that ebb and flow with a satisfying dynamism.” ★★★★

Via email from a producer who attended:

“My friends and I were blown away by how raw and nuanced your performances were, and how you had the audience wiping away tears by the end of it. During the applause I wanted to stand up and yell, “BRAVA, LADIES. YOU BLOODY CRUSHED IT””

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13 July 2016 – 16 July 2016 with Duelling Productions at Network Theatre.

No Quarter

Written by Polly Stenham
Performed by Ryan Whittle (Robin), George Watkins (Oliver), Miranda Wilson (Lily), Rosalie Kosky (Coby), Simon Mokhele (Tommy), Freddie Thorp (Arlo), Evie Killip (Scout), Chloe Anna Wilcox (Esme)
Directed by Jamie Manton

https://thepegreview.com/2016/07/22/menace-humour-and-subtlety-in-no-quarter-★★★★★

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Ryan Whittle and Miranda Wilson

“Miranda Wilson as Robin’s dying mother Lily treads the fine line between madness and sanity well, giving us a wonderful example of one of Stenham’s completely Mad Mothers. She and Whittle beautifully articulate the deteriorating mother-son relationship, swapping the role of caregiver frenziedly.”

Duelling with Death | No Quarter by Polly Stenham (Network Theatre)

★★★★★ “It is difficult to describe the feeling of lead in my belly as I watched a loving son [Robin played by Ryan Whittle] assist his mother [Lily played by Miranda Wilson] in her suicidal escape from dementia. . . still alive but as a mere shell of the mad and powerful woman she once was. . . . hauntingly reminiscent of my own grandmother’s final years as a ghost of the Mimi I once knew.”

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Current Showreel

19 Again by The Shiners

(April 2016)

 

Best Actress Award Queens World Film Festival 2015

 

DAYS OF OUR LIVES 50th Anniversary Red Carpet Interview 

November 2015

 

High Strung

“a 21st Century Fame or Flashdance”

The Hollywood Reporter by Stephen Farber

at the SBIFF World premiere.

Now on iTunes and Amazon

February 2016

This year I joined a cast of 12 in a production of The Vagina Monologues for the One Billion Rising Festival. It was an amazing run of an iconic piece of theatre.

Vagina Monologues

Insightful. Moving. Hilarious!

 

 

November 2015

Days Of Our Live 50th anniversary party!

 

Days 50 profile

Credit: VivienKillilea / GettyImages North America

 

 

 

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With A. Martinez, my co-star on ‘Santa Barbara’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stefano Kiss at DOOL 50th

With Joe Mascolo who plays Megan’s father, Stefano DiMera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With Thaao Penghlis who plays Andre DiMera, Megan’s Cousin/Brother?

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Soap Opera Digest Nov 13, 2015 issue.

With Andrew Masset who plays Larry Welch, Megan’s murderer!

 

With Kristian Alphonso who plays Hope Brady, Megan’s nemesis.

 

 

Megan (Miranda Wilson) Stefano (Joe Mascolo) Alex (Quinn Redeker) Linda (Elaine Princi)

 

 

October 2015

I am loving rehearsals for a stunning new piece of theatre by American playwright Tira Palmquist.

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Two Degrees is an exciting portrayal of sex, love, loss, strength, the unveiling of betrayal, vulnerability and the truth about climate change. I’m playing the lead role in this fast paced, funny and deeply moving show. My character, paleoclimatologist, Emma Phelps, is on stage from start to finish, and it’s a dream role! October 2015 at Tristan Bates Theatre. Must be booked online.

September 2015

I love the autumn! My birthday is in September and it’s always held a wonderful sense of excitement and expectation. New school year. Often at a new school, in my youth, as we moved around so much. A changing of seasons bearing the fruits of the year’s harvest!

My first film in September was a Proof of Concept. Which is a short film used by the creative team to show to potential investors in order to gain funding for the feature length production. And these guys have a great concept! Artist Kills Self  is a black comedy centered around the super high end London art scene.

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My character – before and after.

 

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I look forward to working with Ingeborga Dapkunaite, again, on the feature! She has a fantastic sense of humour. And Charlotte Hamblin. She’s one of those hot young things to look out for!

 

 

 

 

 

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And it was a privilege to work with the team from Zs2 Media Group, who also happen to be the 

creative team who run ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival, the Sundance Festival of Europe, which screened Beneath Water.

We filmed a short introduction, developed by McKinsey & Company, for the Women’s Forum 2015 in Deauville, France. I loved Scott Hillier’s direction. Clear, concise and very relaxed.

 

On the subject of GENDER EQUALITY: Did you know that even though over 50% of the world’s population is women, still only 37% of the GDP, world wide, is created by women? Imagine what social and economic gender equality would do to improve the welfare of all people, round the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also in September, I teamed up, once again, with the brilliant director, Charlie Manton of Duelling Productions on another short film, Second Skin. Starring Lauren McCrostie and Louis Partridge. Can’t wait to see the rough edit!

 

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With Jo Ashe and Anna Harwich

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Louis Partridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Lauren McCrostie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

August 2015

I had the pleasure of doing a fascinating project early in the month. A Holographic film with MDH Hologram who are the best in the world. This company’s incredible technology has been responsible for wowing audiences at the X-Men Day’s of Future Past premier, at the Michael Kors Jet Set experience in Shanghai, at London’s Design Museum with a burlesque dancing Dita von Teese hologram showcasing 20 years of Christian Louboutin‘s sought-after heels, and at the NRJ awards show in France where two of the members of Black Eyed Peas were unable to attend, and so performed as holograms! Due to non disclosure agreement, I’m unable to release any photos until the project is released, but, watch this space!

I also shot one indie feature. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.

And one short student film, in which I needed to be buried and then ‘rise from’ the dirt. Interesting! And lovely meeting and working with David Wayman.

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Summer Rain Look

 

I spent the remainder of the month enjoying the rain & gorgeous sunshine.

 

 

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July 2015

My dear friend Victoria Ekanoye, known as the lush dom, Rachel, in The Royals,  came along with me to the Press Nite of Sinatra at the London Palladium. At the after party we chatted with a number of the cast, including my High Strung co-star Anabel Kutay.

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Just released! The trailer for Beneath Water. Enjoy!

 

A diehard Days of Our Lives fan of Megan Hathaway DiMera has created this image for the #BringMeganBack campaign for the #DAYS50 anniversary. Thanks, Lovely!

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June 2015

As new Beneath Water screenings have been added and new awards given, here are the updates.

Awards.Nomination 2 June 2015

Screening Schedule 2 June 2015

 

 

May 2015

Fabrino Film Festival voted Beneath Water the BEST SHORT FILM at their 2015 festival! Thank you! Enorme apprezzamento!

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Cabriolet Film Festival is an open air festival in my grandmother’s homeland, Lebanon. She would have been so proud! Bless you, grandma, and peace be with your beautiful soul!

 

Beneath Water screening at St. Nicolas Stairs, Gemmayze in Beirut. Around the corner lives my dear friend Alexandra Asseily, who created the Garden of Forgiveness, known as Hadiqat As-Samah in Arabic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Strung stars and director, at the Cannes Film Festival screening, below. Left to right: Michael DamianKeenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine, Jane Seymour, Sonoya Mizuno.

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We had a fantastic time at the Madeira Film Festival. A gorgeous hosted lunch at Choupana Hills Restaurant, (Delicious! Gorgeous! Wow!), a couple of interviews at the Reid’s Palace Hotel, and loads of laughs with the Beneath Water team.

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Interview with Jamie Ndah of Wonderful Communication

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Off to opening night screening

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Interview with Paolo Jardim on Casa das Artes

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With the Lovely Louisa Connolly-Burnham

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Off to the ballet by special invitation

April 2015

Well, bless my cotton socks! Queens World Film Festival has gone and given me that award, for BEST ACTRESS IN A NARRATIVE SHORT for my role in Beneath Water.

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Queens World Film Fest award BEST ACTRESS IN A NARRATIVE SHORT

Dang, that feels good! 30 years since receiving the Soap Opera Digest award for BEST VILLAINESS ON A DAYTIME DRAMA for my portrayal of Megan Hathaway DiMera on Days of Our Lives.

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Filmed Time Will Tell  in Amsterdam with my co-star from Beneath Water, Louisa Connolly-Burnham and her Wolfblood co-star Mark Fleischmann.

 

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March 2015

High Strung had an industry screening in London at the Soho Hotel. Pictured here with Nicky Galitzine, Jane Seymour, Keenan Kampa, photo by Richard Southgate. One of my dialect coaching clients, the lovely Kerry Ingram (GoT, Shireen Baratheon), came along and LOVED the film.

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Pictured with Michael Damian, Janeen Damian, Jane SeymourArthur Pita, Me, Sonoya, Nigel, Paul Freeman, Nigel Barber, Bianca Brad, Jimmy Townsend.












 

 

 

 

 

Backstage with Sonoya Mizuno after her stunning live performance of Arthur Pita‘s choreography. Arthur also choreographer the fantastic dance scene in Ex-Machina with Sonoya and Oscar Issac. Pictured here with Nigel Barber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2015

Beneath Water has received 5 Nominations at the Queens World Film Festival in NYC (17-22 March) – BEST SHORT, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY to Charlie Manton, BEST ACTRESS to Louisa Connolly-Burnham, and myself, Miranda Cheryl-Ann Wilson. The film screens at The Museum Of The Moving Image on March 20th. Exciting!

Here’s a current schedule of screenings around the world.

Beneath Water festival Schedule

 

December 2014

Congratulations to Charlie Manton, director of Beneath Water, who received the festival’s Horizon Award for Most Promising Filmmaker last night at  24fps International Short Film Festival!

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August 2014

I’ve completed the last few days of principal photography for High Strung, the spectacular dance movie to be released Summer 2015. We shot in New York; Keenan Kampa, Nicky Galitzine and myself. Michael Damian, is such a wonderful director to work with. Janeen Damian, his wife, is a warm and brilliant producer. Plus, the delightful Jane Seymour, an actress I’ve admired for years, is in the film! And the larger family they have working on the project  all make working feel like coming home! I’m so looking forward to the release of the truly warm hearted, coming of age, dynamic dance film.

Here’s Keenan and I goofing around between takes.

NYC High Strung Smiles

Michael had given us a note to ‘show more teeth’ in our smiles. We think we just about got it!

 

 

July 2014

I am performing on stage in Whistleblower – the story of Edward Snowden opening at Waterloo East Theatre on 8 July and running through 3 August. Come see this “Highly watchable” play!  Done with “impressive…theatrical ballsiness”.

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Highly watchable … Ben Fisher as Edward Snowden, Iain Dootson as Glenn Greenwald, Miranda Wilson as Laura Poitras and Kenneth Jay as Ewen MacAskill in ‘Whistleblower’. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for THE GUARDIAN

 

✭✭✭ Lyn Gardner at The Guardian.

✭✭✭ Kate Bassett at The Times.

 

 

 

 

 

Beneath Water poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Industry screening World Premiere for Beneath Water on 3 July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2014

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During the big finale dance number, with Sonoya Mizuno who plays Jazzy, the best frend of Ruby, my daughter.

 

 

Thrilled to be cast as Mary in High Strung, a hot new dance film, directed by Michael Damian. The best of dance talent world wide. Classical Ballet meets HipHop, with a dash of Contemporary and Tango.  Keenan Kampa of the Mariinsky Ballet stars alongside Nicholas Galitzine, from The Beat Beneath My Feet, as boy meets girl magic unfolds. Additional outstanding dancers in the cast include, Comfort FedokeCorinne Louise HoltAnabel KutaySonoya Mizuno (recently seen in Ex Machina), Marcus Emanuel MitchellRichard SouthgateSimon MendozaTom RussellSweetlo Dowz and Ian Eastwood. Choreography by Dave Scott from So You Think You Can Dance. With an established star presence from Jane Seymour, Paul Freeman and Maia Morgenstern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2014

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I shot another short film for a wonderful team of students from Hong Kong and Japan.

South Kambonesia LTD is a wonderful film about creativity, family ties and the magical possibilities of the imagination.

Co stars: Emily Jayne and Lucas Augustine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2014

 

On Set. BeneathWater

I worked on an excellent short film entitled Beneath Water. The film is the first writing and directing project by Charlie Manton, whose acting credits include the role of Gustave in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Love Never Dies.

I had the great good fortune to work with Louisa Connolly-Burnham, the stunning actress who is playing Shannon Kelly on Wolfblood, for the 3rd year running. A grueling shoot schedule, an unheated pool and a blanket of snow would have unnerved a lesser woman. Instead, I learned the high performance meaning of YOLO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2011

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We thoroughly enjoyed the opening night of Backbeat at the Duke of York’s Theatre. It’s a wonderful portrayal of the early years with the Beatles in Hamburg. The story reveals the dynamics of these not yet recognised musical heros unfolding, along with the artistic temperament and love affair of Stuart Sutcliffe and Astrid Kircherr, who both had an integral influence on the iconic imagery that we know as the Beatles look.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2047695/Backbeat-Duke-York-theatre-review.html

It was a pleasure to speak with David Leveaux at the after party. I appreciated his direction and the brilliant use he made of multi-media projection to bring the photographic images out with full impact. As with his direction of Sinatra, he has a way of filling the space with visual, auditory and emotional vibrance. A world come alive.

Early in the evening I was introduced to Harry Enfield, the simple fact of which made me giggle. And at the end of the evening, I was graced by David Tennant’s soft lips brushing against my fingers as I regaled him with praise on his sheer wonderfulness.

 

See the show. It’s Fab!

 

 

 

 

September 2011

 

Read the review here: I’ve just complete a run in The Trial by Kafka at the Lord Stanley in London.

http://www.remotegoat.co.uk/review_view.php?uid=7511

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wonderful photo taken by Elea Dumas

was used in Prevention Magazine,
September 2011, US version.

And again on the cover of Women Magazine Summer 2012.

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August 2007

 

Life is Wild on CW Network. We filmed in South Africa on a wild animal reserve. And stayed at the most delightful Red Ivory Guest Lodge very near Hartbeespoort Dam. I would highly recommend a stay at the Lodge is you’re in the area.

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Making friends with a wild critter on set.

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With Stephanie Niznik, D.W. Moffett, Johnathan Tchaikovsky preparing for safari scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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History notes:

October 1983  – May 1984

Moved to LA. Shared an apartment with Robin Charin aka ‘Robin the Clown’. Worked as a lunchtime waitress in Beverly Hills at The Moustache Café. Worked as a nighttime waitress at a couple drinking establishments in Westwood and Hollywood. Worked as a PA at a tax accountants office. Starred in ‘Terra Nova’ at the Morgan-Wixon Theater, Santa Monica. Had my first professional audition, for Days of Our Lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 1984 – March 1985Megan Blue Website

 

Played Megan Hathaway Dimera on Days of Our Lives. Co-staring with Kristian Alfonso, playing Hope, and Peter Reckell, playing Bo. Megan had been Bo’s highschool girlfriend, separated from him by the intervention of her mother. Stefano DiMera, played by Joseph Mascolo, was my character’s father and mentor in the art of diabolical machinations. Due to the stunning cast of stellar professionals I was honoured to work with, I was awarded as Outstanding Villainess in a Daytime Serial 1985.

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January 1986 – March 1987

Played Kate Wells on Capitol. Co-starring with the inestimable Richard Egan, playing Sam Clegg, Marj Dusay, playing Myrna Clegg, Todd Curtis, playing Jordy Clegg, and my wonderful co-star, Christine Kellogg, playing my sister, Leanne Foster. How I enjoyed being haunted by her ghost in the storyline as we built up to the final cliffhanger ending. John Conboy certainly had a way with drama.

 

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April 1987

Played Lisa, the performance artist, in Cellar Dweller. I loved my time in Rome while we filmed this at the Dino De Laurentis Studios. I loved waking at 4am and walking through the town as it stretched into a new day. As the cafe’s opened and workers stopped in for a morning espresso, occasionally with of shot of something to take the edge off, before heading on into the day.

 

 

 

 

January 1989 – July 1989

Played Sandra Mills, the psychic, on Santa Barbara. Co-starring A Martinez, playing Cruz Costillo and Marcy Walker, playing Eden Costillo. This job and character were such fun to play. I had a professional psychic as a technical advisor to help me keep it somewhat ‘real’. I worked with some wonderful directors who sometimes just let the actor’s fly and asked the camera’s to follow.

 

 

 

 

August 1989 – Present

Fell in love.
Got married.
Had babies.
Became deeply involved in natural healing, early childhood development and education.

Set up Lewes New School with like-minded friends.
Trained and practiced Emotional Intelligence.
Ventured into the areas of quantum physics and the new science of healing.

 

 

 

 

 

I have kept my foot in the door by doing the occasional acting project:

The Salmon Run directed by Ra’uf Glasgow

 

Little Britian Abroad 2006

a hilarious week of rehearsals and filming alongside some wonderful comedians;
David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Anthony Head, Ruth Jones, Ronnie Corbett, Dawn French, Steeve Coogan, Paul McKenna (taking the piss out of himself as a hypnotist). Alas, my part as the First Lady, wife of the US President, ended up on the cutting room floor. But it was a wonderful experience. And I do at least have the script, signed and ready to donate to the right charity auction.

 

Sin, Sin, Sin by Robbie William. A satirical intro to the video.

 

Cannes 2005. Dior make up and hair, Chanel dress. photo Sébastien Mat

 

 

 

 

The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael
which competed at the Cannes film festival 2005 in the Semaine de la Critique

 

 

 

 

And many, many other things.

 

January 2017

I’m eager to see the screenings of my Autumn 2016 projects, in the early part of this year!

An American Attorney In London directed by Darrell Alden will be doing the film festival circuit from March 2017. It was a great pleasure working with a top notch cast and crew on this moody short film.

With Glenn Wrage and Clayton Smith.

Make up and hair by Kate O’Brien. www.kateobrien.co.uk

 

 

An American Exorcism directed by Ed Boase is due to screen in spring 2017. Filmed in Birmingham, I had the pleasure to work with some delightful new friends. 

With Fola Evans-Akingbola and Daniel Holzberg after an  excellent first day on set.

With Ed Boase.

 

 

With Simon Manyonda

 

And look for Mirrors! 

A new comedy pilot also due out in 2017.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews are in for these two fabulous summer shows!

4 July 2016 – 16 July 2016 as a part of the

Women and War Festival at the So and So Arts Club.

Gidion’s Knot

Written by Johnna Adams,
Performed by Rachel Fowler and Miranda Wilson
Directed by Matthew Hahn

Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams – Review

“Both Wilson and Fowler offer compelling performances that ebb and flow with a satisfying dynamism.” ★★★★

Via email from a producer who attended:

“My friends and I were blown away by how raw and nuanced your performances were, and how you had the audience wiping away tears by the end of it. During the applause I wanted to stand up and yell, “BRAVA, LADIES. YOU BLOODY CRUSHED IT””

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13 July 2016 – 16 July 2016 with Duelling Productions at Network Theatre.

No Quarter

Written by Polly Stenham
Performed by Ryan Whittle (Robin), George Watkins (Oliver), Miranda Wilson (Lily), Rosalie Kosky (Coby), Simon Mokhele (Tommy), Freddie Thorp (Arlo), Evie Killip (Scout), Chloe Anna Wilcox (Esme)
Directed by Jamie Manton

https://thepegreview.com/2016/07/22/menace-humour-and-subtlety-in-no-quarter-★★★★★

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Ryan Whittle and Miranda Wilson

“Miranda Wilson as Robin’s dying mother Lily treads the fine line between madness and sanity well, giving us a wonderful example of one of Stenham’s completely Mad Mothers. She and Whittle beautifully articulate the deteriorating mother-son relationship, swapping the role of caregiver frenziedly.”

Duelling with Death | No Quarter by Polly Stenham (Network Theatre)

★★★★★ “It is difficult to describe the feeling of lead in my belly as I watched a loving son [Robin played by Ryan Whittle] assist his mother [Lily played by Miranda Wilson] in her suicidal escape from dementia. . . still alive but as a mere shell of the mad and powerful woman she once was. . . . hauntingly reminiscent of my own grandmother’s final years as a ghost of the Mimi I once knew.”

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Current Showreel

19 Again by The Shiners

(April 2016)

 

Best Actress Award Queens World Film Festival 2015

 

DAYS OF OUR LIVES 50th Anniversary Red Carpet Interview 

November 2015

 

High Strung

“a 21st Century Fame or Flashdance”

The Hollywood Reporter by Stephen Farber

at the SBIFF World premiere.

Now on iTunes and Amazon

February 2016

This year I joined a cast of 12 in a production of The Vagina Monologues for the One Billion Rising Festival. It was an amazing run of an iconic piece of theatre.

Vagina Monologues

Insightful. Moving. Hilarious!

 

 

November 2015

Days Of Our Live 50th anniversary party!

 

Days 50 profile

Credit: VivienKillilea / GettyImages North America

 

 

 

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With A. Martinez, my co-star on ‘Santa Barbara’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With Joe Mascolo who plays Megan’s father, Stefano DiMera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With Thaao Penghlis who plays Andre DiMera, Megan’s Cousin/Brother?

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Soap Opera Digest Nov 13, 2015 issue.

With Andrew Masset who plays Larry Welch, Megan’s murderer!

 

With Kristian Alphonso who plays Hope Brady, Megan’s nemesis.

 

 

Megan (Miranda Wilson) Stefano (Joe Mascolo) Alex (Quinn Redeker) Linda (Elaine Princi)

 

 

October 2015

I am loving rehearsals for a stunning new piece of theatre by American playwright Tira Palmquist.

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Two Degrees is an exciting portrayal of sex, love, loss, strength, the unveiling of betrayal, vulnerability and the truth about climate change. I’m playing the lead role in this fast paced, funny and deeply moving show. My character, paleoclimatologist, Emma Phelps, is on stage from start to finish, and it’s a dream role! October 2015 at Tristan Bates Theatre. Must be booked online.

September 2015

I love the autumn! My birthday is in September and it’s always held a wonderful sense of excitement and expectation. New school year. Often at a new school, in my youth, as we moved around so much. A changing of seasons bearing the fruits of the year’s harvest!

My first film in September was a Proof of Concept. Which is a short film used by the creative team to show to potential investors in order to gain funding for the feature length production. And these guys have a great concept! Artist Kills Self  is a black comedy centered around the super high end London art scene.

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My character – before and after.

 

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I look forward to working with Ingeborga Dapkunaite, again, on the feature! She has a fantastic sense of humour. And Charlotte Hamblin. She’s one of those hot young things to look out for!

 

 

 

 

 

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And it was a privilege to work with the team from Zs2 Media Group, who also happen to be the 

creative team who run ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival, the Sundance Festival of Europe, which screened Beneath Water.

We filmed a short introduction, developed by McKinsey & Company, for the Women’s Forum 2015 in Deauville, France. I loved Scott Hillier’s direction. Clear, concise and very relaxed.

 

On the subject of GENDER EQUALITY: Did you know that even though over 50% of the world’s population is women, still only 37% of the GDP, world wide, is created by women? Imagine what social and economic gender equality would do to improve the welfare of all people, round the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also in September, I teamed up, once again, with the brilliant director, Charlie Manton of Duelling Productions on another short film, Second Skin. Starring Lauren McCrostie and Louis Partridge. Can’t wait to see the rough edit!

 

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With Jo Ashe and Anna Harwich

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With Lauren McCrostie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

August 2015

I had the pleasure of doing a fascinating project early in the month. A Holographic film with MDH Hologram who are the best in the world. This company’s incredible technology has been responsible for wowing audiences at the X-Men Day’s of Future Past premier, at the Michael Kors Jet Set experience in Shanghai, at London’s Design Museum with a burlesque dancing Dita von Teese hologram showcasing 20 years of Christian Louboutin‘s sought-after heels, and at the NRJ awards show in France where two of the members of Black Eyed Peas were unable to attend, and so performed as holograms! Due to non disclosure agreement, I’m unable to release any photos until the project is released, but, watch this space!

I also shot one indie feature. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.

And one short student film, in which I needed to be buried and then ‘rise from’ the dirt. Interesting! And lovely meeting and working with David Wayman.

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Summer Rain Look

 

I spent the remainder of the month enjoying the rain & gorgeous sunshine.

 

 

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July 2015

My dear friend Victoria Ekanoye, known as the lush dom, Rachel, in The Royals,  came along with me to the Press Nite of Sinatra at the London Palladium. At the after party we chatted with a number of the cast, including my High Strung co-star Anabel Kutay.

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Just released! The trailer for Beneath Water. Enjoy!

 

A diehard Days of Our Lives fan of Megan Hathaway DiMera has created this image for the #BringMeganBack campaign for the #DAYS50 anniversary. Thanks, Lovely!

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June 2015

As new Beneath Water screenings have been added and new awards given, here are the updates.

Awards.Nomination 2 June 2015

Screening Schedule 2 June 2015

 

 

May 2015

Fabrino Film Festival voted Beneath Water the BEST SHORT FILM at their 2015 festival! Thank you! Enorme apprezzamento!

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Cabriolet Film Festival is an open air festival in my grandmother’s homeland, Lebanon. She would have been so proud! Bless you, grandma, and peace be with your beautiful soul!

 

Beneath Water screening at St. Nicolas Stairs, Gemmayze in Beirut. Around the corner lives my dear friend Alexandra Asseily, who created the Garden of Forgiveness, known as Hadiqat As-Samah in Arabic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Strung stars and director, at the Cannes Film Festival screening, below. Left to right: Michael DamianKeenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine, Jane Seymour, Sonoya Mizuno.

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We had a fantastic time at the Madeira Film Festival. A gorgeous hosted lunch at Choupana Hills Restaurant, (Delicious! Gorgeous! Wow!), a couple of interviews at the Reid’s Palace Hotel, and loads of laughs with the Beneath Water team.

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Interview with Jamie Ndah of Wonderful Communication

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Off to opening night screening

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Interview with Paolo Jardim on Casa das Artes

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With the Lovely Louisa Connolly-Burnham

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Off to the ballet by special invitation

April 2015

Well, bless my cotton socks! Queens World Film Festival has gone and given me that award, for BEST ACTRESS IN A NARRATIVE SHORT for my role in Beneath Water.

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Queens World Film Fest award BEST ACTRESS IN A NARRATIVE SHORT

Dang, that feels good! 30 years since receiving the Soap Opera Digest award for BEST VILLAINESS ON A DAYTIME DRAMA for my portrayal of Megan Hathaway DiMera on Days of Our Lives.

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Filmed Time Will Tell  in Amsterdam with my co-star from Beneath Water, Louisa Connolly-Burnham and her Wolfblood co-star Mark Fleischmann.

 

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March 2015

High Strung had an industry screening in London at the Soho Hotel. Pictured here with Nicky Galitzine, Jane Seymour, Keenan Kampa, photo by Richard Southgate. One of my dialect coaching clients, the lovely Kerry Ingram (GoT, Shireen Baratheon), came along and LOVED the film.

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Backstage with Sonoya Mizuno after her stunning live performance of Arthur Pita‘s choreography. Arthur also choreographer the fantastic dance scene in Ex-Machina with Sonoya and Oscar Issac. Pictured here with Nigel Barber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2015

Beneath Water has received 5 Nominations at the Queens World Film Festival in NYC (17-22 March) – BEST SHORT, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY to Charlie Manton, BEST ACTRESS to Louisa Connolly-Burnham, and myself, Miranda Cheryl-Ann Wilson. The film screens at The Museum Of The Moving Image on March 20th. Exciting!

Here’s a current schedule of screenings around the world.

Beneath Water festival Schedule

 

December 2014

Congratulations to Charlie Manton, director of Beneath Water, who received the festival’s Horizon Award for Most Promising Filmmaker last night at  24fps International Short Film Festival!

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August 2014

I’ve completed the last few days of principal photography for High Strung, the spectacular dance movie to be released Summer 2015. We shot in New York; Keenan Kampa, Nicky Galitzine and myself. Michael Damian, is such a wonderful director to work with. Janeen Damian, his wife, is a warm and brilliant producer. Plus, the delightful Jane Seymour, an actress I’ve admired for years, is in the film! And the larger family they have working on the project  all make working feel like coming home! I’m so looking forward to the release of the truly warm hearted, coming of age, dynamic dance film.

Here’s Keenan and I goofing around between takes.

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Michael had given us a note to ‘show more teeth’ in our smiles. We think we just about got it!

 

 

July 2014

I am performing on stage in Whistleblower – the story of Edward Snowden opening at Waterloo East Theatre on 8 July and running through 3 August. Come see this “Highly watchable” play!  Done with “impressive…theatrical ballsiness”.

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Highly watchable … Ben Fisher as Edward Snowden, Iain Dootson as Glenn Greenwald, Miranda Wilson as Laura Poitras and Kenneth Jay as Ewen MacAskill in ‘Whistleblower’. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for THE GUARDIAN

 

✭✭✭ Lyn Gardner at The Guardian.

✭✭✭ Kate Bassett at The Times.

 

 

 

 

 

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First Industry screening World Premiere for Beneath Water on 3 July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2014

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During the big finale dance number, with Sonoya Mizuno who plays Jazzy, the best frend of Ruby, my daughter.

 

 

Thrilled to be cast as Mary in High Strung, a hot new dance film, directed by Michael Damian. The best of dance talent world wide. Classical Ballet meets HipHop, with a dash of Contemporary and Tango.  Keenan Kampa of the Mariinsky Ballet stars alongside Nicholas Galitzine, from The Beat Beneath My Feet, as boy meets girl magic unfolds. Additional outstanding dancers in the cast include, Comfort FedokeCorinne Louise HoltAnabel KutaySonoya Mizuno (recently seen in Ex Machina), Marcus Emanuel MitchellRichard SouthgateSimon MendozaTom RussellSweetlo Dowz and Ian Eastwood. Choreography by Dave Scott from So You Think You Can Dance. With an established star presence from Jane Seymour, Paul Freeman and Maia Morgenstern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2014

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I shot another short film for a wonderful team of students from Hong Kong and Japan.

South Kambonesia LTD is a wonderful film about creativity, family ties and the magical possibilities of the imagination.

Co stars: Emily Jayne and Lucas Augustine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2014

 

On Set. BeneathWater

I worked on an excellent short film entitled Beneath Water. The film is the first writing and directing project by Charlie Manton, whose acting credits include the role of Gustave in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Love Never Dies.

I had the great good fortune to work with Louisa Connolly-Burnham, the stunning actress who is playing Shannon Kelly on Wolfblood, for the 3rd year running. A grueling shoot schedule, an unheated pool and a blanket of snow would have unnerved a lesser woman. Instead, I learned the high performance meaning of YOLO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2011

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We thoroughly enjoyed the opening night of Backbeat at the Duke of York’s Theatre. It’s a wonderful portrayal of the early years with the Beatles in Hamburg. The story reveals the dynamics of these not yet recognised musical heros unfolding, along with the artistic temperament and love affair of Stuart Sutcliffe and Astrid Kircherr, who both had an integral influence on the iconic imagery that we know as the Beatles look.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2047695/Backbeat-Duke-York-theatre-review.html

It was a pleasure to speak with David Leveaux at the after party. I appreciated his direction and the brilliant use he made of multi-media projection to bring the photographic images out with full impact. As with his direction of Sinatra, he has a way of filling the space with visual, auditory and emotional vibrance. A world come alive.

Early in the evening I was introduced to Harry Enfield, the simple fact of which made me giggle. And at the end of the evening, I was graced by David Tennant’s soft lips brushing against my fingers as I regaled him with praise on his sheer wonderfulness.

 

See the show. It’s Fab!

 

 

 

 

September 2011

 

Read the review here: I’ve just complete a run in The Trial by Kafka at the Lord Stanley in London.

http://www.remotegoat.co.uk/review_view.php?uid=7511

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wonderful photo taken by Elea Dumas

was used in Prevention Magazine,
September 2011, US version.

And again on the cover of Women Magazine Summer 2012.

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August 2007

 

Life is Wild on CW Network. We filmed in South Africa on a wild animal reserve. And stayed at the most delightful Red Ivory Guest Lodge very near Hartbeespoort Dam. I would highly recommend a stay at the Lodge is you’re in the area.

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Making friends with a wild critter on set.

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With Stephanie Niznik, D.W. Moffett, Johnathan Tchaikovsky preparing for safari scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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History notes:

October 1983  – May 1984

Moved to LA. Shared an apartment with Robin Charin aka ‘Robin the Clown’. Worked as a lunchtime waitress in Beverly Hills at The Moustache Café. Worked as a nighttime waitress at a couple drinking establishments in Westwood and Hollywood. Worked as a PA at a tax accountants office. Starred in ‘Terra Nova’ at the Morgan-Wixon Theater, Santa Monica. Had my first professional audition, for Days of Our Lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 1984 – March 1985Megan Blue Website

 

Played Megan Hathaway Dimera on Days of Our Lives. Co-staring with Kristian Alfonso, playing Hope, and Peter Reckell, playing Bo. Megan had been Bo’s highschool girlfriend, separated from him by the intervention of her mother. Stefano DiMera, played by Joseph Mascolo, was my character’s father and mentor in the art of diabolical machinations. Due to the stunning cast of stellar professionals I was honoured to work with, I was awarded as Outstanding Villainess in a Daytime Serial 1985.

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January 1986 – March 1987

Played Kate Wells on Capitol. Co-starring with the inestimable Richard Egan, playing Sam Clegg, Marj Dusay, playing Myrna Clegg, Todd Curtis, playing Jordy Clegg, and my wonderful co-star, Christine Kellogg, playing my sister, Leanne Foster. How I enjoyed being haunted by her ghost in the storyline as we built up to the final cliffhanger ending. John Conboy certainly had a way with drama.

 

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April 1987

Played Lisa, the performance artist, in Cellar Dweller. I loved my time in Rome while we filmed this at the Dino De Laurentis Studios. I loved waking at 4am and walking through the town as it stretched into a new day. As the cafe’s opened and workers stopped in for a morning espresso, occasionally with of shot of something to take the edge off, before heading on into the day.

 

 

 

 

January 1989 – July 1989

Played Sandra Mills, the psychic, on Santa Barbara. Co-starring A Martinez, playing Cruz Costillo and Marcy Walker, playing Eden Costillo. This job and character were such fun to play. I had a professional psychic as a technical advisor to help me keep it somewhat ‘real’. I worked with some wonderful directors who sometimes just let the actor’s fly and asked the camera’s to follow.

 

 

 

 

August 1989 – Present

Fell in love.
Got married.
Had babies.
Became deeply involved in natural healing, early childhood development and education.

Set up Lewes New School with like-minded friends.
Trained and practiced Emotional Intelligence.
Ventured into the areas of quantum physics and the new science of healing.

 

 

 

 

 

I have kept my foot in the door by doing the occasional acting project:

The Salmon Run directed by Ra’uf Glasgow

 

Little Britian Abroad 2006

a hilarious week of rehearsals and filming alongside some wonderful comedians;
David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Anthony Head, Ruth Jones, Ronnie Corbett, Dawn French, Steeve Coogan, Paul McKenna (taking the piss out of himself as a hypnotist). Alas, my part as the First Lady, wife of the US President, ended up on the cutting room floor. But it was a wonderful experience. And I do at least have the script, signed and ready to donate to the right charity auction.

 

Sin, Sin, Sin by Robbie William. A satirical intro to the video.

 

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The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael
which competed at the Cannes film festival 2005 in the Semaine de la Critique

 

 

 

 

And many, many other things.