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Donna Preston
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Donna Preston

female, actor
Location : London


 
 
quick details
playing age25
height5' 6" (1.68 m)
weight17st. 0lb. (108kg)
hair colorAuburn
eye colorBlue
buildLarge


 
 
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quick overview
AgentMBA | Mahoney Bannon Associates
t: 01273 685970
agent's website
AgentMOUTH2MOUTH VOICE OVER AGENCY

 
YearRole / Type Production / Director Company / Venue
2012SKINNY MINNIE
TIE
 MAGICAL WORMS
DONNA PRESTON

 
SPARKELTOWN
2012TAMMY
Commercial
 LOOK FOR THE HUNK
Olivia Case

 
SmartEye Productions Limited
2012ROLE PLAY
Corporate
 NHS
Heather Allen

 
NHS
2012ROLE PLAY ERICA CARPENTER
Corporate
 UK SOCIAL CARE AWARDS
MARK POLAND

 
THE NATIONAL SKILLS AWARDS
2012OPERA SINGER
Commercial
 TALKBACK THAMES
Grace Oleary

 
ITV
2011LEAD GIRL
Music Video
 MISTERBISHI / WANNABE
DAVID ALTWEGAR
 
 
LIQUICITY
2011ENSEMBLE
Voice Over
 CHICKEN SOUP WITH BARLEY
Gary Yershon

 
The Royal Court Theatre
2011ROLE PLAY
Corporate
 NHS
Heather Allen

 
NHS
2011SANDRA
Music Video
 MOTION PICTURES / SHE LIKES ME
BLUE SIMMONS
 
 
MOTION PICTURES
MOTION PICTURES
2011Crystal
Film (Feature)
PUB
JOSEPH PIERCE
 
 
FIFTY NINE PRODUCTIONS
2010Celebrity
Music Video
 Celebrity experience / A Christmas Cowel
Daniel Williams
 
 
celebrity experience
2010Dawn
Theatre
Blind Date
Jofre Belles Alsina

Made From Scratch
Southwark Playhouse
2010Bride Friend
Commercial
 Minds eye
Lucienne Powell

 
Minds Eye
2010LADY GIANT
Commercial
 FEE FI FO YUM
Richard Turley

 
BBC
BBC CBBC
2010GIANT
Commercial
 FEE FI FO YUM
Richard Turley

 
BBC
BBC CBBC
2010PARTY GOER
Film (LB)
 SWINGING WITH THE FINKLES
Jonanthan Newman

 
Vertigo Films
2010GEMMA
Film (Feature)
TAXING
Isobel Ricketts & James Walley
 
 
THE FARM
2010MRS DANIELS/CHAV/FAN/FRIEND
TV
LEE NELSON'S WELL GOOD SHOW
Adam Winpenny

AVALON PRODUCTIONS
BBC 3
2010GORDON RAMSAY'S HOOKER/ RAPPER
Music Video
 DON'T WANNA GO HOME
Daniel Williams/Sean Cole
 
 
Celebrity Experience
2010Hairy Mary
Commercial
 FEE FI FO YUM
Richard Turley

 
BBC
BBC CBBC
2009Nominated for HOBSON'S PRIZE
Radio
 HOBSON'S PRIZE

 
Rose Bruford College
2009Nominated for Carleton Hobbs Prize
Radio
 Carleton Hobbs

 
Rose Bruford College
2009TOURIST
Film (LB)
STREET DANCE 3D
James Richardson/Gary Davy
 
 
Vertigo Films (UK), Little Gaddesden Productions
2009ANNE
Radio
 GREEN PARK
MARINA CALDARONE
 
 
BBC URBAN SCRAWL
2009Miss Jules
Theatre
Little Sweet Thing
Mattieu Bellon

Rose Bruford College
Rose Bruford
2009Susan
Theatre
Romeo & Juliet
Sarah Punshon
 
York Shakespeare Company
York
2009Various
TV
The One Show
Matthew Lynch

 
BBC
Greater London
2009Donna Preston
TV
The Real Hustle
Justin Bradely

BBC
London
2009Behemoth
Theatre
 The Master & Maragrita
Matt Wilde

Rose Bruford College
Rose Bruford
2009Anna
Radio
 Green Park
Marina Calderone

Urban Scrawl
Rose Bruford
2009Mrs Sokolova
Theatre
The last Ones
Rebecca Gatward

Rose Bruford College
Rose Bruford
2009Rita
Theatre
Loyal Women
Lily Susan Todd

Rose Bruford College
Greenwich Theatre
2008Lady Macbeth
Theatre
Macbeth
Julian Jones

Rose Bruford College
Rose Bruford
2008Ranyevskaya
Theatre
The Cherry Orchard
Pat O' tool

Rose Bruford College
Rose Bruford
2007 - 2008Various
Theatre (Tour)
 The Journey Against Sex Trafficking
Emma Thompson

 
Quiet Storm
London Trafalgar Square
2005Lion
Theatre
The Wizard Of Oz
Simon Barry
 
 
York Grand Opera
The Grand Opera House
2005Bernadette
Theatre
Stags & Hens
Jillian Ford
 
Joseph Rowntree
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

 

Education
collegeDrama UK Accredited course2009, 3 yr. Acting
Rose Bruford College
About me
Currently playing 'Betty' in British gangster film 'who needs Enemies' http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2847238/
BA HONS in Acting Rose Bruford College.
Strong, Serious, reliable, good comedic timing (Donna Preston is larger than life in every sense. Bigger even than Dawn French, she is very talented, with oodles of personality and probably has a future in character and comedy roles. No mean writer either, she wrote the very funny, dead-pan Beetroot (after the style of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads) The stage)


I have a strong soulful singing voice. Signed with record deal with the release of my first single in January 2014.

Own professional recording equipment- allowing me to do vo’s- singing jingles, commercials, documentaries, podcast, BBC radio 4, and gaming vo. Recorded and sent as a WAV/MP3 (or other) on the same day. Voice over awards include:Carleton Hobbs 2009, Hobson's choice 2009 and VOX Award 2013.


Plus size model. From catwalk (Simplybe finalist 2012) to nude portrait (The National Gallery- Julia Fullerton- Battern 2012)

7 Years experience as a corporate actor. I work for the NHS directly -medical role play- MRCOG OSCE COURSE, The National Skills Award (NSA)/The World Skills (NEC Birmingham) and Interact. The National Skills awards allow me to be part of a world wide ‘Caring Competition Showcase’ for social workers, it promotes the skills and knowledge required to deliver excellent social care. It is essential to have theoretical and practical knowledge of social care, and as I have a passion for the subject I am able to demonstrate these in a live competition environment. This role required a lot of research and sensitivity. Working with The NSA is incredibly exciting as it is a global competition. All competitors, who are training or trained as a social worker, are invited to compete in a one day live regional heat, From this the highest scoring competitors across all heats that meet the required standard are invited to compete at the UK final in November 2013 NEC Birmingham in front of an audience up to 15000. The characters played within this work can range from learning disabilities to terminal illness.

'An outstanding actress who we recently employed to role play in a World Skills competition. I would highly recommend Donna to anyone who requires a professional extremely reliable and confident actress. She was able to adapt to the role with ease and her excellent skills meant that the competitions were a success. - Mark Poland- Head of National Skills Awards

THEATRE
2005, Stage, Susan, ROMEO & JULIET, York Shakespeare Project, Sarah Punshon
2005, Stage, Bernadette, STAGS & HENS, Joseph Rowntree, Jillian Ford
2007, Stage, Widon Corney, OLIVER, The Grand Opera House, Simon Barry
2007, Stage, Ranyevskaya, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Rose Bruford College, Pat O'Toole
2007, Stage, Lion, THE WIZARD OF OZ, The Grand Opera House, Simon Barry
2008, Street Theatre, Various, THE JOURNEY AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING, Quiet Storm, Emma Thompson
2009, Stage, Miss Jules, LITTLE SWEET THING, Rose Bruford, Matthieu Bellon
2009, Stage, Rita, LOYAL WOMEN, Rose Bruford College, Lily Susan Todd
2009, Stage, Mrs Sokolova, THE LAST ONES, Rose Bruford College, Rebecca Gatward
2009, Stage, Behemoth, THE MASTER & MARGARITA, Rose Bruford College, Matt Wilde
2010, Stage, Dawn, BLIND DATE, Southwark Playhouse, Jofre Alsina
2011, Stage, Fran, THE BITING POINT- SID, Theatre 503, Anna Morz
2011, Stage, Fran/Dawn, DARKCLOUD, Soho Theatre, Anna Morz
2013, Stage, Hobby, TEECHERS, Blackeyed Theatre, Adrian Mcdougal
2010-Present, Corporate acting, National Skills Academy for Social Care, Mark Poland
2007-Present, Corporate acting, NHS, MRCOG OSCE Heather Philip
TV
2008, Film, Various, SHADOW OBSERVERS, BBC, Josh Alward
2008, Television, Various Roles, THE ONE SHOW, BBC Television, Matthew Lynch
2009, Short film, Joan, CHEER UP CHARLIE, Russell Oastler
2010, Feature Film, Gemma, TAXING, The farm, James Walley/Isobell Ricketts
2010, Television, Mrs Daniels LEE NELSON’S WELL GOOD SHOW, BBC television, Adam Wimpenny
2010, Commercial, Hairy Mary, FEE FI FO YUM, BBC, Richard Turley
2010, Viral, Bride's Friend, FIRST DIRECT, Mind’s Eye, Lucienne Powell
2010, Commercial, Lady Giant, FEE FI FO YUM, BBC, Richard Turley
2010, Music Video, Celeb, Celebrity experience,’ A CHRISTMAS COWEL, Daniel Williams
2010, Music Video, Gordon Ramsey’s Hooker, rapper, DON’T WANNA GO HOME, Celebrity Experience, Daniel Williams
2011, Film, 'PUB', Crystal, Fifty Nine Productions, Joseph Pierce
2011, Viral, Donna , HTC MOBILE, Archer's Mark, Mike Brett
2012, Music Video, WANNBE, Misterbishi, David Altweger
2012, Commercial, Opera Singer, Britain’s Got More Talent, Talkback Thames, Grace Oleary
2012, BBC3 Pilot, The fat Maid, Boom Town, BBC3, Nadine Palmer
2012, Feature Film, Betty, Who Needs Enemies’ Red Guerilla Films, Peter Stylianou
2013, Commercial, Check out Girl, ‘Like Winning’ 32RedBingo, Hero, Pete Lewtas
2013, Video Game, Reggie, Doc Apocalypse, Screen 7, Mark Lovegrove
2013, Music video, Singer, Exercise Glory, The Video Alchemist Ltd, Adam S Pereira
2013, Corporate role play, Various, Worldskills, UK tour/NEC Birmingham Live, Mark Poland
2013, Corporate role play, Various, Royal College of General Practitioners, Derek Hollis.
2013, Music Video, Wife, Warm Brains, Paxifilms, Yvette Paxinos
2014, Commercial, Rentalcars, Wooshii, James Cook
2014, Television, Eats Everything, Gwyn, Channel 4, Flexi films, Samuel Hurlock & Joe Beverley
RADIO
2009, Radio, Anne, GREEN PARK, BBC Urban Scrawl, Marina Caldarone
2010, Radio, Snow Queen, THE BROTHER’S JACK, Wrong side of the road, Euan Borland
2011, Voiceover, CHICKEN SOUP WITH BARLEY, The Royal Court Theatre, Gary Yershon
2012-present- Vo’s for gaming/jingles/narrative/commercials- own recording studio
2013-Voiceover, QVC, QVC Shopping Channel, singing jingles, Aaron Hudson
2013- Voiceover, Tetley Tea, One2one, Christina Achi
2013- Video Game, Reggie, Doc Apolcalypse, Mark Lovegrove
2013- BBC Radio 4, Sandra, Let the Tide Come In. Amanda Wheeler
2013, BBC Radio 4, Bev, Lie Low, Amanda Wheeler
2013, I-phone, Narrator, I-phone, Tony Spindell
2013, BBC Radio 4, The Riverter, Sandra, Nehir Glean
2013- BBC Radio, Renne, Beetroot, The stage, Harry line
ACCENTS
Yorkshire {native}, Very good ear for accents.
SKILLS
Plus size Modelling, Mezzo-Soprano-Professional Singer, Clowning, Comedy, Musical Comedy, Alexander Technique, Drama Workshop Leader, Improvisation, Stage combat, British sign language Level One. Carleton Hobbs Rose Bruford- Reserve 2009. Hobson’s Prize 2009-





Any other information
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldidh-jhYI8

http://www.spotlight.com/0537-8970-3922

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/24819/rose-bruford-college-ba-hons-actor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxVuJfwQICs
Additional Skills
Jazz Singing, Mezzo-Soprano, Opera, Clown, Comedy, Musical Comedy, Professional Singer
Alexander Technique, Drama Workshop Leader, Impersonation, Improvisation, Professional modern Painting, Stage combat, British sign language Level One.
 
more details
EthnicityWhite/Caucasian
Skin ColorWhite
Hair LengthMid Length
Native accentEnglish
Accents (UK)Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Belfast, Birmingham, Black Country, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheshire, Cockney, Cornish, Cumbrian, Derby, Devon, Dorset, Dundee, Durham, East Anglian, Edinburgh, English, standard, Essex, Estuary English, Fife, Geordie, Glasgow, Gloucester, Grimsby, Guernsey, Hampshire, Hebrides, Hereford, Hertfordshire, Highlands, Hull, Jersey, Kent, Lancashire, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Londonderry, Luton, Manchester, Manx, Midlands, East, Norfolk, Northampton, Northern England, Northern Irish, Northern Working Class, Nottingham, Oxfordshire, RP, Scottish Highlands, Scottish, Central, Scottish, South, Scottish, Standard, Scottish, West Coast, Sheffield, Shetlands, Shropshire, Somerset, South London, Southern England, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Suffolk, Sussex, Swansea, Teesside, Warwick, Welsh, Northern, Welsh, Southern, Welsh, Standard, Welsh, West, West Country, Wiltshire, Worcester, Yorkshire
Accents (North American)Boston, Californian, Canadian, General American, New York City, Southern American, Texas, Upper-Class Massachusetts
Accents (International)Australian, Dublin, German, Ghanaian, Irish, Irish RP, Jamaican
Languages SpokenBritish Sign (BSL)
Interested inComedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Improvisation, Modelling, Music Videos, Online, Panto, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Teaching Theatre, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TV, Voice Over
Experienced inComedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Modelling, Motion Capture, Music Videos, Panto, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, TV, Voice Over
General Singing SkillsAdvanced
Specific Singing SkillsMezzo-Soprano
General Dance SkillsBallroom, Contemporary
Organisation MembershipEquity
Stage Combat SkillsYes
Perform nude?Only Professionally
DBS checkedYes