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Scarlet Sweeney
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Scarlet Sweeney

female, actor
Location : Greater London

quick details
playing age39
height5' 2" (1.57 m)
weight8st. 6lb. (54kg)
hair colorBlack
eye colorBrown

Video (mov)Scarlet Sweeney acting showreelVideo (mov)
Audio (mp4)CL_SchoolRun_Female_scarletsweeney.Audio (mp4)


quick overview
SpotlightSpotlight member
Equity MemberYes

2012Nominations revealed for The Stage's Edinburgh awards 2012. Best Actress Scarlet
2012It is Scarlet Sweeney, putting in a superb performance as Susan, who subtly steals this scary
2012Scarlet Sweeney gives an excellent performance. The kind of drama you might catch on a weekday afternoon on Radio

YearRole / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2014Bertha (Ruth Ellis' Mother), The Warder, Nun.
 The Ruth Ellis Show
Jack Paterson

Goldsmiths University
George Wood Theatre
2014Visitor/Witness at a crime scene (green screen work).
 Security staff training
Keith Thomas
Sightline video and interactive media
2014Eva Gray
 Roar (In development stages/devising process).
Anna Soderblom

In The Gutter Productions
The Rag Factory
 The Knight Watch (Script Development Workshop)
Danny Hiller

Defiant Films
2014Performance Art
 Clay Meditation (Sensing Spaces Exhibition)
Ian Giles
The Royal Academy of Arts (Friday Late)
2013Multiple Roles
 Script Development Workshop
Natalie-Anne Downs

Veni Vidi Theatre Company
Film (Short)
 Keith and Val
Matthew Reed & Sam Turk
Beckton Alp Cinema
Blood Wedding
Zoe Ford

Hiraeth Artistic Productions
Waterloo East Theatre
Film (Student)
Sure Hearts
Dave Tynan
Goldsmiths University London
 Love vs Hate: Wounds
Zoe Ford

Lonesome Schoolboy Productions
Tristan Bates Theatre
2013Maureen / Carol
 The Onion by Geoff Atkinson
Avon Harpley
Vera Productions (Script Development Reading)
Endor Productions, Soho.
Mark Conway
Made From Scratch (LabFest: Theatre 503)
Theatre 503
Rehearsed Reading
 St George's Day
Tom Latter (Sheer Drop)
Lifgosh: To Meet
New Diorama Theatre
2013Prison Guard/Young boy
 The Ruth Ellis Show
Christopher O'Shaughnessy
Goldmiths University (Script Development Workshop)
Film (Short)
Double or Quits
Mike Jones
Who is Mike Jones Productions
 St George's Day
Tom Latter
Script Development Workshop
Marylebone Gardens
2012Prison Guard
 The Ruth Ellis Show
Martin Wall
Goldsmiths University (Script Development Workshop)
2012Biological Anthropologist Fairy Godmother.
 Alexis & Euan
Andrew Lukas
Dyspla Festival 2012
Tristan Bates Theatre
2012Art Collector
 Artfetch FlashMob
William Walsh

Simply Zesty
Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park.
2012Susan (lead)
 As Ye Sow
Tom Richards
Theatre Of the Damned and Bare Bawds
Pleasance Dome Edinburgh (1-27th Augu...
Nominations revealed for The Stage's Edinburgh awards 2012. Best Actress Scarlet Sweeney.,, Alistair Smith
It is Scarlet Sweeney, putting in a superb performance as Susan, who subtly steals this scary show.,, Honour Bayes
Scarlet Sweeney gives an excellent performance. The kind of drama you might catch on a weekday afternoon on Radio 4.,, Sally Stott
Scarlet Sweeney boasts a performance that is instantly relatable and so natural.,, Melissa Rynn (Stage Won)
 Ether (Performance Art)
Alfonso Borragan
Slade MFA show
Slade School of Fine Art
2012Isidore's Wife
Film (Student)
47 Orchard Street
Reuben McNaughton

Westminster Film School
2012Glenda (daughter of an Alzheimer's sufferer)
Film (Short)
Where is Harry?
Malwina Sworczuk
Invisible Colour
Rehearsed Reading
 Ibrahim's Present
Kaya Stanley-Money

Goldsmiths College
2012A mother in tears
Voice Over
 The Turing Test (Supported by the BFI and NFM)
Edwin Mingard
Satellite Films Ltd
2012Office Worker/Maypole Dancer
Laura Cooper
Slade School of Fine Art
Camden Arts Centre
Rehearsed Reading
 Monkey Town
Helen Barnett

Sunday Surgery
The Others, Stoke Newington.
The House of Bernarda Alba
Bijan Sheibani

The Almeida Theatre
The Almeida, Islington.
One remarkable image, when the house of the play's title fills with over 20 burqa-clad mourning women.,, Michael Billington - The Guardian
2012The Groom's Mother
Music Video
The Kill Van Kulls / Impossible Man
James E Gardner
A James Gardner Production
The Rivoli Ballroom, South East London.
2011Society at Large
Film (Short)
Ian Giles
Artist Ian Giles
 As Ye Sow (Revenge Of The Grand Guignol - Horror)
Stewart Pringle / Tom Richards

Theatre Of The Damned
Scarlet was very strong in her part and through simple everyday actions brought truth to the piece - instantly engaging.,, Kieran James - The Good Review
As Ye Sow is the standout play of the night, in terms of acting and script.,, Belinda Liversedge - The Londonist
 Blind Women (Revenge Of The Grand Guignol - Horror)
Stewart Pringle and Tom Richards

Theatre of the Damned
The Courtyard Theatre
Greta (a terrifying Scarlet Sweeney).,, Vicky Ellis - Whats On Stage
2011One of Maggie Semple's Elegant Friends (Lead).
Film (Short)
Every Woman Has A Fashion Story To Tell
Alberto Bona and Marco Sanges (DOP).
Maggie Semple Ltd
2011Business Women
Music Video
DJ/Producers - Jesus and Judas. (Melechtric) / Motivator in da house
Thomas Goldser
Bespoke film productions
Film (Short)
The Interview (Being Lionel Blair)
Tracey Larcombe
EGG Creative Productions
2011Greta (Publicity shot for the forthcoming show. See my pics).
Still Photos
 Revenge of the Grand Guignol (Horror)
Stewart Pringle

Theatre of the Damned
Anna Soderblom Studio
Scarlet Sweeney is a scarily psychotic wartime factory worker.,, Gary Naylor - West End Broadway
Greta(a menacing Scarlet Sweeney), a woman hardened, scarred, and more than a little unhinged.,, Natasha Tripney - Exeunt Magazine
2011Mary (Pregnant/Character has incestuous undertones, and is the imagination of a schizophrenic).
Film (Short)
One Friend
Alice Fernbank
Jalonen Brothers Films
Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson
One Another's Company
IMT Gallery (One Another’s Company ...
2011Mother of gang rape victim
Film (Short)
'Breaking The Silence' ( War Against Gang Rape)
Alita Simpson

Eyes Wide Open Productions
Film (Short)
Lucy Beech
One Another's Company
2011Foley Artist, Church hand bell ringer and Radio 4 Announcer.
Film (Short)
A Smaller Sound, A Bigger Crowd
Ian Giles
Commissioned by the Canary Wharf Group, the Live Art Development Agency and Somewhere as part of The Floating Cinema, Portavilion 2011.
2011Vocal Orchestra Member
 Everything (Performance Art)
Ian Giles

Ian Giles (For the ICA)
 7 Year Itch (Performance Art/Physical Theatre)
Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson
More Soup And Tart
Barbican Main Stage
 Ancient as Sound
Ian Giles
Performance Art
Frederick Parker Gallery
2011La Grande-Duchesse
 Les Justes (Albert Camus)
Christophe Damblant & Scarlet Sweeney
Beautiful Freak Theatre Company
The Cockpit Theatre
2011Vocal Orchestra Member We/I/Bite/These/Now/Silence
 We Are (Scorned)
Ian Giles
Performance Art
SW1 Gallery, Victoria.
2011Vocal Orchestra Member We/I/Bite/These/Now/Silence.
 We Are (Scorned)
Ian Giles
Performance Art
Bloomsbury Theatre
 The Art of Death (Grand Guignol - Horror)
Stewart Pringle Tom Richards

Theatre of the Damned
Ectetera Theatre Camden
2010Mrs Cruickshank
 Crime in a Madhouse (Grand Guignol - Horror)
Stewart Pringle Tom Richards

Theatre of the Damned
Ectetera Theatre Camden
 You Me Bum Bum Train (Site Specific)
Kate Bond / Morgan Lloyd
Barbican Bite Season
LEB Building, Bethnal Green
Film (Student)
Estate of Mind
Joel Fowler

Met Film School
2010Nurse Merriweather
Film (Student)
Ward 413
John Thanadul Lam

Bournemouth University
2010Performance Usher
Richard Tywman (performance ushers -Andy Franzkowiak)
High Tide & The Old Vic co-production
The Old Vic Tunnels (Site-Specific)
2010Kate (Lead Role)
Film (Short)
David Omid Alamouti

2010Jill's Mother
Film (Student)
The Krampus
Jo Kreil
Intro productions / Femme Fatale Productions
 All Together Now. Work 3: a,e,i,o,u
Ian Giles

Ian Giles
20 Hoxton Square Gallery / Site Speci...
2010Part of a Chorus
 Our Youth Of Bricks Who Built It
Ian Giles
Plainness in Diversity
Performance Art/ Site Specific / Birk...
 All Together Now. Work 2: a,e,i,o,u
Ian Giles
The Barbican Art Gallery / Site Specific/Performance Art
2009The Witch
Rehearsed Reading
 The Red Man In The Door
Susie Fairbrother

Arch 468
Arch 468
2009Nicole (A Doctor & Abused Wife)
Film (Short)
The Mirror
Acelya Kancelik
Imece Films
2009Sandra and Dr Mendes
Rehearsed Reading
 Three Stories
Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

Arch 468
Arch 468
Film (Short)
 Bush Man
Jennifer Potter & Gareth Molan

Mr. Hot Dog Films
2009Mary (Schizophrenic)
Rehearsed Reading
 Together We're Heavy
Tanith Lindon

CanUk Theatre Company
Cock Tavern Theatre Kilburn
2009Rebecca (Cocaine User) Mrs Lewis (Secretary)
Christophe Damblant
Beautiful Freak
Barons Court Theatre
2008Lynn (Stressed and Suicidal)
Film (Student)
 Death of a Sales Woman
Rohit Gill

London Film School
2008Wife (In a marriage that is falling apart)
The Censor
Christophe Damblant
Beautiful Freak
2008Dame Trott /Giant /Cow
Theatre (Tour)
Jack And The Beanstalk
Ensemble Piece
Articolate Treatro Company
Padova Italy
2007featured vocalist as The Junkyard Angel
Voice Over
 Track 'Konkorde Lafayette'
DJ's/Producers 'Padded Cell' (Label - DC Recordings)
2007Voice over for Educational Book 4
Voice Over
 Avalon Direct - English Book 4 (English as a foreign Language)
Adrian Lee
Avalon School of English
2007Ring Master
 Le Cirque Magique
Adam Roberts

The European Theatre Company
UK Tour
2006Mugged Victim
Film (Student)
Stuart Parkins

London Film School
Mariana Pineda
Max Key

Arcola Theatre
Film (Student)
 Young Turks
Mark McCarthy

London Film School
2005Sex Line Operator
Film (Short)
Oliver Merchant
Carbonark Ltd
2005Lorraine Osbourne (Police Officer)
 Coffee, Cigarettes & Paranoia
Phillip Gawthorn

Kings Head Theatre
In Camera
Tim Gingell

Rosemary Branch Theatre
(*under my previous stage name Melanie Dresti)A strong portrayal of Inez.,, Helena Thompson - The Stage
Unforgettable as Inez. She uses her piercing dark eyes to project a venomous presence with the compulsion of a vampire.,, Tim Passmore - Fringe Report
Her cruel lesbian Inez captivates with her swivel-eyed panic, sharp tongued acerbity and brute lust.,, Nadia Abrahams - Camden New Journal
Her distaste seen in shrinking body language,looks of disgust,resorts to hawk-like, intrusive observation and waspish observations.,, Timothy Ramsden - Review Gate
2003Mum (loses her daughter in a car accident) Jo (loses her sister)
Too Much Punch For Judy
Matt Kane

Ape Theatre Company
UK Tour
2000Bimbo Receptionist
 Big Smoke
Jonny Campbell

Granada Television
1999Four Character Roles (Comedy)
Film (Short)
 ShotGunTV (Comedy Sketch Show -Pilot)
Jason Orbaum
Jason Orbaum
Orbaum Productions
1997Jocasta (Abused Daughter)
Jason Orbaum
Vicious Minds (Co-Founder of Theatre Company)
Chelsea Theatre/Redgrave Theatre Farnham
1996Juliet / Witch
 A Montage Of Shakespeare
Sara Robbie
Centre Stage Theatre Company, Woking, Surrey
Rhoda McGaw Theatre
1995Nightclub Dancer
Our Friends In The North
Stuart Urban



college1993, Post Graduate Acting
St Catherine's Drama Studio
About me

2012 - 2014, attending The Clerkenwell Actors Studio. Tutor Miriam Lucia.The working methods employ the teachings of Stanislavski, Strasberg, Adler, Mamet, Michael Chekhov.

2012, attended The Actors' Temple, London - Tutor Mark Wakeling.

2012, attended Workshop, Kate Saxon - Shared Experience Theatre Company.

2008, attended Workshop, Sound in Performance , THE NATIONAL THEATRE, Gareth Fry/Maria Oshodji.

2008, attended Workshop, Sound & Devising, COMPLICITE, Catherine Alexander (Physical Theatre).

2008, attended Workshop, Athletes of the Heart, GECKO THEATRE COMPANY, AL NEDJARI (Physical Theatre workshop).

Additional Information
Vimeo link to a 3 minute comedy short 'Double or Quits' shot in January, 2013.


The short documentary film I worked on 'Breaking The Silence' by Eyes Wide Open Productions has won two awards for Best Short Documentary and Best Short Documentary Director at The Monaco International Film Festival 2011.

Short film: Where is Harry? (Winner of Allegro Short Lab Competition part of Off Plus Camera Festival, Krakow, Poland)

Link to the short trailer for 'Mother' film shot in 2010.

Additional Skills
Reviews for 'Revenge Of The Grand Guignol 2011.

The Public Another long set-up draws us into 'As Ye Sow' nicely as Jeffrey Mayhew and Scarlet Sweeney's gentle, familiar and delicate performances establish a touching father/daughter relationship.

'Blind Women' finishes the evening with a short out & out psycho-horror with no sense of motive or reason but an aesthetic that Guillermo Del Toro would be proud of. Committed performances, especially the beautifully disturbing Scarlet Sweeney leave us squirming at the climax of this brilliantly sinister, twisted vision.

Islington Tribune on 'Blind Women': The fourth play (and best) about a female factory worker blinded during a German air raid on London.

This show isn't frightening exactly (at first), but it is chilling, brilliantly acted, well written and incredibly gruesome.

It does make you look away, even if you're not the squeamish sort.

Blind Woman, is probably the most traumatic. It made a lasting impact - on my way out I heard one audience member scurrying out of the theatre whispering: "Come on let's go, I don't want to be the last one left in here on my own."

The feeling was mutual for anyone who had just sat through the previous two hours. Bloody, explicit, scary and very realistic, this show put me off going to sleep at night. Recommended for horror junkies far and wide. about:

As Ye Sow' is a play by Stewart Pringle and it starts rather harmless concerning an elderly man in a care home whose boring routine is broken up only by regular visits from his daughter. They chat about this and about that and as to why he keeps the portrait of dead mum in the drawer instead on the bedside table. And so the time (and the play) passes, without much happening until the TV-set in his room gets switched on. Be warned: it's the last 10 minutes of this play that will make you jolt, so unexpected is the twist and so sudden the shock! I've spotted at least six guests who screamed out loud, and I was one of them.

Final play of the night was 'Blind Woman' by Stewart Pringle, inspired by Lucien Descaves' 'Atelier d'aveugles'. Here, the scenario is set inside a forgotten munitions factory as the blitz rages outside. Four female factory workers, three are creepy looking, one is utterly mad. Doesn't sound like a happy ending is in store and no, there isn't!

The cast of ten are superb and the sets and props add to the atmosphere.

And, on: As Ye Sow is the story of an elderly man haunted by a deadly secret, and stood out from the rest in terms of sheer dread.

Blind Women is a disturbing portrayal of ostracism and violence in the factories of wartime Britain. on 'Blind Women':Sweeney's Greta is incredibly intimidating, as she stays silent and still, waiting for her moment to latch onto Ena and interrogate her in an alarmingly chilling manner.

Reviews for Grand Guignol show in 2010.

Evening Standard:

It is so shocking that audience members have run out in terror, vomited and even fainted - or so its creators claim. But rather than being perturbed, the makers of "London's scariest show" say they are delighted. Grand Guignol has attracted sell-out audiences since it opened last month at Camden Fringe venue Etcetera. Now Theatre of the Damned, the company behind the show, has been long-listed for best entertainment and best sound design at the Off West End Awards.


"Scalpel. Forceps. Drill." Crunch. "Leucotome." Screams.

And so begins the first of three stories from the Theatre Of The Damned who have brought their play Grand Guignol to London for its first full-length run. This is not a show for the squeamish - one woman fainted during the first play when we saw it and if you were looking for post-Halloween chills of the non-temperature-related variety, we suggest you walk right past the overhyped Ghost Stories and keep going until you get to the Etcetera Theatre.

Review of the Mourners in 'The House of Bernarda Alba' at the Almeida.

The Guardian, Michael Billington: In Emily Mann's new version, the action of Lorca's tremendous 1936 play has been shifted from Andalusia to rural Iran. This intensifies the atmosphere of oppression and yields one remarkable image, when the house of the play's title fills with over 20 burqa-clad mourning women.
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Skin ColorOlive
Hair Length Shoulder Length
Native accentEnglish
Accents (UK)Cockney, Devon, London, RP, Yorkshire
Accents (North American)General American
Languages SpokenFrench
Interested inCorporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Music Videos, Panto, Rehearsed Readings, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TV, Voice Over
Experienced inFilm (Professional), Film (Student), Panto, Rehearsed Readings, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, TV, Voice Over
Specific Singing SkillsSoprano
Organisation MembershipEquity
Driving Licences Standard, Motorcycle
Perform nude?Only Professionally