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Scarlet Sweeney
  

Scarlet Sweeney

female, actor
Location : Greater London


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


 
 
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quick overview
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Equity MemberYes

 
ReviewsPublication
2012Nominations revealed for The Stage's Edinburgh awards 2012. Best Actress Scarlet Sweeney.tinyurl.com
2012It is Scarlet Sweeney, putting in a superb performance as Susan, who subtly steals this scary show.ed.thestage.co.uk
2012Scarlet Sweeney gives an excellent performance. The kind of drama you might catch on a weekday afternoon on Radio 4.tinyurl.com

YearRole / Type Production / Director Company / Venue
2014Performance Art
Theatre
 Clay Meditation (Sensing Spaces Exhibition)
Ian Giles
 
 
The Royal Academy of Arts (Friday Late)
2013Multiple Roles
Workshops
 Script Development Workshop
Natalie-Anne Downs

 
Veni Vidi Theatre Company
2013Val
Film (Short)
 Keith and Val
Matthew Reed & Sam Turk
 
 
Beckton Alp Cinema
2013Mother
Theatre
Blood Wedding
Zoe Ford

Hiraeth Artistic Productions
Waterloo East Theatre
2013Melissa
Film (Student)
Sure Hearts
Dave Tynan
 
 
Goldsmiths University London
2013Karen
Theatre
 Love vs Hate: Wounds
Zoe Ford

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

 
Simply Zesty
Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park.
2012Susan (lead)
Theatre
 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., tinyurl.com, Alistair Smith
It is Scarlet Sweeney, putting in a superb performance as Susan, who subtly steals this scary show., ed.thestage.co.uk, Honour Bayes
Scarlet Sweeney gives an excellent performance. The kind of drama you might catch on a weekday afternoon on Radio 4., tinyurl.com, Sally Stott
Scarlet Sweeney boasts a performance that is instantly relatable and so natural., tinyurl.com, Melissa Rynn (Stage Won)
2012Storyteller
Theatre
 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
2012Fahira
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
Theatre
 Maypole
Laura Cooper
 
Slade School of Fine Art
Camden Arts Centre
2012Molly
Rehearsed Reading
 Monkey Town
Helen Barnett

 
Sunday Surgery
The Others, Stoke Newington.
2012Mourner
Theatre
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., tinyurl.com, 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)
Ortolan
Ian Giles
 
 
Artist Ian Giles
2011Susan
Theatre
 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., tinyurl.com, Kieran James - The Good Review
As Ye Sow is the standout play of the night, in terms of acting and script., tinyurl.com, Belinda Liversedge - The Londonist
2011Greta
Theatre
 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)., tinyurl.com, 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
2011Jane
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., tinyurl.com, Gary Naylor - West End Broadway
Greta(a menacing Scarlet Sweeney), a woman hardened, scarred, and more than a little unhinged., tinyurl.com, 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
2011Fiona
Theatre
 Twisted
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
2011Laura
Film (Short)
Retreat
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
Theatre
 Everything (Performance Art)
Ian Giles

Ian Giles (For the ICA)
ICA
2011Melanie
Theatre
 7 Year Itch (Performance Art/Physical Theatre)
Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson
 
 
More Soup And Tart
Barbican Main Stage
2011Ancient
Theatre
 Ancient as Sound
Ian Giles
 
 
Performance Art
Frederick Parker Gallery
2011La Grande-Duchesse
Theatre
 Les Justes (Albert Camus)
Christophe Damblant & Scarlet Sweeney
 
Beautiful Freak Theatre Company
The Cockpit Theatre
2011Vocal Orchestra Member We/I/Bite/These/Now/Silence
Theatre
 We Are (Scorned)
Ian Giles
 
 
Performance Art
SW1 Gallery, Victoria.
2011Vocal Orchestra Member We/I/Bite/These/Now/Silence.
Theatre
 We Are (Scorned)
Ian Giles
 
Performance Art
Bloomsbury Theatre
2010Martine
Theatre
 The Art of Death (Grand Guignol - Horror)
Stewart Pringle Tom Richards

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

 
Theatre of the Damned
Ectetera Theatre Camden
2010Journalist
Theatre
 You Me Bum Bum Train (Site Specific)
Kate Bond / Morgan Lloyd
 
Barbican Bite Season
LEB Building, Bethnal Green
2010Susan
Film (Student)
Estate of Mind
Joel Fowler

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

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

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

 
Ian Giles
20 Hoxton Square Gallery / Site Speci...
2010Part of a Chorus
Theatre
 Our Youth Of Bricks Who Built It
Ian Giles
 
 
Plainness in Diversity
Performance Art/ Site Specific / Birk...
2010Meow
Theatre
 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
2009Hilda
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)
Theatre
 Champagne
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)
Theatre
The Censor
Christophe Damblant
 
Beautiful Freak
BAC
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
TIE
 Le Cirque Magique
Adam Roberts

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

 
London Film School
2006Nun
Theatre
Mariana Pineda
Max Key

 
Arcola Theatre
2005Mum
Film (Student)
 Young Turks
Mark McCarthy

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

 
Kings Head Theatre
2004Inez
Theatre
In Camera
Tim Gingell

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

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

 
Granada Television
1999Four Character Roles (Comedy)
Film (Short)
 ShotGunTV (Comedy Sketch Show -Pilot)
Jason Orbaum
 
 
ShotGunTV
1998Calliope
Radio
 Calliope
Jason Orbaum
 
 
Orbaum Productions
1997Jocasta (Abused Daughter)
Theatre
 Jocasta
Jason Orbaum
 
 
Vicious Minds (Co-Founder of Theatre Company)
Chelsea Theatre/Redgrave Theatre Farnham
1996Juliet / Witch
Theatre
 A Montage Of Shakespeare
Sara Robbie
 
Centre Stage Theatre Company, Woking, Surrey
Rhoda McGaw Theatre
1995Nightclub Dancer
TV
Our Friends In The North
Stuart Urban

 
BBC

 

Education
college1993, Post Graduate Acting
St Catherine's Drama Studio
About me
NOMINATED BEST ACTRESS FOR THE STAGE AWARDS FOR ACTING EXCELLENCE, EDINBURGH 2012.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/37073/nominations-revealed-for-the-stages

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).

Any other information
Vimeo link to a 3 minute comedy short 'Double or Quits' shot in January, 2013.

http://vimeo.com/58662239

VIEW MY SHOWREEL ON YOUTUBE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_tupzYS6DQ

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.

http://www.contraimage.com/projects/fiction/kate.aspx


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

The Public Reviews.com: 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.

Film-News.co.uk 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, London24.com 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.

ExtraExtra.org 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.


Londonist:

"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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EthnicityWhite/Caucasian
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