|2006, Post Graduate Acting|
Oxford School of Drama
|2005, BA (hons) Drama and Theatre Studies|
|Trained at The Oxford School of Drama, originally from Swansea, now based in London. Range of performance experience including Shakespeare, devising, new writing, open-air theatre, interactive/immersive performance, voice-over and role-play. Musical skills include piano, ukulele and mezzo-soprano singing voice. BADC Advanced Stage Combat certified, experience of Fight Captaincy.|
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|'King Lear' reviews:|
'Jennifer Shakesby makes the role of Lear her own...In Lear's rage she is most powerfully compelling in moments of glowering stillness'
Greg Jameson - Entertainment Focus
'Jennifer Shakesby handles the role of Lear with gravitas and vigour, terrifying the audience with explosive bursts of rage and later exposing the frailty of the character as she descends into madness.'
Alastair Ball - remotegoat
'Electra; Her Life' review:
'Acting support is strong, with an outstanding performance from Jennifer Shakesby as Orestes, her haunted eyes expressing the torment of a youth betrayed by fate.'
'There is a moment in Swivel Theatre Company's robust and impressive debut production of Othello when Emilia (Jennifer Shakesby) delivers a speech on male-female relationships ("But I do think it is their husbands' faults / If wives do fall..."). The moment bubbles with the possibilities of back story; we feel that an entire second play has gone on before, and it is a testament to Shakespeare's writing --and Shakesby's talent-- that we witness un-told fights, jealousies, hatreds and gameplays, compressed into some dozen and a half lines.'
(Nominated for the Falstaff Award 2011 for Best Supporting Performance - Female)
|Clean driving licence|
BADC Level 3 (Advanced) - trained in following weapon systems: Unarmed, Rapier and Dagger, Small Sword, Quarterstaff, Broadsword, Rapier and Cloak, Sword and Buckler, 18th Century Small sword.
Native South Wales
|Accents (UK)||Cockney, London, Norfolk, Northern England, RP, Somerset, Southern England, Welsh, Yorkshire|
|Accents (North American)||General American, Southern American|
|Interested in||Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Improvisation, Music Videos, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Teaching Theatre, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, TV, Voice Over|
|Experienced in||Panto, Rehearsed Readings, Roleplay, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, Voice Over|
|Specific Singing Skills||Mezzo-Soprano|
|General Dance Skills||Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap|
|Stage Combat Skills||Yes|
|Driving Licences|| Standard|
|Perform nude?||Only Professionally|