Valerie Dent

Valerie Dent

Credits

  • Year
    Role / Type
    Name of Production / Director
    Company / Venue
  • 2016
    Peaseblossom/Woodland sprite
    Site Specific
    Glow Wild
    Amy Sutton
    Troubadour and Bard
  • 2016
    Juliette
    Theatre
    Right Now
    Jo Greaves
    Solomon Productions
    Soho Theatre
  • 2016
    Meredith
    Theatre
    Gethsemane
    Jo Greaves
    Solomon Productions
    Soho Theatre
  • 2016
    First Aid Assistant
    Still Photos
    British Red Cross
    Christine Boase
  • 2014
    Angela
    Rehearsed Reading
    Swallow - (a production in 2015)
    The Company
    Seashore Theatre
    New Writing South
  • 2013
    Sarah
    Film (Short)
    Keep Calm and Carry On
    Stan Valroff
  • 2013
    Tea Drinker
    Still Photos
    Tea with the Pope
  • 2012
    Virginia Woolf
    Theatre
    Vita and Virginia
    Alison Grant
    Iambic/Pentameters Production
    The Pentameters Theatre
  • 2012
    Virginia Woolf
    Theatre
    Vita and Virginia
    Alison Grant
    Iambic Arts
    Iambic Arts Theatre
  • 2012
    Virginia Woolf
    Theatre
    Vita and Virginia
    Alison Grant
    TPC Productions
    Iambic Arts Theatre
  • 2011
    Virginia Woolf
    Theatre
    Vita and Virginia
    Alison Grant
    The Players Collective
    All Saints Centre
  • 2011
    Julie
    Film (Short)
    Identity Crisis
    Joseph Margiotti
    Margiotti & Nordberg
  • 2011
    Fay
    Theatre
    The Bird of Fire
    Chris Orr
    Seashore Theatre Company
    Adur Festival (Out door theatre)
  • 2011
    Persia
    Radio
    Beaches of Persia
    Antonio Ruiz
    Sussex Uni Media Production
  • 2010
    Mother
    Film (Short)
    Ive Got Something to Tell You
    Mike Rainsford
    Lazy-Boy Productions
  • 2010
    Mrs Adams
    Theatre
    Be My Baby
    Sophie Tailby
  • 2010
    Woman in Dream
    Film (Short)
    The Second Attention
    Ilya Haustov and Lisa Svelmoe
    Rule of Third Production
  • 2010
    Helen
    Theatre
    When All The Crowds Have Gone
    Chris Hislop
    Pendragon Enterprises
    Brighthelm Centre
  • 2010
    Eva Green
    Online
    The Glue
    Ibi Vaughn
    September Sun
  • 2010
    Ms Burch
    Film (Feature)
    File 25
    Luke Baldwin-Smith
    Oomph Productions
  • 2009
    Radio Producer
    Film (Short)
    Gaza-London
    Dima Hamdan
    Hamdan Productions
    Cannes Film Festival
  • 2008
    Titania
    Theatre
    Bath Festival
    Bob Sinfield
    Cosmic Acoustica
  • 2007
    Jenny
    Theatre
    Whose Shoes Productions
    Trinity Theatre/Gallery Theatre
  • 2007
    Angela
    Theatre
    The Elevator Man (revised)
    Chris Orr
  • 2007
    Sporty woman/Party Goer
    Commercial
    Pimms Ad
    Matt Lipsey
    LWT
    Brighton
  • 2006
    Angela
    Theatre
    The Elevator Man
    Emma Pask
  • 2006
    Receptionist
    Corporate
    NHS Training Film
    Roger Owen
    Remark Productions
    Greenwich
  • 2005
    Nurse Owen
    Corporate
    Medical Training Film
    Jonathan Deacon
    Hourglass Pictures
    London
  • 2005
    Imogen
    Film (Feature)
    Imogen's Birthday
    Joe Ansted
    Ansted Productions
  • 2005
    Mrs Cratchit/Fezziwig
    Theatre
    Christmas Carol
    Antony Plumridge
    Tryptch Productions
    Waterloo Theatre
  • 2001 - 2004
    Facilitator
    Workshops
    Freelance work
    5D Theatre Company
    London and South East
  • 2002
    Director/Facilitator
    Radio
    Drama Series pilot
    Martin Smith
    Youth FM
    London
  • 2001
    Insurance Clerk
    Corporate
    Insurance Training Film
    Penny Cherns
    Melrose Productions
    London
  • 2000
    Beryl/Confusions
    Theatre
    Actors Showcase
    Pro-Active Theatre Company
    Jermyn St Theatre
  • 1999
    Sally
    Theatre
    See You Later
    Paul Moss
    White Bear Theatre - Fringe
    London
  • 1998
    Joy
    Theatre
    Invisible Friends
    Tom Scott
  • 1997
    Christine
    Theatre
    The Maintenance Man
    Tom Scott
  • 1993 - 1996
    Actor/Facilitator
    Theatre (Tour)
    new plays
    Chris Moore
    Bigfoot Theatre Company
    London and South East
  • 1996
    Willie's Mother
    Film (Feature)
    Willie's War
    Colin Finbow
    Channel 4
    London and Suffolk
  • 1993
    Teacher
    Film (Feature)
    Emily's Ghost
    Colin Finbow
  • 1992
    Evelyn
    Theatre
    Absent Friends
    John Bromley
    Limelight Productions
    Ipswich Studio
  • 1989
    Actress 1
    Theatre (Tour)
    A Piece of My Mind
    Justine Greene
    Triumph Productions/Apollo Theatre
    London and No 1 tour

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2013
    Meisner technique
    Impulse Theatre Company
    2013, Meisner technique
    Impulse Theatre Company
  • 2010
    Repetition drop in classes
    Meisner Temple
    2010, Repetition drop in classes
    Meisner Temple
  • 2010
    Introduction week with Simon Furness
    Meisner Temple
    2010, Introduction week with Simon Furness
    Meisner Temple
  • 1984
    3 yr. Acting/Musical Theatre
    Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
    Drama UK Accredited Course
    1984, 3 yr. Acting/Musical Theatre
    Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

About me

I trained at Mountview Theatre School and have studied the Meisner technique at the Actors Temple and with Impulse Theatre (Scott Williams). I have acted in theatre, film, tv and corporate jobs. I take my work seriously but have a great sense of humour too. I have been playing Virginia Woolf in 'Vita & Virginia' in a toured production. 'Valerie Dent was sheer delight as Virginia'. Barrie Jerram, The Argus (2012). Winning The Argus Angel Award for best production.

Additional Information

I started 5D Theatre Company in 2006 mainly to promote new plays - www.5dtheatrecompany.co.uk
Plays include - Merrygoround, The Elevator Man and Spreading her thinly.
Dorset Festival, Brighton Festival and for Gallery Theatre.

Valerie Dent - Reviews

Spreading her Thinly

Valerie Dent slipped effortlessly from character to character and back, here brimming with energy and optimism, there darkly critical or utterly exhausted'. (Malcolm E Thomas)

Elevator Man

In this one woman show, company founder, Valerie Dent, totally makes the play her own, to make a night of exciting, innovative theatre; well written, well acted and well worth your attention'.
(Three weeks - Edinburgh Fringe Mag)

Additional Skills

I am a qualified Acting Teacher and Coach. I am presently teaching acting at The Bishopsgate Institute, London.
Visiting teacher at Anna Fiorentini Theatre School
Professional workshop facilitator
Improvisation
Role-playing
Presentatiion skills classes

Skills

Skin Colour
White
Hair Length
Mid Length
Native accent
English
Accents (UK)
Essex, London, RP, Somerset, South London, Southern England
Accents (North American)
Californian, General American, New York City, Southern American
Accents (International)
French, Italian
Interested in
Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Music Videos, Radio, Teaching Theatre, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TV, Voice Over
Experienced in
Commercials, Corporate, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Modelling, Music Videos, Presenting, Radio, Rehearsed Readings, Theatre (Fringe), Theatre (Professional), Theatre (Touring), TIE/TYA, TV, Voice Over
General Singing Skills
Chorus
Specific Singing Skills
Mezzo-Soprano
General Dance Skills
Contemporary
Organisation Membership
Equity
Stage Combat Skills
Yes
Driving Licences
Standard
Perform nude?
Only Professionally
DBS checked
Yes