Spotlight: HELEN O'HARA


HELEN O'HARA by Lorraine Ayrton
Photo: Lorraine Ayrton
10 Bradley Street, Manchester M1 1EH
Phone: 0161-237 9141 / 020 8291 5545
Mobile: 07712 436566
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Berlin, Germany
Height:5'2" (157cm)
Playing Age:21 - 30 years
Appearance:Eastern European, Mediterranean, White
Nationality:British, German
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Quality:Bright
Voice Character:Friendly

About me:

Current: In November Helen starts rehearsals for new ACE funded play, The Well by Ellie Megan Rose. Opens 23rd Nov 2020, Salford Arts Theatre.


"Helen O’Hara providing real heart as the bride-to-be " ( Chris Bartlett, THE STAGE )

"O'Hara gives a stunning and emotional performance which reflects the pain of those left behind" ( Meghan Hyland, UPSTAGED MAGAZINE )

Stage Television Radio Workshop Further Credits
2019, Stage, Kat, RISING UP, HOME, Debs Newbold
2018, Stage, Martha, AND DID THOSE FEET, Bolton Octagon, David Thacker
2018, Stage, Trude, DEAR NOMAD, Bolton Octagon Reveal Festival, Cara Novotny
2018, Stage, Hannah, WHAT'S THE GOOD, JB Shorts, 53Two, Simon Naylor
2018, Stage, Ivy, CHINA PLATES & PEARL EARRINGS, Viaduct Theatre at Hat works, Jade Jones - *Best Drama GM Fringe Awards 2018*
2018, Stage, Sarah, CODE BLUE, Gallery Oldham Live at the Library Festival, Sam Glen
2018, Stage, Harvey, CLOWN LAB, Mark Winstanley
2018, Stage, Claire, ST. CHRISTOPHER, The King's Arms, Chloe Patricia Beale
2017, Stage, Cordelia, KING LEAR, Cream Faced Loons, Abey Bradbury
2017, Stage, Emmy Hennings, CABARET VOLTAIRE (one-woman show), Hope Mill Theatre, Collette Murray
2017, Stage, The Girl, ROBERTO ZUCCO, ICAT, Chris Hallam
2016, Stage, Little Beggar, ARABIAN NIGHTS, ICAT, George Want
2016, Stage, Janey, UNDER THE CONCRETE, WAITING, The Lowry Studio, Joyce Branagh
2015, Stage, Abigail, THE CRUCIBLE, The Lowry Studio, Sue Jenkins
2018, Television, Geli Raubal, NAZI MURDER MYSTERIES, Like a Shot Entertainment, Danny O'Brien
2019, Radio, Amelia, VANITY FAIR, BBC R4, Gary Brown
2019, Radio, Valentine Ackland, COMRADE ACKLAND AND I, BBC R4, Sharon Sephton
2019, Radio, PC Egan, BRIEF LIVES, BBC R4, Gary Brown
2020, Workshop, Coronation Street Casting Workshop, Sophie Flanagan, CD
2017, Workshop, RSC - Voice with Cicely Berry, RSC Swan Theatre, Cicley Berry
2016, Workshop, Radio Drama, Polly Thomas
2012, Workshop, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - Shakespeare Summer School, Chris Donelly
2012, Workshop, Acting in Contemporary Drama, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - Acting Summer School, Kath Rogers
Further Credits
2019, Voice Over, Emergency Services agent, Emmerdale, ITV, Mike Lacey
2018, Film, Nilda, ARGOT, Northern Film School, Matteo Palmas
2017, Film, Sophie, ONE FOR SORROW, Northern Film School, Calloway Breeze Hoven
2000, Voice Over, Young Girl, Universal Studios PortAventura, Tongue & Groove, Beverly Ashworth


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Bolton, Cheshire*, French, German, Irish-Northern, Italian, Manchester, RP, Russian, Spanish, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French, German*, Spanish*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella*, Clog Dancing, Harmony Singing*, Jazz Singing*
Performance:Actor-Singer, Audio Drama, Voice Acting, Voice Over + Home Studio
(* = highly skilled)
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Translator
Vocal Range:D3 to A5


Independent Centre for Actor Training | Acting | 2015 - 17

Performer's Playground | Clown | 2018

University of Manchester | MA | Translation

University of Bristol | BA | German & Spanish