LESA GILLESPIE by Alexander Hurwitz
Photo: Alexander Hurwitz
78 York Street, London W1H 1DP
Phone: 020 7993 4992
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'7" (170cm)
Weight:10st. 5lb. (66kg)
Playing Age:36 - 42 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Strawberry Blond(e)
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Sincere
Voice Quality:Strong

About me:

Lesa is a member of "The Mocap Troupe", a company of experienced and emerging Motion/ Performance Capture Artists & Creature Performers. Please visit for further details.

Stage Television Film Short Film Commercial Corporate Music Video Rehearsed Reading Still Photography Voice Over
2018, Stage, Jo, Holding the Baby, Theatre 503 - Rapid Write Response: Reared, Shani Erez
2016, Stage, Melanie, OFF THE BLOCK, A WRITER'S RELAY - HEALING POWERS, Reading Between The Lines Theatre Company, Andrew Bone
2015, Stage, Puppeteer, Clementine's Seasonal Spectacular, Mark Mander Productions, Mark Mander
2011, Stage, Tania / Erica, Talking of Michaelangelo, Old Vic New Voices: TS Eliot US/UK Exchange, Oliver Rose
2010, Stage, Puppeteer and Guard, The 9.21 to Shrub Hill, Waxwing Theatre, Ed Bartram
2009, Stage, Kate, P.S. Your Cat is Dead, C21 Theatre Company, Peter Quigley
2009, Stage, Stella Duncan, Twelve Days of Christmas, Longside Productions, Patrick G Hughes
2007, Stage, Yerma, Yerma, Tyrone Guthrie Society, Michael Duke
2007, Stage, Various, How to Disappear, Tyrone Guthrie Society, Anna Newell
2007, Stage, Various, The Vagina Monologues, Siren Productions, Klara Nelson
2006, Stage, Inez, No Exit, Morningside Theatre, Arthur Moss
2006, Stage, Francesca, Darkie, Blue Box Theatre Company, Jenny Long
2006, Stage, Virginia, Oklahoma, Morningside Theatre, Bette Skewis-Arnett
2006, Stage, Matron, Lord Byron's Love Letter, Morningside Theatre, Amber Donner
2006, Stage, Rumplestiltskin, Rumplestiltskin, Morningside Theatre, Bette Skewis-Arnett
2005, Stage, Nurse, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Morningside Theatre, Arthur Moss
2019, Television, Puppeteer, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Netflix, The Jim Henson Company, Louis Leterrier
2018, Television, Puppeteer, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared (Pilot), Blink, Joe Pelling and Becky Sloan
2016, Television, Puppeteer Various, Gerry Anderson's Firestorm, Anderson Entertainment, Steve Begg
2014, Television, Assistant Puppeteer & Various Characters, The Furchester Hotel, BBC/Sesame Workshop, Jack Jameson & Helen Scott
2012, Television, Senior Puppeteer, Various Characters, Strange Hill High, BBC / Factory Transmedia Ltd / Freemantle Media, Geoff Walker & Chris Titchmarsh
2011, Television, Ruby/ Big assistant (puppeteer), Big and Small (Series 3), Kindle Entertainment/ Sixteen South, Jack Jameson/Dez McCarthy/Jason Hopley/Helen Scott
2011, Television, Assistant Puppeteer & Various Characters, Pajanimals, The Jim Henson Company / Sixteen South, Jack Jameson / Dez McCarthy
2010, Television, Hilda Hare (puppeteer), Sesame Tree (Series 2), Sixteen South / Sesame Workshop, Dez McCarthy
2010, Television, Dara (puppeteer), Big City Park, Sixteen South / BBC Scotland, Richard Bradley
2009, Television, Tak (puppeteer), Hoppipolla, Flickerpix, John FD Northover
2008, Television, Hilda Hare, Sesame Tree (Series 1) (puppeteer), Sixteen South / Sesame Workshop, Dez McCarthy
2010, Film, Dr Sara Shepherd, Deadville, Independent, Kieran Majury
Short Film
2011, Short Film, Beth, Tuesday 21st, David Salas
2010, Short Film, Kelly, The Deal, The Actors Centre / BBC / Shorthouse, Delyth Thomas
2010, Short Film, Bernie, Grand Mal, Independent, Michael Corish
2009, Short Film, She, Long Haul, Independent, Brian Mulholland
2008, Short Film, Sheila, Carnival Queen, Independent, David McCrea
2008, Short Film, Melody, Either / Or, Independent, Will McConnell
2008, Short Film, Heather, Creature Comfort, Independent, Brian Mulholland
2007, Short Film, Dr Elizabeth Wright, Noir, Independent, Chris Ellis
2017, Commercial, Puppeteer, INTU Christmas Campaign, Blink Ink, Joseph Mann
2017, Commercial, Puppeteer, Lysoform, Passion Pictures, Dave Scanlon
2016, Commercial, Puppeteer, INTU Christmas Campaign, Blink Ink, Joseph Mann
2017, Corporate, Outside Broadcaster, Dentsu Aegis Network, Dentsu Aegis Network, Nicola Smith
Music Video
2017, Music Video, Puppeteer, Cid Rim ASDW Video, LUCKYME, Peter Marsden & Dominic Flannigan
2010, Music Video, The Prostitute, Look Into The Eyes Of Chaos - Cursed Sun, Stay Beautiful, Brian Mulholland
2008, Music Video, Morrigan, The Morrigan - Darkest Era, Fastville, Alex Devant
Rehearsed Reading
2008, Rehearsed Reading, Narrator / Party Piece, Mercury Fur, TwentyFive, Des Kennedy
2007, Rehearsed Reading, Judith, Subjection to Thought, Tinderbox Theatre Company, Hanna Slattne
Still Photography
2016, Still Photography, Various, INTU Spring Promotional Campaign, INTU
Voice Over
2017, Voice Over, General ADR, Zoo (Film), Wee Buns/ Ripple World Pictures, Colin McIvor


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Midwest, American-Standard, Belfast, Irish RP, Irish-Northern*, Irish-Southern, RP
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Aerobics, Alto, Irish Step, Singing (general), Soprano, Ukulele, Zumba
Performance:ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Aerial Hoop, Audio Books, Audio Drama, Autocue trained/experienced, BADC Advanced, Captivate Performance Capture Artist training, Children's Theatre, Compere, Corporate Roleplay, Green Screen/Chroma Key, Meisner Technique, Motion Capture, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Public Speaking, Repertory, Role Play, Street Theatre, Theatre In Education, TV Presenting
(* = highly skilled)
Body Combat, Canoe, Horse-riding, Ice Skating, Pole Fitness*, Running, Stage Combat*, Swimming, Weight Training, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Chess, Computer Literate, Devising, Drama Workshop Leader, Knitting, Pilates, Puppetry, Puppetry-Bunraku, Puppetry-Hand, Puppetry-Marionette Long String, Puppetry-Rod, Stilt Walking, Workshop Leader, Workshop Leader (Puppetry)


BADC Advanced Stage Combatant, RC Annie 2018

Motion Capture Creatures, Sarah Perry, Shapes in Motion

Captivate Performance Capture Artist Training, Lyndall Grant, Captivate Action

Introduction to Performance Capture & Face Capture and Dialogue, Neil Newbon, The MoCap Academy, Audiomotion Studios

Motion Capture Acting Masterclass, Oliver Hollis, The MoCap Vaults

The Meisner Technique, Scott Williams, The Actor's Centre, London

Voice, Body, Imagination and Text, Focus Theatre, Dublin

Queen's University, Belfast, BA Drama