GRACE COOKEY-GAM by Sarah Deriaz
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79 Sutton Court Road, London, W4 3EQ
Phone: 020-8742 7747
Mobile: 07801 259963
19 Pound Green, Guilden Morden, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 0JZ
Phone: 020-3086 7986
Mobile: 07703 493513
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'10" (177cm)
Weight:11st. 9lb. (74kg)
Playing Age:35 - 45 years
Appearance:Mixed Race, African-American
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Black
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Quality:Clear
Voice Character:Engaging


Next on: BBC Radio 3 Words & Music: ‘Out of my Head’, Sunday 5th May 2019 at 5.30 pm #Hashtag Lightie: "Melissa moves & speaks with a truthfulness that stops her weighty race politics sounding preachy" The Stage 4*; "The performances are uniformly superb" Afridiziak News 4*. Di & Viv & Rose: "she captures her spikiness, ambition and intelligent impatience" The Times 4*; her "physical transformation – in stance, in manner – as Viv during the play is superbly done" The Reviews Hub 4*; The Stage 4*:

Stage Television Film Radio Voice Over Event Commercial Rehearsed Reading Role Play Further Credits
2019, Stage, Duchess of York, Richard III, Shakespeare's Rose Theatre, Lucy Pitman-Wallace
2019, Stage, Princess Escalus & U/S Nurse, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's Rose Theatre, Juliet Forster
2019, Stage, Annette & Spirit Woman II, My Mother’s Daughter (Emerging Writers' Group Showcase), Bush Theatre, Chelsea Walker
2018, Stage, Ludovico/ Lennox, OthelloMacbeth, Home, Manchester/Lyric, Hammersmith, Jude Christian
2018, Stage, Warden/ Nurse/ Marta, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, Laurie Sansom
2017, Stage, Melissa, #Hashtag Lightie, Black Apron Prods, The Arcola, Rikki Beadle-Blair
2017, Stage, Viv, Di & Viv Rose, Stephen Joseph Theatre & New Vic, Lotte Wakeham
2017, Stage, Zahara, Flanaganza (Alan Flanagan writer's showcase), DL Productions, Dilek Latif
2016, Stage, Agnes, The Awakening, DL Productions, Madelaine Moore
2016, Stage, Beethoven/David Alexander, She Talks To Beethoven, Stonecrabs/Headways Festival, Devan Wells
2016, Stage, Melissa, #Lightie (R&D plus industry showcase), Team Angelica, Gate Theatre, Rikki Beadle-Blair
2015, Stage, Constance (from King John), MONOLOGUE SLAM, TriForce/ Theatre Royal Stratford East
2015, Stage, Sandra, The Organic Addict, Rose Theatre, Bankside, Harrie Dobby
2015, Stage, Tamora/Beatrice/Celia/Titania & Violinist, Smorgasbard (SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL), Another Way, Chris Chambers/Beth Wood
2015, Stage, Mrs Carshalton, No White Mongoose For Wilma, Cosmic Players/Does Good (Etcetera Theatre), Dimitry Devdariani
2014, Stage, Constance/Portia/Cleopatra & Musician, Smorgasbard (SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL), Another Way, Chris Chambers
2013, Stage, Titania & Hippolyta, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Matthew's Yard Theatre Company, Owen Kingston
2013, Stage, Teacher/Blind Woman/Singer/Chairwoman, A Dream Play, CL Theatre Co, Petina Hapgood
2012, Stage, Mother, Cavalier for Milady, City Lit, Peter Darney
Stage, Company, Les Misérables (Musical), Pimlico Opera, Michael Moody
Stage, Foreign Woman, The Consul (Opera), Victor Morris
Stage, Dog & Chorus, The Cunning Little Vixen (Opera), Birkbeck, Stuart Barker
Stage, Mercedes, Carmen (Opera), Opera Nova, Robyn Sevastos
2019, Television, GP, NHS Crisis Labour Party Political Broadcast, El Capitan Ltd., Simon Baker
2016, Television, Ottalan, Dawn (Pilot), MGM, Robert Stromberg
2016, Television, CNB News Anchor, Tyrant (series 3 episodes 6 & 8), Fox, Charlotte Brandstrom & Alrick Riley
2015, Television, Rebecca, Saved (DRAMA DOCUMENTARY), The Garden Productions/ITV, Jonathan Rudd
2017, Film, Bryony (Detective), Tasteless (Short), NFTS, George Graham
2016, Feature Film, Hostage, Justice League, Warner Bros.
2015, Feature Film, Em, The Subject, Garden Gate Arts, Sarah Barker
2014, Film, Debra, International Men's Day (SHORT), More Films, Ella Jones
2014, Film, MI5 Controller, Badcock (SHORT), London Film School, Jannicke de Lange
2013, Film, Lawyer & mother of troubled teen, I'm Free by Adam & Kid (MUSIC VIDEO), Nice One films, Anastasia Osei-Kuffour
2013, Film, Mother, EC1 (SHORT COLLECTION), Moving Culture Film Production LTD, Erogan Gilgil
2013, Film, The Sybil, Clean (SCI-FI MUSICAL SHORT), Jubilee, Owen Kingston
2012, Film, Miranda, Coming Home (SHORT), OakSeed Productions, Owen Kingston
2011, Film, Louise, Child's Play (168 FESTIVAL BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT), Jubilee Films/Polaris Media, Owen Kingston & Tom Cooper
2019, Radio, Actor, Words and Music: Out of my head (binaural edition), BBC Radio 3, Zahid Warley
Voice Over
2019, Voice Over, Voiceover, Common Wealth (think tank) Launch Video, Round Table, Simon Baker
2018, Voice Over, WHO Epidemic Intelligence (EIOS) Video, World Health Organisation
2018, Voice Over, FCA Video Presenter, Consumer Credit FCA's YouTube Channel, Financial Conduct Authority
2017, Voice Over, Charlie's Owner, SYNOQUIN TV Commercial, Equinox TV, Sean Lyons
2017, Voice Over, PAMOJA EDUCATIONAL Online Commercial, One Ltd
2016, Voice Over, SAGE HR Online (Promo), One Ltd
2016, Voice Over, UNILEVER IT (Corporate Film), SNK Studios
2015, Voice Over, WHO Epilepsy Programme (Conference Presentation), World Health Organisation, SNK Studios
2015, Voice Over, BABYLON APP (Commercial), Broadcast House/Wise Buddah
2014, Voice Over, GEORGE AT ASDA Bra/ Post Surgery Lingerie Fitting (Video), Online Consumer Guides, Hangar Seven/SNK Studios
2014, Voice Over, LSE Walking Tour (Audio Guide), SNK Studios
2014, Voice Over, Bianca & Singer, Othello (Animated Version), White Streak Productions, Susi Cavill
2013, Voice Over, The Packhouse (Radio Commercial), Webb Films, Giles Webb
2012, Voice Over, Waitress, Jack's Women (Audio Drama), White Streak Productions/Blackout Players, Susi Cavill
2018, Event, Reader (Poetry), Solstice Shorts: Noon, Arachne Press, Cherry Potts
2018, Event, Reader-At-Large, No One is an Island, Time Productions/ Poetry Book Society, Ian Grant
2017, Event, Reader, Dusk: Solstice Shorts (Greenwich), Arachne Press, Cherry Potts
2012, Event, Brand Ambassador & Queue Line Entertainer, Olympic & Paralympic Games, Coca Cola, Lara Agar Stoby & Sanja Sparica
2019, Commercial, Mum (lead), Sky TV, Knucklehead TV, The Dempseys
2015, Commercial, Featured Seller, GUMTREE: Easy Buy Easy Sell TV Commercial, Fold7, Mark Denton
2015, Commercial, Nationwide Counter Assistant, Nationwide/ITV Documentaries (TV IDENT), Agile Films, Ben Whitehouse
Rehearsed Reading
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Woman, MATE & DATE: FLAT PACKED LOVE, Liars League, Katy Darby & Liam Hogan
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Genius & Madness: 1% Inspiration, Liars League, Katy Darby & Liam Hogan
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Reader, The Translation Pitch: European Literature Night VII, Free Word Centre/Liars League, Katy Darby
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Inner Voice & Sister, The Sad Truth, ACG Drama Awards, Covent Garden, Anthony Jasper
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Sophie, Reconnecting (Script in Hand), Page to Stage/Artists Anonymous, Stuart Watson
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Leyla, Nothing More Natural (Table Read), Script Tank, Carrie Cohen
2014, Rehearsed Reading, Narrator, Beauty & Beast: City Girl, Liars League, Katy Darby & Liam Hogan
2014, Rehearsed Reading, Narrator, Weird and Wonderful: That Which We Leave (Rehearsed Read), Liars League, Katy Darby & Liam Hogan
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Jo, Velcro Bandages (Reheased Reading), So & So Arts Club/The Actors Centre, Liz Garland
Role Play
2018, Role Play, Various Roles, NGO AGENCY LEADER'S RECRUITMENT CENTRE, ODRL, Dr. Kusum Sahdev
2017, Role Play, NGO Agency Head, NGO COUNTRY LEADER'S RECRUITMENT CENTRE,, Dr. Kusum Sahdev
2016, Role Play, Politician/Vigilante Leader/TV Host, NGO COUNTRY LEADER'S RECRUITMENT CENTRE,, Dr. Kusum Sahdev
2012, Role Play, Mother of child with Cerebral Palsy, MEDICAL EXAMS, Imperial College Hospital
Further Credits
2017, Interactive Video, Educational Supervisor, NHS/ Health Ed East Midlands Training Video, eOrigen, Mike Mulvihill
2015, Training Film, Customer, BT Openreach Vox Pops, Optrix Media, Gary Rogue
2015, Comedy, Actor/Player, Impro Shows, Non De Script, David Kirkland/Alex Sievewright
2015, Interactive Video, Gloria, Harlow Mills TV (EAL FILM), Silversun/Pearsons Education, Mark Tuffnell


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African-West, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Caribbean, London, Midlands-West, RP*, Swiss-German, Welsh-Standard, West Indies, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella*, Classical Singing*, Hand Bells, Harmony Singing*, Piano, Polka, Recorder, Sight-Reading*, Singing (general)*, Singing Teacher*, Soprano*, Violin, Waltz
Performance:APC Basic Unarmed, Audio Drama, Comedy Improv, Murder Mystery Events, Role Play, Singer-Professional, Voice Over
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Choir Conductor, Singing Teacher/Coach, Teacher (qualified), TEFL Tutor, Vocal Workshop Leader
Vocal Range:A♭3 to C6


Mel Churcher's Screen Acting Workshop (Actor's Centre) 2016

City Lit, Advanced Diploma in Acting, ATCL 2012 - 2013

City Lit, Acting For Radio, 2012

Birkbeck College, Diploma in Performance Studies: Opera, 2006 - 2007

Birmingham University, BMus (Hons)2:1

BBC Norman Beaton Radio Fellowship Semi-finalist in 2015.