HELENA PAYNE by Jennie Scott
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34 South Molton Street, London W1K 5RG
Phone: 020 7409 5157
E-mail: info@atwellartistmanagement.com
WWW: www.atwellartistmanagement.com
Location:London, United Kingdom
Height:5'8" (172cm)
Playing Age:25 - 35 years
Appearance:Mediterranean, Scandinavian, White
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Melodious


Recently Helena Has been recording All the Perverse Angels at Pinewood Studios. Previously she sang her first full length principal operatic role as Annio in La Clemenza di Tito. In Surrey Opera's A Midsummer Night's Dream she was described as "proving you really can do it all." (The Cornishman) and gave a "towering" (West Somerset Free Press) performance as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with Pleasure Dome Theatre at The Valley of The Rocks. "Helena Payne did a fantastic job of playing scorned woman Helena, affecting classic speeches with innovative insight, style and inflection." (Local Secrets)

Stage Opera Musical Short Film Further Credits
2017, Stage, Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pleasure Dome Theatre Company, Scott Le Crass
2017, Stage, Will Doone, Lorna Doone, Pleasure Dome Theatre Company, Scott Le Crass
2016, Stage, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Pleasure Dome Theatre, Scott Le Crass
2014, Stage, Various Monologues, Shakespeare Conference, Creation Theatre
2014, Stage, Anna, Sexism is Bad and Makes People Really Unhappy, The Miniaturists at The Arcola, Mel Cook
2014, Stage, Merryn, Cornwall vs China, All the Pigs, Bethany Pitts
2014, Stage, Nell, Top Girls, Bite The Apple, Melissa Dunne
2014, Stage, Breda, New Electric Ballroom, Bite The Apple, Bethany Pitts
2014, Stage, Praxagora, The Assembly Women, Bite The Apple, Victoria Otter
2013, Stage, Mrs Smith, The Bald Prima Donna, Tarquin Productions, Benji Sperring
2013, Stage, Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, Ant Stones
2013, Stage, Guiderius, Cymbeline, Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, David Grimshaw
2013, Stage, Gertrude, The Intruder Transfer to The Tabard, Tarquin Productions, Benji Sperring
2013, Stage, The Pragmatist, The Blind Transfer to The Tabard, Tarquin Productions, Benji Sperring
2013, Stage, Gertrude, The Intruder, Tarquin Productions, Benji Sperring
2013, Stage, The Pragmatist, The Blind, Tarquin Productions, Benji Sperring
2012, Stage, Surly, The Alchemist, Fast and Loose, Eyal Israel
2012, Stage, Viola, Twelfth Night, Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, David Jackson
2012, Stage, Magaret, Much Ado About Nothing, Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, Gavin Bruce
2011, Stage, Prince Florizel, Snow White, Rainbow Shakespeare, Nick Young
2011, Stage, Laura, Like Enemies of the State, Just Be Frank Theatre, Tommy Lexen
2011, Stage, Lady Croom, Arcadia, Drama Studio London, Crispin Harris
2011, Stage, Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing, Drama Studio London, Ian Lindsey
2011, Stage, Lady Macbeth, The Tragedie of Macbeth, Drama Studio London, Peter Craze
2011, Stage, Lady Wishfort, The Way of the World, Drama Studio London, Illona Linthwaite
2011, Stage, Julia, The Wood Demon, Drama Studio London, Crispin Harris
2010, Stage, Laura, Some Voices, Drama Studio London, Yael Shavit
2010, Stage, Caroline, The Vaulted Sky, Drama Studio London, Brendan Murray
2011, Stage, Freda Caplan, Dangerous Corner, Eutco, Abigail Pickard Price
2010, Stage, Elise Kayetesi, The Overwhelming, Eutco, Anna Chapman
2009, Stage, The Maid, The House of Bernarda Alba, Eutco, Jude Christian
2017, Opera, Annio, La Clemenza di Tito, Red Earth Opera, Jane Anderson Brown
2016, Opera, Mustardseed/Cover Hippolyta, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Surrey Opera, Jonathan Butcher
2015, Opera, Mrs Noye, Noye's Fludde, Capital Arts, Shuang Zou
2015, Opera, Shepherdess, Amahl and the Night Visitors, London Cantamusica, Pedro Ribeiro
2015, Opera, Mezzo-soprano, Abbey Road Sessions, London Cantamusica, Kathleen Shanks
2017, Musical, Sidekick (Psychic) Zoe, Doomwatch Castle, Wyllyott's Theatre, John Hebden
2017, Musical, Mrs Potiphar, Brother's Wife, Various, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, Capital Arts, Kathleen Shanks
2017, Musical, Featured soloist, A Night at The Musicals, Capital Arts, Kathleen Shanks
2015, Musical, Pippa “Posterior” Middleton, Cripes! I'm Prime Minister, Hearty Productions, Lewis Reynolds
2014, Musical, Pippa "Posterior" Middleton, Cripes! I'm Prime Minister, Hearty Productions, Lewis Reynolds
2014, Musical, Pippa Posterior, Cripes! I'm Prime Minister, Hearty Productions, Adam Lenson
2012, Musical, Belle, Belle at Britten Theatre RCM, Joy Sigaud, Royston Gooden-Lagore
Short Film
2017, Short Film, Nurse, Strangelands, Regent's University, Cornel Moesli
2012, Short Film, Phyllis Marlowe, Resolution, Mike Best, Mike Best
2012, Short Film, Catherine, A Bigger Case, Frozen On The Inside Productions, Asa Wheatley
2012, Short Film, Molly, Do Not Disturb, MET Film School, Ferdia Murphy
2012, Short Film, Molly, Do Not Disturb, MET, Ferdia Murphy
Further Credits
2017, Audio, Audiobook Narrator, All the Perverse Angels, Pinewood, Craig Owen
2017, Concert, Alto, Downing Street, Victoria & Albert Museum, Devonshire Square, Capital Arts, Kathleen Shanks
2016, Recording, 2nd Alto, Angel Studios Recording Session, London Cantamusica, Kathleen Shanks
2016, Event, 1st Alto, Queensgate Singers Tour, Queensgate Singers, James Reynolds
2016, Recording, Mezzo-soprano, Abbey Road Recording Sessions, London Cantamusica, John Cuthbert
2014, Educational, Moesia, Ultima Britannica, Clio's Company, Jay Venn/Lissa Chapman
2013, Commercial, Office Plain Jane, For Goodness Shakes, Quiet Storm, Trevor Robinson
2013, Radio, Jayne, Interactive Fantasy Adventure, BIRST, Albert Hillen
2010, Pantomime, Madame Pizzicarta, Pinnochio, Drama Studio London, Matthew Parker
2012, Rehearsed Reading, Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Yellowbrick Productions, David Barrett


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-California, American-Standard, Cornwall, Devon, English-Standard*, Estuary English, Finnish, French, Heightened RP, Italian, London, RP, Russian, Scandinavian, Scottish-Standard, Somerset, Welsh-Standard, West Country, Yorkshire
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Accordion, Alto, Cabaret Singing, Choral Singing, Classical Singing, Contralto*, Folk Singing, Jazz Singing, Mezzo-Soprano*, Opera*, Period Dancing, Sight-Reading
Performance:Actor-Singer, APC Basic Rapier & Dagger, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Professional Singer, Promenade Theatre, Sight-Reading (non-musical), Sight-Singing
(* = highly skilled)
Archery, Climbing, Cricket, Cycling, Horse-riding, Scuba Diving, Squash, Stage Combat, Wakeboarding, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Artist (Fine Art), Artistic Director, Computer Literate, Devising, Diablo, Drama Workshop Leader, English Diction Teacher (professional), LAMDA exam drama coach, Workshop Leader (Acting)


DRAMA STUDIO LONDON, 1 year professional acting, 1 year, 2010 - 2011

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, BA Honours in English, 3 years, 2008 - 2011