Spotlight: HELEN CUINN


HELEN CUINN by Luke Varley
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1 Glen Street, Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9JD
Phone: 0131-228 4040
Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom
Height:5'4" (162cm)
Weight:8st. 11lb. (56kg)
Playing Age:20 - 34 years
Appearance:White, Scandinavian
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Red/Titian
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Quality:Bright
Voice Character:Friendly

About me:

Helen is currently playing Major Francis Stone in the second season of the award winning web series Cops and Monsters. She is also the resident Mary, Queen of Scots for Edinburgh Castle.

Stage Short Film Corporate Further Credits
2017, Stage, Seraphina (water), Seraphina, conFAB, Rachel Jury
2017, Stage, Jean, A Bench on the Road, Charioteer Theatre, Laura Pasetti
2016, Stage, Jean, A Bench on the Road, Charioteer Theatre, Laura Pasetti
2016, Stage, Auntie May, Dockers, Citadel Arts, Liz Hare
2015, Stage, Roxy, REaD, tidy carnage, Allie Butler
2015, Stage, Effie, The Bench on the Road, Charioteer Theatre Co, Laura Passetti
2015, Stage, Lassie, The Golden Hour, Fizzgig, David Lee Michael
2015, Stage, Fiona, Tam O'Shanters Bairns, Fizzgig, Garry Stewart
2014, Stage, Marie Courcelles, Mary Stewart, Theatre Alba, Charlie Nowosielsi
2014, Stage, Edan, Passion, tidy carnage, Allie Butler
2013, Stage, June, dream//life, tidy carnage, Alice Butler
2013, Stage, Wind (Actor/musician), Blown Away, Birds Nest Theatre/Polka Theatre, Beth van der Ham-Edwards
2012, Stage, Actor/Musician, The Complete History of Scotland, Hopscotch Theatre Company, Ross Stenhouse
2012, Stage, Mother, Black Barn, Tidy Carnage/LOST theatre, Alice Butler
2011, Stage, Anya, The Cherry Orchard, Theatre Alba, Charlie Nowosielsi
2011, Stage, Baba Yaga/Step-Mother, Baba Yaga, and the Girl with the Kind Heart, Theatre Alba, Clunie McKenzie
2010, Stage, Ghost of Christmas Past, A Christmas Carol, Cumbernauld Theatre, Ed Robson
2009, Stage, Various (Lead), Hair I Am, Glasgay Festival, Amanda Monfrooe
2009, Stage, Sue/Angela/Aphrodite, Even In Another Time, ConFAB, Wendy Miller
Short Film
2013, Short Film, Frankie Lee, 48 hour film, Louise Dautheribes McKerl
2013, Short Film, Holly, Marlin, Jacek Hubner, Jacek Hubner
2013, Short Film, Becky, Optimax vs Specsavers, Digital Media Fife, David Cruickshanks
2012, Short Film, Leather 'Boy', Chernozem, 85A, Judd Brucke
2012, Short Film, Irina, The Golden Chain, Between the Light Productions, Ema Culik
2011, Short Film, Scrub Nurse, The System, TVC Films Ltd, JulianDinsell
2010, Short Film, Margaret (Lead), Turning Point, Kingsway Eye, Peri Ibrahim
2009, Short Film, Ginger, Calling the Ginger to Come, Glasgow School of Art, Shelly Nadashi
2018, Corporate, Mary, Queen of Scots, Artemis Corporate, Artemis Scotland Ltd, Jackie Lee
2017, Corporate, Mary, Queen of Scots, Corporate appearance, The Entertainers Agency, Fiona Goldthorpe
2017, Corporate, Patient, Final Year OSCEs, NHS/Glasgow University
2017, Corporate, Client, Law Society of Edinburgh, Carrie Mancini
2016, Corporate, Various (live role-play), RBS In-house Training, Reactor Factor for RBS
2016, Corporate, Court Officer, HEO Interview technique, Scottish Court Services
Corporate, Experienced corporate actor, since 2009, details on request
Further Credits
2018, Web Series, Major Frances Stone, Cops and Monsters, Silly Wee Films, Fraser Coull
2016, Site Specific, He, Drag Push Hoot, Mary Mary, Alexis Teplin
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Jenny, The Ferrocious Banditti, Citadel Arts, Liz Hare
2015, Voice Over, Wife, Give Blood month campaign, Red Facilities/The Bridge
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Red, Red, Tron 100, Allie Butler
2015, Training Film, Avril, ICT training film, Speakeasy, Martin Burt
2015, Training Film, Nursery Nurse, Social Work Training Resource, Cactus ID, Alan Wyllie
2014, Training Film, Ward Nurse, NHS Dementia Training, Speakeasy, Daniel Warren
2014, Commercial, Young woman, Sunday Post advert, LA Media, Jude Lightbody
2014, Site Specific, Swimmer, De-synchronised Swimmers, Swim Team, Claire Willoughby
2014, Internet, Customer, SSE How to adjust your boiler pressure, VPI, Alastair Briggs
2014, Television, Sally, NPC pilot, decemberworks, Eric Romero
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Gladys, Princess of Wales, The Berwick Tapestry, Janette Foggo
2013, Voice Over, Bella, Unfashioned Creatures, Saraband Books, Sara Hunt
2012, Commercial, Young Mum, NHS 24 Promotion, LBV TV


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Australian, Central Scottish*, Edinburgh, Fife, French, Glasgow, Highlands, Irish-Northern, Northern, RP, Scottish-Standard, Scottish-West Coast*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Clarinet*, Contemporary Dance, Folk Dancing, Folk Singing*, Mezzo-Soprano, Tin Whistle
Performance:Children's Theatre, Live Roleplay, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Role Play, Skin Work, Story Telling, Voice Over, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
Other Skills:Computer Literate, Devising, Director, Drama Coach (professional), Life Modelling, Workshop Leader, Writer


Summer Intensive at the Hagen Institute, HB Studios, New York

CPD with Rachel O'Riordan (Keeping Shakespeare Alive), Alasdair Hunter (Re.Discovering Shakespeare and Moving Shakespeare), Liz Carruthers (Demystifying Shakespeare), Kahleen Crawford (Commercial Casting), Laura Donnelly (Auditioning for National Theatre of Scotland), Alastair Coomer (Auditioning for the Donmar Warehouse), Mel Churcher (Acting for Camera), Mark Westbrook (Practical Aesthetics)

Physical Theatre masterclasses with Conflux and clown training with Tim Licata

BA(Hons) Contemporary Theatre Practice, RSAMD, 2007 (Specialism: Performance and Directing)