GEMMA LAYTON by Peter Lawman
Photo: Peter Lawman
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(An MMB Creative company), The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Phone: 020-3582 9370
Fax: 020-3582 9371
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'3" (160cm)
Playing Age:31 - 40 years
Eye Colour:Blue-Green
Hair Colour:Light/Mid Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Warm


Gemma can also be seen regularly on the stand up circuit as Mercedes Benson. She's a Laughing Horse & Funny Women Semi-Finalist, & a 'So You Think That's Funny' Finalist. She won Performance of the Festival at Birmingham Fest in 2014 for her multi character comedy show & was nominated for the Breaking Talent Award in 2017. She is appearing in 'May the Fourth Be With You' at the Albany (Great Portland St) on May 4th. Gemma's YouTube channel is here: Additional sketches:

Television Film Comedy Stage Musical Short Film Commercial Voice Over Rehearsed Reading Still Photography Viral Further Credits
2017, Television, Female Officer, Peaky Blinders, Tiger Aspect/Caryn Mandabach Productions, David Caffrey
2014, Television, Sue Jones, Doctors XV1 Episodes 33, BBC, Paul Gibson
2014, Television, Sue Jones, Doctors XV1 Episodes 35, BBC, Christiana Ebohon
2012, Television, Natasha Wright, Doctors, BBC, Lisa Clarke
2017, Feature Film, Nurse, Melody - The Musical, Melody Movie Ltd, John Stephenson
2016, Film, Nurse, Starfish, Starfish Productions, Bill Clark
Film, Dr Valerie Helsing, Invisible Atomic Monsters from Mars, Gaffa Cake Films, Adrian Pinsent & Tim Hunt
Film, Inspector Fangmeier, Lord of Pain, RockUtainment Films, Daniel Cox
2016, Comedy, Multiple Characters, The Voices in My Head Made Me Do It, Solo Show
2015, Comedy, Julie, Flick & Julie: Pop Up Penny Pinchers, Tom O'Brien
2014, Comedy, Various, Mercedes Benson Presents...The Pleasure is Yours, Solo Show
2013, Comedy, Various, FunBags Festive Frolics: Volume 2, Tristan Bates Theatre
2012, Comedy, Various Roles, FunBags Festive Frolics, FunBags at the Drayton Theatre, FunBags
2012, Comedy, Various Roles, FunBags - the Unusual Suspects, Funbags at Just The Tonic, FunBags
2012, Comedy, Various Roles, Sketchageddon, London Comedy Writers, Graham Trelfer/Robin Bailes
2011, Comedy, Various Roles, FunBags at the Canal Cafe, Funbags, FunBags with Adam Morley
2010, Comedy, Various Roles, FunBags at the Edinburgh Festival, Funbags, FunBags
Stage, Kath, Legends of The Tube, First Draft Theatre Company/Greenwich Playhouse, Sian Thomas
Stage, Bertha, Hedda Gabler, Wildfire Theatre Company/Barons Court Theatre, Elizabeth Park
Stage, Doris, Absolute Hell, Birmingham Old Rep, Sarah Esdaile
Stage, Serena Merle/Countess Gemini, The Portrait of a Lady, Debut Theatre Company, Elizabeth Park
Stage, Mrs Bouncer, Box & Cox, Union Theatre, Pip Minnithorpe
Stage, Elizabeth, Elizabeth I, BSSD, Birmingham Library Theatre, Paul Milton
Stage, Carminella, La Giara, The ICA, James Hopson
Stage, Storyteller/Quince, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Young Shakespeare Company, Chris Geelan
Stage, B. A Prostitute, A and B, Lion & Union Theatre, James Hopson
Stage, Woman, The Vagina Monologues, The Canal Cafe, Fiona Lussier
Musical, Emily Cox, Wallop Mrs Cox, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, John Adams
Short Film
Short Film, Beth Hammond, Future Farm, RCA, Michael Burton
Short Film, Gemma, Grave Reckoning, Gaffa Cake Films, Adrian Pinsent & Tim Hunt
Commercial, Bouncing Secretary, Bright FM, RockUtainment Films, Daniel Cox
Commercial, Client, My Stocks, element e, Alex Feil
Voice Over
Voice Over, Narrator, Extreme Green Guerrillas - Documentary, Saving Planet Earth, the ICA & MOMA, Michiko Nitta
Voice Over, Woman, Spare Room - Competition Radio Advert,, Matt Hutchinson
Rehearsed Reading
Rehearsed Reading, Ella Grant, After the Cold, Actors Centre, Samuel Lewis
Rehearsed Reading, Hannah, Double Dip, Actors Centre, Samuel Lewis
Still Photography
Still Photography, Beth Hammond, Stem, Royal College of Art, Michael Burton
Viral, "Tea Spitter", Greenpeace "Gas Guzzler", Home, Ben Sedley
Further Credits
Cabaret, Astrid Martin - Cabaret Host, Various, Little Lady Luscious
Cabaret, Host, Cabaret Roulette - Sc-Fi, Cabaret Roulette, Vivacity Bliss


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Australian, Birmingham, Black Country*, Cockney, French, Liverpool, London, Northern, RP, Scottish-Standard, West Country, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Choral Singing, Mezzo*, Period Dancing, Singing (general)
Performance:Actor-Singer, Audio Drama, Children's Theatre, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Compere, Mask, Musical Comedy, Musical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Repertory, Role Play, Stand-up Comic, Story Telling, Theatre In Education, Voice Acting, Voice Over, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
(* = highly skilled)
Cycling, Stage Combat, Swimming
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:African Tribal Chief, Computer Literate, DBS (CRB) clearance, Devising, Drama Workshop Leader, Face Painting, Improvisation, Story Telling, Wedding Celebrant/Registrar (professional), Workshop Leader (Acting), Writer


Birmingham School of Acting

Bretton Hall