JEN THURSTON by Graeme Braidwood
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Neidpath House, 44 Old Town, Peebles, EH45 8JF
Phone: 07583 534022
Location:London / Birmingham, United Kingdom
Height:5'6" (167cm)
Weight:10st. (64kg)
Playing Age:36 - 45 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Greying
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Assured
Voice Quality:Clear


Jen attends class at Birmingham Rep and jointly runs Thurstable Productions, a Midlands based theatre company showcasing new writing. In 2019 she will be voicing a new series of Doctor Who documentaries for the BBC .

Short Film Web Series Commercial Radio Stage Rehearsed Reading Television Film Further Credits
Short Film
2018, Short Film, Maisie (Middle, Old and Young) - Lead, Split Seconds, Word of Mouth Productions, Brendan Sheppard
2017, Short Film, Kathleen, 1.7 Million, Solar filmwork, Gayshini Kebla
2017, Short Film, Abigail, Artifice, Bleak Studios, Joseph Beach
Web Series
2017, Web Series, Sam (Female Lead), Definitely Do Panic, Word of Mouth Productions, Brendan Sheppard
2017, Commercial, Jen, Google Digital Garage, Adam&eveDDB, Sophie Ebrand
2016, Commercial, Accountant, The Dark Arts of Agencies, Giants and Titans
2017, Radio, Sally / Lauren / Satan, A Day trip to Weston, Big Script, Big Script Writers
2017, Radio, Various, BBC Doctor Who Online Adventures - Series 8, DWOA, Brendan Sheppard
2017, Radio, Sarah Jane Smith and others, GCSE 'Doctor Who' Scripts, Brendan Sheppard
2017, Radio, Jen, Google Garage, Adam&eveDDB, Sophie Ebrand
2017, Radio, Various, monologue recordings, Big Script, Big Script
2018, Stage, Steph, No More Dharma No More Tears (Love Unaccomplished), Thurstable Productions, Gill Adamson
2018, Stage, Janet, Don't Be Soft (Love Unaccomplished), Thurstable Productions, Gill Adamson
2017, Stage, Lee Pig/ Red Riding Hood / Gretel, The Big Brad Wolf, Drama & Some CIC, Suzan Spencer
2017, Stage, Director, Frankenstein, Crescent Company, Jen Thurston
2016, Stage, Katherine Urquart, Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde (David Edgar), The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, Colin Simmonds
2016, Stage, Eurydice, Orpheus in Blue, Theatre of the Quarter, Frank Bramwell
2016, Stage, Sheila, Relatively Speaking, Crescent Theatre, John Whittle
2016, Stage, Elizabeth Law, Older, When The Rain Stops Falling, The Crescent Theatre Company, Stewart Snape
2011, Stage, Big Chris, Roary the Racing Car - UK Tour, Premier Productions, Nick George
2010, Stage, PC Selby, Postman Pat - Special Delivery Service - UK Tour, Premier Productions, Nick George
2009, Stage, Edward Trunk, Rupert The Bear - "Follow the Magic" Tour, Children's Showtime
2008, Stage, Ozzie, Fun Song Factory - Tour, ITV / Wish Productions, Iain Lauchlan
2007, Stage, Mother / Ensemble, Marat Sade, The Actors Company, Andrew Visnevski
2007, Stage, Irina, Three Sisters, The Actors Company, Elena Knight
2006, Stage, Nurse, Equus, The Actors Company, David Harris
2006, Stage, Duchess of York, Richard II, The Actors Company, Bridget Panet
2006, Stage, Liz Morden, Our Country's Good, The Actors Company, Elena Knight
2005, Stage, Bob the Builder, Bob the Builder Live - UK Tour, Hit Entertainment
Rehearsed Reading
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Actor, Big Script Winter Show, Big Script, Big Script Writers
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Janet, Don't Be Soft, Thurstable Productions, Gill Adamson
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Actor, Big Script Christmas Show, Big Script, Big Script Writers
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Actor, Big Script Christmas Show, Big Script, Big Script Writers
2010, Television, Prize Winner, Downton Abbey, Carnival Film & Television
2009, Television, Assisting staff nurse, Horrible Histories, Lion Productions, Dominic Brigstocke
2009, Television, Grommit, inside Aardman, Aardman Films, Richard Stark (Golly)
2010, Feature Film, Brighton paramedic, Iron Lady, Film4, Phyllida Lloyd
2010, Feature Film, Party Guest, The Kings Speech, See Saw Films, Tom Hooper
2005, Film, VIP Guest, Cemetery Junction, Columbia Pictures, Ricky Gervais/ Stephen Merchant
Further Credits
2018, Event, Laura, Brief Encounter @ New Street Station, The Rep, Birmingham
2017, Site Specific, Alice, The Other Side, Theatre Birmingham Collective, Frank Bramwell
2014, Documentary, Voice over, Visitor Attraction Welcome film, Coventry Cathedral
2007, Arena, Pingu / 4th Current Bun / Piano, CBeebies Live!, BBC Worldwide, Iain Lauchlan


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, East European, English-Standard, Essex*, Irish-Southern, London, RP*
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballet, Dance (general), Dramatic soprano, Harmony Singing, Mezzo-Soprano, Penny Whistle, Percussion, Period Dancing, Recorder*, Singing (general), Soprano Recorder, Tenor Recorder, Treble Recorder
Performance:ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, BASSC-Actor Combatant (pass R & D/Unarmed), Children's Theatre, Comedy, Green Screen, Meisner Technique, Musical Theatre, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Promenade Theatre, Radio Drama, Repertory, Sight-Reading (non-musical), Skin Work, Voice Acting, Voice Over
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Animatronics, Cooking/Baking, Crochet, Director, Juggling, Knitting, Narrowboat, Needlecraft, Puppetry, Sewing (hand and machine)


The Rep, Birmingham - Adult Drama Company 2018 - current

Gravy for The Brain - VO for Beginners 2017

The Alchemy of Screen Acting - 2010

The Actors Company - Diploma in Acting, 2005-2007

Central School of Speech and Drama 1993-1995

Ridley Theatre School and Studios 1981-1993