ZARIMA MCDERMOTT by Polly Bycroft-Brown
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7th Floor, 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
Phone: 020 3865 0932
13 Herbert Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: 00 353 16614572
Fax: 00 353 16624575
Mobile: 00 353 863585965
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
County Dublin, Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Height:5'3" (160cm)
Weight:7st. 5lb. (47kg)
Playing Age:16 - 28 years
Appearance:Asian, Eastern European, Mediterranean
Nationality:Irish, Ukrainian
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Quality:Clear
Voice Character:Engaging


Nominated for Off West End Award 2019 for “Best Female Performance” for her role as Seta Tomasian in "The Beast on the Moon".

Stage Television Film Short Film Further Credits
2019, Stage, Seta Tomasian, Beast on the Moon, Finborough Theatre, Jelena Budimir
2019, Stage, Jill, Jill Takes a Leap, Abacus Arts, Marlow Stainfield
2018, Stage, Girl (Lead), It's a London Life For Me, Greenwich Theatre, Elena Bolster
2018, Stage, Marie (Lead), Seven Wonders, Theatre N16, Aneesha Srinivasan
2018, Stage, Juliet, London Irish Showcase, Tristan Bates Theatre
2017, Stage, Phillipe Trincant, The Devils, RCSSD, Ben Naylor and Anna Healey
2017, Stage, Arachne, Arachne, RCSSD, Milli Bhatia
2017, Stage, Juliet, Dublin Irish Showcase, Abbey Theatre, National Theatre of Ireland, Niamh Dowling
2017, Stage, Strophe, Phaedra's Love, RCSSD, Ben Naylor
2017, Stage, Beth, When All My Words Are Gone, RCSSD, Vicki Connerty
2017, Stage, Philostrate/Cobweb, A Midsummer Night's Dream, RCSSD, Stehen Hudson
2013, Stage, Girl, Blood Wedding, Curam Theatre Company, Ronnie McCann
2011, Stage, Grusha, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, GSA, Antoinette Duffy
2011, Stage, Adela, The House of Bernarda Alba, GSA, Antoinette Duffy
2011, Stage, Scarecrow, Woman and Scarecrow, GSA, Antoinette Duffy
2010, Stage, Bagheera, The Jungle Book, DU Players, Rosanna Mallinson
2010, Stage, Sister, We Don't Do These Things, DU Players, Florian Kullberg
2009, Stage, Irina Arkadina, The Seagull, Abbey Theatre, National Theatre of Ireland, Wayne Jordan
2008, Stage, Diva, Ecetera, Garter Lane Theatre, Liam Meagher
2008, Stage, Kachine, Festival, Garter Lane Theatre, Alan King
2007, Stage, Lucy, 30 Feet High, 20 Feet Deep, Waterford Youth Arts, Nick Kavanagh
2014, Television, Irena Levin, Fair City, RTE, Various
2009, Television, Tianshin, The Take, Sky/Element Pictures, David Drury
2015, Feature Film, Grace, Shoebox Memories, Continuance FIlms, Jason Branagan
2008, Feature Film, Mia, The Shaken, WIT, Gary Kennealy
Short Film
2019, Short Film, Woman (Lead), A Belief, Natalie Bakeer
2019, Short Film, Jasmine Mehsari (Lead), Bleach, Maitee Leonie
2018, Short Film, Saphira (Lead), Unarranged, BFS, Ihsana Feldwick
2016, Short Film, Robin Byrne, Self, IADT, Jack Desmond
2016, Short Film, Lisa, Social Mania, IADT, Leon Kavanagh
2015, Short Film, Geisha, Connect, Constant Motion Films, Stephen Horgan
2015, Short Film, Linda, Love is Love, Escapism Films, Anthony Downes
2015, Short Film, Girl in Park, Nobody Told You, Radio Room, Jason Branagan
2013, Short Film, Rosella, Paco Pedro, MWS Productions, Mark Wilson Smith
Further Credits
2018, Commercial, Nurse, HIA Insurance, BBDO, Lochlainn McKenna
2018, Workshop, Residency, Beyond Effort: Physical Theatre + Shakespeare, National Theatre, Simon Godwin
2018, Workshop, Weekend Lab, Antony and Cleopatra, RSC/Shakespeare's Globe, Iqbal Khan
2017, Workshop, Weekend Lab, The Winter's Tale/Pericles, Cheek by Jowl, Marcus Roche
2017, Workshop, Residency, Antony and Cleopatra, RSC/NATIONAL THEATRE, Simon Godwin
2017, Site Specific, Nurse (The Unclean), Mystery Bouffe, 247 Theatre Company, Konstantin Kamensky
2014, Training Film, Foreign Student, Europass Ireland, Glass Eye Productions, Janet Beck
2014, Workshop, Movement, RSC, Struan Leslie
2014, Commercial, Girl, Dunnes Stores Christmas, H2 Films, Keith Hutchinson
2013, Pantomime, Miranda, The Tempest, Sketch Theatre Company, Albin Lahore
2012, Street Theatre, Magrat, The Wyrd Sisters, Superheroes Theatre Company, Chris O'Connor
2012, Workshop, Shakespeare Summer Institute, Shakespeare Text and Texture, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Chiara Guidi
2012, Workshop, Shakespeare Summer Institute, Elements and Movement, Footsbarn Theatre, Paddy Hayter


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Dublin, Irish RP*, Irish-Southern, RP, Russian
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French, Irish, Russian*, Ukrainian*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Jive, Merengue, Schottische Dance
Performance:Acrobalance, BASSC-Rapier & Dagger (distinction), BASSC-Small Sword (distinction), BASSC-Unarmed (distinction), Clown, Comedy, Commedia Dell'Arte, Laban Training, Mask, Poetry Reading, Role Play, Translation Audio Books, Viewpoints
(* = highly skilled)
Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Cycling, Karate, Rollerblading, Scuba Diving, Stage Combat
Other Skills:Alexander Technique, Barista (experienced), Bartender, Editing/Proof-Reading (experienced), Hand Modelling, Improvisation, Interpreter, Photographic Model, Sommelier (basic training), Translator


Royal Central School of Speech and Drama