SAMANTHA LAWSON

SAMANTHA LAWSON by Ola Brahammar
Photo: Ola Brahammar
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SPOTLIGHT
7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7RJ
Phone: 020-7437 7631
Fax: 020-7437 5881
E-mail: enquiries@spotlight.com
WWW: www.spotlight.com
Location:London / Oslo
Height:5'8" (172cm)
Weight:8st. 9lb. (55kg)
Playing Age:26 - 35 years
Appearance:African-American, Black-Caribbean, Black-Other Areas
Nationality:British
Other:Equity
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Precise
Voice Quality:Velvety

Credits:

Film Stage Television Street Theatre Radio Voice Over Multimedia Training Film Further Credits
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Film
2017, Film, Woman, Kill The Rich, Independent Production, Alexander Turpin (Norway)
2016, Feature Film, News Reporter, Trio, NRK, Eva Dahr (Norway)
2016, Film, The Interviewer, Manifest (Eng. Manifesto), Barbosa Blad Film AS, Mathias Nordli Eriksen/Matias Jørstad Rygh (Nor)
2016, Film, Alex, Regissør (Director), Generation Mars, NRK/Den Norske Filmskølen, Alexander Turpin (Norway)
2015, Film, Friend, HONG KONG, Norwegian Film Institute, Lilja Ingolfsdottir (Norway)
2012, Feature Film, Caesar's Servant/Citizen, Julius Caesar, BBC/Illuminations/Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran
2011, Film, Tania, Poverty, Ice and Fire, Charlotte George
2007, Feature Film, Saleswoman, The Dark Is Rising, Fox/Walden, David L Cunningham
2007, Film, Mrs Abubakir, Random Acts, Random Acts, Charlotte George
2006, Film, Mary Prince, Understanding Slavery, Harvest Films, Anna Farthing
2004, Film, Angela, Ladies, Bristol Old Vic, Carol Stevens
Stage
2017, Stage, Auguste Pellerin, Fra Smør Til Margarin (From Butter to Margarine), Whitelight Theatre F/Munch Museum, Pernille Lindstad (Norway)
2016, Stage, Monika, The Past Is a Different Country, Ice and Fire / Amnesty International, Noah Birkstead-Breen
2016, Stage, Kate, It's All A Matter of Interpretation, Ice and Fire / Amnesty International, Noah Birkstead-Breen
2016, Stage, Celia/Cara, Brideshead Revisited, York Theatre Royal and English Touring Theatre, Damian Cruden
2015, Stage, Ensemble Production, Peer Gynt, Nationalteatret (Norway), Alexander Mørk Eidem (Norway)
2015, Stage, Belinda Ali, Great As I Am (A Play About Muhammed Ali), Nordic Black Theatre, Cliff Moustache/(AD) Samantha Lawson (Norway)
2014, Stage, Skuespillier (Actor/Dancer), A Tribute to the Heroes, Nordic Black Theatre/Operahuset, Cliff Moustache (Norway)
2013, Stage, Jocasta, Oedipus Rex, The Steam Industry, Phil Willmott
2013, Stage, Jocasta, Antigone, The Steam Industry, Phil Willmott
2013, Stage, Jocasta, The Spinx, Hera, Bandit, Chorus, Young Oedipus, The Steam Industry, Phil Willmott
2013, Stage, Calpurnia, Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Company / BAM, Gregory Doran
2012, Stage, Lucinda, The White Witch (Barry Reckord Bursary), Talawa Theatre Company, Michael Buffong
2012, Stage, Lal, Flesh to a Tiger (Barry Reckord Bursary), Talawa Theatre Company, Michael Buffong
2012, Stage, Calpurnia/Caesar's Servant, Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran
2012, Stage, Lady Constance, King John, The Steam Industry, Phil Willmott
2010, Stage, Nancy/Miss Rehana, One Language Many Voices, TNT Theatre/ADG, Paul Stebbings / Eric Tessier-Levigne
2010, Stage, Narrator/Woman, Rendition Monologues, Amnesty International/AFHR, Christine Bacon
2009, Stage, Stephanie, Voices from the Edge, Actors for Human Rights, Christine Bacon
2009, Stage, Sharon/Samantha, Cross Knowledge, MAS Productions, Xavier Pons
2008, Stage, Mary, Asylum Dialogues, Tricycle Theatre, Christine Bacon
2008, Stage, Mary Prince/Phyllis Wheatley, Abolition of Slavery, British Museum/Yaa Asantawaa, Samantha Lawson/Shango Baku/Anna Farthing
2007, Stage, Diaphanta, The Changling, ETT at Nottingham Playhouse/Tour, Steve Unwin
2007, Stage, Nadine/Marjorie, The Asylum Monologues, Actors for refugees/Refugee Action, Christine Bacon
2005, Stage, Girl, Still, Cockpitt Theatre, From play by J Honess-Martin - with B.C.Patterson
2004, Stage, His Dark Materials, National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner
2004, Stage, Kim, Fantasy, C+Edinburgh/Greenwich Playhouse, Carl Medland
Television
2017, Television, BBC Reporter, Okkupert (Occupied) Series 2, Yellow Bird AS / TV2, Erik Skjoldbjærg (Norway)
2014, Television, Ina Gray/BBC Reporter, "OKKUPERT" (Occupied) Series 1, Yellow Bird AS/TV2, Erik Skjoldbærg (Norway)
2005, Television, Business Woman, Toast, BBC Wildvision, Bristol, Vivienne Mackay-Hope
Street Theatre
2017, Street Theatre, The Eurofighter Typhoon, Arming The World, TeatroVivo and Ice and Fire, Sophie Austin
2017, Street Theatre, Spokesperson for Christianity, Religionsbordet, Whitelight Theatre F, Pernille Lindstad (Norway)
2015, Street Theatre, Spokesperson for Multiculturalism, ABB, Whitelight Theatre F, Pernille Lindstad (Norway)
2004, Street Theatre, Snow White/Elska, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Streets Alive Festival, Devised with G. Lumb
Radio
2017, Radio, Elizabeth, The Amelia Project, Imploding Fictions, Philip Thorne and Øystein Ulsberg Brager (No/Aus)
Voice Over
2017, Voice Over, Various, Zetterstars, and other projects, Ion Games, Jon Manker (Sweden)
2016, Voice Over, Voice of A.I., EVRY AS, Void AS, Erik Ljundgren (Norway)
2015, Voice Over, Narrator, HirD, ION Games, Jon Manker (Sweden)
2014, Voice Over, Documentary Voice, The Dark Pool, Ignas Krunglevicius (Artist), Ignas Krunglevicius (Norway)
Multimedia
2017, Multimedia, The Messiah, Messias Oppstandelsen, Whitelight Theatre F, Pernille Lindstad (Norway)
Training Film
2016, Training Film, Kate, It's All A Matter of Interpretation, Ice and Fire / Amnesty International, Charlotte George
2016, Training Film, Guest/Johnny/Kamal, Amnesty International Training, Ice and Fire / Amnesty International, Charlotte George
2016, Training Film, Monika, The Past Is a Different Country, Ice and Fire / Amnesty International, Charlotte George
Further Credits
2017, Workshop, Teaching Shakepeare, Sharing Shakespeare, KHIO, Drama School, (Oslo, Norway) BA/MA students, Samantha Lawson/Lars Erik Holter (Norway)
2016, Workshop, Teaching Shakepeare, Sharing Shakespeare, KHIO, Drama School, (Oslo, Norway) BA/MA students, Samantha Lawson/Lars Erik Holter (Norway)
2016, Workshop, Guest/Johnny/Kamal, Amnesty International Workshop, Ice and Fire / Amnesty International, Noah Birkstead-Breen
2016, Corporate, Various, Amnesty International, Ice and Fire Theatre Co., Noah Birksted-Breen
2012, Rehearsed Reading, Marjorie, Asylum Monologues/Dialogues, Ice and Fire Theatre Co., Christine Bacon
2007, Corporate, Lawyer, DLA Piper, Pro-Active Roleplay, Julian Chaloner
2006, Corporate, Supervisor, Lex Defence, Pro-Active Roleplay, Julian Chaloner
2010, Rehearsed Reading, Marjorie, Asylum Monologues, Doncaster Playhouse, Clea Langton

Skills:

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Bristol, Canadian, Caribbean, Cockney, Gloucester, Irish-Southern, Jamaican, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Northern*, RP, West Country, Yorkshire*
Languages:
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French, Lithuanian, Polish
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Aerobics*, African Dance-Traditional, Alto*, Bhangra Dance, Blues*, Cabaret Dancing*, Capoeira, Country Dancing*, Jazz Dancing*, Jazz Singing*, Mezzo-Soprano*, National Dancing*, Period Dancing*, Recorder, Street Dance*, Tap*
Performance:Actor-Singer, ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Corporate Roleplay, Musical Theatre, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Role Play, Voice Acting, Voice Over, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
Sports:
(* = highly skilled)
Athletics*, Climbing, Cycling, Martial Arts, Rollerblading, Running*, Scuba Diving, Stage Combat*, Swimming*, Yoga
Other Skills:Acrobatics, Alexander Technique, Assistant Director (experienced), Chess, Computer Literate, Cooking/Baking, Devising, Diablo, Drama Coach (professional), Drama Workshop Leader, First Aider (qualified), Improvisation, Juggling, Life Saving, Mime, Narration, Poker, Production Assistant (experienced), Shakespeare Lecturer (experienced), Stilt Walking, Tumbling, Vocal Workshop Leader

Training:

BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL

Susan Batson Studio (New York)

Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre

Shakespeare at The Globe (Morley College)

Circus Maniacs

Workshops with Di Trevis