CLARE FRAENKEL by Natasha Merchant
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55 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX
Phone: 020-7735 0999
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
City of Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'2" (157cm)
Playing Age:30 - 39 years
Appearance:Eastern European, White
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Quality:Bright
Voice Character:Friendly


Appearing in Scratchbuilt/Proteus Theatre's tour of "Hansel and Gretel", November-December 2018. Can also be heard voicing audiobooks on Audible: 'Victoria The Queen' by Julia Baird, 'Little Village Christmas' by Sue Moorcroft and as the voice of Tessa Bannister in the Star Citizen Persistent Universe (computer game)

Stage Commercial Film Short Film Television Further Credits
2018, Stage, Gretel/Puppeteer, Hansel and Gretel, Scratchbuilt / Proteus Theatre, Nick Ash
2017, Stage, Dr Rowan Root/Puppeteer, Chester Tuffnut, Gomito and Polka Theatre, Matt Addicott
2016, Stage, Dr Rowan Root and Puppeteer, Chester Tuffnut, Gomito and Polka Theatre, Matt Addicott
2013, Stage, Jen, Chicks, All the Pigs, Melanie Spencer
2013, Stage, Various - puppetry and physical, Jungle Book R&D, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liam Steel
2013, Stage, Shopgirl/Bess/Natasha, World Enough and Time, Dalston Bunker, Helen Tennison
2013, Stage, Multiple roles, Against Democracy, Arcola Theatre, Silvia Ayguade
2013, Stage, Penguina, Too Many Penguins, Frozen Charlotte/ Polka Theatre, Heather Fulton
2012, Stage, Alice, The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars, Three Streets Productions, Alice Malin
2012, Stage, Girl, The Girl with the Iron Claws, The Wrong Crowd: Soho Theatre and tour, Hannah Mulder
2011, Stage, Standby Performer, The Ugly Duckling, Polka Theatre, Jo Belloli and Jonathan Lloyd
2011, Stage, The Girl, The Girl with the Iron Claws, The Wrong Crowd, Hannah Mulder
2011, Stage, Bonnie, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Forest Forge / Nuffield Theatre Southampton, Kirstie Davis
2010, Stage, Tina, Belly Dancing for Beginners, New Players Theatre, Benjamin Henson
2008, Stage, Eve, Telling Tales at the Tower, Oxford Shakespeare Company, Nick Green
2008, Stage, Suzy Moonface/Clown, Suzy Moonface and the Stolen Babies, Camden Peoples' Theatre, Lowri James
2008, Stage, Alice, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Oxford Shakespeare Company, Nick Green
2008, Stage, Lizzie Sanders, Rough Music, Kings Head Theatre, John Adams
2007, Stage, Rooster, Bluebeard, Old Red Lion Theatre, Dominic Colenso
2007, Stage, Arrietty, The Borrowers, Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke, John Adams
2006, Stage, Cecily, The Importance of Being Earnest, Oxford Shakespeare Company, Chris Pickles
2006, Stage, Kitchen Maid & U/S Lucy, The Rivals, Theatre Royal Bath & No.1 Tour, Christopher Morahan
2006, Stage, Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew, Oxford Shakespeare Company, Chris Pickles
2005, Stage, Norma, Be My Baby, Old Red Lion Theatre, Andrew Neil
2005, Stage, Camilla, Snapshots, Old Red Lion Theatre, Andrew Neil
2005, Stage, Jean Ross (aka Sally Bowles), The Lost, Jermyn Street Theatre, Robert Chuter
2004, Stage, Starveling/Fairy/Juliet (R&J as play within play), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Greenwich Playhouse, Stuart Draper
2004, Stage, Margaret, Dear Brutus, Drama Studio London, Jilly Bond
2004, Stage, Nana, Nana, Drama Studio London, Crispin Harris
2004, Stage, Marina, Pericles, Drama Studio London, Illona Linthwaite
2004, Stage, Angela the Goldsmith, The Comedy of Errors, Drama Studio London, Kit Thacker
2004, Stage, Belinda, The Provok'd Wife, Drama Studio London, Crispin Harris
2004, Stage, Sonya, Uncle Vanya, Drama Studio London, Stephen Henry
2017, Commercial, Mother in Christmas Market, Migros Finn, Stories, Ben Liam Jones
2015, Commercial, Mum, Active Kids, Outsider TV / Rebel, Matt Huntley
2008, Commercial, Girl / Various, Peugeot "Blue Lion", Tomboy Films, Richard Ayoade
2007, Commercial, Saturday Night Fever Girl, Mastercard Cinema Pass, Mastercard/McCann Erickson, David Stewart
2007, Commercial, Bride, Revels, Hungryman, Brendan Gibbons
2017, Commercial, Mother in Christmas Market, Migros Finn, Stories, Ben Liam Jones
2015, Feature Film, Bev, Making It, Making It Productions, Stephen Glover
Short Film
2017, Short Film, Zoey, Lily, Norwich University of the Arts, Alfie Piper
2012, Short Film, Lana, Pussy, 'tache Productions, Amalia Sunnby
2011, Short Film, Box Office Girl, A Performance, Tag Productions, Guy Paterson
2010, Short Film, Liz, Down Play Your Day, JWT, Mary Sue Masson
2009, Short Film, Baby Girl, Never Too Late, Metropolitan Film School, Adeoba Debayo-Doherty
2009, Short Film, Mary, Intercut, University of Hertfordshire, Boris Herzog
2006, Short Film, Metropolis Girl, Time Patrol, sophisticated madness, Jasmin Jodry
2005, Short Film, Jenny (lead), I Lead, Rob Munday
2004, Short Film, Girl in Park, Lights 2, Glory Film [email protected] Pinewood Studios, Marcus Dillistone
2004, Short Film, Clare (teenage fan)/Journalist, Wildelife, Explode Productions, Glynn Steele
2009, Television, Dee Bryant, Open Mic, Myster General Productions, Brendan Cleaves
2007, Television, Lyndsey Collins (lead), Suburban Prisoner (Pilot), BBC TV, Rob Cooper
Further Credits
2018, Training Film, Mother, Sainsbury's Wow News, Gorilla Gorilla, Ben Warwick
2017, Video Game, Dr Tessa Bannister, Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium
2015, Multimedia, Mother with baby, Under the Skies of Europe, Centre Screen, Richard Crombie
2015, Video Game, Dr Tessa Bannister, Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium
2012, Rehearsed Reading, Rachel in In The Garage, Little Pieces of Gold New Writing Evening, Southwark Playhouse, Alice Malin
2011, Role Play, Alison, Ipswich Council Roleplay, Patrick Sandford, Patrick Sandford
2010, Role Play, Various ongoing: 2005 - present, General Medical Council / Royal College of GPs, Interact, Derek Hollis
2008, Workshop, Clown, Clown Workshop, Oval House Theatre/Camden Peoples' Theatre, Jonathan Young
2008, Workshop, Puppeteer, Puppetry Workshop, Oval House Theatre/Camden Peoples' Theatre, Rene Baker
2008, Workshop, Various, Stockholm Uncovered Workshop, Frantic Assembly, Steven Hoggett
2007, Workshop, Various, Speaking English Classic Drama, National Theatre, Braham Murray/Jeanette Nelson/David Carey


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Bristol, Cardiff, Cockney, French, German, Irish-Southern, London*, Northern, RP*, West Country, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, German
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Ballet, Flute, Harmony Singing, Mezzo-Soprano, Period Dancing, Salsa Dancing
Performance:Aerial Hoop, Children's Theatre, Clown, Comedy, Motion Capture, Physical Theatre, Role Play
(* = highly skilled)
Cycling, Kick Boxing, Pilates, Stage Combat, Yoga*, Yoga (Ashtanga)
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Circus Aerial Work, Pilates, Poi, Puppetry, Puppetry-Bunraku, Puppetry-Hand, Puppetry-Rod, Trapeze
Vocal Range:C3 to F5




Workshops include: Puppetry (Rene Baker) Clown (Jonathan Young)