Spotlight: ANN RIDLEY


ANN RIDLEY by Mike Ridley
Photo: Mike Ridley
Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
Phone: 020 3693 3830
Mobile: 07910 461170
Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'2" (157cm)
Weight:9st. (57kg)
Playing Age:55 - 85 years
Appearance:Eastern European, White
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Grey
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Mature
Voice Quality:Warm

About me:

Stage Further Credits
2019, Stage, Rebecca Nurse, The Crucible, Ponteland Repertory Society, Carole Davies
2018, Stage, Jessica, Making plans for Jessica, Cloud Nine Theatre, Peter Mortimer
2018, Stage, Gadgie/ dancer, Launch Day, Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre, Kristin Kelly-Abbott
2017, Stage, Mary Lisle, Those in Peril, Cloud Nine, Peter Mortimer
2015, Stage, The Clerk, Manifesto for a New City, Northern Stage, Emma Roxburgh
2012, Stage, Nana, Chalet Lines, The Bush Theatre with Live Theatre, Newcastle, Madani Younis
2012, Stage, Peggy (Northern Gran), I want to hold your hand, Planet Rabbit, Claire Spratt
2010, Stage, Lily Chop, butcher's wife, The 56th Pier, 'May Contain Nuts', Tony Havelock
2008, Stage, Margaret, Wife of Embittered Ex-Seaman, Riot, Unity Theatre, Liverpool, Darren Palmer
2007, Stage, Kat - Feisty Glaswegian Barmaid, Kat Among the Pidgeons, Cloud Nine, Peter Mortimer
2006, Stage, Nana, The Steal/Men,Women,Inspectors and Dogs, York Theatre Royal, Tim Welton
2005, Stage, All Three Comedy Roles, It Is Rocket Science!, Pluto Media, Neil Armstrong
2005, Stage, Simon (aged 10), Lord of the Flies, Northumbria University, Linda Innes
2005, Stage, Vicki - Station Manager, Off Track, Customs House, Dolores Poretta-Brown
2005, Stage, Margaret, The Mother, Riot: South Shields 1930, Customs House, Darren Palmer
2004, Stage, Mrs Yang/First God, The Good Person of Szechwan, Northumbria University, Steve Melville
2004, Stage, Estragon, Waiting for Godot (excerpt), Northumbria University, Self-directed
2004, Stage, Suzanne - Harsh Mother, What About Rachel, Tedco, Jacki Fielding
2003, Stage, Edie Hadaway, Hadaway: The Making of a Writer, Cloud Nine, Anne Orwin
2003, Stage, Ranyevskaya, The Cherry Orchard (excerpt), Northumbria University, Steve Melville
2002, Stage, Midwife/masseuse, Clockman, Cloud Nine, Neil Armstrong
2001, Stage, Nikki, vulnerable mother, Body Parts, The Buddle, Nina Hajiyianna
2001, Stage, Fern, a hippy, Enlightenment, Cloud Nine, Neil Armstrong
Further Credits
2020, Rehearsed Reading, Mary Ann Machem (escaped slave), Breaking Chains, Old Low Light Heritage Centre, North Shields, David Young
2019, Rehearsed Reading, Edith Argyll - miner's wife, The Tenth Bord, Community Arts Project North East, Tony Wilson
2016, Radio, Fame: The Figurehead of a Ship, Figureheads, Listenupnorth, Rachel Cochrane
2015, Event, Singer, dancer, musician, Horace Silverman and the White Gardenias, 6 piece band: 1930s and 1960s music, Michael Ridley
2013, Short Film, June (lady with sleep apnoea & depression), But I'm here for mental health..., Meerkat Films, Newcastle, (RTS Award), Katja Roberts
2012, Feature Film, Older Barmaid, Almost Married, Liquid Noise Films, Ben Cookson
2012, Voice Over, Several, Deliver Digital Excellence, DDLUK, James Holder
2011, Event, Flo, Couple, Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Northumberland, Rachel Cochrane
2011, Feature Film, Margaret, miner's wife, Young Hearts run free, Bede Films, Andy Mark Simpson
2011, Musical, Mme. Thenardiers, Les Misérables (excerpt), Ponteland Rep, Dave Richardson
2011, Short Film, Woman singing & playing accordion(Soloist), Anthrax Drum, Royal Academy Schools, Piccadilly, Amy McDonough
2011, Short Film, Lone Woman on beach; singing & playing accordion, Ash on my skirt, Royal Academy Schools, Piccadilly, Amy McDonough
2010, Film, Pam (voice), Dead Frequency, Solarus Films, Rob Burrows
2010, Pantomime, Demon Queen, Cinderella, Ponteland Rep, Katie Howes
2009, Event, Vocalist & percussion, Hallowe'en Ball, Horace Silverman & the White Gardenias, Michael Ridley
2009, Event, Four comedy roles, Mirth, Music & Magic, Cloud Nine, Peter Mortimer
2009, Event, Entertainer/singer, The Sunflower Girls, Self-directed
2009, Radio, Sylvia, pregnant woman in her forties, Best Laid Plans, Radio 3 Free Thinking website, Kate Verghese
2009, Radio, Maureen, mother of child given over for adoption, The Unchosen, Radio 3 Free Thinking website, Kate Verghese
2009, Rehearsed Reading, Mhairi Curtis: night-club owner, Small Town Luck, Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, David Robson
2008, Educational, Annie Rice - Victorian cook, 1895, Pluto Theatre, Harry Herring/Self
2008, Event, Entertainer/Singer, The Sunflower Girls, Ann Ridley
2008, Film, Mary: Defiant Lady, Gnocchi, Foreseeable Future, Jim Kitson
2008, Musical, Ma Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life!, The Theatre Restaurant, S'land, Dorothy Ellis
2008, Voice Over, Narrator, Design for Life : Shipley Art Gallery, Atacama, Carolyn Moat
2007, Educational, Annie Rice - Victorian Cook, 1895, Pluto Theatre, Harry Herring/Ann Ridley
2007, Rehearsed Reading, Pamela Frisbee, Second Most Disappointing, Cloud Nine, Jackie Fielding
2006, Short Film, Sally - Lonely Carer, Dawn's Chorus', DM:UK, Matt Smith
2004, Event, Dancer, Doin' it in the Park, Northern Stage, Alan Lyddiard
2004, Musical, Shandel, Fiddler on the Roof, Newcastle Musical Theatre Company, Anne Havis
2004, Short Film, Presenter, George Stephenson: This Is Your Life!, Pluto Media, Tony Glover
2001, Dance, Dancer, Pub Life, Protein Dance Company, Bettina Strickler


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Cockney, Geordie*, Irish-Southern, Northern, RP, Scottish-Standard, Welsh-Standard, Yorkshire
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Alto, Ballroom Dancing, Choral Singing, Contemporary Dance, Country Dancing, Folk Dancing, Mezzo-Soprano, Old Time Dancing, Piano, Quick Step, Rock Singing, Soprano, Tap, Ukulele, Waltz
Performance:Children's Theatre, Comedy, Living History, Musical Theatre, Role Play, Street Theatre, Theatre In Education, Voice Over
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Improvisation, Narration, Writer


BA Hons Performing Arts, Northumbria University, 2005

Radio Acting Workshop, Malcolm Raeburn, Salford University campus, 2011

TV Acting & Audition, Phillip Wood & Fay Styring, Leeds, 2011

Puppet Workshop, Ben Johnson, Northern Stage, 2012

Shakespeare Workshop, Nia Lynn, RSC Voice Coach, Northern Stage, 2014

Acting for Camera: 'ActUpNorth', Leeds, weekly for 8 months during 2015

Introduction to Acting for Radio and the Audio World, Emma Gregory, ALRA, Wigan, 2015