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Phone: 07976 909043
E-mail: gemma@act-up.co.uk
WWW: www.act-up.co.uk/act-up-artists/
Location: London, United Kingdom
Height:5'6" (167cm)
Weight:9st. 6lb. (60kg)
Playing Age:26 - 45 years
Appearance:African-American, Black-African, Black-Caribbean
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Assured
Voice Quality:Smooth


10 years+ of performance experience has led Godiva in good stead working as a professional actress, utilising both her highly proficient movement skills combined with acting for a number of projects for theater, film and TV. Godiva is always looking to continually challenge herself bringing the writers words and directors vision to life. Appeared as an original cast member of the Lion King production from 1999- 2004

2017, Stage, Esther, Mad Queen's Chess, Bigger Fish Theatre, Anthony Cule
2016, Stage, Emily, Tiger Country, IDSA, Hanna Banister
2016, Stage, Woman, The Reversible Hat, Lost Theatre, Aydan Tair
2017, Educational, Mumbai, Bloodlines, Olive Branch Arts, Becky Finlay
2017, Short Film, Rose, It's Fine, Charles Barratt Films, Charles Barratt & Salim Eltayeb
2016, Commercial, Teacher, Birds Eye Advertisements- Inspirations, Recipe Advertisement, Andrew Lynch
2016, Short Film, Woman, Problems, Macabra Productions, Nikolaos Brahimllari
2016, Short Film, Michelle, Spark or (The Advantages of Recording Your Conversations), Epsilon Productions, Ty Glaser
2016, Event, Sarah, If My Heart Were A Camera, Sky or the Bird, Dan Horrigan
2016, Short Film, Young mum, Ghosts In Time, Metro, Jimmy Nsubuga
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Frankie and Suzie, When Harlem Met Kenya, Actors Temple, Mark Wakeling
2012, Stage, Dancer, Raisin d' etre, Mercury Theatre, Godiva Marshall
2008, Television, Dancer, Classically British, Channel Four, Wanda Grzegorczyk
2004, Stage, Dancer, Lion King, Walt Disney Theatrical UK, Julie Taymor
2005, DVD, Young mum, Cow & Gate, Cineflix Productions, Richard Watsham
1997, Dance, Dancer, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Sharon Watson
1997, Opera, Dancer, Miracles: Royal Albert Hall, JazzXchange, Paul Gladstone Reid/ Sheron Wray
2012, Choreography, Dancer, Classically British 2012, Classically British, Mark Elie
2001, Dance, Dancer / Actor, PUSH, Youn Vic, Josette Bushell-Mingo
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Ababuo, Once Was Home, Actors Temple, Bonnie Adair


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African-West, American-African American, Cockney, French, Ghanaian, Jamaican, London, Nigerian, South African
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
African Dance-Contemporary, Ballet, Bollywood Dance, Caribbean Dance, Choreography, Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Dance, Dance (general), Dancehall, Drums-African, Lyrical Dance, Modern Dance, Pas de Deux
Performance:Dancer-Professional, Forum Theatre, Meisner Technique, Musical Theatre, Theatre In Education, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Athletics, Basketball, Swimming
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Choreographer (professional), Dance Teacher, DBS (CRB) clearance, IT Literate, Movement Tutor, Workshop Leader


Actors Temple, Core programme Meisner based technique, 1 year, 2015-2016; Identity School of Acting 2016-2017; Rambert school of Ballet and Contemporary Dance; Royal Academy 2013.

Initially trained as a professional dancer at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance, touring both internationally and nationally, including sole representation of British Contemporary dance at the Cultural Olympiad Atlanta- Phoenix Dance Theatre.