BRENDA MCNEILL by Glenn Norwood
Photo: Glenn Norwood
Phone: 07548 485784
7 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9BQ
Phone: 020 7127 5172
Mobile: 07538 368545
Height:5'6" (167cm)
Weight:8st. (51kg)
Playing Age:28 - 41 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Strawberry Blond(e)
Hair Length:Long
Voice Quality:Clear
Voice Character:Natural

About me:

Brenda is best known for BBC Two drama series ‘The Fall’ (2013-2016), starring Gillian Anderson & Jamie Dornan.

She will be appearing in upcoming film ‘Pixie’ (2020), starring Alec Baldwin, BBC One drama ‘Bloodlands’ (2020), starring James Nesbitt, and Reelz USA documentary drama ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of: John Ritter’ (2020).

2020, Radio, Cassie & News Reporter, Quick Comedy, BBC Radio Ulster, Eoin Clelland
2020, Television, Carer Voiceover, Spotlight, BBC N.Ireland, Denise O'Connor
2020, Television, ATO, Bloodlands, HTM Television, Pete Travis
2019, Corporate, Presenter, AirPos - Software Demo, AirPos, Alan Stewart
2019, Feature Film, TV Reporter, Pixie, Confit Productions, Barnaby Thompson
2019, Radio, Commentator, The Vinny Hurrell Show, BBC Northern Ireland, Mark McCleary
2019, Short Film, Business Woman, Money Doesn't Grow On Trees, McArdle Productions, Meghan McArdle
2019, Short Film, Caroline, Upside, That's Not Winston Productions, Jim McMorrow
2019, Television, Amy Yasbeck, Autopsy: The Last Hours of John Ritter, REELZ USA / ITV Potato, Russell Eatough
2018, Comedy, Doctor Steph O'Scope, Tight Shorts, BBC Northern Ireland, Marc McIlroy
2018, Commercial, Police Officer, DFI "Interview - Shame", Lyle Bailie International, Syd MacCartney
2018, Commercial, Mum, Grant Boiler, Mammoth, Colin McIvor
2018, Corporate, Presenter, Welcome to AirPOS, AirPOS, Alan Stewart
2018, Radio, Voiceover, Stephen Nolan - Paradise Papers Investigation, BBC Northern Ireland, David Thompson
2018, Short Film, Daughter, Parent, Cushinan Productions, Marie-Claire Cushinan
2017, Commercial, Cocaine addict, Anti Drugs Campaign, Creativ3, Chris McClenaghan
2017, Commercial, Mum, Belfast City Council - Visit Belfast, Wolfhound Media, Stuart Drennan
2017, Music Video, Singer, Frostbite by Mark Geary, Kranky Nilic Films, Kranky Nilic
2017, Radio, Voiceover Artist, The Stephen Nolan Show, BBC Radio Ulster, David Thompson
2017, Short Film, Grey Mother, The Ash, Causeway Pictures, Marty Stalker
2016, Commercial, Tourist, Discover NI, Spot On, Philip Crothers
2016, Short Film, Sophie's Mum, Sophie's Christmas, Apex Pictures, Michael Costello
2016, Short Film, James' Mum, The Dogs, What's Next Films, Joe Miskelly
2016, Television, Newsreader, The Fall (Series 3), Artists Studio / BBC2, Allan Cubitt
2015, Commercial, Mother, Dromona, Street Monkey, Robert James
2015, Still Photography, Girlfriend, Ulster Bank, Ulster Bank, Christopher Heaney
2015, Television, Voiceover Artist, Points of View, BBC Northern Ireland, Aaron Gray
2014, Short Film, Casting Director, An Actor Prepares, Wolfhound Media, Denis Halligan
2014, Television, Newsreader, The Fall (Series 2), Artists Studio / BBC2, Allan Cubitt
2013, Comedy, Secretary, The Clandestine, Video Hacker, Joseph Campo
2013, Feature Film, Bernie, Fishbowl City, Digital Blank Canvas, Martin McCann
2013, Music Video, Best Friend, Jason Clarke - 'Loving You', Maverick Renegade, Darren Lee
2013, Music Video, Zombie Girl, Katatonia - "Buildings", Maverick Renegade, Darren Lee
2013, Music Video, Bohemian Girl, The Big Grizzly - 'Drogue', Caught In The Headlights Productions, Ross Johnston
2013, Short Film, Cat Woman, A True Love Story, Marine Media, Andrew Wilson
2013, Short Film, Lauren, Into The Black, Caught in the Headlights Productions, Ross Johnston
2013, Television, Camera Operator, Dani's Castle, BBC, Delyth Thomas
2012, Documentary, Doreen English, Spotlight, BBC Northern Ireland, Brendan McCourt
2012, Television, Newsreader, The Fall (Series 1), Artists Studio / BBC2, Jakob Verbruggen
2011, Documentary, Howell's Wife, Spotlight, BBC Northern Ireland, Mary McKeagney
2011, Interactive Video, Jenny, Laycee's Leaving, Video Hacker, Joseph Campo
2011, Training Film, Police Officer, Officer Education, The Picture House, Stephen Petticrew
2011, Voice Over, Nagging Wife,, Video Hacker, Joseph Campo
2010, Radio, Various, How To Cope, BBC Comedy, Northern Ireland, Raymond Lau
2010, Still Photography, Alice in Wonderland, Remus Uomo - The Mad-Hatter's Tea Party, Remus Uomo Menswear, Jan Lowry & Elaine Hill, Parlour Productions
2010, Television, Various, LOL, BBC NI/ Comedy Sketch Show, Aneil Karia
2009, Commercial, Young Mum, Quinn Direct Stings, Inferno, Colin McIvor
2009, Street Theatre, Pirates Wench, Stena Navigator Launch, C21, Stephen Kelly
2009, Television, Comedienne, Find me the Funny, BBC Northern Ireland & Wild Rover Productions, Kurtis Matthews & John F.D. Northover
2008, Commercial, Commuter, BBC 1 "Get There", BBC Northern Ireland, Paul Brolley
2008, Commercial, Shopper, John West "Row Boat", Onward Production Company, Gemma Burditt
2007, Commercial, Drinker, Health Promotions Agency "Sponge Ad", Spot On Productions, Mickey O'Neill
2007, Commercial, New Mum, UTV Broadband "New Generation", UTV Productions, Trevor McCormack
2007, Feature Film, Charlie's Missus, Peacefire, Mayfly Productions, Macdara Vallely
2007, Television, Various, Give My Head Peace, BBC Northern Ireland, Tom Poole
2005, Commercial, Party Host, Belfast City Council "Cigarette Ad", 4X4 Productions, Philip Carruthers
2005, Television, Various, Dry Your Eyes, BBC Northern Ireland, Michael McDowell
2004, Commercial, Narrator, Goal USA "Just One Dollar", MCA Productions, Christopher McAllister
2004, Commercial, Reporter, MTV "Power Girls", MTV New York, Tony DiBari
2003, Radio, Radio Reporter, Radio Erin FM New York, Radio Erin, WRTN New York, John Riordan
2003, Television, Radio Reporter, Sky High "New York", BBC Northern Ireland, Johnny Muir
2002, Radio, Co-Host/ Producer, Celtic Tracks, Irish Radio Network, Adrian Flannelly
2001, Short Film, Brenda, The Caller, 8 Ball Productions, Gerard Morris
2000, Television, Presenter, The Core, Channel 5, Eddie Lorimer
1999, Commercial, Shopper, Farmfoods, Edit 123, Michael Hindes
1999, Feature Film, Customer, Aberdeen, Norsk Film Productions, Hans Peter Moland
1999, Television, Commuter, Donovan Quick, BBC Scotland, David Blair
1998, Stage, Bernie, A Night Out With The Girls, Borderline Theatre Company, Christine Woodburn
1998, Television, Anita's Friend, High Road, Scottish Television, Mark Grindle
1998, Television, Mourner, Taggart, Scottish Television, Danny Miller
1997, Stage, The Citizen, The Player Queen, Lyric Theatre, Robin Midgeley
1996, Stage, Cecily, War of Words, Lyric Theatre, Aidan Browne
1996, Television, Louise, Brookside (script to screen), Mersey Television, Philip Wood
1995, Stage, Carol Singer, Christmas Eve Could Kill You, Dubbeljoint Productions, Pam Brighton


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Belfast*, Cockney, Dublin, Irish RP, Irish-Northern*, Irish-Southern, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Scottish-Standard
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, Irish
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Freestyle Dance, Salsa Dancing
Performance:Actor-Singer, Autocue trained/experienced, Comedy, Commentating, Lip Sync, Radio Drama, Radio News Reader, Radio Presenting, Role Play, TV Presenting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Basketball, Cycling, Netball, RollerSkating, Running, Sky-Diving, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Computer Literate, Director, Improvisation, Narration



Light lyric mezzo soprano. Distinction in LCM exam / Grade 5 in Musical Theatre, University of West London.


Actor's ‘Live the Life’ training with LA based acting coach Margie Haber.

Meisner Technique at The Lyric Theatre with Scott Williams, Impulse Company, London.

Cinemagic with casting director John Hubbard.

Belfast Actors Studio.

Theatre Arts with The Irish Arts Center, New York.

Screen Acting Master in association with The Actors Studio, New York.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Broadcasting & Production, University of the West of Scotland.

Youth Lyric Theatre training, Belfast (1990 - 1997).


Excellent aptitude for accents including: RP, various English, Irish, Scottish, American. *Native Belfast (Northern Ireland).

Fully autocue trained.