TAYA JAMES by Michael Wharley
Photo: Michael Wharley
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Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'4" (162cm)
Weight:8st. 7lb. (54kg)
Playing Age:18 - 25 years
Appearance:Eastern European, Mediterranean, White
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Light/Mid Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Character:Girlish
Voice Quality:Sweet


Taya has just wrapped shooting on the latest commercial campaign for Mobiles.co.uk. Press review - The House of Bernarda Alba at The Almeida; Rosamund Urwin, Evening Standard "A triumph: the acting faultless"

Film Stage Commercial Voice Over Still Photography Further Credits
2018, Film, Actor, Raindance: Directors Training Course, Raindance, Chris Thomas
2017, Film, Carla (lead), Underground Trade, Digital Verve, Alex Hunter
2016, Feature Film, Annabel (lead), Montage, Angels With Shotguns, Phil Moor
2015, Film, Sarah O'Reilly, Turtle Eggs, Wolf Scriptures, Errol Thomas
2014, Feature Film, Miranda Grey, The Collector, LS Productions, Lloyd Spencer
2013, Film, Waitress (lead actress), Jumpers, CJR Films, Chris Reith
2012, Film, Eve, After The Fall, Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge, Chris Presswell
2011, Film, Ruby, Brown's Soliloquy, Dark City Pictures, Chris Michael Fretwell
2014, Stage, Class Photographer, Dead Poets Society, Secret Cinema - The Troxy, Vicky Flo
2012, Stage, Beggar Woman & Mourner, The House of Bernarda Alba, The Almeida Theatre, Bijan Sheibani
2012, Stage, Ensemble, The Vagina Monologues, The Seagull Theatre, John Hales
2012, Stage, Sooze, Surburbia (Showcase), Arcola Theatre, Phil Moor
2011, Stage, Alice, Closer, The Seagull Theatre, John Hales
2010, Stage, Sue, Chrysanthemums, The Almeida Theatre, Jane Fallowfield
2010, Stage, Little Bo Peep, Red Riding Hood, Soho Stars, Jessica Higgs
2008, Stage, The Happy Girl, The Girl In The Forest, The Cochrane Theatre, Emma Bernard
2007, Stage, The Maid, Blue Beard, The Cochrane Theatre, Emma Bernard
2019, Commercial, Laura, Mobiles.co.uk, Epiphany Search, Chris Reith
2018, Commercial, Laura, Mobiles.co.uk - Christmas Campaign, Epiphany Search, Chris Reith
Voice Over
2017, Voice Over, Angel (lead), Masked Crusaders, Angels With Shotguns, Phil Moor
2010, Voice Over, Violetta, Is It Cos I'm Blonde? - ADR, ECFilms, Emma Corbett-Ashby
Still Photography
2017, Still Photography, Cinderella, Fairytale Fashion Shoot, Couture Angel, Michaela Scot
2017, Still Photography, Model, Bridal Fashion Shoot, Couture Angel, Michaela Scot
2016, Still Photography, Juliet, Romeo & Juliet Photo Shoot, Couture Angel, Michaela Scot
2016, Still Photography, Pride, Lust, Sloth & Wrath, Seven Deadly Sins Fashion Photo Shoot, Couture Angel, Michaela Scot
2015, Still Photography, Model, Fashion Shoot, Couture Angel, Michaela Scot
Further Credits
2016, Workshop, Sheila, Raindance: Director's Foundation Certificate, Raindance, Chris Thomas
2011, Event, Presenter/Interviewer, Offies Theatre Award Ceremony, OffWestEnd.com, Wilton's Music Hall, Chris Reith
2015, Role Play, (2013, 2014 & 2015), Corporate Roles, Solicitors & Barristers - Final Exams, University of Law, David Bostock
2011, Workshop, Becky, Miss Conception - Script Reading, ICA Lab, Lucy Hay


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-California, American-New York, American-Standard, Australian, Cockney, Essex, Kent, London*, RP*, Scottish-Standard
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Aerobics, Dance (general), Sight-Reading
Performance:ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Audio Books, BASSC-Knife (distinction), BASSC-Rapier/Dagger/Unarmed (distinction), Comedy, Comedy Improv, Green Screen, Meisner Technique, Presenting, Skin Work, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Mountain Hiking, Running, Shooting, Stage Combat*, Sword Fighting
Other Skills:Dog Handler/Trainer (professional), Fashion Designer (professional), Florist (professional), Improvisation, Make Up Artist (professional), Model-professional, Photography


RADA - Shakespeare

Che Walker - Acting

Mike Bernadin - Advanced Meisner

Georgina Sowerby (Dirty Market Theatre) - Advanced Stanislavski

City Lit - Improvisation

SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors) - Certified Knife Fighting

Battlefield Vegas SWAT Team - Armed Combat (Machine Gun, Sniper Rifle, Glock Pistol)

The Place Contemporary Dance School


Press Reviews (The House of Bernarda Alba);

Rosamund Urwin, Evening Standard "A triumph: the acting faultless";

Paul Taylor, The Independent - ★★★★ "A marvel..a mesmerically haunting and handsome production";

Naima Khan, Spoonfed - ★★★★ "This production is superbly acted with a uniformly strong cast.";

Kate Kellaway, The Observer - "It's hard to imagine a more perfect House of Bernarda Alba than this one";

Caroline McGinn, Time Out - Show of the Week ★★★★

Michael Billington, The Guardian - ★★★★