VANESSA-FAYE STANLEY by Steve Ullathorne
Photo: Steve Ullathorne
22 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1LG
Phone: 020-7287 1112
Artist's Website:
Height:5'4" (162cm)
Weight:8st. 8lb. (54kg)
Playing Age:26 - 40 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Light/Mid Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Quality:Clear
Voice Character:Natural


Vanessa-Faye won the 2016 UK sitcom trials for the pilot she wrote and starred in. She premiered at the London Short Film Festival 2017 and is twice a Funny Woman finalist. Nominated best actor at the Welsh Theatre Awards 2016 for Buckingham in the all-female Richard III: "a sterling performance" Buzzmag, "A force to be reckoned with" thepublicreviews. In her sell-out Edinburgh show The History Girls: "Stanley is tremendous" Chortle, "Vanessa-Faye is particularly funny" The List,"Stanley nails the character acting" Broadway Baby. Showreel

Stage Further Credits
2017, Stage, Little Red, Volte Face, Thom Tuck
2016, Stage, Valerie, Likealooks, Boileroom, Vanessa Stanley
2016, Stage, Melanie, The Three Kings, Damont Productions, Andrew Bridgemont
2015, Stage, Buckingham, Richard III, Omidaze, Yvonne Murphy
2013, Stage, Irene (currently in workshop stage), Mallory Towers, Kneehigh, Emma Rice
2012, Stage, Elizabeth I, Anne Bronte, Napoleon, The History Girls, Clare Thompson and Cal McCrystal
2011, Stage, Joey/Emily (u/s), War Horse, National Theatre/West End, Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris
2009, Stage, Macedonia, Found in The Ground, The Wrestling School & Riverside Studios, Howard Barker
2009, Stage, The Parlourmaid, Widower's Houses, The Royal Exchange, Greg Hersov
2007, Stage, Lady Fay, The Masque of the Red Death, Punchdrunk/Gideon Reeling/BAC, Felix Barret
2007, Stage, The Ward, The Terrific Electric, The Barbican, S.Hunter and V-F Stanley
2006, Stage, Betty, Faust, Punchdrunk/National Theatre, Felix Barret
2005, Stage, Guest, Doublethink, Rotozaza, Anthony Hampton
2005, Stage, Rosencrantz, Hamlet, Al Bhustan Festival, Beirut, Dylan Lowthian
2004, Stage, Houdini, Escapology, Camden People's Theatre, Chris Goode
2004, Stage, Marion, Robin Hood, The Common Players, Anthony Richards
2001, Stage, St Joan, St Joan, Greenwood Theatre, Joe Bicknell
2000, Stage, Ophelia, Hamlet, King's Players, Mary Doherty
1994, Stage, Anna, Sampradaya, English National Opera, Mary King
Further Credits
2018, Commercial, Woman (Lead), Schneider, Rattling Stick, Austen Humphries
2018, Television, Nancy, Urban Myths: Johnny Cash and The Ostrich, Sky Arts/Avalon, Al Campbell
2018, Web Series, Harriet, The Institute of Good and Evil, Windfall Films, Ian Strang
2017, Short Film, Fanny Handle, The Birds and The Bees, Boileroom, Vanessa Stanley
2017, Web Series, Scientist, A Beautiful Machine, Ian Strang
2016, Short Film, Binda, Stretch, Boileroom, Geoff Pearsons
2016, Television, Valerie, Likealooks, Boileroom, Vanessa Stanley
2015, Short Film, lead, ABC Dead, Dapper Films, Camilla Robinson
2014, Commercial, Winner, Paddy Power
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Richard III, Richard III, Omidaze, Yvonne Murphy
2013, Television, Sharon, Big Bad World, Comedy Central (Objective Productions), Sandy Johnson
2013, Television, various roles, Diddy Movies, CBBC, Dez McCarthy
2012, Short Film, Headmistress, PTA, Loonatik and Drinks, David Lilley
2012, Short Film, Elizabeth I, Queenagers, Loonatik and Drinks, David Lilley
2011, Television, Various lead characters, The History Girls, BBC and Objective productions, Steven Connelly
2010, Film, legless ballerina, The Foundling, Phillips, Barney Cokeliss
2010, Rehearsed Reading, Architect, Wonder and Worship in the Dying Ward, The Wrestling School, Howard Barker
2009, Comedy, Anne Bronte/Napoleon/Boudica's daughter, The History Girls, Clare Thompson
2009, Commercial, Edwardian Suffragette, Ancestry, Ancestry, Barney Cokeliss
2009, Feature Film, Madame Rudio, Noi Credevamo, Palomar Spar, Mario Martone
2008, Commercial, The Cleaner, Unusual Places, VW Toureg
2008, Rehearsed Reading, Mrs Lovett, Sweeney Todd, Finger In the Pie/Arts Theatre, Alexander Pasonage
2008, Short Film, Young Beatnik, Queen Bee, Straight 8, Jacqueline Wright
2008, Television, Wife, Lifespam, BBC3, Jacqueline Wright
2006, Short Film, Johnny, Merry Hell, straight 8, David Hughes
2006, Television, French Schoolmistress, Jane Eyre, BBC, Suzana White
2003, Voice Over, Narrator, Rosbeef, Bluebook Films, Bruce Burgess


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-California, American-New York, American-Standard, Cockney, French, London, RP
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French*, German
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballet, Butoh Dance (Japan), Cabaret Singing, Cello, Mezzo-Soprano, Piano*, Tap
Performance:Clown, Commedia Dell'Arte, Physical Theatre, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Horse-riding, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Skiing, Snowboarding, Stage Combat, Swimming
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Composer, Improvisation, Puppetry, Trapeze


2yr diploma Ecole Jacques Lecoq, MA in Jacobean Theatre