VANESSA-FAYE STANLEY by Parminder Jekhon
Photo: Parminder Jekhon
Phone: 020 7175 7937
Artist's Website:
Height:5'4" (162cm)
Playing Age:30 - 40 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Blond(e)-Dark
Hair Length:Long
Voice Quality:Clear
Voice Character:Natural

About me:

In this Summer's critically acclaimed performance in SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE INVISIBLE THING, Sherlock's nemesis was "played well by Vanessa-Faye Stanley"(The Times). Nominated Best Supporting Actor (Welsh National Theatre Awards 2016) for Buckingham in Wales Millennium Centre's all-female RICHARD III, she gave "a sterling performance" (Buzzmag) and was "a force to be reckoned with" (thepublicreviews). In her sell-out Edinburgh show THE HISTORY GIRLS (BBC): "Stanley is tremendous" (Chortle), "Vanessa-Faye is particularly funny" (The List),"Stanley nails the character acting" (Broadway Baby)

Television Stage Film Short Film Commercial Further Credits
2018, Television, Nancy, Urban Myths: Johnny Cash and The Ostrich, Sky Arts/Avalon, Al Campbell
2016, Television, Valerie, Likealooks, UK Sitcom Trials (Winning Entry), Vanessa Stanley
2013, Television, Sharon, Big Bad World, Comedy Central (Objective Productions), Sandy Johnson
2013, Television, various roles, Diddy Movies, CBBC, Dez McCarthy
2011, Television, Various lead characters, The History Girls, BBC /Objective Productions, Steve Connelly
2008, Television, Wife, Lifespam, BBC3, Jacqueline Wright
2006, Television, French Schoolmistress, Jane Eyre, BBC, Suzana White
2019, Stage, Lucy Grendle, Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing, Rudolf Steiner Theatre, David Phipps-Davis
Stage, The Parlourmaid, Widower's Houses, Manchester Royal Exchange, Greg Hersov
2017, Stage, Little Red, Volte Face, Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival, Thom Tuck
2016, Stage, Buckingham, Richard III, Wales Millennium Centre, Yvonne Murphy
2016, Stage, Melanie, The Three Kings, The Other Place, Andrew Bridgemont
2013, Stage, Irene, Mallory Towers, Kneehigh R&D, Emma Rice
2012, Stage, Elizabeth I, Anne Bronte, Napoleon, The History Girls, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe, 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, Riverside Studios & The Wrestling School, Howard Barker
2007, Stage, Lady Fay, The Masque of the Red Death, Punchdrunk/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
2000, Stage, Ophelia, Hamlet, King's Players
1994, Stage, Anna, Sampradaya, English National Opera, Mary King
2010, Film, legless ballerina, The Foundling, Phillips, Barney Cokeliss
2009, Feature Film, Madame Rudio, Noi Credevamo, Palomar Spar, Mario Martone
Short Film
2017, Short Film, Fanny Handle, The Birds and The Bees, London Short Film Festival, Vanessa Stanley
2016, Short Film, Binda, Stretch, Aesthetica Festival Award (Winner), Geoff Pearsons
2015, Short Film, lead, ABC Dead, Funny Women Awards (Finalist), Camilla Robinson
2012, Short Film, Headmistress, PTA, Loonatik and Drinks, David Lilley
2012, Short Film, Elizabeth I, Queenagers, Loonatik and Drinks, David Lilley
2008, Short Film, Young Beatnik, Queen Bee, Straight 8, Jacqueline Wright
2006, Short Film, Johnny, Merry Hell, Straight 8, David Hughes
2018, Commercial, Woman (Lead), Schneider, Rattling Stick, Austen Humphries
2014, Commercial, Winner, Paddy Power
2009, Commercial, Edwardian Suffragette, Ancestry, Ancestry, Barney Cokeliss
2008, Commercial, The Cleaner, Unusual Places, VW Toureg
2018, Commercial, Lead, German Light
Further Credits
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Richard III, Richard III, Wales Millennium Centre, Yvonne Murphy
2010, Rehearsed Reading, Architect, Wonder and Worship in the Dying Ward, The Wrestling School, Howard Barker
2008, Rehearsed Reading, Mrs Lovett, Sweeney Todd, Finger In the Pie/Arts Theatre, Alexander Pasonage
2018, Web Series, Harriet, The Institute of Good and Evil, Windfall Films, Ian Strang
2017, Web Series, Scientist, A Beautiful Machine, Ian Strang
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)
Boxing, Horse-riding, Kung Fu, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Skiing, Snowboarding, Stage Combat, Swimming, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Assistant Director (experienced), Composer, Devising, Director, Improvisation, Movement Director/Coach, Puppetry, Trapeze (static), Workshop Leader


2yr diploma Ecole Jacques Lecoq

MA in Shakespeare & Jacobean Theatre