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Laura Kelly

Height: 5’3” 

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

Playing age: 38- 44

Singing voice: Mezzo Soprano 

 

Selected Theatre Experience:  A play on Ulysses, Saved, Left Hand Lost, I Want To Know

Selected Film Experience:  Herself, Middle of Nowhere, Reunion, Bandit, Human Relations 

Selected TV Experience: The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini, Cumann Na mBan, Dave Gallaher - Donegal All Black

Selected Radio Experience : Yummy Mummy

Selected Commercial Experience: KBC Bank, Cadbury X-factor, Samsung/Microsoft

Languages: 

Accents: Dublin, London, RP, Liverpool, Saxon, Cockney, Scottish, N. Ireland, Standard American, a good ear for most accents

Qualifications and Training:

  • Bull Alley Theatre Training  in association with Trinity Guildhall London - Full time  2003-07

  • Part time: Classical voice training - Kathryn Smith (RIAM)  - Part time  2008-12

  • Self-tape/Casting workshop - Maureen Hughes  2014

  • Self-tape /Casting workshop - Louise Kiely Casting 2014

    Commedia dell'arte - Corn Exchange Theatre Company 2009

  • Michael Checkov Workshop - Paul Brennan 2008

Skills: Corporate role-play, facilitation and forum theatre, Good Comic Timing, Yoga, Cooking, also very skilled with dogs            

Bio

Laura is an actress, singer and native of Dublin. A few years ago she came across the life and works of Dory Previn and was captivated by her. Having searched for a script Dory had written but couldn’t be found (even having contacted Dory’s husband in Boston who subsequently helped her in her research) she went about getting an original script written and produced new one-woman show ‘Left Hand Lost’ in which she also played the role of Ms Previn. This piece was performed at Smock Alley and received very positive reviews.   Laura has a big interest in food & nutrition, holistic healing and travel. She is a ‘people person’ and enjoys working in Film, TV or Theatre in equal measure.  Laura hates writing bio’s but loves dogs and speaks fluent canine!

 

REVIEWS:

Irreconcilable Differences - Edinburgh Fringe:

**** Excellent theatre, which certainly puts the audience on the spot. broadwaybaby.com
****A play that will hold you for its full hour and that you'll think and talk about afterwards - theatre guide London. (**** 4 STARS)

“Pushes boundaries… doesn’t let up… the dynamic between these actors grabs you with its fierce chemistry.” – A Younger Theatre (**** 4 STARS)

A strong emotional core that cranks up to an almost impossible release.” – Broadway Baby (**** 4 STARS)

A gripping and imaginative hour.” – Cream Of The Fringe (**** 4 STARS)

http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/edinburgh-fringe-review-irreconcilable-differences-the-point-hotel-reflective-lens-theatre/

Left Hand Lost (Unshakeable Spirits) Smock Alley

 "..Actor & Singer Laura Kelly, as Previn, entertains with compelling vocals..."  -  Sunday Times Culture

 "...Previn is played by Laura Kelly. She takes on the role with aplomb, embodying the idea of a tortured artist..."  -  The Reviews Hub

 "...Dory's lyrics are of high quality and Kelly's rendition of them is the highlight of the show..."  -   No More Workhorse