Duologue

Leona McEvoy

 

Height: 5’4’”

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Grey

Playing age: 30-40

Singing voice:  Soprano (vocal range lower F to top C)

 

Selected Theatre Experience: The Importance of Being Earnest (Off Broadway, 2008), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Off-Broadway, 2007), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (2001), The Wizard of Oz (2001), West Side Story (2000)

Selected Film Experience: Duplicity (2008), Elevator (2008)

 

Accents: Irish, English, Scottish, Texas and Mid-Atlantic American

Languages: Basic French

 

Qualifications and Training

  • Michael Chekhov Advanced Acting Technique Acting/Teacher Training, Gaiety School of Acting in assoc. w. Michael Chekhov Studio Berlin (2012-2014)          
  • Musical Theatre Workshop, Mountview Academy London (2010)           
  • Michael Chekhov Technique, Joerg Andrees, Dublin (2010)
  • Acting, Scene Study, Monologues and Improvisation, Adam Hill, New York (2006-2008)
  • Scene Study, Acting to Camera, Camera Process, Commercials, Soaps, Voice Over, British Accent Lab, Feldenkrais, Comedy and Period Drama, The School for Film & Television, New York (2006-2007) 
  • Commercials, Sit-Coms and Soaps, Clair Sinnett, LA and Ireland (2006)
  • Jazz Ballet, Dance Theatre Ireland (2003)
  • TV & Radio, Drama, Script Writing and Journalism, Pearse College (1991-1993)
  • Singing Training: Classical and Musicals, Leinster School of Music (1986-1991) 

 

Skills

Singing, Dancing, Driving, Intermediate Skiing, Swimming, Calligraphy, Crafts and Pilates

 

Bio

Leona is currently studying to be an acting and singing coach in the Michael Chekhov Technique and will receive her certification from the Michael Chekhov Studio Berlin and Gaiety School of Acting this year. She learns fast and has a very musical ear. She can also imitate people and accents very easily.  She has been compared vocally to Judy Garland and Shirley Jones and likened in looks to Cate Blanchett, Robin Wright and Meryl Streep. She works very well when acting to camera.