Skills and experience
Katy has worked on short films, including the award-winning 'the Reason I Shop Online' for the SF48 challenge. Katy has also worked on comedy feature film 'I Am The Prize' and is keen to further this screen experience into television, as she loves being on set! Katy would fit well into costume/period drama as well as SitComs.
Katy has always loved manipulating her voice and has a particular flair and a definite ear for picking up accents. Her repertoire currently consists of Newcastle, Leeds, Yorkshire, Liverpool, Wiltshire, Bristol, General American, Australian. She is always keen to learn new accents and picks them up quickly.
Coming from a musical family, Katy has been singing since she can remember. She had lessons throughout school and sang in choirs as well as solo. She has utilised these skills in her work, including during her first ever professional role - as the leading lady, and Diva, Lady Guinevere for the Stage and Production House's 'Merlin's Banquet'. She continues to sing professionally and for pleasure.
Katy had horse riding lessons as a teenager and would gladly perform on a horse. Perfect for those period drama roles!
Katy has a fantastic, warm and engaging voice. She works from her studio set-up at home on an NTA-1 Rode microphone and has experience voicing audiobooks and jingles.
During her training, Katy learnt a lot about devising skills, and had the opportunity to work with Jemma McDonnell from The Paper Birds in creating '21:45', a creative show about Ageing. Since then, she has had the pleasure of working with the Natural Theatre Company to create a pantomime of 'Cinderella' for Annabel's night club, where she played the title role! As a final year acting student, Katy also co-created and performed in 'This is Not Play' with Ashley Roy, a fun and eclectic show, which broke down the illusion of theatre as a polished product.
Clowning is a fantastic and freeing skill and Katy had the pleasure of enjoying it as part of her training. Katy is a low status clown and loves to bring an element of her own bright personality into a performance, particularly when improvising or doing comedy.
Having trained at The University of Northampton's School of the Arts under Sally Cook (Trestle Theatre), Katy had the privilege of learning mask work from a founder of one of the country's best known mask theatre companies. Katy has since worked in mask for The Natural Theatre Company and finds the style liberating and fascinating. She would love to learn puppetry in future.
Photo : Mark Bishop