Willow De La Roche

Actor, Model, Influencer, Photographer, Dancer,… more

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Here is a modist attempt at the song Glory Box by Portishead.

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Physical Attributes

Height:
157 cm / 5ft 2in
Hips:
86 cm / 34 in
Weight:
49 kg / 107 lbs
Dress size:
UK 6 / AUS 6 / US 2
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Green
Chest:
88 cm / 35 in
Hair color:
Brown
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Long
Waist:
66 cm / 26 in
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits & experience

2003
  • Dartington collage of arts
2000
  • The Brit Academy : BTEK Theatre

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

I have done all types of performance work since i was 11 years old and had my first role in 1996 acing Phyllis in 'The Railway Children' by E Nesbit. But most of my experience came after graduating from drama school with a BAhons in Theatre. I have always known what I want to do with my life, I am fully dedicated to the acting specifically, and more generally to other performing arts.

I have a BAHons degree in Theatre, from Dartington Collage of Arts before which I did a BTEC in performing arts in Exeter after winning a scholarship at the Brit Academy London. In-between my studies I have done various work, in both commercial, and small scale art films, Television,and theatre productions.

Some Film examples are as follows.

Singing Walk On in 'Elf Onkel' a Film by Herbert Fritsch 2010.
Lead Role 'Ping' in 'Kalkin Revelations', a Prototypen production 2007.
Peasant Walk on in 'King Arthur' Directed by Antoine Fuqua, 2004.
I played The Bride in British film 'Cleanskin' 2010, This was a fantastic opportunity for me to work with emotions such as terror and hysteria, I had imence fun with this role.

I also co directed and wrote 'Stereo love' a Live Cinema production from Prototypen in collaboration with award winning Project Blinkenlights an art Installation performed at Nuit Blanche in Toronto Canada. This received very good reviews and was featured in much of the local media.
http://blinkenlights.net/stereoscope
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTZosieGhIQ

I also have a fair amount of Television experience.

Such as when I played 'The God Daughter' in 2007 Christmas special ‘To The Manor Born’.
I played a fired dancing circus performer, special kills walk on in Larkrise to candleford in 2010.
I also played a fairy winged Hippy, Walk On in ‘Jam and Jerusalem’?written & directed by Jennifer Saunders, in 2007.
I have also been interviewed a few time by ITN, and also the BBC but will not go into detail as they do not involve acting.

I played a reporter With 3 lines of text for Peter Richardsons, 'The Comic Strip'.

I also have experience on Stage.

My first role being Phyllis in ‘The Railway Children’?by E. Nesbit in 1996 with the Buckfastleigh play goers.
I played a Witch in ‘Macbeth’?by W. Shakespeare. Dream Theatre Co. in 2002I also had a chorus part in musical version of the 'Wizard of Oz' By Frank L. Braun again with Actout Theatre co. in 2002.
I also played Hellener in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’?by W. Shakespeare. Actout Theatre Co. in 2003. I love this play beyond all his others, and still have most lines fresh in my head. Once learned I remember most of my lines for many years to come.
I love shakespeare's work and although i'm more of a method actor I have passion for these old texts.
The most recent performance i gave was 'Susan the Air Hosttess' In The lost Islan by the Invisible Circus in 2013. I greatly enjoy working with the Invisible circus and have had fantastic character parts with them over the years, I'm fascinated by physical theatre and clowning and dabble in this as much as possible attending gymnastics classes and practicing slack line walking.

My hobbies and interests are: Fire dancing, film, art, metaphysics, philosophy, rock climbing, ridding, snowboarding and travelling (of which I have done a gait deal, living in India, America, West Indies, Berlin and all over other parts of Europe). Being so widely travelled has allowed me insight into many cultures. I believe this has greatly affected my ability to portray a wide variety of subtle emotions and classic accents and jestures that accompany different cultures.
inevitably this alternative life has brought a rich arrange of experiences and wonderful stores from which i can draw upon when developing my practice as an actor or working collaboratively within a group.
I have also been giving improvisation techniques works shops at various festivals for the past 8 years now and feel very competent in they aria.

A full CV available at:- http://prototypen.com/willow/acting/curriculum_vita

Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


I have done a lot of modeling for painters and various artists. I have also done some commercial shoots. Such as for a book called Debrett's 'Etiquette for Girls' and few soap article in a magazine i was also on the front cover of easy jet magazine in 2008. In November 20013 I had a job doing a bridal themed photo shoot for 'Wed' magazine and again on 2016. I also modelled for TOTM toiletries company. And Willings clothing co.
I have recently done a vintage shoot for a venue where I worked with birds of pray. I have another shoot booked for publicity of a photographer this summer 2017.
I feel very comfortable in front of the camera and take direction well, binging my acting skills to the still image, gives it extra depth. I would be interested in taking my modelling career further.

Music

Keyboard ability

Beginner


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Falsetto


Composer ability

Beginner


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Classical
  • Country

Influences: Portishead, Muse, Radiohead, Goldfrap.

I have been working with other singers busking in Europe and doing performances at small private event's. I have been working on developing my voice and song writing abilities for many years and feel I have a good range now and am looking at ways of furthering my skills and performing in public.

TV & Reality

I have done extra work on television programs such as casualty in 2005,and again in 2007. I was also a walk on for Miss Marple in 2006, 'To The Manor Born' 2007 and Jam and Jerusalem 2007.I was interviewed by Nick Crane in program TOWN in 2011.I find television an interesting media as it is constantly evolving and would happily take part in other productions depending of cores on the content of the program.

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dance styles
  • Ballroom
  • Contemporary
  • Country
  • Disco
  • Folk
  • Rock & Roll
  • Salsa
  • Swing

I studded Contemporary dance for 7 years and feel very confident in this area.
I also have learnt the basic steps in Salsa, Cha-cha and the Waltz.
Bust most of all I love improvised fee-flow dancing.

Hair, Makeup & Styling

Online portfolio:- www.willowdelaroche.com

Summer 1995:
‘Trolls’
E.O.Independent Film Co.

November 1996:
‘The Railway Children’
by E. Nesbit

1997-1999:
Pantomime Make Up / Costume
Chagford Town Hall

June 1998:
Face Painting and Henna Artist
in ‘The Henna Tattoo’ Marquee at Glastonbury Festival

Summer 1999:
‘Top Girls’
by Caryl Churchill

2002:
‘Macbeth’
by W. Shakespeare. Dream Theatre Co.

Summer 2005:
‘The Tempest’ by W. Shakespeare Costume and make-up
Silver Star Theatre Co. Totness

March-July 2006:
Costume and make-up ‘Kalkin:Revelation’
a film by prototypen

2007-2008:
Freelance Make Up and Costume
for Portrait Photography

Oktober 2007:
'Elf Onkel' Film by Herbert Fritsch 2010.

November 2007- ongoing:
The Invisible Circus, Bristol
June 2008 resident make up artist Glastonbury Festival.

June 2008:
Elova music performance band
Glastonbury Festival

June 2008- ongoing:
The Invisible Circus
Headliner at Glastonbury Festival

October 2011:
Badlands dance company
London

December 2012- late 2013
Sculpher photography Studio,
Exeter

June 2013-
Make up jobs for agent 'Beauty Call' and 'Lips and Locks' many various brides and other private events around the country.

October 2016 joined performance company 'Bake House' on 'make every day beautiful' campaign live streaming on internet make up tutorials.

Mobile hair dresser with many local clients.
Various weddings, portfolio, art and other private work throughout.

Photography

Photography experience

Part-time professional (paid work)


Photography website

prototypen.com/photo/gallery/willows_photos


I have been working in Berlin between 2005 and 2008 where I had my own studio and worked with many people mostly artists wanting to update there portfolio.

I also regularly create themed shoot's for my portfolio.
I continue to develop my skills inventing various scenes often inspired by myth and legend. I recently did a shoot based on naiads, can be seen at :- http://prototypen.com/willow/makeup/image_gallery/naiads
Now working on an out of africa themed shoot with photographer Venetia Norrington.

Presenting

TV presenter experience

Previous paid TV presenter roles


Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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