Brigid Hemingway Pro

Actor, Model, Pianist, Other Musician, TV Presenter,… more

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Audio Reel ( 3 mins)

A varied selection of voice overs recorded July 2020

01Audio Reel ( 3 mins)
021 minute- 7 voices & accents
03Gentle Glaswegian accent : poem
04Seeking Silence Radio play (James Harry)
05The butterfly poem
06"My Name Is Emily"
07Alzheimer's Voiceover
08Maggie Thatcher Final Speech
09Monologue : Who are You?
010Piazzolla 4 seasons violin Solo
11Thais Meditation violin solo
13Dream app audition Brigid hemingway
14American Commercial
15Brigid H as Edwina Currie
16My pause button brigid hemingway

Physical Attributes

167 cm / 5ft 6in
58 kg / 127 lbs
White / Caucasian
86 cm / 34 in
Skin color:
70 cm / 28 in
91 cm / 36 in
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
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Credits & experience

  • Dec: Student film/play monologue : Female actor
  • Dec : Film about Gambling : Mother
  • Dec Narrator for masters screen documentary : Dec Narrator on and off screen
  • Online self care video : Demonstrating anti ageing product
  • Modelling Nov 2021 : Model in modelling shoot
  • October 2021 Monologue for radio play : Abused wife
  • Oct 2021 Postgraduate film documentary : Presenter
  • Aug - Oct 2021 Mr Wonderful rehearsals and full length play : Phoebe ( mother)
  • Sept 2021 River Crossings student film 4 days : Mother Helen
  • August 2021 corporate online ad : Work colleague
  • August 2021 corporate online ad : Job applicant
  • August 2021 corporate online ad : Homeless woman
  • Audio drama July 2021 : Police officer
  • June 2021 Hoichi the Earless audio play : Priest
  • On line ad : Interviewer
  • Numerous Online zoom improv classes : Participant
  • Corporate video VO : Mancunian sales person
  • Student radio play : Mother
  • Student documentary : News reader
  • Audio production The masses August 2020 : VO recording The Masses
  • Post graduate film-, Darknet,, Aug 2020 mixture of zoom, self tape, audio and set filming : Shelley - mother, journalist, VO for buyer, Elektra
  • Finalist in Extreme improv X streamed world championship festival 2020 : Finalist
  • 6 week Long form improv course by LCI August : Course participant
  • Drop in fun short form Improv weekly sessions July -Aug : Organiser
  • Thinking Actors Stanislavski 4 week course July : Course participant
  • MayDays Musical Improv 6 week course July -Aug : Course participant
  • Radio play July 2020 : Posh lady, Cockney woman, posh narrator
  • Liverpool accent workshop June 2020 : Course participant
  • Comedy radio play June 2020 : Margaret Thatcher & Edwina Currie
  • on line fantasy animated audio series Sisters June 2020 : Mother Euphemia - lead role
  • LockDown experiences April 2020 : voice over giving my take on LockDown
  • animated dystopian film April 2020 : voice over for Mary protecting the victim
  • animated film Feb 2020 : voice over for lead part Francis- the other woman.
  • voice over part for Edwina Currie and Maggie Thatcher in audio drama : Voice as principal cast member Edwina Currie and Maggie Thatcher
  • 3 times a week online improv classes with Emma Bird Liverpool Improv March - July : course participant
  • Play "Iron" by Rona Munro Jan-Feb : Lead protagonist Fay in prison for murder of husband
  • Masters Film “Saturday Mourning” Dec 2019 : Grieving mother
  • violinist for Song composition November 2019 : violinist - recorded from home
  • Modelling - violinist photo shoot Nov 2019 : Model
  • Modelling with daughter : Model - photo shoot Oct 2019
  • Nov - Jan 2020 Iron full length play by Rona Munro : Prisoner Jose lead part - for alleged murder of husband
  • Sept- Oct The Secret Rapture by David Hare full length play : Marion, principal character
  • Silent elephant project : Lead role in film coping with mother with Alzheimer’s
  • Consultation with dietician : Model posing in interview with dietician
  • Radio documentary on red deer : Narrator voice over Glaswegian
  • Short film : Charlie and Gi : Mother worried about daughter keeping bad company
  • Phase - short film : Mother in film where son rebels
  • March -May Full length play :Things I know to be true : Lead role of mother Fran
  • Film sweet nothings : Mother
  • Art project on love : Voiceover
  • Film Cassie’s baby : Mother
  • Film : The Comedown : Office boss and also therapist
  • Film: George and Alfie : Mother/ wife Sue
  • Murder mystery : Various
  • Full length play Di and Viv and Rose rehearsals and performance Jan- Feb 2019 : Principal role Di.
  • Full length play Di and Viv and Rose. Start rehearsals Dec : Principal role Di
  • November : Housebound : VO of anxious friend on telephone
  • December : Film: We are the warriors : VO Principal role : Police commissioner
  • Nov Full day Mother daughter photo shoot : Model (mother )
  • Full length play Oct-Dec The Ghost Train : Principal role - Julia
  • Housebound short film : VO of Ruby sister of traumatised woman
  • Short film about daughter overdosing on slimming pills : Mother
  • Murder mystery play La Volte Theatre : Principal part of Lady M
  • Short film Blind Spot : Doctor (speaking part)
  • Actors workshop weekend : Organiser and participant
  • Short film ‘Mother’ : Journalist speaking part & off screen violinist
  • Short film lead part : Wife caring for husband with dementia (speaking part)
  • Bamalam productions Radio play 50 & Nifty : Maureen- One of the 6 women
  • Intensive scene study classes PWF : Participant - 4 four hour weekly classes with Play with Fire
  • June GMDF voices and accents full day workshop : Course participant
  • Full day voice over masterclass with MAP : Course participant
  • Full day course on professional voice over with MAP : Course participant
  • Violist in pop video with MonaLisa twins : Violist
  • Short film 'That's appealing' : Mother giving advice to son (speaking part)
  • Short film " The One" : Wife Ally being reunited with first love Joe ( speaking part)
  • Short film 'Alex' : Careers adviser ( speaking part) to troubled student
  • Radio play about a football manager's aspirations : Narrator
  • Full length play April - June Pub Quiz is Life by Richard Bean : Baz (principal role)
  • 'An old flame' short film : Wife ( speaking part)
  • Radio documentary on The Holocaust : 2 voice overs, one Glaswegian and one Cheshire
  • Film One day at a time : Therapist ( speaking part) to young girl with abusive father
  • Weekend improvisation work shop with Manchester Actors' Platform with Simon Naylor : Course participant
  • Film documentary on printing V digital : Narrator VO & Glaswegian interviewee
  • Short film Absent Minds, speaking part : Wife of Jonathan, man with 30 second memory
  • Short film - results : Doctor, speaking part
  • Weekend workshop on screen acting with Karen Henthorn : Course participant
  • Cast for Short Film : Teacher, speaking part
  • Jan - March Full length play - Handbagged. Awarded best actress for the season. : Principal role Maggie Thatcher
  • Film "Headlights" : Mother- speaking part
  • Dystopian short film "Rainy Day" : Leading role of mother - speaking part. Also 3 voice overs in different accents for 3 different news readers.
  • Actors' Lab : Acting classes
  • ActUp North : Acting classes
  • Film "Results" : The doctor - speaking part
  • Radio drama - played 3 characters with different accents : Teacher, gran , girlfriend
  • Corporate video : Office boss - speaking part
  • Theatre production ‘Reflections’ at the Lowry : Wrote and performed monologue on midlife crisis
  • Full length play: John Godber Salt of the Earth : Principal role: Annie, the younger sister
  • The History of Spirituality episode 2 by Ross Foad : Voice of ghost
  • Expressionist drama Eye of the Dawn - film about Mata Hari : Speaking part: Mata Hari / nun. Also played violin as background music for several minutes.
  • Full day comedy improv workshop with Liverpool Comedy Improv. : Course participant
  • Full day monologues masterclass with Darren Gordon : Writing and performing monologues
  • Full day voices/ accents workshop with Natalie Grady , Inspire Actors Studio UK : Course participant
  • Promotional video for coffee shop : Young Grandma
  • ActUpNorth : Adult acting classes
  • Jim Cartwright Drama Studio : Adult acting classes
  • Actors Lab : Adult acting classes
  • one act play/ comedy : Principal role - One of the 3 retired ladies
  • Science Fiction film : Voice over
  • WW2 short film : Voice over
  • Corporate on line advert for Michelin car tyres : Woman checking car tyre pressures ( see video)
  • photo shoots : Physiotherapist model, podiatrist patient model, fitness model
  • Various amateur plays : Regular stand in and prompt for local am dram groups. Backstage help , FOH and refreshments help.
  • Full length play : Jim Cartwright play "Two" : Principal role: Landlady & all of the other 6 female characters
  • Full length play: Ayckbourn 'Bedroom Farce' : Principal role : Kate, the sensible newly- wed


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

Acting agent

TAA ( Tiny Angels Adults) and BAQ Talent management - voice over work

  • English
  • French
  • German

  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • French
  • German

I have been a teacher all my life but started acting in 2015, having been inspired by one of my students. I have now played lead roles in 10 plays including Margaret Thatcher in Handbagged by Rona Munro in 2018. In February 2020 I played the lead role of Glaswegian prisoner Faye in IRON by Rona Munro.
I have trained at the Jim Cartwright Drama Studio, ActUpNorth, Play with Fire, Thinking Actors and the Actors Lab. I have worked from scripts and written and performed monologues. I have also done lots of improvising, set scripts and improvised duologues in front of the camera. I have attended various courses and workshops with MAP including on screen acting with Karen Henthorn. Since March 2020, I have taken regular ( 4 times a week) online improv classes with Liverpool Comedy Improv
I have modelled for four different photographers, and enjoyed in particular being involved in a mother daughter photo/video shoot which is featured on the photographer’s website Vilija Skubute
I have taken part in numerous short films, promotional and corporate videos, and an on line ad for Michelin Tyres.
I am also an accomplished violinist and lead 2 local orchestras. I took part in a pop video with the MonaLisa Twins in May 2018.
I can do various accents including RP, Cheshire, Manchester, Yorkshire, Liverpool, Glaswegian and have been cast in many voice overs and radio plays. For some I have played up to 3 different characters in the same film / radio play utilising my different accents and voices. I have always lived in Manchester but my Glasgow accent is particularly convincing - helped I imagine by having parents from there.
Having taken early retirement from teaching July 2020, I now have the time to focus entirely on my acting.


Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work

Modelling website

Nov 2019 photo shoot with my violin
David Houghton Photography
43 A Enfield St, Wigan WN5 8DY
07808 064160

Oct 2019 photo shoot with daughter and my violin

Nov 2018 mother daughter photo shoot

Oct 2017 Fitness photo shoot With personal trainer
Aug 2017 Photo shoot as physiotherapy patient
Aug 2017 Photo shoot as podiatrist patient


Keyboard ability


Favourite genres
  • Classical

Influences: Pink Floyd

I am an accomplished violinist/ violist and have had the opportunity of playing my violin in various short films that I have also been acting in. In 2017 I was the onstage nun and offscreen violinist in a short film about Mata Hari ( I took part in my first pop video with The Mona Lisa Twins in May 2018 in which I played viola. In August 2018 I was the onscreen journalist in Mother and the offscreen fiddler in another scene. and
I have played with my string quartet for 20+ years. We play at weddings and corporate and charity events. I have led several amateur orchestras as guest leader and was principal leader with the GPO 1994-2004. I have also formed 2 semi professional orchestras in 2004, the Amaretti Chamber Orchestra and the Athenean Ensemble. I lead them both both and fix the players. This clip is from a concert in 2018 Bottesini duo Amaretti
I have also been the onstage fiddler in a production of Fiddler on the Roof and a gypsy violinist in a pantomime.
Although I don't play the piano very much any more, I am still competent and got to grade 7 when I was 14.
I can sing in tune preferably as a backing singer or choir member.


TV presenter experience

No previous TV presenter experience

Radio presenter experience

Previous unpaid Radio presenter roles

  • English
  • French
  • German

  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • French
  • German

I believe I have the skills to be a good presenter as I have worked as a teacher for many years so have plenty of experience addressing groups of people - both children and parents. In addition, I regularly address audience groups at my orchestral concerts. I played the parts of mother and off screen news presenter VO in A rainy day I have twice played the part of narrator presenting information in radio plays including I am confident and relaxed in front of an audience or camera and would welcome any presenting opportunities.
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