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Miranda Harrison

Spotlight link: 6296-7864-5315

Mobile: 07733 266865

Email: m.harrison@wlcreative.co.uk

Agent: NorthOne Management

About me: 
Experienced stage + screen actor, and voiceover actor. Love words – love both classic and contemporary texts. Happy to throw myself into challenges; love working collaboratively. Strong sightreader. Strong involvement with new writing (e.g. actor workshopping + performing new work on writing courses at Theatre 503; regular short story actor for Liars League; organiser of Page to Stage).

~ CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS ~

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Martin Rowson's Plague Songs poetry book is being published by Smokestack Books on 1 April, along with a CD featuring a selection from the original 52 Plague Songs tracks. I'm thrilled that 2 of mine are to be included! For advance orders of the CD: https://www.tregni.co.uk/plague-songs-cd.html 

The story so far: During the summer of 2020, I was invited to record a piece for Plague Songs, a bawdy collection on the politics of Covid-19, written and illustrated by Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson and composed / produced by Jon Tregenna. My piece was 'They've Cancelled Death' (click on skull image, left, and News 2020: June). Amidst much publicity, Plague Songs launched in July. Check out this great review by Jon Gower at Nation Cymru. In September I was invited back to record a track for the next collection – 'Deathsitting', for Plague Songs: The Second Wave – launched that same month (see News 2020: September). And in January I recorded 'The Boiling Lake' for the third and final collection, Plague Songs: The New Museum of Shit, which launched in February (see News 2021: February).

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Late last year, I really enjoyed an intense weekend of rehearsing and recording roles in 3 of the 6 winning plays featured in London Playwrights' annual Play Club: The Selections (see News 2020 - November and December). Writers are set the challenge of reading specific well-known plays and then responding with their own pieces. Actors and directors then come on board to perform the 6 winning plays.

Click on the image for each play.

 

In Be Careful I play a blinkered university lecturer;
in
Methods of Killing Your Leader I play a Tory civil servant; and in The Gyal is Mama of the Ma I play
a very unhappy 
Grandma. It was great to have
3 entirely different roles! 

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The annual Tolpuddle Martyrs event in Dorset (where processions and performances commemorate Dorset labourers campaigning for a fair wage in the 1830s) could not, of course, take place this year. So, instead, London Equity branches came together for an online performance on Saturday 19 July. I was delighted to be part of Clive Greenwood's specially written play The Watchword Liberty, in which I played James Loveless (one of the Tolpuddle Martys), the vicar (Reverend Warren) and a defence lawyer. 

while back I entered the Shooting People New Shoots competition, showcasing actors and asking for their thoughts on various current industry topics. I was one of the shortlist of nine actors! The winner was drawn randomly from the nine - it wasn't me, but I was still delighted to get such fantastic promotion across their site. (It's already led to a director/writer getting in touch and asking me to do
a
tableread for his next film.) And congrats to Will Nash for winning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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