Barbara Cunningham Pro

Actor, Extra, Model, Influencer, Singer,… more

London, United Kingdom
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Eriskay Love Lilt unaccompanied 1

traditional song, unaccompanied, soprano

01Eriskay Love Lilt unaccompanied 1
02Goneril speech from King Lear

Physical Attributes

Height:
172 cm / 5ft 8in
Hips:
88 cm / 35 in
Weight:
58 kg / 127 lbs
Dress size:
UK 10 / AUS 10 / US 6
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Blue
Chest:
88 cm / 35 in
Hair color:
Blonde
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Short
Waist:
71 cm / 28 in
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2019
  • Remember, at The Cockpit, London : Sylvia
  • Company of the Clueless : Leena Cuisine (comic murder mystery suspect)
  • Concert: 'Fly Me to the Moon' : Singer - soprano soloist
  • Music Video : Walk-On - offended listener
  • 'Beauties and the Beast' for the London Film School : The Posh Neighbour
  • Avenue 5 (TV Drama) : Hysterical parent
  • The Bench at The Casa Theatre, Liverpool : Barbara/Stuart
2018
  • Carols by Candlelight (Raymond Gubbay: every year since 2003) : Chorus member and soloist from the chorus
  • Film and Security Training Video for Historic England : Room steward and site staff
  • 'Dead on Time' : Lady Virginia Mortlake
  • 'Christmas at Kew' - opening night : Soprano in mixed-voice quartet
  • TV commercial and still images : woman in restaurant
  • King Edward VII Hospital : patient in still images shoot
  • 'Inauguration' (Physical Theatre) : Steve Mnuchin, Hilary Clinton, Ensemble
  • Short Film 'Connected' : Janice (lead role)
  • 'Fawlty Towers' (Comedy Dining) : Sybil Fawlty
  • White Bear Theatre : Stuart/Barbara in 'Friendship Forever'
2017
  • Fawlty Towers tribute (for Comedy Dining) : Sybil Fawlty
  • Short film ‘I am not a Zombie’ : Barbara, a grieving widow
  • Paddy Power : Featured in commercial- singing waitress
  • Musical Theatre, 'The Frankenstein Teacher', by Simon Speare : Miss Mary Shelley, the Headteacher (lead role)
  • chs creative : Lifestyle images model on Barclaycard shoot
  • Film 'In the Cloud' : Walk-On: police officer
  • Carling Premiership photoshoot : Performer
  • Central St Martins School of Art : Performer in Sound Installation for artist Jane Philips
  • CBBC 'Four O'Clock Club' : Played the role of Teacher
  • Murder Mystery theatre group : Ensemble member
  • BOLD productions, for Sixpad : Featured Artist in TV commercial
  • London Film School : Lead Actor in short film, 'Hard Lines', playing Evie
  • Film series 'Sharknado' : Supporting Artist
  • BBC Television : Supporting Artist in pilot episode for new reality singing show
  • Short film 'Thirsty are the Damned' (IMDb credited) : credited role: Emily, a woman attending an AA meeting for the first time
  • On-line film, 'Hello Au Revoir' (IMDb credited) : Credited performer - Isabella
  • Tate Modern, for the artist Antony Crossfield : Performer in sound installation
2016
  • ITV : Walk-on in titles footage for horse-racing coverage
  • ITV : Supporting Artist in TVC for well-known healthcare and fitness provider
  • ITV drama documentary, recreating the Hillsborough Inquest : Jury member
  • Short film, with students at Ravensbourne : This was a black-comedy two hander, called '3 lessons to learn from domestic abuse', in which I played a bullying wife
  • Feature film: 'Blue Iguana' : Extra
  • Carols by Candlelight (Raymond Gubbay: every year since 2003) : Chorus member and soloist from the chorus
1995
  • 'Misa Flamenca': Paco Pena : Chorus member in production, featuring Flamenco dancers and singers and a small professional chorus. Ongoing work over several years
1983
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Vocal Studies
1982
  • University of London : M.A. in Modern Drama

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Acting agent

Dreammaker Consultancy


Languages
  • English
  • Swedish

Accents
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh

Union memberships
  • Equity

September 2019: Sylvia in 'Remember' by Annie Moss at The Cockpit Theatre, London
June and July 2019: Easily over-excited parent (recurring role) in Avenue 5, TV series, HBO
June 2019: Leena Cuisine, for Company of The Clueless (Murder Mystery)
January 2019: Stuart/Barbara in Friendship Forever by David Armstrong at The Casa Theatre, Liverpool
December 2018: Lead roles (supervisor and room steward) in training videos for Heritage England
November 2018; Lady Virginia Mortlake in Dead on Time (Murder Mystery)
April 2018: Janice in Introspect (short film)
March 2018 'Inauguration' for Camden Sprint Festival, playing Steven Mneuchin (Trump's Treasury Secretary)
December 2017 and ongoing: Sybil in Comedy Dining 'Fawlty Towers'
December 2017: TVC for Paddy Power: Featured role, singing cafe waitress
November 2017: Featured Actor, Barbara, in Comedy Short 'I'm Not a Zombie'.
October 2017: Lead Actor (the Headteacher Miss Shelley) in Musical Theatre 'The Frankenstein Teacher', London
March 2017: Stall-holder in episode of 'Emmerdale'.
March 2017: Featured Actor in 'Happy Go Larry', as Larry's Mum. (The latest instalment in web series 'Happy Go Larry', on IMDb)
March 2017: Lead Actor in short film, 'Hard Lines', for London Film School
March 2017: Featured Artist in TV Commercial for 'Sixpad' (BOLD productions)
February 2017: Supporting Artist in pilot show for new BBC TV reality singing show
January 2017: Emily in short film 'Thirsty are the Damned' (IMDb credited: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8708937/?ref_=fn_al_nm_3)
January 2017: Featured Artist in on-line film 'Hello Au Revoir' ( IMDb credited http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8708937/?ref_=fn_al_nm_3)
October and November 2016: Extra on the feature film 'Blue Iguana' - I was moved from a background extra to positions in close shot because of my 'good use of face', 'clear physical profile' and 'professional approach.
November 2016: Featured artist in student film, a two-hander black comedy in which I played a bullying wife.
November 2016: Jury member on ITV drama-doc about the Hillsborough Inquest

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


November 2017: Holby City (BBC)
December 2017: Eastenders (BBC)
December 2017; 'Good Omens' (BBC)

Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


2017 (October) Stills shoot with chs creative for Barclaycard
2017 (April) : Photoshoot for Better (leisure centre providers) promoting swimming pools (swimwear)
2017 (March) TVC for 'SixPad' commercial (gymwear)
2016: Model for Creative Media at Pinewood Studios

Music

Vocal ability

Classically trained


Vocal range

Soprano


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Opera

Favourite genres
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: Caro Emerald, Ella Fitzgerald, Annie Lennox

Most recent:
January 2018: Soloist in concert performance of Bach, Handel, Tallis in London
December 2017: TVC for Paddy Power: Featured role, singing cafe waitress
December 2017: Mozart Festival Chorus (small ensemble) for Raymond Gubbay 'Carols by Candlelight' Royal Albert Hall
October 2017: Main role (Miss Shelley - headteacher) in Musical Theatre 'The Frankenstein Teacher' in London
January 2017: soloist in concert performance of Scarlatti's 'Stabat Mater' and other works from the same period (London
January 2017: performer in sound installation at Tate Modern for the artist Antony Crossfield
December 2016: ensemble member of Mozart Festival Chorus (small ensemble)for Raymond Gubbay 'Carols by Candlelight' (a professional group)
I trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and have had regular professional solo and ensemble classical work throughout my career. For example, I have been a chorus member in Raymond Gubbay Christmas shows since the early 2000s, featuring also as a soloist, singing from the chorus. This show was picked up and broadcast by SkyArts in 2003 and repeated in subsequent years; I have substantial solos in this recording. There are more details in the 'credits' section of my profile, but my experience also includes working with Paco Pena in his 'Misa Flamenca', a fully staged setting of the Latin Mass for Flamenco dancers and singers and a small chorus of classically trained singers, which toured throughout Europe over several years. I was a regular member of the Chorus of the Academy of St Martin's in the Fields (set up to work with the world-renowned orchestra of the same name) until is was disbanded about 5 years ago. I have also toured with the Monteverdi Choir. I have been a chorus member on many recordings, beginning with the film of 'Amadeus' when I was still a very young student and including the Champions League theme song. I have sung as soloist with many choral societies, in London and elsewhere, for example in the Bath festival and at various places in the North East.

Presenting

TV presenter experience

No previous TV presenter experience


Radio presenter experience

Previous paid Radio presenter roles


Presenting agent

Dreammaker Consultancy


Languages
  • English
  • Swedish

Accents
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh

I have not yet done any TV presenter work but I have loads of relevant experience, both as an actor and a lifestyle model. As an ex- drama teacher and voice coach I prepared students for gaining Voice work, including radio presenting, drama and voice over. So I am well practised in these areas, with professional understanding and control of pitch, pace, accent, inflection, tone etc. I have a very clear, warm voice, without obvious regional accent, though I can do accents as required. I have voice over experience, eg in the web drama ‘Heists and Hedgefunds’ and am keen to move into presenting. I am Caucasian, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with short blonde hair and a usual playing age of late 40s/50. I am in good shape and have a smart, professional appearance and a warm smile. Modelling experience includes for a major financial provider, a private hospital and for ‘Better’ Leisure. Acting experience can be seen on my profile but includes a range of screen and stage work. I am calm and confident in front of the camera. I was previously in work, as Deputy Head of a large, very mixed, Sixth Form, which entailed presenting to large audiences regularly - students, teachers, parents, union delegates and other stakeholders. Having been very successful at this I can say honestly that I could present to any audience, anywhere, on any medium!

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