"…the piece is brought to an affirming close with Helen Raw’s convincing portrayal of Ensler herself, describing witnessing the birth of her grandchild…Raw’s emotional and uplifting performance captures those sentiments beautifully…an eye-opening and polished production which is highly enjoyable and easy to recommend” 

★★★★

4 stars, The Vagina Monologues, Edinburgh Spotlight

An experienced actress and singer who has been involved in the entertainment world in some form or another since records began.  I performed in my first show at primary school aged 8, playing a washer woman, and a tube of Smarties and haven't looked back since.

 

Worked in film, theatre, theatre in education and corporate entertainment. Also on cruise ships as an entertainer for 3 years.

 

Currently in the development phase for a one-woman CSI type show based around my forensic degree and the ridiculous events that have happened in my life. 

 

  • Set up the only General Branch of Equity in Scotland, in 2008, and was elected Secretary from January 2009 - April 2016

  • Current Elected to Equity's Online Branch Committee, November 2016 - present

  • Trained Equity Ambassador

  • Run 'British Actors Network' - one of the only fully vetted and actively moderated acting based groups on Facebook

  • Relentless campaigner for actors and crew to be paid and insured on all professional projects

 

Ask me to work for free and I will likely punch you in the goolies/boobs/face*

* I don't advocate violence, this is for descriptive purposes only.  I will, however, tell your Mum if you ask me to work for free.

SHOWREEL:

A new showreel is in the works, once I pull my finger out of my arse. In the meantime, here is 'Timmy' a short film in which I play the female lead. This film was nominated for 'Best Drama' at the Royal Television Society Awards. It didn't win.

 

 

  • Best Drama - 'Timmy' was nominated at the Royal Television Society Awards. I played Timmy’s mum

 

  • Best Film - ‘6.05pm’ won the List Magazine Audience Award. I played a woman affected by domestic abuse. It also won:

    • Best Director - I Ciudad Real Film Festival, Spain

    • Best Short Film -  International Short Film Festival in Majadahonda, Spain

    • Best Screenplay - 13 Festival La Fila in Valladolid, Spain

 

  • Best Horror - Sacrificed won at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. I played the lead character’s girlfriend 

 

  • Best Entertainment Staff - Circle of Excellence Award. The win was based on guest comments reviewing my (excellent) customer service and solo cabaret shows when working for Celebrity Cruises 

WINS & NOMINATIONS:

PROFESSIONAL / INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Equity – founder and elected Secretary for East of Scotland Branch (2008 - 2015)

  • Equity – elected Secretary/Deputy Branch Moderator for Online Branch (2016 - present)

  • Equity Singers Register

  • BAFTA Scotland

  • BECTU

  • The British Actors Network (co-founder and group owner)

  • Independent Producers Scotland

  • Association of Film and Television Practitioners

  • The British Psychological Society (incl. Forensic Psychology Division)

  • The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

  • The Royal Society of Biology 

  • The Whitechapel Society

  • The STEM Network

  • The Children's Panel

  • The Pet Professional Guild

  • Pet Industry Federation

  • Pet Services Association

  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour​​​​

  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle
  • Facebook - Grey Circle

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