Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

In June 2010 I auditioned for Marcia Kash for the part of Madge Larrabee, a scam-artist and member of Moriarty’s gang, in a theatrical adaptation of a couple of Conan Doyle’s books: A Scandal in Bohemia and The Final Problem. I liked Marcia right away...
The Sad and Cautionary Tale of SmackHeaded Peter

The Sad and Cautionary Tale of SmackHeaded Peter

Mother Cheapside certainly wasn’t my most glamorous role. But it was one of the most fun. A clairvoyant who gets her messages through old black and white tellys, Mother Cheapside meets the title character of The Sad and Cautionary Tale of SmackHeaded Peter when...
Kraft Mac and Cheese Commercial

Kraft Mac and Cheese Commercial

Love Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese? Who doesn’t, right? This was seriously one of the funnest jobs ever – directed by John Birkin (a fanastic British director) the premise was that Thomas Jefferson (who allegedly invented mac and cheese) comes back and is...
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

I was thrilled when I landed the part of Charlotte Lucas in the Grand’s production of Pride and Prejudice. I loved the novel as a teenager, but remember throwing the book across the room when I read that Charlotte was to be married to the odious Mr. Collins. As...
The Good Times Are Killing Me

The Good Times Are Killing Me

In May 2008 my agent called and said: “You’re not going to believe this. Shaftesbury are looking for an actress who can play an alcoholic from Birmingham.” I said: “If I don’t get this part, shoot me. Just bloody shoot me.” I was...
Murdoch Mysteries

Murdoch Mysteries

For my first tv job in Canada, “Murdoch Mysteries” was a doozy! I appeared in the episode “Belly Speaker” as Victorian floozy Emmy Paulk whose alcoholic lover is murdered. Her husband (who has a hook for a hand) is a suspect. Another fine...