Belladonna in  Origins of Gambit  - rehearsal v screen shot

Belladonna in Origins of Gambit - rehearsal v screen shot

 HD (the writer) in  Anonymouse    

HD (the writer) in Anonymouse

 

 Citizen in  The Problem with Money

Citizen in The Problem with Money

Reviews for Richard II -

* * * * "... bravely rethought version..."   The Scotsman - Joyce McMillan

* * * * " fierce-eyed Lady Bolingbroke (EmmaClaire Brightlyn) is ... a steely warrior driven by honour, not anger. Revealing a tender heart, she makes you wish there had once been a great queen of that name."                              The Guardian - Mark Fisher

* * * * "... most daringly audacious of reinventions ... "                                      The Herald - Neil Cooper                     

  the Bonnie Brute,  photo cred. Andrew Foreman

the Bonnie Brute, photo cred. Andrew Foreman

I'm a stage and film actor, originally from Canada, now based in both Glasgow and Toronto, represented by Butler Ruston Bell.

I gained my Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada in 2005, before working professionally in theatre and voice over in Western Canada for four years.

Coming from a proud Scottish family, I was excited to move to Glasgow in 2009 to do my MA at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama specializing in Classical and Contemporary Text performance.

Recent performances include HD in Anonymouse (with Ipdip Theatre, part of both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 and the Puppet Animation Festival 2016), Bolingbroke in Richard II (Bard in the Botanics 2015; see left for reviews), and as Hero in a staged reading of The Love of the Nightingale for Dundee Rep Theatre.

In 2012, I played Abi, the female lead, in the award-winning film Notes.  (See below for a full list of nominations and awards)

I've done lots of exciting work both in the UK and North America so have a look at my Spotlight Profile for a complete list of productions and roles.

I also work as a freelance Fight Director.

Awards for Notes:-

Best Scottish Film - Bootleg Film Festival, Edinburgh
Audience Choice Award - Roughcuts Film Festival
Audience Choice Award - Palme-Dewar Short Film Competitiion (Aberfeldy Film Festival)
*nominated* - Best Comedy - Deep Fried Film Festival
*nominated* - Best Actress - We Like 'Em Short, Oregon, USA

  Little Princess Goldtree

Little Princess Goldtree

 Lady Grey in  Henry VI, part iii

Lady Grey in Henry VI, part iii

 Abi in  Notes

Abi in Notes

  Coryphaeus  in Medea

Coryphaeus in Medea

 Soldier in the Royal Regiment of Scotland in  DEADinburgh

Soldier in the Royal Regiment of Scotland in DEADinburgh

 Image taken by Peter Skagen

Image taken by Peter Skagen