Member of Teaterförbundet/ the Swedish Union for Performing Arts & Film
Member of Spotlight UK
Vanessa Poole. Playing age 42 to 50.
British national/ Swedish passport, native English speaker BBC English/RP
Good lead, character actress. Good at taking direction. Flexible, fast, with excellent comic timing and a broad range of interpretation, clear voice. Have tackled a wide range of roles, from drama, physical theatre, panto, farce, to contemporary, Shakespearean roles & restoration comedy. Background in dance. Successful voiceover artist.
Works in Copenhagen, Denmark and in Malmö, Southern Sweden where she is based. She also teaches English and drama at college level.
Vanessa started performing in English radio plays and recording for schools when she was 8 in Malta, took acting and dance lessons, and has over 30 years experience of acting in English, on stage, some film work, voiceovers and recording for advertising, corporate film and on radio.
Vanessa is a member of Teaterförbundet/ the Swedish Union for Performing Arts & Film, founding and board member of ITM, the International Theatre of Malmö as well as founding and board member of Down the Rabbithole Theatre in Copenhagen, www.rabbithole.dk, and part of Playmate theatre company, Malmö.
Native language: British English RP. Fluent Swedish. Good Italian.
Good ear for most and a variety of native English accents : US, mid-Atlantic, Irish, Scottish, Australian ect.
Current role :
1.) Sylvia by A.R. Gurney. Female lead Kate. Dir: Joseph Sherlock. A Playmate Theatre Malmö production, Bastionen, Malmö & Copenhagen. October 2020.
2.) Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley Female lead Woman. A Down the Rabbit hole , Copenhagen. Dir: J. Thomas-Poulsen. (Run 2021: TBA.)
Max’s Movie. Sara, Max's mother. Produced for Swedish television. Way Creative for UR, SVT. (2013/2014)
Have Nice Stay, female lead. Produced for Michael Jus Buus with Rasmus Flensburg. SEries & Shorts. Copenhagen (2017)
Telligence 5: Ascom medical informercial/ comercia. Female lead. Pop Hunters Sweden/ Germany, (2017)
Ikea First Line of Defence Assurance. Female lead. Global. Symbal. Malmö. (2018)
Computer game voiceovers
Rain of Reflections. Multiple voices. Lionbite Games. Stockholm (20018)
Zelenhgorm: Episode 1, Land of the blue Mo0n (2002)
Voiceover Educational material
Female narration & characters for online school material teaching and lessons. Binogi. Stockholm (2019)
Recent Theatre Roles: Lead female: in Scandinavia
The Clean House. Joint female lead Virginia. Down the Rabbithole,Copenhagen/Manus Arts Hamburg for HIT. October 2019 Dir: J. Thomas-Poulsen
The Goat or Who is Sylvia? Lead female Stevie. Playmate Theatre Malmö. Directed by Boel Marie Larsson. (Malmö /Copenhagen May 2019)
Quality Street A Night at the Theatre. Lead female. Playmate Theatre Malmö. Directed by Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen (September 2018)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Lead Sonia. Down the Rabbithole Theatre ,Copenhagen. Dir: Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen.( Feb/March 2018)
Lettice and Lovage. Joint female lead Lotte Schoen. Playmate Theatre, Malmö. Director: Robin Gott (January 2018)
Lovers, Authors & other Strangers. Joint female lead. HIT House of Interntaional Theatre. Copenhagen. (May/June 2017)
Talking Heads. Female lead Lesley. Playmate Theatre, Malmö/ Copenhagen. Director: Annalisa Rossi. (April/ May 2017)
Venus in Fur. Vanda. Down the Rabbithole Theatre , Copenhagen. Dir: Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen. HIT. ( February 2017 /September 2017 Malmö)
Det Kolde Bord: 48 hour chaos theatre project. HIT- House of International Theatre, Copenhagen. Director Lars Ljungreen (January 2017)
Elsie & Norm's MacBeth. Elsie. www.rabbithole.dk. Down the Rabbithole Theatre , Copenhagen, Jersey, Roskilde. ( May /June 2016)
A Chip in the Sugarbowl adapted from Talking Heads by Alan Bennet. Lesley. Core/ Playmate Productions. Malmö. (April 2016)
Pygmalian. Mrs. Pearce / Mrs. Higgins. Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen. Krudttönden ( 2015)
The Shawl. Miss A. Etzel Cardena. Lund & Kirsebergsteatern, Malmö, ITM( 2015)
The Fast Show: a standup review. Krudttönden Cphgn (2014)
The Dining Room. Woman 1. Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen. Krudttönden Cphgn (2014)
Far Away. Harper. Etzel Cardena. ITM, Malmö & Krudttönden ( 2014)
The City. Jenny. Barry McKenna. www.whynottheatre.dk (May 2013)
The Stronger. Madam X. Etzel Cardena.ITM, Malmö & at Krudttönden Cphgn 2013)
Calendar Girls. Ruth. Barry McKenna. Krudttönden Cphgn (2012)
Unveiling. Vera. Etzel Cardena. ITM, Lund/ Malmö (2011)
Vanessa Poole has recorded more than 50 quality English language voiceover jobs and corporate film appearances for over 30 years for valued and international clients such as Unesco, Ikea, Tetra Pak, Scandline, Candy Crush, Ascom (see video below) and Sandvik. Vanessa has an ear for most native English and non-native accents.
Roles in Malta and at the National Theatre in Malta ( 1991-97)
Vaclav Havel’s Temptation. Maggie.
MacBeth. Second witch.
The Mandrake Root. Lucrezia
School for Scandal. Lady Teazle.
Pack of Lies. Julie Jackson
Brighton Beach Memoirs. Nora.
Beauty & the Beast. Fairy Frou Frou.
Blythe Spirit. Elvira.
Dancing at Lughnasa. Chris.
Much Ado About Nothing. Hero.
Height 5ft 3". Weight 52 kgs. Blond hair. Blue eyes.
Shoe size: 38. Clothes size: Small/M: 36/38.
Vanessa studied acting as a child with Marylu Coppini/ Independent Actress & dialect Coach/ Artistic Director( 1985) & as an adult with Emmy Abrahamsson ( who has an M.A.(RADA) in Text and Performance.) (Malmö 2010.) Voice class with Kay Standen/(graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire (UK) (Malmö 2010). Alexander Technique workshop with Robin Gott /(Qualified Alexander technique instructor)(Malmö 2011.) Tony Grahn Actor & Acting Technique/ The Actor & Tension Workshop (The Actors Centre (UK) guest lecturer at the Amsterdam Film School) (Malmö 2012.) Petter Barve method acting class (Drama Studio, London/Malmö 2013). Giles Foreman Centre for Acting, London www.gilesforeman.com ( coaching by Dylan Brown, Giles Foreman, Simone Reynolds) ( Aug 2015). Scene Study classes with Laurence Mitchell; Drama Centre London, Royal Central School/ CISPA Copenhagen (September 2015),masterclasses in performance, voice, interpretation with Patsy Rodenburg, Declan Donnelan (2016),Judy Kuhn (2019) (Copenhagen Actors Union), mask work with Mariana Araoz, (Collectif Masque/ National Drama School of Sweden short course/Teaterhögskolan Malmö(2017/2020) , Acting for Camera short course, ( Royal Central School Of Speech & Drama, London) (June 2020.)