Loveday Smith

CV

Recent Credits

2018 DYNNIQ GREENFLOW/IM-FLOW VR presentation of Dynniq's advanced interactive traffic system

2017 - 2018 HUNTER STREET tv series for Nickelodeon playing series regular DIANE

2017 DEALING WITH CONTROL video installation by Neeltje Ten Westerend for the SANDBERG INSTITUUT

2017 IN DARKNESS ALL CATS ARE GREY audio installation by PRISCILA FERNANDEZ commissioned by the Solar Gallery in Porto.

2017 BLUE TRAPEZIUM video installation by CHONG LII shown at the Stedelijk Museum.

2017 MAURICE LE NOIR PRESENTS: UNTITLED (A CONFLICT WITH CONCRETISM) written and performed by Loveday Smith at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2016 and TOON 2017 REVIEW HERE

2016 RELATIONAL STALINISM by Michael Portnoy at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

2015 TINO SEHGAL AT THE STEDELIJK Interpreting This Progress and This is Propaganda at the Stedelijk Museum

2015 TOOLS OF THEATER Performing the role of a client in 9 healthcare e-learning films

2015 SUBMARINE Presenting the intro to Bistro Invitro a speculative restaurant website introducing the concept of lab-grown meat.

2015 ORANGE TEA THEATRE at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. Playing Alice Dawes in
Strange Divide, a new play that we devised with writer Esther O’Toole

2015 MAANDAG RECLAME Groen bloed doet goed

2015 SALTY CARROT FILMS Sam in I do, do you?

2015 CREATIVE LAB NHTV Officer Reed in The Prism

2013 - 2016 ORANGE TEA THEATRE I’m a regular member of the Orange Tea Theatre ensemble.

Rehearsed readings: Martha in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf; Susanne in Honeypot; Dr Gray inWild East

Cult Nights: Moneypenny in Reduced Bond: Total Bondage; Brandt in Two Gentlemen Of Lebowski

Plays: Alice Dawes in Strange Divide,
Adie in Hertz and Agnes in Lunchtime Manifesto. I also performed my own
monologue Strumpet with a Trumpet in their Small Talk performance evening.

2013-2016 RNTC Actor in diverse programmes for Media Training Courses

2013-2016 SDI MEDIA Narrator for Trace Sports TV re-voicing the French-made programmes for the English market.

2013-2015 STICHTING KLEINTJE KUNST Freelance workshop leader, taking my own interactive theatre and music show for Peuters and Kleuters into Dutch schools around Amsterdam.

2014 CIRQUEST Presenter on a corporate video for Aegon on Health and Safety in the workplace

2014-2015 MALMBURG Voice over and presenter on various e-learning projects in English

2014 MICHAEL LASOFF Miranda in Republic of Dreams (feature film)

2014 GUNES KANTAROGLU & EVA-LOTTE ROSSEN The Writer in Parallel Dimension (short film)

2014 DROST IMAGINARIUM Helen in Off The Record (short trailer for a series)

2013 BOOM CHICAGO actress in Nightmare On The Rozengracht
(short film and live show) dir Daniel Hillel Tuch

VOICEOVER CLIENTS INCLUDE: Rabobank, Brabantia, Comic Sexy,
Digitalstrom, Trace Sports, Mybaby2be, Curves Gym, Malmburg, RNTC, Damien Ignacio,
Friesland Campina, New-Schools Project, Actiforce, Volker Wessels, Volkswagen, Dmarq, Meijers,
T-type, Albelli, Clipper, Alfa Romeo, Avantium, ING, CarNext.com, Oiko Credit, XXS, 

Highlights

In a long and varied theatre career spanning over 20 years, I have worked with many great directors, including Sir Peter Hall (Lysistrata both in London’s West End and at the ancient Greek theatre of Epidavros) and Sam Mendes (Cabaret at the Donmar Warehouse in London).

Other West End (London) credits include: Helen Seress in Gloomy Sunday, Bob Carlton’s Olivier-winning musical Return To The Forbidden Planet, John Doyle’s acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd, and most recently Mollie Ralston in the 56th year of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.

I’ve had roles in the popular TV programmes Coronation Street, Emmerdale, A&E, Heartbeat,Brookside* and Hollyoaks; and on the big screen, Madraspattinam, a Tamil love story set at the end of the Raj, in which I played the evil wife of the Governor of Madras.

Other roles I’ve really enjoyed are Poopay in Communicating Doors (Chester Gateway dir. Deborah Shaw); Muriel in Animal Farm (West Yorkshire Playhouse dir. Nikolai Foster); Michelle in The People Are Friendly and Adriana in A Comedy of Errors (both for Bob Carlton at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Vivienne in Marlene (The Stephen Joseph at Scarborough, dir. Chris Monks); Gloria inBrassed Off (Number 1 tour, dir. Joanna Read); Frasquita in Carmen (Watermill Theatre & tour, dir. John Doyle); Melissa in On the Piste (Hull Truck Theatre dir. John Godber & Oldham Coliseum dir. Kevin Shaw) and Polly Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera (Belfast Lyric and Buxton Opera Festival, dir Robin Midgely) and last but by no means least, my first professional role, Z in GB Shaw’s A Village Wooing (Bridge Theatre, dir. Freda Kelsall).

Other skills

INSTRUMENTAL I am a multi instrumentalist but the one I love most and play best is the trumpet. Add to that the tenor horn, flugel, french horn and pretty much anything in the brass family that doesn’t use a reed. On a basic level, I can also find my way around a bass guitar, a piano and a drum kit… just not all at once!

SINGING I also sing. I have a big range, from E below middle C up to top C but I’m most comfortable somewhere in the middle. You will gather from my CV that I’ve done a number of musicals in different styles, from pop and country all the way through to Opera.

SPORTS I ski to an advanced level, I swim and scuba dive (qualified PADI rescue diver) and I grew up with horses so I’m very confident riding and jumping on horseback. I have a clean UK driving license. My level of fitness is good, I run and practice yoga.

ACCENTS My natural accent is Standard (British) English with a hint of Yorkshire, where I grew up. I can do Standard Scottish, Irish (north and south), Liverpool, West Country, Standard American, London/Essex to name but a few. I have a good ear and can pick up accents quickly so if there’s something particular you want, let me know and I’ll send you a sample.