It was after watching a BBC adaptation of "Pride & Prejudice" that I knew I wanted to be an actor - I was twelve years old. During my late teens I was chosen to train and work as a photographic model with the Violet Collins Model Agency, later working with other photographers. Well and truly bitten by the performance bug I later joined the local church choir and after many years when my children were reared I began my actor training.
Abbey Theatre, Voice & Text Workshop, Andrea Ainsworth.
DanceHouse,Foley St., Voice Workshop, Kevin Crawford.
Filmbase, Lee Strasberg Technique, Melanie Clark Pullen.
Filmbase, Dialect, Derek Chapman.
Filmbase, Lee Strasberg Masterclass, Shelley Mitchell, The Actors Studio.
Velvet Voice Studio, Voice-Over Workshop, Tommy Ellis.
Filmbase, Screen Acting Workshop, Vinny Murphy.
Gaiety School of Acting, Michael Chekhov Technique, Paul Brennan.
Walton's School of Acting, Performing With Confidence, Anthony Norton.
Focus Theatre, Stanislavski Technique, Mary Moynihan.
Visions Drama School, Acting for Stage/Screen/Radio, Mary Murray.
Violet Collins Agency, Photographic Modelling Course, Violet Collins (early 1970's).
Kenilworth Square, Rathmines. Speech and Drama (mid-1960's), Private Coaching.