Jessica Gittins

Actor, Model, Singer

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Audio

Character Voiceover Examples (2020)

A reel displaying my vocal characteristics/ characters.

01Character Voiceover Examples (2020)
02Dramatic Poetry, Sample Vocals (2020)
03Jolly Sailor Bold- Vocal/ Story Piece
04Sentimental Journey (Vocal Cover)
05I'd Rather Be (Vocal Cover)
06White Flag (Vocal Cover)

Physical Attributes

Height:
162 cm / 5ft 4in
Weight:
56 kg / 123 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Chest:
80 cm / 31 in
Skin color:
White
Waist:
60 cm / 24 in
Hips:
93 cm / 37 in
Dress size:
UK 6 / AUS 6 / US 2
Eye color:
Blue
Hair color:
Blonde
Hair length:
Long
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2021
  • Little Boots (Audio Drama) : Drusilla
  • Karma (online series) : Michelle Johnson
  • The Mom Next Door (Audio Drama) : Grace
  • English Classic Story Time : Reader (Alice in Wonderland)
  • I'm Right, You're Wrong (Online Comedy Sketch) : Jessica
  • ACTT Stage Combat : Short course in Staff combat (Entry, ongoing)
  • ACTT Stage Combat : Short course in Knife combat (Entry, Distinction)
  • ACTT Stage Combat : Short course in Rapier and Buckler (Entry, Distinction)
2020
  • King Lear (online/remotely filmed) : Regan
  • The Magic Wood (Audio Poem) : Voiceover
  • Wizard Wars (Voiceover: Animation) : Hazel Gwdion
  • Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts : Audition Techniques: Monologues (week-long workshop)
  • ACTT Stage Combat : Short course in Unarmed Combat (Entry, Distinction)
  • ACTT Stage Combat : Short course in Sword/Rapier (Entry, Distinction)
2019
  • Beyond Bridges (Short film) : Laura
  • Fourteen (Theatre short) : Elaine Pringle
  • Twelfth Night (Theatre) : Viola
  • Kalopsia (concept trailer) : Mother
  • The Vortex (Theatre) : Bunty Mainwaring
  • BBC Sesh video sketch: Welsh Rugby : English girlfriend
  • The Actor's Nightmare (Theatre short) : Mary Anderson
2018
  • Pygmalion (Theatre) : Eliza Doolittle
  • Hamlet (Theatre) : Ophelia
  • BBC Sesh video sketch: Aledland : DCI Cadi
  • BBC Sesh video sketch: Braces : Woman on date
  • The Cocktail Party (Theatre) : Lavinia Chamberlayne
  • The Threepenny Opera (Musical) : Polly Peachum
  • Roll for Remission (Theatre Tour) : Izzy/ Esme the Pirate Queen/ Guard/ Demon King
2017
  • Grand Guignol (Theatre) : Paula Maxa
  • New Welsh Review: Let go, Let's go (Short film, poetry) : Voiceover/ Actor
  • Short Welsh Myths: Devil's Bridge (Short film) : Y Diafol (The Devil)
  • Twin Flowers (Short film) : Jasmin/ Jasmin's twin sister
  • Words upon the Windowpane (Theatre) : Mrs Henderson
  • Tartuffe (Theatre) : Dorine/ Co-Director
  • Titus Andronicus (Theatre) : Lavinia/ Co-Director
  • Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers (Operetta) : Gianetta
  • Roll for Remission (Theatre Tour) : Naomi/Nila
  • Aberystwyth University : MA in 'Politics, Media and Performance' (High MERIT)
2016
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Musical) : Johanna
  • Oedipus Rex (Theatre) : Jocasta
  • Antigone (Theatre) : Antigone
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre) : Cecily Cardew
  • Bin City (Theatre) : Roxie Cox
  • Vessels (Theatre) : Writer/ Co-Director
  • Macbeth (Theatre) : Witch 2/ Murderer 1
  • Foreign Intimacy (Physical art/performance) : Performer/ Devisor
2015
  • Snow White & the Seven Stages of Grief (Theatre/Pantomime) : Snow White
  • King Lear (Theatre) : Cordelia
  • Aberystwyth University : BA Hons Drama and Theatre Studies (1ST)
2014
  • Stags and Hens (Theatre) : Maureen
  • The Country Wife (Theatre) : Lucy
2013
  • Tree of Life (Site-specific theatre) : Ash Tree/ Sound technician
2012
  • Chicago (Musical) : Mary Sunshine/ Liz/ Fogarty
  • Chase Terrace Technology College : BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma: Music Technology (Production) (DISTINCTION*)
  • Chase Terrace Technology College : BTEC Level 3 Certificate: Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) (DISTINCTION*)
2011
  • Blood Brothers (Musical) : Teacher/Milkman/Ensemble

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA Boston
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French

In addition to my top credits, please see below for past projects I have worked on:

Other Stage Acting/Singing Roles:

* 'Chorus (soprano)' in 'Patience': Aberystwyth Showtime Singers (April 2019)
* 'Izzy- a Support Worker' in 'Roll for Remission' (Tour- Cardiff, Sheffield): Cwmni Ennyn/ Awaken Productions (April 2019)
* 'Mother' in 'Purgatory': Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions (Short Play, November 2017)
* 'Afanc' and writer/co-director' in 'Pandora's Box of Wonders' (Children's Short Play): Awaken Productions (June-August 2017).
* 'Cleopatra/ Hamlet/ Katherine/ Princess Anne' in 'A Night of Shakespeare Monologues/Duologues': Mike Fish Productions (Summer 2016)
* 'Nila Avaris/Naomi' in 'Roll for Remission': Cwmni Ennyn/Awaken Productions (March 2016-July 2018)
* 'Princess' in 'Sion's Story Garden' (Children's Short Play) written/directed by Anna Sherratt (June-July 2016)
* 'Eliza Doolittle' from 'Pygmalion' (Short) by George Bernard Shaw: Hannah-Rae Sefton (June 2014)
* 'Linda Loman' from 'Death of a Salesman' (Short) by Arthur Miller: Jonathan Hawkins (June 2014)
* 'Dolores' from 'Be My Baby' (Short) by Amanda Whittington: Alice Wymer (May 2014)

Other Film experience:
* 'Amelia Davis' in 'Lady of the Lighthouse' (Short film): AWN Productions/Whisky Productions (TBC 2021)
* 'Girlfriend, Date' in various BBC Sesh shorts: Aled John, BBC Sesh (2018- 2020)
* 'Woman on date' (BBC Sesh sketch: Braces): Aled John (Nov 2018).
* 'Sophie' in 'Seaside Days' (short film): Tom Hanratty, Becca Elliot (May 2016).

Other Voiceover/Radio roles:
* 'Drusilla/Julia' in 'Little Boots' (radio drama) written by Daniel Abbott. Directed by BST Productions/Cwmni Ennyn Productions (TBC 2021).


Other Writing/Directing roles:
* Writer/Co-Director of 'Pandora's Box of Wonders', Aberystwyth (Children's Short Play, Summer 2017).

Presenting roles:
* Presenter for 'The Big Telly Show' (live sketch show): Robin Matthews (Spring 2018).

Sound/Light/Stage hand roles:
* 'Sound designer/editor' in 'Little Boots' by Daniel Abbott. BST Productions/ Cwmni Ennyn Productions (TBC 2021).
* 'Stage hand/rehearsal aide' in 'Saturday Night Forever' by Roger Williams. Directed by Kate Wasserberg (Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Oct. 2015)
* 'Prop Manager' in 'The Country Wife' by William Wycherley. Directed by Richard Cheshire.
* 'Performer/Soundscape Designer' for 'iGrimm' by Aberystwyth Voice in Performance Students (Aberystwyth, 2014)
* 'Soundscape Designer' for 'Tree of Life' by Joan Mills (Penglais Woods, Aberystwyth, May 2013)
* 'Sound/Light Technical Aide' for Chase Terrace Technology College Theatre Productions (2010-2012)

Other singing/acting experience:
* Various short devised performances/workshops as part of Drama degree.
* School choir (2005-2009)
* Lead singer and lyric writer in amateur rock band (2009-2011)

Modelling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


I have previously modelled for stock image photoshoots with Gordon Crabb, and modelled for the front cover image of a Pan Macmillan book (drama-romance).
I have also done experimental and stock image photoshoots with late photographer Keith Morris (fantasy, mystery style), as well as modelling for Twisted Thimble millinery.
This also includes more casual fashion photography sessions for an independent vintage shop, and for other independent local photographers. If you wish to see any examples, please message me.

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Soprano


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical
  • Opera

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Classical

Influences: Nancy Sinatra, Vera Lynn, Doris Day, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday, Dion, Sam Cooke, Caro Emerald, Emmy Rossum, Lana Del Rey, Grimes, The Corrs, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold.

Music, especially music through voice, has always been an important part of my personal creative process. I have been singing in choirs since age 11, where I learned to read basic sheet music.
Following this, I have sang in showcases (both in group, duets and solo pieces ranging from pop to Victorian parlor) from age 12-26, portraying characters through song such as Christine Daae (Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies), Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Mabel (Mack & Mabel) and Mary Poppins. I gained my first supporting musical role in as Mary Sunshine, Liz and Fogarty in an assessed performance of Chicago (2014), for which I gained a Distinction*.
Following this I have performed in several brilliant musicals, performing the roles of Johanna (Sweeney Todd, 2016), Polly Peachum (The Threepenny Opera, 2018) and within several Gilbert & Sullivan operettas in both lead and chorus roles; Mabel (Pirates of Penzance, soprano lead, TBC 2021), Gianetta (The Gondoliers, soprano lead, 2017), Maiden (Patience, soprano chorus, 2019).
I also play guitar at a basic level (self-taught), and have experience writing song lyrics. Please see my Soundcloud account for some examples!
https://soundcloud.com/jessicagittins23
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