After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in England, she started theatre work in London Stafford East 15 with the Joan Littlewood workshop group. Working on Contemporary Experimental Theatre, writing, directing and performing.
She moved to Paris in 1976, and began working in comedy with the celebrity prime time television show ‘Le petit theatre de Bouvard’, writing and performing. During this period she also ran a daily radio show ‘Lollipop’ on Radio Jet.
It was French actor Jacques Sereys who saw her on ‘Le Petit Theatre de Bouvard’ and suggested that she should enter the Conservatoire D’art Dramatique. Which she did, and it was the start of her life and career in France.
She has worked with many well known directors in the theatre; Georges Lavaudant, Daniel Mesquish, Laurent Pelly, Jacques Vincey, and filmed with such great artists as Stephan Frears.
In 2000, seeing the approach of what she considered her ‘…sell by date’, she decided to make a career change, she took and passed the entrance exam for the Fèmis, the French National Film School to become a scriptwriter.
However it seems that the ‘older and more crinkled she gets’, the less wrinkled directors get, and acting work flows in. Which goes to prove that ‘You don’t retire from a passion, it lives and dies with you’.
© Natasha Cashman 2019