Jennifer Dawn-Williams

Jennifer Dawn-Williams

Actor, Writer, Musician

Acting

Jennifer is an actor whose work includes short film The First Noel, which screened at Cannes Film Festival, & Much Ado About Nothing at the RSC Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of the World Shakespeare Festival.

Her talent and professionalism have seen her work repeatedly called upon. She has appeared in each of Elizabeth Jane Baldry's last three feature films ('Sir Lanval', 'The Ballad of Mary Whyddon', 'Tam Lin'), and spent three seasons with Grassroots Shakespeare London.

She has worked on short films with both acclaimed photographer Kofi Allen (National Portrait Gallery) and Film and TV director Steve Kelly ('Casualty', 'Holby City', 'The Bill', 'City Rats') who praised her performance as "very assured and excellently judged."

She got her professional start as playing Elizabeth Brontë as a child in Northern Ballet Theatre's production of The Brontës. She went on to train at the ITV Television Workshop, & spent two years working with some of Europe's most esteemed Meisner Technique teachers, including Paul Dekker, & Scott Williams - who had studied with Sanford Meisner himself at the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York.


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Jennifer Dawn-Williams

Writing

Jennifer is currently working on the script for a lo-fi sci-fi feature film, alongside Steve Durban-Haines.

She has previously co-written a sitcom, the industry reading of which was attended by BigTalk, Hat Trick, Retort, Ricky Gervais' Producer, & BBC Worldwide, as well as receiving script requests from the BBC & Lucky Giant (NBCUniversal) amongst others.






Music

Jennifer began as a singer and pianst aged 5, and began composing not long after. She has a wide vocal range - from tenor to soprano - and has performed on a dozen different instruments over the years.

As a songwriter and composer, she has worked on several theatrical productions and the feature film 'Forget Paris' which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival, and later screened at Cannes.

She has performed in a variety of styles from touring as a singer-songwriter, to a screaming in a rock-&-roll band that received airplay from BBC Radio 1, 2, & 6music, to improvising in an experimental string quartet that broadcast live from the Venn Festival, to singing backing vocals for a Neo-Soul act, to performing her classical piano compositions as part of a German tour.

Whilst studying for her degree in Creative Music Technology, she started a record label whose debut release by SJ Esau was later re-released by cult Californian label Anticon. She played piano for a track on his follow-up album for that label.

Her current work includes writing pop songs, & a super secret project in development.


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