Carolyn Tomkinson

Biography

Carolyn studied drama as a post-graduate student at Drama Studio, London. She was chosen to represent the school in the William Poel Memorial Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe where she played Beatrice in The Changeling.

More recently, the national press acclaimed her performance as Michelle in Dennis Kelly’s Debris at the BAC (Time Out Critic’s Choice Season) and the Traverse in Edinburgh (see reviews). Other theatre roles have included Adriana in The Comedy of Errors and Hermione/Perdita in The Winter’s Tale both for the Oxford Shakespeare Company; Karen in Extraction (Old Vic – reading); Anne in Matches For Monkeys (Chelsea Theatre); Victorine in Modern Man (New End); Susan in Five Kinds of Silence (Old Red Lion); Regan in Lear’s Daughters (Gulbenkian, Newcastle); Anna in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Edinburgh Fringe); Yitzak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Cochrane Theatre) and a number of readings at the Soho Theatre.

Carolyn’s TV, film and radio work includes Angela Hardy (guest lead) in The Bill; Louise in BBC Radio 3’s The Colony; Laura in Marilyn and Helena in Can You Take It? She was recently seen on BBC 2 playing the lead in Disconnected, a short for Talking Dog Films. A fine dramatic actress, she also has brilliant comic timing and a great mezzo soprano voice.