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Strong comedic & dramatic abilities
Natural character actress, easy to direct
Welsh origin with a neutral UK accent

Playing Range: 30-38
Height: 5’4”/163cms

Training
1986 – 1994: LAMDA Acting Exams achieved, to Gold Medal (Hons)(Cardiff)
2011: 'Acting For Camera' Masterclass, DawsonDramaWorks (Dublin)
2012: 'Acting For Camera' with Donal Courtney, Gaiety School of Acting (Dublin)
2012: Stage Combat Workshop, Gaiety School of Acting (Dublin)
2013: Ongoing Mentorship Scheme with Jason Byrne (Axis, Dublin)
2013: Acting Techniques with Terry McMahon (Dublin)
2013: Applied Art of Acting with David Scott (Dublin)
2013 - Puppetry in Theatre with Robin Guiver (London)
2014 - Clown course with Carol Walsh (Dublin)
2013-2014 - Friday Studio with David Scott (Dublin)

Film and TV Credits
2012
Music Video, Co Dublin ‘Wishing On A Photograph’ - Dir. Paul Gogarty, 
Role: Sorceress
Short Film, Co Dublin ‘Trans*Phormers’ Belong2 Prods - Dir. Andy Mannion, Supporting  Role: Principal
Corporate DVD, Co Dublin ‘MindForce’ Red Diamond Media - Dir. Cathy Grieve, Lead Role: Presenter
Short Film, Co Dublin ‘Anthony’ TCD Student Film - Dir. Hugh Phelan, 
Supporting Role: Mother
Short Film, Co Dublin ‘Our Fall’ UCD Student Film - Dir. Noelia Ruiz, 
Supporting Role: HR Manager

2011
Corporate DVD, Co Dublin ‘The Road Back’ Spirit Level - Dir. Moira Sweeney, Supporting Role: Recovering Alcoholic 
Corporate DVD, Co Dublin ‘Conversations’ ThirdForce PLC - Dir. Sam Niblock, Lead Lead Role: Maria
Short Film, Co Dublin ‘The Dress’ ITT Student Film - Dir. Marion Lawlor, 
Supporting Role: Kathy
Short Film, Co Dublin ‘ANNEX’ - Dir. Gerard Walsh, 
Supporting Role: Politician's Aide
Short Film, Co Meath ‘Natural Selection’ The High Council - Dir. Patrick Austin, Supporting Role: The Deemstress
Short Film, Co Cork ‘Easily Done’ AClique Productions – Dir. Warren Bridgeman, Supporting Role: Una
TV Ident, Co Dublin ‘Pitch Perfect’ Good Company Productions
Featured Extra: Dublin Chorister
TV, Co Dublin ‘Love/Hate Season 2’ Octagon Films – Dir. David Caffrey
Background Role: Funeral Mourner

Theatre Credits
2014
Three Little Pigs: The Night Before Christmas, Talisman Theatre 
Role: Rashers, Mrs Wolf,  Nationwide Irish Tour

2012 - 2014
The Time Machine, Creature Works - Dir.  Tim Evans
Role: Double-rod puppeteering, writing, directing  & voice roles, UK & Irish shows

2012
A Hippo For Christmas, Talisman Theatre - Dir.  Denis Deegan/Aidan O'Mahoney
Role: Curly Toes the Elf/Wee Willie Winkie/Beakio, Nationwide Irish Tour
Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth, Lyric Productions - Dir P J O'Reilly
Role: Lady Macbeth, The Lyric Theatre, Belfast in assoc with RSC Open Stages
Little Red Riding Hood, Talisman Theatre - Dir.  Denis Deegan/Aidan O'Mahoney
Role: Mother, Grandma, Rashers & Frogmella, Nationwide Irish Tour
The Merchant Of Venice, Croi8 Productions - Dir Alex Perry
Role: Nerissa, The Lyric Theatre, Belfast in assoc with RSC Open Stages
Bound, No Tears Productions - Dir Steven Masterson
Role: Big Lex, The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin

2011
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Talisman Theatre – Dir. Sharon Sexton
Role: Sugar Plum Fairy & Evil Goblin, Nationwide Irish Tour

2008
Cinderella: Role: Wicked Stepmother, Cardiff, Wales
The Taming Of The Shrew: Role: Katherine, Tredegar, Wales
Damn Yankees: Role: Sister, Cardiff, Wales

2007
The Tempest: Role: Miranda, Tredegar, Wales
Gigi: Asst. Director, Cardiff, Wales
Aladdin: Role: Evil Empress, Cardiff, Wales

2006
Puss In Boots: Role: Puss, Cardiff, Wales
Godspell: Role: Robin, Cardiff, Wales
BIG – The Musical: Role: Mrs Baskin, Newport, Wales

2005
Snow White: Role: Evil Queen, Cardiff, UK
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Role: Miss Lockhart, Cardiff, Wales
Blithe Spirit: Role: Elvira, Newport, Wales

Voice Credits
2011
Andrew Garvey Productions: Voice Artist for KCI e-learning courses, Celbridge, Co Kildare

Crew Credits
2012
The Muse Unbidden, The Jack Burdell Experience - Dir Roger Gregg
Stage Manager, Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin
True West, RamblinMan Productions - Dir James Murphy
Asst Stage Manager, Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Accents
All (24 hours prior notice of script may apply!)

Special Skills
-Mezzo-soprano vocals suited especially to jazz/blues/old soul/swing/broadway. 
-3-ball juggling
-Fencing
-Stage Combat (Advanced)
-Drumming
-Tap dancing (Advanced)
-Full Driving Licence (Car)
-Advanced Driving Techniques
-Full Motorbike Licence
-Conversational French language

About Jaye
Jaye Palmer has 33 years acting experience, mostly in (approximately) 40 Amateur Dramatic productions, starting as Gretl in The Sound of Music at age 5. A natural character actress, she has excelled played strong characters such as Katherine in the Taming of The Shrew, Lady Mac and even fell into the typecasting trap as the Evil Queen, Evil Empress and Wicked Stepmother in pantomimes.

Jaye’s CV is mostly made from theatre work, but since deciding to expand her CV, she has made a successful start in exploring all the techniques required for acting within the media of film & TV. Ever the perfectionist, Jaye has even enrolled in workshops on cinematography & directing to be able to immerse herself into any production with a better understanding of the teamwork and processes involved.

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