Actor

Agent: 1 Artists’ Agency; edwin.lowe@1artistsagency.com; www.1artistsagency.com

https://www.mandy.com/actor/profile/norma-cohen

Spotlight/Equity member:

link to my Spotlight CV:  https://www.spotlight.com/6575-7863-9534


Recent work includes:

INTERVIEW CRAVING: comedy sketch: (2021) https://vimeo.com/574879315/286931b86e writer/co-star Jamie Morgan: @travellingactor, DOP & direction: Tom Scurr for Pratfall Productions.

RADIO DRAMA:

Irina in The Seagull, directed by Joshua Crisp for Quarantine Productions

Marion in The Birds Are Feeding Me directed by Tom Dussek, part of Fun Fight at the OK Corona: a series of new comedy and comedy/drama audio episodes created by a community of professional artists celebrating the funny, the beautiful, the absurd and most of all: the light in the dark …

COMMERCIALS:

Skittles Giants (2021)

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child: Facebook Portal (2021)

Nan in Tesco Food Love Stories | Nan’s ‘Long Distance’ Easter Lamb

Wide-eyed sweet enthusiast in Skittles 2020

Karate kicking grandma in Don’t Panic, a commercial for UNISON by Sam Taylor

MUSIC VIDEO:

Jewish Grandma in Jess Glynne’s This Christmas 2020

TELEVISION:

Rede Witch in A Discovery of Witches for SKY TV, directed by Philippa Langdale, choreographed by Sarah Perry

FILM:

Meddlesome neighbour Lisa in Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break directed by Nick Gillespie for Belstone Pictures

Bride’s aggrieved mother Diane in festival award-winning Eve, a provocative LGBT short film directed by Joe Solomon

Premiere screening of SALLY in which I play Sally, a lonely grandmother who takes up escorting on the side (LSBU)

Diane, a victim of financial/material abuse for Ann Craft Trust: Safeguarding Adults in Sport (film)

Marcela Menchaca in AUTOPSY: The Last Days of Dana Plato directed by Steve Baker for ITV

Hitler’s food taster Margot Wolk in Hitler’s Food Taster (film) directed by Magnus Irvin

Dancing bumblebee: Walthamstow Art Trail 2019 (cabaret)

Dotty in Barry John’s Dotty & Ben’s Great European Adventure directed by Mark Craig for Sunday Surgery

Giulietta Masina in my play GIULIETTA’S FEAST with Ben Bazell (Rocky Horror Show, English Shakespeare Company, Pip Simmons, Off the Page) as Fellini

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April 2019:

Lonely grandmother Sally who takes up work as an inner city escort in Emily McKenzie’s short film SALLY, brilliantly illuminating the compromises and conflicts experienced by three generations living together in cramped quarters.

March 2019:

Joanna, defiant wife of Rabbi Paul of Burgos: Paul of Burgos (JW3)

December 2018: The Rasputin Show (Southwark Playhouse)

Yarning, director Trevor Pitt: Birmingham MAC

Read YARNING FOTO FEATURE

Who do we think we are? by Sonja Linden, director: Sue Lefton (Southwark Playhouse & Northern Stage)

The Wardrobe Project by Sonja Linden (GRAEAE), both for Visible Theatre Ensemble (www.visible.org.uk)

photos: Who Do We Think We Are? & Wardrobe Project: Nadia Otshudi

Gail Louw’s comedy hit Two Sisters: SE tour & Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Lydia in Waiting for the Q  (Tristan Bates)

Giacometti’s 86 year old mother in John Gillett’s Man Walking (White Bear)

Hazel in Catherine Willmore’s DUSK (Epping Forest)

87 year old Countess in Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades (director: Max Hoehn, Arcola)

Body double for the 86-year-old proprietor of the New York Bagel Bakery (TV)

TOY music video by Young Fathers

2018: ads for House Simple (director: Brad Lubin), Legal & General, Walkers Crisps, IKEA

December 2018: The Rasputin Show (Southwark Playhouse)

Reader:

Mina’s Waltz,Global Society: BAFTA/Out of Place (director: Nicola Burnett Smith)

Voice of 98-year-old Eric Sanders: celebration of his life and book launch for his autobiography:

Secret Operations & crime novels: Mazes 1: Murder in Munich & Mazes 2: Conspiracy in Vienna:

Austrian Cultural Forum (director: Nicola Burnett Smith)

Review:

Two Sisters: https://twitter.com/BreakALegReview/status/844688213130297346Chemistry between Kavanagh/Cohen is edgy/real. There’s a raw quality to how they play out their relationship – works superbly. (Helen McWilliams: breakaleg.biz)   Norma Cohen’s exuberant Liverpudlian background with her own `revolution’ in London’s `swinging’ Sixties.  (Carole Woddis: reviewsgate.com)

Podcast interview:

Jewish Views:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-jewish-views/id1270396453?mt=2&i=1000390904105

Joe Stilgoe at Pizza on the Park: photo: Emma Tarrant

Compère:

THE REST WILL FOLLOW spoken word salon

(upcoming: MORE TO FOLLOW: January 20th, 2019)

NOVEL LONDON (Big Green Bookshop, Travelling Light Bookshop, Waterstones Covent Garden, Piccadilly & King’s Cross

Jazz events (Pizza Express/ Pizza on the Park & the Rosemary Branch)

Norma Cohen’s Unfinished Histories interview is now deposited with the British Library Sound Archive, the V&A Theatre Collections and Sheffield University: http://www.unfinishedhistories.com/interviews/interviewees-a-e/norma-cohen/.

photo top left: Leszek Halasa