Winter Hill

OCTAGON THEATRE BOLTON BY TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER DIRECTED BY ELIZABETH NEWMAN “Heroism is danger and risk, and frankly, until now, it’s been male.” In the near future a group of women gather in a half built hotel on Winter Hill in Bolton; is it a book group discussing famous heroines? Is it a chance to meet…

Feeling Festive?

So, on a scale of one to ten how on top of the festive season are you? I think I’m somewhere around 5.5… Actually I love it when Christmas falls at the weekend. It seems to be more contained. Full on close family this year. Youngest son doing Christmas Eve, my household taking care of…

My Gay Best Friend hits New York!

MY GAY BEST FRIEND is a heady mixture of high camp, melancholy reflection on friendships and the childhood dramas that haunt us all. Racquell (Louise Jameson) is a 50something would-be diva who works in Boots but is about to make her stage debut.  She’s locked herself in the ladies, furious because her gay best friend…

Award nominations

Break A Leg Critic’s Choice Awards Louise has been nominated in the category of “Best Actress on Stage” for her role in the recent UK tour of “The Mousetrap”.  The winners will be announced on Saturday 3 December 2016. Social media will be the host for the ‘ceremony’, so make sure you’re either liking the page on…

Hoarder SOS

Louise provides the narration for a new Lion TV series broadcasting on Channel 4 from Monday 17th October at 1pm. HOARDER SOS is a brand new series, which sees Curtis Dowling and Joanna Riley help two households whose clutter is taking over their homes to clear out and make some money.    

Spectral Haunts and Phantom Lovers

Louise has recorded a collection of eight supernatural tales set amongst the small village and market towns of 1920s England. Each of them shares a passion fervent enough to reach across the invisible barriers separating the living from the dead. You are cordially and cautiously invited to experience this funereal bouquet of ghostly encounters. Spectral Haunts…

Diva Drag

From Ripley Theatre, creators of Fringe Festival Successes The New York Threesome, The Jolly Folly of Polly the Scottish Trolley Dolly & Other Mini Marvels, and The International Festival of Lilliput TWO SHORT PLAYS ABOUT GAYS with LOUISE JAMESON & GREGORY ASHTON Middle Aged Rent is the portrait of a teenager lost in the maze…

Hackney Attic Film Festival: 15–31 August

The short film A QUIET COURAGE starring Louise Jameson, Annette Badland and Suzanne Procter will be shown as part of the Hackney Attic Film Festival. Based on Andrew Campbell-Kearsey’s poignant short story about kindness and loneliness, A Quiet Courage follows a truly good woman as she tries, as she always has, to do the right…

Survivors: Series 4

Survivors – the fourth in Big Finish’s critically acclaimed continuation of Terry Nation’s 1970s BBC cult classic… Survivors: Series 4 is now available on CD and Download direct from Big Finish: four new stories from writers Ken Bentley, Louise Jameson, Christopher Hatherall and Matt Fitton in this acclaimed audio series. LISTEN TO THE TRAILER FOR…

The Mousetrap – 60th Anniversary UK Tour

Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, EastEnders, Doc Martin) will star as Mrs Boyle in the record-breaking 60th anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap from January 2016. The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2016 leg of its tour at Nottingham Theatre Royal on 19 January before visiting more than 25 further venues across the UK.…

Max – Where the 80s Live

Louise is the voice of Max, a new online radio station. If you’re in Manchester, they’re appearing on DAB Digital Radio. If you’ve not rescanned your radio (sometimes called Autotune) recently, you may have to do this before Max appears. Listen live at http://tunein.com/radio/Max-s253898/  

Crossing Over

  Louise stars in CROSSING OVER, a new film from Twisted Love Productions. A frustrated Agent submits eight actors to audition for the next big Hollywood Movie. Potential career breaks for them and a large payday for her. How will they fair against two LA Casting Directors and the movie’s unusual premise? WATCH THE TRAILER Official…

Extra Time

The first trailer for the upcoming short film, Extra Time starring Louise Jameson, Charlie Ross, Ben Burman, John Bagenal. More information can be found at the Facebook page www.facebook.com/filmonfilm

Whew…

I think, apart from Easter, this is my last free day until July… so here I am, while I can, catching up with a blog for all you lovely people out there. Here’s how the next few weeks are looking… On Monday I start rehearsals for NOISES OFF at The Mercury Theatre Colchester, which only…

Happy New Year one and all. 

Apart from an attack of the lurgy that most people seemed to have suffered, I hit the ground running.  Christmas and New Year now safely behind us, I always feel a little that the festive season has to be tenderly and tactfully negotiated. This year I have already filmed a movie, CROSSING OVER, playing a ball-breaking…

Toast of London

I’m in an episode of  TOAST OF LONDON tonight on Channel 4 playing the part of Wendy Nook, alongside a brilliant cast including Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst and Tracy-Ann Oberman The episode is called Match Fit:  Steven is intrigued to learn Ed is entering a celebrities and prostitutes blow-football tournament and soon becomes obsessed with taking…

Newspaper article

Thank you, thank you for all the tweets, Facebook and phone call messages of support following the article in yesterday’s newspaper, and for taking the time and trouble to hear another side to the story. This was the first email I received this morning, and heart-warmingly reminiscent of those that followed:-  Hi Lou, I’ve just…

This year is FLYING by.

I keep thinking ‘when this job is over I can…’ or ‘when I’ve finished preparing this script I can…’ I’ve been really lucky though, with one job flowing into the next for the last 10 months, but have felt I am chasing my tail at times. Oh for a TARDIS! You could double the amount…

Where oh where has this year gone?

Jan/Feb/March whisked by in a flurry of ‘flu, floods, a new grandson and commuting Sonning for the Ayckbourn… this seems a million years away now. Since that (really lovely) job I have done several ‘shorts’, read several novels for audio, shot an episode of TOAST (see photo left), had really lovely feedback for THE ABANDONED…

Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures

Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and John Leeson are returning as the Doctor, Leela and K9 in the fourth series of Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures, which starts in January 2015. The series of eight one-hour audio adventures is released by Big Finish Productions. The run begins with The Exxilons by Nicholas Briggs, which sees…

Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular A Comedy By ALAN AYCKBOURN Directed By TOM LITTLER 23 January – 15 March 2014 Sunday Matinees: 2, 9, 16, 23 February & 2, 9 March The Mill at Sonning Theatre Ltd, Sonning Eye, Reading, Berkshire RG4 6TY An uproarious comedy about the tricky relationships between three differing couples, in three kitchens, over three…