Lynn Edmonstone

Acting CV

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Biography

Lynn's acting talents emerged at an early age when she performed in an adaptation of The Nutcracker at primary school aged 8 after watching the ballet for the first time at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

In secondary school she was an active member of Channel 5 Theatre Company where she stage-managed a production of the musical Grease. It was during this experience that Lynn realised she wanted to perform on the stage and not behind the scenes. This led to the involvement with the Aberdeen City Youth Theatre where she participated in rehearsed readings for new playwrights such as Henry Adam and also playing the lead role in one of his devised plays Game Over at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen. During this period Lynn also won a place in the Scottish Youth Theatre Summer Festival performing The Mystery plays.

Lynn decided to pursue her dream of becoming a professional actress and the next obvious step was a formal training at drama school. Lynn was offered a place on the 3 year BA Acting course at the infamous East 15 Acting School in London where she spent two years in London and one in York working in a rep company in the beautiful Jacobean mansion - Sherriff Hutton Park.

During a summer break from college, Lynn performed at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen in a production of Millennium - Angles in Paris which was a collaboration with drama students from France and Belarus. She played the role of Underwear Girl!

The end of term showcase was held at the Criterion Theatre in London's Picadilly Circus and she was selected as 'The Agents Choice.' The review said: One school of thought maintains that Moliere's work would have been funny if it were set in the 17th or late 20th Century and Lynn Edmonstone confirmed that view as she displayed grace, style and excellent movement as Frosine in The Miser.

After graduating, Lynn was offered her first professional acting role in Speedrun at The Tron Theatre in Glasgow under the direction of Irina Brown. This was an amazing first job to be working with such an inspiring and talented director.

From here Lynn began to work in most of the theatres in Scotland. She is extremely proud to have worked with Nick Bone - Artistic Director of Magnetic North Theatre Company and the writer Tom McGrath on two occasions playing in his new play The Dream Train at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and on tour. One review remarked The versatile Lynn Edmonstone as she had three very different characters to play.

For a winter season, Lynn played the lead role of Princess Irene in The MacRobert Arts Centre's production of The Princess and the Goblin by Stuart Patterson.

Her first major film role was in The Inbetweeners where she played the interesting role of Steph - a bisexual student who was somewhat confused with her sexuality. This was a great experience and she was delighted the film achieved success with a UK Cinema and DVD release

Further TV work includes 2000 Acres of Skye for the BBC and also several reconstructions for the BBC's Crimewatch UK.

Lynn's career then moved to the USA where she performed in two summer seasons playing the role of Celia in As You Like It and The Humminbird in The Conference of the Birds for Apollo Arts Theatre Company in California.

In between acting jobs Lynn has had several interesting positions which include gaining a teaching qualification for actors, working in a yoga centre and being Gerry Rafferty's Personal Assistant.

Lynn lives in Central London and continues to work in film, tv, theatre and voice-over projects as well as continuing her studies in The Alexander Technique. She is currently promoting her new voice-over demo and preparing for her next role in the feature Jewel of the Balkans.

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Lynn Edmonstone

Lynn Edmonstone

You must return to your Art. It is your only salvation
- Eleanora Duse (1859 - 1924)