Actors' Biographies

Actors' Biographies

Carol Parradine

Phoebe - Crimson Eyes

After a lifetime of ‘acting for the love’ Carol joined the professional world in 2018 after co-founding a comedy sketch trio that went on to have successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 & 2019.  

Carol’s most recent experience includes playing multiple roles in ‘Norman Balon - It’s All True’ at The Shaftesbury Theatre and playing June Lintott in BAFTA qualifying short film ‘When The Clapping Stops’.

Connie Peel

Phoebe - Crimson Eyes

Connie is a Yorkshire-based actor, director and theatre-maker - who graduated from the University of York in 2022, where she studied: Theatre; Writing; Directing; and Performance. She is currently:

  • A Youth Theatre Assistant for York Theatre Royal
  • A cast member on Spire, - an audio drama on Spotify; and
  • Is acting in an original play, Moth, by Anti-Matter Productions                                                                                                                                                                              She says that she is "incredibly proud" to have been cast as Phoebe in Crimson Eyes and considers it to be "an incredibly important story to tell - particularly in the current climate".

Isabel M. Patterson

Eva - Something Blue

Phoebe - Crimson Eyes - The Walking Play

Isabel trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts on the BA (Hons) Acting course, where she performed in the World Stage Premiere of 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' as Ellen Grape.

Since graduating she has worked on a range of productions including the longest running live comedy show 'NewsRevue', new writing play 'You Tweet My Face Space' at Theatre 503 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and site specific immersive work in collaboration with Bose AR.

She has worked extensively as a screen actor on over 45 short films, 'Midsomer Murders', feature 'Finding Your Feet' (Dir.: Richard Loncraine) and a PlayStation 4 commercial. Recent credits include a supporting role in feature film 'The Last Time You Saw Me' and a guest role in the TV adaptation of Charlotte Link's bestselling crime novel 'The Search' for ARD. Isabel recently finished filming Screen Cornwall funded horror short 'Pillow Talk'.

Previous voiceover work includes for The London Theatre Podcast, Adidas x Intersport and tech company 2Mee.







Sean Carrington

Tom - Something Blue

With a wide performance experience including classical and contemporary theatre, new writing, short film and musical theatre, Sean became a professional actor later in life, recently graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 





Kate Lynton

Kirsty - Something Blue

Kate has been involved in performing arts from a young age. Over the years, she has appeared both on television and stage in a variety of different genres: Shakespeare, panto, plays, musicals.

Her most recent part being  Mrs Potiphar in a stage production of 'Joseph' in Worthing.

Kate studied Drama alongside her teaching qualification at University and has continued to train in different areas of performing arts over the years. 




Russ Lewell

Presenter and Narrator - A Stable Home

Russ is an old friend of Alan's - and was Best Man at his wedding !  They met at Harlow Hospital Radio in the 1980s where, in addition to presenting their own radio shows, they were the Chairman (Russ) and Secretary (Alan). They went on to be two of the four founding members of Ten17 Radio Station serving Harlow and East Herts. Russ was a regular presenter on Ten17 and has the distinction of broadcasting the first show on the Station in 1993.

He went on to become Station Manager for Ten17, before returning to the world of marketing cleaning materials where he is now Marketing Director for Ecolab Europe GmbH.

With his deep, rich vocal sound, Russ was the obvious choice for the roles of both Presenter and Narrator.

Lynda Shelverton

Cassie - A Stable Home

For the past 35 years, Lynda has been an active member of The Greville Theatre Company, an amateur theatre company in Great Dunmow, Essex. Throughout this time, she has acted, directed and produced many productions for the Company – which has been in existence for nearly 70 years. Lynda is currently its Chairman.

She has also acted in some performances with the Water Lane Theatre Company, who perform in Bishops Stortford.

In 2018, Lynda was part of a comedy group that staged a successful two-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The following year she was in Enough, which won the Write Here Write Now Festival in Hertford.

Last year, she produced, directed and acted in two outdoor productions for the Greville Theatre Company called Pint Sized Plays, involving 12 different short plays and 18 actors – all under Covid restrictions.

Clive Weatherley

Mel  - A Stable Home

Scott - Body & Soul

Clive and Alan were best friends, and sat next to each other, over 50 years ago at Tanys Dell Primary School.  Since his first major role, as Billy in Billy Liar at Harlow Playhouse, Clive has performed in countless theatres throughout East Anglia - as well as in further-flung locations, including London, Cornwall and even the Czech Republic !

With a CV covering everything from Ayckbourn to Shakespeare, notable roles in the intervening decades have included Garry in “Present Laughter”, Alan Bennett in “The Lady in the Van”, Kenneth in “Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick”, Horatio in “Hamlet”, Parris in “The Crucible”, Rick in “Woman in Mind”, Oscar Wilde in “Gross Indecency”, Ben in “The Mercy Seat”, Mugsy in “Dealer’s Choice”, Selznick in “Moonlight and Magnolias”, Blackadder in “Blackadder 2” and “Blackadder Goes Forth”, Michael Palin in “No Naughty Bits”, Moss in “Glengarry Glen Ross”, Max de Winter in “Rebecca”, and Charles in “Blithe Spirit”.

His film appearances include “Hot Fuzz”, “Breaking and Entering”, “The Best Man” and “Martha: Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence”.

Clive is also Artistic Director of the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City.

Cate Welmers

Mary  - A Stable Home

Phoebe - Crimson Eyes

Cate played the role of Phoebe - a young street homeless woman - in Alan's monologue, "Crimson Eyes", at the Young Actors Theatre, Islington in 2021 and the role of Mary, a homeless lone parent, in Alan's radio play, "A Stable Home", for BBC Essex in February 2022. 

Cate started acting as a teenager when she took part in NYT’s "Epic Stages", where she was part of writing, creating and performing in a show for the Hackney Empire.  Cate then went on to formally train as an actress at The Oxford School of Drama and then later at Fourth Monkey Theatre Company, based in London.


She then performed in theatre for a number of years, including numerous tourist attractions around London, before touring the UK and Ireland for a year with M&M Theatrical Productions.


Cate then decided to follow another passion and has now been working full-time in mental health for the past 8 months as the Peer Support Co-ordinator at MIND. She is also working towards a career as a therapist, as well as volunteering for other mental health organisations in her free time.

Linda Clark

Esmeralda - Body & Soul

Linda played the part of the "schizophrenic" Esmeralda in the radio version of "Body and Soul" for BBC Essex in June 2022.

Linda’s acting career comprises stage plays, national tours, pantomimes, musicals, television and film. She famously played Janet Dent in “Coronation Street” (wife of Ron Dent and mother of Marcus Dent); Mother Bloodtide in “Doctor Who” and Jackie Busher in “That Peter Kay Thing”.

On the stage, she’s played Fraulein Schneider in “Cabaret”; Mrs Danvers in “Rebecca”; and Red Ethel in “Once a Year on Blackpool Sands” which, after a short UK tour, also had an Off-Broadway Run. Linda also reprised the role of Red Ethel in the film version of “Once a Year on Blackpool Sands”.

Eloise Jones

Jessie  - Body & Soul

Phoebe - Crimson Eyes

Eloise has performed in a number of Alan's plays, both on the stage and on radio.  Her latest role is as Jessie, a history teacher in the radio version of  "Body & Soul" on BBC Essex in June 2022.  She previously performed a radio version of his monologue, “Crimson Eyes”, also on BBC Essex in 2021 and appeared twice in his short stage play, “Sunny Side Up”, at the Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham and in Contexture Productions’ “Write Hear, Write Now” compilation at the South Mill Arts Theatre, Bishops Stortford. 

Eloise has also appeared in many other plays across the country, including “Billy Elliot” at the Victoria Palace, London, “The Horror Cabaret”,Un Bambino Di Nome Porro”, “The Grand” and “Macbeth the Musical”.

                      "Eloise Jones’ Lady Macbeth is formidable, she is a powerful and expressive performer

                       displaying beautiful intricacies in her physicality and demeanour."

                      Review by Ask the Ushers of Macbeth the Musical