Penelope Read – Actor

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Penelope Read is a mature fully trained actor and Equity member who is comfortable playing characters between the ages of 55 – 60. She is available for working the London area. She is accustomed to working with children and holds a DBS form (formerly CRB). She currently has a page on the Spotlight Casting Directory.

Penelope Read’s Biography

Penelope took to the stage at the tender age of 3 and loved it. She initially took up singing as her first passion and after some training at the Guildhall School of Music progressed from baroque to musicals where her talent as a soprano came into it’s own.

On an acting front Penelope Read has been on both film and TV for over 10 years, with roles as “the wife” in Aura Film’s “The Traveller” and played ‘Cassandra’ in Ody Films ‘The Date’.

Penelope has most recently been seen playing the title role of ‘Grace’ in a short film of the same name. She has also featured in a Podcasted sitcom, by ‘Clever Dicks’where she plays ‘Mrs Fairfax’.

Penelope Read 2016 Showreel

Penelope Read Showreel 2016-HD from Penelope Read on Vimeo.

 Penelope Read’s Training

Penelope Read trained as an actor at Reading University and can speak French, Italian and German. She is cable of speaking with both a received pronunciation and a French, Italian and Suffolk accent.

She can turn on a tear and weep at will if and when required.

Penelope Read attended the Guildhall School of Music where she trained as a soprano to concert standards (grade 8). She is also light and nimble of her feet and adept at ballroom dancing.

Penelope is a full paid up member of the actor union Equity.

Penelope Read’s Physical Attributes:-

HEIGHT: 5’4’’

BUST: 38’’

WAIST: 30’’

HIPS: 36’’


SHOE: 6 1/2

EYES: Brown

HAIR: Brunette



Penelope Read’s full Film, TV & Commercial credits include:-


  • 2013, Film, Perdita, VIVARIUM, Film Colchester, Holly Powis
  • 2012, Film, Alien Woman, ORION 170, Philip Beasley, Philip Beasley
  • 2012, Film, Attagartis, THE AMAZING THING…., Holly Powis
  • 2012, Feature Film, Waltzer, STREETDANCE 2 (2012)
  • 2012, Film, Librarian, WAKING THE WITCH, James Crow
  • 2013, Short Film, Woman, MOMENTS, NPT Films, Mark Mountford
  • 2013, Short Film, Ms West, OVERHEARD, Hen The Pen, Holly Powis
  • 2013, Short Film, Jane, SWEET 6TEEN, Philip Beasley productions, Philip Beasley
  • 2014, Short Film, Bree, THE SOFT SPOT, NPT Films, Mark Mountford
  • 2014, Short Film, Joanna, OVER THE HILL, LCC, Nosa Eke and Mike Burrin
    2014, Fortune Teller – Silent Symphonies – Book trailer
  • 2014, The Traveller’s wife, The Traveller – Music video – Aura Films


  • 2012, Comedy, Princess Anne, THE ALAN CARR SHOW, Open Mike
  • 2012, Comedy, Sister Mary-Penelope, FRIDAY NIGHT TAKEOVER, NFTS
  • 2011, Television, Frank’s Wife, BERT AND DICKIE, BBC
  • 2014, Dance Instructor – Boomers – HatTrick TV.


  • 2006, Commercial, Director’s Wife, CAFE SWITCH, Strawberry Frog Productions
  • 2014, Commercial, Grandma – Yasmine ANFA – F10 studios
  • 2015,  Photoshoot – Patient – Zydelig – Chris Holland

Penelope Read is currently listed on:-

  • IMDb Film & Acting database
  • The Spotlight Casting Directory for Stage & Screen
  • Casting Call Pro

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