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Vanessa Poole - Brand-Associate

What is one of your favorite memories?   Getting my first dressing room as a chorus girl in my teens at the National Theatre of Malta.  

Describe yourself in max three words.   Driven, creative, sensitive.

What is a sound you love?   The sound of the salty sea

Who was your hero when you were a child?   My Dad. He was an excellent, intuitive actor.

You are an artist because….   That is who I am, the stage is where I am most myself.

Vanessa Poole is a British character actress and voiceover artist, who is based in Malmö (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark).  She trained in the UK, Sweden, Copenhagen and has attended masterclasses with Patsy Rodenburg, Judy Kuhn, Declan Donnelan and Barbara Houseman among others. Vanessa started working professionally recording English radio plays for schools at the age of 8 in Malta and is equally at home playing drama or comedy. She acts regularly in English in leading roles on stage in Malmö, Copenhagen and most recently in Hamburg. She has over 30 years’ experience of acting in English, playing lead roles in and outside Scandinavia  in a wide range of classic and contemporary theatre, including children’s theatre, pantomime and Shakespeare. Stage roles that have won her particular critical acclaim include: Vanda in “Venus in Fur”, Stevie in “The Goat or Who is Sylvia”, Sonia in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”, Virginia in “The Clean House”, Hap in “Hap” and in 2022 Edith in “Sunday in Sodom”. She also played Max’s mother Sarah in the SVT series “Max’s Movie”. Vanessa is one of the founding members of Down the Rabbithole Theatre and collaborated for 4 years with HIT House of International Theatre. In Sweden she is founding and boardmember of Playmate Theatre.


Hap (actress), Vodka Talks (actress), The Thin Place (actress)


Photo credits gallery: to be announced

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