Natalie Wakelin

Natalie Wakelin with DCPA

Natalie Wakelin
After the incredible experience of being part of Dorchester's 5th community play, A Time to Keep, I was left hugely inspired and more determined to follow my dream of becoming a professional actor.

In December 2007 Kate McGregor and I raised enough money to take our love of drama in the form of Shoebox Theatre to underprivileged children in Romania and Hungary where we performed and facilitated workshops.

In 2008 I was asked to write for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I penned The Poisoner's Tale and acted in this together with The White Rose. Both were well received, receiving four stars. My next play, The Dog Ate My Homework was selected for a showcase at The Jacksons Lane Theatre, North London.

After a period of time focusing on writing, I found I was missing acting enormously, and started looking for new projects. I auditioned and played parts in a number of short films. I was cast in my first feature film in 2011. After two years in the making, '4am' was premiered at Hackney Picturehouse in July this year.

By 2012, I had developed many new acting skills, but felt I lacked discipline in some areas so I auditioned for Rose Bruford College. I have just started my fourth term. I'm learning a lot about the business and how to market myself as well becoming a stronger and more versatile actor. It is incredibly challenging, but hugely rewarding.

I auditioned for Milk a play by Judy Upton in August and was offered the role of Megan. I have just finished a run at The Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington.

Outside of training at Rose Bruford, I continue to write, and am working on two new plays. I have also been creating piano compositions.