Hello. I have been an Actor for 43 years, train Jiujitsu, passionate about film and the arts and am Vegan. This project, my first film, has consumed me for 7 incredible years from conception, to writing, to pressing export. And suddenly I am here!
I began my acting career at 18 - in a tent, touring through the London parks and while I was there was cast in my second job and first feature film at 19 - the movie YANKS by John Schlesinger (Evening Standard Award - Most Promising Newcomer) beginning my love of film. I weaved through television including Granada TV's The Jewel in The Crown; and into the theatre including the Peter Hall Co at The National with plays such as MARTINE by John Jaques Bernard and YONADAB with Alan Bates and Patrick Stewart. All the time passionate for the art of filmmaking. More films followed including BIRTH OF THE BEATLES; 84 CHARING X ROAD; THE MIRROR CRACK'D and most recently EDIE which is currently streaming on Netflix and in Cinemas USA, and MRS LOWRY AND SON now in Cinemas UK. I have been so fortunate to work with great Directors, be on set and watch all of the wonderful work being done by the whole team. I particularly love the Crew. 8 years ago, I learned of an investigation at an abattoir locally to me and was so shocked and appalled by all that I saw that the only way I could find to process this, was to begin writing about it and so Mercy was born. I didnt know when I began that it would become a film.. but of course now it seems like a natural progression considering my working life. A lot of people said don't write it - you are too passionate about it. A lot of people said don't film it - you don't have the funds. But something inside me would not let it go and it ended up writing me and there just wasn't any way that anything was going to stop me - even my own self doubts didn't manage to deter me from this overwhelming drive to bring Mercy to life on the screen. Firstly having to surmount the terror of writing and finding my voice and the confidence to express it. I had to learn everything from scratch except of course life on a set - I knew that alright - but the technical aspect of film making was a steep and painful learning curve but despite all the struggles to learn I was not going to quit. I can hardly believe that here I am - 7 years later - writing this bio for FilmFreeway and about to submit MERCY. Thank you for reading. Without you these are just words on a page with no meaning. Thank you for interacting with them and bringing them to life. Wendy. x
  • Acting (3 Credits)
    LOCKED2022
    Experimental, Short
    The Mazed World2022
    Short
    MERCY2019
    Feature
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    The Mazed World2022
    Short
    MERCY2019
    Feature
    Mercy2019
    Feature
  • Director (2 Credits)
    MERCY2019
    Feature
    Mercy2019
    Feature
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    MERCY2019
    Feature
    Mercy2019
    Feature
Birth Date
January 14, 1958
Nickname
Wend
Birth City
Radlett, Hertfordshire
Current City
Essex
Hometown
Westcliff-on-Sea
Height
5' 2"
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
British
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Children
1 Son
I began Brazilian Juijitsu April 2018 at Gracie Barra and have just earned my 4th Stripe as a White Belt! Oss!
Do it anyway.
Hello. I have been an Actor for 43 years, train Jiujitsu, passionate about film and the arts and am Vegan. This project, my first film, has consumed me for 7 incredible years from conception, to writing, to pressing export. And suddenly I am here!