About Ruth

Ruth LeahRuth is originally from North London where she still lives.

Her first performance experience was at 5 years of age when she played Piglet in a balletic version of WINNIE THE POOH.

Between the ages of 8 and 12, she attended Anna Sher Children's Theatre.

After school Ruth went to Art College and studied Art. Having had a taster for performing, as a child, Ruth's passion for it stayed with her, so she then went to study Performing Arts at the City Lit, graduating in 1992.

She then put together her own 50's style acapella group THE CHEVROLETTES, who performed at The 100 Club London and various other venues. In 1994 The Chevrolettes, went to the famous EDINBURGH FESTIVAL.

In 1995 she joined forces with Absolute Theatre Company performing productions of QUEEN CHRISTINA at the BAC playing Lucia, the Italian mama, and FARNDALE AVENUE MURDER MYSTERY at the Brewhouse Theatre Taunton, playing Felicity, The Butler and the Colonel. Other theatre credits includes: Kristin in MISS JULIE at The Latchmere Theatre, Miss Prism in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST for the Dulwich Open Air Theatre.

Ruth also got involved in writing and performing a radio play, TAKING LIBERTIES, in the form of a spoof chat show where she played the host. Taking Liberties was aired on April Fools Day on LIBERTY RADIO in 2002.

As Ruth continued to work in the industry, she worked on a number of Children's Theatre productions, which included playing, Queen Fenella in RUMPLESTILTSKIN for Golden Egg, Charlotte in CHARLOTTES WEB for Yellow Belly, Granny Hood in RED RIDING HOOD for Chaplin's and The Nurse in ROMEO & JULIET for The Young Shakespeare Company.

In 2003 Ruth joined, The Actors File, a co-operative agency which has been running for 23 years. Since then she has had a number of, film, television and commercial jobs, Including: The Midwife in Saatchi and Saatchi's controversial advertising Christmas campaign for MR KIPLINGS MINCE PIES, an angry patient for BBC1's MY HERO, with James Dreyfus and a stuck up religious lady called Sister Maybe in her first feature film called PICCADILLY COWBOY, which has been released in the states and Russia to high acclaim.

In the last few years, Ruth has also done some voice-over work, for the corporate sector, short films and animation companies.

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