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Rosie is the winner of the 2015 British Independent Film Festival - Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Marja in Run Away With Me.

Rosie can currently be seen in BAFTA winning Director Mikey Murray's new short fim Natalie opposite Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones). She is now filming for ON Films' new feature Misplaced 88 playing the lead role of Karen.

Rosie has been awared a Peggy Ramsay Foundation grant to write a new play and was recently shortlisted for the competitive Old Vic 12 playwright's scheme. HomeFront will show at Jermyn St Theatre as part of Women Redressed for Sheer Height Theatre.

Rosie is Artistic Director of SBC Theatre Company, who were recently awarded the UK's first Theatre Company of Sanctuary. SBC are Associate Artists of CAST.


Biography

“A one woman tour de force” - The Big Issue

Rosie is a playwright and actor from the UK. She is the winner of the 2015 British Independent Film Festival - Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Marja in Run Away With Me.

In 2010 she set up touring company SBC Theatre, with producer John Tomlinson (Associate Producer at York Theatre Royal), for which she is Artistic Director and writer. SBC were awarded the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary for their work with, about and for asylum seekers and refugees.

Rosie's debut play Inside, previewed at Theatre503 and The Lowry before a critically acclaimed run at Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 2013. The play was nominated for Fringe First, Carol Tambor and Bobby Awards. In 2014, Inside played at Canterbury Festival followed by a national tour in 2015, supported by Arts Council England. Inside is published by Samuel French and is due to have a London run at the end of 2017.

Rosie's second play, Century was developed and supported by Sheffield Theatres. She was then commissioned to write The Nest by The University of Manchester and NIHR for the European Science Open Forum (ESOF) as part of Manchester's Year of Science in 2016. Following its success The Nest has been recommissioned for 2017. Rosie was shortlisted for the competitive Old Vic 12 and has been awarded a prestigious Peggy Ramsay Foundation grant to write a new play. Rosie is currently writing HomeFront supported by York Theatre Royal.

Rosie's latest play ‘Tanja’ -about a female asylum seeker held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Detention Centre- was written in partnership with charity City of Sanctuary. 'Tanja' was shortlisted for the TS Elliot Commission by Old Vic New Voices, Flying Solo at Contact Theatre and the RED Women in Theatre Award. 'Tanja' was performed at The Houses of Parliament, December 2015, enjoyed a sold-out national tour in 2016 and will play at Pulse Festival before touring again in 2017 .  

Rosie's writing always has a strong human Interest to it, drawing on real life stories that are underreported or misrepresented– dealing with issues such as feminism, immigration, politics, mental health, abuse and humanity.

Rosie’s acting credits include Before I Go to Sleep, directed by Rowan Joffe for Scott Free Productions. Lead roles in super-natural TV pilot Border Queen and British feature films Run Away With Me and Misplaced 88. Doctors, Ideal (BBC), Emmerdale (ITV), The Plantation (BBC, BAFTA Nominated), What’s The Story? (Channel 4), Club Skin (Cannes Film Festival) and Powder (Theatrical Release). Rosie has recently completed filming opposite Kate Dickie in Natalie directed by BAFTA winning director Mikey Murray.