Rosie is the winner of the 2015 British Independent Film Festival - Best Actress Award for here portrayal of Marja in Run Away With Me.
She has recently completed a national tour of her critically acclaimed one-woman theatre show Inside. The show received a number of 5 ★★★★★ and 4 ★★★★ reviews including The Scotsman and is featured in The Independent; Arts Diary. Inside is funded by Arts Council England.
Rosie is currently touring her latest play 'Tanja', about Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, in partnership with City of Sanctuary. 'Tanja' stars Emily Ntshangase-Wod, a former detainee of Yarl's Wood. An extract was performed at the Houses of Parliament for cross-party MPs.
“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 5 star, sold-out 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 an eight-venue national studio tour in spring 2015, supported by Arts Council England. Rosie's second play, 'Century' was developed and supported by Sheffield Theatres with a sold out work-in-progress performance in The Crucible Studio. 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. ‘HomeFront’ is currently longlisted for the Old Vic 12 Playwright’s scheme.
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, with residencies at The Lowry, Salford, ARC Stockton and Theatre Delicatessen. '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’ has previewed at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Derby Theatre, Oldham Coliseum and Theatre Delicatessen before its current studio tour to venues including The Lowry, Sheffield Theatres and Camden People’s Theatre. An extract of 'Tanja' was performed at The Houses of Parliament, December 2015.
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 sci-fi feature Run Away With Me. 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.