Every once in a while, an actress comes along that has that special star quality and who put their all into every role they play. Suzanne Roche is one of them! Originally from the UK, this extremely talented actress has had an amazing amount of success and is currently in LA, where many casting directors and agents are lining up to sign her/work with her. We recently caught up with Suzanne and found out a little more about her background and her current projects. Here is what she had to say:
Please introduce yourself to the readers and how and when did you first get into performing?
I was born in Liverpool in England and have been acting since a young age. I was always involved in school plays at school and attended drama groups, including the famous Everyman Youth Theatre in Liverpool, and then I did my first professional job when I was 15, playing the part of Joanne on the award winning U.K. TV drama ‘Brookside’
What inspired you to get into the entertainment industry?
It’s hard to narrow it down to one moment but it’s just something I have always wanted to do ever since I played Smelly in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ in the school pantomime aged 5. I was never happier than when I was on stage and when I moved into TV and Film as a teenager, I realized how much I loved playing all of these different characters and living their lives.
What kind of training have you had, if any?
I graduated from Roehampton University with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies and then did a Postgraduate diploma in acting at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Since living in LA, I have attended the Margie Haber Studio with both Eden Bernardy and Margie Haber.
What has been your favorite role to play so far?
Playing Teresa in ‘Casanova’ opposite David Tennant (also starring Peter O’Toole). I had a great time working with him playing a nun (one of Casanova’s ‘conquests’)
What has been one of the most exciting achievements of your career so far?
Going to the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of my movie ‘Saint Dracula 3D’
What projects do you have coming up?
I completed filming on an Emmy nominated TV show for Entertainment Studios last month and I’ve been cast in a play for Green Light Productions which will run at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica in November.
Who would you most like to work with?
There are so many people but to name a few – in the US I would love to work with Shonda Rhimes, Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow, in the UK Shane Meadows and Jimmy McGovern.
What are your plans for the future?
I feel like I have had a great start since moving to LA with the work I have already done and I would like to build on that and take my career from strength to strength in the US. I have a few new projects coming up which I am excited to be a part of and hopefully there will be a lot more to come.
What is your advice to aspiring performers?
Just do it. Lots of people will try to tell you that you can’t or try to tell you what the best way to do it is but try to trust your own instincts as hard as that may be. My friend bought me a keyring which says ‘She believed she could, so she did’ I love that and it’s so true.