Fiona Padfield

Fiona Padfield started out as a stripper to gain her equity card.  Immediately afterwards she wrote, produced, and acted in Desertion, the love letters of Rupert Brooke and Ita Cox at the Peterhouse Theatre, Cambridge.  Television acting roles include Shrinks, Van der Valk, Big Battalions, Joy to the World and The Good Sex Guide.  In 1993 her first full length play, Strip, based in part on her own experiences in Soho, was produced and directed by peter James at the Lyric, Hammersmith.  Shortly after this, as a new mother, Fiona gave up acting and studied for a year with David Edgar, MA in playwriting Studies at Birmingham University, where she began Snapshots.  Snapshots was produced at the Manchester Royal Exchange in January 2000, directed by Braham Murray.  She has received two commissions from the Exchange from Hampstead Theatre and from Carlton/Warner Sisters for a film.  She has two children.

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