Arts & Entertainment
Straight Talking: A curation of fiction and non-fiction to help you find your way in an unreal world. Extracts include: Inner Engineering, New Season, What Would Boudica Do, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things. Accents include RP, Liverpool, Northern and General American.
Hello. I’m Louise. A British actor, singer, narrator. I was born in Liverpool and brought up on the Isle of Man. These days I’m based in London where my natural speaking voice is British RP, but in the blink of an eye, I can quickly dive into Liverpool and Lancashire. I perform widely in opera, recital, music-theatre, theatre, tv, film and audio. I work with leading orchestras, ensembles and collaborators like the BBC, ITV, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, V&A and the Royal Academy. I’ve been performing for twenty years and for the last five years, I’ve been increasingly working in audio; reading poetry for BBC Radio 4, sharing ideas for NESTA and bringing stories to life for the Victoria Gallery and Museum. I can often be found in the continual pursuit of a well-frothed latte. I’ve a lively intelligence, an infectious laugh and I’m always ready to listen. I will bring to a project cosy articulation, playfulness and believability.
Audio credits include:
Time was away and somewhere else, Victoria Gallery and Museum
Tongue and Talk: The Dialect Poets, BBC Radio 4
Extraordinary: The Life of John Butterworth, Wild Geese Productions
Collaborative Consumption, NESTA
“Brought to life by Louise Ashcroft getting into role admirably” Glyn Mon Hughes, Daily Post
“Romeo and Juliet opened to the outstanding Louise Ashcroft” Mike Sadler, BBC