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Rebecca Thornhill

Rebecca has just finished playing Karen Holmes in From Here to Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End. The filming of the show will be released in cinemas on the 3rd July.

She started her training in Brussels, then at Woodlands House in Erith before going onto The Arts Educational schools where she received the Musical theatre Award as well as her diploma. *

Rebecca was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2001 for her portrayal of Lina Lamont in the West Yorkshire Production of Singing in the Rain (Royal National Theatre)

West End credits: All Women in A Christmas Carol (The Arts Theatre), Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), Julie Laverne in Show Boat (Royal Albert Hall), Carole James in Showstopper (one woman play, Jermyn Street & tour), Roxie Hart in Chicago with David Hasselhoff, (Adelphi), Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime (Piccadilly), Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty (Prince of Wales), Sukie Rougemont in Witches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales), Fantine in Les Miserables (Palace), Gertie Cummins in Oklahoma! (Royal National Theatre and Lyceum), Babette in the original company of Beauty and The Beast (Dominion), Demeter in Cats (New London), Principle in Sophisticated Ladies (Globe) Roger Haines , Ensemble and cover to lead roles in Me and My Girl (Adelphi), She Loves Me (Savoy).

Regional Credits: Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (National Tour), Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins (USA national Tour), Sukie rougemont in Witches of Eastwick with Marti Pellow (National Tour), Annie in Annie Get Your Gun (National Tour), Elisabeth Doubleday in Playing Away (New Play at Lillian Bayliss), Roxie Hart in Chicago (Cyprus), Woman One in Putting it Together (Harrogate), Fantine in a new adaptation of Les Miserables (Denmark), Sally in Me and My Girl (Tour & Zimbabwe), Cosette in Les Miserables (Edinburgh), Rose in Aspects of Love (Ipswich), Katherine in Jekyll (Bromley), Brook in Noises Off (Westcliff), Crystal in Doctor Who (National Tour), Diane in Pal Joey (Bristol), Hotbox girl in Guys and Dolls (Leicester), Cinderella in Cinderella (Westcliff), Dick Whittington playing Dick (Guildford) and Alice (Windsor).

Concerts: Friday Night is Music Night BBC Radio 2, Various Xmas Concerts for Raymond Gubbay (Glasgow,Dublin.London & Edinburgh), Broadway to West End at Drury Lane (Charity concert), Three Witches at Cliveden House for Ginger Boy Productions, Backing singer to Gilbert O,Sullivan in Japan, Evelyn Nesbitt in Ragtime (Cardiff Music Festival), Various concerts with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in association with Earl Carpenter Concerts Ltd: Fantine in Les Miserables (BIC, Powderham castle, Broadlands) and Florence in Chess (BIC), Les Miserables (10th anniversary at the Albert Hall and Chelmsford), Songs of Jason Robert Brown with the man himself (Players theatre), Notes from New York (Trafalgar studios),  A Night of a Thousand Voices (Albert Hall), West End at Home (Various Schools), Beyond the Barricade (Touring). Various concerts for West End International West End Gala (Glasgow); The Musical world of Bond...James Bond (Sweden); The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein (Sweden).

TV & Film  credits: 'The Bill' (BBC)  and 'Eastenders' (BBC), Gertie Cummins in the Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma! with Hugh Jackman on Video and DVD, Mrs Torrence in 'The Magic Key' directed by Sam Gratton

Rebecca has also been involved in numerous workshop adaptations such as: Emma Hamilton in Nelson (Soho Theatre); Tamara in Everyone Loves Me (Arts Theatre); Mary in Rod Stewart/Ben Elton's Tonight's the Night; Catalina in Zorro (The Venue); Aphrodite in Helen of Troy (Prince Edward Theatre) and Gilda in Alfie (Jermyn Street) and many many more.

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