Camilla Beeput

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Camilla Beeput
Born
Camilla Marie Beeput

(1981-09-09) 9 September 1981 (age 38)
Westminster, London, England
NationalityEnglish
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Singer
Years active2002–present

Camilla Marie Beeput (born 9 September 1981) is an English stage, television and film actress and singer.

Early life[edit]

Beeput was born in Westminster and raised in Brent, both in London.

Career[edit]

Winner of the Next Generation, Voice of a Women Award (2015), Camilla was first discovered on Fame Academy in 2002 and has gone on to release music with rapper Erick Sermon, sing duets with Lionel Richie and play leads in West End musicals West Side Story and Daddy Cool. She was most recently seen in the critically acclaimed Sky Atlantic series Save Me with Lennie James and Stephen Graham and Sky One's Sick Note with Rupert Grint and Lindsay Lohan. Beeput is also known for her roles in Peep Show, Grantchester.

Theatre[edit]

She was spotted by theatre director Paul Kerryson [1][2] while participating in the first season of the BBC reality television series Fame Academy in 2002.

After Fame Academy, Beeput went on to star as Maria in a production of the musical West Side Story at Leicester Haymarket Theatre,[3] In Kerryson's highly acclaimed production of West Side Story, she received positive reviews.[citation needed]

Beeput played Shun in the Young Vic production of In The Red And Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and various roles in the James Gavin play Monster Raving Loony at Theatre Royal, Plymouth. She played Rose in the London West End production of Daddy Cool,[4] a musical based on the music of Boney M., at the Shaftesbury Theatre and European tour.[5][6][7]

During summer 2017 Beeput premiered a one-woman show she had co-composed with musician Alex Webb at the Norfolk & Norwich, Bath and Aldeburgh festivals. 'Stormy: the Life of Lena Horne' told the story of the African-American singer, actress and civil rights activist through Beeput's script and a series of Beeput-Webb compositions. The show received excellent reviews, including from The Times,[8] which called it 'a bravura one-woman display from the charismatic Camilla Beeput'.

Singer[edit]

After her early work in theatre, Beeput wrote and recorded "Don't Hold Back", which features rapper Erick Sermon of the group EPMD and was released on 28 August 2006. In 2009, a track called "Oh What You Did", with US rapper Juelz Santana from the New York rap group Dipset, was recorded but never officially released.[citation needed]

Television[edit]

In 2017 Beeput played Zita in the critically acclaimed drama Save Me on Sky Atlantic written and starring Lenny James. In 2016-17 she played Vanessa in series 1 and 2 of Sick Note on Sky One. In 2016 Camilla worked with Michael Gambon and Luke Treadaway in The Nightmare Worlds of H. G. Wells on Sky Arts. In 2015 Camilla played Jane Finn in the BBC One Agatha Christie adaptation Partners in Crime and played Fiona in Legends with Sean Bean. Beeput has also appeared in The Attack, Scott & Bailey, Babylon, Birds of a Feather, Death in Paradise, White Van Man, Me and Mrs Jones and Law and Order. In 2009 and in 2010, she played Zahra in Peep Show series 7.[9] In 2011, she played Natalie in Top Boy, a four-part TV drama on Channel 4. In 2014 she played nightclub singer Gloria Dee in series 1 episode 5 of Grantchester and she is featured heavily on the soundtrack under "Gloria Dee and her Quartet"[10] alongside television composer John Lunn. In August 2015 played Sally Whitechurch in one episode of New Tricks on BBC1.

Film[edit]

Beeput worked with Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie Mortdecai, played the lead in indie horror Writer's Retreat. In 2015 Beeput played Lisa in the indie movie Super Bob with Catherine Tate. Beeput appeared in Harry Hill the Movie

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hemley, Matthew (9 January 2014). "Leicester's Curve to stage The Sound of Music this Christmas - News". thestage.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ Hemley, Matthew (19 December 2013). "Curve artistic director Paul Kerryson to step down at the end of 2014 - News". thestage.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  3. ^ Ferrie, Elizabeth (30 December 2002). "West Side Story (Leicester)". WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 4 August 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Ansdell, Caroline (7 June 2006). "Daddy Cool Delays, Fever Winners Get Footloose". WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 4 August 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Vines, Richard (22 September 2006). "New Musical 'Daddy Cool' Celebrates Songs of Boney M – Why?". Bloomberg. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  6. ^ Koenig, Rhoda (22 September 2006). "First Night: Daddy Cool, Shaftesbury Theatre, London". The Independent. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  7. ^ de Jongh, Nicholas (22 September 2006). "Daddy Cool isn't that hot". Evening Standard. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Theatre review: Stormy at Komedia, Bath". thetimes.co.uk/. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  9. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (25 November 2010). "Robert Webb teases 'Peep Show' romance". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  10. ^ Says, Elizabeth Bennett. "'Grantchester' Soundtrack Announced - Film Music Reporter". filmmusicreporter.com. Retrieved 8 December 2018.

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