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January 2014
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We're in the last few days of  The Snow Gorilla at The Rose Theatre Kingston.
January 2014


Joanne is delighted to be taking part in her first "Short" for the fantastic Electric Shadow Company, written and directed by Lawrence Page.

The film "Gone" is competing at the EMDEN Film Festival under the category: The Engelke Short Film Award and is listed 'a world premiere'.  A link to the film will be added following the screening there in May.  In the meantime, here are a couple of production shots:-


The Taylors relaxing between shots...                                                   and... "Action"...
February 2014
A brief  moment sitting on a comfortable sofa... Joanne shot the "Experience" commercial for DFS - to be screened for 6 weeks from now to the end of March.

Click this link to view the commercial.

March 2014
An audition for Emmerdale...

A very frustrating journey involving cars, trains and more cars but Joanne made it to YTV in Leeds just in time for the audition and got the part.

She will be returning to your screens for her 3rd incarnation in Emmerdale, this time as a Registrar... we're sworn to secrecy but all will be revealed on your screens in mid-May.

April 2014
Great news... Joanne has been invited back to the fabulous Esk Valley Theatre, for their 2014 Anniversary Season.  She will be playing Jane Fuller in Willy Russell's "One For The Road" from 7th to 30th August.
Set in the 1980's on the fictional Castlehills housing estate we join Dennis and Pauline Cain in the lounge of their new dormer bungalow.

Their friends Roger and Jane arrive to celebrate Dennis' birthday and they are awaiting the arrival of his parents.

However, Dennis is having a mid-life crisis and wants to escape! Will he ever get out of Castlehills and will his parents ever find their way in?

Don't miss this 10th Anniversary production, from the writer of Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers and Educating Rita.

"Fanny Marigny" The Ring Mistress, welcomes everyone to The Circus Marigny
June 2014
Another couple of commercials this month.  Firstly, for the UK, Rosland Capital's "Mr Gold" will be on your screens from 7 July... click here to view the commercial.

Then, Joanne had a lovely trip to Budapest, to shoot a commercial for Migros which will be screened from November in Switzerland... click here to view the commercial.
July 2014
And it's time to start rehearsing "One For The Road" at Esk Valley Theatre.
Now in rehearsals for this year's panto!  Joanne is, once again, crossing over to the dark side to play Fairy Hysteria, the wicked Fairy in Sleeping Beauty at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. Please visit the Everyman Theatre website for further information.. link
November 2014
August 2014
"One For The Road" is now up and running... 'til 30th of August.
September 2014
Another lovely trip overseas.  This time to Hamburg to shoot a commercial for Tchibo. A link to the commercial will be added soon...
December 2014
Panto is now up and running and Joanne will be frightening the little children of Cheltenham, every day, twice-a-day into the new year!
January 2015
The last few days of panto and time for a well earned rest.  Joanne will be taking a break and pursuing a change of representation. 
July 2015
We are delighted to announce that Joanne is now represented by HCA and we look forward to a long and happy association.

Also this month, Simon Copley has started a blog about First Of The Summer Wine a prequel to Roy Clarke's long running series Last of the Summer Wine.  Featuring the characters as young people just before the out break of the Second World War, it ran for a pilot episode and two series of six episodes each in 1988 and 1989.  This was one of Joanne's earliest Television roles and she is a contributor on the blog.