Genevieve Swift

Genevieve is an actor, storyteller, director and facilitator. She is co-founder of award winning Theatre Without Walls.


Genevieve has just launched her new 2022 audio series "Once Upon A Podcast" which was funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through it's Creative Individuals Resilience Programme. She has also recently recorded several radio plays including the role of Laura in the new radio play Murder In Mind for Theatre Phonic. She has just completed a children's theatre tour of her own show "The Library of Lost Secrets" and prior to that her most recent theatre role was in A Shared Breath by Linda Morse for Bright Umbrella Theatre Company as part of The 4 Corners Festival.
She has also recently presented a second series of half hour interactive films featuring stories and activities for children at The MAC, Belfast.
She has also been very busy creating numerous short films, workshops and storytellings for Arts Care. Another project is a live theatre commission by the Millennium Court Arts Centre to research and perform a site specific piece based on Bella McGuigan- a market trader who used to have a stall in the market where the arts centre now is. Other work in development includes two new plays in development with Theatre Without Walls including "A walk through this city at night" as part of The MAC, Belfast 'Hatch' programme.

Listen to Genevieve's Once Upon A Podcast:


Genevieve Swift CV: Director, Actor, Presenter, Singer



Equity member

Agent: Independent Artists, Bonovox

Location: Belfast/Dublin/London/Manchester/Bristol

Height: 5'7" (170cm)

Weight: 10st. 7lb. (67kg)

Playing Age: 30 - 45 years

Role Types: White, Scandinavian, Eastern European

Eye Colour: Hazel

Hair Colour: Blond(e)

Hair Length: Mid Length

Voice Character:Engaging

Voice Quality: Strong


Accents & Dialects:

Birmingham, Bristol, Cheshire, English-Standard, Gloucester, Heightened RP, Irish RP, London, Manchester, Northern, RP, West Country


( = mother tongue) English, French

Music & Dance:

( = highly skilled) Ballet, Blues, Cabaret Singing, Choral Singing, Contemporary Dance, Contemporary Singing, Country Dancing, Country Singing, Dramatic mezzo-soprano, Flute, Folk Singing, Guitar, Jazz Singing, Mezzo-Soprano, Recorder, Sight-Reading

Performance: ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Audio Books, Audio Drama, Autocue, Childrens Theatre, Clown, Comedy, Commentating, Compere, Dubbing, Live Roleplay, Mask, Musical Theatre, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Professional Singer, Radio Presenting, Repertory, Role Play, Singer-Professional, Story Telling, Street Theatre, Theatre In Education, TV Presenting, Voice Over, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe


= highly skilled) Canoe, Croquet, Cycling, Horse-jumping, Horse-riding, Plane Gliding, Stage Combat, Swimming*

Vehicle Licences: Car Driving Licence, Farm Machinery, Motorcycle Licence

Other Skills: Artistic Director, Computer Literate, Director, Drama Workshop Leader, Improvisation, Mime, Narration, Photographic Model, Professional Scriptwriter, Story Telling, Writer


Birmingham School of Speech and Drama

Cambridge University BEd.Drama

Bristol University(Circomedia) Physical Theatre

Clowning (Bim Mason)

Radio Acting

Equity-Cheltenham Actors Lab



2015 Actor-Titania-A Midsummer Nights Dream, Building Bards, Dawn

2015 co-director, 'The Boy Preference', The Grand Opera House

2013/14, Actor-Mrs Lyons, Blood Brothers (Tour), Showcase Productions, Simon Cunningham

2013/14, Actor-Isabelle(lead), Desert Island Books (Tour cont. incl UK City Of Culture), Jason Maher

2012, Assistant Director, Honk, The Grand Opera House Belfast, Michael Ockwell

2012, Actor-Isabelle (lead), Desert Island Books(Tour), Public Works, Jason Maher

2012, Director, Age Friendly City (TIE/Forum theatre), Belfast City Council

2012, Co-Director, A Christmas Carol, Baby Grand, Belfast

2012 Actor, 15 Minute Theatre Festival, Accidental theatre, Richard Lavery

2011, Animateur, Hansel and Gretel, Ni Opera, Oliver Mears

2011, Director, Cirque, Big Telly Theatre Company, Zoe Seaton (Artistic Director)

2011, Assistant Director, Bugsy Malone, Grand Opera House Belfast, Michael Ockwell

2011, Actor-Multi-Role , Frank Matcham Tour, Grand Opera House

2010, Director, Take Flight, Big Telly Theatre Company, Zoe Seaton (Artistic director)

2009, Director, The Plant Hunters, Royal Horticultural Society

2009, Actor-Snug, Shakespeare in the Park, Belfast Fringe, Stephen Beggs

2008, Actor-Judith, One night Stand , The Everyman Theatre , Kirstie Davis

2008, Actor-Isabelle Blake (1 woman Show), Desert Island Books, The Everyman Theatre , Kirstie Davis

2008, Actor-Geraldine (lead), The Dufflecoat Affair (TIE), Gloucester City Council, Jason Parkes

2008, Director, Spring Chickens, Big Telly Theatre Company, Zoe Seaton

2008, Actor-Mrs Overall, Street Theatre at the Ed fringe, Theatre Without Walls, Anna Burns

2008, Director, David Douglas, National Trust Stourhead

2007, Actor-Dulcinea (lead), Don Quixote, The Mill Theatre, Banbury , Jason Maher Parkes, Ollie Crick

2007, Actor-Multi Character, Know Your Mind (TIE tour), Gloucestershire County Council, Jason Parkes

2007, Actor-Multi Character, Respect (TIE tour), Gloucestershire County Council, Bill Cronshaw

2007, Actor-Multi-Character (solo performer), Words of Conflict, Theatre Without Walls National Tour

2007, Director, The Plant Hunters, Westonbirt Arboretum & tour

2007, Actor-Molly, The legend of Tom Long, Theatre Without Walls

2006, Actor-Eliza (lead), The Hold, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Stuart Major

2006, Actor-Jan (lead), Dinner At The Ivy, Burton Taylor Theatre , Oxford, Gerard Charles

2006, Actor-Dulcinea (lead), Don Quixote, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Jason Maher Parkes

2006, Actor-The General, The Beast of Wychwood, Wychwood Festival, Jason Maher Parkes

2006, Director/ co-writer, The Drugs Don't Work- drug and alcohol rehab project, The Nelson Trust

2005, Actor-Dora (lead), Late, Chipping Norton Theatre, Jason Maher Parkes

2005, Actor-Liza Ross (lead), Blood Orange, Prima Donna Productions(tour), Jenny Wicks

2005, Actor-Emily Jones, Power To The People, Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, Lynn Davies

2006, Director, Gargoyles, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

2006, Director, Aesop's Fables, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

2005, Director, Corum Boy With Jamila Gavin, National Waterways Museum

2005, Actor-Multi-role, behind the scenes tour, Oxford Playhouse, Gerard Robinson

2005, Director, The Dragon's Lair, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

2005, Actor-Eve, Creation of the world & other business, Company, Bath Theatre Royal, Astrid Hilne

2005, Animateur, Peter Pan, Oxford Playhouse

1997, Actor-The Critic(lead), Critical Condition, NELB Theatre Company (Ed Fringe), Leslie Hendy

(nb. also numerous fringe productions, cabaret etc.)


2011, Actor-Agnes Windsor, The Ulster Plantation, Imagine Media / TG4, Michael McGowan

2007, Actor-Her, It's what you do, Microfocus, Toni Harman

2007, Actor-Lydia (lead), The Bench, Reelthing productions, Marc Bradley

2003-5 Director, Television Workshop, Bristol, ITV

2006-8, Actor-Jen, Casualty, BBC, Shani Grewal

2006, Actor-Journalist, Dr Who, BBC, James Hawes

2006, Presenter, Shakespeare Shorts, BBC, Sarah Fielden

2005, Actor-The Secretary , Bristol Bus Boycott documentary, HTV, Ray Tostevin

2000, Actor-Television Voiceover, Longleat Safari Park , Westwood Sound

(nb. numerous model apprearences in adverts, TV, music videos etc).


2008, Presenter, Work Place Mediation DVD, Globis, Clive Lewis

2008, Actor-The Storyteller, The Emperor's New Suit, ShortTalk, Mike Adams

2007, Actor-multi-character, A Green Murder BBC Radio Play, BBC, Lawrence Jackson

2006, Reader /Presenter, Words Of War - CD, ActionTrack, Ed Swift

2006, Presenter, Ecclesiastical Insurance , ReachOut productions, Richard Tierney

2006, Presenter , Presentable Corporate Video, ReachOut Productions, Richard Tierney

2006, Presenter / Voiceover, Gillette Corporate Video, ReachOut Productions, Richard Tierney

2000, Voiceover, Cadbury Garden Centre, Brunning Advertising

2006, Presenter, Shakespeare, BBC 21 CC

2006, Presenter, Mentor Training, The Prince's Trust, John Down

2000, Actor-Fanny(lead), The Enchanted Wood -Audiobook, Westwood Sound

2000, Actor-Molly(lead), The Wishing Chair - Audiobook, Westwood Sound

2000, Actor-Fanny(lead), The Magic Faraway Tree -Audiobook, Westwood Sound

2000, Actor-Fanny(lead), Folk of the Faraway Tree -Audiobook, Westwood Sound


2015 Actor, Multi-role, How to hide a Lion, Libraries NI (tour)

2015 Actor, Mrs Bud, Spring Awakenings, TWW(tour)

2015 Director/Actor, Nurse Brolly, Ulster Museum

2014/15 Director, Answer the call, Ulster Museum

2013, Director, Youth Theatre(2009-date),Grand Opera House Belfast

2013, Project manager, Edward Carson, Arts For All

2013, Actor/Facilitator, Spring Chickens, Big Telly Theatre Company

2012, Director, Pat and Plain "She was Alright when she left us", The Lyric Theatre, Belfast

2011, Director, Pat and Plain by Dan Gordon, Lyric Theatre, Belfast

2011, Director, Shakespeare Schools Festival (also 2011, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008)

2011, Director / writer, Sparking the Imagination, Universtity of Ulster

2010, Animateur / Project Director, The Caretaker, Lyric theatre, Belfast, Carol Moore

2008, Project Director, The Home Place, The Lyric Theatre, Mick Gordon

2009, Director, Youth Theatre(2002-2009), Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

2006, Youth Theatre Director, ITV Television Workshop(2004-2006), ITV

2006, Director, Elvis Buttons Pantomime- disabled adults project, The Home Farm Trust

2005, Director, Youth Project, Lydney State Circus


Genevieve is co-founder of award winning arts education organisation Theatre Without Walls.

She is the recipient of The Cotswold Life Business Award and much sought after as a presenter and conference host.

As a model Genevieve has featured in magazine shoots, adverts and music videos.

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