I’m a Cornish actor, writer and voiceover artist.
I am delighted that my first radio play Little Blue Lines has been commissioned as a 15 minute drama by the BBC. It will be broadcast 22-26 February 2021 at 10.45am and repeated at 7.45pm each day on Radio 4.
You can find more information on the programme page on the BBC.
I have also adapted the story for the stage, Bloody Woman includes all the questionable gags, political statements and rude words that you are not encouraged to say on the radio. More research has been published linking PTSD and miscarriage. I hope I can gather interest for a production some time when we can all laugh and cry in the same room together again.
My home recording studio is up and running and I have enjoyed narrating many audiobooks and corporate voiceovers from my converted walk-in wardrobe.
Audiobook highlight’s in 2020 include The House Of One Hundred Clocks by AM Howell; The Christmas Cafe at Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke; and The Pearl King - book 4 of the Crow Investigations series by Sarah Painter, I always love re-visiting these characters!
Oh and I had another baby! He is called Piran and (as his name demands) he is proper ‘andsome. Now and again you can find me on Twitter @dottiedawson
I come from Cornwall and abandoned the big sea for the big smoke at 17 to train at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London. Twenty years later (and despite only achieving ‘commended’ on my Dip. Acting) I am delighted to still earn a living acting, recording voiceovers and writing drama.
My theatre credits range from an adolescent boy, to a Shakespeare heroine, to a Cornish maid; whilst on TV I have played a drunken witch in Casualty, been shot and killed in Holby and played a number of Mothers in Doc Martin.
I regularly record audiobooks, you can listen to excerpts of some of them on Audible. In 2015 the recording of The American Lover (a collection of short stories by Rose Tremain that I contributed to) was named one of the twenty best audiobooks of all time!
Aside from writing and acting I enjoy anything outdoorsy that gets my heart pumping, singjng snd strumming along on the uke, and running around after my little boys, Gilly, Arty & Pip.
Photo: Nicky Vincent
Photo: Nicky Vincent