Louise Jameson is a classically trained actress whose first love is the stage but she also became known to millions of British television viewers through her roles in such hugely popular television series as Doctor Who, Tenko, Bergerac and EastEnders.
Recent television credits include Doctors, Secret Life of Boys, Silent Witness and Bumps (All BBC). Theatre credits include Vincent River (Trafalgar Studios) and directing Revenge (UK Tour). Audio credits include Doctor Who (Big Finish) and writing ATA Girl (released March 8th 2020).
Louise has been writing all her life, poems and short stories, but it is only this century that she decided to claim the title ‘writer’ and has had success, with nearly every script being produced, either for stage or audio.
FOR BIG FINISH PRODUCTIONS (audio)
Most recently (April 2018) Louise has devised and directed a four part audio drama concerning WWII female pilots called ATA GIRL and is currently in discussions with two production houses with a view to turning it into a high end TV series.
For the Good of the Cause
OMEGA FACTOR (series)
Let the Angel Tell Thee
DOCTOR WHO – series (also heard on Radio 4 Extra)
The Abandoned (co-written with Nigel Fairs)
2012 BEWARE THE GOBLIN MEN (for 4 – 9 year olds) – available on audio from Louise’s website
2012 WE ATTRACT THAT WHICH WE FEAR THE MOST from The Hammer Out Book of Ghosts Published by fantom
Pulling Faces (devised with Helen Goldwyn) A one woman show which Louise has toured both here, America and Australia. A 60 minute comedy about whether to have a facelift. PUBLISHED BY UPSTAGE
My Gay Best Friend (co-written with Nigel Fairs) performed here and in America. Won Brighton Fringe best new play award, and most recently received 6 five star reviews at The Hope Theatre in Islington. And an Offie nomination. A tragi-comedy. Two people stuck in their own closets, and how they rescue each other (or not).
Driving Me Round The Bend (co-written with Nigel Fairs) performed at Sevenoaks Festival and at The Space. A two hour Ayckbournesk Christmas comedy.
Shakespeare’s Mistress With a little help from Shakespeare – Louise presents her desert island disc choices linked with anecdotes from her 47 year career
Sixth Position – a monologue written for actor/ballet dancer Holly Jackson Walters and described as a ‘tour de force’ by the critics for the One Festival at The Space theatre this year.
THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
BEWARE THE GOBLIN MEN – audio download from Louise’s website www.louisejameson.com as a short story with music. (composer is John Telfer) This is also a script ready to roll. It can be done with a cast of two, but the idea is to take children from the local drama groups and have them play the Goblins, leaving the actresses free to be Primrose and Bluebell. Inspired by Christina Rossetti’s poem Goblin Market, it highlights the need for sisters to support each other, whilst taking the children on an exciting and sometimes scary journey (aimed at 4 – 9 year olds)
Wotcha Will – A versatile script, aimed at young teenagers, it has been performed by professionals and students, this links all the ‘best bits’ of Shakespeare into a circus. The casts have been as small as 6 and as large as 46.
(working title) A WOMAN’S PLACE
A TV series (invited by BBC2 to pitch) looking at forgotten female scientist and their legacy. So many women from the 17/18/19 centuries have been overlooked and their work plagiarised. In consultation with (scientist) Paul Abel , and a team of writers including Nigel Fairs and Helen Goldwyn, this series looks to redress the gender balance. The stories are fascinating and multiple.
We Two (or Sister, Sister)
A hard hitting film script examining the repercussions of rape, not just on the victim, but the family, friends and perpetrator. Dark and prescient. I believe that this is a safe place to debate dangerous issues. A story that has to be told. Currently being developed with Thorny Devil Productions
A four part script where The Doctor meets a famous woman from history. Part of the Doctor Who range.
Working title – THE RELUCTANT HERO Helen Goldwyn and Louise are alsondeveloping a six part sit com ‘CAPTURED’. Watch this space
Kat is the AD of KatAlyst Productions, and as such she regularly directs for this company. Past directing credits for KatAlyst include; Dealers Choice by Patrick Maber, Our House by Tim Firth & Madness, On The Tin by Brian Stewart, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield and Meet Me at the Nightingale by Andrew Craig Sharpe – (Highly Commended for Direction, at Stockwell playhouse 2018 One Act Festival)
Other recent directing credits include, Olive & Bosie & Brighton Queen of Slaughtering Places for 368 Theatre Company, Brighton Fringe, The Deep Blue Sea for Ovo at The Maltings Theatre 2018, From The Ashes, by Andrew Craig Sharpe, for Mad Stallion Productions 2019, and Barnum, for RMTC at The Radlett Centre 2019.
Before that, Kat had a long career as a dancer, a choreographer and as a director both for Professional theatre and for amateur companies in and around Hertfordshire.
Older credits include
The Browing Version, Abbey Theatre St Albans
Our House, PBTC at The Wylliotts Centre
Return To The Forbidden Planet, for PBTC at The Wylliotts Centre
How The Other Half Loves, for PBTC (winner of Best overall production at The Barnet Festival)
Carousel, RMTC at The Radlett Centre (Director and choregrapher)
Calamity Jane, for RMTC at The Radlett Centre – Choreographer