Teresa Mahoney (b.1971, Lewisham, London) With strong Irish ancestral roots in the beautiful Co. Kerry, Teresa is a multi-talented Artist/Performer credited with a career in a wide range of performances including Soprano, Stage, Screen & TV Actress, Dancer, Stand-Up and Burlesque Pin Up Calendar Girl. When Teresa was just two years old her mother recorded her on tape singing 'I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door' by Jimmy Osmond. Her taste for performing grew. At the tender age of five Teresa carved a career singing Abba songs on the children's party circuit. As well as her mother, her Granddad also encouraged her to sing at his local pub and working mans club. Teresa's success soon started to soar with party cups and beer glasses overflowing with notes and coins. Her mother would then buy matching outfits for Teresa and her younger sister Anne to wear. In 2002 she played Princess Jasmine in a musical and after only two professional singing lessons in 2006 and 2007 Teresa went on to play the UK's South Coast Cinderella in another musical. It was Teresa's love of the Silver Screen Goddesses, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Vivienne Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor who all inspired her to become an actress. Teresa has starred opposite BAFTA & Oscar Award winning actresses, Meryl Streep in 'The Iron Lady, Dame Judy Dench in Cranford and stood in for Helena Bonham-Carter in The King's Speech & Cinderella. In 2010 Teresa performed Stand Up Impro to a paying audience with experienced comedians and comediennes after only 6 workshops. She then went on to play multiple characters in the British Comedy Award winning Katy Brand's Big Ass Show. Teresa also played multiple characters in the BAFTA Award-winning British sketch comedy show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse. More recently she played multiple characters In the sitcom Hunderby where Julia Davis won a BAFTA TV Award for 'Best Comedy Writing' and by popular demand Teresa was invited back in 2015 for season 2. Teresa entered a Best Burlesque Pin-Ups Calendar Competition in support of a Breast Cancer Campaign, and thanks to the public vote won the title of "Miss June" 2010 making her a bona fide 'Burlesque Pin Up'. Personal Quote: "Feel sexy in your own skin, then you can release your goddess within." In 2012 Kate Bush chose Teresa to be her Stand-In for the remake of her 'Running Up That Hill' video starring Kate and Jude Law. This was a huge honor as she used to perform Kate's songs as a child. So it was a dream come true for Teresa to actually meet her idol. That same year Teresa performed in front of the Queen, forty presidents including the French president François Hollande, prime ministers and members of royalty who all flew in to join 40 other heads of state or government in the London 2012 Opening Ceremony with Danny Boyle as the Artistic Director. 900 million people all over the world tuned in to watch the Queen perform as a Bond girl followed by Teresa performing as a Dancer in a tribute to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children, the NHS nurses and British children's literature. She subsequently went on to perform as a Dancer in Edgar Wright's trilogy The World's End. Teresa performed at Westminster Cathedral in 2015 for the charity Silver Sunday. She has been best described as the female 'Michael Buble, ' injecting old school Hollywood glamour into every performance. She plays McCormack, a Senior WAAF Officer in Hurricane: Squadron 303 (2019) which is the story of a group of brave Poles who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the very idea of their own country, which had existed in its modern form for barely twenty years before it was crushed between the opposing jaws of Germany and Russia. Equipped with the almost-obsolete Hurricane and (with some initial reluctance) given RAF blue uniforms, while they fought, Poland lived. In July 1995, she married actor Jason Bostridge. She gave birth to their son Theron Mahoney-Bostridge in February 2014. Teresa is a lifetime supporter of Greenpeace. An animal welfare campaigner and has worked as a volunteer for sick and underprivileged children.
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