SUANNE BRAUNWarm, Assertive & Sophisticated
Playing Age: 30-45
Training: Studied Drama at the University of Cape Town.
Suanne was born in South Africa and started her career in television by hosting her own travel series ‘Bon Voyage’ which afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively, spending time in exotic locations across the globe. After a brief visit to the USA, Suanne was signed by the William Morris agency, granted a green card and moved to LA. She spent 10 years working in television, film and theatre. Credits while in LA include Just Shoot Me (NBC), Prowler directed by Peter Bogdanovich (CBS), Wings (NBC), Mojave Moon (feature) FX-the series (Fox), Silk Stalkings (cable) and the popular Stargate SG-1 (MGM), The West Wing City Live (NBC).
Suanne was fortunate enough to be a presenter at the 68th Oscar Ceremony. Being a keen fan of improvised comedy and stand up Suanne did 6 months at The Groundlings in LA and was part of the original company of Whose Line Is It Anyway? when the show premiered in South Africa. In 2002 she won the “Funny Bones” award for most promising, new stand-up act.
Theatre credits during this time include Things We Do For Love, Private Lives (Fleur du Cap Best Actress), award winningLend Me A Tenor, A Slice of Saturday Night, The Secret Lives of Henry & Alice, People Are Living There and the award-winning cabaret Offbeat Broadway (Fleur Du Cap Best Actress in a Musical).
Theatre credits in the UK include Onassis (West End), Mamma Mia(West End), award-winning Cabaret ( Birmingham Rep/UK tour), Vice (Soho Theatre), The House of Bernarda Alba (Union Theatre), Easy to Love (BAC), Daisy Pulls It Off (Gatehouse), Sailing Somewhere (National Studio), Carnival of the Animals ( workshop-Riverside Studios), The Golden Age (ETC Theatre, Camden) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ( Theatre Royal Winchester) and most recently the world premiere of I Have Life (South Africa).
Recent film and television include Survivor (Directed by James McTeigue for Millennium films), Need For Speed (Directed by Mary Nighy for Independent Films), Girls Guide To Depravity (Cinemax/HBO) and Revealing Mr. Maugham (Sky Arts).