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Artist Profile - Morna Young

Accents
Scottish

Age Ranges
Twenties, Thirties

Voice Types
Actors/Actresses, Attitude, Character/Animation, Corporate/Informative, Husky/Seductive/Sexy, Modern/Youthful/Contemporary, Natural/Fresh, Quirky/Interesting/Unique, Smooth/Soft-Sell, Understated/Low Key, Upbeat/Energy

Morna is an actress and journalist with experience on stage, television, film, radio and voiceovers. She originally trained in BA Journalism (University of Sheffield) where she worked for several regional radio stations. She followed this with MA Acting (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama).

Her theatre credits include: SUNSET SONG (national tour, The Beacon / Sell a Door), MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS GOT HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF (a Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh and Dundee Rep co-production), CALEDONIA (directed by Anthony Neilson for The National Theatre of Scotland), B-ROADS (Play Pieces), BEL AMI (Ruby in the Dust) and VAGABOND’S VOYAGE (little wonder). TV/Film credits include: SCIENCE SCAMS (Clarity Productions for Channel 4), PRIDE OF BRITAIN (ITV) and 2TRUE (GMTV). She has performed extracts of her play, LOST AT SEA, at the Scottish Parliament, the European Author’s Festival and National Poetry Month, France.

She is an Associate Artist of Out of the Darkness Theatre Company and tidy carnage. A multi-instrumentalist, musician and folk singer, her album recordings include Kevin McKidd’s SPEYSIDE SESSIONS and THE FISHWIVES (TV appearances include The One Show and BBC Breakfast). She has composed / MD’d for several theatre shows and co-hosts FOLKIFY (The Tron, Glasgow).

Morna is also known as a playwright, theatre-maker, facilitator, columnist and director. She is a proud Scots Language Ambassador (Education Scotland).