• Karen McCaffrey. Actor, Writer, and Singer.

    About Me

    A Lifetime of Acting

    My dream of acting began aged 12 on seeing Julie Andrews running across the hills singing in The Sound of Music as I entered the cinema at Upton Park in London's East End. Prior to this I sang in Ireland as a child with a pop band called Tommy Drennan and The Top League, we recorded a record which stayed at Number One in the Irish charts for ten weeks in 1973. Growing up in East Ham I kept my dreams of Acting to myself, I went to a rough comprehensive and had to fight to get from class to class. I did my first drama school audition for East 15 Acting school aged 16. I had no idea what an audition was, so went along and read from a book. A year later having done some explorations I was offered a place at East 15 but couldn't get the necessary disciplinary grant. Mine was no ordinary desire, and three years later I was offered a place at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, secured a grant and have been an actress for thirty years since. When I'm working I feel truly blessed and gracious to have found this wonderful art. I think we all know what the downside is, however, it's important as an actor to be honed, toned, and ready to step into a role. This is my life!


    Available for Projects

    I act both on stage and screen.I am also available for voice over acting and singing. Please see my resumé for the details of my experience and skills. Below are some songs I recorded as lead vocals with a three part harmony group.

    Current Projects

    I am currently finalising several writing projects including a childhood and teenage memoir, a novel set in 1920s prohibition in New York, and a series of novellas. I also have a ten minute script awaiting production entitled Goddess for a Day.

    Resume and Demos

    Current Acting CV 2018 (docx)

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    Chatanooga Choo Choo_The Swingadillas (mp3)

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    Lullaby_The Swingadillas (mp3)

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    Sing Sing Sing_The Swingadillas (mp3)

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    The Coffee Song_The Swingadillas (mp3)

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