Shannon Watson

Student Information


Height: 5′ 8″

Playing age range: 18-30

Nationality: British

Scholarships/Awards: Spotlight Prize for Screen in 2023, Laurence Olivier Bursary Award 2022 



Accents: RP, Heightened RP, American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Birmingham, Cockney, Dublin, Essex, Geordie, Liverpool, Yorkshire, New Zealand, Russian 

Dance: Contemporary Dance, Lyrical Dance 

Movement: Physical Theatre, Lecoq 

Previous qualifications: Identity School of Acting, London (2016 – 2018)

Other: Radio Drama, Voice Acting, Meisner, Writing, Horse Riding, Yoga.

Shannon will be representing the RCS at BBC Radio Carleton Hobbs Competition 2023.

*Denotes high proficiency or native accent


Work Experience:

Marina Litvinenko, A Very Expensive Poison, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (dir.  Finn den Hertog)

Lady Anne, Richard III, RCS (dir. Alisdair Hunter)

Woman, Autobahn “Funny”, RCS (dir. Guy Hollands)

Mary, Maryland (Rehearsed Reading), RCS (dir. Mercy Ojelade)

Arkadina, The Seagull, RCS (dir. Katya Kamotskaia)

Jessica, Omish, RCS (dir. Ewa Dina)

Jess Hardwick, 2022


A Very Expensive Poison