So you want to be an actor? Here is the essential and valuable advice you need to get started… WITHOUT having to give up the day job, WITHOUT taking a HUGE loan and three years of your life to go to drama school,and WITHOUT risking facing a life of penury and rejection.
Zoe Cunningham has 15 years’ experience working in the technology sector and is currently Managing Director of Softwire Technology. In 2013 she was named as one of the 100 most influential people in Tech City, selected by the BBC as the Brightest Woman in Britain and she accompanied Prime Minister David Cameron on his trade delegation to China.
Zoe is a passionate advocate of networking and in 2012 founded Tech Talkfest to connect influential people in the technology world. She now runs the private members’ network Exponential.
Zoe Cunningham has trained as an actor at RADA, The Actors Centre and City Lit. She acted in her first one woman show at the Tristan Bates Theatre in February 2015 to critical acclaim and subsequently toured the show to Brighton Fringe. Other theatre credits include Mrs Arbuthnot in Oscar Wilde’s a Woman of No Importance and social worker Moira in Chris Lee’s modern work Shallow Slumber. On film she has appeared opposite Steve Coogan and Anna Friel in Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love, and has played Clara, a confidence trickster, in indie Brit-flick Carbon Foxes.
Zoe is a regular contributor to several technology blogs and has had articles published online at the Guardian, Computer Weekly and The Huffington Post. She has presented tech radio shows for Age UK’s The Wireless, Zone One Radio and Shoreditch Radio and has been a guest presenter on BBC Click.