Rosalind Ayres

Ayres, Rosalind

Rosalind Ayres is an English actress, director, producer, and writer. Recent movies: Hampstead with Diane Keaton, 7 Seconds with Christopher Lloyd. Guest-starred in Disney’s Best Friends Whenever and Casualty (UK). Miss Prism in London’s acclaimed revival of The Importance of Being Earnest. LATW appearances include Jefferson’s Garden (Nelly Rose), An Enemy of the People (Mrs. Stockmann), She Stoops to Conquer (Mrs. Hardcastle), The Rivals (Mrs. Malaprop); plus Frozen, An Ideal Husband and Ayckbourn’s Norman Conquests. As director her LATW productions encompass The Goodbye Girl (which she adapted from the screenplay), The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine, Amadeus, Racing Demon, You Never Can Tell, Uncle Vanya. The Seagull and A Doll House (both starring Calista Flockhart.) In-studio productions include Native Guard and Please Continue. Movies: Titanic (Lady Duff Gordon), Oscar-winning Gods and Monsters (Elsa Lanchester), Beautiful People. She is Katherine Marlowe in Uncharted III. British screen: Taking the Flak with her actor/director husband Martin Jarvis. Outnumbered (now on BBC America), Doctors, The Royal, New Tricks, Poirot, Midsomer Murders. US: Children’s Hospital, Just Shoot Me, Chicago Hope, Profiler, A Face to Die For, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. West End: I, Claudius (Calpurnia), Michael Frayn’s Exchange and Now You Know. Broadway: Peter Brook’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. BBC radio includes Lady Windermere’s Fan, Michael Frayn’s Matchbox Theatre, Pack of Lies, A Small Family Business, Make and Break. She has directed many major dramas for BBC, especially radio premieres of Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross and Keep Your Pantheon, plus William Nicholson’s Shadowlands. Numerous award-winning audios. Rosalind received the UK Radio Academy’s award as Best Drama and Readings Producer for Jarvis & Ayres Productions.