Stage and film actor, writer, and director, Louise Denyer brings to all her works a sensitive and sharp eye for visual flair and theatrical impact fashioned through a colourful personal journey with years of international experience. Having lived in the UK, Germany, Amsterdam, Spain and Paris, and a fluent performer in English, Spanish and French, her deep understanding of European history and tradition, and the intercultural tensions that give today’s world both its beauty and fragility, channel her creative and bold approach to the social, physical and psychological challenges that stage and screen have to offer.
Amongst a variety of jobs in feature and short films, Louise performed a main part in the independent French feature film, Cauchemars Et Arcs-En-Ciel, and played a victim of Huntington disease in Je Suis Un Huntington. Notable stage performances include an experimental, physical devising role in Quasar Blues by Anton Bonnici, performed at the inaugural edition of the Paris Fringe International Theatre Festival, and main roles in the plays, Victoria Station and Night by Harold Pinter. She has also acted and collaborated in many photographic projects, videos and films by the British photographer, singer and film maker Paula Rae Gibson, including the short films, The Price For Feeling Something, Isn’t Being Alive The Very Best Thing and Like I Love 2, all of which have been selected for international film festivals. Louise’ approach to writing and directing is again focused on culturally and politically intriguing works. She directed an all women cast for an adaption of the Iraqi-American play 9 Parts Of Desire by Heather Raffo, and co-directed the web-series Desperate And Dudeless In Paris.
Always the driven artiste, ambitious in both scope and energy, Louise keeps practicing, studying and teaching theatre and film writing, acting and directing whilst embarking on new projects, consistently pushing the boundaries for both herself and her audiences. Of Potters’ Demons will be seeing Louise Denyer bring together all of her strengths, skills, and ideas as Co-Artistic Director, giving new, daring and exciting opportunities to up and coming artists, writers and actors, indiscriminate of age, race and social background. With the firm belief that art is always a confrontational act of risk and challenge, transcending the restrictions imposed by social norms, prejudices and taboos, and sincerely uncompromised by fears of either shame or failure, Louise Denyer is ready to support, research and create new works that shock, move and challenge with style and integrity.