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Turner-Cray, Susan Biography




biography of Turner-Cray, Susan

21 August ????, Northampton, England, UK
5' 8"
Born in England, her introduction into acting was with "The Leicestershire Youth Shakespeare Company which she was accepted into at the age of 15 and traveled to The Edinburgh Festival and Italy during school holidays. Distracted by dreams of escaping Northern England, at 18 Sue was offered a chance to model in Tokyo Japan which she did for 5 years inspiring her hit stage show "Manchester Girl". "Manchester Girl"recently won a prestigious Fringe First Award at The Edinburgh Festival. It was then moved to Londons Off West End Theatre The Riverside Studios for a very successful run. The show debuted in Los Angeles and Sue was also nominated for a LA Weekly Award for Best Solo Performance there. After her modeling stint and in pursuit of a professional acting career, Sue moved to America, attended and graduated from The American Conservatory Theaters 2 year advanced training program (ACT) in San Francisco. Soon after graduating she played the Mother of James in Disney's James and the Giant Peach (1996), then moved to Los Angeles and produced (with SEG Group Productions) and co-starred in Douglas Carter Beanes "The Country Club" which won 4 Drama-Logue Awards including one for her performance as Chloe. Other stand-out roles include Rose in "Dancing at Lughnasa" at The Western Stage and Stacy in the award winning short "Through Riley's Eyes" which she wrote and directed. Other directing jobs include The Robert Cray Band's Award winning music videos "No One Special" and "Twenty". She recently played roles in the hit show "The Sheild" and "The Bold and the Beautiful". Sue is soon heading to New York for an Off Broadway run of her hit show "Manchester Girl".
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-   'Robert Cray' (qv) (10 February 1990 - present)


-   (August 2004): Won a prestigious Fringe First Award at The Edinburgh Festival 2004 for "Manchester Girl" a one woman play she wrote and starred in.


-   Performed her hit One Woman show "Manchester Girl at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2004 winning a Fringe First Award and receiving 4 and 5 star reviews

-   Performed "Manchester Girl" in Bel Air, California (June 2003) for private Industry showcase after being nominated for an LA Weekly Award for her performance at the Hudson Theater Hollywood (2002) with stand out reviews from Daily Variety and The LA Times.

-   (2001) Produced and directed "No One Special Track" from the Album Shoulda Been Home for The Robert Cray Band, winning a Platnum Award at Worldfest Houston and Best Music Video at Mooondance

-   "Anthem" - Captain Morgan commercial

-   (2001) Wrote and directed two short films, "Fallen Tears", a tribute to the victims of 9/11 and "Before It's Too Late", which screened in New York (2003) at The International Festival of Cinema and Technology

-   Plays lead Nova in Street 16 to hit the independent circuit soon

-   Directed and Produced "Twenty" - an anti war music video for The Robert Cray band currently screening on the web and around the country at many film festivals.


-   (June 2003) Living in Los Angeles and back From The Edinburgh Festival 2004 after winning a Fringe First Award for her hit show "Manchester Girl".

-   (January 2005) Performing her hit one woman show, "Manchester Girl", Off-West End in London at The Riverside Studios Jan 4th-30th 2005.


-   "The Sunday Times" (UK), 8 August 2004, by: Mark Fisher, "A less than model life on the catwalks of Tokyo"

-   "LA Times" (USA), 25 April 2002, by: Phillip Brandes, "A Journey Deep into One's Soul"


-   "Scotland on Sunday" (UK), 29 August 2004, by: Mark Fisher, "Six Of the best"

-   "Spectator" (UK), 28 August 2004, by: Lloyd Evans, "Edinburgh Pickings"

-   "The Scotsman" (UK), 21 August 2004, "Fringe Firsts A crucial stage for new writers"

-   "The Scotsman" (UK), 16 August 2004, by: Joyce McMillan, "Tough Acts of Escapology"

-   "Daily Variety" (USA), May 9th 2002, pg. 8, by: Julio Martinez, "Manchester Girl"

-   "London Telegraph Magazine" (England), 22 May 1999, pg. 22-24, by: David Gritten, "My Blue Heaven"

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Movies Produced

  1. Through Riley's Eyes (2000) (producer)

Misc

  1. Fearless (1993) (stand-in) (uncredited)
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