– . – Kimberly Jaraj (Actor)
What training have you received?
I trained in various vocations at The Royal Ballet School from the ages of 8-16. When I finished my A levels I did intensive courses at the Stella Adler Studio in New York City and at RADA. I then read English and Drama at York University, where I was fortunate enough to be taught by some great directors including Max Stafford-Clark.
What kind of roles attract you?
I love period drama and think that it is one of the genres the British are especially brilliant at. But I am attracted to lots of different roles. Over the course of my career I would like to play a diverse range of characters from comedic to dramatic, heroines to villains.
What’s the best advice that you’ve been given as an actor?
To persevere! And also to remember something I have been told many a time, ‘They pay you to wait, the acting you do for free!’
Tell us the most significant moment in your career so far…
When I got my first pay cheque. I couldn’t believe that someone was paying me to do what I love.
You’ll die happy when…
I’ve had a long, fulfilling career. And an Oscar on my mantelpiece.