Acting

Carolyn Pertwee made her theatrical debut aged 12 as the Dream Child in Dear Brutus at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne and her television debut aged 13 in the first television soap The Grove Family playing the part of Lettuce. 

After training at RADA, Carolyn joined the Old Vic Company and embarked on their world tour, playing

She stepped into the role of Lucille at the age of 19, opposite Vivien Leigh, and played the part for the Melbourne season where she received glowing reviews that also appeared in the British press.  Carolyn, who was Vivien Leigh's understudy in Twelfth Night, stepped into the role of Viola in Buenos Aires.

Following the tour, Carolyn acted in the long running series Compact for five months as Pat Warren, a suicidal kleptomaniac, which then led onto numerous key roles in prestigious dramas including Armchair Theatre and Market in Honey Lane; and appeared in many films including A Hard Day's Night as a journalist who interviewed George Harrison.

She was also a member of the Players Theatre (now the Charing Cross Theatre) in the Old Time Music Hall, funnily enough the same venue for her musical revue, A Bowl of Cherries.

Over the years Carolyn has made numerous commercials both in this country and abroad from being a Fairy Liquid Mum to a Flamenco Dancing Rebellious Granny for Cornhill Senior Security Plan and a bossy wife in the Stannah Lifts and appearing with Ronnie Corbett in Wiltshire Farm Foods' advertisment.

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