My real name is Claire,stage name Mercedy and I’m 25 years old,based in Manchester, but in Nottingham each month for parts of my career. I’m a actress,singer and model. I do other areas such as dance,art,youth work,film writing,directing,photography and bit of body painting/makeup. I love everything I do in my career and hope to one day to inspire people through a charity called ‘The British Heart Foundation’. I’m bubbly,professional,hard working, ambitious,active,creative and likes to help anyone. Known as a Pocket Rocket (lol).
I’m not huge fan of Manchester, but it was good growing up here. My dad wasn’t really a singer or actor, but he was a dancer when he was younger and had talents for art when he got older, which was where I got the art skills from.
The moment with my becoming a model was after I studied, while I was taking my acting more seriously, I did a one off shoot and really enjoyed it. I never really saw myself as a model, but my dad had commented all the time about different people had mentioned to him that I should be a model. After my first shoot, I struggled to find more work. Then 6 months later, I was offered to attend a group shoot and my modelling went from there. The other reason I decided to do modelling was to help my confidence in acting, as I didn’t have any self confidence, But I can honestly say becoming a model really strengthened my confidence about myself. The more shoots I did, the more love I gained in modelling and started to take it seriously.
My strengths as a performer, I’ve always been professional and creative with anything I do and work really hard to do my best in everything I get or do. I’m bubbly and talk to anyone which helps as a performer, certain things I’m confident in as I always throw myself in the deep end and go for it, that’s one of my main strengths and no matter how much I want to give up at times, when it gets hard to deal with, I just gain strength to keep going, because I think to myself there is a reason why I started. I have a strong personality and always willing to help anyone.
Wow, haha, That’s a tough question, it’s really hard to choose but I got to say I do love performing on stage, it’s a right buzz, because you get reactions and its great and I find stage more harder and rewarding. However, I really do love film as well because you can really get stuck in and not have to panic about a mess up, so I feel more relaxed in front of camera in regards of concentrating on a role better than having to worry about messing up. I love filming for the fact I can focus more but love stage because you feel a buzz at the end with the reactions and feel good at the end, which is more rewarding for that fact you haven’t messed up with it live. to be honest I love them both the same for different reasons, ahhh hard one to choose.
For singing, America is beneficial as if you can make it in America big there are a lot ways you can go career wise, but singing is also good in the U.K also so both really, depends where I end up. Same with acting really or modelling, they can both help one do well in America or U.K. I do like what I do in the U.K but if something came up good, I would travel to America if the role was worth it.
I studied in Art and Design (Photography), Musical Theatre & a Youth Work Course as well. I trained at DNA Recourses Drama School,Filmonik ,Agency Acting to Camera Class, Vocal Mentored and Vocal Session & LAMDA Class.
My dream for singing would be touring at big places with a huge album and performing soulful music in front of a hot audience!! I’m very excited to start recording later on this year and see where it goes.
My dream role for acting would be that was I being cast in good parts in big movies and TV programmes and trying all different types of character roles so I am more a versatile actress. To play someone else different in every film and show my range would be such a fun challenge. No artist wants to get stuck just playing or being known for a certain type. For modelling it would be to do commercials,international,Pageant judging, magazines, catalogs,or appearing at beautiful places or other exotic locales that high profile modelling takes you.
Small/Petite with a big voice
Personality and bubbly (Funny, mad moments I have) lol
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Her IMDb page can be found by clicking on the link.
Her acting website can be found by clicking right here.
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The trailer for “Lead Me To The Dark”
Thank you so much Mercy!!!! Hope your foot feel mo’ bettah!!
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