Celebrating Swindon and Wiltshire’s most inspiring women – 2023

By Nick Batten on 22 March, 2023

To mark International Women’s Day 2023, which this year took place on Wednesday 8th March, we’re celebrating some of Swindon and Wiltshire’s most inspiring women. 

Through our social media channels, we asked our readers which women in our community inspire them and created a list of 20. The list is printed in our Feb/March magazine and from Wednesday 1st March, every weekday throughout the month we are profiling and championing each of these fantastic women online and via our social feeds.

Today we put the spotlight on local actor, Charlotte Bloomsbury…

Based in Sherston, Charlotte trained on the Acting Course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2013 and has been working across many disciplines in her field since then.

Last year, she appeared on stage in the world’s longest-running comedy show ‘Newsrevue’ and was cast in a UK tour of ‘Stepping Out.’ Her previous work includes a UK tour of the adaptation of beloved TV show ‘The Good Life’ and several shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

In the world of VoiceOver, Charlotte is a previous BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Award winner and has worked with Pearl & Dean and Global Radio.

Her screen work includes a recent comedy sketch with prevalent YouTuber, TomSka in ‘The Blame Game,’ award-winning BBC short films ‘#blessed’ and ‘The Breakdown’, Music Video ‘Midnight’ with British singer/songwriter Rhys Lewis and working with ‘Bend it like Beckham’ director Gurinder Chadha OBE. She has just returned from filming in Mexico a soon-to-be aired national O2 Advert.

Charlotte has also been teaching acting for over a decade at the Pauline Quirke Academy’s head office branch and directing their West End appearances and lectured at London and Central Film Schools. 

She is currently an associate artist and director with both Up Front Theatre Company and Nothing2Perform.

For more information about International Women’s Day visit: internationalwomensday.com 

This year’s theme is Embrace Equity. Follow the conversation on socials using the hashtag #EmbraceEquity.

Pictured above: Charlotte Bloomsbury