Kristin has worked across the theatre, television and film industry for over 15 years, both as an actor and an acting coach.
She recently finished filming the role of 'Kae' in 'Life', Mike Bartlett's TV Series for the BBC.
Her latest film ‘Canvey Island’, directed by Isla Ure is due for release this spring.
She is currently in the process of writing her one-woman show 'Headcase' which is due to premiere at The Queens Theatre later this year.
Reviews of her work:
"a compelling performance from Kristin Mcilquham who plays the outrageously exploitative columnist Nikki Slater. The character’s mixture of blatant sexual provocativeness with intelligent political cunning is almost too much to watch."
The Telegraph on ‘The Shallow End’
"Kristin Mcilquham (Elaine Navazio) shines as the sexually driven femme fatale, great timing and skilful delivery of Simon's astute quips”
Time Out on ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’
“The members of the (rotating) cast in today’s performance clearly relish their delicious roles - in particular, Kristin Mcilquham as sexually gregarious Elaine...superb acting”
“THE FOUR: Some new talents blinking on the UK radar are: a brilliant actress called Kristin Mcilquham who I can see in so many different roles. To me, she reminds me of a British Ali Larter, which ain't a bad thing at all.”
Isla writes and directs for both theatre and the screen and her work has gained recognition from the British Film Institute, Papatango, Sherman Theatre, BAFTA Rocliffe, and Toronto Independent Film Awards.
She has two short films being released this year: BFI funded Reprise and Genera Films funded Canvey Island. Her debut short film Passengers gained a BFI Future Film nomination and her micro-budget feature Halcyon Heights won best feature at the International Film Festival of Wales and came in the top three at TIFA.
Her feature screenplay The Tides was recently shortlisted for the 2020 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing prize, and was also a semi-finalist in Ava DuVernay’s ‘Diverse Voices’ and Final Draft’s ‘Big Break’ screenwriting contests.
She recently won the iFilmThings and Final Draft short screenplay competition with The Conversation and is currently funded by Ffilm Cymru to develop her feature film R.A.G.E.
She was 1 of 5 selected for the New Welsh Playwright programme with the Sherman Theatre (Best Regional Theatre 2018) in 2018 and her full-length play Observations of a Sparrow went on to read at Theatre 503. It also came in the top 1.5% of plays read in the Papatango playwriting competition and is currently long listed for the Traverse Playwriting award.
Darkling Sky, her first full-length play was the top 5 in the Bread & Roses Playwriting competition and the top 12 at Bristol Old Vic Open Session, 2018. Her short play NEON was performed alongside Ruth Jones’ work at The Other Room theatre.
Isla is also a John Brabourne award winner and is represented for theatre, film and TV by Nicky Lund at David Higham Associates.
Daisy has worked across the theatre, television and film industry for 10 years, both as an actor, producer and voice over artist. Scrambled will be Daisy's debut play as a writer, and Kings, written with Isla Ure, her debut TV Series.
She recently finished filming Netflix's Sex Education series three, as radio producer Emma. Other TV credits include Genius, The Last Kingdom, Lewis, Whitechapel.
Theatre credits include seasons at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory including As You Like It, Arcadia, Tartuffe, Gigi at the Tabard Theatre and most recently Soldier On touring the UK with the Soldier Arts Academy. Daisy received a nomination for the Ian Charleson Awards for her role as Celia in As You Like It, directed by Andrew Hilton.
Her producing work includes a commercial for Cold Brew Coffee, short film Lioness written by Isla Ure.
Since developing several Drag King personas, Daisy is proudly part of the queer London cabaret scene and has performed at Kings of Clubs, Bar Wotever, Queefy Cabaret and was nominated to join the best selection of performers in the Kings of Clubs Special.
Her Drag King ‘Steve Porters’ stars in the mockumentary comedy Lock Up Your Daughters currently being developed, and her German raver ‘Häns Off’ will be performing at Hoopla Festival 2021.
Learn more about Steve here..
Daisy is the host, producer and director of the first improvised based Drag King cabaret, Häus of Dons, which will return to DOÑA, Wilderness Festival and Shambala Festival this year.
She’s the weekly script writer and is the voice of Sky Witness.