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Fiona Ramsay

Gender: Female

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Bio

Fiona was born in Johannesburg and graduated from the University of Cape Town before founding the Troupe Theatre Company whose productions include East, Total Eclipse, Metamorphisis and Threepenny Opera, Lifex3, Decadence and Talking Heads.

Fiona's TV credit's include the feisty, hard bitten news editor Dorothy Wilcox in SABC3's Hard Copy and the human rights lawyer Kate Hansen in Justice For All.  She's also appeared in Hapgood, Stolen Lives, Arende III, Sorted and Grace - one of the films in the Heartlines Series.

Her theatre credits include roles in Going To St Ives, Decadence, Talking Heads, The Real Thing, Summit Conference, The Book Club, My Brilliant Divorce, Life X 3, Ladies & Gentleman and Shakespeare and Honour.

In 2006 she directed the theatre musical Gugu Mzimba - The Spirit of Gerard Sekoto and in 2005 she directed Barney's Women - a tribute to Simon Barney - the former Artistic Director and founder of the Market Theatre. She recently received a Durban award for Best Director for her production of Nunsense.

Fiona spent time acting in the UK and her acting credits here include playing Lady Croom and Hannah in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia for the Royal National Theatre and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.

Her UK TV credits include playing the villain in Lynda La Plante’s Supply And Demand, a teacher in Element Of Doubt and a tough magistrate in The Bill.

On radio Fiona hosted the arts programs Art Of The Matter & Cultural Exchange and the literature program Between The Covers on SAfm.

She founded the Speakeasy Vocal Academy and does vocal empowerment training in all sectors – business, corporate and the arts.

Most recently she's been in Los Angeles to dialect coach US actors Tim Robbins and Derek Luke for a film shot in South Africa.

She's also appeared in several international films including Borderline, Country Of My Skull, Stander, Red Dust and Catch A Fire.

She played the role of Veronica in the SABC2 drama series The Mating Game, in 2010.

In 2013 she joined the e.tv soapie Scandal! in the role of Helen, a new villain in town who comes in as the Editor in Chief of Secrets, with a big secret of her own.

Fiona is a vegetarian and enjoys treating folk to her culinary concoctions and relishes a good evening with friends.

Her interests include her basset hounds Babette and Chanel, sailing, walking, reading, travelling and exploring new places.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Rachel (as Fiona Ramsey)

Mrs. Mapleton

Mrs. Mapleton

Mrs. Mapleton

Mrs. Mapleton

Moeder

Senator Romero

Dorothy Wilcox

Dorothy Wilcox

Dorothy Wilcox

Andrea Bland (Film: "Grace")

Dr. Helen Byatt

Fiona Ramsay

Terry Taylor

Herself

Helen

Fiona Ramsay

Fiona Ramsay

Ellen

Sandy

Veronica

Lucinda le Roux

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