Acting

Octavia has performed from a young age, at the tender age of three she played Mary in her nursery nativity and caught the acting bug. While completing a degree in Philosophy at King's College London she performed in drama society plays and at the Edinburgh Fringe. She went on to train at ArtsEd London, graduating in 2015 and has been acting professionally ever since. 

 
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Stage

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Midsummer Night’s Dream

2018, Butterfly Theatre, Kent’s Cavern, Torquay

In this four person ensemble production Octavia played Helena, Titania, Snout, Egeus and Peaseblossom.

Much Ado About Nothing

2018, Exploding Whale, Katzpace, London

British Theatre Guide “Octavia Gilmore gives a fine performance that is resentful and angry rather than the often preferred delivery of sullen and malicious"

CATCHING UP

 
CATCHING UP, 2016/2018,  Becka,  Etcetera Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe/Theatre N16/Stockwell Playhouse, Biting Block Theatre  Octavia co-wrote and performed  Catching Up  with fellow ArtsEd graduate Emily Schofield.  Reviews    Last Minute Theatre Tickets  ****  "Octavia Gilmore is excellent as the well connected, Becka. Gilmore manages to show Becka’s confident and bossy side well. Following the play’s first twist, which turns their friendship on its head, Gilmore uses a great mixture of delivery and facial expressions as Becka shows a nastier, bitchier side to her friend"    London Theatre 1  ****  "Both Emily Schofield as Flo and Octavia Gilmore as Becka give powerful and nuanced performances of complex characters, comic timing is pin-sharp, and the piece shows its Ed Fringe pedigree."    Beginners to the Stage   "gripping from start to finish... Gilmore's powerful and emotional performance as Becka was wholly believable"    Broadway Baby   "Also to be commended are the two actors themselves for pulling off a demanding piece of work with flare... [they are] highly watchable and really bring the piece to life"

CATCHING UP, 2016/2018, Becka, Etcetera Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe/Theatre N16/Stockwell Playhouse, Biting Block Theatre

Octavia co-wrote and performed Catching Up with fellow ArtsEd graduate Emily Schofield.

Reviews

Last Minute Theatre Tickets **** "Octavia Gilmore is excellent as the well connected, Becka. Gilmore manages to show Becka’s confident and bossy side well. Following the play’s first twist, which turns their friendship on its head, Gilmore uses a great mixture of delivery and facial expressions as Becka shows a nastier, bitchier side to her friend"

London Theatre 1 **** "Both Emily Schofield as Flo and Octavia Gilmore as Becka give powerful and nuanced performances of complex characters, comic timing is pin-sharp, and the piece shows its Ed Fringe pedigree."

Beginners to the Stage "gripping from start to finish... Gilmore's powerful and emotional performance as Becka was wholly believable"

Broadway Baby "Also to be commended are the two actors themselves for pulling off a demanding piece of work with flare... [they are] highly watchable and really bring the piece to life"

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

2017, Gwendolen, UK/Jersey tour, Butterfly, Elle de Burgh

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HANGMEN RE-HANGED

2016, Jenny, National Theatre & Omnibus, Marie McCarthy

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ROMEO AND JULIET

2016 Juliet, UK tour, Butterly, Hayley Cusick

2015 Juliet, Germany tour and St James Theatre London, Butterfly, Nick Humphries

Film