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Laurie Hagen Biography

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Laurie Hagen is an award-winning actor, dancer, clown, singer-songwriter, cabaret and burlesque firecracker. Originally from Belgium, Laurie trained at the Royal Ballet Institute in Antwerp before moving to London, aged 16, to attend a 3 year Musical Theatre Course at the Arts Educational Schools.

She made her London stage debut in the original West End cast of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, as a plate and a napkin. Laurie then completed a Postgraduate Course in Acting at East 15 Acting School. Her acting credits include: Titanic (ITV), W.E. (Madonna) and Waking The Dead (BBC).

In 2007, Laurie took her first burlesque steps as one of Miss PollyRae’s ‘Hurly Burly Girlys’ at the Soho Revue Bar in London. She has since become one of the U.K.’s most sought after cabaret artists, appearing as a compere and guest performer in variousshows at the Wonderground, Hippodrome Casino, The Box, Leicester Square Theatre, Savoy Hotel, Café de Paris, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and the Old Vic Tunnels, amongst many others.

Laurie won Best Burlesque Act at the 2013 London Cabaret Awards and was nominated for Best Compere in 2012 and 2013. She is the proud owner of the Most Innovative Award from the 2013 Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame competition, for her ‘Reverse Striptease’. This propelled her onto the international circuit. She featured in the original cast of ‘Vegas Nocturne’ at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Most recently Laurie has performed in 3 seasons of La Soirée’s latest production ‘Club Swizzle’ (Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre and the Sydney Opera House). In June 2017 Laurie premiered her first one woman show in London entitled ‘Laurie Hagen Is Under Reconstruction’.

CV:

Training
2000-2001: East 15 Acting School Essex, Postgraduate Course
1993-1996: Arts Educational Schools London, Musical Theatre Course
1988-1993: Royal Institute of Ballet, Antwerp

Cabaret & Variety
2017: Laurie Hagen Is Under Reconstruction, Fontaine’s London
2017: Sublime Boudoir, Alder Manor, New York
2016-17: Club Swizzle, La Soirée, Sydney Opera House
2016: Vegas Nocturne, House Of Yes, Brooklyn NY
2016: Ghost, Raveyards, Handelsbeurs Ghent (Belgium)
2015-16: Club Swizzle, La Soirée, Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre
2014: Vegas Nocturne, Rose.Rabbit.Lie, Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel Casino
2013: The Black Cat Cabaret, Café De Paris, London
2013: Between The Sheets, Soho Burlesque Club, London Hippodrome Casino
2013: Double R Club, London Wonderground
2013: The Box London
2012: Savoy Cabaret, Beaufort Bar, Savoy London
2010: The Hurly Burly Show, Leicester Square Theatre, London

TV
2011: Titanic, Segesser, ITV & ABC; directed by Jon Jones
2009: Doctors, Sarah Sinclair, BBC; Sarah Punshon
2008: Eastenders, Camilla, BBC; Peter Rose
2008: No Heroics, Girl on Bus, ITV2; Ben Gregor
2006: The Royal, Térèse Duval, ITV; Tim Dowd
2005: Broken News, Lead Singer, BBC; John Morton
2005: Waking the Dead, PA, BBC; Michael Offer
2004: Absolute Power, Young Woman, BBC; Tristam Shapeero
2001-2002: Night And Day, Françoise Jardin, ITV; Bill Britten

Feature Film
2010: W.E., feature, Semtex Films; Madonna
2009: Forget Me Not, Ana, Quicksilver Films; Alex Holt
2005: Really, Jesse, dayfornightfilms; Daniel Mittelpunkt
2004: Too Much Too Young, Yvonne, Tensmith Ltd; Trevor Steven Smith

Short Film
2009: The Connoisseurs, Roni, 2 Many Executives; George Milton
2007: Yes, Nicola, Amarillo Films; Marco Puig
2005: Resonance, Maria, NFTS; Silvana Zegarra
2004: l’Homme qui n’aimait pas les animaux, Isabelle, Cool Hill Productions; Tom Bainton
2004: Heel, lead, winner of Straight 8 competition at Cannes Festival; Diego Arredondo

Theatre
2009: Scott Mills The Musical, Beccy, Edinburgh Pleasance 1; Patrick Wilde
2007: Keeler, Doris, Upstairs at the Gatehouse London; Paul Nicholas
2005: A Clockwork Orange, Marty & Dr Branom, Broadway Theatre; Cameron Jack
2004: The Maids, Madame, Gate Theatre London; Jennie Fellows
2003: Victor’s Life, Madame Death, Arcola Theatre London; Tassos Stevens
2002: A Slice of Saturday Night, Sharon, UK Tour; The Heather Brothers

Voice Over
2010: Doctors, Sylvie, BBC; Brett Fallis
2008: Within the Whirlwind, Vera, Saga Films; Marleen Gorris

Music Video
2009: Esther’s, Amon Tobin, Chuck Eklectric Productions; Charles De Meyer
2009: Where Did All the Love Go, Kasabian, Bikini Films; Charles Mehling

Awards
2013: Most Innovative Award, Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas
2013: Best Burlesque Act, London Cabaret Awards
2012-2013: Nominated for Best Compere, London Cabaret Awards