"You were very easy to direct, a real pleasure"
Marina Caldarone, Artistic Director, Crying Out Loud Productions
A talented and versatile actor, Kirsta Johnston has performed under the stage name Kirsty McNeill. She has a wide range of acting experience in film, television, commercials and stage, and is always looking for her next challenging role.
Kirsta trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and gained First Runner-Up Award for the Sir John Mills Scholarship in 1998. Since graduating she has had the opportunity to demonstrate her talent in various productions in theatre, radio and film. See Kirsta’s acting CV for more information.
Kirsta's most recent theatre credit is The Little English Girl, a new 3 hander play, where she played the role of hardy Belfast mother ‘Hannah’. The play had successful performances at the London Irish Centre as part of the Camden Fringe Festival. Kirsta is a native Scot with Irish heritage, so her Northern Irish accent comes naturally.
Kirsta has enjoyed touring around many parts of the UK in various theatre productions, including Theatre in Education. More information can be found on Kirsta’s CV.
ACCENT AND DIALECT ABILITIES
As a trained musician, Kirsta’s hearing is finely tuned so she finds it easy to pick up new accents and is confident that she can deliver a range of convincing accents on the stage, for television or film.
Kirsta is a native Scots, and has studied and worked in various parts of Scotland. She is able to deliver different Scottish dialects as well as her own softly spoken central Stirlingshire accent.
Listen to some examples of Kirsta's voice clips from her voice over CD.
Kirsta’s experience includes providing voice-overs for companies and appearing in corporate films as a freelance actor. She appeared in a corporate training video for Abbey National as part of their national training programme which used role play as an educational tool for their staff.
|Glaswegian Accent||Teach Advert|
|Narration 1||Injury Lawyers Advert|
|Narration 2||STV Bingo Advert|
|Irish - Comedy - Full Version||Post - Natal Depression|
Kirsta has also been represented by the casting agent 2020 Productions as a supporting background artist and a featured artist in film, television and commercial productions.