Fiona Ramsay is an award winning actress and founder of the Troupe Theatre Company whose productions include East, Total Eclipse, Metamorphisis and Threepenny Opera, Lifex3, Decadence and Talking Heads. She is also the founder of the Speakeasy Vocal Academy and does vocal empowerment training in all sectors – business, corporate and the arts. She was born in Johannesburg and graduated from the University of Cape Town.
She has starred on TV series as the feisty, hard bitten news editor Dorothy Wilcox in SABC3’s Hard Copy, 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.
Fiona has also made several appearances on theatre which includes 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.
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Fiona spent some time in the UK and featured in films playing Lady Croom and Hannah in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia for the Royal National Theatre and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. She also played the villain in Lynda La Plante’s Supply And Demand, a teacher in Element Of Doubt and a tough magistrate in The Bill.
She hosted the arts programs Art Of The Matter & Cultural Exchange and the literature program Between The Covers on SAfm. She has also worked with US actors Tim Robbins and Derek Luke for a film shot in South Africa acting as a dialect coach.
Fiona has 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 and the e.tv soapie Scandal in the role of Helen in 2013.
She received a Durban award for Best Director for her production of Nunsense.