Mufrida  Hayes

Mufrida Hayes

British, Jewish, NZ European
Age Range
55 - 65
152cm / 4ft 12in
82cm / 32in
67cm / 26in
85cm / 33in
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Mufrida is an actor,voice artist and improvisor who has recently returned to New Zealand after over 30 years in London as well as Australia and the US

Training includes Phillippe Gaulier, Keith Johnstone, Complicité  The Actor’s Centre London

 Theatre includes The Night of The Iguana, Noel Coward Theatre, Reunions at Theatre 503, Patience at the Finborough, Hamlet at Manchester Library, Cartoons from a Cold Corner the Gate Notting Hill, Improbable Tales at Nottingham Playhouse, Fav’rite Nation Lyric Hammersmith and National tour.  Productions at London fringe theatres: BAC Vanbrugh, Tristan Bates, Old Red Lion, Kings Head and Serpentine.

She has appeared in entirely improvised plays with Improbable at BAC, the Melkweg Amsterdam and comedy improv at the Donmar, Arts Theatre, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh, Gate Notting Hill and Glasgow Mayfest.

Television includes: Doctors BBC(Guest Lead),Silent Witness BBC, Emmerdale ITV, Talking to the Dead, Sky,Room Service, Channel 4.

Plays for Radio 4 include BBC Audio drama nominated 19 weeks, Crime Down Under. She was the resident voice artist for T- Mobile as well as numerous TV and radio commercials.  She is a member of WFTV and regularly script reads for the writers group.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Doctors Leah Milne - Guest Lead BBC, dir: Merlyn Rice Drama
2017 Silent Witness Jean BBC, dir. David Richards Drama
2015 Emmerdale Dr Johnson ITV Studios, dir. Ian Barber Drama
2013 Talking to the Dead Sue Phillips Bona Fide Films/Sky Living, dir. China Moo-Young Drama
2010 Grandma's Junk Maureen Lamb Media/Teachers TV, dir. Lucy Thwaite Drama
2010 Mum's Birthday Jane Lamb Media/Teachers TV, dir. Lucy Thwaite Drama
2001 Room Service Alice Halo Productions/Channel 4 Television, dir. Sylvie Bringes Drama
1995 Noel's House Party Gotchas BBC Television, dir. John Beazley Comedy
1991 Spontaneous Combustion HTV, dir. Pennant Roberts Comedy

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2021 Early Shirley Shirley Film Freeway, dir. Sherice Griffiths


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Tamzara & ROT Alexsander Varadian Johnsen Astrid Hause Presence Theatre/Unge Viken Project UK
2019 The Night of the Iguana Hannah Jelkes, Frau Fahrenkopf Noel Coward Theatre, West End, dir. James MacDonald
2018 Reunions Janey Theatre 503, dir. Denise Stephenson
2018 Happy New Year Michelle, Pastor, Suzanne Drayton Arms, dir. Somi de Souza
2017 Bluberry Surprise - Play for Voices Various Serpentine Galleries, dir. Joseph Grigely
2017 Permission Improbable Ensemble Improbable at Clapham Omnibus, fir. Matilda Leyser
2015 In Soft Wings Lady Desborough Tristan Bates, dir. Tatty Henessey
2012 Playhouse Creatures Mrs Betterton Write to play for April de Angelis
2011 Get to Know the World The Singer RADA Director's Showcase, dir. Andrew Piza
2007 Reading Hebron Lotte, Mom, Randa, Boss, Jane Orange Tree Theatre, dir. Adam Barnard
2005 Patience Donna, Frank Finborough Theatre, dir. Adam Barnard
1997 Hamlet Player Queen Manchester Library Theatre, dir. Chris Honer
1996 Fav'rite Nation Rose La Touche Empty SpaceTheatre - Lyric Hammersmith & Nat tour, dir. Andrew Holmes
1995 Cartoons From a Cold Corner Lucy Myers Gate Theatre, dir. Connal Orton
1994 Newsreuve Comedy Canal Cafe Theatre
1994 Double-O-Rodge in Never Say Never Saskia Kokov Old Red Lion, dir. Steve Elliot
1993 Improbable Tales Improvised emsemble Nottingham Playhouse/Improbable, dir. Phelim McDermott
1993 Double-O-Rodge in Never Say Never Saskia Kokov Kings Head, Cafe Royale Edinburgh Festival, dir. Rob Sprackling, John Smith
1992 Tale Improvised ensemble BAC Festival Mime Physical Theatre, dir. Phelim MacDermott, Lee Simpson
1992 Late at the Gate Regular improvisor Major Brickbat's Volunteers/ Gate Theatre, dir. Peter Weir
1991 Theatresports Impro comedy Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Glasgow Mayfest
1991 Spontaneous Combustion Impro comedy Chuckle Club, Gilded Balloon, Screaming BlueMurder
1990 Hamlet Improvised Gertrude/Ophelia London International Mime Festival/Albany Empire, dir. Alan Marriott
1989 Theatresports Impro comedy Donmar Warehouse Nica Burns

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2015 Olly's World Mrs Grandin Martyn Warren Short Film
2010 Iris Iris NFTS, dir. Rob Petit Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2019 Jill Together Gill Steps Drama Learning & Development, dir. Danny O'Neil
2018 ASDA Gender Video Pam Steps Drama Learning & Development, dir. Danny O'Neil
2016 GSK Webcast Videos Ann GSK/React, dir. David Berman-Howarth
2012 BP Responsible Leadership Jane Steps Drama Learning & Development/BP, dir. Sean Wilton
2010 Pfizer Customer Relations Head Pharmacist, Head of General Practice Insight for Change
2007 Grant Thornton Communication Skills HR Manager Fine Claret, dir. Media Reg Clarke


Year Production Role Company / Director
2023 Greenstone Insurance Bleating Good FCB, dir: Mike Braidird
2023 Mike Greer Homes Homeowner Thick as Thieves, dir: Alex Sutherland
2016 AO Workout Workout Lady Another Film Company, dir: Steve Reeves
2016 Live Generously Mum Bare Film Company, dir: Joanna Bailey
2016 GAME Gobbledegookk Mum Thomas Thomas Films, dir: Ben Tonge
2013 RBS/. Natwest Bank Brides Aunt Saatchi/Another Film Co., dir: Steve Reeves
2004 ARGOS Richard E Grant's Wife Paul Weiland Films, dir: Paul Weiland
2001 McDonalds Snow White 3AM Films


Advanced: French


Advanced: American - Californian | American - General | American - New England | Australian | British | Canadian | Irish | Mid-Atlantic | New Zealand | Scottish | Standard US | UK - Cockney | UK - English | UK - N. Ireland | UK - Scottish | Welsh

Intermediate: American - New York | Eastern European | French | South African | UK - Liverpool | UK - Manchester | Yiddish

Circus & Horse

Intermediate: Clown | Impersonation

Driving & Flying

Advanced: Driving (general) | Stick Shift

Singing Range

C. Soprano | Soprano

Singing Styles

Advanced: Lip Sync

Intermediate: Blues | Contemporary | General | Musical | Opera | Show