Lorna Beckett trained at LAMDA. After graduating, she performed in various London fringe venues and in Old Vic New Voices’ 24 Hour Plays, before joining the National Theatre in Rupert Goold’s Time and the Conways in 2009. Having performed in 2011 at the Sheffield Crucible and Northern Stage under Erica Whyman’s direction, after a stint in various other theatres, she has been cast as Lizzy in Celebrity Night at Cafe Red, a play which has been... Read more >>
After studying at Oxford University, performing in productions As You Like It and All My Sons at the Oxford Playhouse whilst there, Lorna Beckett trained at LAMDA.
With LAMDA, she performed in a variety of classical well known works, including She Stoops to Conquer, Julius Caesar, Three Sisters, Othello, All My Sons and The Sea. In 2006 (before completing LAMDA), she performed in This Is Never Going To Work at Theatre 503 and Union Theatre, under the direction of Mike Tweddle, returning to 503 (as well as Temple Theatre) with Tweddle in 2007, in a production of Out of Chaos.
After graduating, she performed in various London fringe venues and in Old Vic New Voices’ 24 Hour Plays, before joining the National Theatre in Rupert Goold’s Time and the Conways in 2009. The same year, she also got a part in the Almeida’s Duet for One. This was also the year when she first worked with Lily Bevan, who directs and performs with her in the Trafalgar Studios’ Celebrity Night at Cafe Red (performing in late 2012). It was with Bevan that Lorna made her debut at the Finborough Theatre in 2010, shortly followed by a part in the Old Vic New Voices’ Time Warner Ignite project. Having performed in 2011 at the Sheffield Crucible and Northern Stage under Erica Whyman’s direction, after a stint at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, she made two 2012 appearances at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. In 2012, she has also worked on two productions with Urgent Theatre Productions and has been cast as Lizzy in Celebrity Night at Cafe Red, a play which has been written and directed by Lily Bevan.
As well as these stage performances, Lorna Beckett has made numerous appearances on screen, radio and in rehearsed readings. In 2008, she performed as Agent Lil in MI High, produced by Kudos Film and Television Ltd and CBBC. She also performed in short films The Tell Tale Heart and Kokoru, as well as the feature film Resurrecting the Streetwalker. Other film performances include Living With Death (2009), Custard (as part of the Old Vic’s Time Warner Ignite project in 2011), and in feature films Showreel (2009) and Overhill (2011). As well as doing a couple of voice overs, Beckett has also appeared in rehearsed readings at the Finborough and National Theatre Studio.