Gail Taplin

Actor, Extra, Model, Photographer, Dancer,… more

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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A short recording of Halsey's "Graveyard" sung by Gail Taplin. Originally for audition purposes.

02Audio singing Every time we say Goodbye
03Extract from Walking on Air
04Extract from The Little Village School

Physical Attributes

167 cm / 5ft 6in
96 cm / 38 in
66 kg / 145 lbs
Dress size:
UK 10 / AUS 10 / US 6
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
91 cm / 36 in
Hair color:
Skin color:
Hair length:
71 cm / 28 in
Hair type:

Credits & experience

  • Roadkill. TV Series. BBC. : Extra. Kitchen staff.
  • Our Mothers Before Us. Bournemouth Uni. Produced by Oli Holmes : Actress. 1800's Ancestor
  • The One, Netflix TV Series by Urban Myth Films. (2020) : Extra, Passer-by in couple.
  • TJMaxx Advertisement : Extra.
  • Cruella, Disney Productions : Extra, Seamstress.
  • Rebecca (2019) TV Series, Netflix : Extra, Cook at Manderley
  • The Third Day, TV Series : Extra, Villager.
  • Casualty TV Series 34. Ep.11. : Extra, Patient.
  • Private Studio in Southbourne, Dorset : Voice-over for E - Book and Business Plan for Inventor, Peter Sturgeon.
  • "King Gary" Series 1. - Bournemouth. Director James de Frond for BBC1. : Extra, female in breakfast couple.
  • Commission by owner of "Gold Hill" Tisbury for National Garden Scheme 2019. : Photographer
  • A Christmas Carol 2019 for the BBC. : Early 1800's poor woman.
  • Sports shoot by Photographer Ben Brookes in Brighton : Self, Tennis Player and fitness style.
  • Morbius..Director Daniel Espinosa : Evening Guest
  • Christchurch Tennis Facility Sports Photoshoot with Sports Journalist Harry Lund : Model/Tennis player
  • Bournemouth University 1st Yr. submission, Everything for You. : Extra/Voice-artiste..Daniel's murdered Mother.
  • Photoshoot ..Childhood Reminiscing, Cornwall. 2nd Year University Project for Emma Pendarves : Model
  • Ammonite (Film) : Extra. 1840s period village woman
  • Care AM Radio : Announcer
  • Chelsea School of Arts project for Jennie Foote : Interviewee/Voice Artiste for Exhibition project.
  • "Dear Eve".. Bournemouth University 3rd yr student Radio play. : Voice over of "Jane", mother of Eve.
  • Poldark (series 5) : Lady attending Theatre
  • Giri/Haji : Bus passenger
  • Poldark (series 5) : Lady customer at the Inn.
  • His Darket Materials : Extra, walk-on. 3 scenes in costume.
  • Spilt Coffee Productions : 3 x Radio Plays (in production): Voice actor
  • Blue Ocean Productions : Brutality: MI5 Officer
  • Eastenders : Extra. Passer by.
  • Bournemouth Uni Grad Student Submission for a Lipstick Ad : Featured Extra - Funky Grandma sneaking use of granddaughter's lipstick, caught out!
  • Nationwide B/S training video : Squash Player
  • "Connie" TV trailer : Bingo player
  • PURE : Coach Passenger
  • Bournemouth University 3rd year student film. : Extra. Restaurant diner.
  • Bodyguard. Producer Jed Mercurio : Extra. Uniformed Police Officer.
  • Exodus (not yet completed). Producer Kiran Dhoot. : Voice over. Elderly citizen.
  • Bournemouth Univerisity 1st year student film "Teddy" : Actress. Lady talking to bear as though its her lost son.
  • A Historic Houses series (intended for BBC) : Extra, historic house visitor.
  • Peterloo. Director Mike Leigh : Extra, costume, Poor folk woman. 13 days on set plus fitting.
  • Sky One, Trollied. : Extra, shopper. Christmas episode.
  • Requiem : Extra, theatre-goer, passer-by. (Two scenes). Also used to shield main actress.
  • BBC Casualty : Waiting room patient.
  • Dinner with Herve (U.S film) : Extra, cocktail party guest.
  • Kiss of Death U.S. TV series : Extra. Airport taxi passenger, woodland scene passer-by
  • Channel 4's The State : Extra, coach passenger, airport returning traveller.
  • ITV Broadchurch : Extra, chippy customer and women's rape supporter, two episodes
  • BBC The Coroner : Extra, customer in the Black Dog, two episodes


Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

  • UK English

* 2017. Small part in Bournemouth University 1st year student degree submission "Teddy". (Achieved 2:1)
Played a mother bereaved of her son.
* 2018. Mother in Bournemouth University 2nd year student degree submission "Coming of Age" short film.
*2018. Mi5 Supervisor Agent in Blue Ocean Film Productions "Exodus" (still in production).


Extras experience

Previous extras experience

His Darkest Materials (Still in production). Two-costume role, several scenes, 3 different locations, 6 days.
BBC's EastEnders (Episode screened 17/12/18) Passer-by.
BBC's Poldark (Series 5) (Still in production). Lady customer at the Inn.
Peterloo (Mike Leigh, released November 2018) Costume, several scenes, Poor townfolk woman. Featured in publicity poster.
Bodyguard, Jed Mercurio Producer. Uniformed Police Officer.
BBC's Broadchurch, 1. fish and chip kiosk patron 2. one of a hundred or so women in the last episode.
BBC's The Coroner, 1. Black Dog customer (back of head only seen), 2. Black Dog customer seated in bar, side glimpse.
Channel 4, The State (screened Aug 2017)
Kiss of Death (US tv programme)
Melody, The Musical (as yet unfinished)
Dinner with Herve (released on Netflix 2018)
Casualty (one episode, waiting room patient)
Requiem (film in production) 3 scenes, 3 different costumes, theatre goer, 2 x passer-by.
Sky One, Trollied (Christmas special December 2017) - customer at provisions counter, interaction, 2 x other customer placements.
Bournemouth University 3rd Yr Student film, "Dinner for 3", featured diner.


Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out

2017 Worked with and on project for professional photographer Julian Benjamin (believed still in production).
2018 Modelling assignment with Keith Lawson.
2019 Sport and femininity shoot with Ben Brooks.
2019 Auditions for Tena lady advert and "approach" from an Agent for Always advertisement Winter-time.


Vocal ability

Lead singer

Vocal range


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country

Influences: Doris Day, Matt Munroe, Nat King Cole, Jamie Cullem, Etta James, Tom Jones, Shania Twain, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Barbara Streisand, Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, Gregory Porter, Gilbert O'

Sang in school choir. Enjoy Karaoke when possible. Previous Amateur Dramatics musical presentations. New to self-recording. Now have my own recording system.

TV & Reality

As per Extras experience detailed.


Dancing ability


Dance styles
  • Ballroom
  • Contemporary


Photography experience

Amateur photographer


TV presenter experience

Previous unpaid TV presenter roles

Radio presenter experience

No previous Radio presenter experience

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

  • UK English

I have successfully completed a training session of presenting using a teleprompter.
As a former career Police officer and Detective I was regularly involved in presenting to groups of fellow officers. Much of this was videod for use in ongoing courses for other trainees. The subject matter would generally be that in which I was particularly experienced such as Victim and Suspect interviewing, Scenes of Crime procedures for Serious Sexual offences. I am extremely comfortable and natural in front of camera and a natural talker.

Survival Job

This is not something I have ever done however I am fiercely independent, strong both physically and mentally and happily spend time alone so perhaps this is something I might be up for ;-)

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