Ashley McGuire

Ashley McGuire is a British actress, known for her roles as Big Mandy in the BBC comedy series This Country and Bev Slater in the BBC Onesoap operaEastEnders.

British actress

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McGuire attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama.[1] McGuire has portrayed various TV roles, including Malory Towers, Coronation Street, Dead Boss, Small Axe, Decline and Fall, It’s a Sin and Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After.[2] She has also appeared as Shakira in Man Down, “Big” Mandy Harris in This Country and Bev Slater in EastEnders.[citation needed]

Her stage work includes Home by Nadia Fall (2012 and 2013), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (2015) and Top Girls (2019) by Caryl Churchill, Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker (2015), and The Suicide by Suhayla El-Bushra (2016), all at the Royal National Theatre.[1]Susannah Clapp, a theatre critic for The Observer, wrote about McGuire’s portrayal of Falstaff in Phyllida Lloyd‘s all-female Henry IV at the Donmar Warehouse (2014): “A magnificent Falstaff… she is glorious. A one-person vindication of the all-female enterprise. If it were needed.”[3][4]

Year Theatre Play Role Ref.
2006 Battersea Arts Centre Saved or Destroyed [5]
Canal Café Theatre
Pleasance, Edinburgh
Pleasance, Inner London
I’ll Always Think of You That Way Alison [6]
2010 Soho Theatre Fatal Light Maggie [7]
2011 Theatre Uncut Housekeeping Joan [8]
National Theatre Home Sharon [9]
2014 Donmar Warehouse Henry IV Falstaff [10][11]
2015 National Theatre Our Country’s Good Dabby Bryant [12][13]
2015 National Theatre An Oak Tree [14]
2015 National Theatre Light Shining in Buckinghamshire Vagrant [15]
2016 National Theatre The Suicide Sarah and Margaret Thatcher [16][17]
2016 Lyric Hammersmith Shopping and F***ing Brian [18]
2017 Bush Theatre Hir Paige [19][20]
2019 National Theatre Top Girls Dull Gret [21]

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