Carolyn Maitland

Reads for free & accepts tips

Hi there,
I’m an UK actress in London with bases in Lanarkshire -Scotland,
Belfast -Northern Ireland, Carlingford - Ireland and on the Isle of Wight.

I have loved and embraced a wonderful career in musical theatre, working around the world and in the London's Westend. The past couple of years I have thrown myself in the world of screen, both in front and behind the camera!

I love reading, discovering, collaborating and meeting new creative minds …
Happy to read for auditions and self-tapes, to offer my thoughts or helpful encouragement in the moment.... if that's what you need. :)

I have chosen to read for tips to help and be accessible to all. On occasion between jobs, paying lots for a reader can be an added stress or distraction from the audition, we could do without.
So drop me a request, I'd love to meet you and help you smash that audition or line memorising.
If you can, then please do pay something for my time.

Many Thanks and See you Soon

If you would like to set up a certain time to rehearse, drop a message or an email with 'WeAudition' in the subject.
Twitter: @CarolynMaitland
Instagram: CarolynMaitland

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Hi there,
I’m a UK actress based in London with bases in Lanarkshire, Scotland, Belfast, Northern Ireland and Carlingford, Ireland.

My CV shows predominantly lead roles in theatre. But most importantly that I am a keen storyteller!

I love collaboration and meeting new creatives…
I’m always up for readings of new plays, screenplays and musicals… I act and also sing :)

I’m ready to take on more screen work, shorts, features and dramas as my career momentum has
kept me busy on the stage for some time now.
There is so much great writing out there I’m dying to get stuck into.

So connect with me and let’s tell those stories.

Global Artists - Agent: Peter Bliss

133 Reader Reviews

" This was a really tough scene, and I knew I could depend on Carolyn to help me address it in a very safe way, and yet encourage me and help me get the best performance. She did not disappoint! "
" Can’t get enough! "
" She’s so good she always encourages me (ever so gently) to get the best out of me and I’m very grateful for it... she suggested we do one more take and we found the gold as a result. It’s really important to have friends like this you help you do your best, know you inside out, and hold you accountable to your talent. I’m so grateful! "
" The best! She’s so dedicated she got up at seven in the morning for me. I’m very grateful. "
" I hate to be repetitive, but Carolyn is just an amazing reader! I trust her completely! Thank you "
" Always love having Carolyn as my reader! She is great, smart and a great coach! Thank you! "
" Carolyn was lovely! Really helped with trying some different options. "
" She’s gonna have to start paying me to stop requesting her. "
" Carolyn is fantastic. Great notes which elevated the performance. THANK YOU! "
" Actions speak louder than words. Just look how often I come back! "
" Wonderful! So helpful and great energy to work off "
" If you couldn’t tell by all my previous reviews I’m a fan! Just can’t get enough of taping with Carolyn! "
" She’s so good I came back for more! Honestly though she’s one of the best there is. We need more stars to rate her! "
" She is the absolute best! Cannot recommend her enough. Definitely book her!!! "
" I BOOKED THE PART! Got a TV guest lead by working with Carolyn… she is just SUCH a talented actress, with truly amazing insights as a reader. I can’t thank her enough ... And she’s still only reading for tips?! Book her ASAP! … but also C’mon Carolyn! Know your worth and charge because you’re gold! A true star! "
" Always love love love Carolyn! She's one of my favorites on here because of her great feedback, excellent reading skills and bubbly personality! BOOK HER "
" I love how she pushed me to go the extra mile. Great scene partner "
" Ah she’s a genius and a master of the craft. So patient and great suggestions and she helped me through the kinks of two scenes in two accents. Can’t recommend her enough! "
" Carolyn helped me breathe life into my tape!! The scene was fun but she helped me freshen it up and bring some play into it. I absolutely loved having her read with me - will definitely hit her up again! "
" Carolyn was super patient and fun to work with. I highly recommend!! "
" Love Carolyn, She's one of my favourite readers. always super engaged and super kind! Can only recommend her to everyone! "
" She’s so good I came back for more! "
" She’s an absolute legend. Gave me so many great insights and ideas to play with. I’ll come back and I’ll come back again! Book her "
" Always such a pleasure to read with Carolyn. Great notes, great reader and just a ray of light! "
" Love Carolyn! She helps bring your scene to life! Thank you soo much "
" Such a professional and kind reader! Will definitely work with her again :) "
" Carolyn is always so great at reading and helping! A true gem on here. Thank you again. "
" Wonderful and talented reader! Can't wait to read with her again! "
" She was very helpful as I prepped for a big audition. Thank you, Carolyn! "
" So great. She helped me work on a new Zealand accentand gave me some wonderful tips for my audition. "
" Always brilliant and so helpful, fully recommend Carolyn for your audition tape "
" Carolyn was excellent. So professional and insightful, she helped me tackle a scene I was struggling with (and had a short deadline for) very quickly - thank you! Will contact again. "
" Thank you!!! "
" Thank you! "
" Carolyn is a great reader! Thank you!! "
" Fantastic reader. A lot of positive energy and very natural ability as a scene partner. "
" Simply The Best!! Thank you for being so helping with my self tape! A real Pro guys!!! "
" Carolyn is a great reader and a fabulous person to boot! Quickly understand the material at hand! "
" LOVE THIS WOMAN! She is soo supportive and has a great eye for detail! Thank you soo much! "
" Generous actor! I think she was even more invested in my success than I was! "
" She is amazing So positive and supporter and honest which is important when going over auditions "
" Amazing as always lovely Reader "
" Reading with Carolyn was so amazing! She had such great input, and a keen sense of playfulness. Her energy was amazing and it made me find the playfulness in my scene. I would read again with her. Thanks so much Carolyn! "
" Absolutely wonderful to work with! Really helped me work my scene and very professional and skilled. Highly recommend! "
" Carolyn is awesome! Always love working with her! She is your personal cheerleader and helps you get in the scene every single time! YOU ROCK "
" Carolyn helped make my experience with weaudition extremely comfortable. She shared her tools of the trade for helping me to remember my lines and she was nice to work with for my self tape. Very Nice! "
" SO SO SO Lovely!!! Great help and infectious Spirit ❤️ "
" Carolyn was an incredible reader! So generous with her time and fun to read with! "
" Carolyn is the BEST! Chose her as your reader, you won't regret it! xoxo "
" Carolyn is a PRO & very pleasant to deal with! Good vibes "
" Lovely energy and patient! "
" The best! Super great energy and very patient <3 "
" Talented and thoughtful! A perfect reader!:) Book her but not when I need her;) "
" Carolyn was so great! Made me laugh and brought energy to the scene. I will def keep my eye out for her. x "
" Carolyn is always such a joy to read with . Thank you again! "
" Carolyn is lovely! "
" Wonderfully supportive and super helpful! "
" Carolyn is simple brilliant! Always so great at helping me. Thank you. "
" Carolyn is so damn good at this game, thoughtful, inspiring & an awesome reader. Book her. "
" Great reader!! Thank you!! "
" I love working with Carolyn, such a great reader & so supportive. "
" Carolyn is great, so thorough when you need to get off book, so dynamic as a reader & a constantly bright light of energy. She's great. Book her. "
" Super energy, great feedback and helpful suggestions. Carloyn is great to work with! "
" Carolyn is AWESOME! Great input, Great reader, Amazing personality! Book her! "
" Carolyn is a fantastic reader. Beautiful positive energy. great help to my audition. "
" CAROLYN is a phenomenal reader. She goes above and beyond in helping you get the best tape possible. I am so grateful to have met her here and wish her all the best in her stellar career! "
" Absolute professional! I was in a super time crunch but she was so supportive that we got a pretty solid take really quick! Highly recommend :) "
" OH MY GOSH! Such wonderful notes and feedback. Calm, patient, not judgemental but so clearly able to share her instincts on each take! Highly recommend! "
" Carolyn!!!! You're the best. You truly listened to my struggles with the scene and gave such sound redirections & gave me loads to play off of. Thank you so much :) "
" An absolute joy to work with. Super friendly, talented and helpful ideas. Thank you so much. "
" Wonderful reader, helpful, versatile, and brilliant. Top level. "
" Carolyn is a brilliant actress and a great reader. Very pleasant to work with and very accommodating in helping you get the best tape done, with different reads and advice. She's also very patient! "
" Great energy! great ready up for really getting the best out of your audition. Thank you Carolyn. "
" Carolyn is amazing. Supportive, thoughtful & a brilliant reader. I am so grateful everytime we work together. Thank you. "
" Carolyn is so helpful & has great instincts. Really puts you at ease & makes you feel comfortable... "
" I Wanted some help with my singing, I'm a total novice (full disclosure)! I had a fantastic time with Carolyn. she gave me some exercises to work on to help me to re-find the higher notes and also keep exercising my low notes. I am thoroughly looking forward to working with her again! "
" Always just brilliant!!! "
" Carolyn is lovely! So helpful and efficient "
" Carolyn was so friendly, professional and an excellent reader. I need to be off book and it was a success. Thank you Carolyn! "
" She was helpful and responded quickly "
" Carolyn is a fantastic coach and reader. Giving just enough feedback that was very useful for me. Thank you so much! "
" Carolyn is brilliant! Great reader and so helpful notes! "
" Lovely reader! So helpful and kind. Thanks Carolyn! "
" The most fun as always. Carolyn is such a fantastic & thoughtful reader & actor. Booking her as my reader is always a pleasure. "
" Just awesome!! I went to Carolyn for singing. She is absolutely wonderful! Really listened to my voice and gave me some techniques and songs to learn. I can’t wait for my session next week! "
" Lovely and helpful. Gave lots of good feedback . Thanks! "
" Carolyn has such a great eye for directing, even over zoom. I was impressed at how quickly she got the sense of my script and character and was able to offer incredibly helpful notes and ideas. I'd love the opportunity to work with her again. "
" Fantastic!! Was a great help hearing my accent and correcting my lines!! "
" Carolyn was great! "
" Carolyn is amazing! She was ready and willing to help however I needed. Her advice was spot on and helped me bring out a powerful performance. "
" Amazing "
" Fantastic to work with! "
" I loved working with Carolyn. Everything was so organic and easy, and fun! "
" Carolyn was amazing to work with, she added so much value to my audition. Book her! "
" A consummate professional always ~ thank you, Carolyn! What a gift. "
" Excellent reader! "
" Super friendly! Great at switching accents to help you! "
" My takes get better every time with Carolyn's feedback and on the nose reading. Thank you!! "
" Great reader, really friendly and easy to work with - thanks Carolyn. "
" Carolyn was great to read a scene with! She gave me tons of great notes to improve as well as suggestions on how to improve my performance. Definitely recommended! "
" Carolyn is an absolutely amazing reader! Patient and brilliant when helping me understand where I'm going wrong and how to make it a great self tape! I'd definitely recommend her to anyone! "
" Amazing per usual. Having Carolyn as a reader is like winning the self-tape lottery. "
" It's such a pleasure working with Carolyn; she's so generous & fun & full of great & inspiring ideas. "
" Carolyn is AMAZING! Super patient and generous with her time. Lot's of fun and she's a great reader! Thank you again for an amazing selftape! "
" So helpful and gives thoughtful and practical advice when asked. "
" Carolyn is a consistently amazing reader -- feels like you have a coach in the room with you! "
" Amazing reader, Lovely energy and great input! Book her folks! "
" Carolyn is honestly so patient, inspiring & a great reader. "
" First time having Carolyn read for me, and she was great! Friendly, invested and gave lots of great insight into the script! Definitely will book again! "
" Carolyn is so great, so patience & so invested in getting the best out of the scene. Thank you. "
" Carolyn is so friendly and helpful, cannot imagine a better reader. Thank you! "
" Carolyn is awesome. Thank you so much. "
" Carolyn is so generous, full of amazing ideas, has agreat understanding of playing a scene & has patience for days. Thank you. "
" Great! "
" Solid and fun as always :) "
" Carolyn gave amazing notes, and was so gracious for multiple takes of our rehearsal. Thank you! "
" Such a great and caring reader. Really helps me nail my tape! thank you! "
" I can 100% recommend Carolyn for your audition. Not only will she bring characterisation to bounce off but also she will offer valuable audition feedback (made even better by the fact that it is a self-tape of which you can do multiple takes) Thank you, Carolyn! "
" AWESOME. So generous and kind and super supportive. "
" Carolyn was awesome. She gave me exactly what I needed to work on my scene for class. By giving some helpful pointers, I was able to bring some new dimensions into the scene and create even better choices. A+! "
" Excellent reader! Very patient, helpful, and great energy "
" Thank you so much, Carolyn!! You're amazing!! "
" Again, easy work with, spot on notes. "
" Carolyn was great super easy to work with and cares about the work and you doing the best possible work. :) "
" Carolyn is so generous & great for bouncing ideas off in order to work a scene. Thanks so much. "
" Carolyn was really kind and supportive during my self tapes, she offered me some great incites and tips that were really helpful and she was really positive which is always fantastic especially when i slipped up on my lines. Shes a genuine pleasure to read with! "
" Great fun! "
" Excellent reader!! Great person to bounce back ideas with. Thank you. "
" Always great! Thanks "
" Another great session with Carolyn, thank you! Nailed it :) "
" Great again! thank you "
" Carolyn is wonderful! She's so generous with her time and her insight. We worked on a couple of scenes and she helped me get the best out of them. Highly recommended! "
" Great and Fun Reading! Thank you "

Credits Include

2021 [added]
Then, Now & Next | New British Musical showcase
Alex Shaw (LEAD)
2021 [added]
IMBAS | Short
2021 [added]
Outsider | Short
2020 [added]
Missing Pages | Short
2020 [added]
The Son of Spies and Whispers | Short
2020 [added]
Forever Entirely Yours | Short | Post Production
2020 [added]
Anniversary - Proof of Concept Short
2020 [added]
The Version Of Me | Feature (In Production)
2020 [added]
RAGS the Musical
Rebecca Hershkowitz
2019 [added]
Annie the Musical
Grace Farrell
2018 [added]
Marian Halcombe
2017 [added]
GHOST the Musical
Molly Jensen
2016 [added]
Sally Bowles
2015 [IMDB]
Straight Up
2015 [added]
Ellen Scott
Forever Entirely Yours