30 years in the west end
I was brought up in an acting family, and am in fact a third generation actor. I began my working life as a dresser in the West End, running up and down stairs and forgetting shoes for leading actresses. I later studied for 3 happy years at Central School of Speech and Drama.
My work on stage and TV is widespread and has often leaned towards the comedy side of things, with a particular love for an old fashioned sit com recorded in front of a live audience. Recording live is a terrifying ordeal yet something I found extremely satisfying, my favourite being The Thin Blue Line for the BBC, in which I played Rowan Atkinson’s hard-done-by girlfriend Patricia Dawkins.
Over the years I have worked at The Royal National Theatre, The RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and appeared in many West End theatres. More recently I’ve enjoyed varied roles in ‘Catastrophe’ for Channel 4 alongside Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan and BBC’s ‘There She Goes’ alongside David Tennant.
- 3 years training at The Central School of Speech and Drama
- 35 years as a professional actress
- Trained as a coach with Nancy Kline at Time to Think™
- Certificate in the Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Foundation in Systemic Family Constellations at The Centre for Systemic Constellations
- 1 year teaching voice to actors at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Patsy Rodenberg
- Trained Relational Presence Facilitator
Rebecca Blond Associates represents a diverse range of highly talented and respected actors in all areas of the industry. We pride ourselves in our personal approach to each client and believe that it’s not just about representing actors, but about providing consistent support, advice and management, as well as nurturing and developing new talent.
Serena works with mindfulness techniques, investigates whether presence and charisma can be learnt (she believes that they can), and, using a combination of her theatrical knowledge and her coaching skills, she opens participants to their innate storytelling skills.
The red10 team is privileged to have Serena working alongside bringing her skills to our Presenting with Impact workshop for powerful presentations and coaching individual leaders wanting to gain from her expertise.
Reconnecting in west wales
Growing up in a rural village yet being tied to London for work whilst raising a family left me aching for the sense of community and connection with nature I felt I’d lost. Becoming more involved with training and coaching has allowed me to release myself from London’s clutches, whilst also giving me the huge fulfilment of helping people to flourish.
Moving to Pembrokeshire is one of the best decisions my husband Dan and I ever made; to be part of a close knit community, and to be able to walk out of my door straight into exhilarating countryside, is a constant wonder to me.
I now happily combine acting, training and coaching.
This hopefully leaves time for walking, sea swimming, yoga, piano playing, gardening, mindfulness meditation, and lots of eating!