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Marianne Chase is an actress, filmmaker and costumier. She writes, directs, produces and stars in her own comedy sketches and short films, as well as working collaboratively with others. She began her career as an actress by chance, appearing in the Harry Potter series as a Gryffindor Chaser. After Harry Potter she trained as a Costumier and this skill, with an eye for detail, infuses her highly visual and character based work. She returned to acting when she landed roles in Rough Haired Pointer's stage production of The Young Visiters and experimental short, TopShop Returns.
It was following a painful experience, where she was ghosted by a date, that she was moved to begin writing her own, original material. Her first self-penned short film was A Modern Ghost Story, which she made on zero-budget and released via YouTube and social platforms to great success. From here, she went on to write and perform a one-woman show, 'Av a Butcher's, a cabaret show starring Pat Butcher's ghost, which she took to Edinburgh Festival's Voodoo Rooms and Glastonbury.
Her successes include a leading role in indie comedy, Cult, for which she won Southampton International Film Festival's Best Supporting Actress Award 2019. In 2020 she appeared in YouTube comedy drama series, Crying Out Loud, playing five different character roles and released the satirical short - Hexes for Exes, which was featured by Polyester Zine. Her short films Beta-Male: Tale of the Dark L (2022) and Vampire Straw (2023) have screened at international film festivals, including, Final Girls Berlin, while Lovecard Fate, an hypnotic ode to the bad first date, made in Lockdown x3 is featured on GirlsinFilm.Net
"Marianne Chase is wickedly good as Beck, and despite outwardly being one of the meanest people in the film, is somehow also one of the most endearing."
Cult - Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News
"Marianne Chase, in extreme nylon ringlets masterfully delivers Ethel's "speaking looks."
The Young Visiters - Libby Purves, The Times
"Marianne Chase played the gardener's daughter, Euphemia Crump, with a worryingly convincing level of gormlessness."
Fairway to Heven - Emily Anselm, My Abbots
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