Vanessa was born in Zimbabwe and educated in Bristol. She has a LAMDA Teaching Diploma and trained at RADA (Hons Dip and Prize Winner). Theatre work: Sheffield, Coventry, Belgrade, Bristol Little Theatre & Shakespeare Festival tour of South America and Europe. Radio and Television includes Emergency Ward 10 (!). Married and came back to Bristol. Taught Speech and Drama and was a Bristol Rosebowl Adjudicator. One time Chair of Guild of Friends Bristol Children’s Hospital and Trustee of Bristol Theatre Royal and a School Governor. Trustee of Bristol Charities, University Theatre Collection. Interests include Conservation, gardening for wildlife, travel, walking, cycling, Bristol ceramic factories, art and her grandchildren!