Lila Paws - Iris the Elder
Lila Paws - Nythriel

Ellen joined the Ilkley Playhouse in 2007 returning to one of her earlier loves of acting tackling a range of roles but it was her interest in new writing which spurred her on to work with companies in Leeds and Bradford, most notably with Red Ladder in their production of Anthony Clavane’s “Promised Land” and Jan Perry's award winning “Click!” at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe. She is experienced at page in hand performances and rehearsed readings.

She has experience in presenting training videos and voice overs for business video presentations in the UK, Europe and Asia, and been the versatile voice behind the Rubberfish animation series - sexy Bananas a speciality.

She has recently been providing voices for Skyrim mods through the Nexus forums under the name of Lila Paws, most notably for Kris Takashi's excellent "Interesting NPC's" of which a few examples are provided here. She is looking to expand on this experience and thinks she has the stamina, passion, curiosity and pride in her work to add her voice to this competitive but ever expanding sphere.

Her style encompasses corporate voice overs that are warm, sexy and yet elegant, due to her acting and animation v.o. experience she can do a variety of voices from salty tavern wenches to fearless Argonian knights. She has most recently been performing as a 'mermaid' for Yorkshire Life Aquatic which ostensibly included synchronised swimming on dry land - but also took place in a pool.


  • Continuing to give voice to various characters for Kris Takahashi's Interesting NPCs Mod for Skyrim, most notably the super-follower Argonian warrior Anum-La
  • Voice of the Prophecy for Issguard, Skyrim Quest Mod.
  • Character Voices for "Life Flashes By" by Deirdra Kiai
  • Corporate and Commercial Voice Overs produced by Astounding Group. Client base includes: Fine and Country Estate Agency, Best Western Hotels
  • Video presentation and Corporate Video Voice Overs produced by WebRomTV
  • Cartoon Character Voice Overs for Rubberfish Animations
  • Narration for "Croatian Tales of Long Ago" CD-Rom


  • Betjeman by Alan Clark l Readings & Commentary l Ilkley Literature Festival Oct 2013
  • Million Dollar Mermaids Yorkshire Life Aquatic l Summer Sublets WYP Leeds, Beacons Fest, Barnsley Civic - CARP Residency, Bramley Baths l Jul Aug Sept 2013 l Devising & Performing l PHOTOS
  • Wuthering Heights by Yvette Huddleston & Walter Swan l Minack Theatre l Jun- Aug 2013 l Acting: Nellie Dean l PHOTOS:1 2 3
  • Street Voices 4 Freedom Studios l Leeds l Bradford l Barnsley l February 2013
  • Yorkshire Dance's Just 30!choreographed by Gary Clarke | December 2012 | Performer
  • RSVP by June Taylor | Twisted Avenue Productions | September 2012 | Preston Fringe " Seven Arts | Acting: Mrs Ottonelli
  • The Promised Land by Anthony Clavane and Nick Stimson | Red Ladder | June 2012 | Carriageworks, Leeds | Acting: Sarah, 1970's Football Supporter and Chorus
  • Freebirds by David Cortona | Ichabod Productions | Halifax Square Chapel, Ilkley Playhouse, Carriageworks, Harrogate Studio, Otley Courthouse | 2012 | Acting: Lizzie
  • Click! by Janet Perry | Pink Lady Productions | 2011 Edinburgh Festival, 2011 All England Drama Festival, Leeds Met Studio and Carriageworks | 2011 | Acting: Mum
  • Freebirds by David Cortona | Snowgoose Productions | Hull Truck Theatre & Bradford Playhouse | Jan/Feb 2011 | Acting: Lizzie
  • The Nice Guy Girl a film by Ash Cayton | Summer/Winter 2010 | Acting: Gill The Gang Leader
  • Half-Hour Hamlet for Ilkley Festival, Playhouse and Tennis Club | June/October 2010 | Acting - Hamlet
  • Midget Gems Leeds Carriageworks "Blue" by Janet Perry & "Lovegames" by Chris Allen | May 2010 | Acting - The Voice & Mrs Tully
  • Murder Mystery - "School Reunion" | May 2010 | Acting/Improvising - Delia Lawson the School Cook
  • Lysistrata & Trojan Women adapted by Ellen McLaughlin | May 2010 | Acting -Lysistrata Chorus
  • Page to Stage Bradford Playhouse | October 2009 | Various Roles
  • Conversations with Apocalypse a film by Ash Cayton | Spring/Summer 2009 | Acting - Apocalypse
  • 24 Hour Play Ilkley Literature Festival | October 2009 | Acting/Improvising Various Roles
  • Going Straight by Richard Harris | January 2010 | Acting - Francine
  • Juggling Clouds Snowgoose New Writing Group | December 2009 | Acting - Joyce
  • The Crucible for Ilkley Playhouse and The Minack Theatre | July and August 2009 | Acting - Ann Putnam
  • Murder Mystery Evening Improvisation - "The Real Inspector Calls" | May 2009 | Acting/Improvising - Sheila Stirling
  • The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams | April 2009 | Acting - Maxine Faulk
  • Season's Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn | December 2008 | Acting - Belinda
  • Jane Eyre by Polly Teale | May 2008 | Acting - Bessie, Blanche Ingram, Grace Poole, Diana Rivers, Old Woman
  • Dangerous Obsession by NJ Crisp | January 2008 | Acting - Sally Driscoll
  • Mermaids - 04 Mermaid Gala - 014 Mermaid Gala - 103 Click by Jan Perry Leeds United Calypso

    • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde | December 2012 | Ilkley Playhouse | Assistant Director
    • The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh l Co-directed with Yvette Huddleston l Feb 2012 Ilkely Playhouse
    • The Right Thing l John Turley l Co-Directed with Tony Wade l Nov 2010 Ilkely Playhouse


    • Freedom To... Freedom Studios workshops l 2012 -13
    • No Strings Open Space workshops l Shakera Ahad & Joanne Hartley 2013
    • Frantic Assembly Introduction to Devising Workshop l 2012
    • Red Grit Actor Training courses by Red Ladder l 2011 and 2012
    • Keith Johnson Improv Course | 2008 and 2009 | London
    • Recording Artist signed to Nude Records/Sony Records as part of duo: “Latitude” | 1991-95 |



Actor/Actress, Hot Sell, Trustworthy, Factual, Funny/Satire, Authoritative, Sophisticated, Energetic, Versatile, Relaxing, Woman/girl


RP - Posh, Somerset, French, South London, Eastender, Yorkshire, Manchester, Australian, Danish, West Coast American, Texan, Northern Irish, Scottish (Edinburgh)

Characters: Cartoon, Computer Games

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