Leanne Davis is a Darlington born, Nottingham based writer, actor, comedian and boat dweller repped by Giles Smart at United Agents. This blog seeks to discover whether she, as a creative who has lived in London for the last 15 years, can flourish outside of the capital. Having just bought a canal boat with her partner in Nottingham, Leanne hopes to uncover all Nottingham and the East Midlands has to offer a creative girl like her. She will also document the challenges and thrills of living aboard a canal boat for the first time, the opportunities for making new pals in the city, where the best food and drink is to be consumed and find out what a cob is.
Previously for one whole year 2012-2013 Leanne set out on a personal quest to abolish her risk averse nature by moving house every six weeks to live with strangers she'd found on Twitter. She also signed up to every adventure offered including a stint with the Hare Krishna's, internet dating, clown camp and ending up at a group masturbation session (genuine mistake but being English, was too polite to leave). Leanne's journey was documented through the Huffington Post and culminated in a sell-out one woman show at The Edinburgh Festival 2013.
Since taking up writing 3 years ago, she's been nominated for a few nice awards including Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards (Finalist 2015), Creative England with Baby Cow & Big Talk Comedy iShorts (Finalist 2014) and a BAFTA/Rocliffe New Writing Award (Final Shortlist 2012). She's also had her short film 'Lucky' chosen for Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2013 and was Guardian's Pick of the Week June 2013. These were all very nice.
Companies also seem to like putting her face on things. Commercials in the last 2 years include Santander, McDonalds, A2 Milk, Wowcher, Cancer Research and Confused.com. Leanne is also a writer for The Telegraph and blogger for this here Huffington Post and has even done some well intelligent writing for The Lancet.
She's done her fair share of stand up on the circuit both as characters Wendy and Lydia, as well as just herself, culminating in a one woman sell-out show at Edinburgh 2013 called Miss Adventure. She is now proud to have brought together some of the funniest women ever to have existed in the form of sketch group Dude Looks Like A Lady. They have been winning rave reviews and won Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Best Debut Act and just had a run of sell out shows and four star reviews at Edinburgh Festival 2016. Generally life is pretty aces.
Leanne is represented by Giles Smart at United Agents. Give him a call - he's lush.