Rebecca Root

Actor

Rebecca Root headshot

Rebecca is best known for playing Judy in BBC Two’s ground-breaking comedy series Boy Meets Girl; the second series was broadcast in summer 2016.

Other screen credits include The Danish Girl, Hank Zipzer, Hollyoaks, Casualty, Midsomer Murders and Keeping Up Appearances. She appeared in the award-winning play Trans Scripts at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe and starred in the play 1977 for Radio 4.

At the end of 2015 she was a guest on Celebrity Mastermind, winning the contest with the specialist subject ‘the novels of Graham Greene’.

Rebecca is also a respected voice coach, gaining her MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Rebecca is patron of the charities All About Trans and Diversity Role Models and is a passionate advocate for LGBT visibility, equal rights and societal acceptance.

Pic by Kendall Messick

More information

Rebecca Root is appearing at the following sessions:

Going from 'pass' to 'YES!': Actors and the Script

Going from 'pass' to 'YES!': Actors and the Script

What was that written moment, what was that character action or specific turn of phrase that made our panel of renowned actors pick up the phone and tell their agent, ‘I’m In!’

Writing strong, relatable and authentic LGBT stories and characters

Writing strong, relatable and authentic LGBT stories and characters

In this necessary and insightful panel, writers who have made an impact writing authentic LGBT stories and characters will discuss how to write authentically to a largely mis (and under) represented audience.