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Introducing Anna’s work


Anna Cannings is an established fully blind actor, voice artist and model, with numerous credits for prestigious companies and organisations and an excellent reputation for being a focussed and conscientious worker.


Her acting credits include a lead role in the COI TV infomercial High Life, a guest lead role in the ITV comedy drama William and Mary, and a guest featured role in the BBC medical drama Bodies. 2015 saw Anna playing the part of Mrs. Court in the BBC’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring alongside Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.  It was also the year for her first commercial, as she featured in the YouTube hit ad “Feel Every Smile”.


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Anna began her full time media career as a voice artist, setting up and running an audio production company, which specialised in making information accessible to blind and partially sighted people. Her voice credits include work for Marks and Spencer, BT, the University of Birmingham and the international business law firm Lovells. She also has experience of working as a radio presenter and interviewer. Most recently, Anna read, from Braille, the audio book version of “She Is Not Invisible”, by author Marcus Sedgwick.


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Anna’s modelling assignments have included working as a sculptor's model for the internationally renowned sculptor Marc Quinn, as well as numerous photo shoots, for publications such as the Which? product guides, Now Magazine, M Magazine in association with the Daily Mirror, Learn Direct publicity literature, and the National Geographic. In 2013, Anna was selected for a fine art project, by photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten.


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Anna is a member of both Equity and Spotlight.


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Alongside her diverse media career, Anna also works as a writer and motivational speaker. In these roles, she enjoys writing about and talking about her own life experiences, to empower others, improve people’s understanding of disability and help bring about social change.


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Anna is also a very experienced media contributor. From a young age, she has featured regularly in magazines and TV documentaries, as well as on radio programmes and in educational DVDs. Because of this, she is extremely comfortable and confident when talking about her disability, life and work, and is also very willing to answer questions on these topics. Her lively and engaging style makes Anna the ideal contributor for a wide range of media projects, and she welcomes enquiries from feature writers, programme producers and training DVD production companies.


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