Mhairi is a classically trained actress who attained her BA in Acting at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before studying theater and movement at Jacques Le Coq School of Theater in Paris. Following her studies she formed a clown company in Paris and performed extensively throughout France.
Moving to London she worked in film, TV and theater. TV credits include Casualty (BBC), Emo (Channel 4) and Missing (ITV) Feature film credits include Young Adam (with Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton and Emily Mortimer) Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (Lone Scherfing), Green Street Hooligans (Lexi Alexander) and O, Jerusalem (with Ian Holm, JJ Feild and Mel Raido). Her theater work includes performing with Presence Theater Company, Blues For Mister Charlie (Tricycle Theater), Melody (Traverse and Tron Theaters, Scotland) Faeries (Royal Opera House) and touring internationally with award winning company Blind Summit with the show Low Life.
She currently lives in Los Angeles where she created and released 2 seasons of a comedy show Feathers and Toast For Feathers and Toast she won Best Actress in a Comedy (Webseries Mag) and was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy (ISA Awards) Feathers and Toast has been included in the Official Selection at Sunscreen Festival, Hollyweb Festival, Digital Hollywood Festival, screened as The Grauman’s Chinese Theater as part of Hollyshorts and received an Honorable Mention at Women In Fashion and Film festival and is currently featured as part of the online SheWeb Festival. She produces and mimes in her series One Mime at a Time.
Mhairi has worked extensively in physical theater; mime, puppeteering, dance, clown, mask work, is a power yoga teacher and recently trained in Mocap with veteran Performance Capture artist and instructor, Neil Newbon and at The MoCap Vaults, Los Angeles.
She is a human rights advocate and attended the FiSahara Human Rights Film festival in Dakhla refugee camp, in the Sahara Desert along the Western Sahara border. She is a co-founder of the LA Chapter of Amnesty International. She is also a contributor to the blog Dispatches From the Diaspora.
Recent work includes producing a music video ‘Don’t Silence Me’ which she also stars in. Singer/songwriter Sadie Jemmett wrote the song for her upon hearing of a sexual assault that happened at the beginning of her acting career in Paris.
CBS along with Lili Bernard who also appears in the video.
BBC Scotland The Nine Show