Carolyn Pertwee was born into the Pertwee dynasty, daughter of screen and playwright Michael Pertwee, granddaughter of novelist and playwright, Roland Pertwee, niece of Jon Pertwee, (Dr Who, Worzel Gummidge), and cousin to well known actor, Sean Pertwee.
Carolyn trained at RADA where she received an honours diploma. She enjoys considerable success as both actress and writer. Her work ranges from leading roles with the Old Vic Company, playing opposite Vivien Leigh, and numerous television credits to stage and radio writing, including an Afternoon Play commission from BBC Radio 4.
Following her acting career, Carolyn turned to writing with almost instant success. Her television sitcom, Rosie & Dud, was first commissioned by veteran producer, the late John Howard Davies and then later sold to Warner Sisters.
Carolyn will be performing in her play, The Beautiful Couple at the Morris Room, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP on 14 December at 7.00pm. (read more)
Carolyn's play Double Image had a rehearsed play reading at Actors & Writers London on 14 November. Rosalind Adler, Edmund Dehn, Michael Murray and Stephanie Connell were in the cast, directed by Anthony Shrubsall. (read more)
Carolyn Pertwee played the part of Harriet in For Grace written by Andrew Keatley and directed by Sebastian Armesto. (read more)
Read a review from the Society of Women Writers & Journalists' magazine, The Woman Writer, September 2012. (read more)
Read Lovereading's view on Feeling the Fear. (read more)
Read Carolyn's blog for National Short Story Week. (read more)
"Feeling the Fear is as wonderful
any Roald Dahl short story book. I enjoyed it immensely." Gary Wilmot
"I loved Feeling The Fear and Other Intriguing Tales. Carolyn's wit and humanity shines through each and every one. Many of the stories are extremely touching, but I also love Carolyn's quirky sense of humour -...There are plenty of twists - the plot of Feeling The Fear keeps you guessing right up until the final sentence - and several of these stories left me with tears in my eyes. I found Fol De Rol particularly moving.
It stayed with me for a long time afterwards...touching and haunting."
Robin Miller: Wit and humanity in equal measure
"....the wonderful thing about these tales is that they are so vibrantly written that
the characters spring instantly to life and linger in the mind long after one has finished reading.An entrancing collection. I hope Miss Pertwee produces many more."
Geraldine: A Treasure Trove
"She gets beneath the skin of people so we feel we are actually there and we know
the characters. Nothing is straightforward or how you would imagine it with Carolyn's plots; there is always a twist or a sting in the tail, rather on the lines of Roald Dahl. I found the length of the stories perfect for reading in bed at night, but they would also be good for Kindle owning commuters. I cannot recommend this book more highly."
Mary: Brilliant newcomer
"Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. These pithy and well-observed tales
amused, intrigued and in the end, moved me. The author's seemingly light touch carries an unexpected depth of perception and insight into the human condition,
which continues to haunt the reader long after the tale is ended. A good holiday
read which can be revisited."
Melanie Hughes: A delightful book