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Jayne Wisener


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Jayne Wisener (born 19 May 1987) is a Northern Irish actress and singer. She plays Johanna in the film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Wisener was born and grew up in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, where she attended the Coleraine High School for girls. After graduating from this fine establishment, she went on to train at the Royal Scottish College of Music and Drama. In 2005, she represented Antrim in the highly acclaimed Rose of Tralee competition.[1] Wisener also was part of Musical Theatre 4 Youth, and appeared in a workshop production of Falling. [2]

In earlier days of her youth, Jayne worked in a local Pizzeria called Pizza Pomadoro's, where lads would often have gone to bask in her presence, whilst ordering and eating high quality pizza.

While performing in a youth production of West Side Story at the Millennium Forum in Derry, Wisener was spotted by a talent scout, who asked her to audition for a role in Sweeney Todd. Wisener was, at age 19, deemed too old to play the 16-year-old Johanna; when told this, Wisener "e-mailed them some pictures of [herself] without make-up. Usually looking young does [an actor] no favours at all but [she was] quite pleased this time."[3] Wisener made her stage debut in the UK premiere of the musical Parade at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in 2007

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