Anna-Marie Wayne started acting in her young teens, guest starring in the hit TV comedies ‘The Upper Hand’, alongside Honor Blackman, and ‘Mr Bean’, with Rowan Atkinson. She later trained for three years at the one of the UK’s leading drama schools – Guildford School of Acting – and, upon graduation, took on the lead role of Elisa in ‘Solitary Confinement’ at London’s West End theatre, ICA The Mall, alongside Adam Garcia.
Her recent film work includes leads role in ‘Disappearing In America’ starring Mark Pellegrino, and in the horror feature film ‘Spike’, which won “Best Of The Fest” at the Edinburgh Film Festival. She also took on the lead role in the dark thriller ‘Number One Longing, Number Two Regret’, alongside Jenny Agutter.
Her UK stage work has included playing the lead role of Laly in ‘Best Friends’ (New End Theatre as well as Edinburgh Festival where it was a fringe first nominee), Roberta in ‘The Railway Children’ (King’s Head Theatre), and lead roles in ‘Slow Train To Izmir’ (Southwark Playhouse), ‘The Rival Queens’ (Union Theatre), ‘The Little Tragedies’ (Total Studios), ‘The Passing Out Parade’ (Etcetera Theatre) and ‘The Crucible’ (Electric Theatre).
Anna-Marie has also performed in numerous short films including ‘Undone’ which she also wrote and produced, ‘The Antagonist’ for producer Share Stallings, and ‘Ouija’ for director Matt Wilson co-starring alongside Jaimie Alexander.
Anna-Marie is thrilled to be an ongoing part of the cast of her father Jeff’s Musical Version of ‘The War of The Worlds, Alive On Stage’ playing The Journalists fiancée, Carrie, a filmed role which is relayed on screens opposite a virtual performance by Richard Burton. The production, which has now played to sell-out audiences across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe features three generations of the Wayne family – Anna-Marie, Jeff, and Jeff’s late father, actor/singer Jerry Wayne, who performed all the voices on the NASA Epilogue on the original double album.