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”.
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
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.
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.
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.
If you would like further information about Anna’s work, please browse through the
pages on this site and view Anna’s Spotlight profile. You can also click on the link
below to find out how to Contact Anna.