Tres Hanley is an American and British actress and singer.
Hanley, a coloratura soprano, trained as an opera singer and attended the Juilliard School in New York City. A teenage protégé of Leonard Bernstein, she was chosen by him to sing as the principal female soloist in concert at Lincoln Center where he conducted her singing his work “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide.
Though she is known first and foremost as a “sit-com” actress in the U.K, Très’ work is truly international and spans the entire entertainment field.
She went on to perform in numerous musicals in the U.S. and abroad, including my fair lady (Eliza) and Camelot (Guinevere). In the London revival of the beggar’s opera, she made history as the first “non-British born” actress to play ‘Polly Peachum’ in britain since the musical was first performed in 1728.
Très went on to call London ‘home’ and establish herself as a well respected TV actress, working with some of the best of British talent. Her U.K. credits include the role of ‘Young Jean’ in As Time Goes By, starring Oscar winner Dame Judy Dench (who plays Jean), Casualty, Hale & Pace, and Murder Most Horrid. Most recently she created the role of ‘Carol’ in the BBC television comedy My Hero.
Guest starring TV roles in the USA include Tales from the Crypt (HBO) and Sherlock Holmes (A&E). Film credits include the role of Robert Downey JR’s Mistress in Richard III, starring Sir Ian McKellen, and Mouth to Mouth (aka in Europe – Boca a Boca) opposite 2008 Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men).
You may remember her for her quirky portrayals as the ‘bouncy’ Rubbermaid Lady (USA) , the German Kellogg’s Cornflakes girl and worldwide NCR commercial with toby jones. In the 90s she was known in various parts of Europe as “the Bacardi girl”. As an international voice over artists she can be heard on radio and TV commercials everywhere.