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Berk, Ailsa

Ailsa Berk

Ailsa Altena Berk

Helped train the actors for the series Neanderthal to act more like Neanderthals.  She is a choreographer (a specialist in primate movements) and a puppeteer.

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps~2007
Fierce Creatures~1997 - Panda Performer
Little Buddha~1993 - Elephant Performer
Max mon amour~1986 - (uncredited) Max
Return to Oz~1985 - Wheeler
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes~1984 - Kala, Primate Mother
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 (uncredited) - Amanaman - Amanin Bounty Hunter

Film Effects
Fierce Creatures~1997 - Panda and Tiger Performer (see Actor Connections - Film)
Little Buddha~1993 - Elephant Nano (see Actor Connections - Film)
Erik the Viking~1989 - Viking torso
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The~1988 - Headless torsos: King and Queen of the Moon
Princess Bride, The~1987 - animatronic Rous
Return to Oz~1985 - Wheeler  (see Actor Connections - Film)
Santa Clause: The Movie~1985 - Blitzen puppeteer
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes~1984 - Kolo, Primate Mother (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 (mime artist) - Amanaman
Max, mon amour~1986 - animatronic Chimpanzee  (assistant makeup special effects)
Quest For Fire~1981 (consultant)
Bear, The~ - animatronic Bear

TV Actress
Horizon~2007 - Dinosauroid in My Pet Dinosaur
NiNi's Treehouse~2001 - Nini
10th Kingdom, The~2000 (mini)  - Evil Stepmother's Skeleton (see Actor Connections - TV)
Neanderthal~2002 - (worked with the actors to make them more 'Neanderthal')
Ancestors~1997 - Lucy in In Search of Our Ancestors
Gulliver's Travels~1996  - Yahoo consultant
Silver Chair, The~1990  - Aslan/Dragon (puppet) (see Actor Connections - TV)
Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader~1989 - Aslan/The Eustace Dragon (see Actor Connections - TV)
Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, The~1988  - Aslan
Nonni und Manni~1988 - (animatronic head puppeteer)
Storyteller, The~1987 - Grovelhog and Hans as boy and man in  Hans My Hedgehog (# 1.1) 1/31/87
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi~1983 (uncredited) - Herself/Amanaman
Pump, The~1980 - Medical Student
Under the Same Sun~1978-1980 - (10 episodes) middle daughter/ Ugly daughter/ Wife

TV Animatronics/Puppeteer/Choreography
Da Vinci's Demons~2013/14 - Choreograper
BBC Proms~2013 - Movement Director
Totally Doctor Who~2007 - Herself (#2.4)
Doctor Who Confidential~2005
    A New York Story (#) 07

    Cybermen (#) 06
Doctor Who~2005 - Choreographer (2005-2013)
    Nightmare in Silver
    Night Terrors
    Day of the Moon
    The Impossible Astronaut
    The End of Time Pts 1 & 2
    The Waters of Mars
    Planet of the Dead
    The Next Doctor
    Journey's End
    The Stolen Earth
    Forest of the Dead
    Silence in the Library
    The Poison Sky
    The Sontaran Stratagem
    The Fires of Pompeii
    Voyage of the Damned
    The Family of Blood
    Human Nature
    Evolution of the Daleks
    Daleks in Manhattan
    Smith and Jones
    Army of Ghosts
    The Satan Pit
    The Impossible Planet
    The Age of Steel
    Rise of the Cybermen
    The Girl in the Fireplace
    The End of the World

Commercials - Animatronic or Choreographic
PAX - Rabbit
Tetley Carlsburg - Alien/Rabbit
John Smith's - Penguin & Choreography
Brains Faggots - Panda
Lloyds Bank - Pig
Ski Yoghurt - Orangutan
Chocolate Cake (FR) - Bear
Waddington Toys - Dog
McDonalds - Alien
Duracell - Rabbit
Amplex - Fox
Thorpe Park - Monkey
Colgate - Bacteria & Choreography
Monenergy - Pig
Perrier - Choreography
Special K - Choreography
Natrel - Choreography
Dettox - Choreography
Courts - Choreography
Batchelors Soup - Choreography
Persil - Choreography
TSB - Choreography
Nivea - Choreography
Glub Galaxy - Choreography
Badoit Pac - Choreography
Gallo Wine - Choreography
C.O.I - Choreography
Johnson & Johnson - Choreography
Flora Cheese - Choreography
Head and Shoulders - Choreography
Camay - Choreography
Nurofen - Choreography

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