Vanessa
Coffey

Intimacy Coordinator

Vanessa has trained and worked professionally as an actordancer and movement director. Prior to this training, she worked as a corporate lawyer. This experience offers a unique set of skills which enables her to negotiate sympathetically between actors, directors, casting directors and crew. Her training allows her to craft scenes to achieve the desired outcome, while keeping performers safe - her main goal and purpose as an Intimacy Coordinator.

Vanessa was one of three Intimacy Coordinators who advised on and contributed to the Directors UK guide: Directing Nudity & Simulated Sex - Creating a Safe Environment for Daring Work.

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'I feel very lucky to have worked with Vanessa, who not only makes you feel at ease and comfortable, but truly understands the vulnerability an actor goes through when trying to capture these intimate and/or abusive moments. A professional to the highest degree.'

'Vanessa was so great to work with. She was very specific to our individual needs and it made the whole process much more free as we knew the boundaries within which to play and create the scene. It was a really great experience.'

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Television

Intimacy Coordinator 

Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer Jane Bell
Director Louis Paxton
Kudos Film & Television
Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer Clare Kerr
Director Gareth Brynn
World Productions for ITV 1
Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer Farah Abushwesha
Director John Alexander
Red Productions for ITV
Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer Zoe Rocha
Director Robin Sheppard, Declan O'Dwyer
A&E
Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer Guy Tannahill
Director Jamie Payne, Christiana Ebohon-Green, Kate Cheeseman, Justin Molotnikov
Tall Ship Productions for Starz
Intimacy Coordinator 
Director Adrian Shergold, Sean Spencer
SKY Studios for Sky One
Intimacy Coordinator 
Director Jennifer Sheridan
BBC One
Intimacy Coordinator 
Director Arabella Page-Croft
Black Camel Pictures for BBC Scotland
Intimacy Coordinator 
Director Richard Clark, Ben A. Williams
Mammoth Screen for BBC Studios
Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer Jane Tranter
Director Georgi Banks-Davies

Episodes 3 and 4

Sky
Intimacy Coordinator 
Director Lisa James Larsson

Episodes 1, 2, 3 and 6

Netflix

Film

Intimacy Coordinator 

Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer Eloise Singer
Director David Newton
DnFilms
Intimacy Coordinator 
Director Keir Siewert
Breaking Point Flix

Theatre

Intimacy Coordinator 

Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer Marianne Maxwell
Director Debbie Hannan
Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer RCS Productions
Director Caroline Clegg
Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer RCS Productions
Director Mark Thomson
Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer RCS Productions
Director Finn den Hertog
Intimacy Coordinator 
Producer RCS Productions
Director Mark Thomson