Copper Top from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK just starred with 11 other contestants. Learn her real name, out-of-drag pictures, and her job in this article.
Copper Top On RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK premiered in September 2022 and fans have been introduced to a new batch of queens who are here for your entertainment. In her introduction video, she said, “I’ve decided to come here today as the famous Neptune statue in Cheltenham. Chuck in a penny and make a wish and if you’re lucky, maybe Neptune’ll give you a facial.”
Copper is proud to be a ginger and announces, “Gotta rep it for the gingers because we are what? Sexy!” She adds further, “In my real life I’m 38 but in my drag life, I’m four years old. She’s still a baby queen!” She also described her appearance on the show as “a bit of a dream come true.”
Following a pantomime performance at the Everyman Theatre, Copper’s drag career began, and the road to fame was prepared by Cheltenham school theater. She experienced bullying as a child not only because of her sexuality but also because of her ginger hair, but she found comfort and like-minded individuals when she joined the Everyman Youth Theatre.
Copper has been doing drag for only four years. She said about her 11 contestants, “All of us on the show got on really well together although there’s a lot of tongue in cheek joking about and shade throwing, but here is also so much love and I hope we’ll be a friendship group forever.”
“It wasn’t a good combination,” she told Gloucestershire Live. “Growing up as a queer person in Cheltenham was very challenging and I couldn’t talk to my parents about it so it was something I very much went through on my own. As I’m sure in every other place at the time it was frowned upon to be gay, and bullies at school latch on that straight away when there is something a bit different about you.”
Copper’s drag is very much inspired by pantomime and theatre. “It makes me a bit of a campy queen as I love singing and comedy, but at the same time that I’m becoming more confident as a queer person, my drag is also evolving to become a little bit more punk rock and political, and I’m embracing that side as well.”
Copper Top Out Of Drag
What Is Copper Top Real Name?
The real name of Copper Top is Simon Wegrzyn.
Copper Top Age
In 2022, Copper Top is 38 years old.
Copper Top Job
Copper Top is a Director, Assistant Director, and Screenwriter currently on the BAFTA Crew Programme. She has been working as lead director at Fresh Orange Films since 2017.
As writer/director, her work includes FILCHER & CROOK for Channel 4 Comedy Blaps starring Tim Downie (BBC ‘Upstart Crow’, Channel 4 ‘Toast of London’) and Emily Joyce (BBC ‘My Hero’, Channel 4 ‘Friday Night Dinner’).
As Director, her work includes TV Pilots RELATIONSHOP starring Donna Preston (BBC Three ‘Fully Blown’), THE SUPPORT GROUP for Mighty Fine Productions/Dave, and BBC Radio Comedy THE REVENGE OF ANUBIS.
Her debut short film HOLD HANDS OR HIDE was released in 2018 and introduced the lasting psychological effects following hate crime victimization on the queer community. It won 5 awards for BEST LGBT SHORT and premiered at the acclaimed Festival Du Film LGBTQ De Paris Chéries-Chéris.
Her latest short – S*!T – is a 90-second comedy about sleazeball Trevor who gets a second chance at life when a heavenly Cleric makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Starring Laura Evelyn (Amazon Original ‘Good Omens’, Netflix ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’, and BBC ‘Doctor Who’).
Copper also managed to work through school by becoming a good sportsperson and joining the rugby team. Her running abilities landed her the position of wing. “Later I discovered drama and the drama studio at Bournside became my safe space, where I and my friends could hang out,” said Copper. “My drama teacher at the time, Miss Jenkins, was a lifesaver in more ways than one.”
More from her LinkedIn, Copper worked as Voiceover Agent & Voiceover Director at Telly Voices LTD. You can check out her director’s showreels here.
Speaking with Fire and Iron, she said that her parents took her to their local theatre, Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, to watch The Wizard of Oz’ which was her first experience to pursue a career in the arts.
She explained, “At the end of act one, it’s like a crazy climactic moment, and suddenly the orchestra goes MAD and the lights go MAD and everything goes WOAH and I was like *GASP* what is this?! I remember I got home that same evening and I remember saying to my Mum and Dad “I wanna do this” and then, very lucky, they signed me up to the Youth Theatre of that same theatre. That’s kinda where I lived out my teens. Had some amazing youth theatre directors, and kinda went through quite a few, but that became my kinda life then. I was there every Saturday, Sunday, every Thursday night as well, I just kinda super immersed myself in that world.”
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Copper Top Partner
Copper Top, Simon out of drag, is currently engaged to her boyfriend Richard Hay. They were engaged before July 2020 when Copper referred to Richard as her fiance.
Based on the information on the web, they have known each other as early as 2013. They worked on several projects together including Team Xtreme which was the first on-screen gig for Richard, according to their IMDB. They also worked on another short film titled No Ordinary Family.
The short film was their brainchild which was written & directed by Simon Wegrzyn for the Reed 2014 Short Film Competition.
Richard is a trained actor with additional skills in stage combat, archery, gymnastics, martial arts, and horse riding to name a few. Alongside performing she has also worked as both a fight captain and fight director throughout my training. Richard graduated from the University of Exeter and East 15 Acting School. Richard is currently working at Montage Theatre Arts.
Where Is Copper Top From?
According to her bio, Copper Top hailed from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and England.
How Tall Is Copper Top?
Drag queen Copper Top’s stands tall at under 6 feet.
When Is Copper Top Birthday?
Copper Top’s birthday is yet to reveal.