Alexandra Roach

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Alexandra Roach
Born August 1987 (age 27)[1]
Ammanford, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003-present

Alexandra Roach (born 23 August 1987)[2] is a Welsh actress. She is a fluent Welsh-speaker and appeared in long-running television soap Pobol Y Cwm in her early teens, winning Best Juvenile Actor in a Soap at the Children in Entertainment Awards.[3] After leaving the show in 2005, Roach spent time with the National Youth Theatre of Wales before going on to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating with a B.A. in acting in 2010. A number of high-profile roles followed, including Sasha in Being Human, Beth Partridge in Candy Cabs, and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, where she played notorious child murderer Constance Kent. She starred as a young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady,[4] alongside Meryl Streep. She appears in the role of Helene in Sky Comedy's Hunderby in autumn 2012.[5] Roach has also been cast as Molly in the film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 2003 novel Private Peaceful.[6]

Roach was included on the Screen International Stars of Tomorrow list 2011.[7]

As of January 2013, Roach has starred in the British TV series Utopia.

On June 3, 2013, Roach appeared in the fifth episode of new ITV comedy Vicious, starring Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen, as Ash's Vegan girlfriend Chloe.[8]

On 8 August 2014, Roach appeared in the inaugural episode of the BBC comedy Walter.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Pobol Y Cwm Elin TV series (2003–2005)
2010 The IT Crowd Stenographer TV series (1 episode: "Reynholm vs Reynholm")
2011 Being Human Sasha TV series (1 episode: "Type 4")
Candy Cabs Beth Partridge TV series (3 episodes)
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Constance Kent TV movie
New Tricks Nina Ward TV series (1 episode: "Moving Target")
The Iron Lady Young Margaret Thatcher
2012 Night of the Loving Dead Felicity short
Loserville Kathryn TV movie
Trap for Cinderella Do post-production
Private Peaceful Molly Monks post-production
Anna Karenina Countess Nordston
Girls' Night Out Princess Elizabeth post-production
Hunderby Helene TV series
2013 Utopia Becky TV series
Vicious Chloe TV series (1 episode: "Dinner Party")
One Chance Julie-Ann Cooper
The Thirteenth Tale Hester Barrow TV film
2014 Cuban Fury Helen Film
Walter Detective Constable Annie Hopkins TV comedy drama "Pilot"
TBA Testament of Youth Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/alexandraroach1/status/503298957968027648
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/alexandraroach1/status/503298957968027648
  3. ^ "Young actress wins soap award". BBC News. 2003-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  4. ^ Jody Thompson (17 February 2011). "The Iron Lady: Alexandra Roach set to become star alongside Meryl Streep as young Margaret Thatcher". London: Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  5. ^ "Comedy's A-List Join Julia Davis' Hunderby". Sky.com. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ Cooper, Sarah (2011-08-19). "Screen Star Alexandra Roach joins all British cast of Private Peaceful". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  7. ^ "Screen unveils 2011 Stars of Tomorrow". Screendaily.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  8. ^ ""Vicious" Episode #1.5 (TV Episode 2013) - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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