Alexandra Roach

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Alexandra Roach
Born 1987 (age 26–27)
Ammanford, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003-present

Alexandra Roach (born 1987) 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.[1] 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,[2] alongside Meryl Streep. She appears in the role of Helene in Sky Comedy's Hunderby in autumn 2012.[3] Roach has also been cast as Molly in the film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 2003 novel Private Peaceful.[4]

Roach was included on the Screen International Stars of Tomorrow list 2011.[5]

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.

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
TBA Testament of Youth Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Young actress wins soap award". BBC News. 2003-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Comedy's A-List Join Julia Davis' Hunderby". Sky.com. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Cooper, Sarah (2011-08-19). "Screen Star Alexandra Roach joins all British cast of Private Peaceful". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  5. ^ "Screen unveils 2011 Stars of Tomorrow". Screendaily.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 

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