Alexandra Roach

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Alexandra Roach
Born August 1987 (age 27)
Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Alexandra Roach (born 23 August 1987)[1] is a Welsh actress.

Career[edit]

A fluent Welsh speaker, Roach appeared in long-running television soap Pobol Y Cwm in her early teens and won Best Juvenile Actor in a Soap at the Children in Entertainment Awards.[2] After leaving the show in 2005, she 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 (in which she played notorious child murderer Constance Kent).

Roach starred as a young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.[3] She appeared as Helene in Sky Comedy's Hunderby in autumn 2012.[4] Roach has also been cast as Molly in the film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 2003 novel Private Peaceful.[5] She was included on the Screen International "Stars of Tomorrow" list in 2011.[6] In January 2013, she began starring in the British TV series Utopia.

On June 3, 2013, Roach appeared in the fifth episode of new ITV comedy Vicious, as Ash's vegan girlfriend Chloe.[7] On 8 August 2014, she appeared in the inaugural episode of the BBC comedy Walter.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Constance Kent Television film
2011 The Iron Lady Young Margaret Thatcher
2012 Night of the Loving Dead Felicity Short film
2012 Loserville Kathryn Television film
2012 Trap for Cinderella Do
2012 Private Peaceful Molly Monks
2012 Anna Karenina Countess Nordston
2012 Girls' Night Out Princess Elizabeth
2013 One Chance Julie-Ann Cooper
2013 The Thirteenth Tale Hester Barrow Television film
2014 Cuban Fury Helen
2014 Testament of Youth Winifred Holtby
2016 The Huntsman Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003–2005 Pobol Y Cwm Elin
2010 The IT Crowd Stenographer Episode: "Reynholm vs Reynholm"
2011 Being Human Sasha Episode: "Type 4"
2011 Candy Cabs Beth Partridge 3 episodes
2011 New Tricks Nina Ward Episode: "Moving Target"
2012 Hunderby Helene
2013 Vicious Chloe Episode: "Dinner Party"
2013–2014 Utopia Becky
2014 Walter Detective Constable Annie Hopkins Episode: "Pilot"
2015 No Offence DS Joy Freers[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/alexandraroach1/status/503298957968027648
  2. ^ "Young actress wins soap award". BBC News. 2003-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Comedy's A-List Join Julia Davis' Hunderby". Sky.com. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Cooper, Sarah (2011-08-19). "Screen Star Alexandra Roach joins all British cast of Private Peaceful". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Screen unveils 2011 Stars of Tomorrow". Screendaily.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  7. ^ ""Vicious" Episode #1.5 (TV Episode 2013) - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/cast-announced-for-paul-abbotts-no-offence

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