Khadime in 2009
9 June 1983 |
Alexia Khadime (born 9 June 1983) is an English actress and mezzo-soprano, known for her roles in British musical theatre and television. Alexia's break came in 2004 when she was cast as Nala in the British rendition of the musical The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre, London. Khadime had been part of the ensemble and had been previously an understudy for Nala in 2001. Alexia is best known for playing the role of "Elphaba" in the West End production of Wicked. She is currently playing Nabulungi in the West-End production of The Book of Mormon, playing at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Life and career
Khadime was born in North West London, England. After making a name for herself on the London theatre scene as Nala in The Lion King, she played arguably her most high-profile role as Elphaba in the London production of Wicked, playing from June to November 2008 while Kerry Ellis temporarily left to play the role on Broadway. In May 2009, Ellis left Wicked permanently, with Khadime resuming her role as Elphaba. Khadime left Wicked at the end of her contract on 27 March 2010, being replaced by Rachel Tucker Khadime and her co-star Dianne Pilkington were honored as Women of The Future at the annual Woman of the Future Awards in 2009.
She replaced Samantha Barks as Eponine in the London production of Les Misérables from 23 June 2011. She also appeared as a special guest on OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory. During the show Aoife Dardis (aged 11) requested her dream - to see Les Misérables on stage in the West End and to meet her favourite actress (Khadime). Her run concluded on 16 June 2012 when she was replaced by Danielle Hope.
It was most recently announced that Khadime will play the role of Nabulungi in the original West End transfer production of hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon.
Alexia is currently part of the assault course style kids game show Splatalot! as a regular Defender and Defender Leader, Madeva, sister of former lead Defender, Knightress.
- The Book of Mormon (Nabulungi; 2013–)
- Les Misérables (Éponine; June 2011–June 2012)
- Ordinary Days - London Production (Deb; February–March 2011)
- Welcome to Thebes - London production (Harmonia; June 2010-September 2010)
- Wicked - London production (Elphaba; June–November 2008; May 2009-March 2010)
- The Lion King - London production (Nala; 2004–2008)
- Whistle Down the Wind - UK Tour (Candy; 2003)
- The Lion King (Ensemble / Understudy Nala; 2001)
- Leader of the Pack - UK Tour (Ronnie Spector; 2000–2001)
- Cinderella (Ensemble; 1999–2000)
- Tanisha in Comin' Atcha (ITV)
- Ellie Burns in The Queen's Nose (BBC)
- Cassie in The Bill (ITV)
- Grange Hill (BBC)
- Class Action (BBC)
- The Sculptress (BBC)
- Dream Team (Sky One)
- OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory (RTÉ)
- Madeva in Splatalot! (CBBC)
- Wench in Les Misérables (2012 film)
- Pride (film soundtrack)
- Amazing Grace (film soundtrack)
- Act One - Songs From The Musicals Of Alexander S. Bermange
- Alexia Khadime - Questions and Answers
- ATN Interview with Alexia Khadime, Wicked
- Alexia Khadime - full CV
- Official Biography
- NT Announces Full Casts for Thebes, Earthquakes
- Welcome To Thebes - The Official London Theatre Guide
- Finborough Celebrates Women With New Season
- Baz Bamigboye (31 March 2011). "Les Miserables film: Robert Downey Jr and Sean Penn lined up for role | Mail Online". London: Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
- Danielle Hope Joins West End Cast of Les Miserables, 6/18
- "Biography". Alexia Khadime. Archived from the original on 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 18. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.