Stephanie Leonidas

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Stephanie Leonidas
Stephanie Leonidas Comic-Con 2012.jpg
Leonidas at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born Stephanie Leonidas
(1984-02-14) 14 February 1984 (age 30)
London, England, UK[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present

Stephanie Leonidas (born 14 February 1984) is an English actress.

Early life[edit]

Leonidas was born in London, England to a Greek Cypriot father and a British mother with both English and Welsh ancestry. Her younger brother Shane (who is now known as Dimitri) and younger sister Georgina Leonidas are also actors, while her other sister Helena is a teacher.[2]

Career[edit]

Leonidas started acting in community theatre when she was eight; at nine she acquired an agent and began to work in television.[3]

Notable credits include the television drama Daddy's Girl, the soap opera Night and Day and a 2004 episode of Doc Martin in which she plays Melanie, a local Portwenn 15-year-old girl who develops an unhealthy fascination with the surgeon. In 2005 she starred in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's MirrorMask in the dual roles of Helena and the Dark Princess, and followed this with roles in a BBC adaptation of Dracula, as well as Crusade in Jeans. Her theatrical roles have included Adela in a production of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, and Dani in The Sugar Syndrome, staged at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, in 2003. In this latter production, reviewer Lizzie Loveridge said she gave a performance "way beyond her years".[4]

She has also starred in the BBC made for TV film Atlantis, which aired on BBC one and BBC one HD on 8 May 2011. In 2011, she was in a play for the Transatlantyk Festival called "Influence", written by Shem Bitterman.[citation needed] More recently, Leonidas has once again teamed up with Dave McKean to work on a new film entitled Luna, expected to be released sometime in 2013. Currently, Stephanie stars as Irisa Nyira in the new science fiction show Defiance. [5]

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Fogbound Annette at 16 Uncredited
Daddy's Girl Emma Cooper TV film
2003 Danielle Cable: Eyewitness Kerri TV film
2004 Wall of Silence Tracy Broughton TV film
Yes Grace
2005 MirrorMask Helena Campbell / The Dark Princess (Anti-Helena)
Beneath the Skin Zoe Haratounian TV film
Feast of the Goat Uranita
2006 Crusade in Jeans Jenne
Dracula Mina Murray TV film
2007 Ordeal by Innocence Hester Argyle TV film
2011 Luna Fraya
Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend Pinaruti TV film
How to Stop Being a Loser Patch
2013 uwantme2killhim? Kelly
Television series
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Chalk Rabbit Girl 2 Episode: "Exam"
2000 Down to Earth Chrissie Episode: "O Best Beloved"
2001 Holby City Sarah Newman Episode: "Runaway"
Night and Day Della Wells Main cast
2003 The Bill Kirsty Sullivan Episode: "125"
2004 Rose and Maloney Katie Phelan Episode: "1.2"
Doc Martin Melanie Gibson Episode: "Of All the Harbours in All the Towns"
2005 Revelations Athena Episode: "Hour Two"
Empire Girlfriend Olivia TV miniseries
2006 Brief Encounters Jay Episode: "One Night in White Satin"
2012 Eternal Law Jude Episode: "Episode Three"
Episode: "Episode Four"
Whitechapel Georgie Fox Episode: "Case One (Part 1)"
Episode: "Case One (Part 2)"
2013 The Bible Rahab Episode: "Homeland"
Defiance Irisa Nyira Main cast
By Any Means Coleen Parker Episode #1.2
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Defiance Irisa Nyira (Voice role)

Theatre[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth Registration Details" Ancestry.co.uk
  2. ^ IMDB.COM
  3. ^ Epstein, Daniel Robert (2005). "Stephanie Leonidas of MirrorMask". Ugo.com, 2005. Retrieved from http://www.ugo.com/channels/filmTv/features/mirrormask/interview-2.asp.
  4. ^ Loveridge, Lizzie (2003-10-20). "The Sugar Syndrome". Curtainup.com, 20 October 2003. Retrieved from http://www.curtainup.com/sugarsyndrome.html.
  5. ^ http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/stephanie-leonidas-interview

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