Daphne Alexander

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Daphne Alexander
Born Daphne Chrysostomides
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Daphne Alexander is a Cypriot/British actress best known for playing Nadia Talianos in the BBC Drama series Casualty[1] and Modesty Blaise in three BBC radio adaptations.[2]

Early life[edit]

Alexander was born and brought up in Cyprus, living later in both Paris, France and London, England. She studied Law at Somerville College, Oxford before training to be an actress at LAMDA.[3][4]


Soon after graduating from LAMDA, Alexander was cast in the BBC's long running medical drama Casualty, playing nurse Nadia from February to December 2007.[1] She went on to roles in the HBO/BBC co-production House of Saddam, and the movies The Fourth Kind and The Ghost Writer, working with Roman Polanski on the latter.[5] In 2011 she starred in the short film The Palace, which won multiple awards and received wide critical acclaim.[6]

Since 2012 Alexander has worked mostly on the stage, with roles in both London and New York. Notable productions include Hidden in the Sand (2013)[7] and City Stories (2013, ongoing),[8] both by James Phillips, and Camelot: The Shining City (2015)[9] by Alan Lane of the Slung Low Theatre Company.

She has also done voice work, most notably playing Modesty Blaise in a series of adaptations for BBC Radio 4.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Always in the Present Florence [5]
2013 Push Dreamer Short Film[5]
2011 Mesocafé Bisan [5]
2011 The Palace Stella Short Film[5]
2010 Doctors Kate Nichols TV Series (1 Episode)[5]
2010 The Ghost Writer Connie [5]
2009 The Fourth Kind Theresa [5]
2008 House of Saddam Sara TV Mini-Series (1 Episode)[5]
2007 Casualty Nadia Talianos TV Series (37 Episodes)[5]
2006 Dream Team Gabrielle Taylor TV Series (2 Episodes)[5]
2006 The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Janita TV Series (1 Episode)[5]


Year Title Role Theatre
2013 - ongoing City Stories Audrey / Ruth / Anna St James' Theatre / 59E59 Theaters / Wilton's Music Hall / Oxford Playhouse[8]
2015 Camelot: The Shining City Elaine Sheffield Crucible[9]
2014 Little Stitches Flight attendant / Activist Gate Theatre[11]
2013 Hidden in the Sand Sophia Trafalgar Studios[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 A Taste for Death Modesty Blaise BBC Radio 4 15 minute Drama
2014 Modesty Blaise Modesty Blaise BBC Radio 4 15 minute Drama
2017 The Silver Mistress Modesty Blaise BBC Radio 4 15 minute Drama


  1. ^ a b "Daphne Alexander". holby.tv.
  2. ^ "15 Minute Drama - Modesty Blaise: A Taste For Death". BBC Media Centre. BBC. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Daphne Alexander: A Cypriot Talented Actress". GREEKREPORTER.com.
  4. ^ "Daphne Alexander Interview". holby.tv.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Daphne Alexander - Filmography". IMDB. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "The Palace". The Palace. Archived from the original on 27 June 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Hidden in the Sand". What's On Stage.
  8. ^ a b "Review: Writing to God Is One Leap of Faith in 'City Stories'". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Camelot: The Shining City | Review | Theatre". The Stage. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  10. ^ "DAPHNE ALEXANDER Q&A". famemagazine.
  11. ^ "Little Stitches". Arcola Theatre.

External links[edit]