Leah Harvey

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Leah Harvey
Born1993/1994 (age 28–29)[1]
London, England
Alma materLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Known forFoundation

Leah Harvey (born around 1993) is a British actor.[1] They are known for their role as Salvor Hardin in the 2021 Apple TV+ series Foundation,[1][2][3] which earned them a BAFTA nomination.[4] On stage, they starred as Hortense in a 2019 National Theatre production of Small Island,[5] and as Lisa in a 2022 Theatre Royal Stratford East production of The Wonderful World of Dissocia.[4] They have been cast in the upcoming A24 film Tuesday.[2][6]

Early and personal life[edit]

Harvey grew up in Upton Park, East London.[7] They attended the Brampton Manor Academy while taking dance and drama classes at the Deborah Day Theatre School Trust on a scholarship. They went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[2]

Harvey is non-binary[3][4] and prefers they/them pronouns.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Brown, Evan Nicole (24 September 2021). "Next Big Thing: Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey on Starring in Apple TV+'s 'Foundation'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Isaac, Paulina Jayne (30 September 2021). "Leah Harvey Was Destined to Play Salvor in Foundation". Glamour. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b O'Keefe, Meghan (16 September 2021). "'Foundation' on Apple TV+: How David S. Goyer Worked With the Asimov Estate to Update the Sci-Fi Classic". Decider. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Nathan, John (29 September 2022). "Groundbreaker Leah Harvey is not bothered if people use 'she', 'her' or 'them': 'I'm non-binary, but I don't scream about it'". MetroUK. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  5. ^ Akbar, Arifa (16 June 2020). "Leah Harvey on Small Island: 'We are sharing the story of why our country is the way it is'". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (27 May 2021). "'Foundation's Leah Harvey Joins Julia Louis-Dreyfus In A24's 'Tuesday'". Deadline. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  7. ^ Sultan, Kamal (24 March 2021). "Newham actor to star in National Theatre show about Windrush generation". Newham Recorder. Retrieved 4 October 2021.

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