Olga Fedori

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Olga Fedori
Olga Victorivna Fedorishcheva

(1984-03-17) 17 March 1984 (age 38)
EducationHarvard University
Years active2004–present

Olga Victorivna Fedorishcheva (Ukrainian: Ольга Вікторівна Федоріщева, romanizedOl'ha Viktorivna Fedorishcheva; born 17 March 1984), known as simply Olga Fedori, is a Ukrainian actress who works in English language films and programmes. She is best known for portraying Frieda Petrenko in the BBC medical drama Holby City from 2010 to 2012 and again from 2017 to 2019.

Early life

Fedori was born in Ukraine, where she studied international relations and law at Donetsk National University. During her first year of university, she participated in a study abroad program in Neosho County, Kansas, studying at Neosho County Community College (NCCC). After finishing her first year at NCCC, Fedori transferred to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[1] While a Harvard student, Fedori performed at the American Repertory Theater and other theaters in Boston. Fedori graduated from Harvard in 2004, and began working in Off-Broadway productions in New York City.[1] In addition to her acting career, Fedori also performed as the frontwoman of the band ICIA in London from 2006 to 2008.[1]

Acting career

Fedori appeared in The Adventure of Earthboy and Stargirl in the title role as Stargirl in 2006. In 2007, she appeared in British television shows Skins, in which she played Anka in the sixth episode and EastEnders, playing Anya Covalenco.

She appeared as the leading female character Scarlett in the short film Birdfeeder which premiered in Brighton on 2 May 2007.

On 21 June 2008[2] at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, her first feature Mum & Dad, in which she plays the lead–protagonist Lena, premiered at the Filmhouse.

She appears briefly in the 2010 movie The Wolfman, in which she plays Maleva's daughter.[3]

She first appeared in the BBC One medical drama Holby City on 12 May 2010, portraying the character of Frieda Petrenko, a Ukrainian nurse and later doctor (Fedori had to emphasise her Ukrainian accent for the part), and was shortlisted for the "Best Newcomer" award at the 2011 National Television Awards for the role.[4] She left the series on 15 May 2012, returning on 12 December 2017.

She played Tatiana Romanova in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1955 James Bond novel From Russia, With Love opposite Toby Stephens as Bond. The play was narrated and directed by Martin Jarvis.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Adventure of Earthboy and Stargirl Stargirl Short film; credited as Olga Fedorishcheva
2007 Skins Anka Episode: "Maxxie and Anwar"
2007 The Goldfish Alexa Short film
2007 EastEnders Anya Covalenco 4 episodes
2007 Maxwell Irina
2007 Bird Feeder Scarlet Short film
2008 Trial & Retribution Sofia Episode: "The Rules of the Game: Part 1"
2008 Mum & Dad Lena
2009 Doctors Ania Mironov Episode: "Arranged Family"
2009 Get to Know Me Sara Short film
2009 Signal from Shore Katherina Volkova Short film
2010 The Wolfman Young Gypsy Woman
2010–19 Holby City Frieda Petrenko Main role; 100 episodes
2016 The Surrogate The Surrogate Short film
2018 Quadraturin Lady O Short film
2018 Nika Nika Short film


  1. ^ a b c "East is East: NG Magazine interview Olga Fedori". ng-magazine.com. NG Magazine Ltd. 29 April 2007. Archived from the original on 12 January 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Festival Diary by Day". Edinburgh Film Festival. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  3. ^ Hall, Al K (24 March 2010). "The Booze Talkin': My Exclusive Interview With Olga Fedori". The Bar None. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  4. ^ Wightman, Catriona (21 September 2010). "National Television Awards 2011 - Nominees". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Saturday Drama – From Russia with Love". Radio 4. BBC. Retrieved 15 July 2012.

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