Shana Swash

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Shana Swash
Born Shana Frances Swash
(1990-07-28) 28 July 1990 (age 26)
Camden, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004-
Known for Role of Demi Miller
Notable work Demi Miller in EastEnders
Height 5' 7"
Television EastEnders (2004–2006)
Family Joe Swash (brother)

Shana Frances Swash (born 28 July 1990) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role Demi Miller in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2004 to 2006.


In February 2006, it was announced that the role of Demi was to be cut along with that of her on-screen mother Rosie. Despite an online petition from upset and angry fans pleading for them not to be axed, both characters left the show in July 2006.

Swash played Princess Jasmine in a pantomime version of Aladdin in the winter of 1999. Swash also appeared in BBC sitcom After You've Gone in an episode entitled 'Silence of the Clams'.

She also starred in the 2007 UK tour of Girls Night and in one of a series of educational videos produced by Orange, in which she played a girl who uses social networking sites inadvisedly.[1]

She is set to appear in new television series The Crime Wave,[2] and was one of the hairdressers in the 2008 series of Celebrity Scissorhands, a reality show which helps to raise money for Children In Need.

On 23 December 2008 she starred in an episode of the Scottish soap opera River City in the dream sequence as the daughter of Shona Malone.

In May 2009, Swash performed in "Proud", a play at the Above The Stag Theatre.

Swash also featured in the 2016 film My Feral Heart[3] playing the part of a young carer at a care home for adults with learning difficulties; a part for which she received a nomination for the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Personal life[edit]

Swash was born in Islington, London. On 8 November 2008 she starred on ITV1's All Star Family Fortunes with her brother Joe, mother, sister and grandmother. In December 2010, she appeared in the audience of The Cube: Celebrity Special alongside Brooke Kinsella to support her brother, Joe.


  1. ^ Orange Internet safety resources
  2. ^ "The Crime Wave" — Archive TV
  3. ^ My Feral Heart film: cast and crew list

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