Leonidas at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International
14 February 1984|
Robert Boulter (m. 2017)
Dimitri Leonidas (brother)|
Georgina Leonidas (sister)
Stephanie Leonidas (born 14 February 1984) is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Helena in the fantasy film MirrorMask and as Irisa on the American science fiction television series, Defiance.
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Leonidas was born in London, the daughter of a Greek Cypriot father and an English mother. She also has Welsh ancestry through her mother. Her younger brother Dimitri and younger sister Georgina are also actors.
Leonidas started acting in community theatre when she was eight; at nine she acquired an agent and began to work in television.
Notable credits include the television drama Daddy's Girl, the soap opera Night and Day and a 2004 episode of Doc Martin (entitled 'Of All the Harbours in All the Towns') in which she plays Melanie, a local Portwenn 15-year-old girl who develops an unhealthy interest in the surgeon. In 2005 she starred in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's MirrorMask in the dual roles of Helena and the Dark Princess. She 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".
Leonidas also starred in the BBC docudrama Atlantis, which aired on BBC One and BBC One HD on 8 May 2011. In 2011, she was also in a play for the Transatlantyk Festival called Influence, written by Shem Bitterman. Leonidas later teamed up with Dave McKean to work on the film Luna, released in 2014. She also starred as Irisa Nolan in the science fiction TV series Defiance, which ran for three seasons..
|2002||Fogbound||Annette at 16||Uncredited|
|2005||MirrorMask||Helena Campbell / The Dark Princess (Anti-Helena)|
|2005||Feast of the Goat||Uranita|
|2006||Crusade in Jeans||Jenne|
|2011||How to Stop Being a Loser||Patch|
|1997||Chalk||Rabbit Girl 2||Episode: "Exam"|
|2000||Down to Earth||Chrissie||Episode: "O Best Beloved"|
|2001||Holby City||Sarah Newman||Episode: "Runaway"|
|2001||Night and Day||Della Wells||Main role|
|2002||Daddy's Girl||Emma Cooper||TV film|
|2003||Danielle Cable: Eyewitness||Kerri||TV film|
|2003||The Bill||Kirsty Sullivan||Episode: "125"|
|2004||Rose and Maloney||Katie Phelan||Episode #1.2|
|2004||Doc Martin||Melanie Gibson||Episode: "Of All the Harbours in All the Towns"|
|2004||Wall of Silence||Tracy Broughton||TV film|
|2005||Revelations||Athena||Episode: "Hour Two"|
|2005||Empire||Girlfriend Olivia||TV miniseries|
|2005||Beneath the Skin||Zoe Haratounian||TV film|
|2006||Brief Encounters||Jay||Episode: "One Night in White Satin"|
|2006||Dracula||Mina Murray||TV film|
|2007||Agatha Christie's Marple||Hester Argyle||Episode: "Ordeal by Innocence"|
|2011||Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend||Pinaruti||TV film|
|2012||Eternal Law||Jude||Episodes: "Episode Three", "Episode Four"|
|2012||Whitechapel||Georgie Fox||Episodes: "Case One (Part 1)", "Case One (Part 2)"|
|2013–2015||Defiance||Irisa Nyira||Main role|
|2013||The Bible||Rahab||Episode: "Homeland"|
|2013||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Hattie Stubs||Episode: "Dead Man's Folly"|
|2013||By Any Means||Coleen Parker||Episode #1.2|
|2015||Midsomer Murders||Annabel Latimer||Episode (#17.2): "Murder by Magic"|
|2015||Killing Jesus||Salome||TV film|
|2016||American Gothic||Sophie Hawthorne||Main role|
|2017||Snatch||Chloe Koen||Main Role|
|2013||Defiance||Irisa Nyira||Voice role|
- MirrorMask – Narrated as Helena Campbell (2005)
- The Sugar Syndrome as Dani (2003)
- The House of Bernarda Alba as Adela (2010)
- Influence as Sally (2012)
- Epstein, Daniel Robert (2005). "Stephanie Leonidas of MirrorMask". Ugo.com, 2005. Retrieved from http://www.ugo.com/channels/filmTv/features/mirrormask/interview-2.asp.
- Loveridge, Lizzie (2003-10-20). "The Sugar Syndrome". Curtainup.com, 20 October 2003. Retrieved from http://www.curtainup.com/sugarsyndrome.html.
- "The Secretly Beautiful Stephanie Leonidas of Defiance". 18 October 2013.
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