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Stephano Joe Allen

This is Joe's RSC debut season. 

Theatre includes: Mr Gloop/Chief Oompa Loompa/ Understudy Augustus in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Will in Stop Dreamin' (UK Tour); Little John in Robin Hood (Norwich Theatre Royal).


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Callis Sally Bankes

Previous RSC roles include: The Winter’s Tale

Theatre includes: East is East (Trafalgar Studios/UK tour); That Day We Sang, Everybody Loves a Winner (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Bolton Octagon); Waiting for Gateaux (Theatre Royal, Lincoln/UK tour); Zombie Prom (Landor); Acorn Antiques the Musical (UK tour); Shakers (Gambolling Arena); Copperfield (ABD Productions); The Glass Menagerie (Bar Productions).

Television includes: Our Zoo, Pompidou, Doctors, Mount Pleasant, It Takes a Village, Prisoners’ Wives, World Without End, In With the Flynns, Titanic, Hollyoaks, White Van
Man, Hoof and Safety with Nuzzle and Scratch, Jinx, Scallywagga, Guantanamo Phil, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Heartbeat, 2 Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, MI High, Tittybangbang, Housewife 49, Where the Heart Is, Little Britain, Absolute Power, Twisted Tales, Margot Leadbetter: Life Beyond the Box, 15 Storeys High, Coronation Street, Fat Friends.

Film includes: Habit, Stabat Mater, Trained, Chicken Tikka Masala (Best Actress
Award, Dallas Film Festival), Redemption Road.


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Phillipo Ashley Campbell

This is Ashley's RSC debut season.

Theatre includesSunny Afternoon (original West End Cast); Robin Hood, Gutted, Five Guys Named Moe, High Heel Parrot Fish, Home Theatre (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Heartbreak Hotel (Greenwich Jetty); The Colour Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory); Five Guys Named Moe (UK tour); The Coloured Museum (Talawa); Tick, Tick... BOOM! (Union Theatre); Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic); Little Fish (Fìnhorough Theatre); Jack and the Beanstalk (Barbican); The Rat Pack (London/New York /UK, European and US tours); The Bomb-itty of Errors (New Ambassadors, West End); Fame (West End/ UK tour); Little Shop of Horrors (Edinburgh/tour); Carousel (National Theatre); Carmen Jones (Old Vic). 

Opera includesStreet Scene (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris / Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona); Regina (Scottish Opera). 

Television includesScott and Bailey, Ultimate Force, William and Mary, Hollyoaks, Hollyoaks Later, Holby City, The Mysti Show, Let's Write a Story: Gorgon's Head, From Bard to Verse, My Town, Hevie Revie. 

Film includesJam. Shorts: Jermaine and Elise (2017), Crossroads, Circles. 

RadioMogadishu (Radio 4).

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Hellena Faye Castelow

Previous RSC roles include: The Witch of Edmonton, The White Devil, The Roaring Girl

Trained: Oxford School of Drama. 

Theatre includes: Man and Superman, After the Fance, Time and the Conways (National Theatre); The Thrill of Love (St James Theatre/New Vic, Stoke); Nijinsky, Deep Blue Sea (Chichester); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Headlong); Barefood in the Park (Yvonne Arnaud/UK Tour); How to be Another Woman (Gate); Cinderella, A Mightnight Princess (Rose, Kingston); The Importance of Being Earnest (Hong Kong International Festival); Leaving Mountain Hotel (Orange Tress); The Guinea Pig Club (Trafalgar Studios). 

Television includesFather Brown, George Gently, Holby City. 

Radio includes: Extensive radio productions, most recently: Tammies, The Winter's Tale, Road to St David's, Rumpole of the Bailey, Road to Durham, Missing Dates, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The Merchant of Venice. 


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Blunt Leander Deeny

This is Leander's RSC debut season.

Trained: LAMDA. 

Theatre includesTimmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, Why They Made Me King (Edinburgh Fringe); The Dying of Today (The Other Room); The Secret Agent (theatre O/Young Vic); The Misanthrope (Liverpool Playhouse/ ETT); Deadkidsongs (Bath Theatre Royal); The Comedy of Errors (Changeling Theatre Co); The Man, The Representative (Finborough Theatre); Victory (Arcola); How to Beat a Giant (Unicorn); The Merchant of Venice, Holding Fire (Shakespeare's Globe)); The Seduction of Almighty God (Riverside Studios/ UK tour); Reel to Real (Theatre503). 

Television includesDoctors, Holby City, Skins, Merlin. 

Film includesCaptain America, The First Avenger, Atonement. 

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Angellica Alexandra Gilbreath

RSC includes Cymbeline, The Provoked Wife, The Rover, Shakespeare Live!, A Midsummer Night’s Dreaming, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Merry Wives – The Musical, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tamer Tamed, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, Cyrano de Bergerac, Ghosts, The Country Wife, Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Theatre includes: The Sugar Syndrome (Orange Tree); The Fever Syndrome, Mother Christmas (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs); The Lie (Menier Chocolate Factory); Dessert (Southwark Playhouse); The Wars of the Roses, Hayfever (Rose Kingston); The Invisibles (Bush); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hong Kong Philharmonic); The Village Bike, Disappeared (Royal Court); Shallow Slumber, God’s Dice (Soho Theatre); Othello (Sheffield Crucible); Playhouse Creatures (Chichester); Lucky You (Magic Key); Hedda Gabbler (ETT/Donmar); Blood Wedding (Young Vic); The House of Bernarda Alba (Gate); King Lear (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Hackney Empire); A Woman In Mind, Wild Oats, Company (Exeter); The Importance of Being Earnest, How The Other Half Loves, Hamlet (Harrogate).

Television includes: Becoming Elizabeth, EastEnders, Father Brown, Casualty, WPC56, In Search of Shakespeare, Rites of Passage, Inspector George Gently, The Commander, The Waltz King, Happiness, The Project, Trial and Retribution, Midsomer Murders, Absolute Power, Life Begins, The Bill, Monarch of the Glen, Out of Hours, A Wing and a Prayer.

Film includes: The Art of Love, Lair, Warhol, Dead Babies, The All Together, A Hundred Streets, Tulip Fever.

Alexandra is an RSC Associate Artist.

Olivier best supporting actress nomination for Twelfth Night and Ian Charleson Award for Hedda Gabler



Trained: LAMDA


Alexandra is an RSC Associate Artist. 


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Sancho Chris Jack

This is Chris's RSC debut season. 

Theatre includes:  Unsung (Liverpool Everyman / Dadafest); By Far the Greatest Team (Monkeywood/Lowry); The Funfair (HOME Manchester); Clybourne Park, Angels in America (Liverpool Unity Theatre); Mugabeland! (Lowry Studio); Gulliver's Travels (Leicester Curve); Slave (Feelgood/Lowry); Hunger for Trade, A View
From the Bridge, Thirsty, A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, Les Blancs
(Manchester Royal Exchange); Of Mice and Men, Jason and the Argonauts (Duke’s Theatre, Lancaster); The Tempest (Tara Arts/Arts Theatre); African Snow (York Theatre Royal/Trafalgar Studios); Crocodile Seeking Refuge (Ice & Fire Theatre); A Taste of Honey (Oldham Coliseum); Titus Andronicus (KAOS Theatre); The Selfish Giant (Leicester Haymarket); The Earl of Mo’Bay (Lakeside Arts Centre); A Christmas Carol, Aladdin (Lawrence Batley Theatre); Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
(Greenwich Theatre); King Lear (Contact Theatre); Blindsight (Tramway Theatre). 

Television includesCoronation Street (including the 50th anniversary live episode), The Dumping Ground, All at Sea, Secrets and Words, Waterloo Road, Moving On, Britannia High, The Good Samaritan, Emmerdale, Where the Heart Is, Northern Lights, That Peter Kay Thing, Vincent, Magnificent Seven. 

Film includesInterloper, Textual Attraction, Splintered.

Radio includesMidnight at Christmas, Brotherhood, The Show What You Wrote, Dutchman, Tongues, Did to Me, Fact to Fiction: Revelations, Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, Stone, Three Soldiers, The Archers. 

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Adriana Lena Kaur

Previous RSC roles include: The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover, The Seven Acts of Mercy

Theatre includes: Around the World in 90 Days (St James' Theatre); The Ghost Train (Manchester Royal Exchange); Treasure Island (National Theatre); Thursday (ETT/Australian tour); Are You That Girl off the Telly? (Hen and Chickens); Sisters (Sheffield Theatres); Rubina (Birmingham Rep); The Sky's The Limit (Old Vic); Free World (Contract); Silent Cry (West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Television includes: Happy Valley, Stargazing, Justin's House, Dead Cert, Doctors, Dani's Castle, Prisoners' Wives, Torchwood, Emmerdale, Speechless, Hollyoaks, Scallywagga, Torn

Film: The Endz

Frederick Patrick Knowles

Previous RSC roles include: Troilus and Cressida, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover, The Seven Acts of Mercy

Trained: LAMDA

Theatre includes: Look Back in Anger (Derby); A Streetcar Named Desire (Leicester Curve); Saturday Night Sunday Morning, The Grapes of Wrath (Colchester Mercury); Taking Steps (Old Laundry Theatre); In Quest of Conscience, The Northerners (Finborough Theatre); Gates of Gold (Manchester Library Theatre); Paradise Regained (Royal Court)

Television includes: Call the Midwife, Casualty, Doctors, Murder on the Home Front, Holby City, New Tricks, Apparitions, Mutual Friends

Film includes: The Rizen, Deny Everything, Pelican Blood, Heart of the City


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Biskey Leon Lopez

This is Leon's RSC debut season.

Theatre includes: Porgy and Bess (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); Burn the Floor (Australia/Japan); The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory); Rent (Duke of York's/UK tour); Orchid (Pleasure Gardens, Miami); We Will Rock You (Tour); Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Chrysalis); A Little Night Music, (Théâtre du Châtelet); Tick, Tick… BOOM! (Duchess); The Pros, the Cons and a Screw (Derby Playhouse); Piaf (Donmar Warehouse); Wig Out! (Royal Court); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour); Strictly Motown, Drums of Anfield, Ebony’s Album (Neptune, Liverpool); Macbeth (Liverpool Everyman).

Opera: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).

Television includes: EastEnders, Doctors, Galavant, Hollyoaks in the City, The Bill,
Court Room, Holby City, Merseybeat, Brookside.

Film includes: The Quiet One, Braincell, Shorts: G O’Clock, Desperate Measures, Land
of Nod.

Radio includes:: The Grove, Radio City’s Drive Home.


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Moretta Allison McKenzie

This is Allison's RSC debut season. 

Theatre includes: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep); Macbeth
(Jamie Lloyd Productions); Doctor in the House (Jamie Wilson Productions); The Snow Queen, Hamlet (Edinburgh Lyceum); Macbeth (Nottingham Playhouse/Edinburgh Lyceum); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All My Sons, Cabaret (TMA Best Actress nomination), Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Playboy of the Western World (Dundee Rep); Witchcraft (Finborough Theatre); James and the Giant Peach (Glasgow Citizens).

Television includes: Beowulf, Line of Duty, MI High, Bob Servant Independent,
Sadie Jones, River City, Rebus, Attachments, It’s Just a Habit.

Film includes: Swung, Airbourne, Loved Alone, The Aficionado, New Town Killers, Club le Monde, 16 Years of Alcohol, Family Portrait, The Virtual Network, Parkarma, Casting.

Radio includes: The Coffin Road, Redgauntlet, Waverley (Pacifus Productions),
Survivors, Doctor Who: Breaking Bubbles, Doctor Who: An Eye for Murder, Doctor Who: Iterations of I, Doctor Who: The Cloisters of Terror (Big Finish).


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Florinda Frances McNamee

Previous RSC roles include: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Love’s Labour’s Won, The Christmas Truce. 

Trained: East 15. In 2008 Frances was the recipient of the Laurence Olivier bursary. 

Theatre includes: The Mother (Tricycle); The One That Got Away (Theatre Royal Bath); Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse/ Mercury Theatre); A Lady of Little Sense (Ian Charleson Award nomination), Don Gil, Punishment Without Revenge (Arcola/Bath Theatre Royal/Coventry Belgrade. Off West End Best Female Award nomination); Pride and Prejudice (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal & Derngate); The Borrowers (Northern Stage); The Phoenix of Madrid, The Surprise of Love (Bath Theatre Royal); Peeping Ends workshop performance (National Theatre Studio); Bronte (Shared Experience/ UK tour/ Watermill); Aladdin (Watford Palace); The Road to Nab End (Oldham Coliseum); Guantanamo Boy (Stratford Circus); Jump! (Live Theatre, Newcastle); Les Misérables 20th Anniversary Gala Performance (West End).

Film: Love in Fifteen Minutes. 

Radio: 15 Minutes Live (Slung Low). 



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Willmore Joseph Millson

Previous RSC roles include: Much Ado About Nothing, King John, The Great Pretender, The Dog In The Manger, The House of Desires, Pedro, the Great Pretender. 

Theatre includes: Rocket to the Moon, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Pillars of the Community (National Theatre); Macbeth (Shakespeare's Globe); Mr Foote's Other Leg (Hampstead Theatre); Love Never Dies (Adelphi. WhatsOnStage Best Supporting Actor in a Musical award); The Priory Fear and Misery (Royal Court); Judgement Day (Almeida), The Seagull,Cold Meat Party (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Clearing, Mill on the Floss (Shared Experience); Cinderella (Old Vic); Hamlet (Stafford), The Real Inspector House/ Black Comedy (Donmar Warehouse); David Copperfield (Sheffield Crucible); Gasping, The Talented Mr. Ripley (Watford) Other rep/tours include: As You Like It (Ian Charleson Award), Romeo and Juliet, The Lifted Veil, The Beaux' Stratagem, The Rivals, Loot, Four Nights in Knaresborough, Salad Days, The Dramatist, The Fantasticks, The Fairy Queen. 

Television includes: Last Kingdom, Banished, 24: Live Another Day, Penny Dreadful, Ashes to Ashes, Survivors, Talk to Me, Macbeth, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Holby City, Midsomer Murders, Mount Pleasant, New Tricks, Peak Practice. 

Film includes: Tango One, The Chameleon, The Dead 2, I Give it a Year, Casino Royal, Devils Bridge, Telstar, Dead of the Nite. 

Radio includes: Over 30 dramas for BBC radio including playing George Orwell in The Real George Orwell season (BBC Audio Drama Award), and currently as Soames in The Forsytes. 

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Valeria Emma Noakes

Previous RSC roles include: The Winter’s Tale

Trained: Oxford School of Drama. 

Theatre includes: Separate Tables, Bedroom Farce (Salisbury Playhouse); Proof,  The Admirable Crichton, The Rivals (New Vic); Charged (Soho Theatre); Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep/tour); Pygmalion (Old Vic/ tour/Hong Kong); The Sea (Theatre Royal Haymarket). 

Television includes: New Worlds,  Call the Midwife, Holby City, The Bill. 

Film: The Other Boleyn Girl. 

Radio includes:  Winner of Carleton Hobbs Award. Includes: Shakespeare’s Fire, Mad Girl, Maurice, Gulf, Inside the Whale, The Brothers Karamazov, Cry Hungary, Two Men from Delft, This is My Car Park, The Rise and Fall of Danny Clark (all Radio 4), For the Time Being  (Radio 3).



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Belvile Patrick Robinson

Previous RSC roles include: Much Ado About Nothing (1988 and 2006), King John, King Lear, King John (1988 and 2006), Richard III, Henry VI Part I, Twelfth Night (tour), All God's Children Got Wings, The Great White Hope, The Shoot Horses Don't They?, Class Enemy (Youth Festival), Macbeth, The Winter's Tale, The Rover, Romeo and Juliet, Peace Maker (The Other Place). 

Theatre includes: The Shawshank Redemption (UK Tour); Waiting for Godot (West Yorkshire Playhouse); War Horse (New London Theatre); Rough Crossing (Headlong); Gem of the Ocean, Guantanamo (Tricycle); Macbeth (Out of Joint/world tour); Festen (Almeida/ Lyric); The Merchant of Venice (Chichester Festival Theatre); Mappa Mundi (National Theatre); Dangerous Corner (Garrick/West Yorkshire Playhouse); Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (National Tour); The Country Wife (national tour); Macbeth (Howarth Festival); Wuthering Heights (Chester Gateway); Hiawatha (Sheffield Crucible).

Television includes: Him, Mount Pleasant, Casualty, The Bill, Tracy Beaker, Shane, Shadow Play, Headless, A Many Splintered Thing, Pig Heart Boy, Who Dares Win, Daylight, Robbery, The Man, Harpur &Illes, Julius Caesar, Dodgem, Troublemakers, Total Eclipse, Dream Ticket, Back to the Wild, Windrush, Gala Convert, Two Halves - Many Colours, Blacker Than Black. 

Film includes: Belly of the Beast, The Bee Stung Wasp, Monument (as director), Driven, Four Days to Zero.

Radio includes: Final Sacrament, Double Dribble, Losing Paradise, The Castle of Otranto, Cymbeline, One Bright Child, No Man, The Jury, In The News.

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Astrea Danusia Samal

This is Danusia's RSC debut season.

Theatre includesThe Odyssey: Missing, Presumed Dead (ETT); The Broker (Young Vic); How to Hold Your Breath (Royal Court); The House That Will Not Stand (Tricycle); Circles (Birmingham Rep); Billy the Girl (Clean Break/ Soho Theatre); The Birthday Party (Manchester Royal Exchange); Liar Liar, 1001 Nights (Unicorn); After the Rainfall (Curious Directive). 


FilmGhost in the Shell. 

Radio includes: Rage, The Skirker, The Odyssey (BBC), Doctor Who: Acquitaine (Big Finish). 


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Don Pedro Gyuri Sarossy

Previous RSC roles include: Romeo and Juliet

Trained: Bristol Old Vic. 

Theatre includes:  Creditors (Young Vic); The Absence of War, The Seagull, Earthquakes in London (Headlong); The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd (Orange Tree); Tonight at 8.30 (ETT); ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Cheek by Jowl); Foxfinder (Finborough); As You Like It (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Seven Year Itch (Salisbury Playhouse); The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Liverpool Everyman/Chichester Festival Theatre); Luther (National Theatre); Man and Superman, Don Juan, Galileo’s Daughter (Peter Hall Company); The Hypochondriac (Almeida); Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse); title roles in Macbeth and Coriolanus (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory); The Promise (Tricycle). 

Television includes: The Coroner, Foyle’s War, Einstein and Eddington, Tchaikovsky, Egypt, Casualty, Judge John Deed.

Film includes:  Mercenaries, Another Life, Until Death. 

Radio: Getting Nowhere Fast. 


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Aminta Eloise Secker

Previous RSC includes: The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover, The Seven Acts of Mercy, Imperium I and II, First Encounters: The Merchant of Venice

Trained: Rose Bruford

Theatre includes: Measure for Measure (Shakespeare's Globe); Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon (The Wrong Crowd/Plymouth Drum); The Santa Trap, There Will Be Monsters (Southampton Mayflower/Rose Kingston/national tour); Match (Sherman Cymru/national tour); The Events (Young Vic); Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse); Pants On Fire’s Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Flea Theatre, New York/UK tour); Splosh (Salisbury Playhouse/Prime Theatre)

Radio includes: Murder by Proxy, The Gift, Chain Gang, Heathrow  

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Lucetta Kellie Shirley

This is Kellie's RSC debut season.

Theatre includes: Great Britain (National Theatre/ West End); One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre/ West End/ International tour); How Not to Murder (Arcola); Rookery Nook, Accomplice (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Miracle (National Theatre); Hamlet (Stafford Open Air Theatre); The Vagina Monologues (tour); Best of the Rest, The Lying Kind, Chicken Soup with Barley (Royal Court); Oliver Twist (Lyric Hammersmith/tour); Protection (Soho Theatre); The Suicide, For Saxophone, NT Black Plays Archive (National Theatre Studio). 

Television includesThe Marriage of Reason and Squalor, Doctors, Self-Centred, Lewis, Parents of the Band, EastEnders, Happy Slaps, Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky, Murder City, Sex, Footballers and Videotape, The Office, Jekyll and Hydem Secret Futures. 

Film includes: Girl on a Bicycle, Riot, Kick, Everyone's Going to Die, Run for your Wife, Frank, Shame the Devil, The Baseline, The Grind, Venus, The Sick House, Heidi, The Best Man, Too Much Too Young, Wimbledon. 

Radio includes: Expense Only, Euston to Whitechapel, A Small Town Murder, Brief Lives, The Corruption, House of Fire, The Man on the Balcony/Martin Beck, Legacy, The Vertigo Trust, Tourist Trap, Notes to Self, Motorway Man, Septimus Greab, Basil, The Tall One, To Swallow (all BBC Radio 4), Flare Path (BBC Radio 3). 


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Don Antonio Jamie Wilkes

RSC includes: Richard III, All’s Well That End’s Well, Henry VI pt I, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover, Oppenheimer, The Shoemaker's Holiday, Wendy & Peter Pan. 

Theatre includes: The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Wind of Heaven (Finborough Theatre); The Edit (Theatre 503); Howl’s Moving Castle, The Boy James, Lorca is Dead, Atrium, Tartuffe (Southwark Playhouse); Peter Pan, The Beggar’s Opera, Macbeth (York Theatre Royal); Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, The Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Willow Globe); Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antigone, Bensalem B&B, The Trial, The Tempest (Belt Up Theatre) 

Television includes: The English, Finding Alice, His Dark Materials, Catch 22, Vanity Fair, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams, Mr Selfridge, Downton Abbey. 

Film includes: Fair Play, Living, The Mountain, Cup of Coffee With Marilyn 

Radio includes: BBC Homefront 

Trained: LAMDA 

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