Stephanie Leonidas

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Stephanie Leonidas
Stephanie Leonidas Comic-Con 2012.jpg
Leonidas at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
BornStephanie Leonidas
(1984-02-14) 14 February 1984 (age 30)
London, England, UK[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
 
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Stephanie Leonidas
Stephanie Leonidas Comic-Con 2012.jpg
Leonidas at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
BornStephanie Leonidas
(1984-02-14) 14 February 1984 (age 30)
London, England, UK[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present

Stephanie Leonidas (born 14 February 1984) is an English actress.

Early life[edit]

Leonidas was born in London, England to a Greek Cypriot father and a British mother with both English and Welsh ancestry. Her younger brother Shane (who is now known as Dimitri) and younger sister Georgina Leonidas are also actors, while her other sister Helena is a teacher.[1]

Career[edit]

Leonidas started acting in community theatre when she was eight; at nine she acquired an agent and began to work in television.[2]

Notable credits include the television drama Daddy's Girl, the soap opera Night and Day and a 2004 episode of Doc Martin 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".[3]

Leonidas also starred in the BBC tele-movie 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 stars as Irisa Nyira in the science fiction TV series Defiance, which has run for two seasons, with a third season schedule to air in 2015. [4]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002FogboundAnnette at 16Uncredited
Daddy's GirlEmma CooperTV film
2003Danielle Cable: EyewitnessKerriTV film
2004Wall of SilenceTracy BroughtonTV film
YesGrace
2005MirrorMaskHelena Campbell / The Dark Princess (Anti-Helena)
Beneath the SkinZoe HaratounianTV film
Feast of the GoatUranita
2006Crusade in JeansJenne
DraculaMina MurrayTV film
2007Ordeal by InnocenceHester ArgyleTV film
2011LunaFraya
Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a LegendPinarutiTV film
How to Stop Being a LoserPatch
2013uwantme2killhim?Kelly
2015TomorrowFilming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997ChalkRabbit Girl 2Episode: "Exam"
2000Down to EarthChrissieEpisode: "O Best Beloved"
2001Holby CitySarah NewmanEpisode: "Runaway"
Night and DayDella WellsMain cast
2003The BillKirsty SullivanEpisode: "125"
2004Rose and MaloneyKatie PhelanEpisode: "1.2"
Doc MartinMelanie GibsonEpisode: "Of All the Harbours in All the Towns"
2005RevelationsAthenaEpisode: "Hour Two"
EmpireGirlfriend OliviaTV miniseries
2006Brief EncountersJayEpisode: "One Night in White Satin"
2012Eternal LawJudeEpisode: "Episode Three"
Episode: "Episode Four"
WhitechapelGeorgie FoxEpisode: "Case One (Part 1)"
Episode: "Case One (Part 2)"
2013The BibleRahabEpisode: "Homeland"
DefianceIrisa NyiraMain cast
Agatha Christie's PoirotHattie StubsEpisode: "Dead Man's Folly"
By Any MeansColeen ParkerEpisode #1.2
2014DefianceIrisa NyiraMain cast

Video Games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013DefianceIrisa Nyira (Voice role)

Theatre[edit]

Audiobook[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephanie Leonidas, IMDb
  2. ^ Epstein, Daniel Robert (2005). "Stephanie Leonidas of MirrorMask". Ugo.com, 2005. Retrieved from http://www.ugo.com/channels/filmTv/features/mirrormask/interview-2.asp.
  3. ^ Loveridge, Lizzie (2003-10-20). "The Sugar Syndrome". Curtainup.com, 20 October 2003. Retrieved from http://www.curtainup.com/sugarsyndrome.html.
  4. ^ http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/stephanie-leonidas-interview

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