Alexandra Afryea is a multitalented international actress and producer known for her work in Film, Television and Theatre.
Propelling her career to the next level she has racked up roles in Hollywood feature films alongside notable actors, including Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rupert Friend in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming movie “Infinite” (2021); Ryan Reynolds, Corey Hawkings and Adria Arjona in Michael Bay’s “6 Underground” (2019); and English acting royalty Emilia Fox and Rafe Spall in “Mum’s List” (2016).
Making her mark on the small screen, Afryea's appearances include working opposite Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman in the BAFTA-nominated “Care”, written by acclaimed writer Jimmy McGovern; BAFTA Award-winning actor, Ben Miller in “Primeval”; as well as the docu-drama, "Celebrity Crime Files" narrated by US rapper Ice-T. Afryea has made numerous guest and co-star appearances in top British continuing dramas; “Doctors”, "Emmerdale“ and "Coronation Street”.
Since 2009, Afryea has assumed notable stage credits including several of William Shakespeare's heroines, alongside actors such as Mark Pellegrino and John Hillard. Giving one of her best performances yet, in the 2019 acclaimed production of “Macbeth”, Afryea’s astounding portrayal of the infamous Lady Macbeth was embellished with rave reviews and accolades.
Born in Nottingham, England, Afryea had a lifelong passion to be an actress. After school she commenced her performance training at Nottingham College Clarendon receiving theatrical tutelage under the late Marielaine Church, mother to revered Theatre Director, Jonathan Church. Afryea made her on-stage debut as Estragon in Samuel Beckett's, “Waiting for Godot”. Afryea then went on to achieve a Bachelor of the Arts degree (with Honors) from the prestigious Brunel University London, majoring in Drama, Film and Television. Soon after she enrolled in the two-year training course in the Stanislavsky Technique at The Poor School, London.
Furthering her skills and talents, she completed ongoing advanced training in the Meisner Technique studying under several protégés of Sanford Meisner himself. At the Actors Temple, London with Tom Radcliffe and visiting practitioner Martin Barter, from The Meisner Center, and at the renowned Playhouse West, Los Angeles with Tracy Pellegrino. As an exemplary student, Afryea’s dedication and passion for acting led her to win a role in a production of Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night” directed by Tracy Pellegrino. Gravitating towards an illustrious acting career and nothing short of inspirational, Afryea continues to spread her love and joy for storytelling by coaching upcoming actors at The Actors Temple, London and online via WeAudition.
Born in Nottingham, Alexandra began her theatrical training with the late Marielaine Church, mother to theatre producer and director Johnathon Church, at Clarendon College, where she made her stage debut as Estragon in WAITING FOR GODOT. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honours, from the prestigious Brunel University London, where she read Drama, Film & Television Studies.
Upon graduation she enrolled in the two-year acting training course at The Poor School, London, studying the Stanislavsky Technique. Alexandra later decided to broaden her skills studying the Meisner Technique at The Actors Temple, London, taught by Sanford Meisner’s protégé Tom Radcliffe. As well as a Masterclass with the visiting tutor Martin Barter, who worked closely with Meisner up to his death.
She recently worked and trained in the United States, studying Shakespeare with Tracy Pellegrino at the renowned Playhouse West in Los Angeles, co-founded by Jeff Goldblum. Whilst there Alexandra won a role in a production of TWELFTH NIGHT, alongside cult actor Mark Pellegrino. Back in London, Alexandra won rave reviews with her portrayal of the iconic Lady Macbeth in an acclaimed production of MACBETH.
She was delighted to have worked with the leading Shakespearean actress and director, Lisa Wolpe in preparing for the role.
Most recently Alexandra has begun to translate her love and experience of acting into coaching others.
Outside of acting, Alexandra loves spending time with her family, experimenting with plant-based food and relaxing in the spa.
She is a keen seamstress and a fan of hot yoga!
Studio Soho Films
Angry Badger Pictures
Hamlet on Rye
Angry Badger Pictures
Stol'n Heart Films
Blue Sky Arts
The Haymarket, Basingstoke and Jackson's Lane Theatre
Playhouse West Theatre,
Rose Theatre, Bankside
Greenwich Playhouse and
Kings Head Theatre
PRIMEVAL (ITV / BBC America / Impossible Pictures) opposite Ben Miller (Armstrong & Miller; Johnny English) and Douglas Henshall (Dorian Gray; This Yearʼs Love); Carmel Lucan in DOCTORS (BBC);
Irvine Welsh's MAGNIFICENT ELEVEN (Angry Badger Pictures) starring Robert Vaughn (Magnificent Seven; Bullet);
Sean Pertwee (Gotham, Elementary, Luther); Keith Allen (Trainspotting, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Others);
STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND starring Mark Pellegrino
(The Big Lebowski, Supernatural, Capote);
Samantha in GROVETOWN (Summer Orange Productions) opposite Colin Salmon (AVP: Aliens V Predator; Die Another Day, Prime Suspect); Nabil Elouahabi (Infinite; The Path to 9/11; Code 46); Charles Venice (The Dark Knight; The Bourne Ultimatum; Casulty