A classically trained international actress, Alexandra Afryea has treaded the boards in Shakespeare’s plays from London to Los Angeles working with Hollywood A-listers in feature films, and recurring roles for primetime TV.


Alexandra’s most recent film roles include Hollywood director’s Antoine Fuqua’s forthcoming INFINITE, working opposite Mark Walberg and also starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rupert Friend, and director Michael Bay’s 6 UNDERGROUND (Netflix) starring Ryan Reynolds. Alexandra has worked with English acting royalty Emilia Fox and Rafe Spall in MUM’S LIST (Studio Soho Films). 


Recent TV roles include SILENT WITNESS (BBC), again with Emilia Fox, and CARE (BBC) by acclaimed writer Jimmy McGovern, alongside Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman.

Beginnings

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.

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What's more...

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! 

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EMILIJA FOX & RAFE SPALL in MUM'S LIST

Written by Niall Johnson based on the bestselling book by St John (Singe) Greene. Produced by Studio

Films credits include

INFINITE

Paramount Pictures

6 UNDERGROUND

Netflix

MUM’S LIST

Studio Soho Films

MAGNIFICENT ELEVEN

Angry Badger Pictures

STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND

Hamlet on Rye

S.N.U.B!

Angry Badger Pictures

MONSTERS OF THE ID

Calvert Films

BIG BIRDMAN

Stol'n Heart Films

STRANGE MERCY

LFS

Alexandra Afryea in television drama CARE for BBC One

ALISON STEADMAN, SINEAD KEENAN & SHERIDAN SMITH in CARE

Written by Jimmy McGovern & Gillian Juckes. Produced by LA Productions for BBC Television

Television credits INCLUDE

CARE

BBC

SILENT WITNESS

BBC

DOCTORS

BBC

EMMERDALE

ITV

CORONATION STREET

ITV

PRIMEVAL

ITV

CELEBRITY CRIME FILES

TV One

THE METHOD OF LOVE

Blue Sky Arts

CASTING NINA

Temple Films

Alexandra Afryea in theatre

MACBETH

Theatre credits INCLUDE

Lady Macbeth in MACBETH

The Haymarket, Basingstoke and Jackson's Lane Theatre

Maria in TWELFTH NIGHT

Playhouse West Theatre, 

Los Angeles

Hecate in MACBETH


Rose Theatre, Bankside

Private Jones in NEVER ENDING NIGHT

Waterloo Vaults

Madame in THE MAIDS

Greenwich Playhouse and 

Etcetera Theatre

Kigame in THEIR KEPT HUMANITY

Edinburgh Festival

Echo in THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE

Workhouse Theatre

Kirs in DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

Temple Theatre

Charity in LAST TRAIN HOME

Kings Head Theatre

Extended actor list

PRIMEVAL

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); 

MAGNIFICENT ELEVEN

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

STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND starring Mark Pellegrino 

(The Big Lebowski, Supernatural, Capote); 

GROVETOWN

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