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.
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