WHAT OUR GRADUATES HAVE DONE
The graduates of LSDA have been successful in gaining employment across all areas of the profession. We have compiled a list of the theatre companies, TV shows and Films that they have worked on. Check out the extensive list here: Graduate Employment Document
Here is a sample of the acting jobs LSDA graduates have been involved in – more to be added soon.
Melia Kreiling – 2010 Graduate
Soon after graduating from the London School of Dramatic Art in 2010 Melia signed with London-based talent agent Piers Nimmo, and immediately landed her first role in the Neil Jordan-created TV series The Borgias (Showtime) as Bianca Gonzaga, playing alongside Jeremy Irons. She went on to work on television hits such as The Bible (History) and blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel), as well as art-house films Committed (S.Kliris) and Suspension of Disbelief (M.Figgis). Following these, Melia relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Melia remains with Piers Nimmo Management and was also signed by talent agents David Bugliari and Rick Kurtzman at CAA, and manager Stacy O’Neil at Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Melia is a series regular on the hit TV show Tyrant (FX Networks), and will appear in 2016 in the upcoming films DXM (A.Goth) and Healer (J.Erskine).
Jeffrey Ho – 2011 Graduate
Jeffrey will be featuring in the new series of BAFTA-winning comedy drama Cold Feet as Joe opposite Adam played by James Nesbitt for ITV this autumn 2016. He recently finished touring the UK in the World Premiere of Rights of Passage this summer, playing the lead role as Izzuddin. He is best known for his comedy-supporting role Taka in his Bollywood debut feature film Queen, winning 5 awards for Best Film in India 2014/2015. His other credits include Becoming The Night, M. Butterfly (GBS Theatre), The Butterfly Lovers (Tara Arts Theatre) and As You Like It (White Bear Theatre). He also worked with Young Vic Director Arden Redgrave in Mezzanine at the Canal Cafe Theatre and on his production Breathing Space at the Courtyard Theatre.
Amit Dhut – 2013 Graduate
Amit has just finished performing in Punjabi Boy and he recently played Theo Hall in Doctors (BBC), His theatre credits include King Lear at The National Theatre directed by Sam Mendes, Kabir Kapali in Ruffled (Theatre 503), Malik in Survive And Thrive and Rana in Unsung. His TV and Film credits include Ali in Guardians (MW Productions), Midsomer Murders (ITV) and Eastenders, (BBC).
Ashley Gyngell – 2015 Graduate
Ashley played the part of Nikolushka in BBC’s War and Peace.
Jahannah James – 2012 Graduate
Jahannah can be seen playing Penny in the Feature Film Brotherhood.
Samantha Spurgin – 2007 Graduate
Sam has professional credits in TV, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercials, Voice Over, Feature Film, Independent Film and Music Videos. Theatre includes PIAF, (Charing Cross Theatre / The Bridewell Theatre), Glinda in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, (PMA), The Grand Guignol (The Space), Dido Queen of Carthage (The Rose Theatre), Between 10 and 6 (The Leicester Square Theatre), Hound (The Riverside Studios) Lavinia in The Dunwich Horrow (The Courtyard Theatre), Abigail Williams in The Crucible ( Winston Churchill Theatre). Film and TV include Claire in All About Town (Tower of Light Motion Picture Company), Shona in Enemy Within (Reality Lies), The Judge (Faith Drama Productions,), Charlie in Rehab (Recoil Films), Helen in London Paris New York (Fox Entertainment) and Caitlin Harris in The Bill (Talkback Thames)
“Spurgin IS Piaf. The actress perfectly captures the fragility and isolation of the ‘little sparrow’. And I defy anyone not to get shivers down their spine during the final song.”
“Samantha Spurgin must be highly congratulated on her colourful and assured performance as Edith Piaf. Spurgin’s ability to mimic the quacking, slack-jawed Parisien French is uncanny. Her pitch-perfect renditions of Piaf’s timeless songs cannot be overlooked. When she belts out ‘Mon Dieu’ with tears streaming down her face, it is a beautiful moment.”
Carla Harrison-Hodge – 2012 Graduate
Carla has recently finished playing Avocado and Pomegranate The Fruit Trilogy (Southbank Centre and West Yorkshire Playhouse). Her other theatre credits include Charlotte in Sweatin’ it Out (Stratford East), Emma in Boyband (Pleasance) and Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (Lantern Theatre). Her TV and Film credits include Rose in Fresh Meat (Channel 4), Colette in Cuffs (Tiger Aspect/BBC), I Want My Wife Back (BBC), Abdullah (Ne’er Do Well Films), Nina in Bad Dates (Channel 4), Florence in The Owl and the Pussycat and the female lead in the film Tokophobia.
Susanna Cappellaro – 2008 Graduate
Susanna has featured in the award-winning feature film ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ as Veronica and as Naomi Collins in Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’. Other credits include the film ‘L’Assenza’ by Jonathan Romney, a BFI funded short inspired by old Antonioni movies, a Journalist in Matteo Pellegrini debut feature ‘Notte Finisce con Gallo’ filmed in Turin, leading role Gabrielle in ‘Avenue to Nowhere’ and her own company Perennial Theatre Company.
Harry Anton – 2011 Graduate
Harry has just finished performing at The Southwark Playhouse in ‘Through The Mill’ playing the role of Judy Garland’s ex-husband Sidney Luft. Harry has recently finished touring the UK as Macbeth, which followed a nationwide tour of Romeo and Juliet with Immersion theatre company playing Tybalt. Among his numerous other credits are Titus Andronicus (The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), The Picture of Dorian Gray (White Bear Theatre), King Lear (Guildford Shakespeare Company) and The Vikings at Helgeland (Firstborn).
I have no idea why Anton isn’t yet a household name. Tall, muscular, bearded, and brooding… · Sarah Cox, Stage Review
His transformation of Macbeth as the play went on up to where he really feels himself invincible was captivating. ·Andrew Muir
Harry Anton smoulders as Sigurd · Remote Goat
His characterisation for each is completely different and his performance of Jack is truly excellent. · West End Wilma
Anton brings a darkness to the piece, his dream-George thoroughly menacing. · Views from the Gods
Jaime Adalid – 2010 Graduate
Jaime Adalid is currently filming for a TV Series in Spain called “Cuentame Como Pasó”.
Avena Wallace – 2009 Graduate
Avena has just filmed several episodes of ‘New Blood’
Katherine Hurley – 2007 Graduate
Katherine is currently performing in the critically acclaimed play Zero Hours.
“Katherine Hurley is outstanding. Her performance is intensely dynamic and she manages to switch from racist rants and swears to trembling fear effortlessly. I’m not normally one for gushing but I can hand-on-heart say hers was one of the best performances I’ve seen this year.” West End Wilma (ZERO DOWN). “Hurley’s portrayal of Benny was the standout performance. She communicated the crippling agony of a woman burdened by the loss of her child and the inability to care for her other with real sincerity.” A Younger Theatre (ZERO DOWN)
Jennifer Monk – 2008 Graduate
Jennifer’s Devising Theatre Workshop was selected to be 2012’s International Youth Arts Festival of the year and Jennifer herself won Star Central’s Most Promising Actress of the Month for February 2014. She is also the Theatre Manager of Club Voltaire, a theatre in North Melbourne for established and emerging artists. She is an acting coach at the Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney & coordinates acting workshops in rural areas.
Roel Fox – 2014 Graduate and Harry Anton – 2011 Graduate
Roel and Harry both performed in The Vikings at Helgeland by Henrik Ibsen at the Drayton Arms Theatre. The Vikings at Helgeland is one of the final plays in Ibsen’s early series of historical dramas. First staged in English in 1903, it has not been seen on the London stage for over 80 years.
Sadie Tonks – 2007 Graduate
Sadie is currently reprising her role as Erin in Theatre 503’s transfer of Zero Down to The Pleasance @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016
Jake Graf – 2011 Graduate
Jake is an actor and writer, known for Chance (2015), The Danish Girl (2015) and Brace (2015).
Waj Ali – 2012 Graduate
Waj has recently appeared in the feature film 90 Minutes playing the part of Salim, in the TV show Da Vinci’s Demons and as Nimr in Tyrant (Fox). Waj has appeared alongside Bruce Willis and John Malkovich in the blockbuster Red II, James Franco in feature film Good People and the National Theatre’s production of King Lear with Simon Russell-Beale.
Dominque Tipper – 2012
Dominique appeared in the film Fast Girls as Sarah and the film Vampire Academy as Gabriela, and will appear in the sci-fi thriller DxM as Maddie, alongside another LSDA Graduate Melia Kreiling. In television, Tipper was cast in a main role in the 2015 SyFy science fiction series The Expanse playing engineer Naomi Nagata.
Michelle Crane – 2007 Graduate
Michelle has appeared in feature films ‘The Passing Place’ (from Crab Tree Films) and ‘Woodfalls’ (directed by David Campion). She has also written a web-sitcom, ‘Westenders’ about the adventures of London’s theatre staff.
Sheryl Miles – 2012 Graduate
Sheryl has featured in the hit film ‘Les Misérables’ and the short ‘Lost at Sea’ while in talks of expanding the film into a feature. She has also appeared in numerous London theatre productions and writes novels and scripts under a pseudonym.
Aisling Bodkin – 2007 Graduate
Aisling is the lead in the Irish feature film ‘Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder’ which premiered in Los Angeles to the reviews: ‘One big reason the film becomes so heartening is Laura. . . . Bodkin is an endearing figure and her presence (and performance) brings forth a good bit of the emotional gravity here’.
Sagar Radia– 2012
Sagar Radia boasts an extensive list of credits across television, film and stage. Recent work includes Berlin Station for Epix, Lucky Man for Sky 1/NBC, Legends for Fox 21 and Babylon for Channel 4. He also played Rafiq Wahid in the Emmy-award-winning mini-series Britz directed by Peter Kosminsky. He plays the role of Kalyan Mathema opposite Jesse Eisenberg in The Spoils at Trafalgar Studios, West End.
Jahannah James – 2012 Graduate
Jahannah has starred in two series of the web-drama ‘Bitchcraft’.
Andrew Rivers – 2012 Graduate
Andrew appears in the feature film ‘Nativity 3’.
Laura Swan – 2010 Graduate
Laura’s leading turn in the short film ‘Moments’ won the BAFTA for Film London’s ‘Best of Boroughs’ Awards ceremony in 2011, directed by Ida Åkesson.
Zoé Ford – 2010 Graduate, MaryClare O’Neill – 2010 Graduate, Kazeem Tosin Amore – 2009 Graduate and Robert Feldman – 2010 Graduate
Hiraeth Artistic Productions was set up in January 2011 by 2010 graduates Zoé Ford and MaryClare O’Neill to produce, direct and perform exciting, fresh and ambitious theatre around London. Their first ever production – Macbeth – ran August to October as part of the Camden Fringe and at the Barons Court Theatre. There are four graduates involved in the production: Kazeem Tosin Amore as Macbeth, Zoé Ford as Lady Macbeth, Co-Director, Robert Feldman as Murderer/Servant/Messenger and MaryClare O’Neill as Co-Director. The production was very well received with the following reviews: ***** ‘Gutsy, innovative Shakespeare from Hiraeth’;, ‘Kazeem Tosin Amore was magnetic as Macbeth’– Remote Goat
Taran Knight- 2007 Graduate
Taran’s stage credits include Charlie in Lightspeed, Shane in Chelsea’s Choice, Rodrigo in Othello, Simon in Ageing Out, Rupert Bones in Easterland, Francis in Osama the Hero, Parris in The Crucible and Mic in Temper. His TV and Film roles include Jimmy in Coronation Street, Tom in And She Cried, Peter in CTRL + Z, Keith in Merlot. Taran also works as a presenter and has done presenting work for That’s Manchester, The One Show (BBC) and Travel presenting for Yahoo.
James Utechin – 2010 Graduate
James has rejoined The Theatre of the Damned for their production of the Revenge of the Grand Guignol, directed by Tom Richards & Stewart Pringle.
Kristopher Preen – 2010 Graduate
Kristopher reprised his role of Jay in Smoking in the Boys Room when it returned to the stage recently. After its debut last year at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, the Jamie Biddle play was transferred to Theatre 503. Another recent job saw Kristopher play the role of James in the Southbank Theatre Company / Royal National Theatre production of Blackout by Davey Anderson.
Alexandra Bergeron – 2009 Graduate
Alex wrote and performed in her first play Who Does She Think She Is? during August which was a great success and received this review: ‘Although on the surface this little snippet of drama seems a tad ‘sex-in-the-city-esque’ it’s actually got a lot more substance to offer than first meets the eye. With an impressive use of multimedia and a strong all-female cast delivering witty lines, ‘Who Does She Think She Is?’ captures the fickleness of females and the trials we often face when trying to fit in. Ultimately it’s a tale with a strong moralistic pulse throughout; treat others as you wish to be treated yourself. Nice… A very neat and concise debut piece of theatre from Alexandra Bergeron’ – Aisling Murphy – SnipeLondon.com
Adam Glass – 2008 Graduate
Adam has just completed a national tour with Sell a Door Theatre Company’s production of Lord of the Flies playing the role of Eric.
Katherine Ross – 2009 Graduate
Katherine, who is based in the U.S., has just finished her second independent feature film. In the first she played the title character in a horror flick called Sadie Clove. This most recent one is called Lost in Reality where she played a bitchy Real World-esque character named Princess.
Lucy Rasheed – 2009 Graduate
Lucy has recently played Radha in the production Notes to an Avatar, at the Janmastami Festival at The Manor, Letchmore Heath and at Croom Park Summer Festival, Croom, Worcestershire.
Marie Rabe – 2009 Graduate
Marie played the part of Esther in Spun Glass Theatre’s production of INK. It was directed by Laura Pearson and produced as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Isabella Nash – 2009 Graduate
Isabella returned to Tread the Boards Theatre Company for their latest production of Pygmalion directed by Sarah Muck. It was shown at the Attic Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon during August.
El Razzougui – 2007 Graduate
El played Patrice and Germaine in a new version of The Asylum Dialogues and Monologues directed by Juanita Mora. This well received production was put on at the Colour House Theatre.
Mandeesh Gill – 2007 Graduate
Mandeesh has finished filming an independent feature film, called The Cost of Love, produced and directed by Carl Medland. She also played Nimmi in The Rajini Effect produced by Barking Mad Productions.
Craig Henry – 2011 Graduate
Craig spent August performing with Wellmade Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He played Lysander and Flute.
Rachel Stoneley – 2008 Graduate
Rachel played Harriet in George Etherege’s ‘The Man of Mode’ at The Bridewell Theatre, London