We have built a company of actors and artistic associates. We will do call-outs for more members from time to time, so drop us a line if you'd like to be considered.
Usrula Campbell - director/actor
Company Director. Ursula has over 13 years experience in various roles within television, film and theatre. Recent work includes BBC Studios, Spun Gold TV and Chump Productions. She directed the first production of Empty in Angel in 2019 when the show was a finalist in two categories of the Standing Ovation awards.
Katherine Reilly - director/producer
Company Director. Katherine trained as an actress at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Directing credits include: Jo and Sam find themselves in Woking (Hen and Chickens Theatre), Empty in Angel (various venues), Face the Camera and Smile (Kings Head Theatre), In the Dollhouse (Theatre N16), and The Trials of Frankie Flynn (Courtyard Theatre).
James Woolf - writer
Company Director. James' stage plays include The Play with Speeches (Jack Studio Theatre and Hen & Chickens), Jo and Sam Find Themselves in Woking (Hen & Chickens), Empty in Angel (various venues), Chicken and Mushroom Pie (Kings Head Theatre). He's written radio plays for Radio 4 and LBC, and his short stories have been published widely in the UK, including four in the longstanding arts magazine Ambit.
Chris Agha - actor
Chris graduated from the court theatre training company. He appeared in Deborah Warner’s production of Benjamin Britten’s, Peter Grimes at the Royal opera house (March 2022), and David Alden’s production of Lohengrin at the Royal Opera house Covent Garden ( April -May 2022).
Josesph Aylward - actor
Joseph trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the Acting (CDT) pathway. His theatre credits include: The Tragical Performance and Retelling of Doctor Faustus (Original Case Theatre). His recent film credits include: The Fatalist (Daniil Alshits) and Jogos (Layza Fernandes).
Anna Blackburn - actor
Anna trained in acting, physical theatre and theatre making at Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company both in London and Italy, following a degree in English Literature. Combining her love of reading and performing, she enjoys nothing more than working collaboratively on compelling stories. Her recent credits include touring Austria in an adaptation of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, performing in 'Coram Boy' at the Minack Theatre and playing Romeo at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley.
Debra Bond - actor
Debra is an actor, comedian and writer. She graduated from Arts Ed in 2021 following a career as a Civil Servant. Her theatrical credits include: That Could be a Sketch (Dir. George Coates, 2021), A Simple Tale of Love (Dir. Nicole Roberts Ryder, 2021), Katzenmusik (Dir. Sean Linnen, 2021), Twelfth Night (Dir. Karen Tomlin, 2020), The Seagull (Dir. Stephen Hudson, 2019, Lean (Dir. Miriam Lucia, 2019) and The Balcony (Dir. Terry Smith, 2019).
Jumaane Brown - actor
Jumaane Studied Acting at East15 and graduated from the MA Acting course. He has appeared in Theatre, Television and Feature films, and has worked internationally. Jumaane’s credits include The Madwoman of Chaillot, Blonde Purple, Roller Squad, Kids in Love, The Theory of Everything, Palindrome and Butterfly Kisses. His first collaboration with Olive & Stavros was as Nick in The Play with Speeches (2023).
Sarah Chamberlain - actor
Sarah is an actress and producer who recently graduated from Identity School of Acting. Her credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Sirrah Sisters, Brockley Max Festival), As You Like It (The Greenhouse Theatre, Canary Wharf) and Swallows (The Greenhouse Theatre with Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe) and The Misanthrope (Identity School of Acting). She also co-founded The Greenhouse Theatre (the UK’s first zero-waste pop-up venue) and is currently the General Manager of Iris Theatre.
Iain Christie - actor
Iain trained at Drama Studio London after a career as a barrister. West End theatre productions include Dear Lupin (understudying James Fox) and De Raptu Meo (with Derek Jacobi). He played Maurice in the Oscar and Bafta-qualifying film festival entry, Theatreland. TV credits include
Guerrilla staring Idris Elba. Iain is also a Grade VIII pianist and improv teacher and still works in the corporate and public sector.
Kieran Dee - actor
Kieran is an award winning writer and actor. He is a founding member of MoonLoaf Theatre, currently associate artists of The Lion and Unicorn Theatre. His work with MoonLoaf includes, playing Nathan in Doubt, written and directed by Grace Millie, as well as writing and performing in award winning shows Hematoma and TIFO. Kieran has worked with AlterEgo for many years as a performer and has recently moved into directing for the company.
Nicole Fernandes - actor
Nicole is an actress based in London. She is originally from Indonesia, where she spent the first 17 years of her life before moving to the UK. She has always had a passion for performing and after putting that on hold for a few years, has renewed her journey with the same passion. She has been in a number of independent feature films, web-series and short films since then. She also regularly trains to ensure continued work on her craft.
Julie Foy - producer/actor
Julie an English Actress and Producer, best known for ‘The Silent Child’ which won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Film in 2018. She also Co-Produced the Feature Film ‘Evie’ starring Michael Smiley, produced ‘Bring back my Bonnie starring Timothy West and ‘Glaciers’ for the BFI. Numerous screen appearances include Coronation Street, Casualty, Missing Persons, Dawn and the Candidate. Theatre includes leading roles at Octagon Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Birmingham Rep, Soho Theatre, Greenwich Theatre.
Elliot Goodhill - actor
Elliot trained on the Acting course at Mountview. Theatrical credits include: Macbeth, dir. Deborah Paige, Shakespeare in Love, dir. Max Key, START dir. Toby Clarke and Sean Hollands, Much Ado about Nothing Tour (Folksy Theatre).
Magnus Gordon - actor
Magnus trained at The Oxford School of Drama. Theatre credits include: David Walliams’ Awful Auntie (UK and Ireland tour), Small (Soho Theatre), Three Sisters (The North Wall Arts Centre). Screen credits include: ‘Lo Sguardo’ (Short Film – London Film School) ‘Bismarck: 24 Hours to Doom’ (Channel 4) and the BFI funded film ‘1 in 200’.
Hattie Hillard - actor
Hattie trained at MN Actors Academy and Identity School for Acting. After pursuing a career in stage management, she realised it was performing that really sets her soul on fire. Hattie has always had a passion for storytelling and an interest in the extraordinary power of making people feel something, she is excited to be a part of Olive and Stavros' community. Theatre includes: ‘Earth Hour’ (OVO theatre). Screen includes: ‘Love, Mum’ (short film) and ‘The Man Behind the Machine’ (short film).
Tom Hodgson - actor
Tom trained at Drama Studio London where his theatre work included Brighton Beach Memoirs, Henry VI and The Comedy of Errors. He is represented by Mark Jermin Management.
Ashley Hope Allan - actor
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre Credits include: Shirley, “Shirley Valentine”, Esk Valley Theatre, Fairy Dolly, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, The Alhambra Theatre; Helena, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Mistress Page, “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, Celia, “As You Like It”, all Cambridge Shakespeare Festival; Sally Bowles, “Cabaret”, 3 Wise Monkeys Productions. Television Credits include: Crystal Webber, “Coronation Street”, ITV, Jan, “Emmerdale”, ITV; Shop Assistant, “The Crown”, Netflix; Mary-Go-Round.
Lewis Jenkins - actor
Lewis trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre includes: The Comedy of Errors, Roman Theatre; The Winters Tale, Minack Theatre; Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Maltings.
Joshua Jewkes - actor
Joshua trained as an actor in London at The Bridge Theatre Training Company. Since graduating in 2013, he has worked in a variety of roles (both on and off stage) within the fringe theatre circuit. His work has ranged from Shakespearean tragedies to broad farcical comedies. In 2019 he founded a new-writing based theatre company (JB Theatre) and has directed all their productions so far.
Bogdana Kalantay - actor
Bogdana trained at East 15 Acting School. She is an actress of German-Ukrainian background with experience in stage, voice-over and screen. Bogdana is fluent in English, German, Ukrainian and Russian. She also works as a voice-over actress in these languages and in several different accents. Her theatre work includes: “Don Juan Comes Back from the War”, Corbett Theatre, dir. Jum Rubin; “The Winter's Tale”, Shakespeare’s Globe, dir. Hope Thaine; “Playhouse Creatures'', Corbett Theatre, dir. Louise Amos; “Almost, Maine”, Stockwell Theatre, dir. Max Saunders-Singer
Hadas K. Kershaw - actor
Hadas is a French-Israeli professionally trained stage/screen and voice over actress, creator and BADC certified, based near London. Hadas is best known for the role of Ursula in the crime thriller TV series, 'London Files' (2022), and the role of Bella in the international theatrical production The Rubber Merchants (2021-2022), which was nominated by OFFIES for Best Ensemble Performance in January 2022. Hadas is currently working on multiple projects: Silent Echo, will be released in Sep 2022.
Gillian King - actor
Gillian is an actor and director who has worked for the NT, the RSC, Opera North,Drama Studio London and many regional theatres. Recent acting credits include: Kyoto/ Letter of Last Resort by David Grieg (Mayakovsky theatre,Moscow) and Linda in Alternativity and Mrs Pascall -House of Yes- both at the Hope Theatre and lots of great zoom plays/ short films over the last two years.
Jacqueline Kirwin - actor
Jacqueline trained at the Arts Educational School of Acting. Stage credits include: Single Black Female (Stone Crabs), Broken (Break Through Productions) and Book of Actions (Camden People's Theatre). Film and TV includes Lemons (Sky) and Nice Mike (Kelly Smith).
Izabelle Lee - actor
Izabelle graduated from Drama Studio London in 2020. The Play With Speeches will be her stage debut. Theatre credits include Motortown, Albatross, Egingrou, Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Comedy of Errors.
Luke Lindemann - actor
Luke's roots go back to theatre in Switzerland where he successfully depicted several characters in German. After a 3 years detour in Hong Kong he moved over to London where he started his training in 2021 at Kingdom Drama School. In January 2022 he began to work on three short film productions as well as one feature film that are all still in the making. After over four years of absence, Luke is looking forward to returning to the stage with Olive & Stavros.
Ingrid Marsh - actor
Ingrid's performances include Do Not Touch, featuring renowned comedian Sean Walsh, as well as, Kumbaya, which features James Bond actor Colin Salmon. Ingrid also played the supporting lead in the short psychological thriller Nocturn, with multi-award-winning director Arthur Endleman.
Phoebe Marshall - actor
Phoebe trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Theatre includes: Macbeth, Kenneth More Theatre, dir. Michael Woodwood; The Comedy of Errors, St Albans Open Air, dir. Matthew Parker; Lady Chatterley’s Lover, U.K no. 1 tour, dir. Ciaran McConville; Witness For The Prosecution, London County Hall, dir. Lucy Bailey. Screen includes: The Night Growler, Short Film, dir. Ciaran McConville; The Last Days of Nick & Emma, Web Series, dir. Dan Bolland.
Mohit Mathur - actor
Training - Drama Centre London. Theatre - Beyond Bollywood (London Palladium/ Europe Tour), Migrations - Welsh National Opera (WMC/ UK tour). Pericles (Craiova Shakespeare Festival), Bollywood Magic (China Tour), Samaadhi (Riverside Studios), Vrag - Stalin’s New Truth (Riverside Studios), Indika (Cast Doncaster), One Night Only (Prithvi theatre, India tour), Great Expectations (Rotherhithe Playhouse). Films - Bhangra Paa Le (Netflix),Tv - Jugaadistan (Lionsgate Play)
Jonah Mayor - actor
Jonah is a stage and screen actor with various short films to his name such as 'Memento Mori', 'Shell Game' and 'Shoot Your Shot' along with experience in classical theatre, sketch shows and surrealistic performances from his years of training. He also spent over a year in the number 1 rated escape room three years in a row as an immersive actor.
Jacob Meadows - actor
Jacob Meadows is an Actor/Writer/Deviser with a foundation in Physical Theatre. Originally from the Midlands, now based in London, he is currently starring in the multi award-winning digital theatre piece, 'COLD', with Open Sky Ahead, produced with Turtle Key Arts. 'COLD' screened at the London Mime Festival 2022, and has since picked up numerous awards on the film circuit, including several for Best Actor. More recent work includes work with Vamos, the UK's leading full mask company.
Mayuresh Mishra - actor
Mayuresh is a native Indian actor originally from Mumbai currently based in London and recently finished his M.A in Acting from East 15 Acting school. He is a huge admirer of cinema, especially indie cinema. In his spare time, Mayuresh enjoys writing poetry and trying his hands on the guitar. His first collaboration with Olive & Stavros was as Darren in The Play with Speeches.
Camila O'Grady - actor
Camilia is a multilingual, French, Algerian, Irish actress who graduated from ArtsEd in 2018. She has starred in numerous independent short films and plays across the UK and Italy, performing in English and French. Recent highlights include: International tour of New York Mystery and In the Web, Beauty and The Beast at the New Theatre Royal Lincoln, and narrating the audiobook Wildoak by C. C. Harrington. Her first collaboration with Olive & Stavros was as Alice in The Play with Speeches.
Matthew Parker - actor
Matthew is an award winning theatre director, actor and the former Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre. He trained on the Postgraduate Directing Course at Drama Studio London and Bretton Hall College, gaining a First Class Degree in Theatre Arts: Acting.
Mark Parsons - actor
Mark trained with American acting coach and Actors Studio lifetime member Jack Waltzer since the year 2000 . His theatre credits include: The Country (Battersea Arts Centre, Mud (Riverside Studios) Snap (Young Vic Theatre). Television Credits include: BBC’s Miranda, Come Fly With Me, Criminal Justice 2, Little Miss Jocelyn, and Edward VIII: The Plot To Topple A King for Channel 4. Film Credits include: Topsy-Turvy (Thin Man Films), Little Kingdom (Film Frame) and the award-winning Deadpan Valentine).
Michael Perlmutter - actor
Michael Perlmutter is an actor based in London. Having trained at ALRA, graduating in 2019, he has performed in theatre ranging from Shakespeare to Chekhov to Pinter. Screen credits include Epiphany (2021), Doctor Theatre (2022) and Casting Kill (2023). He has also worked in voiceovers and commercials. Michael's first collaboration with Olive & Stavros was as Lionel in The Play with Speeches (2023).
Christie Peto - actor
Christie is an Actor, Drama Workshop Facilitator, and Writer of her debut play THREE. She also spent a couple of years directing theatre projects in Italy and Russia. Stage credits include The Bear/The Proposal (Olde Rose & Crown), Bareface (Southwark Playhouse), As You Like It (Edinburgh Fringe), Perfect Pitch (Tabard Theatre), The Community (Stockwell Playhouse), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Brockley Jack), Much Ado About Nothing (Drayton Arms).
Ciara Pouncett - actor
Theatre includes: Global Voices ( Arcola theatre), Little Echoes ( Hope Theatre ), Flotsam ( Kings Head), Lal ( Hen and Chickens) and Said Shed ( The Other Palace). Screen includes: Smothered ( Sky Original), Hitler the Rise and Fall (More 4 ), Fixed ( NTA finalist Feature Film), The Dump (sitcom).
Carmen Rodriguez - actor
Carmen has worked in regional theatre, No.1 tours, the West End and on the London fringe, most recently in The Lion in Winter and Pygmalion (English Theatre of Frankfurt), King John (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Great Expectations (Attic Theatre), Other Desert Cities and Lend Me A Tenor
(Vienna’s English Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Classic Theatre tour), What Every Woman Knows, Outward Bound and The Passing of the Third Floor Back (all at the Finborough).
Drew Sheridan-Wheeler - actor
Stage credits include; ‘The Real’ at The Cockpit, Netflix’s theatre adaption of ‘Money Heist’, ‘Falcon’s Flight’ by Anne-Christelle Zanzen, ‘small’ at Soho Theatre, ‘Unexpected’ at The Cockpit, ‘Three Sisters’ at the North Wall Theatre, ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ by Roy Alexander Weise and ‘Timeless’ by Rikki Beadle-Blair. Drew has performed on feature films for Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Cross Creek Pictures and recently performed in the BFI supported film ‘The Landing Platform’.
Diljohn Singh - actor
Diljohn was born in India and trained at Birmingham School of Acting. Theatre includes : All’s Well That Ends Well, Total Eclipse, Phaedra, In Extremis, Bedlam, Motortown , Water under the Bridge , Punjabi Girl. Television includes Sanjay & Karishma, Agatha Raisin, Never Marry your Best Friend. Film includes Boiling point, The Last Goodbye, Home Office, Sharate Aaj, The Hanged Man, Dil Diyan Gallan, Khido Khundi, Gold, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Inez Thorn - actor
Inez originates from South Africa. Studied and trained in Cape Town, Madrid and London. Acting work includes theatre: GOD2.0 (Lion and Unicorn); Running Mates (WOW Festival 2020; Southwark Theatre); Salt River (Pascal Theatre Co); Newsrevue (Canal Café). TV: Berlin Station Season 2. Web series: Sober City, British Rationals. Film: Abdullah and Leilah (Dir Ashtar Al Khirsan), I Made This For You (Dir Gary Grant), The White Angel (Dir Chris Jones), Phatnav (Dir Ian Hylands (in post- production).
Harrison Trott - actor
Harrison trained at Drama Studio London, graduating in 2020. The Play With Speeches will be his stage debut before he embarks on a pantomime tour of Aladdin as Widow Twankey.
Amber Wadey - actor
Amber is a trained actor, physical performer and writer based in West Sussex. She graduated from Court Theatre Training Company in 2020, and thoroughly enjoyed her experience of learning in a working theatre. Amber flourishes working collaboratively as part of an ensemble. She is enthusiastic about theatre, movement and new writing. Her recent credits include: Robin Hood (The Groundlings Theatre), Trust Me (Reflex Theatre) and WhatEverReallyHappenedToVine (Chronic Insanity).
Molly Wheaton - actor
Molly trained at Lamda. Recent theatre includes Dear Audrey: Women of Paradise, and Life Story: Women of Paradise, both at the Trafalgar Studio, and Perfect Arrangement at the Brookfield Theatre for the Arts.
David Whitney - actor
David trained at the Drama Centre from 1998 to 2001. He is both a stand-up comedian and actor. He appeared in the feature film Dead on the Vine, in which he was the lead, and also co-starred in the feature films 'Lair' (starring Oded Fehr) and 'Riptide', which was chosen by Mark Kermode to open the Shetland film festival.
Darcy Willison - actor
Darcy is an actress with experience in stage and screen. She trained at Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company (2016-2018) and has since enjoyed working on projects such as Empty in Angel (various venues) Lord of the Flies (Lazarus Theatre) and Where The Lines Are Drawn (Little Fish Theatre). Previous TV credits include Casualty (BBC) and 999 Killer On The Line (C&I Network).
Marc Zayat - actor
Marc is a mixed race, British born actor from South London. After graduating from Arts Educational Schools London Marc has worked professionally in Theatre around the country and internationally. Credits include Romeo & Juliet (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Richard II (UK Tour); Joyce (UK/International Tour); Aladdin (Oldham Coliseum); Jack & The Beanstalk (Watford Palace); The Snow Queen (Aldeburgh); Sweet (UK Tour); You Can Do Anything: The Musical Concert (Brighton).
Olga Braga - writer
Originally from Eastern Europe, Olga has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and was also the finalist in the Traverse Theatre New Writing contest and the Adam NZ Play Award. Her play Rock Paper Scissors was Olga’s first full length professional production and was produced at the Brockley Jack Theatre, having won the Write NOW New Writers competition (dir. Kate Bannister). Olga has been a member of the Soho Six with a commission and residency at Soho Theatre.
Beth Dixon - stage manager
Beth trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. She has worked in theatre and stage management for 8 years starting out with Chichester Festival Youth Theatre, and since working on a range of productions including at Shoreditch Town Hall, Chichester Festival Theatre, National Theatre Connections and the West End.
Fríða Frosta - stage manager
Fríða graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama this year. After working as a stage hand on musicals in The Reykjavík City Theatre for a couple of years, she moved to London to pursue her dream in theatre and live events. She has a particular passion for DSM-ing and show calling. Her most recent credits are DSM on Aladdin for Polka Dot Pantomimes and ASM on Moreno at Theatre503.
Edmund Jolliffe- composer
Edmund has been writing music to for TV and theatre for twenty years. Major series he has composed music for include ‘Who do you think you are?’ (BBC1), ‘The Great War: The People’s Story’ (ITV1), ‘Homestead Rescue’ (Discovery) ‘Crazy Delicious’ (C4/Netflix) ‘Long Lost Family’ (ITV1) and ‘Unreported World’ (C4). He was nominated for an RTS Craft and Design Award for his score for the BBC film ‘Elizabeth at 90’. His music is widely published including by OUP and Recital Music).
Bec Newman - marketing and promotions
Bec is a Creative Director based in London. She began her career in factual television before working in video marketing, and now heads up her own creative agency, Insignis, which specialises in digital marketing, content creation and PR.
Richard Swann - assistant producer
Richard trained in acting and theatre performance at Bird College. He began his producing career for the theatre company NQ Theatricals, working on The Sisterhood at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. As Producer: Emerging Artists Festival (Barons Court), Gyratory Dance Festival (Catford St Laurence) My Town (Web Series), Drafts (Stage), People Around Us (Film), The Sisterhood (Leicester Square Theatre).