A regular on Welsh TV soap Pobol Y Cwm from the age of 11 to 18, Alexandra Roach graduated from RADA last year after four years there (she had to repeat a year due to a back injury) and is still training with acting coach Dee Cannon.
“I don’t think you can ever stop as an actor,” she says. “You can never do enough work on it.” She certainly has not RADA’d away her Welsh accent: “I’m not leaving that behind,” she laughs. Roach’s hard work has seen a payoff already: after some high-profile TV work including The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher with Paddy Considine, the 23-year-old landed a headline-grabbing role as the young Margaret to Meryl Streep’s prime minister in Pathé’s Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady. And she has just finished on Iain Softley’s psychological thriller Trap For Cinderella, opposite Tuppence Middleton.
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