ALEXANDRA ROACH (Julie-Ann "Julz" Cooper) graduated from RADA in 2010 after three successful years. Having played the
lead in a number of plays, including Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet', her time at the prestigious
drama school was cut short when she won a role in the three hander 'The Door Never Closes' at
Soon after this she was cast alongside Meryl Streep as the young Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida
Lloyd's Thatcher biopic, THE IRON LADY. The cast included Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher,
Richard E. Grant and Anthony Head. The much-anticipated film was released in the US in
December 2011 and the UK in early January 2012 to great success at the box office and award
ceremonies alike. In September 2012, Alexandra appeared in ANNA KARENINA for director Joe
Wright (ATONEMENT, PRIDE & PREJUDICE) opposite Keira Knightley, Aaron Johnson and Jude
Law, and has also appeared in lead roles in Iain Softley's TRAP FOR CINDERELLA and in the
adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's PRIVATE PEACEFUL. Most recently she starred alongside Nick
Frost, Chris O'Dowd and Olivia Coleman in CUBAN FURY.
Alexandra's television credits include the Channel 4 cult conspiracy drama 'Utopia' and the Julia
Davis period black comedy 'Hunderby' for Sky Atlantic HD. Other television appearances
include roles in 'Being Human', 'The IT Crowd' and 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher' alongside Paddy
Considine, and prior to her acceptance at RADA she had been a television name in her native
Wales for many years.
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