Find out about Rebecca's journey through the arts, read her resumé spanning film, television and theatre, and see how the press reviewed some of her most notable performances.
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"It receives a searingly intense performance from Rebecca Grant, whose willingness to imagine the unimaginable is commendable."
Rebecca in Eve Enlser's world Premiere of AVOCADO
Performing as an actress, as well as developing her production work in collaboration with Steve Scrivens for their upcoming production on the life of Frida Kahlo, Rebecca's award-winning career spans across television, film and theatre where she's been able to work with a vibrant and diverse range of film-makers and directors. Her rich cultural heritage and early life spent enveloped within the arts, sees her dedication to the craft adapt and evolve continuously, just as life does itself, with a deep desire to tell stories through performance.
Rebecca also was and is a professional dancer and specializes in the vicious and beautiful martial arts form 'Penchat Silat' an ancient warrior arts form.
Rebecca recently starred as series regular Nisha Baria in BBC Line of Duty's production SHOWTRIAL opposite Tracey Ifeachor and James Frain. She has also finished filming Queens of Mystery (2nd Series) for Acorn TV playing series regular Natasha Young playing opposite Olivia Vinall and Julie Graham. Her worldwide festival run of her short film SAFE SPACE, a film based around survivors of human trafficking was a huge success, garnering 3 Best Actress Awards and 27 Nominations.
Other performances include Sky's Season 2 of STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN starring James Nesbitt playing tough lawyer Lakshi Perera. She played the lead in the film YERMA by the legendary Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca where she was pre-selected for a Goya Award her portrayal of Yerma. Adapted and directed by award winning director Emilio Barrachina, the film gained critical acclaim in Spain.
She has performed numerous regular roles for screen such as Heather Irvine in award-winning BBC TV series DOCTORS, Joanna Stockerton in MIDSOMER MURDERS, Shaheen Wazir in BBC's PRISONERS WIVES, Dr Stokes in EMMERDALE, Nila in OTHER PEOPLE opposite Martin Freeman and Daisha Anderson as the UK's first on screen Filipina in BAFTA award-winning series HOLBY CITY. During this time, she also received 'Best Actress in a Lead Role' at the International Filmmakers Festival for World Cinema in a film called 'DAVID.'
Having begun her career in theatre at aged 19, Rebecca was cast in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Hit Musical BOMBAY DREAMS as a dancer in London's West End. She then went onto play opposite Christian Slater in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST as well as landing lead roles in classical and Shakespearean plays performing in numerous regional theatres. Since then, Rebecca starred opposite Steven Berkoff and Sanjeev Bhaskar in DINNER WITH SADDAM at The Menier Chocolate Factory written by Anthony Horowitz and directed by Lindsay Posner.
Her performance in the one-woman-show AVOCADO, written by the author of The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler, was described as 'searingly intense' in five star reviews. Prior to Avocado, Rebecca worked with another New York writer - Theresa Rebeck in SEMINAR at Hampstead Theatre which was previously performed on Broadway, directed by Terry Johnson. She also played Indian Princess, Princess Aouda in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS adapted by House of Card's Laura Eason which received five star reviews up and down the UK.
Rebecca's full list of notable work, skills and languages can be seen in her resume below...
SHOWTRIAL - Nisha Baria -- Zara Hayes, BBC
DOCTORS - Gemma Swindon -- Dominic Keavey
QUEENS OF MYSTERY - Natasha Young -- Ian Emes, ACORN TV.
STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN - Lakshi Perera -- Andy Hay, SKY TV.
MIDSOMER MURDERS - Joanna Stockerton -- Rob Evans, BENTLEY PRODUCTIONS.
DOCTORS - Heather Irvine (Recurring Role) -- Various Directors, BBC.
PRISONER'S WIVES II - Shaheen Wazir (Regular) -- Harry Bradbeer, BBC.
EMMERDALE - Dr Stamford (Recurring Role) -- Jane Pearson, ITV.
HOLBY CITY - Daisha Anderson (Regular) -- Various Directors, BBC.
EMMERDALE - Dr Stokes -- Tim O'Mara, ITV.
OTHER PEOPLE - Nila -- Will Sinclair, CHANNEL 4.
ELGAR'S ENIGMA - Marie -- Diane Hill, BBC.
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW - Featured Dancer -- David Yates, BBC.
BULLY - Celine - Martin Stocks
SAFE SPACE - Sarah -- Ben Hyland.
YERMA - Eva (Yerma) -- Emilio Barrachina, CANAL SUR.
VELVET THOMPSON - Ruby -- Rob Marni.
THE 13TH - Stavroula -- Chris Hastings, 1066 PRODUCTIONS.
INTERFACE - Romi -- Amit Lennon & Sarah King.
MONSOON TIDE - Kate -- Nick Fletcher, LAIDBACK FILMS.
RETRIBUTION - Becca -- David Bispham & Danny Albury.
3 1/2 INCHES - Monica -- Nagendra Prasad, NAGRA FILMS.
DAVID - Kristina -- Pat Garrett, COOKSON ENT.
PARADISE FOR SALE - Gina -- Emilio Barrachina, IMAGINE PRODUCCIONES.
I'll MURDER YOU - The Girl -- Amit Lennon & Sarah King.
DINNER WITH SADDAM by Anthony Horowitz - Lindsay Posner -- THE MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
AVOCADO by Eve Ensler - Woman -- Mark Rosenblatt, WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE.
SEMINAR - Izzy -- Terry Johnson, HAMPSTEAD THEATRE.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - Princess Aouda -- Theresa Heskins, NEW VIC THEATRE / ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE.
WAH! WAH! GIRLS - Sita - Emma Rice, KNEE HIGH THEATRE FOR SADLERS WELLS.
TAGORE'S WOMEN - Muni/Nadia -- Janet Steel & Elizabeth Freestone, SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE.
TOO MUCH PRESSURE - Sonya -- Hamish Glen, BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY.
THE GLASS CAGE - Jean -- Laurie Samson, ROYAL & DERNGATE NORTHAMPTON.
TWELFTH NIGHT - Viola -- Laurie Samson, ROYAL & DERNGATE NORTHAMPTON.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Nurse Flynn -- Terry Johnson, GARRICK THEATRE.
ROGUES (Rehearsed Reading) - Abigail/Meg -- Tamara Harvey, DUCHESS THEATRE.
IMMODESTY BLAIZE AND WALTER'S BURLESQUE - Magic Wanda -- Jane Gibson, THE ARTS THEATRE.
THE MAHABHARATA - Ashwattama -- Stuart Wood & Nitin Sawney, THE OLD VIC THEATRE.
BOMBAY DREAMS - Munni -- Steven Pimlott, THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP.
American-California, American-Standard, Arab, Iraqi, Essex, Filipino, Indian, Latin American, Leicester, Liverpool,London, Midlands-East, Northern, Nottingham, Persian, RP*, Scottish-Standard, Spanish, Yorkshire.
LANGUAGES: English*, French, Spanish, Tagalog.
MUSIC & DANCE
Mezzo, Ballet*, Ballroom Dancing*, Belly Dancing, Cabaret Dancing*, Capoeira, Choreography*, Contemporary Dance*, Flamenco*, Jazz Dancing*, Jive*, Latin American*, National Dancing*, Period Dancing*, Piano*, Tap*, Singing.
SPORTS: Martial Arts* Penchat Silat
OTHER: Improvisation, Magician, Mime, Painting.
* PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
HAIR: Dark Brown
EYES: Dark Brown
"I became involved in acting through the aesthetics and communication of dance during my childhood. Namely ballet. My mum was a single mum of 3 girls so the ballet school was solace. She sent me to all sorts cultural dance classes from flamenco to dancing between fast moving bamboo sticks with dances from the Philippines. Through all this I was taught to express from within, as if you couldn't speak! My mum also took me to see numerous classical plays twinned with my dad taking me to watch live classical orchestras. All in my home town in Nottingham. I was very fortunate enough have such a vivid childhood in the arts and to have learned about all walks of life. I guess it helped me to understand more about people, characters, stories and what they had to say on the stage and on the screen."
- REBECCA GRANT