LAILA ALJ by Rocco Redondo
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Beacon House, 113 Kingsway, London WC2B 6PP
Phone: 020-7636 7750
Fax: 020-7636 7751
Reinier Claeszenstraat 5-1, Amsterdam 1056 WC, The Netherlands
Phone: 00 31 612054250
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Casablanca-Settat, Morocco
Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco
Height:5'7" (170cm)
Weight:9st. (57kg)
Playing Age:16 - 35 years
Appearance:Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Mixed Race
Nationality:French, Moroccan
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Light/Mid Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length


Television Stage Film Short Film Rehearsed Reading Workshop Voice Over Further Credits
2019, Television, Orzala Fayez, Homeland, Showtime/Fox 21 Television Studios, Lesli Linka Glatter
2018, Television, Evelyne Rigaud, Ransom, CBS, Eleanore Lindo
2017, Television, Hadia Maher (Guest Lead), Casualty, BBC, Steve Brett
2016, Television, Receptionist, Birds of a Feather, ITV, Martin Dennis
2015, Television, Laure, Boomers, BBC One, Adam Miller
2013, Television, Nabila, Citizen Khan, BBC One, Ben Gosling Fuller
2012, Television, The Cousin, Skyzo?!, Corner Films/Medi1 TV, Said Naciri/Ilidio Delgado
2018, Stage, Yvette, A Night in Provence, The Mill at Sonning, Keith Myers
2017, Stage, Writer/Performer, I Am Here, Theatre Absolute, Chris O'Connell
2017, Stage, Mina Ibrahim, Redpilled, Arcola Theatre, Abigail Pickard Price
2017, Stage, Shelley, Haze, The Pensive Federation, Neil J. Byden
2016, Stage, Leilah, Breathe, Theatre Absolute, Chris O'Connell
2015, Stage, Marianne, French Without Tears, Orange Tree Theatre, Paul Miller
2014, Stage, Jamila/Anisa, Waiting for Summer, Swivel Theatre/Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, Diyan Zora
2014, Stage, Chorus, Unto the Breach, Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre, Ahmed Masoud
2014, Stage, Jamila/Anisa, Waiting for Summer, ETCETERA & OLD RED LION THEATRE, Swivel Theatre Company, Diyan Zora
2013, Stage, Layla, 66 Minutes in Damascus, TUSB Theatre Festival (Sao Paolo, Brazil), Lucien Bourjeily
2012, Stage, Layla Ahmed, Ignorance/Jahiliyyah, Hampstead Theatre, Nathan Curry
2012, Stage, Layla, 66 Minutes in Damascus, LIFT Theatre Festival/Shoreditch Town Hall, Lucien Bourjeily
2010, Stage, Annie Markowitz, Anchor Women, The Cell Theatre (New York City), Jeremy Bloom
2009, Stage, Jessica, The Great Recession, The Flea Theatre (New York City), Jim Simpson
2008, Stage, Ensemble, Esperanza Rising, Goodman Theatre (Chicago), Henry Godinez
2008, Stage, Tribe, HAIR, Northwestern University, Bryce Norbitz
2019, Stage, Shakespeare Workshop, Tim Hardy, Alison Skilbeck
2019, Feature Film, Vendor, Last Christmas, Universal Pictures, Paul Feig
2015, Feature Film, Sonographer, The Ones Below, Tigerlily Films/BBC Films, David Farr
Short Film
2015, Short Film, Mrs. Hassani, The Chop, Cotton Reel Entertainment, Lewis Rose
2011, Short Film, Author, The Square, Duncan Pickstock
2009, Short Film, Natalie, Developer, Studio 22, Erica M. Hart
Rehearsed Reading
2019, Rehearsed Reading, Maryam, Noura, Global Voices Theatre, Layla Madani
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Erica, Magnanimous Despair, Jonathan Chadwick
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Hana, Niqabi Ninja, AWAN (Arab Women Arts Now Festival), Kate al Hadid
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Hana, Jump, AWAN (Arab Women Arts Now Festival), Kate al Hadid
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Cecile, Quay West, Changing Face, Lucy Curtis
2014, Rehearsed Reading, Karrie, Mrs. Assad and Me, Tristan Bates Theatre, David Mercatali
2014, Rehearsed Reading, Maha, Bitterenders, Sandpit Arts/Mosaic Rooms, Chris White
2014, Rehearsed Reading, Wahid/Sister, The Cost of Eggs, Sandpit Arts/Mosaic Rooms, Tarek Iskander
2014, Rehearsed Reading, Various Roles, Scenes from 66* Years, Arcola Theatre, Chris White
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Marjorie, Asylum Monologues, Ice & Fire, Christine Bacon
2012, Rehearsed Reading, Muna, Afghan Monologues, Ice & Fire, Christine Bacon
2019, Workshop, Shakespeare Workshop, Tim Hardy, Alison Skilbeck
2017, Workshop, Various Roles, Pirates of Sale, National Theatre Studio, Justin Martin
2017, Workshop, Refugee, Light is on a timer, Royal Shakespeare Company, Julia Locascio
2015, Workshop, Jericho, Octagon, Nadia Latif
2014, Workshop, Lubna, Fireworks (Al'ab Nariya), Royal Court Theatre, Richard Twyman
2014, Workshop, Karrie, Mrs. Assad and Me, Orange Tree Theatre, David Mercatali
Voice Over
2018, Voice Over, Dhanielle, The Autonomous World: 2050, Here Technologies
2017, Voice Over, Yasmine (French VO), Leviathan, Episode 2, Shezad Dawood
2016, Voice Over, Jordan Animations, Narrartive
2016, Voice Over, Rebel Education, Al Jazeera
Further Credits
2018, Site Specific, Performer, Gendering Memories of Iraq, V&A, Hayv Kahraman
2017, Corporate, Fatima, The Accident, AKT Productions, Armen Gregory


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
Algerian, American-California, American-Midwest, American-New York, American-North East, American-Standard*, Arab*, East European, French*, Israeli, Latin American, Mid-Atlantic, Middle Eastern*, Moroccan*, RP
(* = Native/Fluent)
Arabic*, English*, French*, Moroccan*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Alto, Choral Singing, Jazz Singing, Jive, Schottische Dance, Tango
Performance:Mask, Stand-up Comic, Theatre In Education, Verbatim Theatre, Voice Acting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Stage Combat, Swimming
Other Skills:Computer Literate, Devising, Improvisation, Painting, Writer


Central School of Speech & Drama, MA Acting for Screen, 1 year, 2010 - 2011

Northwestern University, BA Theatre, 2005-2009 (Chicago, Illinois)

Improvisation:The Free Association- Levels 1, 2, 3 (London), One Group Mind Long Form Improvisation (Chicago)

BADA Shakespeare Summer Intensive

YAT Method: Levels 1& 2