Spotlight: SAMIA RIDA


SAMIA RIDA by Samia Rida
Photo: Samia Rida
Phone: 020-8941 7907
Mobile: 07790 605191
Height:5'9" (175cm)
Weight:9st. (57kg)
Playing Age:35 - 41 years
Appearance:Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, White
Nationality:British, Saudi Arabian
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Intimate
Voice Quality:Smooth

About me:

Performing the lead role in and writer of short film 'The Wheel Thing' funded by Prof. Stefan Allesch-Taylor and showing on Shorts TV and LiveTree.

Award winner of best actor in Robbie Ryan short film 'Tell Me About Yourself' at the Olleh International Smartphone Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea

Invited to be a member of BBC Writersroom London Voices Group.

Participant in ITV's comedy 50:50 group set up to support the representation of women on screen, in television and theatre.

Film Television Stage Short Film Further Credits
2005, Film, Rebecca, Perhaps, Pumpi Productions, Steve Misiura
2005, Feature Film, Gloria, Gas & Air, Optimist Films, Neville Rascid
2005, Feature Film, Julie French, Messages, Grosvenor Films, David Fairman
2005, Feature Film, Anna, The Basement, Sperimenta, Steve Misiura
1996, Feature Film, Katie, Night Swimming, V4 Me Films, S. Leeman
2010, Television, Michelle Lewis, Case Sensitive, Hat Trick / ITV, Charles Martin
2009, Television, Sammi, River City, BBC, Jeff Naylor
2009, Television, Sammi, River City, BBC Television, Various Directors - 3 series
2008, Television, Sammi, River City, BBC Television, Various Directors
2007, Television, Kelly, Doctors, BBC Television, Lawrence Wilson
2007, Television, Solicitor, The Bill, Talkback, Paul Wroblewski
2006, Television, Kira, Work Out, Hermit Films, Samia Rida
1997, Television, Lisa, Local Girls, Carlton Films, Phil Priestman
1997, Television, Rosetta, Sharman, World Productions, Robert Bierman
2004, Stage, Valentina, Finborough & Sticking Place Theatre Company, Adam Meggido
2004, Stage, Claudette, If Only, Southside, Sam Snape
2002, Stage, u/s Olwen/Freda/Betty, Dangerous Corner, Bill Kenwright Ltd, Laurie Samson
2001, Stage, Lucy, Lucy And Jo, Soho Theatre, Angelo Abela
2000, Stage, Caroline, A State Of Affairs, Hackney Empire Studio Theatre, Janina Field
1999, Stage, Laura, The Newly Weds, Rosemary Branch, T.J.Gilbreath
1998, Stage, Jessica, Cats Paw, Battersea Arts Theatre, John Hughes
Short Film
2019, Short Film, Catherine, The Wheel Thing, Samia Rida, Simon O'Neill
Short Film, Emma, ROFLMAO, Bumdealoneill, Simon O'Neill
2013, Short Film, Sarah - Best Actor Award - Olleh Film Festival, Tell Me About Yourself, Hermit Films/Bumdealo'neill, Simon O'Neill DoP Robbie Ryan
2008, Short Film, Kelly, Twins, Hermit Films, Simon O'Neill DoP Robbie Ryan
2006, Short Film, Elaine, The Jerk, O'Neill, Simon O'Neill and Robbie Ryan as DOP
2004, Short Film, Chrissie, Faust Long Dead, The Travelling Circus, Steve Misiura
2002, Short Film, Megan, Raindance Short, Mike Figgis
2000, Short Film, Alex, Angels, Tike Productions, Shirley Brodie
1996, Short Film, Josie, In Your Face, Westminster Films, P. Bridges
Further Credits
2016, Commercial, CEO, BAE, Pytka, Joe Pytka
2011, Comedy, Dr Mukharjee, Starlings, Baby Cow, Matt Lipsey
2007, Internet, Julie, A Walk by the Canal, Bum Deal, Simon O'Neill and Robbie Ryan as DOP
2007, Internet, Julie, Broach, Bum Deal, Simon O'Neill and Robbie Ryan as DOP
2007, Internet, Elaine, Showtime, Simon O'Neill and Robbie Ryan as DOP
2004, Commercial, Wife, Kelloggs Crunchy Nut, Hungry Man Films, Jim Jenkins
2004, Radio, Invited guest, Sandi Toksvig, LBC
2019, Corporate, CEO, iCustomer Film, iCustomer, Mark Whyte
2019, Corporate, FC, Clara, Rocking Horse Pictures, Michael Davies
2019, Commercial, Nancy, Premier League - Doors, Empire Design, Fred Rowson


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Cockney, French, Irish-Northern, London, RP
(* = Native/Fluent)
Arabic, Croatian, English*, French
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Alto*, Flute, Jazz Dancing, Tap
Performance:Comedy, Stand-up Comic, TV Presenting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Running, Yoga*
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Improvisation, Journalist


Mountview Theatre School - Diploma - Three Year course in Acting