Spotlight: LEANN O'KASI


LEANN O'KASI by David Yiu
Photo: David Yiu
49 Greek Street, London W1D 4EG
Phone: 020 7118 2278
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
County Dublin, Ireland
Height:5'3" (160cm)
Weight:8st. (51kg)
Playing Age:20 - 30 years
Appearance:African-American, Black-Other Areas, Mixed Race
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Earthy
Voice Quality:Warm

About me:

'Soul of A Black Woman' is official selection for the British Urban Film Festival 2020 | ‘Flour Power’ Ep1 of Shelf Lives podcast is out now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Acast & Deezer

Stage Short Film Television Commercial Voice Over Further Credits
2019, Stage, Anti, Shook: The Art of Being A Millennial, Arts Theatre West End, Stanley Walton
2019, Stage, Keli, The World We Made, Change Festival, Warwick Arts Centre & Touring, Sophie Austin
2019, Stage, Astronaut C, Old Meets New: Swings & Roundabouts, Southwark Playhouse, Imogen Morris Clarke
2017, Stage, Aphrodite/Bo, Aphrodite /Songs of The Chambermaids, Lewes Live Lit/BBC Arts Civilsations Festival, Mark C. Hewitt
2016, Stage, Multiple Roles, 12 Angry Women, Brighton Dome, Christine Harmer-Brown
2015, Stage, Sara, Four Interrogations, Brockley Jack Theatre, Dilek Latif
2014, Stage, Queen Elizabeth I, Puff by John Agard, Crosspath/National Portrait Gallery & Touring, Mark C. Hewitt
2012, Stage, Naomi/Safia/Alice, The Parade, Live Theatre/BBC Writersroom, Rosie Kellagher
2012, Stage, Mimi, Swoon, Theatre503, Chryssanthi Kouri
2011, Stage, Janey, Scarfed for Life, Citizens Theatre, Kate Black
2010, Stage, Maria, Dirty Paradise, Tron Theatre Company, Alison Peebles
2009, Stage, Woman 5, Carnival: Gestate Readings, National Theatre of Scotland, Vicky Featherstone
2009, Stage, Comfort, Nigerian Story, Òran Mór/A Play A Pie and A Pint, Alison Peebles
2008, Stage, Miranda, The Tempest, Rosemary Branch, Helen Tennison
2007, Stage, Juliet/Mistress Overdone, Measure for Measure, Rosemary Branch, Helen Tennison
Short Film
2019, Short Film, Woman, Soul of A Black Woman, (Winner 10th Charlotte Black Film Festival), Rebecca Graham
2018, Short Film, Ruby, When The Rains Came, Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film, Dominik Platen
2018, Short Film, Sapphire, Just Press Play, Just Press Play Productions, Rebecca Graham
2014, Short Film, Bethany, Passing Shadows, Raisah Productions, Iftekhar Gafar
2012, Short Film, Nina, Lobster, Fishscale Films, Dylan Keeling
2011, Short Film, Laila, Last Order, First Light/Creative Scotland, Mark Anthony MacDonald
2018, Television, Anita, Le BadMilk (Pilot), Hutchi Ltd, Robert D. Hutchinson
2011, Television, Ms Martens, Rab C. Nesbitt, BBC2/Comedy Unit, Colin Gilbert
2019, Commercial, Hologram Winner, Jackpot Joy Hugs, Jackpot Joy/Unit 9, Simon Neal
2017, Commercial, Football Fan, SKY BET FAST WITHDRAWAL, Sky Bet/Dark Energy Films, Ron Scalpello
2016, Commercial, Glamorous Woman, Ofgem Energy Savers, Ofgem/Toybox Films, EuiJeong Hong
2013, Commercial, Miffed Friend, DFS Ireland Winter Sale, Krow, Pedro Romhanyi
2011, Commercial, Samara, RBS Money Sense, Plum Films, Simon Hynd
Voice Over
2020, Voice Over, Kate, Shelf Lives - Ep 1: Flour Power (Podcast), On A Wimb, Stanley Walton
2016, Voice Over, Sara, Sara's Story (Nominated The Herald Digital Awards 2016), Mediaco-op, Lucinda Broadbent
2014, Voice Over, Rahma, Refugee Stories, British Red Cross, Sally Kilner
2008, Voice Over, All Female Voice Overs, Condom Commandos (Winner 44th Chicago Intl Film Festival), Mediaco-op, Lucinda Broadbent
Further Credits
2020, Internet, Dancer, Everything That Rises Must Dance, Complicité/HOME Manchester, Sasha Milavic Davies
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Multiple Roles, Asylum Monologues, Ice&Fire/Arcola/Cheltenham Everyman/Nuffield, Sebastian Aguirre
2018, Corporate, Ikea Presenter, Ikea Merchandising, Ikea/Funkis Multimedia Gothenburg Sweden, Joakim Höckerdal
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Lolade/Phil/Samiya, Scotland on Demand, Sky Drama, Alison Peebles
2013, Feature Film, Claire, The Library, Cine Soda, Daljinder Singh
2012, Workshop, Bridget, Cyprus Avenue, Abbey Theatre Dublin, David Horan
2011, Rehearsed Reading, The Queen/Trinculo, Calibania, Tristan Bates Theatre, Jeremy Stockwell
2010, Pantomime, Empress Fibula, The Pied Piper of Londinium, Crosspath, John Agard & Mark C. Hewitt
2009, Rehearsed Reading, Ash, Ask the Universe, London Pictures Ltd, Eleanor Yule


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African-Eastern, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Brazilian, Caribbean, Dublin, Liverpool, London*, Manchester, Middle Eastern, Multicultural London English (MLE), Nigerian, RP, Scottish-Standard, South African
(* = Native/Fluent)
Brazilian Portuguese, English*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Bachata, Contemporary Dance, Mezzo-Soprano, Pole Dance, Salsa Dancing
Performance:Autocue trained/experienced, BASSC-Rapier, Dagger & Unarmed (pass), Comedy, Green Screen, Verbatim Theatre, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Ice Skating, Pole Fitness, Rollerblading, Yoga
Other Skills:Devising, Drama Workshop Leader, Writer


Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - BA Performance Arts

Actors Studio Screen Acting Weekly - Pinewood Studios