Spotlight: MEERA SYAL


MEERA SYAL by Simon Annand
Photo: Simon Annand
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4A Exmoor Street, London W10 6BD
Phone: 020-7436 6400
Fax: 020-7436 6700
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'7" (170cm)
Weight:9st. 10lb. (62kg)
Playing Age:41 - 50 years
Appearance:Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Other:Equity, Writers Guild
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Melodious

Currently appearing:

Stage Film Television Further Credits
Stage, Noises Off, Lyric Hammersmith, Jeremy Herrin
2018, Stage, Magical Mermaid, Peter Pan, Birmingham Hippodrome, Michael Harrison
2018, Stage, Pinter at the Pinter, Harold Pinter Theatre, Jamie Lloyd
2017, Stage, ANNIE, Piccadilly Theatre, Nikolai Foster
2016, Stage, Nurse, Romeo & Juliet, Garrick Theatre, Kenneth Branagh
2015, Stage, Zehrunissa, Behind The Beautiful Forevers, National Theatre, Rufus Norris
2013, Stage, Nursery Teacher 1/Karen McCline/Administrator/Gen, If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep, Royal Court Theatre, Simon Godwin
2012, Stage, Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing, RSC/West End, Iqbal Khan
2011, Stage, June, The Killing Of Sister George, Arts Theatre, Iqbal Khan
2010, Stage, Shirley, Shirley Valentine, Menier Chocolate Factory / Trafalgar Studios, Glen Walford
2007, Stage, Lopa, Rafta Rafta, National Theatre, Mick Thytuer
2004, Stage, Kitty Da Souza, Bombay Dreams, Victoria Apollo West End
2002, Stage, Vagina Monolgues, Ambassadors Theatre London
Stage, Serious Money, Royal Court/West End/Public Theatre New York, Max Stafford-Clark
1999, Stage, Various Roles, Goodness Gracious Me - Live Tour, National Tour, Anil Gupla
Stage, Nishi, One Of Us, Edinburgh Festival and Tour, Jacqui Shapiro
Stage, Bibi, The Great Celestial Cow, Royal Court Upstairs and Tour, Carole Hayman
Stage, Shaheen, Minor Complications, Royal Court Upstairs, Les Waters
Stage, Nita, True Dare Kiss, Royal Court Upstairs, Tim Supple
Stage, Babbli, Kissing God, Hampstead, Phil Young
Stage, 10 Roles, All The Fun Of The Fair, Half Moon Theatre, Chris Bond
Stage, Baby, Film Film Film, Shaw Theatre, Laurens Postma
Stage, Ursula, Byrthrite, Royal Court Upstairs, Carole Hayman
Stage, Mrs Candour, School For Scandal, Bristol Old Vic, Les Waters
Stage, Sona, Kirti Sona And Ba, Leicester Haymarket, David O'Shea
Stage, Anita, My Girl, Theatre Royal, Phillip Hedley
Stage, Leonardo's Wife, Blood Wedding, Half Moon and Tour, Jonathan Martin
Stage, Anitra/Ase/Cowgirl, Peer Gynt, National, Declan Donnellan
Stage, The Oppressed Minorities Big Fun Show, Edinburgh Festival and Shaw Theatre
Stage, Pinky, Barbenger, Bracknell Studios, Ben Keaton
2018, Feature Film, Nativity Rocks, Mirrorball Films, Debbie Isitt
2018, Feature Film, Patrick, Disney/Prescience, Mandie Fletcher
2018, Feature Film, Prosecutor, Paddington 2, Marmalade Films, Paul King
2018, Feature Film, Cook, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Walt Disney Pictures, Lasse Hallstrom
2016, Feature Film, Dr Strange, Marvel Studios, Scott Derrickson
2016, Feature Film, Nobody, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Walt Disney Pictures, James Bobin
2015, Feature Film, Fiona, Absolutely anything, Absolutely Anything Productions, Terry Jones
2012, Feature Film, Lopa Dutt, All In Good Time, Left Bank Pictures, Nigel Cole
2010, Feature Film, Kala, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Dippermouth Productions, Woody Allen
2009, Feature Film, Rushpa Patel, Desert Flower, Desert Flower Film Productions, Sherry Horman
2009, Feature Film, Rashmi, Mad, Sad & Bad, Ipso Facto Films, Avie Luthra
2007, Feature Film, Satvinder's mother, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Yash Raj Films, Shaad Ali
2006, Feature Film, Molly, Scoop, Jelly Roll Productions, Woody Allen
2002, Feature Film, Auntie Shaila, Anita And Me, BBC Films, Metin Husseyin
1997, Feature Film, Carmen, Girls Night, Granada Television, Nick Hurran
1996, Feature Film, Miss Bancil, Beautiful Thing, Channel 4, Hettie McDonald
Feature Film, Meera, International Reactions, Yo Yo Films, Laurens Postma
1996, Feature Film, Sushila, It's Not Unusual, Channel 4, Kfir Yefet
1994, Feature Film, Sita, A Nice Arrangement, Umbi Films, Gurinder Chadha
1987, Feature Film, Rani, Sammy And Rosie Get Laid, Working Title, Stephen Frears
Television, Kate & Koji, Hat Trick Productions/ ITV
2017, Television, Sonya Roche, Riviera, Riviera Pictures, Adrian Lester
2017, Television, Goldie, The Split, BBC/Sister Pictures, Jessica Hobbs
2016, Television, Therese, The Musketeers, BBC America, Susan Tully
2016, Television, Clara, Midsomer Murders, ITV, Nick Laughland
2015, Television, Judge Sonia Sharma, Broadchurch, ITV/Kudos, James Strong
2015, Television, Naeema, The Brink, HBO, Jay Roach/Tim Robbins
2014, Television, Jaspreet, The Boy In The Dress, BBC, Matt Livesey
2014, Television, Goddess Hera, Psychobitches, Sky, Jeremy Dyson
2014, Television, Jamina McNulty, The Job Lot, Big Talk, Luke Snellin
2014, Television, Sushil 'Ummi' Kumar, The Kumars, Hat Trick Productions, Sasha Ransome/Joe Grace
2014, Television, Story Teller, Crackanory, Tiger Aspect, Richie Pengelly
2014, Television, Aisha Wiseman, Silk, BBC, Michael Kellior
2013, Television, Lily P, Bollywood Carmen, BBC, Indra Bhose
2013, Television, Kuldip, Love Matters: A Nice Arrangement, Sky, Simon Delaney
2012, Television, Chitra, Family Tree, NBC, Christopher Guest
2012, Television, Fatima Zahir, Hunted, Kudos
Television, Mrs Swallow, Mr Swallow, BBC, Christine Gernon
2011, Television, Diana, The Jury, ITV, Michael Offer
2010, Television, Nasreen Chaudhry, Doctor Who, BBC, Ashley Way
Television, Little Crackers, Sky, Peter Lydon
2009, Television, Jess Robinson, Minder, Talkback Thames, David Innes Edwards
2009, Television, Presenter, A World Of Pain, BBC, John Holdsworth
2009, Television, Tara Sodi, Holby City, BBC, Various Directors
2008, Television, Aunty Hayley, Beautiful People, BBC, Gareth Carrivick/David Kerr
2007, Television, Miranda, Jekyll, Hartswood Films, Douglas Mackinnon / Matt Lipsey
2006, Television, Liz Shannon, The Amazing Mrs Prtichard, Kudos/BBC, Simon Curtis
2005, Television, Joyti De-Laurey, The Secretary Who Stole £4 Million, BBC, Colin Barr
2005, Television, Sunita, Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee, BBC Television, Andy De Emmony
2005, Television, DCI Anita Wishart, M.I.T: Murder Investigation Team, ITV, Gary Love
2004, Television, Janan, Bad Girls, Shed Productions
2004, Television, Meera, Who Do You Think You Are?, Wall to Wall Television/BBC, Various Directors
2003, Television, Granny, The Kumars At No 42, Hat Trick Productions/BBC, Lissa Evans/Nick Wood
2003, Television, Sushil 'Ummi' Kumar, Christmas Night With The Stars, BBC, Stuart McDonald
2002, Television, Rupinder, All About Me, BBC Television, Nick Wood/Richard Boden
2002, Television, Suki, Linda Green, Shed Productions, Charlie Palmer
2001, Television, Dr Marta Drusic, In Deep, BBC Television, Colin Bucksey/Paul Marcus
2000, Television, Ayesha, Fat Friends, Yorkshire Television, David Wheatley
2000, Television, Madame Marlene, Mrs Bradley Mysteries, BBC, James Hawes
1999, Television, Meera, Have I Got News For You, Hat Trick Productions, Paul Wheeler
1998, Television, Tina, Keeping Mum, BBC Television, Sylvie Boden
1998, Television, Various Roles, Goodness Gracious Me, BBC Television/Radio, Nick Wood
1997, Television, Zita, Holding On, BBC, Adrian Shergold
1996, Television, Janice, Crossing The Floor, Hat Trick Prods/BBC Television, Guy Jenkins
1996, Television, Various Roles, The Real McCoy, BBC Television, Angie De Chatelais Smith
1996, Television, Drop The Dead Donkey, Hat Trick Productions, Liddy Oldroyd
1995, Television, Anne Devlin, Band Of Gold, Granada, Charles Burrows
Television, Mad Annie, Deadly Crack, BBC, Suri Krischnamma
1995, Television, Tasleema, Flight, BBC, Alex Pillai
1995, Television, Dr Jean, Degrees Of Error, BBC, Mary McMurray
1995, Television, Sangita Sharma, Soldier, Soldier, Carlton, Bruce MacDonald
1994, Television, Unnuma, Memsahib Rita, BBC, Prathiba Parmar
1994, Television, Susie, Absolutely Fabulous, BBC, Bob Spiers
1994, Television, Meera, Do The Right Thing, Action Time Productions
1993, Television, Meera, The Brain Drain, Hat Trick Productions, John F.D. Northover
1992, Television, Farah, My Sister Wife, BBC, Lesley Manning
1992, Television, Anita Sen, Taggart, STV, Gordon Flemynge
1991, Television, Val, Kinsey, Philip Draycott / Richard Standeven
1987, Television, Mrs Kahn, The Bureaucracy of Love, Channel 4, David Cohen
1987, Television, Anna, A Little Princess, LWT, Carol Wiseman
1986, Television, Janine, To Have And To Hold, LWT, Mary McMurray/John Bruce
1985, Television, Mrs Singh, Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole, Thames, Peter Tadzema
1984, Television, Janet Malone, The Bill, Thames, Suri Krischnamma
1983, Television, Rukhsana, Majdhar, Channel 4, Alaudin Jamal
Television, Trudy, Sean's Show, Channel 4, Sylvie Boden
Television, Presenter, The Mill, BBC
Television, Single Voices, Carlton
Television, The Agency, BBC
Television, Meera, Jo Brand Through the Cakehole, Baby Cow/Channel 4, Declan Lowney
Television, The Travel Show, BBC, Paul Coulsleau
Television, Mariella Forstrup Show, TV21
Television, Londoners, LWT
Television, Jonathan Ross, The Last Resort, Channel X
Television, Trust, Bona Latie Productions
Television, Travelog, Domaine Productions / Channel 4
Further Credits
2000, Television Movie, Judith Adams, Forgive And Forget, STV
1999, Still Photography, The Vagina Monologues, Old Vic
1994, Short Film, Sita, A Nice Arrangement, Umbi Films, Gurinder Chadha


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Arab, Asian, Australian, Birmingham*, Bristol, Caribbean, East European, Irish-Northern, Liverpool, Midlands-East, Midlands-West*, Northern, RP, Scottish-Standard
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French, Punjabi*, Spanish
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Aerobics, Ballad*, Belly Dancing, Blues*, Cabaret Dancing, Cabaret Singing*, Guitar, Mezzo-Soprano*, Recorder
Performance:Radio Presenting, Stand-up Comic, TV Presenting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Netball*, Swimming*, Yoga*
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Computer Literate