Georgina Leonidas

Georgina Leonidas (born 28 February 1990)[1] is a British actress best known for playing Molly in The Basil Brush Show,[2] and Katie Bell in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince[3] and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.[4]

Georgina Leonidas
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Leonidas at London Film and Comic Con 2011
Born (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 30)[1]
London, England
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
RelativesDimitri (brother)
Stephanie (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Leonidas was born in London, the daughter of a Greek Cypriot father and an English mother. She also has Welsh ancestry through her mother. She has an older brother Dimitri and older sister Stephanie, whom it would seem are also actors.

CareerEdit

Leonidas's first role was in 1999, when she played Little Cosette in Les Misérables on stage in London.[5] She was then cast as Molly in The Basil Brush Show in 2002, appearing in every episode of series 1–4, then at different times from series 5 onwards.[2]

After the Basil Brush show ended, she guest starred in the BBC TV series Holby City as Ali Jarvis in the episode "Stargazer" in early 2007,[6] before being cast for the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as Katie Bell, Harry's fellow Gryffindor Quidditch player, on 19 December 2007,[3] as well as voicing Katie in the associated video game. She then starred in the leading role of Maya in the short film Baghdad Express in 2008,[7] and during 2009, she appeared alongside fellow Harry Potter star Isabella Laughland in the short film Driftwood, in New Tricks on 30 July 2009, as Kiraz Yilmaz in the episode "Fresh Starts",[8] then as the Matron's Daughter in the film Nine, and as Andra in a BBC Switch adaptation of the Greek Myth The Fall Of Icarus.[9]

Leonidas reprised her role of Katie Bell in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2010 and 2011,[4] before appearing in the stage play The Real Thing[10] and the film Papadopoulos & Sons in a small role during 2012.[11] She has also appeared in several videos filmed by fellow Harry Potter star Jessie Cave for her website www.pindippy.com.[12] During 2013, she played the lead role of Simone in the short film Untouchable,[13] appeared as Gemma Raven in the CBBC series Wizards vs Aliens episodes 'The Curse Of Crowe' parts 1 and 2,[14][15] and performed as Izzy in the Polly Stenham play That Face at London's Landor Theatre during November and December 2013.[16] During 2014, she appeared as Lucía Amory in the Agatha Christie play Black Coffee,[17] and then as Belle in Beauty and the Beast at the Theatre Royal in Windsor during December 2014,[18][19][20] During 2016, she appeared as Millie in the play Small Hours.[21]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2008 Baghdad Express Maya short film [7]
2009 Driftwood Girlfriend YouTube video
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Katie Bell [3]
Nine Matron's Daughter
2010 The Sky is Everywhere Lennie Trailer book
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Katie Bell [4]
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 [4]
2012 Papadopoulos & Sons Doctor [11]
2013 Untouchable Simone short film [13]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2002–2007 The Basil Brush Show Molly 62 episodes [2]
2007 Holby City Ali Jarvis Episode: "Stargazer" [6]
2009 Myths Andra Episode: "The Fall of Icarus" [9]
New Tricks Kiraz Yilmaz Episode: "Fresh Starts" [8]
2013 Wizards vs Aliens Gemma Raven Episodes: "The Curse of Crowe" Parts 1 and 2 [14][15]
2015 Father Brown Emily Fletcher Episode 3.9 "The Truth in the Wine" [22]

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Notes Venue Ref.
1999 Les Misérables Little Cosette London [5]
2010 First Time Voters Master of Ceremonies London The Bush Theatre [23]
2012 The Real Thing Debbie Leeds [10]
2013 That Face Izzy London The Landor Theatre, Clapham [16]
2014 Black Coffee Lucía Amory London [17]
2014–2015 Beauty and the Beast Belle London Theatre Royal Windsor [18][19][20]
2016 Small Hours Millie London Theatre Royal Windsor [21]
2017-2018 Awful Auntie Lady Stella Saxby London Richmond Theatre

OtherEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Katie Bell (voice) Video game
2011 Participation in the website of Jessie Cave several characters pindippy.com [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Thank you for all the lovely Birthday messages last week! Had a great day. I hope you all enjoyed some pancakes! #lemonandsugar". 7 March 2017. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "The Basil Brush Show Credits". BBC. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "More Potter film casting revealed". CBBC Newsround. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Jason Durr to Star as Poirot in BLACK COFFEE Tour". Broadway World. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2017. Georgina Leonidas who shot to international fame playing the cursed Katie Bell in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1&2
  5. ^ a b "Les Miserables 1999 - 2000 cast". Londonmusicals Online. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Holby City, S9-E22 Stargazer". RadioTimes. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Baghdad Express". GingerWink Films. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  8. ^ a b "New Tricks, Fresh Starts". BBC. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Myths, The Fall of Icarus". BBC. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  10. ^ a b "The Real Thing - Review". Exeunt Magazine. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Papadopoulos & Sons Cast" (in Czech). FDb.cz. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  12. ^ a b Jones, Alice (1 July 2015). "Jessie Cave interview: Harry Potter's Lavender Brown has published a collection of feminist cartoons". The Independent. Retrieved 8 March 2017. She set up her own website, Pindippy.com, and started posting drawings, selling T-shirts and making videos with Simon Amstell and her old Potter cast-mates, Katie Leung and Georgina Leonidas.
  13. ^ a b "Eastbourne film". ETCMag. 18 October 2013. Archived from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  14. ^ a b MCEWAN, CAMERON K (19 November 2013). "'Wizards vs Aliens': 'The Curse of Crowe' review". CultBox. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Wizards vs Aliens, Series 2 Omnibus, The Curse of Crowe, Credits". BBC. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  16. ^ a b "The Real Thing – Arts Theatre, Cambridge (Review)". The Reviews Hub. 30 May 2012. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  17. ^ a b "HARRY POTTER's Georgina Leonidas to Star in BLACK COFFEE at the Wyvern Theatre This Autumn". Broadway. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Georgina Leonidas shines in "Beauty and the Beast (Review)"". Mugglenet.com. 17 December 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  19. ^ a b Wareham, Stephanie (16 December 2014). "Panto review: Beauty and the Beast at Theatre Royal Windsor". Your Local Guardian. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  20. ^ a b DIX, BARRY (11 December 2014). "Review: Beauty and the Beast meets Basil Brush at the Theatre Royal, Windsor". GetWestLondon. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  21. ^ a b "The Small Hours at Theatre Royal Windsor (Review)". Slough Observer. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Father Brown - The Truth in the Wine Credits". BBC. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  23. ^ "Dan Baker - First Time Voters". dan-baker.com. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.

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