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Lia Hatzakis

Lia Hatzakis is an actress, comedian, presenter and writer who trained at RADA, graduating from the Foundation Year Acting course in 2013. Since then she has appeared in a number of short films as well as having a supporting role in Chewing Gum (E4) and playing the lead role of Deborah Story (aka D-Story) in the Nike Underground Vapormax online mockumentary. Lia also featured in the Electoral Commission’s commercial for the 2015 General Election and in Microsoft’s Back To Uni commercial. She created the role of Belise in The Sisterhood at Leicester Square Theatre.

With fellow British YouTuber Joel Wood, Lia is one half of comedy duo Joel & Lia who run their own YouTube channel, Being British, which you can view here. They have over 1000,000 subscribers and there have been approximately 8m views of their videos. Lia has also presented on various programmes for 4Music and has vlogged for TheSite.org.

Lia is a member of the improv troupe, The Electric Priests, having trained at The Free Association.

 

 

 

Television & Radio credits

Disturbed Customer, Chewing Gum E4
Presenter, #YouNews 4Music
Presenter, The Crush 4Music
Presenter, #Your4Music 4Music

Live credits

Belise, The Sisterhood Leicester Square Theatre
Kim, Revenge Is Mine (Staged Reading) Tricycle Theatre
Alice In Wonderland, Storybox Canal Cafe Theatre
Freya, How To Be An Actress Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Ophelia, Hamlet RADA
Leah, Everybody's Doing It RADA
Pisanio, Cymbeline RADA
Talthybia, Welcome To Thebes RADA
Jailor's Daughter, Two Noble Kinsmen RADA

Online credits

Deborah Story/D-Stroy Nike Underground Vapormax mockumentary
Bad Actors I & II Joel & Lia/YouTube
Gino and Gina I & II Joel & Lia/YouTube
Leaflet Losers Joel & Lia/YouTube

" Hatzakis' fierce characterisation...is a joy to witness "

Everything Theatre

" Fantastic to watch "

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