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