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About Leaphia Darko

Leaphia Darko is an actor, writer and lifelong Londoner. She is the Founder & Artistic Director of The London Rep. The production company was established in 2018 to make period pieces centring the stories of people of colour on stage and screen by utilising and creating a space for ethnically diverse performers, technicians and creatives. Contemporary working class life and three dimensional female characters are also big features of their content.

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Leaphia graduated from the RADA BA in Acting in 2017 and has worked consistently since then most notably at The Theatre Royal Haymarket (Cookies), The Globe (Love’s Labours Lost, Henry IV pt1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI, Richard III) and The Bridge (Julius Caesar). Her first smartphone film Alex (2018) led to her selection by the Independent Film Trust to their Vertical Lab mentoring scheme for promising filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds and a screening at Raindance Film Festival 2018 as part of an early career scratch night. She is also being mentored in setting up the company by The Prince’s Trust. Her first full length play The Secret Life of Cats was part of the Women at RADA readings in 2019, her next is in development for early 2021.