Isla grew up in South Africa, before moving to London at the age of 21, where she received classical training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Isla has worked on several notable stage productions, most recently appearing in the National Theatre and Headlong co-production of People, Places and Things at the National’s Dorfman Theatre.  Her first film, Rose, Mary and Time, won her two Best Actress awards at the Wildrose Film Festival and ZedFest in LA.   This multi-award-winning short film was screened at several festivals around the world including the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

Since leaving Central her work has included Last Seen at the Almeida Theatre, The Way of the World at the Bridewell Theatre and in 2013 she worked with Look Left Look Right on their interactive festive show Once upon a Christmas.  Isla also worked with Theatre Delicatessen at the Bush Theatre for the Bush Bazaar in 2012.

In 2014 Isla played Pam in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at the Greenwich Theatre.  RemoteGoat gave the production four stars saying, “Performances were uniformly excellent…with Lindsay deserving of special mention for some very savage comedy.”  Over the summer 2014, Isla played Marlin in The 3rd Sector, a new play by Paolo Chianta, which was on daily at the Pleasance Courtyard for the full Edfringe run.

 

Height: 5’5”
Eyes: Green
Build: Slim
Hair: Light brown, shoulder length
Spotlight Pin: 085178638337

 

Skills :

  • Full clean driving licence
  • Computer literate
  • Devising and Improvisation

Theatre

Title Venue/Company Role Director
PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS National Theatre / Headlong Ensemble / Emma 2 Jeremy Herrin
THE 3RD SECTOR Pleasance Courtyard, Edfringe Marlin Smuts Lilah Vandenburgh
A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG Greenwich Theatre Pam Bronagh Lagan
ROOKERY NOOK Paul Taylor Mills Productions Mrs Leverett Paul Taylor Mills
WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE BAR Cockpit Theatre Carrie Roy Alexander Weise
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS Look Left Look Right Holly Lawley Mimi Poskitt
BOXED AND BAGGED Bush Theatre / Theatre Delicatessan Laurie Walker Nathalie Adlam
OVER MY DEAD BODY Union Theatre Daisy Day Faye Merralls
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Lost Theatre Anne James Farrell
THE WAY OF THE WORLD Bridewell Theatre Foible Jo Kennedy
LAST SEEN Almeida Theatre / Slung Low Daughter Lucy Lane
A KIND OF ALASKA, PINTER Central School of Speech and Drama Deborah Martin Wylde

Film

Title Venue/Company Role Director
ROSE, MARY AND TIME (SF) HARDEEP GIANI PRODUCTIONS Rose and Mary Hardeep Giani

Commercials

Title Venue/Company Role Director
MAGIC NATWEST / RBS Mum Pete Riski
YOU’RE DOING GREAT! SMA Mum Tony Barry

Workshop

Title Venue/Company Role Director
THE ROYAL COURT ACTOR ACTORS GUILD Various Simon Godwin
SCENES FROM: MEASURE FOR MEASURE Studio Theatre Company Isabel John Caird / Ben Naylor

Further Credits

Title Venue/Company Role Director Field
SCOTS, SASSENACHS AND

SPANKINGS

ACX / Audible Reader Author: Valerie

Estelle Frankel

Audio Book
EVERYDAY AGENT RBS / NATWEST Julie (lead) Adam Wells Digital Media
GARRY SIMPSON STILLS Garry Simpson Woman on phone Garry Simpson Stills