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In Conversation: Sarah Niles & Hazel Holder

Tue. 14 July 2020 at 15:00


Sarah Niles and Hazel Holder discuss their role as Black women in the arts and how they successfully navigate the spaces, in this discussion of empowerment.

Sarah Niles is a British film, television and theatre actress. Niles has appeared mainly in theatre productions including the National and Royal Court, The Old Vic, The Bush Theatre, to name a few. She is famous for portraying Reba Parkinson in the BBC television series Beautiful People. Niles has also had roles in various high-profile television shows such as Doctor Who, where she played Node 1 in "Silence in the Library", Being Human and Waterloo Road. Additionally, Niles had a role in the 2008 film Happy-Go-Lucky, directed by Mike Leigh. She has also been seen in London Boulevard and Austenland. In 2013 and 2014 Sarah has worked with the RSC as Charmian in Anthony and Cleopatra, performing at Stratford Upon Avon and touring to Miami and The Public Theater. Other works include Boy (Almeida); The Crucible (Old Vic); Anthony & Cleopatra (RSC/Off Broadway); Table, Mrs Affleck (National); A Question of Freedom (Feelgood); The Long Road (Curve, Leicester); The Quiet Little Englishman (Zho Visual); Play Size (ATC/Young Vic); Bones (Bush); The Bogus Woman, The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe, To Kill a Mockingbird (Haymarket, Leicester); Entarete Musik (Amazonia Theatre Company); Lowdown High Notes (Red Ladder); Black Love (Black Arts Development Project); Caucasian Chalk Circle (Manchester Library). For television, she has acted in Marley’s Ghosts, Lucky Man, Don’t Take My Baby, Catastrophe, Spotless, Death in Paradise, Waterloo Road, Being Human, Thorne: Sleepyhead, Mister Eleven, Peep Show, Touch of Frost. Further film credentials include: Still, Cuban Fury, Now Is Good, and Games Men Play.

Workshops and masterclasses in Utopia Theatre’s Creative Hub are for people of African origin aged 16 and above.

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