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Annie graduated from Masters Performing Arts College originally as a dancer and musical theatre performer, a somewhat different career path to her childhood aspirations to be an FBI Agent. At the age of 13, Annie was the youngest performer to appear in a professional production of Calamity Jane leading to a career in theatre.

 

Her dance background took a whole new leap into action and with a passion for fight performance & choreography she appeared as the lead stunt actress under the American company Aerialistic in Andre Chenier, Bregenz, Austria at the world's biggest open air theatre quickly becoming known as the Lady of the Lake by treading water for over 26 minutes every performance finishing with a dramatic high fall through a water curtain.

Specialising in performance fighting and continuous training with Youngblood (BADC), RC-Annie, British Action Academy (BAA) and with the Hollywood Stunt School in New York, she went on to work as an action actress in the industry as well as fight directing and stunt co-ordinating, excelling in physical roles but her love and natural flair of comedy, quirky sense of humour & creative nature couldn't hide behind boxing gloves.

 

She went on to be nominated best comedy actress in Shakers, touring the UK & Europe in productions such as Much Ado About Nothing as Beatrice, Romeo & Juliet in the wonderful role of the Nurse, The Tempest on Fire as Ariel performing on a trapeze rig, the world premiere of Mandrake as the loyal servant Siro and the delightful farce Touch & Go, playing Jessica.

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Her first TV appearance was a small role in The State We're In (BBC) and later the leads pro wrestling mum Mother Load in the ITV children's series My Phone Genie. She went on to feature in the ensemble cast of the comedy films The Grandison's, It's Too Much, Love Sarah, award winning shorts Ruby's Skin, Yoke Farm, pilot sitcoms Backbenchers, Help Yourselves and in 2016 appeared as Auntie Bola in the sitcom The T-Boy Show. Annie later played the lead in the award winning film Tough Crowd as the funeral comedian Felix Follit winning Best Lead Actor.

Annie recently completed a BA (Hons), directing a cut and edited version of Kenneth Lonergan's, This Is Our Youth and performing as the role of the Director in Luigi Pirandello's, Six Characters In Search of an Author. She is now embarking on an MA in Producing Film & Television

 

"I continue to write and acting is more than a job, it is a passion, a hobby, my life... oh yes, as well as being a ninja mum to a very funny and inspirational Florence Emily."

Annie Lees-Jones