About

Photo credit Daniel Perkin


Lesley has worked in films since a young age.

She appeared in many films as a child including a role in the iconic film Village Of The Damned – Dir. by Wolf Rilla

Among her film credits is The Elephant Man – Dir. David Lynch

Recent Horror Films

Cute Little Buggers Dir. Tony Jopia – Tea For Terror – The Amityville Playhouse and The Ouijageist – Dir. John R. Walker

Theatre

Performing on stage began at the age of 12 playing Peaseblossom at the Royal Court Theatre in the famous Tony Richardson production — and playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker — her performance being nominated Best Actress Of The Year

She has performed in numerous pantomimes — her favourite roles being that of the wicked witch Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty and Slave Of The Ring In Aladdin

Filmmaking Company

In 2004-2014 Lesley set up an After-School Filmmaking Company Pinecone Studios Limited and a not for profit filmmaking company If It Moves Shoot It Ltd.(IIMSI) and for several years ran after-school drama and filmmaking workshops in inner city schools.
She wrote a play and a pantomime during this time. The debut performances of the musical play Rapscallion and of the pantomime Sleeping Beauty were performed in the presence of the Lord Mayor of London. Several productions of Rapscallion were staged by schools in London.

The filmmaking workshops resulted in several completed short films which were accepted into Camera Zizanio Greek international film festival with the film A Distressing Day written by 9 year old Daniel Offen winning an award.

Art

In 2016 her first sculpture won the V&A Inspired by… Competition in the Ceramics category.

Art has played an important role throughout her career — illustrating books — drawings and animation for TV — and scenic artist.