Isla Blair


Trained: RADA

Theatre includes: The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory), Steel Magnolias (UK tour), The Breath of Life (Sheffield Lyceum), Collaboration (Chichester and Duchess Theatre), The President’s Holiday (Hampstead Theatre), The History Boys (Wyndham’s Theatre), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Stuff Happens and What the Butler Saw (National Theatre), Mrs Warren’s Profession (Bristol Old Vic), Noises Off (Piccadilly), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (UK Tour), Six Degrees of Separation (Sheffield Crucible), Othello, Jumpers, Vivat, Vivat Regina, Kiss me Kate, The Cherry Orchard, The Browning Version and Black Comedy (Bristol Old Vic), Pirandello’s Henry IV ( Wyndham’s), Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (Ambassadors and Doolittle Theatre, Los Angeles), Twelfth Night, Miss Julie, The Rivals and King Lear (Old Vic) and Private Lives, Hayfever, The Matchmaker, In praise of Love and Tartuffe (National Tours)

Television includes: Grantchester (ITV), Single Father (Red Productions), Law and Order (Kudos), Casualty (BBC), The Quatermass Experiment (BBC), New Tricks (BBC), Midsomer Murders (Bentley), A Touch of Frost (YTV), The House of Cards (BBC), Inspector Morse (Carlton) and The History Man (BBC).

Film includes: Johnny English Reborn, Valmont, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Treasure Island (with Charlton Heston and Christian Bale) and The Battle of Britain

Isla’s memoir “A Tiger’s Wedding – My Childhood in Exile” was published in 2011