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Tanya Moodie

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Tanya Moodie is a Canadian-born, British actress. Her many stage credits include productions with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Court Theatre, The National Theatre and the Bouffes Du Nord in Paris where she appeared in Peter Brook's 'Le Costume'. Her portrayal of Rose in August Wilson's 'Fences' opposite Lenny Henry in the West End earned her a nomination for Best Actress in the 2014 What's On Stage Awards. She was nominated for Best Actress at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, as well as an Olivier for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for her performance as Esther in Intimate Apparel at the Park Theatre. That same year she was also nominated for an Olivier for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for her performance as Makeda in The House That Will Not Stand at the Tricycle Theatre. She is an associate teacher and council member at RADA, an ambassador for Park Theatre and a patron of Roundabout Dramatherapy.

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