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Kosha Engler is an award-winning actress and voice artist based in London.

Engler is superb in every part
— Radio Times (Hamlet)

HOW DO YOU SAY YOUR NAME?

It’s KAH-shuh or /ˈkɒʃə/ for International Phonetic Alphabet fans. My parents (American) met a nice waitress called Kasia (Polish) and named their first and only child after her, then changed the spelling. As you do.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Cockeysville, yes Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - home of the Baltimore Ravens, Orioles and crabs (the kind you eat).

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO LONDON?

Love. I married a dashing Brit called Benet. We now have two half American half British kids who speak with a very English accent.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO?

I’ve just completed filming for a Lifetime/Sony Pictures TV movie in Sofia, Bulgaria and will appear in a major Warner Bros. feature film released in 2020. In early 2018 I was in VICTORIA series 2 for ITV/PBS Masterpiece as Hannah Langridge, a rich American who has a thing with Francatelli the queen’s chef. On stage I recently played Gertrude, Ophelia, Horatio and Rosencrantz in a three-person 90-minute Hamlet at the Park Theatre directed by the wonderful duo, Simon Evans and David Aula.

I also act regularly in top video games (often doing motion capture), and as a voice artist in cartoons like Disney’s Furiki Wheels and commercials for clients like Maybelline UK and GAP.

To see my full list of credits click on one of these:

WHERE DID YOU START OUT?

I began acting in the Baltimore/Washington DC area where made my TV and film debuts in HBO’s The Wire and Disney's Tuck Everlasting. Theatre was my first love and I regularly acted at The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, The Studio Theatre and The Kennedy Center. I trained at the University of Maryland College Park where I earned a BA in Theatre on a full performing arts scholarship. Before that I graduated cum laude from Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Maryland receiving the theatre and choral medals for outstanding achievement.

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"A joy to watch" - WhatsOnStage

Clips from Victoria (ITV/PBS), The Container (Independent), Emmy nominated Moonshot (ITV), SpareBnb (web series), Home Alone (Investigation Discovery)

VOICE

Kosha is a fantastic voice artist. She’s collaborative, super flexible with direction and always brings new ideas to the table. Her energy and enthusiasm are great to work with.
— Esme Rodger, Maybelline Senior Brand Manager

I bring 20 years of stage and screen experience to my voice work, as well as a musical background and several years as a copywriter. I work fast, I'm a strong sight reader and my top priority is always to make my clients happy. Highly experienced in video games and motion capture, I have voiced characters in dozens of top titles. Full game list here. My VO work also includes commercials, animation, TV narration and promos, ADR, corporates, E-learning and ESL audio books. 

Representation

Hobsons Voices
+44 (0)20 8995 3628 (opt 1)
voices@hobsons-international.com 
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Recent work:

  • Furiki Wheels - Disney/Gaumont TV cartoon series

  • Alexis Kendrick in The Crew 2 game (Ubisoft)

  • A Way Out game (Hazelight)

  • Kasandra in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo)

  • Star Wars Battlefront II

  • Solai in Horizon Zero Dawn

Clients include:

Google, Cisco, Maybelline, Gap, Quaker Oats, Vita Coco, Phillips, Zurich

 

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Lifetime

Lifetime TV Movie

In November 2018 I finished filming a 90-minute TV movie for the US network Lifetime and Sony Pictures TV, which should be released around summer 2019. This was a hugely fun role to play - details coming soon.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. feature film

In August 2018 I completed filming for a major Warner Bros. feature film which should be released in 2019. Details to come.

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Victoria Season 2, PBS Masterpiece

In February 2018 I appeared as Hannah Langridge in two episodes of Victoria series 2 directed by Jim Loach. I'm thrilled to be part of ITV, PBS and Mammoth Screen's Emmy-nominated period drama created and written by Daisy Goodwin starring Jenna Coleman. 

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The Crew 2, Ubisoft game

I play Alexis Kendrick, mentor in the Pro Racing Family of this new action-packed game from Ubisoft. Directed by Damien Goodwin at Side UK.

Maybelline TV commercial voiceover

I voice the latest Maybelline UK TV ad 'Making It Must Haves' featuring model Adriana Lima.

Furiki Wheels

Furiki Wheels, Disney TV cartoon series

I voice sassy elephant Suzy, goth sheep Francine and a host of other characters in this new animated comedy about Andre Furiki (played by Kyle Soller) a sloth with a need for speed by Disney and Gaumont. Out now on Disney XD.

Gyles Brandreth, Benet Brandreth, Kosha Engler in Hamlet

Hamlet at The Park Theatre, London

I recently played Gertrude, Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Horatio in a 90-minute three-person version of Shakespeare's Hamlet to sold-out houses with my husband Benet Brandreth and father-in-law Gyles Brandreth at The Park Theatre, Finsbury Park. Directed by Simon Evans and David Aula, edited by Imogen Bond.

"Engler is superb in every part" - Radio Times
"Engler, amazingly versatile" - The Spectator
"Engler is a mesmerising Ophelia" - London Love Culture

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writing

I am an emerging script writer supported by 20 years as an award-winning actress on stage and screen, and many years as a copywriter. Having read and performed hundreds of scripts I have a well-honed sense of drama, stakes and pace. I'm a natural collaborator and thrive in a team. I'm interested in strong female characters and drawn to themes of ambition and being an outsider.

My latest project is an action/drama feature called The Fantasy Ridge, which is a 2017 Final Draft Big Break Top 10 Finalist, 2018 Austin Film Festival Second-Rounder and 2018 Scriptapalooza Quarter-Finalist. It's about an estranged sister and brother who attempt to climb the last unconquered route to Everest's summit -- the one that killed their father. The story is fiction, the place is real. Legendary explorer George Mallory said the route is so impossible it can be climbed only in the imagination. To date, all attempts have failed. The script has already had interest from producers. 

My short script Black Lotus was a finalist in The Impact 50 project, and two of my other scripts have been shortlisted in competitions. Judgment Day, a one act play I wrote and performed, will be published in Dramatic Shorts: Volume 3.

Writing courses include:

  • TV Writing Intensive with Pilar Alessandra 2018

  • London Screenwriters' Festival 2016, 2015 and 2014

  • The ProSeries at ScreenwritingU.com, a six-month intensive, online professional screenwriting program completed in 2013

  • Women in Film and Television UK talks and workshops, ongoing

  • Complete Creative Writing Course, the Original and Intermediate course, each six weeks, led by Maggie Hammand at the Groucho Club, London

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Contact

For work enquiries please get in touch with my agents.

acting & writing

Price Gardner Management
+44 (0)20 7610 2111
info@pricegardner.co.uk
pricegardner.co.uk

voice

Hobsons Voices
+44 (0)20 8995 3628 (opt 1)
voices@hobsons-international.com 
hobsons-international.com