Kosha Engler is an actress, voice artist and writer based in London.
Hey there. I'm Kosha (KAH-shuh).* I'm originally from Maryland, USA and moved to London in 2005. After graduating from the University of Maryland College Park on a full acting scholarship I made my television debut in HBO's The Wire and regularly appeared on the finest stages in Washington, DC including The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, The Studio Theatre and The Kennedy Center.
Acting highlights include Victoria (ITV/PBS), Hamlet (Park Theatre, directed by Simon Evans), Oleanna (Best Actress Nomination M.E.N. Theatre Awards, Bolton Octagon, directed by Iqbal Khan), When Harry Met Sally (No. 1 UK tour), Emmy-nominated Moonshot (ITV/Discovery), A Dirty Shame (New Line) and Tuck Everlasting (Disney).
You can hear my voice in Furiki Wheels a Disney TV cartoon series airing soon, the sci-fi film The Beyond directed by Haz Dulull, Maybelline UK TV ads since 2012 and dozens of video games, recently Star Wars Battlefront II, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Division and Crysis 3.
I'm also an emerging screenwriter. My latest feature script, The Fantasy Ridge, is a 2017 Final Draft Big Break Top 10 Finalist in action/adventure. Several of my short scripts have been shortlisted in competitions. Find out more on my writing page.
* It's a Polish name. My parents named me after a waitress they liked called Kasha then changed the spelling. As you do.
Victoria series 2, Masterpiece on PBS
In February 2018 I will appear in two episodes of Victoria series 2 on Masterpiece on PBS in the USA, directed by Jim Loach. I'm thrilled to be part of ITV and Mammoth Screen's highly successful television drama created and written by Daisy Goodwin starring Jenna Coleman.
Furiki Wheels, Disney TV cartoon series
I voice Suzy the Elephant, Francine the Sheep, Chief Panther and a host of other characters in this new animated comedy about a sloth with a need for speed by Disney and Gaumont. Coming soon.
Home Alone, true crime TV series, Discovery
In November 2017 I appeared as protective mother Teresa Reeves in Home Alone: 'Silent Night, Holy Terror' Directed by Jim Greayer for October Films, broadcast on Investigation Discovery, USA. Cast includes Ellie Goffe, Amy Bowden and Ian Davies.
The Man with the Iron Heart (HHhH), film
I will appear with Jason Clarke in this WWII thriller directed by Cédric Jimenez for Legende, based on Laurent Binet's novel HHhH. Set in Prague, 1942, the film focuses on operation Anthropoid: the assassination of ruthless Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo and architect of the 'Final Solution.'
Hamlet at The Park Theatre, London
I recently played Gertrude/Ophelia/Horatio/Rosencrantz in a 90-minute three-person version of Shakespeare's Hamlet 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
SPARE BNB, comedy web series
I play Cassidy opposite Nicola Wren as Suzie in episode "Robbie" of this comedy web series by Adam Lavis and Jo Smyth, about the different characters who rent the same East London airbnb. In our episode: New parents Cassidy (me) and Suzie (Nicola) are in London to get their baby Robbie circumcised, but when Suzie has a change of heart, a "reasonable" discussion is in order.
"A joy to watch" - WhatsOnStage
I bring 20 years of acting experience, a musical background in singing and piano, as well as many years as a copywriter to my voice work. Originally from Maryland, USA my native accent is American and my RP is excellent after being a Londoner for 12 years. I'm a strong sight reader and I work fast. I regularly voice and do motion capture for top video games as well as animation, TV narration and promos, commercials, ADR, corporates, E-learning, ESL and audio books.
Represented by Hobsons Voices
Kasandra in XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 2
FURIKI WHEELS, a new Disney/Gaumount cartoon series airing soon
Jessica 2.0 (voice) in THE BEYOND film
Voice of Maybelline UK since 2012
Sony, Disney, Google, Cisco, Gap, Maybelline, Ch4, Ch5, Unilever, Phillips, Quaker Oats, Vita Coco, Dove, Cetaphil, Ford, Shell, DHL, Zurich, Peak - Brain Training, Kerry
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. 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:
- 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