Kosha Engler is an award-winning actress and voice artist based in London.
Kosha began her career in Baltimore, Maryland where she made her TV debut in HBO’s The Wire.
Her ‘plucky magnanimous warmth’ (Boston Globe), ‘radiance’ (Washington Post) and vulnerability in a host of ingénue roles saw her win the Irene Ryan Acting Award, appear in Disney’s family drama Tuck Everlasting with Sissy Spacek, as well as on the finest stages in the region.
Kosha moved to London for love in 2005. She soon established herself with a ‘faultless’ (WhatsOnStage) performance as Carol in David Mamet’s Oleanna, which earned her a Best Actress nomination from the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards. In a national UK tour of When Harry Met Sally Kosha played acerbic New Yorker Marie with ‘sublime comic timing’ (WhatsOnStage). Most recently, Kosha was ‘superb’ (Radio Times) in a bold three-person Hamlet as she switched between an American and English accent to play Gertrude, a ‘mesmerising Ophelia’ (Love London Love Culture), Horatio and Rosencrantz.
While in the UK Kosha has expanded her acting experience from theatre to film, TV, voice over and games including motion capture. Now a mother, she brings an impressive presence, authority, sophistication, elegance and beauty to roles as diverse as a rebel commander in the game Crysis 3, the voice of Maybelline UK and a seductive American heiress in the period drama Victoria for ITV/PBS Masterpiece. Her latest role is in the romantic comedy Very Valentine for Lifetime/Sony TV as Rhedd Lewis, a fashion powerhouse as scary as she is beautiful. Kosha continues to develop her craft in the Anthony Meindl Master Class, London and the London Improv Theatre. She regularly sings at open mic nights in London.
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"A joy to watch" - WhatsOnStage
Kosha brings 20 years of stage and screen experience to her voice work, as well as a musical background and several years as a copywriter. She works fast, she’s a strong sight reader and her top priority is always to make her clients happy. Highly experienced in video games and motion capture, Kosha has voiced characters in dozens of top titles. Full game list here. Her VO work also includes commercials, animation, TV narration and promos, trailers, ADR, corporates, E-learning and ESL audio books. When she’s not speaking behind a microphone, she’s singing behind one at regular open mic nights in London.
TV narration for a 3-part true crime series (October Films)
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
Google, Maybelline, Gap, Sony, Quaker Oats, Vita Coco, Channel 5, NBC Universal, Cisco, Phillips, Zurich
Very Valentine, a Lifetime/Sony TV movie
Summer 2019: Kosha will appear as power fashionista Rhedd Lewis (think Anna Wintour) in Very Valentine, a 90-minute romantic comedy for Lifetime/Sony based on the book by best-selling author Adriana Trigiani. Kosha plays opposite the very funny fellow Marylander Kelen Coleman (Big Little Lies) and Jacqueline Bisset. Directed by Menhaj Huda.
Warner Bros. feature film
In August 2018 Kosha completed filming for a major Warner Bros. feature film which should be released in 2020. Details to come.
Maybelline TV commercial voiceover
Kosha voices the latest Maybelline UK TV ad Dream Urban Cover Foundation.
The Crew 2, Ubisoft game
Kosha voices Alexis Kendrick, mentor in the Pro Racing Family of this new action-packed game from Ubisoft. Directed by Damien Goodwin at Side UK.
Furiki Wheels, Disney TV cartoon series
Kosha voices 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.
Hamlet at The Park Theatre, London
In September 2017 Kosha played Gertrude, Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Horatio in a 90-minute three-person version of Shakespeare's Hamlet to sold-out houses with her 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
Kosha is 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 she has a well-honed sense of drama, stakes and pace. She’s a natural collaborator and thrives in a team. She’s interested in both drama and comedy led by strong flawed female characters, often with themes of ambition and being an outsider.
Her latest action/drama feature script The Fantasy Ridge 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.
In 2019 Kosha is writing several short film scripts with the aim of producing.
Her short script Black Lotus was a finalist in the London Screenwriters’ Festival The Impact 50 project, and two of her other short scripts have been shortlisted in competitions. Judgment Day, a comedic one act play she 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