Lara Heller

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Lara Heller
Born Brighton, England
Alma mater Arts Educational Schools
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009 - present

Lara Heller is an English actress best known for The Cut, Breaking the Bank, In the Name of Ben Hur, and The Countdown.[1] She speaks English, German, French and Persian fluently.[2]

Early life and education

Heller was born in Brighton, England and raised in Luxembourg and Germany, where she attended the European School of Luxembourg.[3] She represented both Luxembourg and Germany as a competitive figure skater nationally and internationally.[2] She studied law at the London School of Economics, where she performed in several plays,[4] and graduated with a Master of Arts in Acting from the Arts Educational Schools in London.[5]


After graduating, Heller was cast in Fatih Akin's 2014 drama film The Cut,[6] which was nominated for a Golden Lion award at the 71st Venice International Film Festival[7] and was awarded a special mention at the 2014 Vittorio Veneto Film Festival.[8] The film follows a young Armenian father searching for his twin daughters, both of whom are played by Heller, during the Armenian Genocide.[9] The film was praised by Martin Scorsese, who stated:

"Fatih Akin's The Cut is a genuine, hand-made epic, of the type that people just don't make anymore. In other words, a deeply personal response to a tragic historical episode, that has great intensity, beauty and sweeping grandeur. This picture is very precious to me, on many levels."[10]

That same year, Heller appeared as Stephanie Agincourt in Vadim Jean's film Breaking The Bank.[11] The following year, she was cast in the lead role of Lucia in In The Name Of Ben Hur.[12] She then portrayed Circe / Shadow Warrior in the 2017 film Troy The Odyssey, for which she practiced archery, horse riding, sword fighting and hand-to-hand combat techniques for the role.[13]

In 2018, she was cast in the role of Duffy in the British crime thriller Welcome To Curiosity, opposite Richard Blackwood.[14][15][16] The role of Duffy was originally written for a man but the producers decided to re-write the character as a woman for Heller.[17]

Heller has also written and produced for films.



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Dumar: The Rising Tanya
2011 Ellie Medical Officer Short Film
Lillie Anne Short Film
2012 The Set Menu Claire Short Film
Devotion Sara Short Film
2013 Bradley Amanda Short Film
2014 The Cut Lucinée & Arsinée Manoogian (Adult)
Breaking the Bank Stephanie Agincourt
2015 The Countdown Stone, Producer, Writer Short Film
1 World 100 Lonely Nosaneen, Writer
2016 In the Name of Ben Hur Lucia
2017 Troy the Odyssey Circe / Shadow Warrior
2018 Zoe and the Astronaut Kate
Welcome to Curiosity Duffy



  1. NHM Nouvel Hay Magazine (2013-05-18), Interview exclusive entre Jean-Jacques Saradjian et Lara Heller, Actrice et admiratrice de l'Arménie,, retrieved 2018-07-13 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lara Heller |" (in en-GB). The Latest Brighton. 2016-11-15. 
  3. QH7. "Lara Heller". 
  4. "Lara Heller, une actrice à multiples facettes se livre pour Nouvel Hay et vous dévoile son talent" (in fr-FR). 
  5. "Lara Heller Actress London, Brighton, Los Angeles & New York" (in en-US). 
  6. SA, Imedia Plus Group. "Lara Heller" (in ro). 
  7. AlloCine. "Prix et nominations de Fatih Akin". 
  8. "The Cut" (in en). 
  9. "'The Cut': Venice Review" (in en). The Hollywood Reporter. 
  10. Hafer, Martin. "The Cut: Review". 
  11. "Lara Heller | BFI" (in en). 
  12. "Lara Heller movies list and roles (Welcome to Curiosity, Troy: The Odyssey and others...) - #1 Movies Website" (in en-US). 
  13. "Moralmoda magazine december issue 2017" (in en). Issuu. 
  14. "London Issue" (in en). Issuu. 
  15. "ROUGH ONLINE Session With WELCOME TO CURIOSITY Actress LARA HELLER" (in en). 
  16. "We talk to Lara Heller about her new film |" (in en-GB). The Latest Brighton. 2018-07-03. 
  17. "Lara Heller" (in en). 
  18. "Lara Heller". 

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