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Tova Leigh most recently played the female supporting lead in the UK feature film ‘Guardian Angel’ and the TV comedy “Extreme” with Caroline Quentin and Jeremy Swift.
Originally from Israel, Tova moved to London after receiving a DADA Award from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she graduated from in 2007.
While still living in Israel Tova regularly performed at the Studio Theatre in Tel Aviv where she played the lead in Lorca’s “Yerma”, Nora in “A Doll’s House” and other roles in various Israeli plays.
Since graduation from Mountview she has played the lead in the American feature film “Seven Africans”, performed in several plays on various London stages, including playing Kate in “Uncommon Women and Others” at theNew Players Theatre and the lead in the Irish play “Home” at the New End Theatre. She also played Ava Gardner in “Frankly I was a Fool for Love” at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival.
Apart from acting Tova also writes and produces. In 2009 she wrote, produced and starred in “Alice” – a short psychological dark comedy about a woman obsessed with her phone and texting.
In 2010 she wrote and produced “Xmas Eve” which has successfully been screened in festivals around the world including Festival du Film d’Amiens 2010, Leith Short film Festival 2010, Festroia International Film Festival 2010 and Northern Lights 2010.
“Xmas Eve” was also voted Shooting People’s ‘Film of the Month’ in January 2010.
She co-produced the short film “Two People in a Room”, and her comedy film “The Pitch” was used as part of an advertising campaign in Dubai in 2008.
In 2011 Tova’s short script “I Believe in Angels’ was short listed by the Canadian Short Script Festival and since then it has been optioned by an independent film maker.
Tova also produced in 2013 two short music documentaries titled “My Song” featuring Steve Strange from ‘Visage’, Guy Pratt from ‘Pink Floyd’ and comedian Phil Cornwell.
She is also developing a new crime drama titled “London isn’t Waiting” as well as a sitcom entitled “Pan European TV” which she is co writing with Steve Coe.