Alexis Zegerman

Alexis Zegerman, The Fever Syndrome, Photo by Mark Douet_0.jpg

Alexis is an award-winning writer and actor. Her plays include, The Steingolds, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Holy Sh!t the first play staged at the Kiln Theatre, directed by Indhu Rubisangham, The Fever Syndrome (Manhattan Theatre Club), which premiered at Hampstead Theatre, London, also Lucky Seven for Hampstead Theatre (Pearson Playwriting Prize) where she was writer-in-residence, and both Noise and Marriage at Soho TheatreHer play Shout for the National Theatre is currently playing across the U.K. and will come to the National Theatre in Summer 2024. She is under commission with Manhattan Theater Club and Hampstead Theatre. Alexis wrote the screenplay for Arthur’s Whisky for Sky/Universal, starring Diane Keaton and David Harewood, which premiered on Sky, and will be released in theaters in the US later this year. Her other films include Dirty Martini for BBC Films, and an adaptation of Mark Lamprell’s bestseller The Lovers Guide to Rome for Anonymous Content. She was recently lead writer for the series Winter Over for Spotify/Apple. She has written extensively for BBC radio. Her plays include, Ronnie Gecko (Richard Imison Award), Are You Sure?JumpThe Singing ButlerDeja Vu (Prix Europa) and comedy series, Mum's on the Run and School Runs.  

As an actor, Alexis has worked with Mike Leigh on stage and screen productions, winning a British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Happy-Go-Lucky, and a Film Critics' Circle nomination. She most recently appeared in the original London production of Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt and alongside Idris Elba in Hijack for Apple TV.