Florence Keith-Roach

Florence is an actor, writer and director working across theatre, film and television. Her work champions women, both in the writing and in the teams that she collaborates with. 

Florence is one of two filmmakers to win the 2017 BFI and SAI Bursary award for feature film development and she is currently writing her second feature film, BE OK, under this award scheme. 

She was selected to partake in Channel Four Drama's 2017 screenwriting programme. She has written the pilot episode of Surge under this scheme and is now developing it into a series with Studio Lambert.

She is also developing a TV comedy series with Bandit TV,  a comedy/ drama TV series, Raging, with Ecosse Films, which she will also be acting in, and a drama series with Keshet TV. She has written her first feature film, Two Sisters, under the mentorship of Tantrum Films.

She co-wrote, directed and acted in the comedy short film, Frenching The Bully with Freddy Syborn (BBC's Bad Education, Psychobitches). It was recently released online.

Her second play Eggs, opened at the Edinburgh Free Fringe in August 2015. It received 5 * reviews and transferred to the Vaults Festival in February 2016, where it received a host of five star reviews, "an astonishing piece of writing. " (Five Stars. Grumpy Gay Critic.)  It won a competition as one of four plays to be published by Nick Hern Books and is available to buy Here.  

She performed in her latest short play Mexit at Theatre Utopia, Croyden in April 2017. She has written for Grazia, The Observer and Little White Lies about her experiences as a writer, director and actor in both film and theatre. 

She gained a 1st BA Hons in Classics from UCL and  went on to study acting at the Drama Centre.She is the founder of Orphee Productions, a female led company dedicated to telling stories that champion the female gaze, the queer gaze.