'A truly international actress, her languages and extreme sports set her apart’
Lara Heller is a well-seasoned action actress with a background in screen fighting. She performs in 4 languages fluently; English, German, French and Persian and can switch between 15 different accents.
Lara first came to public attention as the actress in The Cut, which won the Vittorio Veneto Award at the Venice Film Festival. The story is about a father (Tahar Rahim) searching for his twin daughters (Lara Heller). The film was endorsed by Martin Scorsese who was quoted as saying “Fatih Akin’s The Cut is a genuine, hand-made epic, of the type that people just don’t make anymore.”
Lara has just wrapped on Troy-The Odyssey, a Tekin Girgin film. The adventure movie expands on the Trojan War and is much in the spirit of Indiana Jones. Lara plays a swashbuckling Trojan warrior stolen out to sea against her will.
New credits include Breaking The Bank, by Vadim Jean (Universal Pictures International) and Ben Hur, by Mark Atkins (Kaleidoscope Film). In this action drama, retired gladiator Ben Hur (Adrian Bouchet) trains Lucia (Lara Heller) and a group of young vigilantes to fight the Romans in their homeland.
In the new British gangland film, Welcome To Curiosity, Lara shoots bullets as a sultry killer named Duffy. The role was originally written for a man and the producers specifically re-wrote the character for Lara. The British crime movie contains five tales that share one thing in common: curiosity kills. A successful gangster (Cristian Solimeno) is forced into a dangerous heist with unscrupulous assassin (Lara Heller) and mafia's elite (Richard Blackwood).
Lara's ‘appetite’ for action roles and sports stunts keeps her fit. Water sports include trick-wakeboarding, waterskiing, surfing, swimming, fly boarding and diving. Winter sports include figure skating and skiing. Dance training includes contemporary, jazz, waltz, salsa and Persian dancing. Additionally, she is experienced in sword fighting and combat.
Lara now splits her time between London and LA. She was born in England and raised in a mountain village in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Lara started on the stage in Belgium and trained at the drama studio Arts Educational Schools where Julie Andrews trained.