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Sapphire Chrystalla Elia
15 April 1987
|Occupation||Actress, model, singer|
Early and personal life
Sapphire Chrystalla Elia was born on 15 April 1987 in London. Elia is of Greek-Cypriot heritage. She is 3/4 Greek and 1/4 English.
Elia modelled for brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Selfridges and Debenhams from the age of three. She later went on to appear in a number of adverts. In 1996, Elia began attending the Sylvia Young Theatre School. She was cast in the role of a young Cosette in Trevor Nunn's theatre production of Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre.
In 1998, Elia became an entertainer on ITV's Fun Song Factory for one series. Two years later she became a presenter on Discovery Kids, which led to a two-hour reality show called Blast Off, where she attended the NASA Astronaut Training Camp for children. In 2002, Elia played Isabelle in the educational series, Energy for Pearson Education. The following year, she graduated from Sylvia Young.
In 2008, Elia successfully auditioned for the musical drama series Britannia High. She was cast as Claudine Cameron. During her time on the show, she recorded a song 'Do It All Over Again'. The song peaked at #21 on the UK charts and it also entered the Australian charts at #12. A year later, Elia played Snow White in a Christmas pantomime at the Richmond Theatre. In 2010, the actress played the role of Amber in the movie Black Forest for the Syfy channel. In September of that year, Elia joined the cast of Emmerdale as Mia Macey. In May 2011, Elia confirmed her departure from Emmerdale.
Sapphire appeared on second cover to Image 34 magazine in June 2012.
|1998||Fun Song Factory||Herself/Entertainer||One series|
|2000||Blast Off||Herself||2-hour Reality Show|
|2006||Dream Team||Gemma Craig||Television Drama Series|
|2010||The Bill||Polly Delwar / Kerry||2 separate stints, TV series.|
|2008||Britannia High||Claudine Cameron||9 episodes, series regular.|
|2010–2011||Emmerdale||Mia Macey||November 2010 – August 2011|
|2012||Black Forest||Amber||Television movie.|
|2013||Invasion of the Not Quite Dead||Alison||British feature movie in pre-production|
|2016||Undercover Hooligan||Karolina Turner||British feature film|
|2018||I Am Vengeance||Rose Campbell|
|2009/10||Richmond Theatre,Surrey||Snow White||Snow White||4th Dec 2009 - 10th Jan 2010|
|2010/11||The Hexagon Theatre, Reading||Sleeping Beauty||Princess Belle|
|2011/12||Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone||Aladdin||Princess Jasmine|
|2012||National Tour||The Importance of Being Earnest||Cecily Cardew||Production by The Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd|
|2012||Ipswich Regent Theatre, Ipswich||Snow White||Snow White||21st Dec 2012 - 30th December 2012|
|2016/17||Lighthouse, Poole||Aladdin||Princess Xiaoxue|
|2017/18||Sevenoaks, Stag Theatre||Snow White||Snow White|
|2018||Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds||Beauty and the Beast||Belle||Fri 23st Nov - Mon 31st Dec 2018|
|Spring 2019||National Tour||The Wizard of Oz||Dorothy|| Shone Productions, National Theatre Tour, Total of 14 Dates on the tour|
|2019/20||Palace Theatre, Redditch||Cinderella||Cinderella||9th Dec 2019 - 5th Jan 2020|
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- Ayres, Tom (15 May 2011). "Sapphire Elia confirms 'Emmerdale' exit". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- "Sapphire to shine in Snow White". Sutton and Croydon Guardian. 20 April 2019.
- "Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan arrives to kick-start panto season - oh yes he does!". East Anglian Daily Times. 20 April 2019.
- "Beauty and the Beast 2018 Pantomime Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds". Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds Website. 20 April 2019.
- "Shone Productions Tour Dates and Locations". Shone Productions Facebook Website. 20 April 2019.
- "Palace Theatre, Redditch 2019/2020 pantomime Cinderella Cast announcement". Palace Theatre, Redditch Website. 20 April 2019.