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Tracy Ifeachor

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Tracy Ifeachor
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Tracy Ifeachor

Born: 1985 (age: 32)

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Tracy Ifeachor is a British television and theatre actress best known for playing the role of Abigail Naismith in both parts of the Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time.

Tracy Ifeachor was born in PlymouthDevon England where she attended Plymouth College Preparatory school followed by the Eggbuckland Community College also in Plymouth. Tracy excelled in sports and regularly competed in county events such as hurdling, high jump and sprinting. Alongside her academic studies Tracy attended The Raleigh School of & drama under the tutorship of Norma Blake and the Deborah Bond Dance academy where she enjoyed the ISTD syllabus in tap, ballet, modern and Jazz. After completing her A-levels Tracy used her gap year to audition for London drama schools and gained a scholarship to The Webber Douglas Academy in London

After graduating from the now merged Central School of Speech and Drama in July 2007 Tracy shot her first feature film ‘Blooded’ directed by Sundance film festival winner Ed Boase and appeared in two commercials. Tracy then went on to make her theatre debut as 'Minerva' in the Royal Shakespeare Companys production of 'Noughts & Crosses' directed and adapted by Dominic Cooke. It was from here she made her television debut as Leila in BBC1’s Casualty episode ‘No Going Back’ which aired in January 2009. Tracy went on to play Rosalind in Tim Supple’s ‘As You Like It’ for the opening of The new Curve Theatre in Leicester. Whilst rehearsing Tracy was offered the role of Abigail Naismith in David Tennant’s final two Doctor Who episodes “The End Of Time” Parts One and Two which broadcast Christmas 2009 and New Years Day 2010. She played daughter of the billionaire Joshua Naismith (David Harewood) who wanted his daughter to have immortality and live forever. Tracy played went on to play ‘Beneatha’ in Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘Raisin In The Sun’ directed by Michael Buffong for the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester which opened to rave reviews and played Ismene at The National Theatre in the premiere of Moira Buffini's play Welcome to Thebes, directed by Richard Eyre from June 15 to September 2010

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