Elizabeth Dulau is a British actress who is best known for her role as ‘Kleya’ in the Andor television series.
Dulau was born in London, United Kingdom, in 1995.
Before acting school at RADA, Dulau obtained her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham.
RADA is the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts and one of the most prestigious schools for aspiring actors in the United Kingdom. Dulau attended RADA and graduated in 2020 with a BA in acting, known as an H Level.
While at RADA, she performed in various plays, including The Importance of Being Earnest, The Oresteia, The Provoked Wife, Julius Ceasar, Stoning Mary, The Laramie Project, and King Lear.
The Laramie Project was a documentary theatre project that covered the murder of Matthew Sheppard and the residents of the town where it occurred.
Dulau portrayed real-life individuals on stage, Romaine Patterson, Russell Henderson, and others.
She was also in Klippies, produced by Young Vic. It is a coming-of-age theater production in which Dulau starred as Yolandi, one of the lead roles.
Dulalu was in a short film entitled Grapes, as well. She played Nina in the movie, which illustrated the trials of a young girl facing cancer.
Dulau’s move to mainstream television and films came with her role in Gentleman Jack in 2022.
The HBO series is a drama detailing the life of Anne Lister, a diarist.
She is considered the "first modern lesbian" for her trailblazing efforts in the early 1800s. Dulau played Catherine Rawson and appeared in two episodes in April 2022.
After Gentleman Jack, Dulau was cast in The Outlaws.
The television series is a British crime thriller that appeared on BBC One and Amazon Prime. In it, Dulau played Lesley and appeared in one episode.
Despite her guest roles, Dulau’s big break came in playing the character Kleya Marki in Star Wars: Andor.
Andor is a television series created for Disney+ and is part of the Star Wars series as a prequel to the film Rogue One.
Dulau’s character Kleya is a human female concierge at Luthen Rael’s gallery.
Behind the scenes, though, she was an enforcer for Rael’s spy operation, a messenger, and an emissary.
She first appeared in the fourth episode of the first season.
Her character surprised fans who initially assumed she was just another assistant. However, Kleya reveals herself to be cunning, ruthless and trusted by Luthen.
Some fans believe she may actually be Princess Leia as Luthen seems to take direction from her, and fake names seem to be an intricate part of the show.
The red hood and cape she wears in episode seven are also very similar to the one young Leia sports in the Obi-Wan series.
Andor season 2 has just begun filming and Dulau should have an even more significant role in the next season
Dulau stars in the show alongside other notable British actors like Joplin Sibtain, Varada Sethu, and Alex Lawther
In 2023, Elizabeth Dulau found a recurring role on “Maternal, ” a British medical drama television series, which is set in the aftermath of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plot revolves around three female doctors who return to frontline medicine after their maternity leave. The series was broadcast on ITV and ITVX, but unfortunately, it was cancelled after one season.
Elizabeth Dulau played the role of Dr. Louise Pennycook in the series.
Elizabeth Dulau keeps her personal life incredibly private. Little is known about her family or her relationships. She does not have a verified personal social media account.
Despite her relatively recent entry into the professional acting scene in 2022, Dulau represents the new generation of British actresses and has already made a significant impact.