Alexandra Roach

  • Welsh actress
  • Born 1987

Alexandra Elizabeth Roach (born 23 August 1987) is a Welsh actress.

I had to live and breathe Margaret Thatcher for a few months. I totally engulfed myself in her life. I read her autobiography and a biography, 'The Grocer's Daughter.'

I can't wait until I'm able to afford really posh bags.

Transformations don't scare me: it thrills me to become the polar opposite.

I love leaving the house in a new outfit; I don't feel the pressure at all.

Hairpieces are brilliant for adding volume.

I love vintage, but it's so expensive now.

Be positive and laugh at everything.

I love all reality TV - Strictly, 'The X Factor.' I really don't see why people are so snobby about it.

Nobody puts Roach in the corner.

I went to stage school with a neighbor to build confidence because I was quite shy.

I think the most important thing is to have fun, and not to take things too seriously. Once you start doing that, then you'll start to crumble.

That's where my passion was ignited, on the set of 'Pobol Y Cwm.' I loved it and I've had such a passion for TV and films. I can't do anything else.

My ambition is to become one of those actresses that is like a chameleon that you don't recognize.

I think you should just wear something you feel comfortable in. It's important to make a statement, but don't kill yourself over it.

It's important to make a statement, but don't kill yourself over it. You have to make an effort, but not go overboard.

Actresses are mental on the whole. But I think I'm pretty normal.