Lara Heller performs in 4 languages fluently; English, German, French and Persian. Lara was a professional figure skater for Germany and graduated with a degree in law from The London School Of Economics and an MA in Acting from the acting studio Arts Educational Schools London.
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.”
Her latest film Stardust, chronicles the young David Bowie’s first visit to the US in 1971 – a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Bowie (Johnny Flynn) meets Jemima (Lara Heller) whilst reconnecting with his brother. The film was scheduled to premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, but the festival was postponed due to the pandemic.
Lara has also finished shooting The Obscure Life Of The Grand Duke Of Corsica with Timothy Spall and Peter Stormare in Malta. The movie follows a brilliant architect who embarks on an unusual commission in Malta for an eccentric billionaire who calls himself The Grand Duke of Corsica.
In the 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). Full features can be seen on IMDB.
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 LA and London. 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.