From a pretty young age, she was a drama enthusiast who loved acting and fell in love with the work of an actor. She attended St. Dominic’s Grammar School for Girls, and she finally left the town to move to London when she started on her career of acting.
The path for acting led Anya to the reputed Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she learned the finer points of acting and the teachers polished her learning to take her to the point of an established stage actor.
In Guildhall she started her first foray into professional stage acting with professional directors such as Scott Brooksbank, Jane Morgan, Eliot Shrimpton, Wyn Jones, Danny McGrath, Lisa Blair and many more respected directors who directed her in almost 20 plays. Anya got the finer points of acting from Guildhall, and they sent her on her way to explore other avenues.
After her time at the reputed London Drama School, Anya went on another three different plays outside of the company. She really got to shine, and this was the first time she was away from them, we don’t want to say comfortable, but a familiar background. New people she never met directed her and she got to star in The Village, playing the character of 'Jyoti' directed by Nadia Fall. Since she left Guildhall, Anya got to play in the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and The National Theatre.
With her committing to an accomplished career in the theatre seemed like a giant possibility but then she used her skills as drama actor and her years of learning, acting in some reputed schools in London allowed her to transition into TV. Anya’s first acting job outside of theatre was the TV series Wanderlust where she starred in six episodes as Jennifer Ashman and moved on to 'The ABC Murders' where she played 'Lily Marbury'. The series was based on Agatha Christie’s popular character 'Hercule Poirot' who was portrayed by John Malkovich in the series.
Watch: The ABC Murders trailer starring John Malkovich
The next step in the career ladder of Anya was a voice acting job at YouTube Red, where she voiced the leading character of 'Robin Loxley'. The series is a future based show, and the story is a Robin Hood adaptation for futuristic times.
Watch: The trailer for The Witcher coming to Netflix
Anya’s hiring was much talked about, most of the fans of the game wanted Eva Green to play the character, but the producers and the casting directors chose a fresh face for the role. Anya was the beneficiary of the producer’s desire to hire someone new for the role. Whether she does justice to the character is to be seen when the series arrives, but she did stop some negative chatter about her hiring after a brilliant sizzle reel at comic con and an equally outstanding appearance in the trailer for the show.
The Witcher is coming the fall of 2019 with Henry Cavill starring as 'Geralt' and 'Freya Allan' portraying the role of 'Ciri'.