Billie Vee is a London based award-winning, experienced actress and screenwriter of Greek origin.
Born in Athens, Greece under the name Vasiliki Vlachou, Billie received her degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Athens Philosophy Department and was trained in the Art Theatre Drama School (Theatro Technis Karolos Koun). Soon after graduating she was cast in a number of roles across theatre and television, in both Greece and Cyprus.
Now based in the UK she is dedicated to continuous self-improvement and development of her craft as an actor but is also broadening her creative reach, and making a name for herself, as a writer and producer.
As a performer Billie appeared in shows at the Pleasance London, Southwark Playhouse, Old Red Lion, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, New Diorama Theatre, Hen and Chickens as well as in independent films, web series, tv pilots (including “The Cloaking” dir Sam Bradford/written Clayton T. Smith) and commercials.
She is bilingual (English and Greek) and can act in French if given the script in advance. She has also strong athletic / movement skills and experience in contemporary dance, pole dancing, MoCap and stage combat. She does regular role player work and corporate videos.
Her screenwriting debut was the multi-award winning short film “Two Persons Max” a film in which she also starred alongside Jessica-Jane Stafford (“The Real Hustle”). This entertaining psychological thriller takes place exclusively in a lift and was made at Pinewood Studios by director Tim Kent. “Two Persons Max” was officially selected by, and screened at, many film festivals around the world.
Further screenwriting credits include:
Official selection: Madrid International Film Festival (Nomination: Jury Award |Best Supporting Actress)
She wrote and performed in:
Official selection: Paris Short Film Festival
Official selection: 12th British Urban Film Festival, Brighton Rocks Film Festival (Best Screenplay Award)
“Testing Greta” dir Abbie Lucas / prod Anna Davies
Official selection: 40th Drama Film Festival 2017 -Winner “Greeks of the World” prize
Hamilton Film Festival 2017 – Nominee “Best Actress” (Billie Vee)
51st Worldfest – Houston International Film Festival 2018 – Remi Award Winner
Aesthetica Film Festival (BAFTA qualifying)
British Urban Film Festival
Winner “Best Picture” New York Film Awards January 2018
Fastnet Film Festival, Beeston Film Festival, Tweetfest, London Greek Film Festival, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner
‘Testing Greta tore me up. The writing and acting were perfect and I thought very highly of the director’s work, as well. I was very moved… most by Billie Vee’s performance which was so nuanced. I thought it was tremendous.’ Bobby Roth – Director ‘Prison Break’, ‘Lost’
Billie has recently:
Done a voice over / ADR for the TV show “Bulletproof” dir Diarmuid Goggins.
Finished filming for the web series “The Self-Tapers” created by Peter Rae, Helen Bang and Denise Moreno.
Finished filming for a comedy short film “Good Vibrations” dir Abbie Lucas and for a drama short film “Pride” dir Pantelis Hapeshis.
Done a corporate shoot for Expedia (B Productions) and took part in Educational Series for Pearson.
Is in preparation for her debut feature film which she wrote and will be performing in “Sparrow’s Call” dir Tim Kent – a genuine story of passion, human connection and forgiveness – wrapped up in an unpredictable, psychological thriller.
“Billie Vee showcases her comedic brilliance and her ability to write multi-layered plots that are equally compelling throughout”– Faruq Oyekan ProCreate review
“Billie Vee is showing a keen sense of comic timing and dramatic depth”– Lee Relph MIB’s Instant Headache review
“Vee drawing laughs through her brilliant characterisation of the last panda…”– Views from the gods
“Billie Vee as the panda was easily my favourite character of the night…there is something unsettlingly animal about her mannerisms…”– Kate Mason, One Stop Arts
“Billie is an outstanding actress. A real professional”– Tim Kent, Director/Producer Actors Studio