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Lesley-Ann on EWN discussing Tea with Madiba

25 Febr 2014

Lesley-Ann Brandt, who hails from South Africa, has done what many actors only dream of - she works as an actress in Hollywood. EWN recently caught up with the starlet.

Source: http://ewn.co.za/Media/2014/02/24/Hollywood-actress-Lesley-Ann-Brandt


Interview with Lesley-Ann live on Expresso

25 Febr 2014

Lesley-Ann on the South African breakfast show Expresso discussing Tea With Madiba and her past and present projects.


Tea with Madiba

18 Dec 2013

Finally I am able to share with you what will hopefully give 6 million people, my people, a voice in South Africa. I am honored to be executive producing this project along with my dear friends Kiersten Dunbar Chace and Brad Bauer. "Tea with Madiba - A 20 year post apartheid journey" is a documentary film aimed at giving a voice to a community in the new South Africa who still don't have one. It honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela ( Madiba ) and his dream of a unified and free nation. Please take 8 minutes to watch and share with your friends and family and if you can - help. This project means so much to me, to Kiersten, to Brad and to my family and friends in South Africa. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support.

Much love,
LA x

Visit the Indiegogo page and share the link with your friends:
  • http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tea-with-madiba-a-documentary-film


  • Lesley-Ann joins indie film 'Painkillers'

    11 Dec 2013

    Colm Feore, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Tahmoh Pennikett joins the Indie Film - Painkillers.

    "Colm Feore (Revolution, The Borgias) has joined the Peter Winther-directed indie Painkillers. He will play Dr. Troutman, a military doctor who treats soldiers with post-traumatic distress disorders in the sci-fi thriller produced by Liberation Pictures, Badlands Features and Ferns Entertainment. From an original screenplay by Jason Groce and Kirk Roos, Painkillers is set to start filming early next year in Alberta. Battlestar Galactica alum Tahmoh Penikett and Spartacus’ Lesley-Ann Brandt also are set for the pic. Feore’s upcoming films include Paramount’s Jack Ryan and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is repped by Coronel Group."

    Source:
  • Deadline.com - Colm Feore Joins 'Painkillers'


  • Lesley-Ann cast in Lifetime's 'The Lottery'

    21 Nov 2013

    "Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus) and Louise Lombard (CSI) have been cast in Lifetime’s dystopian future drama pilot The Lottery, written by Timothy J. Sexton and directed by Danny Cannon. The Warner Horizon-produced conspiracy thriller is set in a world where women have stopped having children threatening extinction of the human race. When 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.


    Lesley-Ann Brandt, repped by Innovative Artists, LuberRoklin and Matt Rosen, will play Casey, a U.S. soldier longing for a child who jumps at the shot at being a surrogate by participating in the lottery. She has recurred on Single Ladies and the upcoming Killer Women and can be seen in Drift."

    Source:
  • Deadline.com


  • Killer Women premieres on Tuesday Jan 7 10|9c

    21 Nov 2013

    ABC's new Texan drama has just received its January 7th 2014 air date. Lesley-Ann will guest star on episode 5 of the season. The show has received much industry hype and has a fantastic cast lead by Tricia Helfer. It also stars Spanish beauty Marta Milans, Michael Trucco, Mark Blucas, Alex Fernandez and Alexandra Pomales.


    Single Ladies Season 3 premiers on Jan 6 at 9PM

    21 Nov 2013

    VH1 has announced it's January 6th air date at 9pm for season 3! Lesley-Ann will be in 10 of the 12 episodes this season. She joins Letoya Luckett and Damien Wayans as the fresh new faces on the show.


    Lesley-Ann interviewed by South African Metro FM

    28 Aug 2013

    Lesley-Ann interviewed by national South African radio station Metro FM. She discusses living in Hollywood, working on Spartacus, Andy Whitfield and her current projects.

    Listen to the interview here:



    Lesley-Ann talks about her character in Drift

    06 Aug 2013

    Lesley-Ann talks about her character Lani and her relationship to Sam Worthington's character JB on the set of Drift! In theaters now in the USA.

    Part 1





    Drift to be released across the US

    06 July 2013

    Lesley-Ann's feature film Drift has been released in the US on your cable provider or iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/drift/id661004756
    Also, Drift will be released in 10 US cinema locations on August 2nd. It's a great story on any format, but really amazing to the watch the action on a big screen! If you like the film, please review and rate it on iTunes, IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes as this helps keep the film high on the digital platform and cinema ratings.

    The film received outstanding reviews from Australian critics and audiences during it's 2 month plus cinema run. (see below)


    DRIFT - US CINEMAS AUGUST 2nd 2013


    New York City - AMC 25 Empire

    234 West 42nd St., New York, NY - (888) 262-4386

    Los Angeles - Laemmle's Monica

    Orange County, CA - Regal Rancho Niguel

    San Francisco, CA - Reading Cinemas Rohnert Park

    San Diego, CA - Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15

    Honolulu, HI - AMC Concord Mills 24

    Jacksonville, FL - AMC Regency 24

    Kansas City, MO - AMC Independence Commons 20

    Spokane, WA River Sq. - AMC River Park Square 20

    Phoenix, AZ - AMC Arizona Center 24


    Drift launches it's American release!

    04 July 2013

    Lesley-Ann along with directors Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott attended a special screening of Drift hosted by RedBull in Los Angeles.

    Guests included Entourage actress Perrey Reeves and actor Chris Payne Gilbert as well as celebrity stylist, hair stylist and makeup artist Adeel Khan, Travisean Haynes and Kip Zachary.


    Drift is available On Demand and iTunes for the month of July in the US until its theatrical release on August 2nd.


    Drift US trailer released

    07 June 2013

    Lionsgate has released the domestic trailer for Drift, the Australian surf drama directed by Ben Nott and Morgan O’Neill. Set in 1970s Austrailia, Drift centers on two brothers who launch a surf gear business.



    Lesley-Ann's 8 episodic arc on Single Ladies

    21 May 2013

    Letoya Luckett, Damien Wayans and Lesley-Ann Brandt have been added to VH1‘s series Single Ladies. They are set for major recurring/possible regular roles. Luckett will play Felicia Price, the icy and aloof founder and Senior Partner of Price Management, one of the most influential music management companies in the world. Wayans will play David Berenger, April’s (Charity Shea) main foil at Price Management — a masterful sycophant, and a slick manager on the Atlanta music scene. Brandt, repped by Innovative and New Wave Entertainment, plays Naomi Cox, a demure, sexy, scheming gold-digger who is a constant thorn in Keisha’s (LisaRaye McCoy) side. Luckett and Wayans are repped by Resolution. [source: Deadline.com - Hollywood]


    The Australian's Drift review

    09 May 2013

    Check out what THE AUSTRALIAN says about Drift! The film gets 4 stars!

    Drift was released in Australian and Japanese theatres on May 2nd.


    Lesley-Ann interviewed at NKLA Adoption Event

    07 May 2013

    Lesley-Ann talks about the importance of rescuing animals as opposed to buying them.


    Australia! your chance to take Lesley-Ann home

    06 May 2013

    Australians! Drift is currently in theaters nation wide and we are offering those who have not seen the film yet an opportunity to get an autographed picture from Lesley-Ann. Simply go see the film between now and the weekend, take a picture of your ticket stub where you saw the film, send your details and picture to info@lesley-annbrandt.com and we'll send one of these pictures to you signed by Lesley-Ann herself! Tell your friends about this too!


    BLOG - California to the rescue!

    06 May 2013

    Thank you to everyone who came out in support of Best Friends and their NKLA initiative. Over 400 animals found forever homes which is a tremendous achievement. 408 dogs and cats, 2 bunnies and 1 boa constrictor not counting the rescue groups that don't do adoptions on site. [...]


    Drift review by the Sydney Morning Herald

    May 04 2013

    "[...] It is certainly the best to date, if we define a great dramatic surfing movie as one that has a good story, great surfing and an appeal beyond those who surf." - writes The Sydney Morning Herald in their review. Drift is in Australian and Japanese theatres as of May 2nd.


    Lesley-Ann at the Newport Beach Festival

    May 04 2013

    New photos of Lesley-Ann and the Drift cast at the screening of Drift at the Newport Beach Festival have been added to the Red Carpet section of the Gallery!



    Joel David Moore talks working w/ Lesley-Ann

    May 02 2013

    Avatar star and director of Killing Winston Jones, Joel David Moore, talks about working with Lesley-Ann on the red carpet of Drift screening at the New Port Beach Film Festival.



    Drift screening at Australians in Film

    May 01 2013

    Lesley-Ann attended the screening of Drift at Australians in Film - a non-profit organization celebrating outstanding Australian filmmakers & performers in the US.

    You can view the photos in the Gallery's Red Carpet section!


    Lesley-Ann attends Drift premier

    May 01 2013

    Lesley-Ann attends the premier of Drift at the New Port Beach Film Festival.



    Australian ABC1's Drift review

    May 01 2013

    Drift received 4 stars from the Australian ABC1's film critics Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton. Check out their review!



    Drift sneak peek with Lesley-Ann

    April 23 2013

    Drift will be released in Australian theatres in 9 days, on May 2nd! Here is a sneak peek with Lesley-Ann Brandt, Myles Pollard and Xavier Samuel.



    Drift wins two more awards at Rincón Festival

    April 23 2013

    Drift takes home two more awards at Rincón international film festival!


    Drift named best narrative feature in Puerto Rico

    April 17 2013

    Lesley-Ann's feature film Drift has been judged best narrative feature at the Rincon International Film Festival held in Puerto Rico, IF Magazine reports. Drift is co-directed by Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott and is produced by Tim Duffy, Michele Bennet and Myles Pollard.

    Drift hits Australian cinemas on May 2 and US on August 2.


    Drift stars discuss making the film

    April 15 2013

    Drift actors Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard talk about the film and their experience working on it.

    You can watch the clip on the video site of the Australian TODAY show!


    US dates for Drift released

    April 11 2013


    Drift premiered in Australia last month and will open country wide on May 2 as well as in Japan. The film will also be released throughout Europe and distributors Rekin Hill have announced the US release date of August 2. The film will be available June 2 on video on demand via Lionsgate. It's a similar release model to more niche market independent features however Drift producers and director Morgan O'Neil say it's a story about surfing for sure but also about family so there is something we can all relate to in that.


    The cast of Drift featured in tourism brochure

    April 11 2013

    The cast of Drift are currently being featured in this tourism brochure in Western Australia where the film was shot. Drift will be released in Australia May 2.


    Drift released in Japan on May 2, 2013

    April 05 2013


    Drift is set to hit Japanese theatres on May 2, 2013. Starring Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Myles Pollard, Robyn Malcolm and Aaron Glenene.

    Check out the new Japanese trailer and poster!


    Australian premier of "Drift" (VIDEO)

    March 28 2013

    THE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF FEATURE FILM DRIFT IN WA’S SOUTH WEST

    On Thursday March 21, a 50m red carpet was rolled out for the Australian Premiere of the surfing feature film DRIFT. 1300 invited guests attended the outdoor screening taking place at Caves House in Yallingup, the biggest premiere of its kind in Western Australian history. The premiere took the film back to its roots in WA’s South West where the film was made, taking place amongst the historic Caves House gardens with the movie projected onto a 12m inflatable outdoor screen.

    [...]


    AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction

    March 19 2013

    I'm thrilled to once again be a part of the annual AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction benefitting the Starship Children's Hospital. They provide families with medical assistance regardless of their financial situation and rely heavily on public support in order to maintain equipment and to provide the high standard of health care for children that is currently available.

    This year I have a couple of autographed pictures as well as some memorabilia from the movie Drift (a signed T-shirt & Cap), an autographed In The Tub book and the piece de resistance, a lunch date with me! [...]


    Drift Australian and US premier

    March 17 2013

    Drift is set for a small premier in honor of the location of where filming took place, Margaret River in Western Australia. The actual Australian release will be May 2 and a Sydney premier will be planned around this date.

    The US will wait until August 2013 when the film be be released theatrically and producers are planning a Los Angeles premier to coincide with this.


    Lesley-Ann in new show 'Being Mary Jane'

    March 02 2013

    Lesley-Ann will appear on Gabrielle Union's new show, Being Mary Jane. Written and directed by husband and wife team Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, Being Mary Jane is a new 1hr show for the BET network and will air in spring of 2013. The show also stars Omari Hardwick, Lisa Vidal, Brely Evans, Latarsha Rose and Richard Roundtree and is currently in production in Atlanta.


    'In the Tub' Coffee Table Book project

    Febr 23 2013

    Lesley-Ann along with the Spartacus cast pay tribute to those affected by breast cancer. The book is shot by Spartacus director, TJ Scott and all proceeds benefit Breast Cancer research. To finance all of the production costs a Kickstarter page has been created so you can back the project!

    For more information on where you can purchase the book, go to
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/983566300/in-the-tub-0

    Thank you!



    New Drift poster released

    Febr 01 2013

    New poster for Lesley-Ann's feature film Drift (starring Sam Worthington, Myles Pollard, Xavier Samuel, Aaron Glenane and Robyn Malcolm) is released. Drift's release is set for April/May of 2013 according to sources at World Wide Mind and will have red carpet premiers in both Los Angeles and Australia.

    For more info go to the Drift IMDb page and like and share it on Facebook!



    Beauty Blog - MY FIRST BEAUTY FIND FOR 2013

    Jan 28 2013

    If you have combination skin like mine you're most likely oily through the T-Zone and normal or dry on your cheeks which can cause the pores around your nose to be slightly enlarged. So while I love my Environ skincare, I've recently discovered Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer. [...]


    Fashion Blog - Stuff She Likes

    Jan 28 2013

    Stuff She Likes Hi all! I wanted to share with you one of my favorite American fashion blogs "Stuff She Likes". It is the brainchild of uber cool and ridiculously stylish Taye Hansberry who I have the pleasure of knowing personally. It's my home page on my computer and every morning I wake up to read what this lady's been up to, think of it as a one stop shop for fashion, makeup, trends, where to eat etc. [...]


    BLOG: Happy End of Year

    Dec 22 2012

    I'm in beautiful Savannah Georgia and we've just wrapped on the dark comedy Killing Winston Jones. This film has been such a joy to make and I really cannot wait for you all to see it. Savannah is simply gorgeous, so much American history and culture here and I've filled up my instagram with all the beautiful Georgian architecture. I've had an absolute blast with the cast, Danny Masterson, Danny Glover, Jon Heder, Richard Dryfuss, Aly Michalka and Tyler Labine and of course our director Joel David Moore. They are rare breed of talent, class and humility. It's been a blast, but after 3 weeks on location I'm looking forward to getting back to Eli and my LA family to celebrate Xmas!

    [...]


    Drift trailer released

    Dec 17 2012

    Drift trailer released. Coming to the big screen in Feb/March 2013 starring Lesley-Ann Brandt, Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Robyn Malcolm, Aaron Glenane and Myles Pollard.



    Lesley-Ann's new feature : "Killing Winston Jones"

    Nov 27 2012

    Lesley-Ann joins the cast (Danny Glover, Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Masterson, Jon Heder, Tyler Labine) of dark comedy Killing Winston Jones.

    Killing Winston Jones - Lesley-Ann Brandt, Danny Glover, Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Masterson, Jon Heder, Tyler Labine, Joel David Moore



    Gallery Update: Strut Your Mutt 2012

    Sept 29 2012

    Strut Your Mutt 2012 Lesley-Ann and Emma Kenney (Shameless) along with friend Sarah Sonneville and their dogs Eli and Millie join forces at this years Strut Your Mutt! An initiative by Best Friends Animal Society, aimed at helping homeless pets.

    Click here to view the photos!


    Lesley-Ann attends the Hampton's Film Festival

    Sept 14 2012

    Drift Lesley-Ann will be attending the Hampton's Film Festival from Oct 4th-8th along with her Drift directors and producer Morgan O'Neil, Ben Nott and Tim Duffy. Drift has recently acquired it's American distributor Wrekin Hill Entertainment and is slated for release in the US and Australia in Feb/March 2013. The film will have a worldwide theatrical release in Europe, Asia and South Africa, details of these dates are yet to be released. Drift stars Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Myles Pollard, Robyn Malcolm and Aaron Glenane.


    EVENT: Strut your Mutt

    Sept 09 2012

    Emma Kenney & Lesley-Ann Brandt Lesley-Ann and actress Emma Kenney (Shameless) are teaming up at this years "Strut your Mutt" on September 22nd 2012 at Pan Pacific Park, an event run by Best Friends Animal Society.

    Lesley-Ann and Emma have formed a Hollywood Mutts team, which allows any one of you to donate $30 and join them and their pets to help raise money for homeless pets across the country. Information on the event can be found here http://www.strutyourmutt.org/index.cfm?...&id=1004 and if you'd like to join Emma and Lesley-Ann's team you can register here http://bit.ly/emmaSYM

    UPDATE: If you can't be there in person, you can still join and be part of the team for $10 for a 'virtual' walk! Thanks for your support!


    NEW BLOG: Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago

    Aug 15 2012

    WW Comic Con "Well, I'm back in LA after an awesome weekend at Wizard Comic Con in Chicago. Firstly, thank you to all those lovely folks who came out to see Craig, Katrina and myself. You Chi Town locals sure do know how to make a girl feel special. I seriously had so much fun with you all and I hope you guys enjoyed our little trio.

    Some highlights? Well, I literally wanted to kidnap every cute kid that came near me, (I dunno, I'm feeling broody I guess), so I have to thank the mothers of the adorable little babies and toddlers for putting up with my need to cuddle their little ones. I also have to make mention that I was pleased to meet some of you who post regularly on my Facebook and Twitter pages. Always lovely putting a face to the name, yes Queen, this one is for you. [...]"


    DayOldStubble Magazine interviews Lesley-Ann

    Aug 13 2012

    DayOldStubble Magazine interviews Lesley-Ann at the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago DayOldStubble Magazine interviews Lesley-Ann at the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago.

    Watch the video on DayOldStubble.com to find out some new things about Naevia and what she thought about working on Spartacus.


    Lesley-Ann featured in South African fashion blog

    Aug 09 2012

    Lesley-Ann featured in South African fashion blog Want to know what's in Lesley-Ann's wardrobe this summer? She is featured on this current fashion blog!

    Link: http://andlollipops.com/.../in-the-wardrobe-of-south-african-born-actress...


    Lesley-Ann attends the Chicago Comic Con

    Aug 09 2012

    Lesley-Ann is attending the Wizard Con in Chicago Lesley-Ann is attending the Wizard Con in Chicago from the August 9th to 11th. You have a chance to have your photograph taken with her and get a signed autograph! Lesley-Ann will also be appearing on the Chicago Fox TV morning show with her fellow Spartacus, Legend of the Seeker and Diplomatic Immunity cast mate, Craig Parker.

    She'll keep you all updated on her Chicago trip via Twitter. Be sure to follow her. Lots of pictures to come!


    Lesley-Ann attended the Pinup Girl Boutique Opening

    Aug 09 2012

    Lesley-Ann attended the opening of the new Pinup Girl Boutique Lesley-Ann attended the opening of the new Pinup Girl Boutique this month.

    You might recall that she has worked with the clothing line on various shoots that are shot by CEO Laura Byrnes and is also featured in the upcoming DVD by head makeup artist/designer Micheline Pitt along with Spartacus co-star Erin Cummings.


    Athlone News Interview

    July 30 2012

    Lesley-Ann Brandt featured in Athlone News The local neighborhood paper where Lesley-Ann grew up (Greenhaven, Athlone in Cape Town) has featured Lesley-Ann.

    Click on the image or go to Press to read the article.


    Coco Eco interview

    July 10 2012

    Lesley-Ann Brandt on the cover of Coco Eco Magazine The latest edition of Coco Eco Magazine is now available to read online.
    Visit www.cocoecomag.com for details.

    You can read Coco Eco's interview with Lesley-Ann here:
    www.cocoecomag.com/lesley-ann-brandt.html


    Blog Update: New site is now online

    July 04 2012

    Lesley-Ann Brandt "Hey guys!

    Welcome to the new and improved site! Roland has been working tirelessly with me on this and I'd just like to say a huge THANK YOU to him for all his hard work.

    As you can see, I've been doing lots of fun new photo shoots and we've added some new content as well. In particular I'd like to direct you to the "Living Green" section in the charity section as well as the NKLA tab. Here I will be talking about eco friendly brands and products I've come across and where you can purchase them."
    [...]


    Blog Update: Drift & Wizard World Comic Con

    June 10 2012

    Lesley-Ann at Wizard World Comic Con with Katrina Law and Craig Parker "'Drift', the film I did with Sam Worthington and the delightful Xavier Samuel, Robyn Malcolm and Myles Pollard will be released next year around Feb or March. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival this year and has received great feedback. For those who don't know, 'Drift' is loosely based on the Quicksilver story and is set in the 70's, right on the cusp of when this recreational activity turned into a professional sport.

    More recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Wizard Comic Con with my Spartacus co stars, Craig Parker and Katrina Law. Firstly, Philly was so beautiful and so rich with culture. I loved walking "The streets of Philadelphia", as Craig and I kept singing, soaking in the history and architecture."
    [...]


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