Originally adopted from Nepal, Scottish actor Amba Gayfer graduated with a drama degree from the University of Hull in 2013. Amba continued her training in physical theatre abroad in Austria and Lithuania, under the guidance of Russian practitioner Sergio Ostrenko.
Amba has been a member of the National Youth Film Academy since 2014 and is also a member of the National Youth Theatre and The Actors class by Mary Doherty. She has consistently worked in the industry as an actor and has been in short films such as ‘209’ers’, CBBC, music videos, including ‘Let it go’ by James bay and Sophie muller, commercials for Disneyland Paris, Samsung, and Coca-Cola, and performed in theatre.
Amba does ballet and pole dancing for fitness, she combines her love of horse riding by learning specifically horse riding for the screen. This includes solo and group lessons where she learns how to ride with one hand carrying a sword and shield and other weapons, cantering to your mark, jousting, and riding in formation with other riders as well as different scenarios where horse riding would be used on set in a film.
She is continuing her training with the British Action Academy in armed and unarmed combat for the screen, and would like to eventually be able to do her own stunts in film. Amba is based in North London and represented by Hero Talent Group.