What We Do in the Shadows


"Nadja," played by Natasia Demetriou, has a spell, plan or solution for every problem. She’s got a knowledge of paranormal beings and folk remedies cultivated over hundreds of years living as an immortal being. She sometimes gets tired of all the male energy in the house and was happy to take new vampire Jenna under her wing, coaching her through her first kill. Nadja comes from scrappy peasant stock and she is an excellent creepy crawler.

Demetriou is a talented writer, actor and character comedian. She starred as “Sophie” in two seasons of Roughcut TV’s comedy series Stath Lets Flats for Channel 4, written by and starring Jamie Demetriou, which has received rave reviews. Series one of Stath Lets Flats was nominated for two BAFTA Awards in 2019 and will air on HBO Max in 2020.

In 2019, Demetriou played “Nina” in the feature Eurovision for Netflix alongside Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams and “Agnieszka” in Sky Arts’ Urban Myths: Andy & The Donald. She can also be seen alongside Joe Thomas, Jemaine Clement and Claudia O’Doherty in the comedy feature, The Festival, for Film4 and Fudge Park. Additional acting credits include The Road to Brexit, Static, Sick Note, Wasteman, Morgana Robinson’s The Agency, Oh God and Coaches for Sky Arts.

Demetriou has appeared as herself on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, E4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and Pants on Fire, Dave’s Comedians Giving Lectures, ITV2’s Don’t Hate the Playaz & Celebability and BBC2’s The Ranganation. Other comedy entertainment credits include UKTV’s Go 8-Bit, Comedy Central’s The Chris Ramsey Show and Harry Hill’s Tea Time for Sky One. She was a regular writer on ITV’s The Nightly Show and served as writer and performer on ITV2’s current affairs focused show, @Elevenish.

Demetriou and comedy partner Ellie White filmed their sketch comedy pilot for the BBC, Ellie & Natasia, which they made with CPL Productions and Harry Hill. The pilot was released in June 2019 to huge critical acclaim, with The Sun writing, “This fearless new sketch show from comedians Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou is French and Saunders for the Fleabag generation.” Their live comedy show, Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White are Gettin' Big, had a sold-out run at the Soho Theatre in 2018. Earlier that year, the comedy duo performed one of their sketches “Mum’s the Word” on the smash hit British Channel 4 comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Demetriou also co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC3 Comedy Feeds: People Time. The New Statesman recalled, “It’s rare to see something at the pilot stage that is so fully-formed and so confident. Also – no small matter, this, for a comedy – it is hilarious.” The Guardian dubbed the performance "the most startlingly good sketch group to have come out of this island since Absolutely." Her 2014 debut solo Edinburgh show, You'll Never Have All of Me, won the Skinny Debutant Award.

She is currently in the process of writing a feature for Film4.