25 September 1984 |
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Annabelle Wallis (born 25 September 1984) is an English actress, possibly best known for her role as Jane Seymour in Showtime's hit period drama The Tudors, Bridget in ABC's period drama Pan Am and Grace Burgess in the BBC's Peaky Blinders.
Maternal niece of Richard Harris, Wallis was born in Oxford, England, but spent much of her childhood in Portugal attending Saint Dominic's International School. She speaks fluent English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She now lives in London. She and Jared Leto are close friends.
In Portugal, she did several short films before she moved to London to pursue a career in movies. In London, she did some advertisements and went to drama school.
In 2009, Wallis starred as Jane Seymour in season three of the Showtime drama series The Tudors with Jonathan Rhys Meyers. She took over from Anita Briem, who quit the role at the end of the second season. She returned as Jane Seymour in a dream sequence to The Tudors for the fourth (and final) season in mid-2010, this was confirmed when the first promotional picture of the season showed Jane (along with King Henry VIII, Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Katherine Parr) on the cover.
In 2010, Annabelle was cast in W.E directed by Madonna and in 2011, had a minor role in the film X-Men: First Class. In 2013, she appeared as double-agent Grace Burgess in the BBC drama Peaky Blinders starring alongside Cillian Murphy and Sam Neil. In 2014, she was coincidentally cast in a film called Annabelle, a spin-off of 2013's The Conjuring.
|Year||Movie||Role||Notes and awards|
|2005||Dil Jo Bhi Kahey||Sophie|
|2006||True True Lie||Paige|
|2008||Body of Lies||Hani's girlfriend|
|Right Hand Drive||Ruth|
|X-Men: First Class||Amy|
|2012||Snow White & the Huntsman||Sara||Uncredited|
|2005||Jericho||Lizzie Way||Episode: "The Killing of Johnny Swan"|
|2007||Diana: Last Days of a Princess||Kelly Fisher||TV movie|
|2009–2010||The Tudors||Jane Seymour||5 episodes|
|2010||Ghost Town||Serena||TV movie|
|2010||The Lost Future||Dorel||TV movie|
|2011–2012||Pan Am||Bridget||4 episodes|
|2011||Strike Back: Project Dawn||Dana van Rijn||2 episodes|
|2013||Peaky Blinders||Grace Burgess||6 episodes|
|2014||Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond||Muriel Wright||2 episodes|
|The Musketeers||Ninon De Larroque||Episode: "A Rebellious Woman"|
- "The Tatler List". Tatler.
- http://www.sho.com/site/tudors/characters.do Retrieved on 2009-04-01
- "Five minutes with Annabelle Wallis". Elle UK.
- "Peaky Blinders". BBC Media Centre.
- "‘The Conjuring’ Spinoff ‘Annabelle’ Moves Ahead With New Stars and a Start Date".
- Annabelle Wallis at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Annabelle Wallis - leading lady of Dil Jo Bhi Kahey on 21 September 2005
- A Sit-Down with Annabelle Wallis: Annabelle Wallis discusses Jane Seymour's relationship with Henry VIII. Showtime