Georgia Groome

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Georgia Groome
Born Georgia Isobel Groome
(1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 22)
Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present

Georgia Isobel Groome (born 11 February 1992) is an English actress, best known for her roles in London to Brighton and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

Early life and education[edit]

Groome was born in Derby,[1] the daughter of Paul Groome, a publican and chef who died in 2009, and Fiona (Tulloch), a drama and vocal coach. She has an older sister, Alex, and a younger sister, Eden, who are both also actresses. She also has a step-sister, Annie. Groome, at the age of nine, and instead of Alex who had another commitment at the time, auditioned for a role in the touring stage version of the musical Annie Get Your Gun and got the part.[2] She trained at her mother's drama school, Nottingham Television Workshop and Derby Youth Theatre and attended Trent College.[3]

Career[edit]

After her acting debut in the TV film, A Fish Out of Water in 2001, Groome appeared in an episode of the short-lived TV series, Dangerville, playing an orphan.

When Groome was just 14 years old, she landed her first feature film role in the well-received British independent film London to Brighton in 2006, playing a 12-year-old runaway.[4] That year she was also one of the eight young adventurers on Serious Amazon for CBBC.[5] In 2007 Groome had a role in Elaine Wickham's short, My Mother.

In 2008, Groome had a minor role in comedy, horror The Cottage. Her breakthrough role was as 14-year-old, boyfriend-searching Georgia Nicolson alongside Aaron Johnson in the 2008 film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, for which she won the award for Best Child Actor at the Buster International Children's Film Festival.[6] She also had a minor role in horror film The Disappeared.

In 2009, she made her stage debut in Tusk Tusk, a new play by Polly Stenham at the Royal Court Theatre in London.[6][7] The same year, she appeared in the short Leaving Eva and an episode of The Bill. In 2010, Groome appeared in an episode of British television detective drama Lewis, as well as the short Silent Things.

In 2011, Groome starred in two shorts, The True Meaning of Love[8] and Six Degrees. She also appeared in Susan Jacobson's The Holding[9] and had a lead role in The Great Ghost Rescue, a film adaptation of Eva Ibbotson's book of the same name.[10]

Her latest role was alongside Stephen Dillane in Papadopoulos & Sons, in which she played snobby fashion victim Katie. The film was released in the UK through Cineworld on 5 April 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Groome currently resides in London where in addition to her acting career she completed a degree in English at King's College London in May 2014. Georgia has a cat named Betty and a dog named Max. She has been dating actor Rupert Grint since 2011. [1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2006 London to Brighton Joanne Film debut
2007 My Mother Millie
2008 The Cottage Farmer's Daughter 1
2008 Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Georgia Nicolson Main Role
2009 The Disappeared Sophie Pryor
2009 Leaving Eva Kiera
2010 Silent Things Amy Short
2011 The True Meaning of Love Alice
2011 Six Degrees Young Girl Short
2011 The Holding Gemma
2011 The Great Ghost Rescue Winifred
2012 Papadopoulos & Sons Katie Papadopoulos Feature Film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 A Fish Out of Water Jenny TV film
2003 Dangerville Orphan Episode 1 Episode "Robots"
2006 Serious Amazon Herself
2008 Loose Women Herself
2009 The Bill Paige Farrelly Episode "Powerless"
2010 Lewis Briony Grahame Episode "The Dead of Winter"
2013 Up the Women Emily

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Maidens' Trip Nanette BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play, broadcast 8 October 2010
2012 The Warrah Amy BBC Radio 4 From Fact to Fiction, broadcast 18 February 2012
2013 The Cazalets Clary BBC Radio 4 15 Minute Drama, broadcast 1–11 January 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Georgia Groome interview". littlewhitelies.co.uk. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Julius, Marshall; Rose, Tiffany (25 July 2008). "Meet Midget Jones! Boy-mad and accident prone, Georgia's being hailed by Hollywood as the next Keira Knightley". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "It's a year of ghosts, exams and erupting volcanoes for Georgia". thisisderbyshire.co.uk. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "From Nottingham to London to Brighton". BBC. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  5. ^ BBC New Talent – Serious Amazon, BBC (9 July 2005)
  6. ^ a b Georgia Groome, LoveFilm
  7. ^ "Review: Tusk Tusk", The Jewish Chronicle
  8. ^ "The True Meaning of Love". dual-reality.co.uk. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "The Holding". leftlion.co.uk. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "New Pics Of The Great Ghost Rescue". Empire. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 

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