Georgia King

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Georgia King
Georgia King at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
Born Georgia May King
(1986-11-18) 18 November 1986 (age 28)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Georgia May King (born 18 November 1986) is a Scottish actress.[1]

Early life[edit]

King was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the daughter of actor Jonathan Hyde and opera singer Isobel Buchanan. She went to Exeter School.


Although King grew up dreaming of being a director, she got her break into acting when she was eighteen and still working at a cheese shop,[2] making her professional debut as Rosamond Oliver in Jane Eyre.[3] She was nearly unable to play the role, however, "A week before the day she began filming, King felt stomach pains, then had her appendix rupture. Her agent told the producers that she was unlikely to recover from the operation to remove it for at least ten days."[4] Another actress was cast, but King recovered in time and was able to get the required medical clearance to film.

She is best known as Goldie, a surrogate mother in the American sitcom, The New Normal. Formerly, she was well known for her acclaimed performance as the tyrannical head-girl Harriet Bentley in 2008's Wild Child, and as cruel, conniving Sophie in the 2009 slasher film, Tormented. Also in 2009 King received critical acclaim for her performance as the manipulative Victoria in the film Tanner Hall. She also performed in One Night in November at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, from October to November 2010, as well as being featured in the 2011 film Chalet Girl. She appeared as Princess Elena in the episode "The Changeling" of the third series of the BBC's Merlin.[5] She starred in the comedy horror film Cockneys vs Zombies as a bank robbery hostage trying to escape from a zombie-infested London. The film also stars Michelle Ryan, Rasmus Hardiker, and Jack Doolan, and was released in 2012.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jane Eyre Rosamond Oliver Episode 1.4
2007 History of Mr Polly, TheThe History of Mr Polly Christabel
Shadow in the North, TheThe Shadow in the North Lady Mary
2008 Little Dorrit Pet Meagles / Pet Gowan 9 episodes
2009 Plus One Astrid Episode: "One Love"
Free Agents Jodie Episode 1.1
Off the Hook Weird Bloke 3 episodes
2010 Agatha Christie's Poirot Frances Drake Episode: "Hallowe'en Party"
Merlin Princess Elena Episode: "The Changeling"
2011 Sugartown Carmen 3 episodes
Felix and Murdo Winnie Episode: "Christmas Special"
2012 Sinbad Roisin Episode VI: "The Siren"
Skins Clara Episode: "Finale"
2012–2013 The New Normal Goldie Clemmons Main role


Year Title Role
2008 Wild Child Harriet
Duchess, TheThe Duchess Lady Teazle
2009 Academy, TheThe Academy Khloe
Tormented Sophie
Tanner Hall Victoria
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Juliet
Academy Part 2: First Impressions, TheThe Academy Part 2: First Impressions Khloe
2010 Burke and Hare Emma
2011 Chalet Girl Jules
One Day Suki Meadows
2012 Eliminate: Archie Cookson Lucy
Cockneys vs Zombies Emma
Austenland Lady Amelia Heartwright
2015 Kill Your Friends Rebecca


  1. ^ Gordon, Amanda - Out & About: RSC Goes Brooklyn Even Bigger Than BAM, The New York Sun (10 October 2007)
  2. ^ "YOUR HANDS Short Film: Kickstarter". Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  3. ^ Jane Eyre: Who's Who, PBS
  4. ^ Santer, Diederick - Jane Eyre: Behind The Scenes Production Diary, BBC (May 2006)
  5. ^ "Merlin Forums: Series 2 & 3 Spoilers Thread". Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  6. ^ "New Photos and Synopsis from Cockneys vs Zombies". Retrieved 2012-02-29. 

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