Oona Chaplin

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Oona Chaplin
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Chaplin in October 2013
Born Oona Castilla Chaplin
(1986-06-04) 4 June 1986 (age 27)
Madrid, Spain
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actress, flamenco dancer, ballerina
Years active 2007–present
Parents Geraldine Chaplin
Relatives

Oona Castilla Chaplin (born 4 June 1986) is a Spanish actress. She is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin and the great-granddaughter of American playwright Eugene O'Neill.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Oona Chaplin, named after her maternal grandmother, Oona O'Neill, is the daughter of British-American actress Geraldine Chaplin and Chilean cinematographer Patricio Castilla. Born in Madrid, she spent her childhood mostly in Spain, Switzerland, and Cuba, but also travelled often because of her mother's film career.[3][4] Chaplin is of English, Irish, and Chilean descent. She started dancing ballet, salsa and flamenco at an early age.[4][5]

When Chaplin was fifteen, she began studying at Gordonstoun in Scotland on a drama scholarship.[6] During her time there, she appeared in several school plays, touring England in an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and impersonating her grandfather in the role of Bottom in an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[4][7] After leaving Gordonstoun, she was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which she graduated in 2007.[4]

Since graduating from RADA, Chaplin has acted in mainly British and Spanish short and feature films. She has played alongside her mother in three feature films: Inconceivable, ¿Para qué sirve un oso? and Imago Mortis. Chaplin has also had several supporting roles in British and American television. In 2010, she appeared as a Brazilian cage dancer in ITV's Married Single Other (2010), followed by roles as the wife of one of the main characters, Hector Madden, in the BBC period drama The Hour (2011–2012), as Dr. John Watson's girlfriend in an episode of BBC's Sherlock (2012) and as Talisa Maegyr in HBO's Game of Thrones (2012–2013).[3][8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Inconceivable Laura Chappel
2008 First, Love? Laura – Flower Girl Short film
2008 Quantum of Solace Perla de las Dunas receptionist
2009 Imago Mortis Arianna
2009 Pelican Blood Linda
2010 High and Dry Sandra Short film
2010 Vampyre compendium Short film
2011 ¿Para qué sirve un oso? Rosa
2011 Devil's Double, TheThe Devil's Double Beauty
2011 Salar Sandra Short film
2012 The Sorrows[9] Sarah
2013 Powder Room Jess

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Spooks Kate 1 episode: "The Virus (Part 2)"
2008 Spooks: Code 9 Kate 1 episode: "Episode 2"
2009 Married Single Other Fabiana 3 episodes
2010 El Gordo: Una historia verdadera Silvia 2 episodes
2011–2012 Hour, TheThe Hour Marnie Madden 12 episodes
2012 Sherlock Jeanette 1 episode: "A Scandal in Belgravia"
2012–2013 Game of Thrones Talisa Maegyr 11 episodes
2013 Dates Mia 5 episodes
2014 Inside No. 9 Sabrina 1 episode: A quiet night in
2014 The Crimson Field Kitty Trevelyan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roche, Elisa (16 January 2009). "Oona follows in Chaplin's steps". Daily Express. p. 20. 
  2. ^ "Chaplin's granddaughter acts up". BBC News. 23 July 2003. Retrieved 2 July 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Gilbert, Gerard (16 July 2011). "Funny Girl: The not-so-silent star Oona Chaplin". The Independent. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Oona Chaplin". Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Tyzack, Anna (11 August 2011). "My Perfect Weekend: Oona Chaplin". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Ross, David (28 April 2009). "Students step back in time to celebrate 75 years: Pupils and staff make it a special 1930s anniversary for Gordonstoun school". The Herald. p. 3. 
  7. ^ Thynne, Jane (30 July 2003). "Parents: Just like mum: Choosing the same career as a parent is very common – but not necessarily a good idea". The Guardian. p. 14. 
  8. ^ Charlie Chaplin's Granddaughter Cast In Game Of Thrones SFX. 17 August 2011
  9. ^ "DigiSPAA Announces 2012 Finalists". 17 October 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 

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