Skye Bennett

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Skye Bennett
Born Skye Deva Bennett
(1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 19)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 2005–present

Skye Deva Bennett (born 2 May 1995) is an English American teen actress, best known for her role as Sarah in the 2008 film Dark Floors, as well as for her role as Martha in The Pillars of the Earth.

Personal life[edit]

Bennett was born in London, England to American parents and moved to Berkshire before her first birthday. She began learning to figure skate at age four and skated competitively until her acting career made it impossible to continue training. Skye attended the prestigious Jackie Palmer Stage School from 2004-2014. She is a lifelong vegetarian and has a rescue dog and two rescue cats.

Acting career[edit]

Film[edit]

Skye Bennett began acting at the age 10 in Shadow Man, a 2006 Steven Seagal film. She has since then appeared in The Good Night, Boy A, It's Alive, Dark Floors and Against the Dark.

Television[edit]

Bennett appeared as Mina in the film adaptation of David Almond's Carnegie Medal- and Whitbread Children's Award-winning book Skellig, which was released in the UK in 2009. She has numerous other television and radio performances, including Holby City, the 2007 television movie Ballet Shoes, Doctors and as the mysterious, tarot card reading little girl in series two of Torchwood. She appeared as young Martha in the TV adaptation of Ken Follett's historical novel, The Pillars of the Earth.

Theatre[edit]

Bennett's theatrical debut at age 13 was as Nadia in the Peter Flannery's translation of Burnt by the Sun at the National Theatre, London, in March 2009.[1]
Bennett was also cast in Mark Haddon's new play "Polar Bears" at London's Donmar Warehouse in Spring 2010.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2006 Shadow Man Amanda
2007 The Good Night Ballerina Girl
Boy A Angela Milton
2008 Dark Floors Sarah
It's Alive Nicole
2009 Against the Dark Charlotte
2010 Bleach Francesca Short
2014 Chalk Annie Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Holby City Heather Wilson
2007 Ballet Shoes Young Sylvia
2008 Torchwood Little Girl Two episodes
2009 Skellig Mina TV Movie
2010 Any Human Heart (TV series) Gail Episode 1.3
The Pillars of the Earth Martha Builder Mini-series
2011 Holby City Amy Reynolds Episode 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coveney, Michael (5 March 2009). "Burnt By The Sun, National Theatre, London". The Independent. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Shenton, Mark (6 April 2010). "Polar Bears, Donmar Warehouse, London". Playbill.com. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 

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