Tamsin Egerton

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Tamsin Egerton
Born Tamsin Olivia Egerton[1]
(1988-11-26) 26 November 1988 (age 26)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Occupation Actress and model
Years active 2001–present
Partner(s) Josh Hartnett 2012-present

Tamsin Olivia Egerton (born 26 November 1988) is an English actress and model best known for her roles as Chelsea Parker in the 2007 film St Trinian's, Holly Goodfellow in the 2005 film Keeping Mum and Guinevere in the 2011 TV series Camelot.

Career[edit]

Egerton started her acting career age six, following her older sister, Sophia, to a local youth theatre,[2] saying; "The whole reason I'm acting now is because I wanted to be doing what my big sister was doing".[2] A year later, she appeared in a Royal Shakespeare Company musical production of The Secret Garden, playing Mary.[2]

Egerton's other film credits include Sarah in Driving Lessons (2006) alongside Rupert Grint and Flora in Knife Edge (2008). She was to appear as Katrina in Eragon, but the scenes which she featured in were removed from the final cut.[citation needed]

Egerton starred as Princess Elenora in the TV children's series Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land. In 2001, she starred as the "young" Morgaine in the TV miniseries The Mists of Avalon. She has also appeared on stage – in the RSC's musical version of The Secret Garden.

In 2009, Egerton appeared in the St Trinian's sequel, St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold.

In 2011, she appeared in Chalet Girl alongside Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick and Bill Nighy, playing Georgie.

In her second Arthurian role, Egerton plays Guinevere in the 2011 US Starz adaptation of the Arthurian legend, Camelot, also starring Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green and Jamie Campbell Bower.

Personal life[edit]

Egerton attended Ditcham Park School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where she says she was bullied.[2] She also states she truanted, preferring to go to modelling shoots; "I played truant all the time. I was modelling so I'd go to shoots and call in sick."[3] After finishing school at 16 with nine A-grade GCSEs,[4] Egerton decided to pursue acting rather than going to university,[5] saying, "At drama school, they like to take you apart and rebuild you but I don't want to change now."[3] She had a brief job as a babysitter for three children.[2] She previously shared a flat in Marylebone, Central London,[6] with her St Trinians castmate Talulah Riley, whom she described as her "soulmate".[7] She lived in Hampstead with theatre producer Jamie Hendry.[8]

She has cited Takeshi Kitano as her favourite film director, and said, "I’d love Takeshi Kitano to put me in a martial arts film so I’d have an excuse to practise all the time".[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Director(s) Note(s)
2005 Keeping Mum Holly Goodfellow Niall Johnson
2006 Driving Lessons Sarah Jeremy Brock
Eragon Katrina Stefen Fangmeier All of her scenes were cut from the completed film, but are shown on the special features of the DVD
2007 Earthquake Zoë Ben Fogg
St Trinian's Chelsea Parker Oliver Parker / Barnaby Thompson
2008 Knife Edge Flora Anthony Hickox
2009 St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Chelsea Parker Oliver Parker / Barnaby Thompson
Huge Clarisse Ben Miller
The Story of F*** Daisy James Abadi
2010 4.3.2.1 Cassandra Noel Clarke / Mark Davis
2011 Chalet Girl Georgie Phil Traill
2013 Singularity Laura Fennel Roland Joffé Post-production
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour Lara Manuel Sicilia Post-production
2013 The Look of Love Fiona Richmond Michael Winterbottom
2014 Grand Piano Ashley Eugenio Mira
2014 Love, Rosie Sally Filming
2014 Queen and Country

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale Kate Dickens
The Mists of Avalon Young Morgaine
2002 Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land Princess Elenora
Napoléon Betsy Balcombe
2004 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Miranda Helhoughton
2006 Mayo Patti Feathers episode 1, season 3
Silent Witness Hannah Duncan episode 7, season 10
episode 8, season 10
2007 The Abbey Tiffany
2008 Trial and Retribution Imogen Buller-Turi Trial & Retribution XX: Siren
2009 Octavia Octavia Brennan
2010 Heston's Willy Wonka Feast Herself
2010 Money Butch Beausoleil
2011 Camelot Guinevere

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirsty. "Tamsin Egerton Web | Tamsin-Egerton.Org your online source for actress Tamsin Egerton". Tamsin-egerton.org. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Tamsin Egerton: Too cool for school". The Independent. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Deedes, Henry (6 August 2007). "This modern market is rubbish says Blur axeman". The Independent. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Fletcher, Ewan (11 August 2007). "Six actresses go back to school as the new terrors of St Trinian's". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Tamsin Egerton says no to uni". Metro. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Talulah Riley". ES Magazine. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Soulmates Riley and Egerton's lesbian fears". IMDb. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Saints and Sinners of St Trinians". ES Magazine. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  9. ^ Aftab, Kaleem. "The British actress wave has some to shore". V Magazine. Retrieved 30 August 2009. [dead link]

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