Clemens at the 2017 Montclair Film Festival
30 November 1989 |
Adelaide Clemens (born 30 November 1989) is an Australian actress. She was nominated for a Logie Award in 2008 for her role in the television series Love My Way. In 2012, she played Valentine Wannop in BBC's novel adaptation Parade's End, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. Clemens has also appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Great Gatsby, and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (as Heather Mason). From 2013-2016, she starred in the television series Rectify.
Clemens was born in Brisbane, Australia. The daughter of an English father, she lived as a child in Japan, France, and Hong Kong, where she attended the Hong Kong International School. When she was 12 years old, her family returned to live in Australia. She attended high school at the Queenwood School for Girls, in the Sydney suburb of Balmoral.
Clemens began working as an actress in Australian television while in high school. She guest-starred in a 2006 episode of Blue Water High as Juliet, and in 2007, she starred in the children's series Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji, as Alison. Clemens played Harper in the Showtime drama Love My Way that year, and was nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent at the 2008 Logie Awards for the role.
Clemens was seen in the MTV Networks Australia dramatic film, Dream Life (2008), alongside Sigrid Thornton, Xavier Samuel, Linda Cropper, and Andrew McFarlane, and had small roles in the television series All Saints and the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in 2009. She became the face of Jan Logan's jewellery that year. Clemens relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2009.
She starred in the film, Wasted on the Young (2010), as Xandrie. Written and directed by Ben C. Lucas, the film tells the story of a high school love triangle among Xandrie, Zack (Alex Russell), and Darren (Oliver Ackland), that leads to a party ending in gun violence.
As of January 2010[update], Clemens was in negotiations to join the cast of Fury Road, a sequel to the Mad Max film series by George Miller. The following year, she starred in the film Certainty (2011), directed by Peter Askin, based on the play Searching for Certainty by Mike O'Malley. She also starred opposite Kevin Zegers and Keisha Castle-Hughes in Vampire (2011), as Ladybird, a suicidal single mother. The film was the English-language feature debut of the noted Japanese director Shunji Iwai.
The next year, Clemens starred in Camilla Dickinson (2012), alongside Gregg Sulkin, Cary Elwes and Samantha Mathis. The drama was an adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's eponymous 1951 novel. She portrayed teenager Heather Mason in the horror film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012), which is based on the survival horror video game Silent Hill 3 and is a sequel to the film Silent Hill. That year, Clemens also played a lead role as the young suffragette Valentine Wannop in Parade's End (2012), a television mini-series adaptation of the Ford Madox Ford tetralogy co-produced by HBO and BBC Two. Clemens also appeared in the horror film, No One Lives (2012), starring Luke Evans.
The year after, she appeared in the film, The Great Gatsby (2013), based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's eponymous novel. She played Catherine, the sister of Myrtle Wilson, played by Isla Fisher. On television that year, Clemens also began starring as Tawney Talbot in the 2013 Sundance Channel television series, Rectify, created by Ray McKinnon.
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Carnival Girl|
|2010||At the Tattooist||Kelly||Short film|
|2010||Wasted on the Young||Xandrie|
|2011||Vampire||Ladybird||Iwai Shunji's film|
|2012||Camilla Dickinson||Camilla Dickinson||Lead Role|
|2012||No One Lives||Emma|
|2012||Silent Hill: Revelation||Heather / Alessa||Lead Role and Duo Role|
|2013||Great Gatsby, TheThe Great Gatsby||Catherine|
|2015||World Made Straight, TheThe World Made Straight||Lori|
|2015||Automatic Hate, TheThe Automatic Hate||Alexis Green|
|2017||Rabbit||Maude Ashton||Editing in progress|
|2006||Blue Water High||Juliet||Episode 2.5|
|2007||Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji||Alison||13 episodes|
|2007||Love My Way||Harper||8 episodes|
|2008||Out of the Blue||Fiona||Episode 1.37|
|2009||All Saints||Stephanie||Episode: "Give and Take 2"|
|2010||Pacific, TheThe Pacific||Registrar Girl||Episode: "Home"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Megan Cross||Episode: "The Royal We"|
|2012||Parade's End||Valentine Wannop||Miniseries|
|2013–2016||Rectify||Tawney Talbot||Main role|
|2014||Parer's War||Elizabeth Marie Cotter||Movie|
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