Alice Englert

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Alice Englert
Alice Allegra Englert

(1994-06-15) 15 June 1994 (age 25)
OccupationActress, director, writer, composer
Years active2006–present
Parent(s)Jane Campion (mother)

Alice Allegra Englert (born 15 June 1994) is an Australian actress best known for her roles as Rosa in the film Ginger & Rosa, and as Lena Duchannes in the 2013 film Beautiful Creatures.

Early life[edit]

Englert was born on 15 June 1994 in Australia.[1][2] She is the daughter of New Zealand-born, Australia-based director Jane Campion, and Australian filmmaker Colin David Englert.[3][4] She was raised in Sydney and on locations where her mother's work took the family, explaining, "I’ve spent half my life on planes. I have a lot of love for New Zealand, though. That is where the really arty, whimsical side of the family resided — in hobbitland."[3] She attended schools in New York City, London, New Zealand, Rome and Australia, one of them being Sibford School, a boarding school in Oxfordshire, England. Her parents divorced when she was seven and she made her film debut at the age of eight in Listen, followed, at 12, by her mother's short film "The Water Diary".[2] She left high school to become an actress.[3]



Englert is featured in epic romance time travel adventure film The Lovers, which was showcased at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The film was released on DVD in the UK as Time Traveller in 2016.[5] In 2012, Englert starred in Ginger & Rosa, opposite Elle Fanning.[1] In 2013, she starred in the low-budget horror film In Fear, and in the supernatural romance film Beautiful Creatures, which was based upon the novel of the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.[6] A poet and singer, Englert's self-penned song "Needle and Thread" was used in the film.[7] In an interview, Englert stated that she "recorded ["Needle and Thread"] in the bathroom of the apartment I was staying in the warehouse district of New Orleans."[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 8 Ziggy Segment: "The Water Diary"
2008 Flame of the West Casey Short film
2012 Ginger & Rosa Rosa
2013 Beautiful Creatures Lena Duchannes
2013 In Fear Lucy
2013 The Lovers Dolly also known as Time Traveller
2016 The Rehearsal Thomasin
2017 Family Happiness Short film; also director and writer
2019 Them That Follow Mara Childs


Year Title Role Notes
2014 New Worlds Hope Russell Main role; 4 episodes
2015 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Lady Emma Pole Main role; 7 episodes
2017 Top of the Lake Mary Edwards Main role (season 2); 6 episodes
2020 Ratched Dolly Upcoming series


Year Title Notes
2015 The Boyfriend Game Short film; also writer and composer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2012 British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Ginger & Rosa Nominated
2013 Women Film Critics Circle Women's Work/Best Ensemble (shared with Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Jodhi May and Annette Bening) Ginger & Rosa Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Alden Ehrenreich) Beautiful Creatures Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Beautiful Creatures Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Romance Beautiful Creatures Nominated
2016 Berlin International Film Festival Generation Kplus - Best Short Film The Boyfriend Game Nominated
2017 St. Kilda Film Festival Best Achievement in Screenplay The Boyfriend Game Won


  1. ^ a b Pringle, Gill (8 February 2013). "Beautiful Creature: Alice Englert is set to soar as star of 'the new Twilight'". The Independent. Retrieved 9 February 2013. ...The Piano, for which Campion received the Best Screenplay Oscar in 1994, the same year that Englert was born.
  2. ^ a b Sampson, Des (24 January 2013). "Alice Englert stars in Twilight successor". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Aftab, Kaleem (n.d.). "Alice Englert". Interview. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  4. ^ "A raw Meg Ryan, wrestling love's myth". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 26 October 2003. p. H09. Retrieved 20 April 2014 – via Those themes are close to Campion, who turns 50 in the spring and is separated from her husband, Australian TV director Colin Englert
  5. ^ Qateel, Nav (8 June 2016). "Time Traveller (2015) Review". Influx Magazine. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  6. ^ Wilkinson, Amy (9 May 2012). "'Beautiful Creatures': Exclusive First Look At The Magical Set!". Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert Talk 'Beautiful Creatures'". 12 February 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2014.

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