Anita Briem

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Anita Briem
Born (1982-05-29) 29 May 1982 (age 34)
Iceland Reykjavík, Iceland
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

Anita Briem (born 29 May 1982) is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsdottir in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Personal life[edit]

Briem was born in Reykjavík and is the daughter of drummer Gunnlaugur Briem of Mezzoforte and back-up vocalist Erna Þórarinsdóttir. She started acting when she was nine at the National Theatre of Iceland. She moved to England at the age of sixteen and in 2004 she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, having received the John Barton award in Stage Fighting.[1] As a child she studied hand-to-hand combat and is trained in a variety of weaponry including the broadsword.[2] She is married to actor/director Constantine Paraskevopoulos.

Career[edit]

She appeared in the second season of The Tudors, portraying King Henry VIII's third queen consort, Jane Seymour; she was replaced in the third season after the show was unable to work out conflicting dates with New Line Cinema over her previous commitment to the Premiere and press for Journey to the Center of the Earth. She appeared in Journey to the Center of the Earth as the female action hero lead, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011) and Elevator (2011).

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2005 La Monja Eva English title: The Nun
2006 Köld slóð Elín English title: Cold Trail
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth Hannah Ásgeirsson Also filmed in 3D
2009 Everything Will Happen Before You Die Karen
2010 The Storyteller Nicole
2011 Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Elizabeth
2011 You, Me & the Circus Bo
2011 Queen Of Hearts Claire Short Film
2011 Elevator Celine Fouquet
2012 You, Me & The Circus Bo
2015 Queen of Hearts Claire Completed
2016 Salt and Fire
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Doctors Anneka Marsh Episode: "Golden Girl"
2005 Doctor Who Sally Episode: The Christmas Invasion
2006 The Evidence Emily Stevens Episodes:
"And the Envelope Please"
"Stringers"
"Wine and Die"
"Yi vs. Li"
"Borrowed Time"
"Pilot"
"Down for the Count"
2008 The Tudors Jane Seymour Season Two, 4 episodes
2008 Up Close with Carrie Keagan Anita Briem

References[edit]

  1. ^ WCHSTV. "Anita Briem". wchstv.com. 
  2. ^ About Webpage. "Anita Briem Interview". about.com. 

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