|Born||29 May 1982|
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (2004)|
Briem was born on 29 May 1982, 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. As a child she studied hand-to-hand combat and is trained in a variety of weaponry including the broadsword. She is married to actor/director Constantine Paraskevopoulos.
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.
Film and television
|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|
|2011||Dylan Dog: Dead of Night||Elizabeth|
|You, Me & the Circus||Bo|
|Queen of Hearts||Claire||Short Film|
|2012||You, Me & The Circus||Bo|
|2015||Queen of Hearts||Claire|
|2016||Salt and Fire||Flight Attendant|
|2019||The Drone||Corrine Coldwell|
|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"
"Wine and Die"
"Yi vs. Li"
"Down for the Count"
|2008||The Tudors||Jane Seymour||Season Two, 4 episodes|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||Anita Briem|
- Sylvía Rut Sigfúsdóttir (5 October 2020). "Grenjaði úr mér augun í einn og hálfan tíma samfleytt". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 September 2021.
- "Anita Briem biography". tribute.ca. Tribute Entertainment Media Group. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
- WCHSTV. "Anita Briem". wchstv.com.[permanent dead link]
- About Webpage. "Anita Briem Interview". about.com.[permanent dead link]
- Guðrún Ansnes (16 April 2016). "Ætlaði aldrei að verða nein Hollywood leikkona". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 September 2021.
- Gunnhildi Finnsdóttur (27 July 2008). "Anita Briem bjargar sér sjálf". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 September 2021.
- Anita Briem at IMDb
- Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Profile; Retrieved 7 May 2014
- References to Anita Briem and her unusual surname; Retrieved 7 May 2014