29 May 1982 |
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. 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 Dean Paraskevopoulos.
She appeared in the second season of The Tudors, portraying King Henry VIII's third queen consort, Jane Seymour; she was replaced by English actress Annabelle Wallis in the third season. She appeared in Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) and Elevator (2011).
|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|
|2011||Dylan Dog: Dead of Night||Elizabeth|
|2011||You, Me & the Circus||Bo|
|2011||Queen Of Hearts||Claire||Short Film|
|2013||Escape To Donegal||Faith||"in production"|
|2015||Kill the Poet||Louisa||Pre-production|
|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|
|2008||Up Close with Carrie Keagan||Anita Briem|
- Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Profile; accessed 7 May 2014
- References to Anita Briem and her unusual surname; accessed 7 May 2014
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