Antonia Thomas

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Antonia Thomas
Antonia Thomas (Cropped).jpg
Thomas in June 2010
Born
Antonia Laura Thomas

(1986-11-03) 3 November 1986 (age 32)
London, England
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present

Antonia Laura Thomas (born 3 November 1986) is an English actress. She is best known for starring as Alisha Daniels in the E4 comedy-drama series Misfits, Dr. Claire Browne in the ABC drama series The Good Doctor and Evie in the Channel 4/Netflix comedy series Lovesick.[1]

Early life[edit]

Antonia Thomas was born on 3 November 1986 in London, the daughter of a Jamaican mother and an English father. Her father is a classical bass singer. She studied for a Bachelor of Arts in acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School,[2][3] graduating in 2009, and then joined the National Youth Theatre.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Thomas was cast as Alisha Daniels in Misfits in 2009,[6] one day after leaving Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.[7] She confirmed her exit from Misfits in late 2011, stating that she had an "amazing time" on the show.[8] In 2012, she starred in the music video for the Coldplay song "Charlie Brown".[9]

In 2013, Thomas was in the film Sunshine on Leith. In 2014, she played the role of Evie in the British rom-com TV series Scrotal Recall which aired on Channel 4. After finding success on Netflix, the streaming network went on to commission a second series of 8 episodes, without Channel 4's involvement, which was made available internationally on the streaming network in November 2016 under the new name Lovesick.[10][11]

In 2015, Thomas was featured in the music video for the Stereophonics song "C'est La Vie" and narrated the opening and closing lines to the reboot of the British children's television series Teletubbies.

She began starring as Dr. Claire Brown in the American television show The Good Doctor in September 2017.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 My World Short film
2012 Eight Minutes Idle Adrienne
Spike Island Lisa
Rearview Nicky
2013 Sunshine on Leith Yvonne
Hello Carter Mischa
Air Short film
2014 Northern Soul Angela
The Hybrid Steinmann Direct-to-VOD
2015 Survivor Naomi Rosenbaum Direct-to-VOD
2016 FirstBorn Charlie Direct-to-DVD

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–2011 Misfits Alisha Daniels Main role, 21 episodes
2010 Stanley Park Sadie Movie
The Deep Maddy 3 episodes
2012 Homefront Tasha Raveley 6 episodes
2014 Fleming Jazz Singer Miniseries
Transporter: The Series Ferrara Episode: "The Diva"
2014–present Lovesick Evie Main role, 22 episodes
2015 The Musketeers Samara Alaman Episode: "The Good Traitor"
Teletubbies Narrator Voice only
2017–present The Good Doctor Dr. Claire Brown Main role
2018 Snatches: Moments from Women's Lives Leonie 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Black Mirror', 'One Day At A Time' & More Get Premiere Dates On Netflix – TCA". Deadline. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Misfits Star Antonia Thomas". Screenterrier.blogspot.com. 25 November 2009. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Antonia Thomas E4's Misfits: Exclusive Interview". Oh No They Didn't!. 25 November 2010. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Antonia Thomas". Curtisbrown.co.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  5. ^ "National Youth Theatre". Nyt.org.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  6. ^ French, Dan (17 August 2009). "E4 commissions new teen superhero comedy". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Antonia Thomas E4's Misfits". fourthwall magazine. Fourthwallmagazine.co.uk. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  8. ^ Goodacre, Kate (19 December 2011). "'Misfits' star will not return for series four". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Coldplay release "Charlie Brown" starring Antonia Thomas from Misfits - Music Video". Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Netflix Has Officially Renewed Scrotal Recall for Season 2". Premiere Date. Archived from the original on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  11. ^ Virtue, Graeme (16 November 2016). "A whole new ball game: the unlikely return of STI sitcom Scrotal Recall". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (17 February 2017). "Antonia Thomas Cast In ABC Pilot 'Good Doctor'; Bojana Novakovic In CBS 'Instinct'". Deadline.

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