Camilla Luddington

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Camilla Luddington
Camilla Luddington - 2014.jpg
Luddington at the 2014 Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Born Camilla Anne Luddington
(1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 31)
Ascot, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality English
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present

Camilla Anne Luddington (born 15 December 1983) is an English actress, notable for being cast as Catherine Middleton in the Lifetime TV film William & Kate: The Movie, as well as for her role as Jo Wilson in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. She provides the voice and motion capture of Lara Croft in the 2013 video game Tomb Raider and the 2015 sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Luddington was born in Ascot, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom on 15 December 1983. She was educated at the Marist Senior School, an all-girls school in Ascot, Berkshire.[citation needed] She later attended The American School In England at Thorpe in Surrey. She moved to suburban Austin, Texas for a year when she was 14 and attended Westwood High School.[citation needed] She graduated from TASIS, The American School in England in 2002.[5]

When she was 19, she enrolled in Susquehanna University[6] in Pennsylvania. However, Luddington had not been to the university before she came to study, and after six months she left and transferred to the New York Film Academy.[7] She was part of the school's first one year acting class program in 2003.[8] After her acting studies, Luddington then returned to England before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

In 2013, Luddington filmed The Pact II.[9] In 2015, Camilla Luddington joined the cast of The Healer as Cecilia starring with Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jonathan Pryce, Jorge Garcia, and Kaitlyn Bernard. [10]

Television[edit]

Luddington has worked mainly in the United States.[11] In February 2011, the Daily Mail described her as "on the path to fame and fortune after being cast as Catherine Middleton in William & Kate: The Movie, a TV movie about the relationship between Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton.[12] Luddington joined the cast of the Showtime series Californication for its fifth season, playing a nanny.[13] She also joined the cast of the fifth season of the HBO vampire drama True Blood, as Claudette Crane, a faerie.[14] In July 2012, Luddington joined the cast of the television show Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Jo Wilson in a recurring role. In June 2013 it was announced that she would be a series regular from Season 10 onwards.[15] In October 2012, Camilla appeared on a Halloween special of E!'s popular fashion programme, Fashion Police, alongside a panel of Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, George Kotsiopoulos and Kris Jenner.[citation needed]

Tomb Raider[edit]

In June 2012, Crystal Dynamics confirmed Luddington would voice Lara Croft in the video game Tomb Raider.[3] Luddington originally went into the audition for Lara thinking she was auditioning for a project called "Krypted" with a character called Sara.[16] She had three auditions.[citation needed] She also performed the motion capture for Lara over the course of three years.[citation needed] In June 2014, it was revealed that a sequel is in production, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider. Luddington confirmed on her Twitter account that she would be returning to voice and motion capture Lara in the new game.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser, AA Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser Receptionist 2
2009 Behaving Badly Flight Attendant
2010 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls Jane Bennet Video short
2010 Filming of Shakey Willis, TheThe Filming of Shakey Willis Brooke Video short
2011 William & Kate: The Movie Catherine "Kate" Middleton
2014 Pact 2, TheThe Pact 2 June Abbott
2015 Healer, TheThe Healer Cecilia Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Serving Time Uppity Guest #2 TV film
2010 Forgotten, TheThe Forgotten Emma Clark / Jane Doe Episode: "Train Jane"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Claire Episode: "Lost & Found"
2010 Days of Our Lives Tiffany 1 episode
2010 Big Time Rush Rebecca Episode: "Big Time Concert"
2011 Defenders, TheThe Defenders Talia Episode: "Nevada v. Wayne"
2011 Accidentally in Love Sandra TV film
2011 William & Kate: The Movie Catherine "Kate" Middleton TV film
2011 Friends with Benefits Woman Episode: "The Benefit of Friends"
2012 Friend Me Brandi TV series
2012 Californication Lizzie Recurring role (10 episodes)
2012 True Blood Claudette Recurring role (6 episodes)
2012–present Grey's Anatomy Dr. Josephine "Jo" Wilson Recurring (Season 9)
Main cast (Season 10–present)
2013 Tomb Raider: The Final Hours - A Story of Survival Herself/Lara Croft TV film

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Tomb Raider Lara Croft (voice and motion capture) Starring role
2013 Infinite Crisis Supergirl, The Construct (announcer, voice)[18][19][20]
2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider Lara Croft (voice and motion capture) Starring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sulla-Heffinger, Anthony (April 3, 2013). "Interview with Lara Croft voice actress Camilla Luddington". New York Post (News Corporation). ISSN 1090-3321. Archived from the original on May 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Galt, Jon (March 12, 2013). "Camilla Luddington to play Lara Croft in Tomb Raider movie reboot". Fans Share. Fansshare.com. Archived from the original on August 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Cowen, Nick (26 June 2012). "Camilla Luddington is new Lara Croft". The Guardian (London: Guardian News and Media). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Schramm, Mike (June 27, 2012). "Camilla Luddington is the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider". Joystiq.com. Archived from the original on August 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Camilla Luddington’02 stars as Kate Middleton in Television Movie William & Kate". 
  6. ^ http://articles.philly.com/2013-11-07/entertainment/43779588_1_kate-middleton-new-york-film-academy-camilla-luddington
  7. ^ David Hiltbrand (November 8, 2013). "'Anatomy' of a pitch-perfect actress". Philly.com. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Frank Pasquine (January 4, 2013). "Acting Grad on a Roll: True Blood, Grey’s & Californication". New York Film Academy. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Camilla Luddington Set For ‘The Pact II’". deadline.com. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/camilla-luddington-jonathan-pryce-board-795358
  11. ^ "Wills and Kate: the inside story". iol.co.za. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  12. ^ Georgina Littlejohn, British actress Camilla Luddington plucked from obscurity to play Kate Middleton dated 2 February 2011 at dailymail.co.uk, accessed 27 March 2011
  13. ^ Ng, Philiana (7 May 2011). "'William & Kate' Star Joins Showtime's 'Californication'". HollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 March 2012). "TV Castings: Camilla Luddington To Recur On ‘True Blood, Allison Mack On ‘Wilfred’, Constance Zimmer On ‘House Of Cards’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  15. ^ Ross, Robyn (19 July 2012). "Camilla Luddington Books Recurring Role on Grey's Anatomy". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  16. ^ Staskiewicz, Keith (February 26, 2013). "'Tomb Raider' actress Camilla Luddington discusses playing the new Lara Croft". Entertainment Weekly. 
  17. ^ Luddington, Camilla (9 June 2014). "Tweet". Twitter. 
  18. ^ "Twitter / camilluddington:". 1 Aug 2013. Gamers! As the Announcer in @InfiniteCrisis, allow me to be the first to welcome you to the Trials, Protector. 
  19. ^ Turbine, Inc.. "Infinite Crisis". Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent. 
  20. ^ "Infinite Crisis Credits". 

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