Céline Buckens

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Céline Buckens
Born9 August 1996 (1996-08-09) (age 22)[1]
Brussels, Belgium
ResidenceLondon, England
EducationThomas's London Day Schools
St Mary's School
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present
Known forWar Horse
Free Rein

Céline Buckens (born 9 August 1996) is a Belgian-British actress.[2] She is known for portraying the roles of Émilie in War Horse, and Mia MacDonald in the Netflix series Free Rein.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Buckens attended Thomas's London Day Schools and St Mary's School.[5] She then studied History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Buckens was also a debutante at the Bal des débutantes in Paris.[6]

Career[edit]

Buckens acting career began when she portrayed Émilie in Steven Spielberg's 2011 film War Horse,[7][8] a role she won after only two auditions. The character is a young French girl who lives on a farm with her grandfather after she lost her parents in the war.[1] In 2015, Buckens starred in a short film titled The Rain Collector, as Vanessa Kentworth. The film is a historical drama exclusive to Amazon Prime.[9]

Since 2017, Buckens has appeared in the Netflix series Free Rein as Mia, a series regular.[10] She also appeared in an episode of the ITV drama Endeavour in 2017, as Daisy Bennett.[11] In 2018, she starred Ne M'oublie Pas (English: Forget Me Not), a French short film, as the lead character Elsa.[12] In May 2019, it was announced that Buckens had joined the main cast of the Cinemax action series Warrior. She will portray the role of Sophie Mercer in the second series.[13] In November, she will appear in the 2019 feature film The Good Liar as Annalise.[14][15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2011 War Horse Émilie Feature film
2015 The Rain Collector Vanessa Kentworth Short film
2018 Ne M'oublie Pas Elsa Short film
2018 Free Rein: The 12 Neighs of Christmas Mia MacDonald Netflix original
2019 Free Rein: Valentine's Day Mia MacDonald Netflix original
2019 The Good Liar Annalise Feature film

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2017 Endeavour Daisy Bennett 1 episode
2017–present Free Rein Mia MacDonald Main role
2019 Warrior Sophie Mercer Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Op bezoek bij Céline Buckens (15) in Beverly Hills Archived 27 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine. De Morgen (in Dutch) 30 January 2012
  2. ^ L'adolescente belge, Céline Buckens, est le nouveau coup de coeur de Spielberg! rtl.be (in French) 31 January 2012
  3. ^ "Celine Buckens' Horse Sense". Interview Magazine. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. ^ Williams, Christopher (1 September 2016). "Netflix funds first British children's series as kids streaming battle intensifies". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Céline Buckens". www.spectroom.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. ^ Meet The Stars Of The Crillon Ball. Teen Vogue. Retrieved on 7 October 2015.
  7. ^ Leitch, Luke (11 January 2012) Homage or Heist: Look forward to spring 2012 fashion Archived 5 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Fashion.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved on 7 October 2015.
  8. ^ Symonds, Alexandria (29 September 2015) Interview Magazine. Interview Magazine. Retrieved on 2015-10-07.
  9. ^ "The Rain Collector". Isabella Wing-Davey // Director. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Netflix Sets Tween Series 'Worst Witch,' 'Horse Mystery Project' For 2017". Variety. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Celine Buckens". Independent Talent. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Ne M'oublie Pas". Quentin Lachapele. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (9 May 2019). "'Warrior' Casts Four For Season 2 Of Cinemax Drama Series; Promotes Dustin Nguyen To Regular". Deadline. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen in Con Romance 'The Good Liar' Trailer". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  15. ^ Meyer, Dan (26 June 2019). "Watch Ian McKellen Play Mind Games With Helen Mirren and Russell Tovey in The Good Liar". Playbill. Retrieved 9 July 2019.

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