Erin Doherty

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Erin Doherty
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Erin Doherty in 2020
Born
Erin Rachael Doherty[1]

(1992-07-16) 16 July 1992 (age 28)
Crawley, West Sussex, England, UK
Alma materBristol Old Vic Theatre School
OccupationActress

Erin Rachael Doherty (born 16 July 1992) is a British actress. She played the young Princess Anne in the third and fourth season of the Netflix drama, The Crown.

Early life and education[edit]

Doherty is of Irish heritage and from West Green, West Sussex.[2][3][4] She studied at Hazelwick School in Crawley.[2] She took a one year course at the Guildford School of Acting (2011–12) before training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2012–15).[5][6]

Whilst training, Doherty won the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award in 2015 for her rendition of "Broadway Baby" from the Sondheim musical Follies.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Doherty's first television appearance was in a 2016 episode of Call the Midwife, followed by a role in the 2018 BBC miniseries Les Misérables.[9][10]

In 2018, Doherty was a Screen International Star of Tomorrow, and an Evening Standard Rising Star.[11][12]

In 2019, Doherty appeared as Princess Anne in the third season of The Crown. She knew little about the princess before being cast, and consequently spent hours studying Anne's family history and life.[13] Doherty made a point of only watching footage of the princess at the age she was portraying her, rather than interviews of Anne in later life.[14][15] Anne's voice is very different from Doherty's, being much lower in pitch; the actress spent time carefully learning and mimicking it, finding that it "was the key into her psyche".[16] Doherty reprised her role as Princess Anne in the fourth season of the series.[17]

Doherty is a frequent theatre actor. Since graduating from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2015, she has appeared in a number of productions at some of London's leading theatres. Doherty's performances have consistently attracted positive reviews from leading theatre critics. Michael Billington named Doherty as 'one of the year's greatest discoveries'[18] after her performance in My Name Is Rachel Corrie, a one-woman play about the activist Rachel Corrie. Doherty starred in Jack Thorne's play Junkyard, which led What's On Stage reviewer Kris Hallett to write "Doherty is the star here, and by rights will soon be a star full-stop".[19] Her leading performance in Alan Ayckbourn's play The Divide at the Old Vic Theatre was described by Dominic Cavendish for The Daily Telegraph as having "star-wattage as bright as anything".[20]

Filmography[edit]

Television roles
Year Title Role Network Notes
2017 Call the Midwife Jessie March BBC Episode 6.2
2018 Les Misérables Fabienne BBC Episodes 1.2, 1.3 (uncredited)
2019–2020 The Crown Princess Anne Netflix Main role (series 3 and 4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV4Y-13XD
  2. ^ a b "Photo Flash: Erin Doherty Wins Stephen Sondheim Society's 2015 Student Performer of the Year". mylondon.news. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  3. ^ Jays, David (24 November 2019). "Erin Doherty is the new girl on The Crown. How's she fitting in at the firm as Princess Anne?". The Times.
  4. ^ Blake, Meredith (25 November 2019). "You've never seen Charles and Anne like this. Thank these 'Crown' scene stealers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Erin Doherty". Spotlight. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  6. ^ Beck, Lia (17 November 2019). "Playing Princess Anne On 'The Crown' Was "Surreal" For Erin Doherty". Elle. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  7. ^ "SSSSPOTY winner Erin Doherty to join The Crown". Stephen Sondheim Society. 24 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Photo Flash: Erin Doherty Wins Stephen Sondheim Society's 2015 Student Performer of the Year". broadwayworld.com. 18 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Erin Doherty". Spotlight. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  10. ^ Beck, Lia (17 November 2019). "Playing Princess Anne On 'The Crown' Was "Surreal" For Erin Doherty". Elle. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Stars of Tomorrow 2018: Erin Doherty (actor)". Screen International. 4 October 2019.
  12. ^ "The rising stars you need to know about". London Evening Standard. 27 September 2018.
  13. ^ Hallemann, Caroline (20 November 2019). "The Crown's Erin Doherty Will Make You Fall in Love with Princess Anne". Town & Country. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  14. ^ Waterhouse, Jonah (21 November 2019). "'The Crown's Erin Doherty Discusses Princess Anne's Iconic Style". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  15. ^ Ivie, Devon (19 November 2019). "Erin Doherty (Almost) Outshines Olivia Colman in The Crown". Vulture. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  16. ^ Kosin, Julie (21 November 2019). "Erin Doherty (Almost) Outshines Olivia Colman in The Crown". Elle. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  17. ^ Radloff, Jessica (18 November 2019). "Erin Doherty's Princess Anne Is the Best Part of The Crown Season 3". Glamour. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  18. ^ "My Name Is Rachel Corrie review". The Guardian. 5 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Review: Junkyard". What's On Stage. 3 March 2017.
  20. ^ Cavendish, Dominic (8 February 2018). "The Divide Review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 December 2019.

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