Freya Allan

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Freya Allan
Freya Allan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Allan at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con
Born (2001-09-06) 6 September 2001 (age 21)
EducationHeadington School
National Film and Television School
Arts University Bournemouth
OccupationActress
Years active2017–present

Freya Allan (born 6 September 2001) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Princess Cirilla of Cintra in the Netflix series The Witcher. She also appears as young Sam in the 2021 film Gunpowder Milkshake and as the younger version of The Widow in the AMC series Into the Badlands.

Early life and education[edit]

Freya Allan was born on 6 September 2001 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, and attended Headington School in Oxford.[1][2] Allan continued her artistic education at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, where, as part of her acting studies, she starred in two short films, Bluebird and The Christmas Tree. Allan went on to study at the Arts University Bournemouth, where she performed the part of Linda in the short film Captain Fierce.[3]

Career[edit]

Allan played a minor role in the first episode of the 2019 BBC drama The War of the Worlds.[4] The same year she appeared on the front cover of Schön! magazine, whilst they were celebrating their 10th anniversary.[5]

Allan stars alongside Henry Cavill and Anya Chalotra as Ciri in the Netflix original series The Witcher. This is a fantasy drama adapted by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich from The Witcher book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Allan was originally cast for a small role in the first episode but was later recast as Ciri, a main role.[4] Allan lived in Budapest, Hungary for eight months, while the first season of the series was filmed.[6] Allan starred in the second season of The Witcher, which was produced in London in early 2020 and released in 2021 on Netflix.[7][8] Allan was nominated for Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series for the 2021 Saturn Awards.[9] Allan's character Ciri appears together alongside Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia in season 2, training to become a fighter.[10]

In 2021, Allan was cast in the lead role of the upcoming horror film Baghead, alongside Ruby Barker. The film will be directed by Alberto Corredor.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Bluebird Caitlin Short film
The Christmas Tree Christmas tree girl
Captain Fierce Linda
2021 Gunpowder Milkshake Young Sam
2024 Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes TBA Filming [12]
TBA Baghead TBA Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 Into the Badlands Young Minerva 1 episode
2019 The War of the Worlds Mary 1 episode
2019–present The Witcher Cirilla "Ciri" Main role [13]
2020 The Third Day Kali Miniseries; 5 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2021 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a TV Series The Witcher Nominated [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Didymus, John Thomas (20 December 2019). "Princess Cirilla of Cintra on Netflix's The Witcher: Who is the actress Freya Allan?". Monsters and Critics. Freya Allan was born in September 2001 in Oxfordshire, England. She attended Headington School in Oxford
  2. ^ "Freya Allan". United Agents. 2019.
  3. ^ Bucholtz, Meg (25 December 2019). "Why Ciri from the Witcher looks so familiar". Looper.com.
  4. ^ a b Harp, Justin; Opie, David (19 December 2019). "The Witcher star says casting was "a really bizarre, confusing experience"". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Schön! 37 digital cover - Freya Allan". schonmagazine.com. 29 November 2019.
  6. ^ Smith, Josh (22 January 2020). "Netflix's The Witcher just broke a record with 76 million views (and people say it's the new Game of Thrones)". Glamour UK.
  7. ^ Otterson, Joe (13 November 2019). "'The Witcher' renewed for Season 2 at Netflix ahead of Network premiere". Variety.
  8. ^ "'The Witcher' Season 2". instagram. 2020. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Saturn Award Nominations 2021". saturnawards.org. 2021. Archived from the original on 14 August 2021.
  10. ^ "'The Witcher': Freya Allan on Finally Working With Henry Cavill in Season 2, More Fighting in Season 3 (Video)". yahoo.com. 17 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Bridgerton star joins The Witcher's Freya Allan in new horror movie". MSN. 7 July 2021.
  12. ^ Tulich, Katherine (9 October 2022). "'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' Starts Shooting at Renamed Disney Studios Australia". Variety. Retrieved 10 October 2022.
  13. ^ Chitwood, Adam (21 December 2021). "'The Witcher' Season 2: Kristofer Hivju Says Nivellen Was 95% Prosthetics, Explains the Design's Evolution". yahoo.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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