Heida Reed

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Heida Reed
Born Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir
(1988-05-22) 22 May 1988 (age 30)
Reykjavik, Iceland
Residence London, England
Nationality Icelandic
Alma mater Drama Centre London
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2008–present

Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir (born 22 May 1988), known under her stage name Heida Reed, is an Icelandic actress and model. She is known for playing parts in One Day, Jo (2013), Silent Witness (2014) and the BBC drama Poldark.[1]

Early life[edit]

Reed left Iceland when she was 18. When she was 20, she settled in London, where she studied drama at Drama Centre London, graduating in 2010.

In April 2015, Reed co-starred in the world premiere of a new play, Scarlet, by Sam H Freeman at Southwark Playhouse exploring slut-shaming and cyberbullying and their emotional repercussions. The producers, Theatre Renegade,[2] worked with The White Ribbon Campaign to support the production's cast and creatives whilst working on the production as well as running informative talks and Q&As dealing with some of the issues addressed in the play. The production was nominated for two Off West End Theatre Awards: Best Production and Best Ensemble.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Dance Like Someone's Watching Gabriella Short film
2011 One Day Ingrid
2012 Vampyre Nation Celeste [3]
2013 Eternal Return Isabelle

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 DCI Banks Carmen 2 episodes[4]
2013 Jo Adèle Gauthier Main role
2014 Silent Witness Monica Dreyfus 2 episodes
2014 The Lava Field: Hraunið Gréta TV miniseries
2015-present Poldark Elizabeth Chynoweth Main cast
2015 Toast of London Pooky Hook Episode: "Hamm on Toast"
2016 Death in Paradise Eloise Ronson Episode: "Posing in Murder"[5]
2018 Stella Blómkvist Stella Blómkvist Main role (TV miniseries)

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Nutritiously Nicola! Olivia Reedy Episode: "Food instability"


Year Title and Theatre Role Venue Notes
2009 Cross Purpose Maria Edinburgh Festival Fringe C Venues[6] Find a Penny Theatre Company[7]
2009 Macbeth The Doctor Unknown Shakespeare in Styria
2011 Top Girls Marlene understudy Trafalgar Studios
2015 Scarlet Scarlet Southwark Playhouse Role shared with Lucy Kilpatrick, Jade Ogugua and Asha Reid in unison[8]


  1. ^ Jamieson, Teddie (14 March 2014). "Heida Reed on Poldark and eating puffins". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Theatre Renegade, Scarlet production details". Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Butterfield, Liz (31 July 2013). "True Bloodthirst plot summary and review". Planet Dystopia. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "DCI Banks: Strange Affair". Soap Boards. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Death in Paradise, episode 5:3 details". Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "C Cubed Venue, Edinburgh Fringe Festival". EdinburghGuide.com.com. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Eades, Alex (8 August 2009). "Review of Cross Purpose". EdinburghGuide.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Scarlet at the Southwalk Playhouse". Kickstarter. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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