Heida Reed

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Heida Reed
Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir

(1988-05-22) 22 May 1988 (age 30)
Reykjavik, Iceland
ResidenceLondon, England
Alma materDrama Centre London
OccupationActress, model
Years active2008–present

Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir [1] known by her stage name Heida Reed (HAY-da;[1] born 22 May 1988), 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.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Reed left Iceland when she was 18. She moved to Mumbai and worked as a model in India for two years.[1] When she was 19/20, she settled in London[3], where she studied drama at Drama Centre London.[4]

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.[3] In 2018, she appeared on the West End in Foxfinder with Iwan Rheon.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Dance Like Someone's Watching Gabriella Short film
2011 One Day Ingrid
2012 Vampyre Nation Celeste [6]
2013 Eternal Return Isabelle

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 DCI Banks Carmen 2 episodes[7]
2013 Jo Adèle Gauthier Main role
2014 Silent Witness Monica Dreyfus 2 episodes
2014 The Lava Field: Hraunið Gréta TV miniseries
2015–2018 Poldark Elizabeth Chynoweth Main cast (Seasons 1-4)
2015 Toast of London Pooky Hook Episode: "Hamm on Toast"
2016 Death in Paradise Eloise Ronson Episode: "Posing in Murder"[8]
2018 Stella Blómkvist Stella Blómkvist Main role (TV miniseries)[4]

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[9] Find a Penny Theatre Company[10]
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[11]
2018 Foxfinder Judith Covey Ambassadors Theatre


  1. ^ a b c Francis, Pam (2018-06-04). "Poldark's Heida Reed may play an English rose, but she has global versatility". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  2. ^ Jamieson, Teddie (14 March 2014). "Heida Reed on Poldark and eating puffins". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Heida Reed". 1883 Magazine. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  4. ^ a b "Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I'd like to play Miss Julie – she's feisty, complex... and Scandinavian' | Interviews | The Stage". The Stage. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  5. ^ "Poldark star Heida Reed joins cast of Foxfinder - Evening Express". Evening Express. 2018-08-02. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  6. ^ Butterfield, Liz (31 July 2013). "True Bloodthirst plot summary and review". Planet Dystopia. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  7. ^ "DCI Banks: Strange Affair". Soap Boards. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Death in Paradise, episode 5:3 details". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  9. ^ "C Cubed Venue, Edinburgh Fringe Festival". EdinburghGuide.com.com. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  10. ^ Eades, Alex (8 August 2009). "Review of Cross Purpose". EdinburghGuide.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Scarlet at the Southwalk Playhouse". Kickstarter. Retrieved 21 March 2015.

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