Isabelle Allen

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Isabelle Allen
Born Isabelle Lucy Allen
(2002-03-16) 16 March 2002 (age 13)
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England[1]
Occupation Actress
Known for Les Misérables

Isabelle Lucy Allen (born 16 March 2002)[2] is an English child actress of the stage and screen known for her role as the young Cosette in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables. Said role has earned her critical acclaim, with her sharing various film cast awards such as the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast and the Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture.

Career[edit]

Allen was discovered by Jeremy James Taylor, head of the British National Youth Music Theatre after seeing her in the play The Pied Piper in Eastbourne, East Sussex, her hometown.[3] She made her professional debut in the 2012 film Les Misérables as the younger version of Amanda Seyfried's character Cosette, which earned her the Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actress Age Ten and Under.[4] She was later cast in the same role in the West End stage production of the show, she continued in the show until March 2013, sharing her role with: Lois Ellington, Ashley Goldberg and Sarah Huttlestone. From July to September 2013, Allen played Brigitta Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, sharing her role with Imogen Gurney and Ava Merson O'Brien. [5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Her parents are Elaine and Nigel Allen.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Les Misérables Young Cosette National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress Ten and Under
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Youth Performance in a Lead or Supporting Role-Female
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Index Search Results". FindMyPast.co.uk. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Twitter Post". Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "'Les Mis': Meet Isabelle Allen, the Face of the Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Sound of Music". Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Open Air Theatre". Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "British girl to star in Les Miserables after being spotted in a school play". Retrieved 10 March 2013. 

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