Morfydd Clark

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Morfydd Clark
Born
NationalityWelsh
OccupationActress

Morfydd Clark (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈmɔrvɪð][2]) is a Welsh stage and screen actress, born in Sweden.[3][4]

Life and career[edit]

Clark was born in Sweden, but moved to Cardiff, Wales when she was 2 years old.[5] She is fluent in Welsh and English. After struggling with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, she left school when she was 16.[6] In 2009 she was accepted into British Youth Music Theatre's production of According to Brian Haw[7] and into the National Youth Theatre of Wales, before training at the Drama Centre London.[6] She left in her final term to play the title role in Saunders Lewis' play Blodeuwedd with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. She has appeared in Violence and Son at the Royal Court, as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, and in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Donmar Warehouse.[8] She played Frederica Vernon in Whit Stillman's film Love & Friendship.[9]

In 2016 she appeared in the film The Call Up[10] and as Cordelia in King Lear at The Old Vic,[11] In 2017 she starred in Interlude In Prague.[12][13] and portrayed Catherine Dickens in The Man Who Invented Christmas. In December 2019 it was reported (and in early 2020, confirmed) that Clark would portray a younger version of the character Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings on Amazon Prime.[14] Clark appeared in the critically acclaimed psychological horror Saint Maud in 2020.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Two Missing Eva Short
2014 Madame Bovary Camille
2014 The Falling Pamela Charron
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Georgiana Darcy
2016 Love & Friendship Frederica Vernon
2016 National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses Cécile Volanges
2016 The Call Up Shelly
2016 The Prevailing Winds Anna Short
2017 Interlude in Prague Zuzanna Lubtak
2017 The Man Who Invented Christmas Kate Dickens
2019 Crawl Beth Keller
2019 The Personal History of David Copperfield Dora Spenlow Clark also played Clara Copperfield, the titular character's mother, at the start of the film.
2019 Eternal Beauty Young Jane
2020 Saint Maud Maud

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 New Worlds Amelia TV miniseries
2014 A Poet in New York Nancy Wickwire TV film
2015 Arthur & George Mary Episode: "1.1"
2018 The Alienist Caroline Bell Episode: "Silver Smile"
2018 The City and the City Yolanda Stark Episodes: "Breach", "Orciny"
2018 Patrick Melrose Debbie Hickman Episodes: "Bad News", "Some Hope"
2018 Outsiders Mari TV film
2019 His Dark Materials Sister Clara TV series
2020 Dracula Mina Harker TV miniseries
2021 The Lord of the Rings Galadriel TV series[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morfydd Clark British Youth Music Theatre". British Youth Music Theatre. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Morfydd Clark on Anya". Sherman Theatre. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  3. ^ Snow, Georgia (19 September 2015). "Morfydd Clark: 'Don't get too anxious about your work'". The Stage. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  4. ^ Hewis, Ben (12 January 2016). "Rising Star: Morfydd Clark". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Morfydd Clark interview: Her sexual awakening performances have critics in raptures". The Independent. November 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  6. ^ a b Williams, Holly (1 January 2017). "Rising stars of 2017: actor Morfydd Clark". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. ^ "According to Brian Haw (2009) | British Youth Music Theatre".
  8. ^ Khan, Jessica (2 September 2015). "Morfydd Clark Joins LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES at Donmar This Winter". Broadway World. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  9. ^ Robey, Tim (26 May 2016). "Love & Friendship shows just how funny Jane Austen can be - review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  10. ^ McNamara, Fred. "The Call Up". Starburst. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  11. ^ BWW news desk (26 May 2016). "Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR". Broadway World. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  12. ^ Khan, Jessica (24 March 2016). "Stage Stars Samantha Barks and Morfydd Clark Join INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE Film". Broadway World. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  13. ^ Grater, Tom (4 April 2016). "'Interlude In Prague' starts shoot, adds cast". Screen Daily. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  14. ^ "'Lord of the Rings' Series Taps Morfydd Clark as Young Galadriel (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. 2019-12-18. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  15. ^ "Saint Maud: Will Gompertz reviews Rose Glass's debut film ★★★★☆". BBC News. 2020-10-09. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  16. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 17, 2019). "'Lord of the Rings' Series Taps Morfydd Clark as Young Galadriel". Variety. Retrieved December 17, 2019.

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