Oona Chaplin in 2016
4 June 1986 |
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
Oona Castilla Chaplin [ˈuna kasˈtija ˈt͡ʃaplin] (born 4 June 1986) is a Spanish actress. Her mother is Geraldine Chaplin. She is also the granddaughter of English film actor Charlie Chaplin, and great-granddaughter of American playwright Eugene O'Neill. She is known for playing Marnie Madden in The Hour, Talisa Maegyr in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, Kitty Trevelyan in The Crimson Field and Zilpha Geary in Taboo.
Oona Chaplin was born in Madrid to Anglo-American actress Geraldine Chaplin and Chilean cinematographer Patricio Castilla. Her paternal grandmother is a mapuche indian. She was named after her maternal grandmother, Oona O'Neill Chaplin. She spent her childhood mostly in Spain, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Cuba, but also travelled often because of her mother's film career. She started dancing ballet, salsa and flamenco at an early age.
When Chaplin was fifteen, she began studying at Gordonstoun School in Scotland on a drama scholarship. During her time there, she appeared in several school plays, touring the United Kingdom in an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and impersonating her grandfather in the role of Bottom in an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After leaving Gordonstoun, she was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which she graduated in 2007. Oona has a half-brother named Shane from her mother's previous relationship with film director, Carlos Saura.
Since graduating from RADA, Chaplin has acted in mainly British and Spanish short and feature films. She has played alongside her mother in three feature films: Inconceivable, ¿Para qué sirve un oso? and Imago Mortis. Chaplin has also had several supporting roles in British and American television. In 2010, she appeared as a Brazilian cage dancer in ITV's Married Single Other (2010), followed by roles as the wife of one of the main characters, Hector Madden, in the BBC period drama The Hour (2011–2012), as Dr. John Watson's girlfriend in an episode of BBC's Sherlock (2012) and as Talisa Maegyr in HBO's Game of Thrones (2012–2013).
|Ancestors of Oona Chaplin|
|2008||First, Love?||Laura – Flower Girl||Short film|
|2008||Quantum of Solace||Perla de las Dunas receptionist|
|2010||High and Dry||Sandra||Short film|
|2010||Vampyre compendium||Short film|
|2011||¿Para qué sirve un oso?||Rosa|
|2011||Devil's Double, TheThe Devil's Double||Beauty|
|2015||The Longest Ride||Ruth|
|2017||As We Like It|
|2007||Spooks||Kate||Episode: "The Virus (Part 2)"|
|2008||Spooks: Code 9||Kate||Episode 2|
|2009||Married Single Other||Fabiana||3 episodes|
|2010||El Gordo: Una historia verdadera||Silvia||2 episodes|
|2011–12||Hour, TheThe Hour||Marnie Madden||12 episodes|
|2012||Sherlock||Jeanette||Episode: "A Scandal in Belgravia"|
|2012–13||Game of Thrones||Talisa Maegyr/Stark||11 episodes|
|2014||Inside No. 9||Sabrina||Episode: "A Quiet Night In"|
|2014||The Crimson Field||Kitty Trevelyan||Main role, 6 episodes|
|2014||Black Mirror||Greta||Feature-length special:
|2017||Taboo||Zilpha Geary||8 episodes|
|2018||My Dinner with Hervé||Katie||Television film|
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