Oona Castilla Chaplin
4 June 1986
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Relatives||See Chaplin family|
Oona Castilla Chaplin (Spanish: [ˈuna kasˈtiʎa ˈtʃaplin]; born 4 June 1986) is a Spanish-British actress. Her roles include Talisa Maegyr in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, Kitty Trevelyan in the BBC drama The Crimson Field, and Zilpha Geary in the series Taboo.
A member of the Chaplin family, she is the daughter of actress Geraldine Chaplin, granddaughter of English filmmaker and actor Charlie Chaplin, and great-granddaughter of American playwright Eugene O'Neill. She was named after her maternal grandmother Oona O'Neill, Charlie Chaplin’s fourth and final wife.
Chaplin was born in Madrid to English-American actress Geraldine Chaplin and Chilean cinematographer Patricio Castilla. She has a half-brother named Shane from her mother's previous relationship with film director Carlos Saura.
Chaplin's paternal grandmother is Mapuche. She spent her childhood mostly in Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Cuba, but travelled often because of her mother's film career. She started dancing ballet, salsa and flamenco at an early age.
When Chaplin was 15, she began studying at Gordonstoun School in Scotland on a drama scholarship. She appeared in several school plays; toured the United Kingdom in an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet; and impersonated her grandfather in the role of Bottom in an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After leaving Gordonstoun, she was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she graduated in 2007.
Since graduating from RADA, Chaplin has acted in mainly British and Spanish short and feature films. She has played alongside her mother in the feature films Inconceivable, ¿Para qué sirve un oso?, Imago Mortis and Anchor and Hope. She has also had supporting roles in British and American television. She appeared as a Brazilian cage dancer in ITV's Married Single Other (2010); as Marnie Madden, the wife of main character Hector Madden, in the BBC period drama The Hour (2011–2012); as John Watson's girlfriend in an episode of BBC's Sherlock (2012); and as Talisa Maegyr in HBO's Game of Thrones (2012–2013).
Chaplin joined the cast of James Cameron's Avatar sequels in June 2017. Her character, Varang, is described as "a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels".
|Ancestors of Oona Chaplin|
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|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||The Devil's Double||Beauty|
|2015||The Longest Ride||Ruth Levinson|
|2015||Dancing for my Havana||Rosa|
|2017||Anchor and Hope||Eva|
|2022||Avatar: The Way of Water||Varang||Post-production|
|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|
|2011–2012||The Hour||Marnie Madden||12 episodes|
|2012||Sherlock||Jeanette||Episode: "A Scandal in Belgravia"|
|2012–2013||Game of Thrones||Talisa Maegyr||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: "White Christmas"|
|2016||El padre de Caín||Mercedes|||
|2017||Taboo||Zilpha Geary||8 episodes|
|2018||My Dinner with Hervé||Katie||Television film|
|2020||The Comey Rule||Lisa Page||miniseries|
|2022||Made for Love||Alice||Episode: "Alice? Are You Listening?"|
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- Dry, Jude (8 December 2018). "Two 'Game of Thrones' Actresses Lead Charming Lesbian Romance 'Anchor and Hope'". IndieWire.
- "Chaplin's granddaughter acts up". BBC News. 23 July 2003. Retrieved 2 July 2007.
- "Oona Chaplin from Game Of Thrones with Sarah Jane Crawford". BBC Radio 1Xtra YouTube. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- Gilbert, Gerard (16 July 2011). "Funny Girl: The not-so-silent star Oona Chaplin". The Independent. Archived from the original on 24 May 2022. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- "Oona Chaplin". Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- Tyzack, Anna (11 August 2011). "My Perfect Weekend: Oona Chaplin". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- Ross, David (28 April 2009). "Students step back in time to celebrate 75 years: Pupils and staff make it a special 1930s anniversary for Gordonstoun school". The Herald. p. 3.
- Thynne, Jane (30 July 2003). "Parents: Just like mum: Choosing the same career as a parent is very common – but not necessarily a good idea". The Guardian. p. 14.
- Swift, Andy (23 November 2015). "Tom Hardy's FX/BBC One Drama Taboo Adds 13, Begins Production". tvline.com. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- Dave McNary (20 June 2017). "'Games of Thrones' Star Oona Chaplin Joins James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels". Variety. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
- Rebecca Ford (20 June 2017). "'Avatar' Sequels Add 'Game of Thrones' Actress Oona Chaplin". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
- "DigiSPAA Announces 2012 Finalists" (PDF). 17 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
- "'Mad Men' Star Jon Hamm Joins 'Black Mirror'". Variety.com. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
- "'El padre de Caín' – estreno 6 de diciembre en Telecinco". Audiovisual451. 2 December 2016.