Tamsin Egerton

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Tamsin Egerton
Born
Tamsin Olivia Egerton Dick

(1988-11-26) 26 November 1988 (age 30)
ResidenceUK
NationalityEnglish
OccupationActress, model
Years active2001–present
Partner(s)Josh Hartnett (2012–present)
Children2

Tamsin Olivia Egerton Dick (born 26 November 1988)[1] is an English actress and model best known for her roles as Chelsea Parker in the 2007 film St Trinian's, Holly Goodfellow in the 2005 film Keeping Mum and Guinevere in the 2011 TV series Camelot.

Early life and career[edit]

Daughter of Michael J. Dick and wife Nicola Egerton and sister of Sophia ... Egerton Dick, she is of English, Irish, French and Ukrainian origin.[2] Egerton began her acting career at age six, following her older sister, Sophia, to a local youth theatre,[3] saying, "The whole reason I'm acting now is because I wanted to be doing what my big sister was doing".[3]

A year later, she appeared in a Royal Shakespeare Company musical production of The Secret Garden, playing Mary.[3] Egerton attended Ditcham Park School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where she says she was bullied.[3] She added that she often truanted, preferring to go to modelling shoots; "I played truant all the time. I was modelling so I'd go to shoots and call in sick."[4]

After finishing school at 16 with nine A-grade GCSEs,[5] Egerton pursued acting rather than going to sixth form and then university,[6] saying, "At drama school, they like to take you apart and rebuild you but I don't want to change now."[4]

Later career[edit]

Egerton's other film credits include Sarah in Driving Lessons (2006) alongside Rupert Grint and Flora in Knife Edge (2008). She was to appear as Katrina in Eragon, but the scenes which she featured in were removed from the final cut.[citation needed]

Egerton starred as Princess Elenora in the TV children's series Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land. In 2001, she starred as the "young" Morgaine in the TV miniseries The Mists of Avalon. She has also appeared on stage – in the RSC's musical version of The Secret Garden.

In 2009, she appeared in the St Trinian's sequel, St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold. In 2011, she appeared in Chalet Girl alongside Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick and Bill Nighy, playing "Georgie". In her second Arthurian role, Egerton plays Guinevere in the 2011 US Starz adaptation of the Arthurian legend, Camelot.

Personal life[edit]

She lived in Hampstead with theatre producer Jamie Hendry.[7]

Egerton and American actor Josh Hartnett acknowledged in 2013 they were in a relationship.[8] A representative for Hartnett said on 2 December 2015 that Hartnett and Egerton's first child had been recently born.[9] The couple had a second child in August 2017.[10] The couple now live in the UK with their two children.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Keeping Mum Holly Goodfellow
2006 Driving Lessons Sarah
2007 Earthquake Zoë Short film
2007 St Trinian's Chelsea Parker
2009 Knife Edge Flora
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Chelsea Parker
2010 4.3.2.1. Cassandra
2010 Huge Clarisse
2010 The Story of F*** Daisy
2011 Chalet Girl Georgie
2013 The Look of Love Amber St. George / Fiona Richmond
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour Lara (voice)
2013 Grand Piano Ashley
2013 The Lovers Laura Fennel
2014 Queen and Country Ophelia
2014 Love, Rosie Sally
2016 Grimsby Carla

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Mists of Avalon Young Morgaine TV miniseries
2002 Napoléon Betsy Balcombe TV miniseries
2002 Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land Princess Elenora/Sir Knight TV series
2003 Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale Kate Dickens TV film
2004 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Miranda Helhoughton TV film
2006 Mayo Patti Feathers "1.3"
2006 Silent Witness Hannah Duncan "Supernova: Parts 1 & 2"
2007 The Abbey Tiffany Unsold TV pilot
2009 Octavia Octavia Brennan TV film
2009 Trial & Retribution Imogen "Siren: Part 1"
2010 Money Butch Beausoleil TV miniseries
2011 Camelot Guinevere Main role
2013 The List Delilah TV film
2013 Psychobitches Nancy Spungen "1.4"
2015 Killing Jesus Claudia TV film

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers, Isobel (30 July 2011). "My Secret Life: Tamsin Egerton, actress, 22". The Independent. UK. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ Instagram story 20 July 2018
  3. ^ a b c d "Tamsin Egerton: Too cool for school". The Independent. UK. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  4. ^ a b Deedes, Henry (6 August 2007). "This modern market is rubbish says Blur axeman". The Independent. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  5. ^ Fletcher, Ewan (11 August 2007). "Six actresses go back to school as the new terrors of St Trinian's". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Tamsin Egerton says no to uni". Metro. UK. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  7. ^ "Saints and Sinners of St Trinians". ES Magazine. 4 December 2009. Archived from the original on 7 December 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  8. ^ Bacardi, Francesca (2 December 2015). "Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton Welcome First Child". E! News. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  9. ^ Dawn, Randee (2 December 2015). "Josh Hartnett and girlfriend Tamsin Egerton welcome first child". Today. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  10. ^ Juneau, Jen. "Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton Welcome Second Child". People. Retrieved 16 August 2017.

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