4 March 1987 |
Sussex, England, UK
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge, Homerton College, Cambridge|
Tamzin Merchant (born 4 March 1987) is an English actress, best known for her roles as Georgiana Darcy in the film Pride & Prejudice (2005), as Catherine Howard on the Showtime series The Tudors (2009–2010) and as Anne Hale on the WGN America series Salem (2014–2017). She was educated at Homerton College, Cambridge where she studied English and Fine Arts.
Merchant's family is from Sussex, England and she was educated at Windlesham House School and Brighton College, although she has also lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. After twice deferring university places to concentrate on her acting career, she eventually went up to study at Homerton College, Cambridge.
Merchant's early credits include Margo Durrell in the 2005 BBC television film My Family and Other Animals. In 2006 she appeared in two more BBC dramas, as Sara Fox, the daughter of Alan Davies and Michelle Gomez, in the comedy The Good Housekeeping Guide, and as Probationer Eastwood in the historical drama Casualty 1906.
In 2007, while studying at the University of Cambridge, she performed in an audio production of Lady Windermere's Fan as Lady Agatha, while in 2008 she appeared in the ensemble drama Radio Cape Cod in which she plays a summer theatre camper.
She was cast in the third season (2009) of The Tudors, playing Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII. She debuted in the part in the third-season finale and features heavily in several episodes of the fourth (and final) season.
Merchant played Daenerys Targaryen in the unaired pilot of the HBO series Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels. The pilot was poorly received, and as a result the first episode was completely remade. Merchant was replaced in her role as Daenerys by Emilia Clarke.
She has also starred in DCI Banks: 'Playing with Fire' as Miranda. In early 2012 Merchant played the 17-year-old Rosa Bud in the BBC adaptation of Dickens' The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, written by Gwyneth Hughes (Five Days, U Be Dead, Miss Austen Regrets and Blood Strangers).
Merchant has written several poems, including "Where Does Revenge Stop?" and "Ode to a Toilet", for Platforms Magazine.
|2005||Pride & Prejudice||Georgiana Darcy|
|2008||Radio Cape Cod||Anna|
|2009||Princess Kaiulani||Alice Davies|
|2011||Jane Eyre||Mary Rivers|
|2014||Cupid Carries a Gun||Short film|
|2015||Let Me Down Easy||Adah||Short film|
|2015||Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse||Rhonu||Video|
|2015||Messenger, TheThe Messenger||Sarah|
|2017||Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire||Queen Rhonu||Video|
|2005||My Family and Other Animals||Margo Durrell||TV film|
|2006||Good Housekeeping Guide, TheThe Good Housekeeping Guide||Sara Fox||TV film|
|2006||Casualty 1906||Probationer Eastwood||TV film|
|2008||Bonekickers||Helena||Episode: "Army of God"|
|2009–2010||The Tudors||Catherine Howard||6 episodes|
|2011||Red Faction: Origins||Lyra||TV film|
|2011||DCI Banks||Miranda Aspern||2 episodes|
|2012||Mystery of Edwin Drood, TheThe Mystery of Edwin Drood||Rosa Bud||2 episodes|
|2013||Murder on the Home Front||Molly Cooper||TV film|
|2014–2017||Salem||Anne Hale||36 episodes
Nominated—Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best TV Supporting Actress (2017)
|2017||Supergirl||Lyra Strayd||4 episodes|
|2019||Carnival Row||Imogen Spurnrose||Series regular|
|2006||"If You Got the Money"||Jamie T|
|2007||"Song 4 Mutya (Out of Control)"||Groove Armada feat Mutya Buena|
|2014||"Nobody's Empire"||Belle and Sebastian|
|2008||Hay Fever||Jackie||Queens' College, Cambridge|
|2008||Dahling You Were Marvellous||Sister 3, Hanger-on||ADC Theatre|
|2009||Breakfast at Night||Chorus||ADC Theatre|
|2009||The 24hr Plays||Group 1 Producer||ADC Theatre|
|2010||Cigarettes and Chocolate||Gemma||ADC Theatre|
- "A 'Tudors' tutorial". New York Daily News. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2009.
- Merchant, Tamzin. "Tamzin Merchant". Huffington Post.
- "Record Oxbridge Success". Headlines. Brighton College. 28 June 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2009.
- Hall, Jacob (4 February 2016). "'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Get Honest About the Awful Pilot They Had to Reshoot". Slash Film. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
- "Tamzin Merchant becomes a Build Africa Patron". News. Build Africa. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
- "Never mind Oscar, here's the 2017 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Nominees Ballot!". FANGORIA®. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
- Petski, Denise (22 September 2017). "'Carnival Row': David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma & Tamzin Merchant Join Amazon's Fantasy Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
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