Vanessa Kirby

Active - 2011 - Present  |   Born - Apr 18, 1988 in Wimbledon, England  |  

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  • Wanted to become an actress at age 12 after seeing Vanessa Redgrave, who was a family friend, in a production of The Cherry Orchard.
  • Auditioned for the Bristol Old Vic at 17 but was turned down; took a gap year and traveled throughout Africa and Asia, and volunteered in an AIDS hospice in South Africa.
  • Was set to attend drama school in 2009 after her travels but took a job working in repertory at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, England, instead, and appeared in plays by Arthur Miller, Henrik Ibsen and William Shakespeare.
  • In 2011 made her London stage debut in Women Beware Women; the same year made her TV debut in BBC's The Hour.
  • Was named one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow in 2011.
  • Appears as Princess Margaret in Netflix's 2016 production The Crown.