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Emily Beecham
Emily Beecham
is an English-American actress. She is best known for her role in The Coen Brothers movie Hail, Caesar!
Hail, Caesar!
and the AMC television series Into the Badlands. In 2017 she was nominated for Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards [1] In 2011, she received the Best Actress award at the London Independent Film Festival.[2]


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Beecham was born in Manchester, Greater Manchester. Her father is English and her mother is American from Arizona. In 2003, at the age of 18 she enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) for three years, graduating with BA Hons in 2006. Career[edit] In her final year at LAMDA, Beecham started accepting professional acting opportunities, with her first appearance occurring in thriller Bon Voyage and in the supernatural TV series Afterlife. The following month saw the premiere of her first feature film, Bon Voyage, receiving positive notices following its October debut on ITV. It won the Golden Nymph
Golden Nymph
award at the June 2007 Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
Television Festival. In mid-2007, she was chosen by director Jan Dunn for the leading role in her independent film The Calling which she won Best Actress Award for at London Independent Film Festival. She was a recipient of the Edinburgh International Film Festival Trailblazer Award. The film received mixed reviews, one of which commented that "newcomer Emily Beecham plays a young woman determined to take the veil and holds her own well against such stalwarts as Brenda Blethyn and Susannah York".[3] In highlighting the impression made by Beecham, film columnist Hannah McGill, who served as the Edinburgh Festival's artistic director from 2006 to 2010, decided that she should be one of the recipients of the coveted Skillset Trailblazer Award. That same year, Beecham gave her first professional stage performance in Ian McHugh's debut play, How to Curse, at the Bush Theatre
Bush Theatre
in Shepherd's Bush, London, directed by the theatre's artistic director Josie Rourke. Beecham has appeared in numerous television series, including Agatha Christie's Marple, Tess of The D'Urbervilles, and The Street. She was listed by Nylon magazine's "Young Hollywood" issue as one of 55 "Faces of the Future", with the photograph captioned "Young Hollywood London".[4] John Rankin, Esquire magazine's veteran glamour photographer, was quoted as stating that she has "that something special, that thing you just feel about someone... she's one of the most exciting actresses out there". In 2013, Beecham starred as Caro Allingham in The Village. She currently stars as The Widow in the AMC martial arts action drama series Into the Badlands. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2006 Bon Voyage Rachel Aldred Television film

2007 28 Weeks Later Karen

2007 Rise of the Footsoldier Kelly

2007 Agatha Christie's Marple Elvira Blake Television film

2009 The Calling Joanna

2010 Basement Pru

2010 Pulse Stella Hamilton Television film

2013 The Thirteenth Tale Isabelle Angelfield Television film

2016 Hail, Caesar! Diedre

2017 Daphne Daphne Nominated - British Independent Film Award
British Independent Film Award
for Best Actress Nominated - Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress Nominated - Evening Standard British Film Award for Breakthrough of the Year[5] Nominated - Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer


Year Title Role Notes

2006 Afterlife Sash 1 episode

2007 The Innocence Project Rachel 1 episode

2007 Party Animals Vienna Lurie 1 episode

2007 New Tricks Laura Small 1 episode

2007 The Bill Angela Myatt 1 episode

2008 Lewis Nell Buckley 1 episode

2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles Retty Priddle 2 episodes

2009 Unforgiven Lucy Belcome 3 episodes

2009 The Street Gemma 2 episodes

2009 Merlin Emmyria 1 episode

2010 Silent Witness Anna Flannery 2 episodes

2011 The Runaway Caroline Dixon 2 episodes

2012 Case Sensitive Mary Trelease 2 episodes

2012 Damages Rutger's Daughter 1 episode

2012 The Fear Janey Beckett 3 episodes

2013 Blandings Miss Younghusband 1 episode

2013 The Village Caro Allingham 6 episodes

2014 The Musketeers Adele Besset 1 episode

2015–present Into the Badlands The Widow 16 episodes


^ "Nominations 2017". BIFA - British Independent Film Awards.  ^ "The Film Festival Guild". The Film Festival Guild.  ^ Film review excerpts at Guerilla Films website ^ Emily Beecham
Emily Beecham
in Nylon magazine ^ "Evening Standard Nominations 2018". 

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 225770503 LCCN: no2013023384 GND