Annabelle Wallis ic best known for Playing Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife, in Showtime’s period drama, The Tudors and Playing Grace Burgess, an undercover agent for the Birmingham police posing as an Irish barmaid in Peaky Blinders from 2013 to 2016.
Born Name Annabelle Wallis
Nick Name Annabelle
Age: September 05, 1984, 34 years and 5 months, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Sun Sign Virgo
Years active 2005–present
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Pale Gray
Height 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Measurements 36-25-35 in or 91.5-63.5-89 cm
Bra Size 34B
She has English and Irish ancestry.
Annabelle was brought up in a Portugal farm and studied at Saint Dominic’s International School near Lisbon which is attended by students of 50 different nationalities.
She then moved to London at the age of 19 to enroll in a drama school. Since working part-time alongside training is disapproved by most drama schools, she dropped her acting classes and started working full-time.
Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings – Francis Wallis (Brother)
Others – Richard Harris (Maternal Uncle), Jared Harris (Maternal Cousin), Jamie Harris (Maternal Cousin), Damian Harris (Maternal Cousin), Jenny Meister (Sister-in-law)
She is repped by these agencies
United Talent Agency, Los Angeles
United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Street, London
Annabelle has promoted many brands on her social media and has appeared in commercials for Jaguar, Dorateymur, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Ruifier, Lancome.
She divides her time between Los Angeles, USA and London.
But stays in East London for most of the year.
In Portugal, she did several short films before she moved to London to pursue a career in film.
In London, she did some advertisements and looked into drama schools before ultimately deciding to find an agent.
In 2009, Wallis starred as Jane Seymour in season three of the Showtime drama series The Tudors.
She took over from Anita Briem, who quit the role at the end of the second season.
She returned as Jane Seymour in a dream sequence to The Tudors for the fourth (and final) season in mid-2010.
In 2010, Annabelle was cast in the film W.E., and in 2011 had a minor role in the film, X-Men: First Class. She starred as Grace Burgess in the BBC drama Peaky Blinders, from 2013 to 2016.
In 2014, she starred in the horror film Annabelle, a spin-off of 2013’s The Conjuring.
She also starred in The Mummy (2017) as Jenny Halsey, an archeologist who secretly works for the monster-hunting organisation known as Prodigium.
Wallis was born in Oxford, but she spent nineteen years of her life in Portugal, attending Saint Dominic’s International School. Her maternal uncle was the Irish actor Richard Harris. Wallis speaks fluent Portuguese and some French and Spanish.
Annabelle was first seen in a foreign film for an Indian production company Dil Jo Bhi Kahey… in 2005.
First TV Show
In 2005, she was seen in one episode of crime drama series Jericho as Lizzie Way.
Annabelle has a body that is lean and toned but she has not revealed anything about her workout regime or diet plan.
But, she has a fondness for outdoor activities and just about any sport. She also performs most of her own stunts and fully engages herself physically in all her movie projects.
Annabelle Wallis Favorite Things
Guilty Pleasure – Odd food combinations
TV Show – Breaking Bad (2008-2013), House of Cards
Place – Africa and Portugal
Costume – Sixties style pencil skirts and outfits nipped at the waist
Childhood Memory – Beach Picnics with childhood friends
Retail Brand – Zara, Topshop
Premium Brand – Valentino, Versace
Designers – JW Anderson, Peter Pilotto, Roksanda Ilincic and Georgia Harding
Dream Character – Musician Patti Smith, Jasmine played by Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine (2013)
Celebrity Twitter Page – Stephen Fry, Jemima Goldsmith, Frankie Boyle
Annabelle Wallis Facts
She is a self-proclaimed tomboy who tried her hand at Motor Cross, Paintball and Horse-Wrangling alongside her brother and male cousins while growing up in Portugal.
Other than English, she speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and Armenian languages.
She confessed that she may not be fluent in all the foreign languages and exaggerated some of her accomplishments in her CV.
Her tall claims in language proficiency were caught by pop-star, Madonna who asked her to read paragraphs in a foreign language during the audition for her directorial project, W.E. (2011). Although Annabelle stumbled at every sentence, she got the part anyway.
Her backup career option was to become an anthropologist and own a nature reserve.
She has extensively explored the landscape of South America and Africa and even has some conservation experience in Botswana.
Annabelle’s debut film, Dil Jo Bhi Kahey… (2005) was shot in Mauritius and had Indian Film Industry superstar, Amitabh Bachchan as one of the cast members.
She was one of the backup singers in some of the songs in Chris Martin’s album A Head Full of Dreams (2015).
Be it events or fashion shows of premium brands such as Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren or Louis Vuitton, Annabelle is a notable fashion maven who gets a coveted invite to all the main events in New York, London, and Paris that define the global fashion circuit.
She is very close friends with London-based designers Christopher Kane and Georgia Hardinge.
While discussing Egyptian History with The Mummy (2017) director Alex Kurtzman and co-star Tom Cruise, Annabelle walked right into a glass pane and the two men decided to use that funny moment in the movie.
She told British magazine Instyle that she jokingly nicknamed her Peaky Blinders co-star Cillian Murphy as ‘Chisel Cheeks’ for his enviable jawline.