Emily Beecham is an English-American actress. She is best known for her role in The Coen Brothers movie Hail, Caesar! (2016), the AMC television series Into the Badlands (2015), in The Thirteenth Tale (2013) and Daphne (2017). In 2017 she was nominated for Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards. In 2011, she received the Best Actress award at the London Independent Film Festival.
Years active 2006–present
Born: May 12, 1984, 34 years and 6 months, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Zodiac sign Taurus
Hair color red
Eye color grey
Height 1.65 m, 5 feet 5 inches
Measurement 34-26-34 inches, 86.36-66.04-86.36 cm
Bra size 32B
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.
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 award at the June 2007 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”. 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 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”. 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.
She was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue.
Edinburgh International Film Festival Skillset Trailblazer Award 2009.
Won Best Actress at London Independent Film Festival 2011.
Was born to an American mother from Arizona and a British father from Linconshire. Is a citizen of both countries.