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Annabelle Frances Wallis (born 5 September 1984) is an English actress who has played Jane Seymour in Showtime's period drama The Tudors (2009–2010), Grace Burgess in the BBC drama Peaky Blinders (2013–2019), Mia in the supernatural horror film Annabelle (2014), and Jenny Halsey in the supernatural adventure film The Mummy (2017).

Annabelle Wallis
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Wallis in May 2017
Born
Annabelle Frances Wallis

(1984-09-05) 5 September 1984 (age 35)
Other namesAnnabelle Wallace
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present
Known forThe Tudors
Peaky Blinders
Annabelle
The Mummy
The Loudest Voice
RelativesRichard Harris (great-uncle)
Jared Harris (cousin)

Early lifeEdit

Wallis was born in Oxford, England. She was raised in Cascais, Portugal, where her family emigrated when she was eighteen months old.[1] Her maternal great-uncle is actor Richard Harris.[2] On her father's side, she is a descendant of English singer Marie Lloyd.[1]

CareerEdit

In Portugal, Annabelle Wallis 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.[1]

In 2005 she landed a lead role in the Bollywood film Dil Jo bhi Kahey, though the film did not fare well at box office. In 2009, Wallis starred as Jane Seymour in season three of the Showtime drama series The Tudors.[3] She replace Anita Briem in the third season due to conflicting dates with New Line Cinema over Anita's previous commitment to the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth. She returned as Jane Seymour in a dream sequence to The Tudors for the fourth (and final) season in mid-2010.

In 2010, Wallis 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. She returned as Grace in the fifth season of the show, in 2019. [4][5] In 2014, she starred in the horror film Annabelle, a spin-off of 2013's The Conjuring.[6]

In 2017, She starred as Jenny Halsey, an archaeologist in her highest-grossing film The Mummy.

In April 2018, she was announced to be Cartier's ambassador for jewelry and the new face of the Panthere de Cartier watch.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

As a result of attending international schools, Wallis speaks fluent English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.[8]

RelationshipsEdit

Wallis was in an on-off relationship with singer Chris Martin from August 2015 to August 2017.[9]

In April 2018 it was revealed that she has been dating American actor Chris Pine.[10]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dil Jo Bhi Kahey... Sophie Besson / Savirti Pradhan Bollywood film
2006 True True Lie Paige
2007 Steel Trap Melanie
2008 Body of Lies Hani's Girlfriend in Bar
2009 Right Hand Drive Ruth
2011 W.E. Arabella Green
X-Men: First Class Amy
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Sara Not credited
2013 Hello Carter Kelly
2014 Annabelle Mia Form
2015 Sword of Vengeance Annabelle
2016 Grimsby Lina Smit
Come and Find Me Claire
2017 Mine Jenny
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Maid Maggie
The Mummy Jenny Halsey
Annabelle: Creation Mia Form
2018 Tag Rebecca Crosby
TBA Boss Level Alice Post-production
TBA Warning Post-production
2020 Malignant Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Jericho Lizzie Way Episode: "The Killing of Johnny Swan"
2007 Diana: Last Days of a Princess Kelly Fisher Television film
2009 Ghost Town Serena Television film
2009–2010 The Tudors Jane Seymour 5 episodes
2010 The Lost Future Dorel Television film
2011 Strike Back: Project Dawn Dana Van Rijn 2 episodes
Pan Am Bridget Pierce 4 episodes
2013–2016, 2019 Peaky Blinders Grace Burgess/Shelby 15 episodes
2014 Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond Muriel Wright 2 episodes
The Musketeers Ninon de Larroque Episode: "A Rebellious Woman"
2018 Star Trek: Short Treks Zora Voice; Episode: "Calypso"
2019 The Loudest Voice Laurie Luhn 6 episodes

VideoclipEdit

Year Title Artist Notes
2014 Divine Love Victoria+Jean Direction: Anita Fontaine

DiscographyEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2015 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Scared-As-S**t Performance Annabelle Nominated
2017 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Most Egregious Age Difference between the Lead and the Love Interest Award The Mummy Nominated [1a]
Notes
1. 1a — with Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Discovery: Annabelle Wallis". Interview Magazine. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Pietras, Emma (15 June 2017). "The Mummy star Annabelle Wallis and the 'cursed' family dogged by tragedy". mirror. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  3. ^ "The Tudors - Characters". Showtime. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  4. ^ "Five minutes with Annabelle Wallis". Elle UK. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Peaky Blinders". BBC Media Centre.
  6. ^ "'The Conjuring' Spinoff 'Annabelle' Moves Ahead With New Stars and a Start Date". Slashfilm.com. 16 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Cartier - Annabelle Wallis embodies the Panthère woman for Cartier". WorldTempus. 20 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Five Things You Need to Know About Annabelle Wallis". People. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Chris Martin back with Annabelle Wallis?". www.femalefirst.co.uk. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  10. ^ Decker, Megan (4 April 2018). "Chris Pine Annabelle Wallis Dating Relationship Confirmation". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 15 October 2019.

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