Erin Doherty

Erin Rachael Doherty (born 16 July 1992) is a British actress. She played the young Princess Anne in the third and fourth seasons of the Netflix drama The Crown, and Becky in the BBC/Amazon Prime drama Chloe (2022).

Erin Doherty
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Doherty in 2022
Born
Erin Rachael Doherty[1]

(1992-07-16) 16 July 1992 (age 30)
Education
OccupationActress
Years active2016–present

Early life and educationEdit

Doherty is of Irish heritage and from West Green, West Sussex.[2][3][4] Doherty's parents divorced when she was 4 and began acting in Sunday drama classes with her older sister Grace shortly after.[5] She studied at Hazelwick School in Crawley, where she grew up.[2] A talented footballer, Doherty played in midfield for and captained the Crawley Wasps and was scouted by Chelsea Women; she reached the age where she “had to commit” to either football or acting and chose the latter.[6]

Doherty took a one-year course at the Guildford School of Acting (2011–12) before training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2012–15).[7][8]

Whilst training, Doherty won the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award (SSSSPOTY) in 2015 for her rendition of "Broadway Baby" from the Sondheim musical Follies.[9][10]

TheatreEdit

Doherty is a frequent theatre actress. Since graduating from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2015, she has appeared in a number of productions at some of London's leading theatres. Doherty's performances have consistently attracted positive reviews from leading theatre critics. Michael Billington named Doherty as 'one of the year's greatest discoveries'[11] after her performance in My Name Is Rachel Corrie, a one-woman play about the activist Rachel Corrie. Doherty starred in Jack Thorne's play Junkyard, which led What's On Stage reviewer Kris Hallett to write "Doherty is the star here, and by rights will soon be a star full-stop".[12] Her leading performance in Alan Ayckbourn's play The Divide at the Old Vic Theatre was described by Dominic Cavendish for The Daily Telegraph as having "star-wattage as bright as anything".[13]

CareerEdit

Doherty's first television appearance was in a 2016 episode of Call the Midwife, followed by a role in the 2018 BBC miniseries Les Misérables.[7][8]

In 2018, Doherty was a Screen International Star of Tomorrow, and an Evening Standard Rising Star.[14][15]

In 2019, Doherty appeared as Princess Anne in the third season of The Crown. She knew little about the princess before being cast, and consequently spent hours studying Anne's family history and life.[16] Doherty made a point of only watching footage of the princess at the age she was portraying her, rather than interviews of Anne in later life.[17][18] Anne's voice is very different from Doherty's, being much lower in pitch; the actress spent time carefully learning and mimicking it, finding that it "was the key into her psyche".[19] Doherty reprised her role as Princess Anne in the fourth season of the series.[20]

In 2022, Doherty is the protagonist in the BBC/Amazon Prime drama Chloe alongside Poppy Gilbert as Becky.[21] She was also cast to portray Anne Askew in the psychological horror film Firebrand.[22]

Personal lifeEdit

Doherty is in a relationship with fellow actress Sophie Melville.[21][23]

FilmographyEdit

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
TBA Firebrand Anne Askew Filming
Television roles
Year Title Role Network Notes
2017 Call the Midwife Jessie Marsh BBC Episode 6.2
2018 Les Misérables Fabienne BBC Episodes 1.2, 1.3 (uncredited)
2020 Unprecedented Dee BBC Four Episode 1.5
2019–2020 The Crown Anne, Princess Royal Netflix Main role (Seasons 34)
15 episodes
2022 Chloe Becky BBC and Amazon Prime Video Six episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Company/Theatre Result Ref.
2015 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award Follies Garrick Theatre Won [9][10]
2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards Best Actress in a New Production of a Musical Junkyard Bristol Old Vic Nominated [24]
2017 Manchester Theatre Awards Best Actress in a Studio Production Wish List Royal Exchange Studio Won [25]
2020 Newport Film Festival Breakthrough Artist Award The Crown Netflix Won [26]
2022 Diva Awards Actor of the Year Chloe BBC Nominated [27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FamilySearch.org". FamilySearch. Archived from the original on 13 January 2022. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Photo Flash: Erin Doherty Wins Stephen Sondheim Society's 2015 Student Performer of the Year". mylondon.news. 14 December 2019. Archived from the original on 13 August 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  3. ^ Jays, David (24 November 2019). "Erin Doherty is the new girl on The Crown. How's she fitting in at the firm as Princess Anne?". The Times. Archived from the original on 27 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  4. ^ Blake, Meredith (25 November 2019). "You've never seen Charles and Anne like this. Thank these 'Crown' scene stealers". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 10 November 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  5. ^ ‘’The Radio Times’’; 5-11 February 2022; pages 12-13
  6. ^ "The Untold Truth Of Erin Doherty". thelist.com. 10 December 2020. Archived from the original on 31 August 2022. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Erin Doherty". Spotlight. Archived from the original on 21 September 2022. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  8. ^ a b Beck, Lia (17 November 2019). "Playing Princess Anne On 'The Crown' Was "Surreal" For Erin Doherty". Elle. Archived from the original on 18 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  9. ^ a b "SSSSPOTY winner Erin Doherty to join The Crown". Stephen Sondheim Society. 24 June 2019. Archived from the original on 5 December 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Photo Flash: Erin Doherty Wins Stephen Sondheim Society's 2015 Student Performer of the Year". broadwayworld.com. 18 May 2015. Archived from the original on 21 September 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  11. ^ "My Name Is Rachel Corrie review". The Guardian. 5 October 2017. Archived from the original on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Review: Junkyard". What's On Stage. 3 March 2017. Archived from the original on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  13. ^ Cavendish, Dominic (8 February 2018). "The Divide Review". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Stars of Tomorrow 2018: Erin Doherty (actor)". Screen International. 4 October 2019. Archived from the original on 28 September 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  15. ^ "The rising stars you need to know about". London Evening Standard. 27 September 2018. Archived from the original on 13 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  16. ^ Hallemann, Caroline (20 November 2019). "The Crown's Erin Doherty Will Make You Fall in Love with Princess Anne". Town & Country. Archived from the original on 21 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  17. ^ Waterhouse, Jonah (21 November 2019). "'The Crown's Erin Doherty Discusses Princess Anne's Iconic Style". Harper's Bazaar. Archived from the original on 21 September 2022. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  18. ^ Ivie, Devon (19 November 2019). "Erin Doherty (Almost) Outshines Olivia Colman in The Crown". Vulture. Archived from the original on 20 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  19. ^ Kosin, Julie (21 November 2019). "Erin Doherty (Almost) Outshines Olivia Colman in The Crown". Elle. Archived from the original on 26 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  20. ^ Radloff, Jessica (18 November 2019). "Erin Doherty's Princess Anne Is the Best Part of The Crown Season 3". Glamour. Archived from the original on 19 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  21. ^ a b "BBC Chloe: Erin Doherty has a famous partner and they shop at Lidl together". walesonline.co.uk. 6 February 2022. Archived from the original on 6 February 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  22. ^ Bamigboye, Baz (9 May 2022). "Firebrand Entourage for Film Queen Alicia Vikander Includes Sam Riley And Eddie Marsan". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 9 May 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  23. ^ "10 LGBTQ+ rising stars". radiotimes.com. Archived from the original on 31 August 2022. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  24. ^ "Shortlist Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards". broadwayworld.com. 5 October 2017. Archived from the original on 13 August 2022. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  25. ^ "Wish List wins big at Manchester Theatre Awards". theskinny.co.uk. 17 March 2017. Archived from the original on 7 February 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  26. ^ "Gold Derby TV Awards winners announced 2021". newportbeachfilmfest.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 7 February 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  27. ^ "Diva Awards The Shortlist - Actor of the year". divaawards.co.uk. 28 April 2022.

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