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Holly Earl (born August 31, 1992)[1] is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Zoe in Cuckoo, Kela in Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, Agnes in the Channel 4 TV series Humans and Nita Clements in the BBC medical drama Casualty.

Holly Earl
Born (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 27)[1]
EducationDrayton Manor High School[2]
Years active1997—present
AgentCurtis Brown[3]
RelativesElizabeth (sister)[4]


Earl made her television debut at the age of four, playing Robson Green's daughter in Touching Evil. She then appeared in the BBC Christmas special The Greatest Store in the World (1999). This was followed by her first film role as May Bailey in Possession (2002). She appeared in the popular shows Doctor Who, Skins, and Cuckoo. In 2012, she made her stage debut as Bertha in The Father at the Belgrade Theatre. She later received an Ian Charleson Award nomination for her role.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Earl attended Drayton Manor High School,[2] She has an older sister Elizabeth who is also an actress.[4]


Year Title Role Notes Ref..
1997–1998 Touching Evil Louise Creegan 3 episodes
1999 Red Dwarf Young Kochanski Episode: "Pete: Part 1"
1999 Ruth Rendell Mysteries Lindsey Episode: "The Lake of Darkness"
1999 The Greatest Store in the World Angeline TV Movie
2000 My Hero Episode: "My Hero Christmas"
2006 Wild at Heart Georgia Chapman Episode: "1.5"
2010 Into the Night Grace Short
2010–2011 Casualty Nita 14 episodes [6]
2011 Doctors Summer Carroll Episode: "Suffocating Love"
2011 Doctor Who Lily Arwell Episode: "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" [6][7][8]
2012 Skins Poppy Champion Episode: "Alo:
2013 Father Brown Ruth Bennett Episode: "The Devil's Dust"
2014 Benidorm Elena 2 episodes
2014 Law & Order: UK Lisa Gardner Episode: "Safe from harm"
2014 The Musketeers Céline Episode: "Musketeers Don't Die Easily"
2014 The Red Tent Young Rachel Episode: "Part 1"
2012–present Cuckoo Zoe 9 episodes
2015 Ordinary Lies Ruby Hill Episode: "1.4" [6][9]
2016 Beowulf Kela 8 episodes
2017 Our Ex-Wife Ava Pilot
2018 Humans Agnes 6 episodes
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Possession May Bailey
2004 Secret Passage Young Clara
2013 Dracula: The Dark Prince Esme
2015 Queen of the Desert Cousin Florence
2017 Loving Vincent La Mousmé Voice role
2018 A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia
2018 Once Upon a Time in London Aggie Vaux
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2019 Erica Erica Mason


  1. ^ a b "Thank you for the birthday wishes!". Twitter. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Drayton Manor Alumni". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Holly Earl CV". Curtis Brown. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Happy birthday to my lovely sister @lizziejearl!!!!". Twitter. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ Holly Earl nominated for Ian Charleson Award for The Father - 17 May 2013
  6. ^ a b c LEYFIELD, JAMES (8 April 2015). "Holly Earl praised for Ordinary Lies role DESPITE viewers voicing concerns over 'uncomfortable' storyline". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  7. ^ Doctor Who (16 December 2011). "Doctor Who Christmas special, BBC One, preview". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  8. ^ Harp, Justin (19 December 2011). "'Doctor Who' star Holly Earl: 'I loved working with Matt Smith'". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Ordinary Lies on BBC1 tonight with Holly Earl as Ruby, Shazad Latif as Rick & Max Beesley as Mike". Scunthorpe Telegraph. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.

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