Isis Hainsworth (born 22 September 1998) is a Scottish actress. She began her career in the West End. On television, she is known for her role in the BBC Three horror series Red Rose (2022). Her films include Metal Lords (2022). She was named a 2022 Screen International Star of Tomorrow.[1]

Isis Hainsworth
Hainsworth in 2022
Born (1998-09-22) 22 September 1998 (age 25)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Years active2016–present

Early life edit

Hainsworth attended Leith Walk Primary School and then Drummond Community High School. She took extracurricular Higher and Advanced Higher Drama classes at Leith Academy alongside her standard school courses at Drummond.[2] She also joined local theatre groups Lothian Youth Arts & Musicals Company and Strange Town Theatre. It was through the latter that she was suggested for Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. Shortly after completing school in 2016, Hainsworth moved to London for her career.[3]

Career edit

Hainsworth made her television debut in the 2016 with small roles in the BBC One miniseries One of Us (also known as Retribution) as Maddy and the ITV drama In Plainsight. She took over the lead role of Orla from Melissa Allan in the stage adaptation of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour when it moved to the Duke of York's Theatre in 2017.

Hainsworth played Michelle McCullen and Louise Graham in the BBC One miniseries Wanderlust (2018) and The Victim (2019) respectively, as well as Abigail Warren in the second series of Harlots. She appeared in Moonlight / Nightschool at the Harold Pinter Theatre. For her performance as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Bridge Theatre, Hainsworth was nominated for a 2019 Ian Charleson Award. She appeared in the 2020 films Emma. as Elizabeth Martin and Misbehaviour as Jenny.

In 2022, Hainsworth starred opposite Amelia Clarkson in the BBC Three horror series Red Rose as Rochelle Mason [4] and alongside Jaeden Martell in the Netflix teen band film Metal Lords as Emily Spector.[5][6][7] She also played Aelis in the Amazon Prime medieval comedy film Catherine Called Birdy.[8]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 The Yearning Jess Short film
2020 Emma. Elizabeth Martin
Misbehaviour Jenny
2021 Lilias Adie Maud Short film
2022 Metal Lords Emily Spector Netflix film
Catherine Called Birdy Aelis Amazon Prime film

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2016 One of Us Maddy Miniseries
In Plain Sight Vivienne Watt 1 episode
2018 Harlots Abigail Warren 4 episodes (series 2)
Wanderlust Michelle McCullen Miniseries
2019 Les Misérables Marie Claire 1 episode
The Victim Louise Graham Miniseries
2022 Red Rose Rochelle "Roch" Mason Main role
Skint Mia 1 episode[9]

Stage edit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour Orla Duke of York's Theatre, London
2018 Moonlight / Nightschool Bridget / Barbara Harold Pinter Theatre, London
2019 A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia Bridge Theatre, London
2023 Romeo and Juliet Juliet Almeida Theatre, London
2023–2024 The House of Bernarda Alba Adela National Theatre, London

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2019 Ian Charleson Awards A Midsummer Night's Dream Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (29 June 2022). "Stars of Tomorrow 2022: Isis Hainsworth (actor)". Screen Daily. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  2. ^ Rawluk, Maria (6 April 2017). "Isis Hainsworth – Former Student". Drummond Community High School. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  3. ^ West, Ella (28 June 2022). "Isis Hainsworth Is Taking Over The Drama Sphere Of Netflix". Wonderland. Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  4. ^ Clark, Nick (16 August 2022). "Isis Hainsworth on new BBC horror Red Rose, the pitfalls of social media and working with Lena Dunham". Evening Standard. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  5. ^ Vlessing, Etan (25 February 2021). "Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth, Adrian Greensmith to Star in Netflix's 'Metal Lords'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  6. ^ Lynch, Joe (10 March 2022). "Tom Morello & 'Game of Thrones' Co-Creator Preview 'Metal Lords' Netflix Movie: Watch the Trailer". Billboard. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  7. ^ "'Metal Lords' Trailer Reveals 'Game of Thrones' Creator's Rockin' Netflix Film". Collider. 10 March 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  8. ^ Barraclough, Leo (9 April 2021). "'Metal Lords' Actor Isis Hainsworth Takes Major Role in Lena Dunham's 'Catherine Called Birdy' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Skint review – a vivid, unflinching examination of modern poverty". The Guardian. 20 March 2022. Retrieved 21 March 2023.

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