Oona Castilla Chaplin [ˈuna kasˈtija ˈt͡ʃaplin] (born 4 June 1986) is a Spanish-British actress. Her roles include Talisa Maegyr in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, The Crimson Field and the series Taboo.
Chaplin in 2016
Oona Castilla Chaplin
4 June 1986
|Citizenship||Spanish, Swiss, British|
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Relatives||See Chaplin family|
A member of the Chaplin family, she is the daughter of actress Geraldine Chaplin, the granddaughter of the English filmmaker and actor Charlie Chaplin, and the great-granddaughter of the American playwright Eugene O'Neill. She was named after her maternal grandmother Oona O'Neill, Charlie's wife.
Chaplin was born in Madrid to Anglo-American actress Geraldine Chaplin and Chilean-Romanian cinematographer Patricio Castilla. She has a half-brother named Shane from her mother's previous relationship with film director Carlos Saura.
Chaplin's paternal grandmother is Mapuche. She was named after her maternal grandmother, Oona O'Neill Chaplin and spent her childhood mostly in Spain, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Cuba, but travelled often because of her mother's film career. She started dancing ballet, salsa and flamenco at an early age.
When Chaplin was 15, she began studying at Gordonstoun School in Scotland on a drama scholarship. During her time there, she appeared in several school plays and toured the United Kingdom in an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and impersonating her grandfather in the role of Bottom in an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After leaving Gordonstoun, she was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, from which she graduated in 2007.
Since graduating from RADA, Chaplin has acted in mainly British and Spanish short and feature films. She has played alongside her mother in three feature films: Inconceivable, ¿Para qué sirve un oso?, and Imago Mortis. Chaplin has also had several supporting roles in British and American television. She appeared as a Brazilian cage dancer in ITV's Married Single Other (2010); this was followed by roles as Marnie Madden, the wife of main character Hector Madden, in the BBC period drama The Hour (2011–2012); as John Watson's girlfriend in an episode of BBC's Sherlock (2012); and as Talisa Maegyr in HBO's Game of Thrones (2012–2013).
Chaplin joined the cast of James Cameron's Avatar sequels in June 2017. Her character, named Varang, is described as "a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels".
|Ancestors of Oona Chaplin|
|2008||First, Love?||Laura – Flower Girl||Short film|
|2008||Quantum of Solace||Perla de las Dunas receptionist|
|2010||High and Dry||Sandra||Short film|
|2010||Vampyre compendium||Short film|
|2011||¿Para qué sirve un oso?||Rosa|
|2011||The Devil's Double||Beauty|
|2015||The Longest Ride||Ruth|
|2017||Anchor and Hope||Eva|
|2007||Spooks||Kate||Episode: "The Virus (Part 2)"|
|2008||Spooks: Code 9||Kate||Episode 2|
|2009||Married Single Other||Fabiana||3 episodes|
|2010||El Gordo: Una historia verdadera||Silvia||2 episodes|
|2011–12||The Hour||Marnie Madden||12 episodes|
|2012||Sherlock||Jeanette||Episode: "A Scandal in Belgravia"|
|2012–13||Game of Thrones||Talisa Maegyr||11 episodes|
|2014||Inside No. 9||Sabrina||Episode: "A Quiet Night In"|
|2014||The Crimson Field||Kitty Trevelyan||Main role, 6 episodes|
|2014||Black Mirror||Greta||Feature-length special:|
|2017||Taboo||Zilpha Geary||8 episodes|
|2018||My Dinner with Hervé||Katie||Television film|
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