Pollyanna McIntosh (born 1978/1979) is a Scottish-born actress known for her roles in films Exam (2009), The Woman (2011), Let Us Prey (2014), the first season of Joe R. Lansdale's Hap and Leonard (2016), a starring role in The Walking Dead (2017–2018) and The Walking Dead: World Beyond (2021), and social issue horror film Darlin' (2019) which she wrote, directed and starred in. McIntosh also portrays Queen Ælfgifu of Denmark in the Netflix series Vikings: Valhalla (2022).
|Born||1978/1979 (age 42–43)|
(m. 2004; div. 2011)
Pollyanna McIntosh was born in Dunbartonshire, Scotland. From ages two to five, she and her family lived in Portugal. They then lived in Edinburgh before moving to Colombia. Her father was an actor, but he became a businessman working for a thread company so that he could spend more time with his family. McIntosh attended St. George's School for Girls.
McIntosh debuted as an actress aged 16, appearing in London's independent film and theatre as both an actress and director. In 2004 she moved to Los Angeles and directed the stage production The Woolgatherer with Anne Dudek and Dyan David Fisher. In 2005, she received her first film role in Headspace. In 2009 she starred in Exam and was nominated for both Best Work of a Rookie at the BAFTA Awards and the Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards. In 2011, she was cast in the film The Woman for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. In 2016 she was cast as Angel in the SundanceTV series Hap and Leonard and was cast the following year as Jadis ("Anne") in a starring role on The Walking Dead. Her debut feature as a script writer and director, the social issue horror film Darlin', premiered at the South-by-Southwest festival in Austin, Texas in March 2019.
McIntosh also pursues a career in fashion and works in support of young people's charity the Joshua Nolan Foundation.
She was married to actor Grant Show from 2004 to 2011.
|2007||9 Lives of Mara||Mara/Maria|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Thumper (#64)|
|2009||All Ages Night||Varela|
|2009||Land of the Lost||Pakuni Woman|
|2010||Burke & Hare||Mary|
|2011||The Woman||The Woman||Sequel to Offspring|
|2012||The Famous Joe Project||Nova|
|2012||Carlos Spills the Beans||Hot Girl|
|2013||Love Eternal||Naomi Clarke|
|2013||Como Quien No Quiere La Cosa||Missis Terrier|
|2014||Let Us Prey||PC. Rachel Heggie|
|2015||Tales of Halloween||Bobbie||Segment: "Ding Dong"|
|2019||Darlin'||The Woman||Sequel to The Woman. Also wrote and directed|
|2019||Deathcember||Radio Host (voice)|
|2007||Bats: Human Harvest||Katya Zemanova||TV movie|
|2009||Taggart||Morag Shearer||1 episode: "Cold Reader"|
|2011||Dani's House||Mystery Astronaut||1 episode: "One Small Step for Sam"|
|2012||Book Club||Sexy Yoga Student||1 episode: "Book Club Reads... 'Cougar Enchantments' by Del Mari Fuentes"|
|2013||Waterloo Road||Olivia McAllister||1 episode: "Bad Boy"|
|2013||Bob Servant Independent||Philippa Edwards||5 episodes|
|2013||Casualty||Georgia Bates||1 episode: "Bedside Manners"|
|2013||M.I. High||Crime Minster/Jenny Lane||13 episodes|
|2016||Hap and Leonard||Angel||6 episodes|
|2017–2018||The Walking Dead||Jadis / Anne||Recurring (Season 7)|
Also starring (Seasons 8–9)
|2017||The Last Tycoon||Vera Chase||1 episode: "A More Perfect Union"|
|2017–2018||Talking Dead||Herself||3 episodes|
|2019||Lodge 49||Clara||Recurring (Season 2)|
|2020||Chilling Adventures of Sabrina||Metatron||1 episode (Season 4)|
|2021||The Walking Dead: World Beyond||Jadis Stokes||Main role (Season 2)|
|2022||Vikings: Valhalla||Ælfgifu of Northampton|
|2017||Middle-earth: Shadow of War||Shelob|
- "Pollyanna McIntosh on being happy in her own skin". The Scotsman. 9 November 2013. Archived from the original on 20 April 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
- Smith, Nigel M (11 October 2011). "Meet Pollyanna McIntosh, The Woman Behind "The Woman"". Indiewire. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
- Mcintosh, Pollyanna. "6 questions for Pollyanna Mcintosh". SundanceTV. Archived from the original on 14 August 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- McIntosh, Pollyanna (20 February 2017). "New Leader on The Walking Dead". Variety. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- Pollyanna McIntosh, as Jadis in The Walking Dead (21 February 2017). "New role for McIntosh". The Independent. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- Howard, Ali (5 September 2014). "On the up: taking tea with Pollyanna McIntosh". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 8 November 2015.