Rosie Jane Day (born 6 March 1995) is an English actress. She is known for playing Mary Hawkins in the Golden Globe nominated Starz and Sony Pictures TV series Outlander and Sarah Jessica Parker's daughter in the comedy film All Roads Lead to Rome. She currently stars as Tina Pemberton in Sky One's Living the Dream, alongside Phillip Glenister and Lesley Sharp, and the 2018 Summit Entertainment feature Down a Dark Hall alongside Uma Thurman. She is also an ambassador for the teenage mental health charity stem4.
Day in 2017
Rosie Jane Day
6 March 1995
Life and careerEdit
Day has been acting since childhood, both on stage and on screen, following in the footsteps of her older sister. It was at one of her sister's auditions that she was spotted by a casting agent and given her first role, at the age of 4, in BBC's Hope and Glory. In that same year, Day and her sister played two of the Dudakov children in Maxim Gorky’s play Summerfolk at the Royal National Theatre in London. She soon became a successful child actor on British television - playing roles such as young Tess Elliot in ITV's medical drama Harley Street in 2008 - and in theatre, with further engagements at the Royal Court Theatre and Palace Theatre.
Day never received professional training as an actor, but drew from her experience working with adult co-stars, watching and copying them.
In 2012 she made her film debut playing Angel, a sex trafficking victim, in Paul Hyett's horror film The Seasoning House. The role brought her positive acclaim and four awards for Best Actress. To prepare for the part, Day conducted intensive "research into the experience of women who [had] been in that situation" and learned sign language to portray the deaf character. The actress later said that she was "young and very naïve" when taking on the role and that the "film certainly had an effect on [her]."
In 2015 she starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, who Day calls "a huge influence", in the romantic comedy All Roads Lead To Rome. From there she returned to the small screen for the recurring role of Mary Hawkins in the second season of Starz’s historical drama series Outlander. In 2014, while working with Scottish actor Sam Heughan on Heart of Lightness, a film based upon Henrik Ibsen's play The Lady of the Sea, the Outlander star told her about the character and suggested Day for the part. As part of Outlander's second season cast, Day received the Satellite award for "Best Cast in a Genre Show" in 2017.
Later that year she starred alongside Uma Thurman in Summit Entertainment’s Down a Dark Hall, an American-Spanish horror film, based on the novel by Lois Duncan. Day portrayed troubled teenager Sierra in the female led piece which, as an outspoken feminist, appealed to the actress. Butterfly Kisses, a film in which she was the lead, won the Crystal Bear for best feature at the 67th Berlinale festival in 2017.
Day currently stars as Tina Pemberton in the Sky One family comedy-drama Living the Dream. In 2019 she played Jane Asher in Sky Arts 'Urban Myth: Scrambled Eggs'.
|Year||Title||Character||Production||2019||Urban Myths: Scrambled Eggs||Jane Asher||Sky Arts|
|2019||Living The Dream Season 2||Tina||Sky One|
|2018||The Convent||Sister Emeline|
|2018||Down a Dark Hall||Sierra||Summit Entertainment|
|2017||Living the Dream||Tina||Sky One|
|2017||Prime Suspect 1973||Pam Tennison||ITV|
|2016||Butterfly Kisses||Zara||Blue Shadow Films|
|2016||All Roads Lead to Rome||Summer||Post-production|
|2013||Heart of Lightness||Hilde||Film|
|2013||Ironclad: Battle For Blood||Kate De Vesci||Content Media/Warner Bros|
|2012||DCI Banks||Hannah Rothwell||ITV|
|2012||The Seasoning House||Angel||Kalidescope Film Distribution|
|2011||Holby City||Kay Barker||BBC|
|2011||Good Night||Cloe||Blind Eye Pictures|
|2010||Summer in Transylvania||Mirana||Nickelodeon|
|2009||Half Moon Investigations||Shell Travers||BBC|
|2008||Harley Street||Tess Elliot||ITV|
|The Large Family||Laura Large||BBC|
|2007||My Life as a Popat||Tatiana||ITV|
|2006||The Romantics||Dorothy Wordsworth||BBC|
|2004–2005||Bernard's Watch||Nicolette Ashbury||ITV|
|Pants On Fire||Lucy||BBC|
|2002||Family Affairs||Harriett||Channel Five|
|2000||Black Books||Lucy||Channel 4|
|1999||Hope and Glory||Emma||BBC|
|2012||Pussy Riot||Kate||Royal Court Theatre|
|2011||Microwave by Elinor Cook||Becky||Royal National Theatre Studio|
|2010||Spur of the Moment by Anya Reiss||Naomi||Royal Court Theatre|
|2006||Les Misérables||Young Cosette||Palace Theatre, London|
|2002||Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare||Bohemia||Royal National Theatre|
|2001||The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge||Lily||Royal National Theatre|
|2000||Summerfolk by Maxim Gorky||Anya||Royal National Theatre|
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- "Philip Glenister and Lesley Sharp star in Sky 1 comedy Living the Dream". Royal Television Society. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
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