Emma Corrin
Emma Corrin by British Vogue (September 2020).jpg
Corrin in 2020
Born
Emma-Louise Corrin

(1995-12-13) 13 December 1995 (age 26)[1]
EducationUniversity of Bristol
St John's College, Cambridge (BA)
OccupationActress
Years active2017–present
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)

Emma-Louise Corrin[2] (born 13 December 1995)[3] is an English actress. She[a] portrayed Diana, Princess of Wales in the fourth season of the Netflix period drama series The Crown,[4] for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama[5] and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Early life and education

Emma-Louise Corrin was born on 13 December 1995 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.[6] Her father, Chris Corrin, is a businessman and her mother, Juliette Corrin, is a speech therapist from South Africa. She has two younger brothers, Richard and Jonty.[7] Her family is based in Seal, Kent, near Sevenoaks.[8]

Corrin attended the Roman Catholic Woldingham School in Surrey, an all-girl boarding school where she developed her interest in acting and dance.[7][9] She took a gap year, during which she took a Shakespeare course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and volunteered as a teacher at a school in Knysna, South Africa. She studied drama at the University of Bristol, but left to study Education, English, Drama and the Arts at St John's College, Cambridge from 2015 to 2018.[10][6]

Personal life

In July 2021, Corrin came out as queer and added "she/they" as gender pronouns on her Instagram account.[11] She later discussed being nonbinary in an interview with The New York Times.[12]

Filmography

Film

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Cesare Mica [13]
2018 Alex's Dream Beth Short film [14]
2020 Misbehaviour Jillian Jessup [15]
2021 The Pet Psychic Emma Short film [16]
TBA My PolicemanFilms that have not yet been released Marion Post-production [17]
TBA Lady Chatterley's LoverFilms that have not yet been released Lady Chatterley Post-production [18]

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Grantchester Esther Carter Episode: "4.4" [19]
Pennyworth Esme Winikus 4 episodes [19]
2020 The Crown Diana, Princess of Wales 8 episodes [20]
2022 Retreat Films that have not yet been released Darby Hart [21]

Stage

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2021 Anna X Anna Performed at Harold Pinter Theatre and The Lowry [22]

Audio

Year Title Role Author Production company Notes
2021 The Sandman: Act II Thessaly Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs Audible [23]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)
2021 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series The Crown Won [24]
2021 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Television Series Drama Won [25]
2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Performance in a Show Nominated [26]
2021 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated [27]
2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated [28]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won [28]
2021 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [29]
2022 Laurence Olivier Awards Best Actress Anna X Nominated [30]

Notes

  1. ^ Corrin uses she/her and they/them pronouns. This article uses she/her pronouns for consistency.

References

  1. ^ "The Crown's Emma Corrin shares video of cast singing happy birthday". Insidexpress. 13 December 2020.
  2. ^ "The Queen Meets Diana - Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin". 11 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
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  4. ^ Petit, Stephanie (18 November 2020). "The Crown's Emma Corrin Reacts to Criticism Over Princess Diana Portrayal: 'I Understand'". People. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  5. ^ White, Adam (1 March 2021). "The Crown's Emma Corrin thanks 'compassionate' Princess Diana in Golden Globes acceptance speech". The Independent. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b Thorne, Will (12 November 2020). "Meet Emma Corrin, 'The Crown' Star Bringing Princess Diana to Life For a New Generation". Variety. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  7. ^ a b Simpson, Richard (31 October 2020). "The Crown actress Emma Corrin set to become household name playing iconic Diana". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  8. ^ Banks, Scott (30 November 2020). "Sevenoaks' Emma Corrin shares pictures from behind the scenes at The Crown". KentLive. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Alumna Emma Joins Cast of The Crown | Woldingham School". woldinghamschool.co.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Emma Corrin to play Princess Diana in Netflix smash-hit series The Crown". St. John's College Cambridge. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  11. ^ O'Malley, Katie (6 July 2021). "Emma Corrin Recalls Buying First Chest Binder Months After Using The Term 'Queer'". Elle. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  12. ^ Bendix, Trish (27 August 2021). "Emma Corrin Is Fine With Not Playing Diana to the Bitter End". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  13. ^ Mahjouri, Shakiel (27 October 2020). "Emma Corrin Admits Pressure Of Playing Princess Diana On 'The Crown' Is 'A Bit Terrifying'". ET Canada. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  14. ^ Soen, Hayley (10 April 2019). "Meet the Cambridge grad who has been cast as Princess Diana on The Crown". The Tab. Archived from the original on 15 January 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  15. ^ Dumaraog, Ana (14 November 2020). "The Crown's Princess Diana: What Else Emma Corrin Has Been In". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  16. ^ Rovner, Lisa (19 October 2021). "Miu Miu presents "The Pet Psychic"". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  17. ^ Kroll, Justin (4 February 2021). "'The Crown' Star Emma Corrin To Star Opposite Harry Styles In Amazon's 'My Policeman'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  18. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (8 March 2021). "'The Crown's' Emma Corrin to Star in Romantic Drama 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'". Variety. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
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  21. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (11 October 2021). "Emma Corrin To Headline FX Limited Series 'Retreat'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  22. ^ "Gatsby, Ripley and the fake heiress: inside the tech fantasy Anna X". the Guardian. 1 June 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  23. ^ Spangler, Todd (22 July 2021). "'The Sandman: Act II' on Audible Premiere Date Set, James McAvoy Returns to Lead Star-Studded Cast".
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  25. ^ Respers France, Lisa (3 February 2021). "Golden Globes 2021: See the full list of nominees". CNN. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  26. ^ "Your 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations Are Here: See The Full List". MTV. 20 April 2021. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  27. ^ "2020 Nominees". International Press Academy. Archived from the original on 3 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  28. ^ a b Sharf, Zack (4 February 2021). "SAG Award Nominations 2021: 'The Crown' Dominates TV, 'Minari' Scores for Film Alongside 'Ma Rainey'". IndieWire. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
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  30. ^ Underwood, Kitty (8 March 2022). "Nominations announced for the Olivier Awards 2022 with Mastercard". Official London Theatre. Retrieved 8 March 2022.