Freya Allan
Freya Allan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Allan at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con
Born (2001-09-06) 6 September 2001 (age 20)
OccupationActress
Years active2017–present

Freya Allan (born 6 September 2001) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Princess Cirilla of Cintra in the Netflix series The Witcher and appears as young Sam in the 2021 film Gunpowder Milkshake.

Early life and education

Freya Allan was born on 6 September 2001 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, and attended Headington School in Oxford.[1][2] Allan continued her artistic education at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, where, as part of her acting studies, she starred in two short films, Bluebird and The Christmas Tree. Allan went on to study at the Arts University Bournemouth where she performed the part of Linda in the short film Captain Fierce.[3]

Career

Allan played a minor role in the first episode of the 2019 BBC Drama, The War of the Worlds.[4]

Allan stars alongside Henry Cavill and Anya Chalotra as princess Cirilla (Ciri) in the Netflix original series The Witcher. This is a fantasy drama adapted by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich from The Witcher book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Allan was originally cast for a small role in the first episode but was later recast as Ciri, a main role.[4] Allan lived in Budapest, Hungary for eight months, while the series was filmed.[5] Allan will star in the second season of The Witcher, which is set for production in London in early 2020 and will debut in 2021.[6][7] Allan was nominated for Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series for the 2021 Saturn Awards.[8]

In 2021 Allan was cast in the lead role of the upcoming horror film Baghead, alongside Bridgerton actress Ruby Barker. The film will be directed by Alberto Corredor.[9]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Bluebird Danny Short film
The Christmas Tree Christmas tree girl Short film
Captain Fierce Linda Short film
2021 Gunpowder Milkshake Young Sam

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 Into the Badlands Young Minerva 1 episode
2019 The War of the Worlds Mary 1 episode
2019–present The Witcher Cirilla "Ciri" Main role
2020 The Third Day Kali Miniseries; 5 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2021 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a TV Series The Witcher Nominated [8]

References

  1. ^ Didymus, John Thomas (20 December 2019). "Princess Cirilla of Cintra on Netflix's The Witcher: Who is the actress Freya Allan?". Monsters and Critics. Freya Allan was born in September 2001 in Oxfordshire, England. She attended Headington School in Oxford
  2. ^ "Freya Allan". United Agents. 2019.
  3. ^ Bucholtz, Meg (25 December 2019). "Why Ciri from the Witcher looks so familiar". Looper.com.
  4. ^ a b Harp, Justin; Opie, David (19 December 2019). "The Witcher star says casting was "a really bizarre, confusing experience"". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  5. ^ Smith, Josh (22 January 2020). "Netflix's The Witcher just broke a record with 76 million views (and people say it's the new Game of Thrones)". Glamour UK.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (13 November 2019). "'The Witcher' renewed for Season 2 at Netflix ahead of Network premiere". Variety.
  7. ^ "'The Witcher' Season 2". instagram. 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Saturn Award Nominations 2021". saturnawards.org. 2021.
  9. ^ "Bridgerton star joins The Witcher's Freya Allan in new horror movie". MSN. July 7, 2021.

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