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Imogen Poots born Imogen Gay Poots is an English actress. She played the role of Tammy in the post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Weeks Later, Linda Keith in the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side, Debbie Raymond in the Paul Raymond biopic The Look of Love, and Julia Maddon in the American action film Need for Speed. In 2016, she starred as Kelly Ann in the Showtime series Roadies.
Her first appearance on-screen was in an episode of Casualty and had a non-speaking role in V for Vendetta, but she was largely unknown when, at the age of 17, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo cast her in the horror film 28 Weeks Later. Since then, she has appeared in films such as Cracks, Centurion, and as the female lead in the 2011 remake of Fright Night alongside Anton Yelchin. Although she has never formally trained as an actress, according to Giles Hattersley, she developed her acting skills through a practical apprenticeship that may have served her well, as she is “compellingly natural” in front of the camera.
In 2011, she was chosen by fashion house Chloé to appear in a campaign for its eponymous fragrance shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. In 2012, she was selected to star in a Sofia Coppola-directed advertising campaign for collaboration between fashion label Marni and high street retailer H&M.
In 2012, she portrayed the acrimonious young violinist Alexandra Gelbart opposite Catherine Keener and Philip Seymour Hoffman in A Late Quartet. In 2013, she appeared in Greetings from Tim Buckley, Filth, and The Look of Love. In 2014, she starred in the romantic comedy That Awkward Moment and action film Need for Speed, an adaptation of the video game series, and played Jess in the film A Long Way Down. In 2015, she appeared in She’s Funny That Way with Jennifer Aniston and Knight of Cups with Cate Blanchett, and has been cast in the adaptation of Jess Walter’s novel Beautiful Ruins. She portrayed Linda Keith in the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side, alongside André Benjamin as Hendrix. She reunited with Yelchin for Green Room in 2015.
In 2016, she starred as Kelly Ann in the Showtime series Roadies. In 2017, she played Honey in Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which was broadcast via National Theatre Live on 18 May 2017 from the Harold Pinter Theatre in the London West End. Also that year, she starred in the Amy Herzog play Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse opposite James Norton.
Some of the awards and nominations she has won include; the 2007 nomination for British Independent Film Award as the most promising newcomer, she was also nominated for the 2016 Fright Meter Award as the Best Supporting Actress and won the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival Award Breakthrough Performer among others.
She was educated privately attending Bute House Preparatory School for Girls in Brook Green, Queen’s Gate School in South Kensington, and Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith. While intending to become a veterinary surgeon, she began spending Saturdays at an improvisation workshop hosted by the YoungBlood Theatre Company at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. She abandoned her original career aspiration after fainting at the sight of veterinary surgery during work experience. Attaining three A grades at A-level, she won a place at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2008 but had it deferred for two years in order to pursue her acting career.
Imogen Poots Age
She was born at the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital on June 3, 1989, in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom. She was raised in Chiswick, West London.
Imogen Poots Family
She is the daughter of Trevor Poots, a current affairs television producer from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Fiona Goodall, a journalist and voluntary worker from Bolton, England. She has an older brother, Alex, who is a model.
Imogen Poots Boyfriend
She has been dating actor James Norton for three years. The couple, who made a confirmation of their relationship in 2018, reportedly began dating after appearing alongside each other in the West End production of Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse in 2017.
Imogen Poots Height
She stands at a height of 1.63 meters tall.