Antonia Clarke

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Antonia Clarke
Born (1995-05-24) 24 May 1995 (age 27)
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Alma mater
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2011–present

Antonia Sophia E. Clarke (born 24 May 1995) is an English actress and singer. Her films include Altar (2014) [1] and All My Friends Hate Me (2021). On television, she is known for her roles as young Emmeline in the BBC Two film The Thirteenth Tale (2013) and Mary, Queen of Scots in the Starz series The Serpent Queen . [2]


Early life and education

Clarke was born in Hammersmith and grew up in Brackenbury Village, West London. [3] At the age of 15, Clarke attended Downe House boarding school in Berkshire. It was here she decided she wanted to be an actress. [4] She studied History of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London and later graduated with Master of Arts in Film Aesthetics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. [5]


Clarke made her television debut in an episode of the 2011 action series M.I. High . She made her film debut in the 2012 adaptation of the musical Les Misérables , performing the song "Lovely Ladies". [6] [7]

Her first major role came out as Young Emmeline in James Kent's 2013 drama film The Thirteenth Tale alongside Olivia Colman and Sophie Turner. [8]

In 2014, she had a small role in the romantic comedy film Magic in the Moonlight . [9] Also in 2014 she appeared in Altar Directed By Nick Willing. The filming of the movie was described as "intimate". Clarke played "Penny Hamilton". [10]

Clarke played Maria Feodorovna in the Sky Atlantic and HBO miniseries Catherine the Great . [11] She appeared in the 2021 comedy horror All My Friends Hate Me . The following year, she starred as Mary, Queen of Scots in the Starz historical drama The Serpent Queen .

Personal life

Clarke owns a Jackadoodle dog. She has stated her favourite books are To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Just Kids by Patti Smith. [5]



2012 Les Misérables Ensemble 'Lovely Ladies
2013 Mindscape Susan Merrick
The Thirteenth Tale Young Emmeline
2014 Magic in the Moonlight Wei Ling Soo's Assistant
Altar Penny Hamilton
2015Out for a WalkAnna
2018 Teen Spirit Alice
2021 All My Friends Hate Me Claire
2022 Book of Love Allison
2023 Femme Molly


2011 M.I. High Ricki1 episode
2012 Skins Carly1 episode
Holby City Lucy1 episode
A Mother's Son Jess2 episodes
Parade's End 16 year old Schoolgirl1 episode
2013 Lightfields Lucy5 episodes
2014 Law & Order: UK Anna Sands1 episode
The Great Fire Frances Stewart2 episodes
2016 Stan Lee's Lucky Man Sasha Terekhova1 episode
Agatha Raisin Beth Fortune1 episode
Lovesick Frankie1 episode
2018 Endeavour Ruth Astor1 episode
2019 Catherine the Great Princess Sophia 2 episodes
2020 I May Destroy You EmilyEpisode: "Happy Animals"
2021 The Girl Before Alyssia2 episodes
2022 The Serpent Queen Mary, Queen of Scots Main role


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