Patsy Ferran

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Patsy Ferran
Patricia Ferran

(1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 33)
Valencia, Spain
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active2014–present

Patricia Ferran (born 25 November 1989) is a Spanish-British actress. She has received a number of accolades for her work in theatre, including a Laurence Olivier Award.


Early life

Ferran was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1989. [1] Her father is from Barcelona and her mother is from Valencia. The family moved to England when Ferran was a child. [2] She attended Notre Dame School, an all-girls convent school in Cobham, Surrey.

She read Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham University, [3] and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2014. [4]


2014 Blithe Spirit Edith Gielgud Theatre [5]
The Angry Brigade Anna Theatre Royal, Plymouth [6]
Oxford Playhouse [7]
Warwick Arts Centre [8]
Watford Palace Theatre [9]
Treasure Island Jim National Theatre [10]
2015 The Merchant of Venice Portia Royal Shakespeare Company [11]
2016 As You Like It Celia National Theatre [12]
2017 Speech & Debate Diwata Trafalgar Studios [13]
2018My Mum's a TwatGirl Royal Court Theatre [14]
Summer and Smoke Alma Winemiller Almeida Theatre [15]
Duke of York's Theatre [16]
2019 Three Sisters Olga Sergeyevna Almeida Theatre [17]
2020 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey Booth Theatre [18]
A Christmas Carol Various roles Bridge Theatre [19]
2021 Camp Siegfried Her Old Vic [20]
2022 A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois Almeida Theatre [21]
2023 Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle The Old Vic [22]



2017 Tulip Fever Tart
God's Own Country Robyn
Darkest Hour Maid
2019 How to Build a Girl Björk
2021 Tom and Jerry Joy
Mothering Sunday Milly
2022 Living Fiona
2023 Firebrand Mary I of England
White Bird Post-production


2017 Guerrilla GwenMiniseries, 2 episodes
Jamestown Mercy MyrtleRecurring role, 24 episodes
Will Peg1 episode
2020 Black Narcissus Sister BlancheMiniseries, 3 episodes
2022 Life After Life PamelaMiniseries, 4 episodes

Awards and nominations

2014 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award [23] Most Promising Newcomer Blithe Spirit and Treasure IslandWon
2015 Evening Standard Theatre Award [24] Emerging Talent AwardTreasure IslandNominated
2019 Laurence Olivier Award [25] Best Actress Summer and Smoke Won
Critics’ Circle Theatre Award [26] Best Actress Won
WhatsOnStage Award [27] Best Actress in a PlayNominated

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  18. "Laurie Metcalf, Eddie Izzard to Lead 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' on Broadway" . Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  19. "Simon Russell Beale, Patsy Ferran and Eben Figueiredo discuss the Bridge Theatre's A Christmas Carol". 3 December 2020.
  20. "The Old Vic announces new season, including 'Into The Woods', Emma Rice and Caryl Churchill" . Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  21. "Almeida cancels first week of Streetcar Named Desire as lead actor withdraws" . Retrieved 13 January 2023.
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  24. "Evening Standard Theatre Awards: Stars of the future take the spotlight". 10 November 2015.
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  27. "Hamilton and Aidan Turner among winners at 19th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards". 3 March 2019.