Thomasin McKenzie

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Thomasin McKenzie
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McKenzie in 2019
Born
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie

(2000-07-26) 26 July 2000 (age 22)
Wellington, New Zealand
Education Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present
Known for Leave No Trace
Jojo Rabbit
Last Night in Soho
Parents
Relatives Kate Harcourt (grandmother)

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (born 26 July 2000) is a New Zealand actress. After a minor role in The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies , she rose to critical prominence after portraying the young daughter of a military veteran in Debra Granik's drama film Leave No Trace (2018). [1] [2] She continued gaining recognition with supporting roles in the 2019 films The King , Jojo Rabbit , and True History of the Kelly Gang . [3] In 2021, she starred in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Old , and played Eloise, a wide-eyed woman from Cornwall, in Edgar Wright's psychological horror film Last Night in Soho .

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Early life

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie was born in Wellington, New Zealand, [4] to actress Miranda Harcourt and director Stuart McKenzie. She is the granddaughter of actress Dame Kate Harcourt and Peter Harcourt. Peter's family founded the real estate company Harcourts International in Wellington. [5] She has an elder brother and a younger sister, actress Davida McKenzie. She completed her secondary education at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in 2018. [1]

Career

After appearing with her brother in the film Existence (2012), McKenzie portrayed a teenager Louise Nicholas in the television film Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story (2014). In 2015, she played Pixie Hannah in the soap opera Shortland Street . The following year, she played the titular character in the children's comedy web series Lucy Lewis Can't Lose .

She first gained recognition for her portrayal as a daughter of a war veteran in Debra Granik's Leave No Trace (2018). Her performance received critical acclaim and won her the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance. In 2019, McKenzie joined the ensemble cast of Netflix's The King as Queen Philippa of Denmark, starring alongside Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson. She next played the role of a young Jewish girl who hides in the home of the title character in Taika Waititi's satirical comedy-drama Jojo Rabbit (2019).

In August 2018, McKenzie was originally cast in Top Gun: Maverick , but dropped out of the film after signing onto Lost Girls (2020). In 2021, she starred in the M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Old , and played the lead character in Edgar Wright's psychological horror film Last Night in Soho , opposite Anya Taylor-Joy. [6] That same year, she joined John Crowley's televised adaptation of Kate Atkinson's novel Life After Life for BBC Two, which premiered in 2022. [7]

Forthcoming projects

In May 2021, it was announced that she would portray American gymnast Kerri Strug in Olivia Wilde's Perfect. She is also set to star in Eileen, alongside Anne Hathaway. [8]

Personal life

As of March 2017, McKenzie resides in Wellington, New Zealand. [1]

Filmography

Key
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Film

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
2012ExistenceScraps
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Astrid
2017 The Changeover Rose Keaton
2018 Leave No Trace Tom
2019 The King Queen Philippa of Denmark
Jojo Rabbit Elsa Korr
True History of the Kelly Gang Mary
2020 Lost Girls Sherre Gilbert
2021 The Justice of Bunny King Tonyah
Old Maddox Cappa (aged 16)
Last Night in Soho Eloise "Ellie" Turner
The Power of the Dog Lola
TBAEileenDagger-14-plain.pngEileen DunlopPost-production [9]

Television

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
2014Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story Young Louise Television film
2015–2020 Shortland Street Pixie Hannah Recurring role (28 episodes)
2015End of TermAnnabel1 episode
2016Bright Summer NightPetra Quince4 episodes
2016JeanYoung JeanTelevision film
2017The Cul De SacWilla3 episodes
2016 Lucy Lewis Can't Lose Lucy LewisLead role (11 episodes)
2022 Life After Life Ursula ToddMiniseries (4 episodes) [10]
TBAGossamerDagger-14-plain.pngTBAFilming

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
2018
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actress Leave No Trace Nominated [11]
Best Breakthrough PerformanceWon
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising PerformerNominated [12]
Chlotrudis Awards Best ActressNominated [13]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Nominated [14]
Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting ActressNominated [15]
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [16]
Dublin Film Critics' Circle Best ActressNominated [17]
Florida Film Critics Circle Pauline Kael Breakout AwardRunner-up [18]
Georgia Film Critics Association Best Supporting ActressNominated [19]
Breakthrough AwardNominated
Gotham Independent Film Award Breakthrough Actor Nominated [20]
Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Nominated [21]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Best ActressNominated [22]
Breakout of the YearNominated
IndieWire Critics Poll Best Supporting ActressNominated [23]
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Best Supporting ActressNominated [24]
Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Best Actress 23 and UnderNominated [25]
National Board of Review Breakthrough Performance Won [26]
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [27]
Online Film and Television Association Best Youth PerformanceNominated [28]
Breakthrough Performance: FemaleNominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [29]
Breakthrough Artist Won
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Nominated [30]
Seattle International Film Festival Best ActressNominated [31]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated [32]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [33]
Women Film Critics Circle Best Young ActressNominated [34]
2019
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Jojo Rabbit Nominated [35]
Hollywood Film Critics Association Best Actor or Actress 23 And UnderNominated [36]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Supporting ActressNominated [37]
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [38]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Won [39]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [40]
Women's Image Network Awards Actress Feature FilmNominated [41]

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