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ABOUT Tamzin Merchant

Date of Birth: March 4, 1987

Birth Place
: United Kingdom

Eye Color:Brown

Height:

Family: Elder Sister (she has mentioned her in an interview)

Education: attends Homerton College, Cambridge University

Actor Bio:
Tamzin Merchant was born in the UK, but spent part of her childhood in Dubai. She attended Windlesham School and Brighton College, and had been planning to study at Nottingham University, when she was cast in Pride and Prejudice (2005) a year before finishing her A-levels.

She deferred entry to university to work on TV projects in the UK, and in the summer of 2007, filmed a role in the American ensemble drama Radio Cape Cod (2008). In addition to acting she has contributed poetry to Platforms Magazine - an online arts magazine.

Since September 2007 she has been a student at Homerton College, Cambridge.


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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Non-acting careers: Writes poetry. Two poems ("Where Does Revenge Stop?" and "Ode to a Toilet") have been published in Platforms Magazine


Movies: -
Jane Eyre (2011)
Princess Ka'iulani
(2009) -
Alice Davies
Radio Cape Cod (2008) - Anna
Casualty 1906 (2006) - Probationer Eastwood Pride and Prejudice (2005) - Georgiana Darcy


TV Shows:

" The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (2012)
" Red Faction: Origins" (2011)
" DCI Banks" (2011)

"Game of Thrones" (2009/2010) -
Daenerys Targaryen (recasted)
"The Tudors" (2009) - Katherine Howard
"Bonekickers" (2008) - Helena (1 episode)
"The Good Housekeeping Guide" (2006) -
Sara Fox
"My Family and Other Animals" (2005) - Margot Durrell


Stage:

Big break:

Best known for: Pride and Prejudice

Awards:

Upcoming projects:







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MEMORABLE QUOTES

  • "Season four is going to concentrate on her," says Jonathan Rhys Meyers. "The Actress playing her, Tamzin Merchant, is 21 or 22, but she looks incredibly young. If they had made the film today, she'd be the perfect, 'Lolita'." from NY Daily News

  • “I think Henry sees a young, bright, vivacious, lively girl and an opportunity to have another child, basically. Her purity and naiveté also contrasts greatly with the other people that he had in his life at the time. He’s increasingly paranoid, and increasingly untrusting of people. But Catherine Howard seems to be the antidote to the court, and all of its intrigues.’ But the pleasures cut both ways. “I think that Catherine sees the chance to be loved,” says Tamzin… “and the opportunity for a really good time, essentially, a lot of Jimmy Choos, and Vivian Westwood style dresses and a lot of good times!” Of course, admits Tamzin, “Katherine really doesn't anticipate or really understand the responsibilities that go along with being the Queen. Catherine doesn't even really understand the concept of politics or even what the King represents . . . and that’s her downfall.” More specifically, it is her adulterous affair with Thomas Culpepper, the King’s groom that brings about her demise. “Thomas Culpepper is a very handsome guy who is infatuated with Katherine,” says Tamzin but he is also really comfort and love for this naïve young woman. In the end he comes to represent everything that the King can't really give her.”
  • On her peformance on Katherine Howard and feedback from her lecturers: “It was like going to school, but to be a naughty child. One of my lecturers did come up to me in the quad after the show aired in England and told me I was very wanton. I don’t usually get feedback like that from my teachers."[source]
  • Tamzin on Katherine's difference from other wives "I think she was very much a pawn in people’s games. In the version we are doing, she was left alone without a moral upbringing. The other queens had this network of comrades, and Katherine Howard was ultimately left out in the cold even though she had a powerful family. I think a lot of people think she shouldn’t be a wife. I agree she wasn’t a queen, but she was my favorite wife. I feel very close to her."
  • “She wasn’t shrewd like Anne Boleyn or Katherine of Aragon; they were very worldly, the amazing thing about Katherine Howard is that she was the queen and yet she had no idea what was going on politically."

FUN FACTS

  • In "Pride and Prejudice" Tamzin played the piano forte herself
  • Tamzin had years of Ballet experience before taking on the role of the bubbly Katherine [source]


FAN SITES


PHOTOS

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Tamzin Merchant - head shot
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with Torrance Coombs at a meet and greet
for the fans of the Tudors at the CBC in Toronto
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Tamzin's photo from her profile on Platform's Magazine Website
Tamzin Merchant in Jane Eyre
as Mary Rivers in Jane Eyre (2011)

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Tamzin Merchant - The Tudors Wiki
As Georgiana Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice" (2005)

Tamzin Merchant - The Tudors Wiki

Tamzin Merchant in Pride and Prejudice
Tamzin Merchant in Princes Kaiulani
Tamzin Merchant in Casualty 1906


Tamzin Merchant - The Tudors Wiki
Tamzin (right) in the Edwardian BBC
movie "Casualty 1906"
Tamzin Merchant in Red Origins
Tamzin in "Red Origins"
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Tamzin Merchant - The Tudors Wiki
Tamzin (left) in "Radio Cape Cod"
Tamzin Merchant - The Tudors Wiki
Tamzin Merchant in Radio Cape Cod
Tamzin in DCI Banks
Tamzin in DCI Banks
Tamzin in DCI Banks
Tamzin in The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Tamzin in The Mystery of Edwin Drood
with real-life boyfriend Freddie Fox.
Tamzin Merchant in The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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Tamzin Merchant attends the Emporio Armani Summer Garden Live 2012 Party at Emporio Armani on June 19, 2012 in London, England
Tamzin Merchant & Freddie Fox
Freddie and Tamzin at the Oliver Awards 2012
Freddie and Tamzin at the Oliver Awards 2012
Freddie and Tamzin at the Oliver Awards 2012
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Tamzin Merchant with Freddie Fox at the Three Musketeers Premiere
Tamzin Merchant with Freddie Fox at the Three musketeers premiere
Tamzin Merchant and Freddie Foz at Instyle's Best of British Talent party 2012
Tamzin & Freddie at Instyle's best of British Talent 2012
Tamzin Merchant and Holliday Grainger at Instyle's best of British Talent 2012
with Holliday Grainger
Tamzin Merchant and Holliday Grainger at Instyle's best of British Talent 2012
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Tamzin Merchant and Freddie Fox
Tamzin Merchant & Freddie Fox
Tamzin Merchant and Freddie Fox
Tamzin Merchant & Freddie Fox
Freddie Fox & Tamzin Merchant

Tamzin in a clip from The Good Housekeeping Guide

Tamzin in a clip from the BBC "Bonekickers"

Tamzin doing press in Canada with QTV.

A sit-down with Tamzin
Tamzin Merchant with JRM & Annabelle Wallis at the Season 3 Launch Party
Season 3 Launch Party
Tamzin Merchant with JRM & Annabelle Wallis at the Season 3 Launch Party

Tamzin Merchant with JRM & Annabelle Wallis at the Season 3 Launch Party
Official Launch Party for Season 3
Morgan O'Sullivan (Executive Producer), Tamzin, Annabelle Wallis, Joan Bergin (Costume Designer),
Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Michael Hirst (Writer)






















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Honey-Beezz Katherine Howard's portrayal this season? (page: 1 2 3 4 5) 88 Mar 7 2010, 2:34 AM EST by lettice
Thread started: May 26 2009, 11:35 AM EDT  Watch
I know we've talked about Katherine on other threads;but,did anyone honestly think she got any justice with the actress they picked to play her? She acted like she would lay with any man who came along,not just Henry. The Duke of Norfolk was the one who projected her into Henry's path along with Jane Lady Rochford helping. I guess the producers thought having a young Lolita would spice up the end of the season. Instead it left me feeling like ok bring on the executioner!!
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JaneSeymour Tamzin as Katherine Howard 6 May 28 2009, 7:06 AM EDT by XxKatixX
Thread started: Feb 24 2009, 4:23 AM EST  Watch
Is anyone curious about how well she'll do as Katherine?
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