Sometimes some stars rise so fast that many, including themselves, do not understand how fast everything will happen. One such star is Georgina Campbell. She is an actress who, while not necessarily the oldest in the business or the one with the many acting assignments to her credit, has already received all the attention she deserves.
Campbell has made history by becoming the first black woman ever to win the BAFTA Television Award for Best Actress thanks to her role in the 2015 BBC drama “Murdered By My Boyfriend”. She was also named by Forbes as one of the most influential 30 under the 30s in the entertainment world in 2019.
Georgina Campbell Biography (Age)
Georgina Campbell was born on June 12, 1992, the daughter of a teacher and a police officer in Maidstone, Kent. However, she grew up in Wilmington with her two sisters Sarah, the eldest of the three, and Ellie, the youngest. As her parents were not together, her mother married her stepfather, who is a bookbinder.
As she grew up, Georgina loved Kate Winslet and acted in school plays, but becoming an actress was not the first thing she wanted. In fact, she only had her interest in becoming a flight attendant. However, when she was 16 years old, she was approached by a woman who happened to be a director, Sarah Walker, who offered her a role in Freak, which was created for MySpace. This is how her interest in acting began.
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For her education, Georgina, whose mother was a health and social services teacher, went to Royal Holloway where she studied acting. Even before she wanted to improve her art, she became an actress in 2009, but it wasn’t until her second year of school that she got one of her biggest roles, when she portrayed the young Serena Gorringe in the mini-series The Ice Cream Girls.
In order to get more opportunities, Georgina Campbell has now moved to the United States. On a list that includes people like Charlie Cooper, Ella Mai, and Daniel Radcliffe, she was named by Forbes in 2019 to the list of 30 under the 30s.
Movies and TV Shows
As mentioned above, Georgina Campbell’s acting career quickly went to where it is today. Her first acting role came in 2009 when she impersonated Lucy in an episode of Freak. She got another episode in 2010 in Casualty in which she played Amy. In the same year, she was offered the role of Kelly in two episodes of The Cut.
From 2011 to 2012 she was offered a recurring role in the BAFTA-nominated children’s comedy series Sadie J. In the TV series, she played Sadie’s rival, Whitney Landon.
In 2012, she appeared in even more television shows, including the medical soap opera Doctors, in which she portrayed Abby Hellier, and then in the BBC One drama series One Night, in the role of Rochelle. Also in 2012, she played Gabby Greendale in Holby City and starred as Therese in another episode of Death in Paradise.
She appeared in Ice Cream Girls in 2013, followed by The Dumping Ground in 2014, and her next appearance was in the fact-based drama “Murdered by My Boyfriend,” in which she took the role of a victim of domestic violence, Ashley Jones, in the hands of a very controlling boyfriend.
This was to become one of her biggest dramas to date, as it helped her win the BAFTA television award for best actress. She was the first black woman to win this award.
In 2015, the British actress starred in another BBC One film, The Ark, although this time she got a small role. She also starred in Brotherhood, After Hours, and Trip all in the same year. In 2016 she took roles in the mini-series One of Us and the television series Flowers. Her most recent works include Broadchurch, Black Mirror, and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams in 2017, while she appeared in Krypton in 2018.
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She made her film debut in 2017 when she appeared in The Ministry of Stories Anthology of Horror. She also appeared in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword as Kay and in Canned as Georgie, all in 2017.
Georgina Campbell is not only a good actress but also a very beautiful woman with a slim figure and a height that can be described as slightly below average. She stands at a height of 5 ft. 6 in. (167.6 cm), while her body weight is 55 kg.