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Award winning Australian actress ESSIE DAVIS will soon take a key role in the hugely anticipated ASSASSIN’S CREED as ‘Mary Lynch’ alongside with Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons and Marion Cotillard. Here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4haJD6W136c
Essie is best known this far for her leading role in THE BABADOOK, cited by Indiewire as ‘the best horror movie of the 21st century’, with Essie herself cited for an ‘unforgettable’ performance and nominated for awards such as the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, an AACTA International Award for Best Actress and a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Leading Actress. Earlier this year, she joined the award winning HBO phenomenon GAME OF THRONES as ‘Lady Crane’, who portrays Queen Cersei in Izembaro's Braavosi theater troupe. Next for television, Essie will play ‘Dowager Queen Elizabeth’ in Starz and BBC2’s TV mini-series THE WHITE PRINCESS.
Essie has completed Simon Farnaby and Julian Barratt’s British Independent Film Award nominated MINDHORN alongside Andrea Riseborough and Simon Callow which recently premiered to rave reviews at the London Film Festival. Her further film roles include AUSTRALIA alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, THE MATRIX RELOADED and THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, BURNING MAN and LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIANS.
For television, Essie is best known for her internationally loved and hugely popular role as ‘Phyrne Fisher’ in ABC’s MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES. She is also an established stage actress. In 2003 she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her UK performance in the Tennessee Williams play A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and in 2004 she starred in a Broadway production of TOM STOPPARD’S JUMPERS, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. She also appeared as ‘Mrs. Nellie Lovett’ in the BBC production of SWEENEY TODD with Ray Winstone. Further theatre credits include playing the role of ‘Gwendolen Fairfax’ in a national tour of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL for the Sydney Theatre Company, and her many roles in MACBETH, RICHARD III, HAMLET and ROMEO AND JULIET with the Bell Shakespeare Company.