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Daisy Edgar-Jones

Daisy Edgar-Jones
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Edgar-Jones at the 2021 The South Bank Sky Arts Awards
Daisy Jessica Edgar-Jones

(1998-05-24) 24 May 1998 (age 23)[1]
Islington, London, England
Years active2016-present

Daisy Jessica Edgar-Jones (born 24 May 1998) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Marianne in the miniseries Normal People, which earned her Critics' Choice, BAFTA, and Golden Globe Award nominations. She appeared on British Vogue's 2020 list of influential women.[2] Her other television work includes Cold Feet and War of the Worlds.

Early life and education

Daisy Edgar-Jones was born in Islington to Northern Irish mother Wendy and Scottish father Philip, who is director of Sky Arts and head of entertainment at Sky.[3] She grew up in Muswell Hill, London, and first acted in a school play in year 5.[4] She attended The Mount School for Girls and Woodhouse College[5] before being admitted to the National Youth Theatre.[6] She studied with the Open University.[7]


After appearing in the 2016 Outnumbered Christmas Special on BBC One, at 17, Edgar-Jones was cast as Olivia Marsden in ITV's comedy drama Cold Feet alongside James Nesbitt.[8] In 2018, she appeared as Jessica Thompson in Silent Witness,[9] and in independent coming-of-age feature film Pond Life directed by Bill Buckhurst.[10][11] She was in the National Youth Theatre production of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.[12]

Edgar-Jones had a recurring role as Delia Rawson in 2019 BBC and HBO series Gentleman Jack.

Edgar-Jones played Emily Gresham for the first two seasons of War of the Worlds opposite Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern.[13] In May 2019, it was announced that Edgar-Jones had been cast in the main role of Marianne alongside Paul Mescal as Connell in the Hulu and BBC Three series Normal People, an adaptation of the novel by Sally Rooney.[14][15]

Edgar-Jones starred in the February 2020 revival of Albion at the Almeida Theatre,[16] which was recorded and later broadcast by the BBC that August.[17]

She has upcoming film roles in the adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and the thriller Fresh.[18][19] She will star in Dustin Lance Black's miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven, an adaptation of Jon Krakauer's book of the same name.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Pond Life Cassie
2022 Where the Crawdads Sing Catherine "Kya" Clarke Post-production
TBA Fresh TBA Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2016-2020 Cold Feet Olivia Marsden Recurring role
2016 Outnumbered Kate Christmas special
2017 Silent Witness Jessica Thompson 2 episodes
2019 Gentleman Jack Delia Rawson
2019-present War of the Worlds Emily Gresham Main role
2020 Normal People Marianne Sheridan Main role
2020 Albion Zara Recording
TBA Under the Banner of Heaven Brenda Lafferty Main role, upcoming miniseries


Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Reluctant Fundamentalist April Yard Theatre, London
2020 Albion Zara Almeida Theatre, London

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Gold Derby TV Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year Normal People Nominated [21]
2021 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress - Miniseries or Television Film Nominated [22]
2021 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Limited/Movie Supporting Actress Nominated [23][24]
2021 AACTA International Awards Best Actress in a Series Nominated [25]
2021 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Actress Nominated [26]
2021 RTS Programme Awards Actor (Female) Nominated [27]
2021 British Academy Television Awards Best Actress Nominated [28]


  1. ^ "Daisy Edgar-Jones: Age, Height & Dating Details Of 'Normal People' Actress". Capital FM.
  2. ^ "The Vogue 25: The Women Shaping 2020". British Vogue. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "philip edgar -jones". Twitter. 1 May 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Munankar, Vidita (15 March 2019). "RRR: Know all about Daisy Edgar Jones who plays the female lead opposite Jr NTR in SS Rajamouli's next". PinkVilla. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Woodhouse Drama student Daisy gets Cold Feet". Woodhouse College. 9 January 2017.
  6. ^ Paskett, Zoe (8 August 2017). "Actor Daisy Edgar-Jones: 'It's good to play a character unlike myself...I'm usually cast as the smiley one!'". Ham&High.
  7. ^ Fitch Little, Harriet (16 March 2020). "Meet the Charismatic Stars of the Highly-Anticipated Normal People Adaptation". Vogue. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ Hanna, Oife. "Who Is Daisy Edgar-Jones? 'Cold Feet's Olivia Got Her Training In One Of The UK's Best Drama Institutions". Bustle. Bustle Digital Group.
  9. ^ Dowell, Ben. "Meet the cast of Cold Feet". Radio Times.
  10. ^ "Cast & Crew". Pond Life. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Nyayapati, Neeshita (14 March 2019). "Everything you need to know about Daisy Edgar Jones, the British actress playing the female lead opposite Jr NTR in RRR". Times of India. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ Paskett, Zoe (3 August 2017). "Blue Stockings, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and The Host in NYT trio at The Yard". Islington Gazette. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "New War Of The Worlds TV series cast, images, plot and more". Den of Geek.
  14. ^ Nolan, Emma (30 May 2019). "Sally Rooney's Normal People is coming to BBC and Connell and Marianne have been cast". Metro.
  15. ^ "Filming commences for TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's best-selling novel Normal People for BBC Three". BBC. 30 May 2019.
  16. ^ Wood, Alex (3 February 2019). "Daisy Edgar-Jones: Starring in Normal People was the best way to prepare for my stage debut at the Almeida". WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "BBC to air Albion, starring Victoria Hamilton and Daisy Edgar-Jones, on 16 August". London Theatre. 6 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (21 October 2020). "'Where the Crawdads Sing': 'Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones Set As Lead In Film Adaptation From 3000 Pictures, Hello Sunshine & Sony". Deadline.
  19. ^ Hyland, Véronique (17 December 2020). "Daisy Edgar-Jones On Tackling Yet Another Literary Heroine". Elle Magazine. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ Otterson, Joe (25 June 2021). "Andrew Garfield, Daisy Edgar-Jones to Star in FX on Hulu Series 'Under the Banner of Heaven' From Dustin Lance Black". Retrieved 2021.
  21. ^ Montgomery, Daniel; Beachum, Chris; Dixon, Marcus James; Eng, Joyce; Laws, Zach; Sheehan, Paul (16 September 2020). "2020 Gold Derby TV Awards winners: 'Schitt's' sweeps, 'Succession' succeeds, Reese Witherspoon rules and much more". Gold Derby. Archived from the original on 30 November 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ "Golden Globes 2021: The Complete Nominations List". 3 February 2021.
  23. ^ Giliberti, Luca (18 January 2021). "2021 Critics' Choice TV Awards: Full List of Nominations by Shows". Gold Derby. Retrieved 2021.
  24. ^ Schneider, Michael (18 January 2021). "'Ozark,' 'The Crown' and Netflix Lead 26th Annual Critics' Choice Awards TV Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on 18 January 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  25. ^ Jackson, Angelique (12 February 2021). "Australian Academy Announces Film & TV Nominees for AACTA International Awards". Variety. Archived from the original on 15 February 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  26. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (17 February 2021). "'Normal People,' 'I May Destroy You,' 'Small Axe,' 'Quiz,' Lead U.K.'s BPG Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 2021.
  27. ^ "Nominations announced for the RTS Programme Awards 2021". RTS. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  28. ^ "Television - 2020". British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Retrieved 2021.

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