30 December 1986 |
|Alma mater||Bristol Old Vic Theatre School|
Faye Marsay (born 30 December 1986) is an English stage and screen actress. She is best known for her roles as Anne Neville in The White Queen, Amy in Need for Speed, the recurring character Candice in Fresh Meat, Steph in the film Pride, Shona McCullough in the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special, Last Christmas, and the Waif in seasons five and six of Game of Thrones.
Marsay was born in Middlesbrough, in the northeast of England. She attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she played the roles of Sissy Jupe in Hard Times, First Wyrd Sister and Fleance in Macbeth, Runt in Disco Pigs, and the lead role of Shen Te in The Good Soul of Szechuan. It was during her time at the school she won the Spotlight Prize 2012. As soon as she graduated, she landed a main role in The White Queen.
In 2008, Marsay played Sue in the comedy drama 'Is That It?', she was credited as 'Fay Marsay'.
She rose to prominence in 2013, playing Anne Neville in The White Queen, who was Richard III's (Aneurin Barnard) wife and Queen. Next, Marsay played new "fresher" Candice Pelling in the TV series Fresh Meat.
In 2014, which would prove to be a busy year for Marsay, she played the role of Lizzie Lancaster in series two of The Bletchley Circle. In September, Faye had two projects debut, the first being BAFTA nominated film, Pride, in which she played the character of Steph alongside distinguished actors, such as Imelda Staunton, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, and Dominic West, as well as up-and-coming talent Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay, Joe Gilgun, and Freddie Fox. The second was the TV miniseries murder mystery Glue written by Jack Thorne. Faye played the character Janine Riley with a young, talented cast of actors Callum Turner, Yasmin Page, and Billy Howle. Faye also appeared in the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special Last Christmas as the funny, yet lonely, Shona McCullough, who became a fan favorite in the search for the next companion for Peter Capaldi's The Doctor.
2015 began with Marsay appearing in the fifth season of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones as the Waif. She was featured in four episodes with Maisie Williams and Tom Wlaschiha. In August and September 2015, she was spotted in Spain filming for the upcoming season. In June, Marsay was cast as new character Katie Springer in the TV series My Mad Fat Diary for the final season. In the beginning of October, Marsay was named one of Screen International's 2015 Stars of Tomorrow which highlighted creative professionals who are up-and-coming. October 2 debuted a radio drama on BBC Radio 4 called The Price of Oil. The episode No Two Days starred Marsay as Izzie, and Paul Higgins as Richard. In November, Marsay appeared as Amy in the video game Need for Speed donning an American accent. Next, the short film NippleJesus, based off the short story by Nick Hornby, debuted at the Austin Film Festival and premiered in London, though it has not yet been made available to mass audiences. Marsay plays Siobhan. The film also stars British actors Steffan Rhodri and Abigail Thaw.
|2008||Is That It?||Sue||Coming of age comedy drama|
|2013||The White Queen||Anne Neville||10 episodes|
|2013||Fresh Meat||Candice Pelling||Season 3; 8 episodes|
|2014||The Bletchley Circle||Lizzie Lancaster||Season 2; 4 episodes|
|2014||Glue||Janine Riley||7 episodes|
|2014||Doctor Who||Shona McCullough||Episode "Last Christmas"|
|2015–present||Game of Thrones||The Waif||Season 5; 4 episodes
Season 6; 5 episodes
|2015||My Mad Fat Diary||Katie Springer||Season 3; 3 episodes|
|2016||Vera||Christine||Season 6; 1 episode|
|2016||Love, Nina||Nina||5 episodes|
|2014||Pride||Steph Chambers||First film role|
|2015||No Two Days||Izzie||Part of The Price of Oil series|
|2015||Need for Speed||Amy||First game role|
|2008||Hansel and Gretel||Woodfolk||Northern Stage|
|2009||Peter Pan||Tinker Bell/Tiger Lily||Northern Stage|
|2009||Five Kinds of Silence||Susan||Live Across Newcastle|
|2010||The Journey(UK Regional Tour)||Owen||Taproot Theatre Company|
|2011||The Cherry Orchard||Dunyasha||BOVTS|
|2011||Canopy of Stars||Cheryl||BOVTS|
|2011||All's Well That Ends Well||Diana||BOVTS|
|2011||Hard Times||Sissy Jupe||BOVTS|
|2012||Macbeth||First Wyrd Sister||BOVTS|
|2012||The Good Soul of Szechuan||Shen Te||BOVTS|
Awards and nominations
|2015||Screen International||Stars of Tomorrow||Achievement|
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- Faye Marsay at the Internet Movie Database
- "Faye Marsay Poised for next Doctor Who Companion".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Game of Thrones Season 6 Production Update".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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- "BBC Radio 4 – Drama, The Price of Oil, No Two Days".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>