Rose Leslie (info)

Rose Leslie (info)

Rose Leslie
was born Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie in Aberdeen, Scotland, near Lickleyhead Castle, where her family has lived for more than 500 years. Rose is the daughter of Candida Mary Sibyl (Weld) and Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie, who is the Aberdeenshire Chieftain of Clan Leslie. She is the middle of five children, and went to the local primary school in Rayne, before going to Millfield, a co-ed public school in England. It was at Millfield that Rose really cultivated her love for acting, as the school had an excellent drama department. After five years at Millfield, Rose went on to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) to earn a bachelor's degree with honors in 2008.

Rose's first acting job was in a television documentary series, called Banged Up Abroad(2007), in 2008. In 2009, she appeared in the made-for-TV film, New Town (2009), in which she received a Scottish BAFTA Award for Best Acting Performance - New Talent Award. In 2010, Rose appeared in the British TV Series, Downton Abbey (2010), as "Gwen Dawson", for 7 episodes. Later that year, she appeared in the play, "Bedlam", at the Globe Theatre in London. In 2011, Rose appeared in the British drama television series, Case Histories (2011), as "Laura Wyre", for 2 episodes. In 2012, Rose played "Lena Holgate" in the episode, Vera: The Ghost Position (2012), in the British detective television series, Vera (2011). Later that same year, Rose would make her iconic appearance in the 2nd season of the HBO epic fantasy series, Juego de tronos (2011), opposite Kit Harington as the wildling "Ygritte". - IMDb Mini Biography By: Robert Ferguson

Trade Mark
Characteristic red hair.

Speaking with an accent.

Graduated, LAMDA Three-Year Acting Course, 2008.
She is of Scottish, English, 1/8th Mexican, and more distant Irish and French Huguenot, descent (Rose's paternal great-grandmother, MarĂ­a de la Luz de Landa Osio, was from a wealthy Mexican family). Rose is a descendant of New Zealand politician Frederick Weld; Charles Clifford, 6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh; Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps De Lisle, who founded Mount St. Bernard Abbey; politician Charles March-Phillipps; Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lovat; and James Grimston, 3rd Earl of Verulam; and other prominent leaders in the British Empire.

Personal Quotes
When I left Downton Abbey (2010), it hadn't yet taken off and become the phenomenon that it is, to this day. That all happened after I left. But, it was fabulous to be a part of it and to be a part of the cast. We had an absolute ball!
I definitely think it opened doors for me and what was so fantastic about Downton Abbey(2010) being showed over in the States, was that it helped get me noticed.

I certainly relate to "Ygritte", in the fact that she is so strong and also ruthless, as well, and I feel that especially within Juego de tronos (2011), I think that as a show, it is one of the frontrunners for showing dominant female characters and making sure that men answer to women, rather than the other way around.

For the first time in my life I tried whale. It was very chewy and quite fatty. My friend had had whale before, so I knew it would be quite blubbery. It was delicious. I loved it. It was smoked, so it had a lovely kind of tangy taste to it. We had it a couple of nights. I was won over. It was very yummy.

I had the most fantastic time filming Downton Abbey (2010).