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Anita Briem
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Anita Briem

Anita Briem most recently starred in the second season of Showtime's smash hit series The Tudors, portraying Jane Seymour, the young woman who was destined to become the third wife of King Henry VIII. Briem will continue in the role of the ill-fated Queen Jane in the much-anticipated third season of The Tudors, which will air on Showtime in 2009. On the big screen, she is next set to star in the independent film The Storyteller.

Born and raised in Iceland, Briem began her acting career at age nine at the National Theatre of Iceland. As a child actor, she performed in several stage productions, television shows and radio programs in her native country. At the age of 16, Briem moved to London, where she appeared in a stage production of Lenin in Love at the New End Theatre.

When she was 19, Briem was accepted to the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where she studied for the next three years, earning a degree in dramatic arts and winning the John Barton Award for Stage Fighting. While at RADA, she performed in a wide range of plays, including Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba. Following her graduation, Briem continued to work on the London stage, appearing in such plays as Catalogue of Misunderstanding, directed by Mike Figgis at the National Theatre Studio, as well as in a successful five-month West End run of Losing Louis.

Briem made her feature film debut in the independent horror film La Monja (The Nun), and then starred in an independent film in Iceland entitled Kold Slod (Cold Trail). On television, she had a starring role on the series The Evidence, with Orlando Jones and Martin Landau. Briem also had guest roles on the BBC series Doctor Who and Doctors.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Anita Briem Facts

BirthdayMay 29, 1982 (40)
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Anita Briem compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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