Who is Alice Englert?

Australian actress, screenwriter, director and singer-songwriter Alice Englert, was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 15 June 1994, making her zodiac sign Gemini. She’s had roles in over 20 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for her playing of the lead character Lena Duchannes in the 2013 romantic movie “Beautiful Creatures”, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese, and which also starred Viola Davis and Emma Thompson. The movie follows Ethan Wate who’s recently met mysterious girl Lena Duchannes, and who are now together discovering dark secrets about their families; the movie was nominated for nine awards.

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Education and early life

Alice was raised in Sydney alongside her siblings Jasper and Gabriel, by their mother Dame Elizabeth Jane Campion who’s a New Zealand moviemaker, and their father Colin Englert who’s an Australian moviemaker; Alice’s maternal grandmother was Edith Campion, a famous New Zealand actress and screenwriter, and her maternal grandfather was New Zealand actor and theatre director Richard Meckiff Campion.

Alice often travelled while growing up, mostly because of her parents’ professions, and she thus studied at schools in England, Italy, New York State, New Zealand and Australia. When she was seven, her parents divorced and she stayed with her mother.

Following in her parents footsteps, Alice launched her acting career aged 12, with her playing of Ziggy in the 2006 short drama movie “The Water Diary”, and she’s been acting ever since; she dropped out of high school to pursue a career in the film industry, and hasn’t matriculated.

Roles in movies

In 2008, Alice played Ziggy in the drama “8”, and her following movie role came in 2012, when cast to play Rosa, one of the main characters in the drama “Ginger & Rosa”, which Sally Potter wrote and directed, and which co-starred Elle Fanning and Annette Bening. It follows the lives of teenagers Ginger and Rosa as they’re growing up in London in the ‘60s, during the Cuban Missile Crisis; the movie won four of its 12 award nominations.

In 2013, Alice played Lucy in the popular mystery horror thriller “In Fear”, written and directed by Jeremy Lovering, and in which she starred alongside Iain De Caestecker and Allen Leech. It follows a couple who’ve become lost while going to a festival in Ireland; the film was nominated for three awards.

Alice went on to play Dolly in the 2015 romantic action adventure “The Lovers”, and then portrayed Thomasin in the 2016 drama “The Rehearsal”. In 2019, she was cast to play the lead character Mara in the thriller drama “Them That Follow”, which Dan Madison Savage and Britt Poulton wrote and directed, and which also starred Kaitlyn Dever and Olivia Colman. It follows a pastor’s daughter who knows a secret which could destroy her community; the film won one of its six award nominations.

Alice’s three most recent movie roles have been in 2021 in the thriller “Body Brokers” and the romantic western drama “The Power of the Dog”, and in the 2022 horror drama “You Won’t Be Alone”; she’s currently shooting for the upcoming movie “Bad Behaviour”.

Roles in TV series

Alice’s debut TV series role was her playing of Hope in the 2014 historical war mini-series “New Worlds”, starring alongside Jamie Dornan and Freya Mavor; set in the 1680s, it follows a young lady who’s fallen in love with a criminal in England, and a robber’s son who’s in love with an anti-monarchist in Massachusetts.

In 2015, Alice portrayed Lady Pole in all the seven episodes of the historical war fantasy mini-series “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell”, which won three of its 11 award nominations, and she then played Mary in seven episodes (2015) of the critically acclaimed mystery crime drama “Top of the Lake”, created by her mother Jane, and Gerard Lee, and which starred Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham and Peter Mullan. It follows the disappearance of a pregnant 12 years old girl from New Zealand; the series aired from 2013 to 2017, and won 22 of its 97 award nominations.

In 2020, Alice played Nurse Dolly in six episodes of the historical crime drama “Ratched”, and then Teresa Knowlton in three episodes of the 2021 crime thriller mini-series “The Serpent”.

Most recently, in 2022, she portrayed the main character Camille in the historical drama “Dangerous Liaisons”, which also starred Nicholas Denton and Hakeem Kae-Kazim, and follows a pair of scheming lovers; the series was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Main Title – TV Show/Limited Series.

Other credits

Alice wrote and directed the 2015 short drama movie “The Boyfriend Game”, and the 2017 short drama film “Family Happiness”, while she’s also the writer and director of the upcoming movie “Bad Behaviour”, in which she also stars.

She received special thanks for the 2013 short mystery horror movie “Ministry & Nightmare”, and the 2021 romantic western movie “The Power of the Dog”.

Some of the talk-shows in which Alice has made a guest appearance include “Good Morning America”, “Big Morning Buzz Live”, and “Made in Hollywood”.

Awards and nominations

Alice has won two of her seven award nominations. She and her colleagues won a 2013 Women Film Critics Circle Award for Women’s Work/Best Ensemble, for their performance in “Ginger & Rosa”, and she won a Short Film Competition Prize for Best Achievement in Screenplay at the 2017 St. Kilda Film Festival, for “The Boyfriend Game”.

Love life and boyfriend

Alice met her boyfriend, Australian actor Alden Ehrenreich while they were shooting alongside for the 2013 movie “Beautiful Creatures”, and the two have since been in a relationship.

Alden’s quite popular in the film industry and has appeared in nearly 30 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps best known for his playing of the lead character Han Solo in the 2018 action science fiction adventure movie “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, which won six of its 33 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.

There are rumors circulating the internet today, claiming that Alice and Alden have recently become engaged, and that they’re set to marry in the summer of 2023, but this hasn’t been addressed by either of the two.

Alice hasn’t mentioned the men whom she had dated prior to meeting Alden, with whom she’s in a long-term relationship as of November 2022, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Alice is steadily building herself a fanbase on the internet, and there are nearly 30,000 people following her on Instagram today, while she’s posted close to 250 pictures and videos onto the social media network, most of which have been taken by her, as she’s passionate about photography.

She fell in love with travelling at a very early age, thanks to often moving around with her parents – her favorite city to travel to is Manchester, England.

Alice is passionate about dancing, and took lessons during her teenage years.

Her favorite season is spring – she dislikes summer because it often becomes too hot.

Alice’s favorite actresses are Brie Larson and Olivia Colman, and some of her favorite movies include “Kong: Skull Island”, “Trainwreck” and “Just Mercy”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Alice’s age is 28. She has brown eyes and long brown hair, her weight is about 130lbs (58kgs) and she’s 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall.

Alice’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of November 2022.

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