Who is Perdita Weeks?
Perdita is a British actress, perhaps best known to the world as Scarlett in the film “As Above, So Below” (2014), and as Juliet Higgins in the re-boot of the top-rated TV series “Magnum P.I.” (2018-2022), in addition to several other notable roles.
Perdita Weeks Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks was born on 25 December 1985, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, UK. The daughter of Robin Weeks and Susan (nee Wad), Perdita has a younger brother Rollo Weeks, a retired actor and businessman, and an older sister, Honeysuckle Weeks, an actress.
She went to the prestigious Roedean School in East Sussex, and later attended the Courtauld Institute in London, where she studied art history.
Perdita was thrown in to show business at an early age – she was just eight years old when she made her debut in the TV mini-series “Goggle Eyes” (1993). Two years later, Weeks portrayed Dottie in the TV series “Ghosts”, which starred Wesley Moore, Amy Moore and Samantha Bond.
Perdita won her first major role the following year, as she portrayed Anna Tatour in the thriller-drama film “The Cold Light of Day,” co-starring Richard E. Grant and Lynsey Baxter. The same year, she appeared in the Academy Award-nominated drama film “Hamlet” based on the eponymous play “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” by Shakespeare, starring Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie and Derek Jacobi.
In 1997, Weeks appeared in the comedy film “Spice World”, featuring Spice Girls Melanie C, Mel B and Victoria Beckham in lead roles.
She returned to the screen in 2000, with the role of Lady Jane Grey in the television adventure movie adapted from the Mark Twain novel “The Prince and the Pauper”, with Aidan Quinn, Alan Bates and Jonathan Hyde.
Next, two years later, she portrayed Lou in the T.V. mini-series “Stig of the Dump”, a BAFTA-winning family-drama series that starred Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Robert Tannion and Nick Ryan.
In 2004, Perdita portrayed Roberta Massingham in the television movie take on the popular story of Sherlock Holmes, entitled “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking”, with Rupert Everett as the legendary detective.
Rise to Stardom
Perdita turned to education for some time in the mid- 2000s, but returned in a stunning fashion as she was selected for the part of Mary Boleyn in the T.V. period-drama series “The Tudors”. Perdita featured in six episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series, which boosted her popularity. By 2010, Weeks had appeared in several English period-drama series, including “Lost in Austen” (2008) and “Four Seasons” (2008-2009).
In 2010, Perdita co-starred in Patrik Syversen’s horror film “Prowl”, next to Ruta Gedmintas and Josh Bowman, while in 2011, she appeared in the TV mini-series “The Promise”, starring Claire Foy, Christian Cooke and Itay Tiran.
The following year, Perdita was Lady Georgiana Grex in the 100th anniversary retake on the catastrophic transoceanic disaster voyage, “Titanic”, with Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington, and Glen Blackhall as the main stars.
In 2013, Perdita featured in the Academy Award-nominated biopic “The Invisible Woman”, about Charles Dickens and his affair with a younger woman that lasted until his death. The next year, Perdita starred in the horror thriller-mystery film “As Above, So Below”, written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle and co-starring Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge.
Perdita continued her career very successfully – first, she was Vanessa Hammond in four episodes of the TV mini-series “Rebellion” (2016), and then played Catriona Hartdegen in the TV fantasy horror series “Penny Dreadful”.
In 2018, she portrayed Kira in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi action-adventure film “Ready Player One”, which starred Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn, and the same year, Perdita was chosen for her most prominent role to date, as Juliet Higgins in the award-winning reboot of the eponymous TV series “Magnum P.I.”, co-starring Jay Hernandez and Zachary Knighton.
As of mid- 2022, Perdita Weeks’ net worth has been estimated to be around $5 million, earned through her successful career as an actress. She’s appeared in more than 30 film and TV series, a number which will surely increase as she continues her career.
Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Husband, Children
Perdita is very secretive about her personal life; for now, there isn’t reliable information about her private affairs. On the other hand, there is a rumor circulating online that she has been married to a man named Kit Frederiksen since 2012. Moreover, the two supposedly have twin sons. However, the entire story is untrue, and she even tweeted about it back in 2019, clearing out the false rumor.
According to some sources, Perdita is now single, and is solely focused on her rising career. However, she is yet to come out with more details about her aspirations.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actress has blonde hair and light brown eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), weighs approximately 117lbs (53kgs), with vital statistics of 34-23-34, bra size 34A.
Interests, Trivia, Hobbies
Although she’s appeared in a few horror films, she’s admitted that she can’t enjoy this genre, as she is easily scared. On the other hand, English-period drama series are her favorite, and she loves revisiting her work in such shows, and looking for new similar shows.
Perdita is a fitness freak, focused on doing yoga and cardio training, and also incorporates weight training into her routine.
Perdita often posts pictures and videos from her many travels, both of which she loves to do. Whenever work takes her somewhere, she stays a few days extra to explore the area. For instance, she was in Paris for a few days after the shooting of “As Above, So Below” ended.
For her portrayal of Scarlett Marlowe in “As Above, So Below” she was called the female Indiana Jones. However, a nickname from her childhood, Pork, has followed her to the present, given to her by her sister, as Perdita was a rather fat baby and later child.