Charlotte Hope is an English actress probably known best for her portrayal of Myranda in the TV series “Game of Thrones” (“GOT”) and Catherine of Aragon in “The Spanish Princess”. She is working on multiple projects at the moment, eagerly pursuing her acting career.

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Early life, family, educational background

Charlotte Hope was born on 14 October 1991, in Salisbury, Wiltshire UK. Her mother worked in PR when she was younger, but later stayed at home to look after her children, while her father was a jockey, but he switched his career and became a barrister. The actress was raised in Lower Daggon, Hampshire with her younger sister Emily Norris, who is now the trumpeter in the British country/folk band Police Dog Hogan.

Hope studied at a local boarding school, during which she attended a drama class that aroused her interest in acting. She enrolled at the University of Oxford, majoring in French and Spanish, but already knew that she wanted to become an actress, which is why she hired an agent while she was at the university, and started participating in theatre and commercial gigs. After graduating, Charlotte took acting classes at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France.

Career

Career in filmography and on television

After signing with an agent, Charlotte started landing episodic roles in various television series. In 2010, she portrayed Ava Dunlop in an episode of “Casualty” and Caitlin Morgan in “Missing”. In 2011, she played the role of Abigail Harding in two episodes of the TV series “Waking the Dead”, portraying an abducted girl who was locked in a cupboard. A year later, she appeared in “Some Girls” as Jenny, and in “Doctors” as Niamh Curram. Concurrently, she also debuted in film with a minor role as a factory worker in the musical movie “Les Misérables”, opposite renowned actors such as Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

During 2012 and ‘13, Charlotte portrayed Elinor Campbell in three episodes of the TV series “Holby City”, then landed a minor role in the British biographical film “The Invisible Woman”. She also appeared in single episodes of the TV series “Love and Marriage”, “Law & Order: UK”, and “Whitechapel”.

During the same year, Charlotte was chosen for her breakthrough role as Myranda in the TV series “Game of Thrones”, portraying Ramsay Bolton’s cannibal lover who has an uncontrollable desire to eat human flesh to extend her life. She assists Ramsay in his sadistic endeavors. Charlotte had a recurring role in the series, and appeared in eight episodes from 2013 to 2016.

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2014 was a fruitful year for her filmography – she played the role of Jenny in the short film “Insomniacs”, later chosen to portray Philippa Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s sister, in the romantic biographical movie “The Theory of Everything”. She also appeared as Primrose in the anthology series “Playhouse Presents: Marked”, and concurrently starred in the short movie “Girl to Girl”, and TV series’ “Vera” and “The Musketeers”.

In 2015, Charlotte portrayed 21-year-old Jess in the British comedy-drama “Miss You Already”, in which the older Jess was played by Drew Barrymore. In 2016, she appeared in the movies “A United Kingdom” and “Allied”, and also had episodic roles in the TV series’ “Death in Paradise” and “Houdini & Doyle”. In 2018, Charlotte was cast for the supporting role of Sister Victoria in the supernatural horror movie “The Nun”, portraying a surviving nun who sacrifices herself to stop evil from possessing her body.

In 2019, Hope landed the leading role as Catherine of Aragon, the Spanish princess who arrives in England to marry the King, in the miniseries “The Spanish Princess” which was developed by Emma Frost and Mathew Graham for the global media and entertainment company Starz. In her interview with Glamour Magazine, Charlotte mentioned that she resonated with Catherine’s character, because they were both lost and neither of them was perfect.

In 2020, after appearing in three episodes of “Bancroft”, Hope landed another important role as Margaret Alma Kinnaird in the British historical sports drama series “The English Game”. As of late 2022, she is working on multiple projects, three of which are post-production; she’s playing the role of Mel in the horror movie “The Piper”, portraying Catherine Samsa in the horror drama “Bury Me When I’m Dead” directed by Seabold Krebs, and Charlotte also appears in “The Chelsea Cowboy” and “Hiker”. Her most recent acting project is the film “Meet Me By The Sea”, which is directed by The Madley Brothers.

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Career on stage

Charlotte didn’t give up on theater after being cast for television roles – she performed in the play “Belarus” in 2012, followed by her portrayal of various characters in “Outlines” in 2013. From 2015 to 2016, she played the role of Hermia in the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Liverpool Everyman, and Shelly in “Buried Child” at Trafalgar Studios. In 2017, she portrayed Zara in “Albion”, and played the role of Mom in “Good for Otto” in 2018.

Charlotte Hope now works with the talent agency United Agents.

Personal life

Charlotte Hope has been dating the actor Ruairi O’Connor since 2020. The couple met on the set of the TV series “The Spanish Princess” and their on-stage passion quickly turned into a real-life relationship. They haven’t shared many details about their relationship, but Charlotte frequently posts his pictures on her Instagram account. They also appeared together at the 28th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in the February of 2022, sharing a kiss after arrival. As of now, Charlotte and Ruairi aren’t engaged, and she doesn’t have any children.

In an interview with Town & Country Magazine, Hope revealed that she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) when she was 18, a disease that makes it hard for women to have children.

Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts

  • Charlotte became good at lifting weights and CrossFit during lockdown;
  • She has two dogs: Jazzy and Luna;
  • Her mom taught her to appreciate her body, which made it easier for her to appear naked on screen;
  • Charlotte has posed for multiple publications, including Amazing Magazine;
  • She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend Ruairi;
  • She is passionate about women’s rights, gender equality, and equal representation;
  • She is active on Instagram, and has approximately 145,000 followers;
  • Hope met her stylist and friend Aimée Croysdill at school and they promised each other they’d work together if they made it – Aimée dresses her ’til this day.

Appearance, clothing style

Charlotte has a lighter complexion with long ginger hair and blue eyes. Her height is 5ft 3ins (160cm) and her weight is about 115lbs (52kgs). The actress wears casual clothes on a daily basis, but appears in designer pieces at red-carpet events – at the SAG Awards, she wore an Alberta Ferretti dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. She also loves wearing luxury accessories.

Net worth and salary

As of late 2022, Charlotte Hope’s net worth is estimated at close to $2 million, mainly earned from her acting endeavors. Her annual income hasn’t been revealed to the public, and it’s also unclear whether she owns any properties or not.

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