Camilla Luddington

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Camilla Luddington
BornCamilla Anne Luddington
(1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 30)
Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
 
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Camilla Luddington
BornCamilla Anne Luddington
(1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 30)
Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress

Camilla Anne Luddington (born 15 December 1983) is an English actress, notable for being cast as Catherine Middleton in the film William & Kate, as well as for her role as Jo Wilson in the television series Grey's Anatomy. She provides the voice of Lara Croft in the 2013 video game Tomb Raider.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Originally from Bracknell which is in Berkshire, Luddington was educated at an all-girls school in Ascot, Berkshire. She later attended the American School in England at Thorpe in Surrey. She also lived in Texas for a year when she was a child, learning to speak with an American accent. She has two brothers, Daniel and Joey, and a younger sister, Amy. As a child, she was obsessed with the Ricki Lake Show and dressed her younger brother and sister up to play a couple in an abusive relationship.[5] She moved to suburban Austin, Texas for a year when she was 14 and attended Westwood High School. Her mother died when she was 19 and her father's name is Martin.

When she was nineteen she enrolled in Susquehanna University[6] in Pennsylvania. She moved to New York City, then Los Angeles. she went to the Marist Senior School.

Personal life[edit]

Luddington has now lived most of her adult life in the United States, gaining a Mid-Atlantic hybrid accent. She is an aunt. Her brother Daniel has a daughter named Daisy and her sister Amy had a son in 2012.

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

Camilla Luddington starred in the 2011 film William & Kate.[7] In 2013 she filmed The Pact 2.[8]

Television[edit]

Luddington has worked mainly in the United States.[9][10] In February 2011, the Daily Mail described her as "on the path to fame and fortune after being cast as Kate Middleton in a planned movie about the royal wedding".[11] Luddington joined the cast of the Showtime series Californication for its fifth season, playing a nanny.[12] She also joined the cast of the fifth season of the HBO vampire drama True Blood, as Claudette Crane, a faerie.[13] In July 2012, Luddington joined the cast of the television show Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Jo Wilson in a recurring role. [14] In October 2012, Camilla appeared on a Halloween special of E!'s popular fashion programme, Fashion Police, alongside a panel of Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, George Kotsiopoulos and Kris Jenner.[15]

Tomb Raider[edit]

In June 2012, Crystal Dynamics confirmed Luddington would voice Lara Croft in the video game Tomb Raider. [3] Luddington originally went into the audition for Lara thinking she was auditioning for a project called "Krypted" with a character called Sara.[16] She had three auditions.[citation needed] She wore shorts and boots to her first Tomb Raider audition before she knew what it was because the character reminded her of Lara Croft.[17] She screamed in her car when she found she got the part.[18] She also did the motion capture for Lara over the course of three years.[citation needed] One day, she spent the entire day doing "death scenes" where she had to pretend to die in every possible way for the game.[19][20]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser, AA Couple of White Chicks at the HairdresserReceptionist 2
2009Behaving BadlyFlight Attendant
2010Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the DreadfulsJane BennetVideo short
2010Filming of Shakey Willis, TheThe Filming of Shakey WillisBrookeVideo short
2011, William & KateWilliam & KateCatherine "Kate" Middleton
2014Pact IIThe PactJune AbbottPre-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Serving TimeUppity Guest #2TV film
2010Forgotten, TheThe ForgottenEmma Clark / Jane DoeEpisode: "Train Jane"
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationClaireEpisode: "Lost & Found"
2010Days of our LivesTiffany1 episode
2010Big Time RushRebeccaEpisode: "Big Time Concert"
2011Defenders, TheThe DefendersTaliaEpisode: "Nevada v. Wayne"
2011Accidentally in LoveSandraTV film
2011William & KateCatherine "Kate" MiddletonTV film
2011Friends with BenefitsWomanEpisode: "The Benefit of Friends"
2012Friend MeBrandiTV series
2012CalifornicationLizzieRecurring role (10 episodes)
2012True BloodClaudetteRecurring role (6 episodes)
2012-presentGrey's AnatomyDr. Jo WilsonRecurring cast (season 9)
Main cast (season 10)
2013Tomb Raider: The Final Hours - A Story of SurvivalHerself/Lara CroftTV film

Video Games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013Tomb RaiderLara Croft (voice)Video game
2013Infinite CrisisAnnouncer (voice)[21]Video game

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sulla-Heffinger, Anthony (3 April 2013). "Interview with Lara Croft voice actress Camilla Luddington". New York Post (News Corp). ISSN 1090-3321. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Galt, Jon (12 March 2013). "Camilla Luddington to play Lara Croft in Tomb Raider movie reboot". Fans Share. fansshare.com. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Cowen, Nick (26 June 2012). "Camilla Luddington is new Lara Croft". The Guardian (London: Guardian News and Media). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Schramm, Mike (27 June 2012). "Camilla Luddington is the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider". joystiq.com. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Lopez, George. "Lopez Tonight". Retrieved Apr 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://articles.philly.com/2013-11-07/entertainment/43779588_1_kate-middleton-new-york-film-academy-camilla-luddington
  7. ^ William & Kate (2011) at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ The Pact II (2014) at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ "Camilla Luddington". imdb.com. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Wills and Kate: the inside story". iol.co.za. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  11. ^ Georgina Littlejohn, British actress Camilla Luddington plucked from obscurity to play Kate Middleton dated 2 February 2011 at dailymail.co.uk, accessed 27 March 2011
  12. ^ Ng, Philiana (7 May 2011). "'William & Kate' Star Joins Showtime's 'Californication'". HollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 March 2012). "TV Castings: Camilla Luddington To Recur On ‘True Blood, Allison Mack On ‘Wilfred’, Constance Zimmer On ‘House Of Cards’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  14. ^ Ross, Robyn (19 July 2012). "Camilla Luddington Books Recurring Role on Grey's Anatomy". SeattlePi. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  15. ^ " "Fashion Police" Halloween Special" at the Internet Movie Database
  16. ^ Staskiewicz, Keith (26 February 2013). "'Tomb Raider' actress Camilla Luddington discusses playing the new Lara Croft". Entertainment Weekly. 
  17. ^ Keighley, Geoff (2013). Tomb Raider - The Final Hours. 
  18. ^ "Tomb Raider - The Final Hours #1 - An Icon Reborn". Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  19. ^ Camilla Luddington, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter (14 March 2013). Camilla Luddington Died A Million Different Ways In "Tomb Raider" (Television production). Team Coco. 
  20. ^ Camilla Luddington, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter (14 March 2013). Camilla Luddington Died A Million Different Ways In "Tomb Raider" (Television production). youtube.com. 
  21. ^ "Twitter / camilluddington:". 1 August 2013. "Gamers! As the Announcer in @InfiniteCrisis, allow me to be the first to welcome you to the Trials, Protector." 

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