Eve Best


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Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Actress in a Drama for "The Homecoming". She was nominated for the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Actress in a Drama for "A Moon for the Misbegotten". She won the 2005 Olivier Award for Best Actress & London Critics Circle Theatre ... See full bio »

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The King's Speech Wallis Simpson
(2010)
Lucky Man Anna Clayton
(2016-2017)
Nurse Jackie Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
(2009-2015)
House of the Dragon Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
(2022)

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 2022 House of the Dragon (TV Series)
Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
- The Black Queen (2022) ... Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
- Episode #1.9 (2022) ... Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
- The Lord of the Tides (2022) ... Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
- Driftmark (2022) ... Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
- We Light the Way (2022) ... Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
 2021-2022 Fate: The Winx Saga (TV Series)
Farah Dowling
- Poor Unfortunate Souls (2022) ... Farah Dowling
- A Fanatic Heart (2021) ... Farah Dowling
- Wither Into the Truth (2021) ... Farah Dowling
- Some Wrecked Angel (2021) ... Farah Dowling
- Heavy Mortal Hopes (2021) ... Farah Dowling
 2018 A Woman of No Importance
Mrs. Arbuthnot
 2016-2017 Lucky Man (TV Series)
Anna Clayton
- A Hero of Our Time (2017) ... Anna Clayton
- Lamb to the Slaughter (2017) ... Anna Clayton
- The Fallen Angel (2017) ... Anna Clayton
- Second Chance (2017) ... Anna Clayton
- The Point of No Return (2017) ... Anna Clayton
 2015 Life in Squares (TV Mini Series)
Vanessa Bell / Vanessa Bell, older
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Vanessa Bell, older
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Vanessa Bell
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Vanessa Bell
 2009-2015 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
- I Say a Little Prayer (2015) ... Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
- Soul (2013) ... Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
- Smile (2013) ... Dr. Eleanor O'Hara (credit only)
- Luck of the Drawing (2013) ... Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
- Happy F*cking Birthday (2013) ... Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
 2014 The Honorable Woman (TV Mini Series)
Monica Chatwin
- The Paring Knife (2014) ... Monica Chatwin
- The Hollow Wall (2014) ... Monica Chatwin
- The Mother Line (2014) ... Monica Chatwin
- Two Hearts (2014) ... Monica Chatwin
- The Ribbon Cutter (2014) ... Monica Chatwin
 2014 New Worlds (TV Mini Series)
Angelica Fanshawe
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Angelica Fanshawe
 2014 Someone You Love
Kate
 2013 The Challenger Disaster (TV Movie)
Sally Ride
 2012/II Much Ado About Nothing
Beatrice
 2012 Up All Night (TV Series)
Yvonne Encanto
- Baby Fever (2012) ... Yvonne Encanto
- New Boss (2012) ... Yvonne Encanto
 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini Series)
Petra Mayler
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... Petra Mayler
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Petra Mayler
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Petra Mayler
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Petra Mayler
 2010 The King's Speech
Wallis Simpson
 2010 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Dolley Madison
- Dolley Madison (2010) ... Dolley Madison
 2010 Dolley Madison (TV Series)
Dolley Madison
 2006 Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (TV Mini Series)
Linda Philips
- Part 2 (2006) ... Linda Philips
- Part 1 (2006) ... Linda Philips
 2006 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Sarah Cartwright
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Sarah Cartwright
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Sarah Cartwright
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Sarah Cartwright
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Sarah Cartwright
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Sarah Cartwright
 2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Amanda Gibson
- In Divine Proportion (2005) ... Amanda Gibson
 2004 Lie with Me (TV Movie)
Roselyn Tyler
 2004 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Natasha Bloom
- Shadowplay: Part 1 (2004) ... Natasha Bloom
 2004 The Lodge (Short)
Yuni
 2002 Shackleton (TV Mini Series)
Eleanor Shackleton
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Eleanor Shackleton
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Eleanor Shackleton
 2001 The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (TV Mini Series)
Ellen McGillvray
- The Truth About Pyecraft (2001) ... Ellen McGillvray
- The Stolen Bacillus (2001) ... Ellen McGillvray
- The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes (2001) ... Ellen McGillvray
- The Crystal Egg (2001) ... Ellen McGillvray
- The New Accelerator (2001) ... Ellen McGillvray
 2001 Brilliant! (Short)
Nina
 2000 Casualty (TV Series)
Amber Hope
- Seize the Night (2000) ... Amber Hope
 2000 The Bill (TV Series)
Anne
- Beasts (2000) ... Anne
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play: Much Ado About Nothing - playing Beatrice, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Parents:

Best, Susanna

Relatives:

Eve (grandparent)
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Trivia:

Has played the wife of a British King (former) as Wallis (Warfield Simpson Windsor), Duchess of Windsor in The King's Speech (2010) and the wife of an American President as Dolley Madison in American Experience (1987): Dolley Madison (in 2010), both characters of American birth, although Eve Best is of English birth. See more »

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