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Overview (4)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameImogen Gay Poots
Nicknames Imi
Imo
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

British actress Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer Upper School, all in London. When she was a teenager she began attending the Youngblood Theatre Company, and developed a love of acting.

Poots' initial screen debut was a (2004) role in British medical drama Casualty (1986). She made her big screen debut as Young Valerie in V for Vendetta (2005), then went on to appear in various projects, including 28 Weeks Later (2007), Me and Orson Welles (2008), Centurion (2010), Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010), Fright Night (2011), A Late Quartet (2012), Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012), and The Look of Love (2013).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (1)

Striking blue eyes

Trivia (7)

Was a member of the YoungBlood theater company.
Trained at YoungBlood Theatre Company.
Has an older brother named Alex Poots.
Good friends with Matthew Beard and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Named one of the "most desirable" women for 2013 in Askmen's list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women.
Her father is Northern Irish, originally from Belfast. Her mother has English and Scottish ancestry (one of Imogen's maternal great-grandfathers was Scottish).
February - May 2017: appearing as "Honey" in the West End revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" at the Harold Pinter Theatre, which also features Conleth Hill ("George"), Imelda Staunton ("Martha") and Luke Treadaway ("Nick").

Personal Quotes (5)

I never personalize anything because I think that can be dangerous. For me the best way is - this may sound pretentious - but it's to breathe the character and get into the psychology of it.
I was about 14 when I started with a theater group, it was like a stage group on the weekends alongside school. And it was run by a group of guys who'd been to drama school themselves in London. So they introduced us to techniques that they'd learn about and they kind of informed us about improvisation and screenwriting and all of that stuff. So it was really there that I started to really love it and enjoy it.
[on her Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010) character] The role as a whole was very intriguing, especially as a part for a young girl. There was a lot to do and a lot that happened to Prue. And I think teenage years are a really incredible time to focus on because you're really changing as a person.
It is a difficult one, as you get scripts where women are just objects. If a role has been too one-dimensional I have turned it down. I still try to be a feminist in some tiny way. There is more for women in terms of character roles now. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith have constantly changed over the years and challenged themselves with different roles. That's impressive.
[About her name, Poots] In Europe it's OK, in America, it's game over.

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