Emma Corrin BiographyUntil 2020, few people worldwide knew the name Emma Corrin. The budding actress had roles in a couple of TV series and numerous unsuccessful auditions. But everything changed with just one project: when the fourth season of "The Crown" aired, the girl who portrayed Princess Diana woke up a complete star. She achieved the seemingly impossible: critics, audiences, and peers alike agreed that there couldn’t have been a better choice for the role of Lady Spencer. This was further confirmed by the awards she received, from the Golden Globe to an Emmy nomination.
From a newcomer, Emma became a sought-after actress on every set. She also became one of the most extravagant British celebrities, unafraid to shock the conservative British public. One only has to recall her coming out as non-binary or her outfit of a knitted cardigan and underwear at the Venice Film Festival.
Early YearsEmma-Louise Corrin was born on December 13, 1995, in Kent, UK. She spent her childhood in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Emma's family was quite affluent; her father had a successful business, while her mother, originally from South Africa, worked as a speech therapist and raised Emma and her two younger brothers.
In 2013, after graduating, Corrin spent several months attending a Shakespeare course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She dedicated the summer to volunteer teaching in her mother's homeland.
Subsequently, Emma enrolled at the University of Bristol to study drama. However, she was disappointed by the curriculum, which focused more on the history of cinema than on acting skills. Another drama school also failed to meet the aspiring actress's expectations. As a result, in 2015, Corrin found herself at St John's College, Cambridge, where she began studying education, English, drama, and art.
Firsl RolesIn an attempt to make a living, Emma decided to venture into the modeling business. However, the industry was harsh towards her. During a fitting session at London Fashion Week, Corrin struggled to fit into a pair of breeches due to her calf muscles, developed from frequent running. A surprised designer remarked that he wasn't used to models who engaged in sports. "It felt like I was ready to slap him," the future star recalled about that incident.
Initially, Corrin could only hope for minor roles in short films. However, in 2019, the actress made brief appearances in two notable TV series: "Pennyworth" and "Grantchester". The next project she embarked on would divide her life and career into a 'before' and 'after'.
"The Crown"In late 2019, it was revealed that Emma Corrin had been cast as Princess Diana in the fourth season of "The Crown." Surprisingly, the budding actress hadn't expected a successful audition. Initially, the series' casting director, Nina Gold, invited her through an agent to do a script read, but she was asked to deliver lines of Camilla Parker-Bowles, not Diana.
While engrossed in this role, Corrin also worked on other projects. In 2020, the movie "Misbehaviour" was released, where Corrin starred alongside Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. A few months later, the fourth season of "The Crown" premiered, catapulting Emma to global stardom.
Emma Corrin's Personal LifeIn the summer of 2021, Emma Corrin openly discussed her personal life for the first time, admitting that she identifies as a non-binary person. She shared photos from a photoshoot for Pop Magazine on social media, where she posed in a wedding dress. The actress captioned the post, "Your favourite queer bride."
By the end of summer 2023, there were rumors about a romantic relationship between Emma and Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek. Reporters spotted the duo on several dates in London. In September, the actors were caught sharing a kiss during a walk in Hyde Park. It was reported that Malek ended his previous relationship with actress Lucy Boynton, whom he had dated for five years, because of Corrin.
StyleEmma is known for her extravagant style. For instance, in the spring of 2022 at the Laurence Olivier Awards red carpet, the actress wore a dress with a bra that looked like popped balloons worn over it.
Emma Corrin NowShooting for "The Crown" transformed Emma from an emerging actress to a promising star. In 2022, she appeared in the series "Call My Agent" and two period films "My Policeman" and "Lady Chatterley's Lover." In these feature films, Corrin played the leading female roles.
- Upon learning she had secured a role in "The Crown," Corrin immediately adopted a cocker-poodle mix and named it Spencer.
- As a child, Emma was a huge fan of Princess Diana: her room walls were covered with pictures of the princess. Moreover, her mother in her younger years bore a striking resemblance to Lady Spencer.
- Corrin suffers from congenital asthma. After an extended shoot in a pool for "The Crown," she needed emergency hospitalization. Medics found that her oxygen levels were low.