Biography of Josephine LangfordJosephine Langford is an Australian actress who gained popularity for her role as Darcy Chapman in the film "Wish Upon" (2017). She played the lead role in the drama "After" (2019) and the subsequent four parts of the franchise, which gained worldwide popularity.
Childhood and YouthJosephine Langford was born on August 18, 1997, in Perth, the largest city in Western Australia. Her mother, Elizabeth Langford (née Green), works as a pediatrician. Her father, Stephen Langford, is a medic for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (an aviation network that provides medical aid to residents of remote areas of the continent). "My parents treat village people, for instance, if they are bitten by a snake, and the nearest hospital is very far away," the actress shared.
First RolesJosephine Langford made her film debut at the age of 16, landing the lead role in the short film "Sex Ed" by Australian director Rob Wini. On the set of her second film, the short film "Gypsy Blood", she once again worked with young Australian actress Isabella Birighitti. This time, the cast of the film was significantly larger, allowing Langford to meet a number of aspiring and already experienced actors.
The film received average ratings and several negative reviews. 'The film is neither scary nor original, but it's perfectly suitable for a midnight viewing at a summer camp,' one critic commented.After trying her hand at American cinema, Josephine returned to her homeland, where she appeared in two episodes of the horror series "Wolf Creek". With increasing popularity, Langford started to draw the attention of famous publications – she appeared in a spread of Harper’s Bazaar Australia and a number of other popular magazines.
"After" and the Blossoming of a CareerThe teen drama "After" directed by Jenny Gage, based on Anna Todd's bestseller of the same name, was premiered in 2019. The film tells the story of two young people, diligent student Tessa (Josephine Langford) and rebel with a troubled past Hardin (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin), who are swept up in intense romantic feelings. Their unexpected encounter splits their lives into before and after.
In one interview, Langford confessed: 'I am so glad that I am filming in 'After' and that I was able to bring Tessa's character to life. People have been so patient to see this story on screen, and I am happy to be a part of it.'Critics received the film cooly – the number of positive reviews for "After" made up less than 20% of the total. But viewers, on the other hand, highly rated the film, so the question of shooting a sequel wasn't even in question. In May 2019, Josephine could be seen in one of the episodes of the American horror series "Into the Dark". All episodes of the series are tied to holidays celebrated in a particular month. The episode in which Langford played the lead role was titled "They Come Knocking".
The fourth part "After Ever Happy" (2022) and the fifth, final, "After Everything" (2023) marked the end of Tessa and Hardin's story. By this point, the audience's interest in the franchise had noticeably declined. The main complaint from viewers was that all the movies were made "to a formula". And if a couple of years before the release of the final part, a prequel and another part devoted to the story of the main characters' children were planned, after the release of "After Forever", work on them was not carried out.
Josephine Langford's Personal LifeLittle is known about Josephine Langford's personal life. Fans are left guessing - either the actress is very good at hiding her significant other from the public, or her heart is truly unoccupied.
Josephine barely uses social media. She considers herself a private and introverted person, and she greatly respects personal boundaries.