|Chloe Pirrie Quick Info
|5 ft 8.5 in
|Date of Birth
|August 25, 1987
Chloe Pirrie is an actress, born in Scotland, UK who started her acting career in 2009. Because she catches the accent she talks to, people frequently mistake her for Canadian, South American or from Western England.
Chloe has acted in TV shows such as Troy: Fall of a City, The Crown, Brief Encounters, The Living and the Dead, The Game, War & Peace and many others.
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Islington, North London, UK
- Frequently visits Los Angeles, USA (for work) and hometown Stockbridge, a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland since her mother lives there.
Chloe studied at Mary Erskine (MES) an all-girls’ secondary school in Edinburgh, Scotland.
She suffered massive anxiety while studying for her GCSE exams and A-Levels in high school. This made her realize that any career that required intensive academic study will make her miserable.
While still trying to decide a possible area of vocational study at the college level, Chloe was cast in the role of Anja in her school production of Anton Chekov’s, The Cherry Orchard.
Chloe found acting liberating and hence, at the age of 18, she moved to London to enroll in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated in 2009.
She gained admission to the prestigious institute in her second attempt.
Actress, Voice-over Artist
- Father – A lawyer from Glasgow, Scotland
- Mother – A physiotherapist from Chingford, Essex, England
- Siblings – Only child of divorced parents.
- The Joneses Voiceover Agency, London, UK
- United Talent Agency (UTA)
- Luber Roklin Entertainment
- The Artists Partnership, London, UK
5 ft 8.5 in or 174 cm
57 kg or 126 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
During an interview published in February 2018, Chloe mentioned that she had a boyfriend but his identity is not known.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Scottish and English ancestry.
- Long, lean and slender face
- Big, deep-set eyes with sparse eyebrows
The closest Chloe came to bagging an advertisement was when she was hired as a voiceover artist for commercials aired in Britain for the following brands:
- HTC One
- Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) app
- Highland Spring Water
Her religious beliefs are not confirmed but most probably, she was raised in a Christian family.
Best Known For
Chloe has built a niche for getting cast in period dramas in various British productions. Other than that, some of her memorable roles are:
- Playing Julie Karagina in 5 episodes of BBC Mini-series War & Peace (2016).
- Part of the Academy Award-winning 12-minute short film, Stutterer (2015).
- Cast to play Andromache in the period series called Troy: Fall of a City in 2018 aired on BBC 1 and available on Netflix.
At the age of 25, Chloe was cast to play the role of a 17-year-old girl named Shell in an independent production of the same name released in 2012.
For playing this role, she won the Best Newcomer award at The British Independent Film awards.
First TV Show
Chloe was cast in one episode guest role to play Megan Rios in the BBC series Doctors (2010).
Chloe Pirrie Favorite Things
- Impressionist / Satirist – Rory Bremmer
- TV Show – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, RuPaul‘s Drag Race
- Childhood TV Show – Gladiators, Blind Date
- Dream Co-stars – Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep
- Cuisine – Middle Eastern
- Dish – Tomato and Bulgur Wheat dish
- Kitchen Appliance – The Bread Maker
- Designer – Diane von Furstenberg
- Home Town Locations – The hill behind the Palace of Holyroodhouse & the area alongside Water of Leith river
- Actress – Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren, Olivia Colman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Meryl Streep (because they all have something different about them)
- Films –
- The Jungle Book (1967) which was also the first film Chloe ever saw.
- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
- Rust and Bone (2012)
- The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
- Ratcatcher (1999)
Source – Metro, Herald Scotland, DailyMail
Chloe Pirrie Facts
- Being an only child, Chloe had an introvert childhood. She entertained herself through drawing and reading which helped her get extremely good grades in English Literature and History.
- She also developed a knack for impersonations and mimicking accents whenever she traveled with her parents to other parts of UK.
- Chloe enjoyed horse riding as a kid and reconnected with her childhood hobby while shooting for Troy: Fall of a City in South Africa.
- Now as an actor, Chloe tends to pick up the accent of people she talks to, so most people do not realize she is Scottish. People often mistake her for a Canadian, South American or from Western England. She even comes back home with an American accent every time she visits Los Angeles.
- The actress describes herself as muddled, instinctive, and imaginative.
- Had her acting career not taken off, Chloe would have chosen to join a culinary school as her back up career plan since cooking is one of her favorite activities to unwind and relax.
- She discovered that acting relieved her from her anxiety-prone thoughts because she got to become a different person who acted from another person’s perspective.
- By 2015, Chloe had work experience as a former employee of countless restaurants, pubs, and cafés. Even when she started booking acting jobs, she continued working in the hospitality industry because she hates waiting for the next project.
- Working jobs as a waitress / bartender gave Chloe a better understanding of acting as a craft. It also taught her humility since the hospitality staff has no status and is commonly treated badly.
- When Chloe was only getting one episode guest roles in 2012 & 2013, people often recognized her from her TV appearances while she continued flipping burgers and taking up temporary jobs as a waitress.
- Chloe takes an instant dislike to anybody who is rude to a waiter / waitress.
- Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael is one of her closest friends.
- Before the filming for Shell (2012) was initiated, Chloe had to live with her co-star Joseph Mawle for two weeks in a secluded cottage in the Scottish Highlands to get to know him better.
- Chloe is so used to playing strong female characters that she is often asked to ‘soften’ her performance which annoys her.
- To find out more about the actress, follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Featured Image by Chloe Pirrie / Instagram