|Polly Walker Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||May 19, 1966|
Polly Walker is an English actress and voiceover artist who has gained critical acclaim with her role as Atia of the Julii in the historical drama television series, Rome, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress – Television Series Drama” as well as a Satellite Award for “Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film”. Walker is also known for her roles in shows and movies like Patriot Games, The Gambler, Restoration, The Mentalist, Mr Selfridge, Bridgerton, Caprica, Prisoners’ Wives, Sliver, Savage Messiah, Enchanted April, Clash of the Titans, Age Before Beauty, Pennyworth, Roseanna’s Grave, and Dark Harbor.
Polly Alexandra Walker
Warrington, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Polly Walker studied at Padgate Church of England Primary School located in Warrington and also attended Bush Davies School of Ballet and Performing Arts in East Grinstead. At the age of 16, she got enrolled at Ballet Rambert School.
She also trained at the Drama Centre in London before moving to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Actress, Voiceover Artist
- Father – Arthur Walker (Has managed a hotel)
- Mother – Georgiana Walker (School Teacher)
- Siblings – Emma Walker (Sister), Hannah Walker (Sister), Daniel Walker (Brother)
- Others – Peter Penry-Jones (Father-In-Law) (Actor), Angela Thorne (Mother-In-Law) (Actress of Stage, Television, and Film), Rupert Penry-Jones (Brother-In-Law) (Actor), Dervla Kirwan (Sister-In-Law) (Television, Stage, and Film Actress)
She has been signed with The Artists Partnership, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Polly Walker has dated –
- Laurence Penry-Jones (2005-Present) – She started going out with former actor Laurence Penry-Jones (brother of Rupert Penry-Jones) in the year 2005 and the couple married on October 23, 2008. They lived in the United States for many years before returning to London in 2015.
Note – She has 2 children – a son named Giorgio Walker and daughter Delilah Walker.
Race / Ethnicity
- High cheekbones
- Has sported forehead bangs
Polly Walker Facts
- She had to abandon dancing after a leg injury at the age of 18. It was after this that she decided to pursue a career in acting.
- Walker was cast as Paula Jackson in the 2002 Canadian thriller-drama film, Savage Messiah, starring alongside Luc Picard, Isabelle Blais, Louis Ferreira, Pascale Montpetit, and Julie La Rochelle. For this performance, she was nominated for a Genie Award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role”.
- She provided vocals to the character of Ava in the video game called Dark Void in 2010.
- Polly Walker portrayed the character of Queen Cassiopeia, the wife of King Kepheus of Argos and mother of Andromeda, in Clash of the Titans, a 2010 action fantasy film and the remake of the 1981 film of the same name.
- She speaks Italian fluently and lived in Italy for a few years in the early 90s.
- In 2020, she appeared as Lady Portia Featherington, the Baron’s ambitious wife and mother of his daughters, in the American streaming television period drama series, Bridgerton.