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Tamsin Egerton
Born Tamsin Olivia Egerton[1]
26 November 1988 (1988-11-26) (age 21)
Hampshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Tamsin Olivia Egerton-Dick commonly known as Tamsin Egerton (born 26 November 1988) is an English actress, best known for her roles of Chelsea Parker in the 2007 film St Trinian's, and Holly Goodfellow in Keeping Mum.



Egerton started her acting career age six, following her older sister, Sophia to a local youth theatre,[2 ] saying; ""The whole reason I'm acting now is because I wanted to be doing what my big sister was doing".[2 ] A year later, she appeared in a Royal Shakespeare Company musical production of The Secret Garden, playing Mary.[2 ]

Egerton's other film credits include Sarah in Driving Lessons (2006) alongside Rupert Grint, and Flora in Knife Edge (2008). Her role as Holly Goodfellow in the 2005 film Keeping Mum sparked controversy as she appeared topless at the age of 16. She was to appear as Katrina in Eragon, but the scenes which she featured in were removed from the final cut.

Egerton starred as Princess Elenora in the TV children's series Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land. In 2001, she starred as the "young" Morgaine in the TV mini series The Mists of Avalon. She has also appeared on stage - in the RSC's musical version of The Secret Garden.

In 2009 Egerton appears in the St Trinian's sequel, St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold.

Personal life

Egerton attended Ditcham Park School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where she says she was bullied.[2 ] She also states she truanted, preferring to go to modelling shoots; "I played truant all the time. I was modelling so I'd go to shoots and call in sick." [3] After finishing school at 16 with nine A-grade GCSE's, [4] Egerton decided to pursue acting rather than going to university or drama school,[5 ] saying; "At drama school, they like to take you apart and rebuild you but I don't want to change now". [3] She had a brief job as a babysitter for three children.[2 ] She shares a flat in Marylebone, London,[6] with her St Trinians castmate Talulah Riley, whom she described as her "soulmate". [7]

She has cited Takeshi Kitano as her favourite film director, and said; "I’d love Takeshi Kitano to put me in a martial arts film so I’d have an excuse to practice all the time". [8]

Egerton has previously dated semi-professional footballer and former Hollyoaks cast-member, Andy Jones.[2 ] [9]



Year Film Role Director(s)
2005 Keeping Mum Holly Goodfellow Niall Johnson
2006 Driving Lessons Sarah Jeremy Brock
Eragon Katrina Stefen Fangmeier
2007 Earthquake Zoë Ben Fogg
St. Trinian's Chelsea Parker Oliver Parker / Barnaby Thompson
2008 Knife Edge Flora Anthony Hickox
2009 St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Chelsea Parker Oliver Parker / Barnaby Thompson
Huge Clarisse Ben Miller
The Story of Daisy James Abadi
2010 Cassandra Noel Clarke / /Mark Davis


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale Kate Dickens
The Mists of Avalon Young Morgaine
2002 Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land Princess Elenora
Napoléon Betzy
2004 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Miranda Helhoughton
2006 Mayo Patti Feathers episode 1, season 3
Silent Witness Hannah Duncan episode 7, season 10
episode 8, season 10
2007 The Abbey Tiffany
2008 Trial and Retribution Imogen Buller-Turi Unknown episodes
2009 Octavia Octavia Brennan


  1. ^ "Search results: Tamsin Egerton". Retrieved 2009-11-19.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Tamsin Egerton: Too cool for school". The Independent. 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2009-08-30.  
  3. ^ a b Deedes, Henry (2007-08-06). "This modern market is rubbish says Blur axeman". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-08-30.  
  4. ^ Fletcher, Ewan (2007-08-11). "Six actresses go back to school as the new terrors of St Trinian's". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-08-30.  
  5. ^ "Tamsin Egerton says no to uni". Metro. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2009-08-30.  
  6. ^ "Talulah Riley". ES Magazine. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-08-30.  
  7. ^ "Soulmates Riley and Egerton's lesbian fears". IMDb. 2008-06-29. Retrieved 2009-08-30.  
  8. ^ Aftab, Kaleem. "The British actress wave has some to shore". V Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-30.  
  9. ^ Gordon, Jane (2008-08-09). "Tamsin Egerton - the new belle of St Trinian's". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-11-19.  

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