Tamzin Merchant is one of those actors who pop up in a bunch of frock flicks — not necessarily “prestige” historical productions, but she’s in a lot of them. She’s a hard worker and keeps at it, which is admirable! She does bring a strong sense of the character to these roles, and it’s usually the costume and/or hair-styling that bring things down. Her roles here do show an evolution, and she’s young so hopefully she’ll continue to get more interesting parts with higher production values. After all, she shot the Game of Thrones pilot in the role of Daenerys Targaryen but she turned it down because she wasn’t into the sex scene. That takes conviction on her part! Meanwhile, she’s also directing short films that have been presented on the festival circuit, and she’s written and published a children’s book series.
Georgiana Darcy in Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Margot Durrell in My Family and Other Animals (2005)
Probationer Eastwood in Casualty 1906 (2006)
Alice Davies in Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Catherine Howard in The Tudors (2009-10)
Mary Rivers in Jane Eyre (2011)
Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Molly Cooper in Murder on the Home Front (2013)
Anne Hale in Salem (2014-17)
Imogen Spurnrose in Carnival Row (2019-23)
Aunt Harriet in Tom Jones (2023)
What’s your favorite of Tamzin Merchant’s frock flick roles?