Isobel Dorothy Powley (born 7 March 1992) is an English actress.
Bel Powley at premiere of The Diary of a Teenage Girl in 2015
Isobel Dorothy Powley
7 March 1992
Hammersmith, London, England
From 2007 until 2008, Powley was one of the lead characters in M.I. High, starring in 23 episodes. Powley has also appeared in several other productions such as Murderland (three episodes, 2009), Little Dorrit (2008), The Bill (2008) and The Whistleblowers (2007). In 2013, Powley was joining the cast of the ITV series Benidorm for series six.
In 2015, Powley portrayed Princess Margaret in the biographical comedy-drama A Royal Night Out, alongside Sarah Gadon as Princess Elizabeth. Powley played the lead role of Minnie Goetze in the comedy-drama film The Diary of a Teenage Girl, which premiered in New York and Los Angeles on 7 August 2015. Shortly afterward, Powley starred as the titular character in the 2016 indie film Carrie Pilby, taking over the role from Hailee Steinfeld.
In 2018, Powley starred opposite Liv Tyler in the horror film Wildling, and appeared in the crime-drama film White Boy Rick. That same year, Powley played a lead role as Holly Morten in the BBC One drama Informer.
Powley appeared as Maggie in Tusk Tusk at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in March 2009. On Broadway, she was Thomasina in the 2011 revival of Arcadia at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. In October 2011, she once again appeared at the Royal Court as Tilly in Jumpy, a role to which she returned in the West End transfer of Jumpy to the Duke of York's Theatre in August 2012. She appeared as Dawn in the March 2018 revival of Lobby Hero at the Hayes Theatre, alongside Chris Evans, Michael Cera and Bryan Tyree Henry.
In an interview in 2013, Powley said she had a spot reserved to study history at the University of Manchester.
|2013||Side by Side||Lauren Buckle|
|2015||The Diary of a Teenage Girl||Minnie Goetze|
|A Royal Night Out||Princess Margaret|
|Carrie Pilby||Carrie Pilby|
|2017||Mary Shelley||Claire Clairmont|
|White Boy Rick||Dawn Wershe|
|Ashes in the Snow||Lina Vilkas|
|2020||King of Staten Island||Post-production|
|2007||The Whistleblowers||Emma Clayson||Episode: "Starters"|
|2007–2008||M.I. High||Daisy Millar||23 episodes|
|2008||The Bill||Becky Cooper||Episode: "Loved and Lost"|
|Little Dorrit||Flower Girl||Episode #1.3|
|2009||Murderland||Carrie Walsh||TV mini-series|
|Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas||Cranchesterford teenager||TV movie|
|2011||The Cabin||Sydney||TV movie|
|2014||Benidorm||Bianca Dyke||6 episodes|
|2016||Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes||Cindy (voice)||TV movie|
|2018||Informer||Holly Morten||6 episodes|
|2019||The Morning Show||Claire Conway||10 episodes|
|Moominvalley||Little My||13 episodes|
|2009||Tusk Tusk||Maggie||The Royal Court Theatre||Jeremy Herring|
|2011||Arcadia||Thomasina||Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)||David Leveaux|
|Jumpy||Tilly||Royal Court Theatre & Ambassadors Theatre Group||Nina Raine|
|2013||Raving||Tabby||Hampstead Theatre||Edward Hall|
|2014||Elephants||Daisy||Hampstead Theatre||Tamara Harvey|
|2018||Lobby Hero||Dawn||Helen Hayes Theatre (Broadway)||Trip Cullman|
Awards and nominations
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- Synnot, Siobhan (2 August 2015). "Actress Bel Powley comes of age as 1970s adolescent". The Scotsman. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
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- Jaafar, Ali (5 October 2015). "Rising Star Bel Powley To Topline 'Wildling'; Liv Tyler and Trudie Styler's Maven To Produce". Deadline. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
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- Stasio, Marilyn (27 March 2018). "Broadway Review: Chris Evans in Kenneth Lonergan's 'Lobby Hero'". Variety. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
- "Curtis Brown". www.curtisbrown.co.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.