Lauren McCrostie

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Lauren McCrostie

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Lauren McCrostie
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Lauren McCrostie in 2016
Born Lauren Paige McCrostie
(1996-01-10) 10 January 1996 (age 21)
London, England
Nationality British
Known for Actor, designer and advocate of ethical and sustainable products
Notable work Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
The Falling

Lauren McCrostie (born 10 January 1996) is a British actor from London, England, who is best known for her roles in the films Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Falling and short films Second Skin and Brothers.

Career[edit]

McCrostie attended Dulwich Village Infants’ School, Dulwich Hamlet, The Charter School and St Marylebone School. McCrostie always had a passion for performing and as a child she would persuade her younger sister to perform with her and put on shows for their parents.[1] McCrostie made her film debut when she auditioned for Carol Morley‘s film The Falling. Although McCrostie had no formal drama training, she was later cast as the character Gwen in Morley’s film, alongside Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh and Greta Scacchi. After her role in The Falling, McCrostie hired an acting agent who secured auditions for appearances in short films and another with Tim Burton. Following an audition and meeting with Burton, McCrostie was cast as Olive Abroholos Elephanta in the film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, alongside Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell and Samuel L. Jackson.[2][3] In between her earlier acting jobs, McCrostie was waitressing at a cafe and went to drama classes at the Actors Centre.[1] McCrostie became the ambassador for the Barnes Film Festival in 2017 which caters for young people looking for outlets to express their creativity in film and media.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Falling Gwen Actor
2015 Brothers Rachel Actor
2016 School Girls Leila Actor
2016 Second Skin Lucy Actor
2016 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Olive Abroholos Elephanta Actor

Theatre[edit]

Stage
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Bugsy Malone Tallulah Actor
2014 Macbeth Ross Actor
2015 Spring Awakening Thea Actor
2015 Macbeth Malcolm Actor
2015 Synergy Peculiar Actor

Activism[edit]

McCrostie is an advocate for ethical and sustainable living and she has created a small online website which sells products made from re-purposed materials that would have otherwise been thrown away.[3][5][6] A costume designer who worked with McCrostie on a short film, initially inspired McCrostie to only buy clothing from charity and vintage shops.[6] McCrostie later learned about the destructive effect the fashion industry has on the environment and to humans, so she felt motivated to continue buying second-hand clothing to promote the idea of conscious consumption. The documentary The True Cost also inspired McCrostie to promote sustainability in the fashion industry.[7]

McCrostie maintains an environmentally-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, and encourages her family to shop package free and to reduce the amount of plastic they consume as a household.[6]

Personal life[edit]

McCrostie is a vegan.[6] McCrostie is dyslexic. McCrostie’s paternal grandfather was born in Scotland and both her parents are from Kenya. McCrostie lives with her mother and younger sister in Dulwich in the UK.[2] McCrostie’s mother went to drama school and now works in radio.[1]

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