Bella Heathcote

Bella Heathcote

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Bella Heathcote
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Bella Heathcote in November 2012
Born Isabella Heathcote
(1987-05-27) 27 May 1987 (age 30)
Melbourne, Australia[1]
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2008–present

Isabella Heathcote (born 27 May 1987) is an Australian actress. She began her acting career in 2008. The following year, she had a recurring role as Amanda Fowler on the television soap opera Neighbours. Heathcote played Victoria Winters in Tim Burton‘s film adaptation of Dark Shadows, Jane Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Gigi in The Neon Demon. She plays Nicole Dörmer in The Man in the High Castle and appeared in the film Fifty Shades Darker as Leila Williams.

Early life[edit]

Heathcote was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her father was a lawyer.[2] She attended Korowa Anglican Girls’ School. She began her career in 2008. In May 2010, she was a recipient of a Heath Ledger Scholarship.[3]

Career[edit]

In December 2010, Heathcote was cast in David Chase‘s film Not Fade Away.[4] In February 2011, Tim Burton selected Heathcote to play Victoria Winters and Josette du Pres in his film adaptation of Dark Shadows, starring opposite Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helena Bonham Carter.[5][6] She was later cast in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s thriller film The Neon Demon, which was released in 2016.[7][8]

Heathcote was named as one of the 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performances of 2012 at the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival.[9] The following year, she starred alongside Max Minghella in The Killers‘ music video for “Shot at the Night“.[10] Heathcote was part of the Spring/Summer 2014 campaign for Miu Miu alongside fellow actresses Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen.[11]

In 2017, Heathcote played Leila Williams in the film Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey.[12] She also joined the season 2 cast of television drama The Man in the High Castle, as Nicole Dörmer, a Berlin-born filmmaker.[13] In October, it was announced Heathcote had been cast in the 2017 biographical film Professor Marston & The Wonder Women as Olive Byrne.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Heathcote became engaged to film director Andrew Dominik in 2017.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Acolytes Petra
2010 Glenn Owen Dodds Julie Short film
2010 Beneath Hill 60 Marjorie Waddell Credited as Isabella Heathcote
2011 In Time Michele Weis
2012 Dark Shadows Maggie Evans/Victoria Winters/Josette du Pres
2012 Not Fade Away Grace Dietz
2014 The Rewrite Karen
2015 The Curse of Downers Grove Chrissie Swanson
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Jane Bennett
2016 The Neon Demon Gigi
2017 Fifty Shades Darker Leila Williams
2017 Professor Marston & The Wonder Women Olive Byrne Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Neighbours Amanda Fowler Recurring role
8 episodes
2016 The Man in the High Castle Nicole Dörmer Series regular
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