|Born||Cressida Curzon Bonas
(1989-02-18) 18 February 1989
Winchester, Hampshire, England
|Education||Prior Park College
|Alma mater||Leeds University
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, model|
|Parent(s)||Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon
|Relatives||Isabella Anstruther Gough Calthorpe (sister)
Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (grandfather)
Cressida Curzon Bonas (born 18 February 1989) is an English actress, dancer and model. She is the youngest daughter of Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon and entrepreneur Jeffrey Bonas, and a granddaughter of Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe.
Cressida Curzon Bonas was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England, the daughter of old-Harrovian entrepreneur Jeffrey Bonas and 1960s “It girl”, Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, and granddaughter of Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe. The Bonas family owned textile mills in Castle Gresley and Burton-on-Trent under the company name, “Bonas Brothers”; it closed operations in the 1980s, having produced, as its final line, elastic for women’s tights.
She has seven half-siblings: three paternal half-brothers from her father’s first marriage; one maternal half-sister from her mother’s first marriage; and two maternal half-sisters and a maternal half-brother from her mother’s second marriage, including actress Isabella Calthorpe.
Bonas had a sports scholarship to Prior Park College in Bath, Somerset, and then completed her formal education at Stowe School. She then went on to study Dance at Leeds University graduating with a 2:1, before undertaking post-graduate dance studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich.
Bonas made her first screen appearance in 2009 with a small role in the TV series Trinity. Her theatrical debut came in 2014 at Hay Festival in the play There’s a Monster in the Lake. The play was also staged at the Vault Festival in January 2015. In May and June 2015 Bonas appeared as Laura in the one-woman play, An Evening With Lucian Freud, by Laura-Jane Foley, at the Leicester Square Theatre. Jane Shilling in The Daily Telegraph praised the “charm and energy of Bonas’s performance”. In June 2014 Bonas was rumoured to be going to appear in the film Tulip Fever (2015) as Mrs. Steen.
Bonas was photographed by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair after being included in the magazine’s annual “International Best-Dressed List” in 2014. In January 2015, after modelling for British brand Burberry, Bonas was announced to front the 2015 campaign of fashion company Mulberry. Her work for the brand includes a two-minute-long advertisement released in March that co-stars actor Freddie Fox and is directed by Ivana Bobic.
|2014||There’s a Monster in the Lake||Wolf||Hay Festival|||
|2015||There’s a Monster in the Lake||Wolf||Vault Festival|||
|2015||The Importance of Being Earnest|||
|2015||An Evening with Lucian Freud||Laura||Leicester Square Theatre|||
Film and television
|2016||Doctor Thorne||Patience Oriel|||
|2017||The Bye Bye Man||Sasha|||
|2017||Tulip Fever||Mrs. Steen|||