Pearl Mackie

 

Pearl Mackie

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Mackie at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 (age 31)

Brixton, London, England
Alma mater University of Bristol
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School[1]
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dancer
  • singer
Years active 2010–present

Pearl Mackie (born 29 May 1987)[2][3] is a British actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for playing Bill Potts in the long-running television series Doctor Who.[3] Mackie is a 2010 graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her first major TV role came in 2014, when she played Anne-Marie Frasier in BBC One soap opera Doctors.

Early life[edit]

Mackie grew up in Brixton in south London and is of paternal West Indian and maternal English descent. She is the granddaughter of Philip Mackie, who wrote the screenplay for The Naked Civil Servant. She earned a degree in Drama from the University of Bristol,[4][5] and speaks English, French and Spanish.[6] During her studies she went to workshops and took part in many extra-curricular plays.

In 2010 she graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.[7] In the same year Mackie was nominated for the BBC Carleton Hobbs Award for outstanding duologues in the school play Noughts & Crosses.[8]

Career[edit]

Alongside Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake, Morwenna Banks and Matt Berry, Mackie appeared as a front of house girl in the 2013 music comedy Svengali.[9] In 2014, Mackie played Anne-Marie Frasier in Doctors and the young computer genius Mia in Crystal Springs at the Park Theatre in London.[10][11] She could also be seen in the political satire Obama-ology at the Finborough Theatre in west London, playing Cece and Caits, two young women finding their voice.[12]

In 2015, she performed in the National Theatre‘s West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.[13] In the same year Mackie appeared in the short film Date Aid by Bond, a satirical public service announcement.[14][15] Mackie has also worked as an acting tutor for Troupers, a company that teaches theatre skills to children and young people.[4]

On 23 April 2016, it was announced that Mackie would be playing Bill Potts, the companion of The Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who.[3][5] It was also announced in March 2017 that Bill would be the first openly gay main companion in the series.[16]

After production on Series 10 of Doctor Who had wrapped, Mackie joined a production of Harold Pinter‘s The Birthday Party as Lulu. The production – costarring Stephen Mangan, Toby Jones, and Zoë Wanamaker – opened in January 2018 at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Svengali F.O.H. girl
2015 Date Aid Sarah Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Doctors Anne-Marie Frasier Series 15, Episode 195: “Love Is Blind”
2017 Doctor Who Bill Potts Main Role, Series 10 & Christmas special
2017 The One Show Herself Guest
2017 This Morning
2018 Room 101
2018 Gods of Medicine Elsa Powers 2 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Role
2014 Years & Years “Real” Clubber

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre Location References
2010 The Comedy of Errors Adriana Circomedia Bristol [18][19]
2010 The Crucible Tituba Theatre Royal Bristol [20]
2012 Only Human Nina Theatre 503 London [21]
2012 Home Woman 1/Pattie Mae The Last Refuge London [22]
2014 Crystal Springs Mia Park Theatre London [23]
2014 Obama-ology Cece Finborough Theatre London [24]
2014 Disnatured: Shakespeare in Shoreditch Regan RIFT Theatre’s Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival [25][26]
2014 Hello Kind World The Drayton Arms London [27]
2015 The Helen Project Helen of Troy The Face to Face Festival London [28]
2015 A Mad World, My Masters Truly Kidman Theatre Royal Brighton [29]
2015–16 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Punk Girl/Information Lady & No.40 National Theatre West End London [30]
2018–present The Birthday Party Lulu The Harold Pinter Theatre, West End London

Nominations[edit]

BBC Carleton Hobbs Award

  • 2010: Outstanding Duologues (for the BOVTS play Noughts & Crosses, shared with Roddy Peters)[8]

TV Times Award

  • 2017: Favourite Newcomer (for Doctor Who)
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