- 1 Who is Perdita Weeks?
- 2 Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Wales
- 3 Career Beginnings: An Actress Since the Age of Nine
- 4 Becoming a Star: Stig of The Dump, Midsummer Murders, The Tudors and More
- 5 Early 2010s: The Promise, Titanic, As Above, So Below and More
- 6 Recent Works
- 7 Personal Life: Is Perdita Weeks Married? Does She Have Children?
- 8 Body Measurements: How Tall is Perdita Weeks?
- 9 Net Worth: How Rich is Perdita Weeks?
- 10 Social Media Presence
Who is Perdita Weeks?
Born on 25 December 1985, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, under the earth sign of Capricorn, Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks is a 33-year-old Welsh television and film actress. She is best known for her role as Mary Boleyn, the sister of English queen Anne, in the hit historical drama “Tudors”. Movie aficionados also know her for playing Scarlett Marlowe in the critically acclaimed thriller “As Above, So Below”. In recent years, she gained even more fans by playing the confident and somewhat quirky Juliett Higgins in “Magnum P.I.”. With an acting career spanning over two decades, Perdita has successfully distinguished herself as a member of Britain’s acting elite.
Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Wales
Perdita was raised by Susan Weeks and her husband Robin in the capital of Wales. Her older sister, Honeysuckle Weeks, is an acclaimed actress as well, alongside whom Perdita has appeared on several occasions.
If only one had the balls 🍓🍓🍓 pic.twitter.com/4VjLcqnLlZ
— Perdita Weeks (@PerditaWeeks) June 15, 2016
Rollo, her younger brother, also found success in the movie industry, before moving onto the world of business. In 2016, he opened a fast food joint called Fancy Funkin’ Chicken, with two close friends. His venture ended up being successful, which prompted rumors that both of his sisters would invest in his next project. Perdita attended Roedean School, an acclaimed boarding school in Brighton, situated on a cliff overlooking the English Channel. After matriculating from this institution in 2003, she enrolled at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Her studies were focused on 17th and 18th century English literature, which would prove useful in her later career; in 2007, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. One would think that Perdita waited to finish college before starting her acting career, but her story begins much earlier.
Career Beginnings: An Actress Since the Age of Nine
Given the fact that her older sister also started acting relatively young, Perdita followed suit. Her first acting credit was actually alongside Honeysuckle in the TV mini-series “Google Eyes”. She was only nine years old, but displayed exceptional versatility in adapting to any demands. In 1995, she appeared in “Ghosts” as Dottie, which was a pretty big accomplishment for someone so inexperienced. 1996 was particularly busy for this young lady, as we could see her in “The Cold Light of Day”, “Robert Rylands’ Last Journey” and “Screen Two”, but her most significant acting credit that year was in “Hamlet”. The ability to handle such a demanding play was a major achievement for this young lady. In 1997, she was in “Rag Nymph” and “Spice World” – neither were critically acclaimed, but resulted in Perdita’s stock rising, which lead to more prominent roles.
However, she wanted to focus on education, and so took a three-year break. In 2000, she resurfaced as Lady Jane Grey in “The Prince and the Pauper”. ‘The prospect of earning a lot of money and becoming a star was inspiring’, recalls Weeks. ‘However, school is important and I’m glad I graduated.’
Becoming a Star: Stig of The Dump, Midsummer Murders, The Tudors and More
In 2002, Perdita turned heads when she took on the role of Lou in “Stig of the Dump”, a popular mini-series. This was her first recurring role, and it showed the wider public that Weeks could handle character development without any difficulties. With her part of Hannah Moore in “Midsummer Murders”, Perdita became a star in her home country, as the show is still revered in Britain. Shortly afterwards, she continued with the crime drama genre with a part in “Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Silk Stocking”.
Once again, Weeks displayed a tremendous sense of responsibility, by putting her acting career on hold in order to finish college. Her return, however, was a spectacular one. She assumed the role of Mary Boleyn, Henry VIII’s sister-in-law and mistress in the massively popular series “The Tudors”. This part is considered her breakthrough achievement, as more and more directors wanted to collaborate with her. She rounded the decade out with spectacular performances in “Lost in Austen”, “Inspector Lewis” and “Junction”. We could also see her in “Prowl”, a popular horror film directed by Patrik Syversen. While a star in Britain, Perdita was yet to achieve international fame.
Early 2010s: The Promise, Titanic, As Above, So Below and More
At the beginning of this decade, Weeks showed no signs of stopping. Her first role after 2010 was a starring one, as she played Eliza Meyer in “The Promise”.
This led to her being cast as Clara Pocket, in the popular BBC drama “Great Expectations”, based upon the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. In 2012, she was Lady Georgiana Grex in the four-episode series “Titanic”, based upon the demise of the legendary ship and its passengers. Afterwards, she landed the role of Sarah Gabbor in “Flight of the Storks”, once again proving that thrillers and crime dramas are her bread and butter. Given her past experiences in adaptations of Charles Dickens’ work, Perdita was chosen to play Maria Ternan, the sister of Dickens’ long-time love Nelly Ternan. The series, entitled “The Invisible Woman” drew a lot of praise from critics, as they lauded the historical correctness, as well as Perdita’s performance. 2014’s “As Above, So Below” is still deemed as one of her best roles to date. However, she refused to be ‘just a thriller actress’, as she went on to appear in “The Great Fire” and “The Musketeers”, both historical dramas.
Perdita had a very busy 2016. Her first major credit that year was as Vanessa Hammond in the RTE One historical series “Rebellion”. Just a few months later, she surprised her fans with an appearance in “Penny Dreadful”, alongside Timothy Dalton, Josh Hartnett and Eva Green – Weeks’ character, Catriona Hartdegen is still a fan favorite. 2017 saw her take on the part of Charlotte Riley in “Grantchester”, which once again reinforced her claim to ‘the most versatile British actress’ title. 2018 was when she finally became a superstar, with the role of Kira in “Ready Player One”. Steven Spielberg, the director of the movie, called her personally to ask her to work with him, a great honor for any actor, and it’s safe to say that Perdita was more than flattered. Currently, she plays Juliett Higgins in “Magnum P.I.”. She’s further reinforced her fame by appearing at Comic Cons and festivals around the globe.
Personal Life: Is Perdita Weeks Married? Does She Have Children?
Not much is known about Perdita’s personal life. However, she happily announced her marriage to Christopher ‘Kit’ Frederiksen, a fellow actor, when they tied the knot on 4 October 2012. Soon afterwards, she gave birth to Rupert Sebastian and Humphrey Carrington, a pair of adorable twin boys. Christopher and Perdita currently reside in London, but oftentimes travel to the US due to Weeks’ acting obligations.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Perdita Weeks?
Perdita Weeks is 5ft 4ins (163cm) tall, weighs approximately 120lbs (54kgs) and has an hourglass figure, which is evident by her vital statistics of 34-25-35. She has brown eyes and bright blonde hair.
Net Worth: How Rich is Perdita Weeks?
Have you ever wondered how affluent this famous actress really is? According to several credible sources, Perdita Weeks has a net worth of approximately $5 million, as of August 2019.
She accumulated this wealth by starting her acting career as a child, slowly working her way up until she became a star. With more high-profile roles in recent years, she’s become one of the most sought-after British actresses.
Social Media Presence
Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus sustain and potentially increase their ratings and profit. Perdita herself is no stranger to this popular trend, as her dedication to posting updates on her public profiles and engaging with her fans is at an all-time high. She does have an official Facebook page, but she hasn’t posted anything in almost two years; this is probably why she has only 5,000 likes. On Twitter, she is as active as ever, as she interacts with her 10,000 fans on a daily basis. However, her favorite social media network is Instagram, on which she shares personal photos with 35,000 people.