The British actress Natasha O’Keeffe, is possibly best known for her appearances in the TV series “Misfits,” “Peaky Blinders,” and “Jekyll and Hyde.”
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) November 15, 2017
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Natasha Dervill O’Keeffe is a native of Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom, who was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 1 December 1986, which makes her 37 years old as of 2023. She is the daughter of Caroline and Paul O’Keeffe, and is of Irish ancestry. The “Misfits” starlet spent her childhood in Tooting, South London, to where her family relocated when she was one year old. She hasn’t revealed whether she has any siblings.
O’Keeffe attended a local high school, where she developed an interest in acting. She was also interested in dancing, singing and playing sports such as tennis and soccer during her high school days. After her matriculation in 2004, O’Keeffe joined the Royal Welsh Academy of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales, where she starred in various stage productions; she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008.
Hobbies and Facts
Natasha’s role models are the Irish playwrights Enda Walsh and Conor McPherson – she’s revealed that she always dreams of working with them.
She is a shopaholic who is keen on keeping up with the latest fashion trends. She often posts her photos in trendy dresses and outfits on her social media platforms.
The “Misfits” starlet is also a huge fan of traveling, and her acting career has seen her tour a few continents including North America, where she’s visited several US cities such as California and New York City.
She’s also a fitness fanatic who follows a healthy diet to maintain her slim figure.
Natasha caught the public’s attention in 2008 when she portrayed a member of the Royal Family, who is fond of parties, drugs, and one-night stands, in the music video for the song “Falling Down” by the now-defunct English rock band Oasis. In the same year, she was selected for a minor role in the movie “Abraham’s Point.” From 2010-2012, O’Keeffe portrayed Sandie Anderson in the British TV drama “Lip Service,” which stars Ruta Gedmintas, Laura Fraser, and Fiona Button and follows the lives of several lesbians residing in Glasgow, Scotland.
O’Keeffe’s big break came in 2012 when she was cast to portray Abbey Smith in the E4 British sci-fi comedy-drama, “Misfits.” The series is centered around a group of teenage offenders with differing personalities who develop strange superpowers after being struck by lightning caused by a freak electrical storm. O’Keeffe appeared in the last two seasons (seasons four and five) during her one-year stint in the series, and shared the screen with Lauren Socha, Antonia Thomas, Robert Sheehan and Iwan Rheon.
In 2013, she appeared in an episode of the crime drama “Law & Order: UK” and her following appearances were in the films “Svengali” and “Filth.” Also in 2013, O’Keeffe landed the role of Lizzie Shelby, a former prostitute who at one time becomes the wife of John Shelby (Joe Cole) in Steven Knight’s crime drama “Peaky Blinders.” The series revolves around the exploits of a crime gang known as the Peaky Blinders during the aftermath of World War I, and stars the likes of Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Paul Anderson and Helen McCrory; O’Keeffe appeared in 27 episodes from 2013 to 2022.
Concurrently, in 2015, O’Keeffe starred in two more TV shows, including the Franco-British crime drama “The Last Panthers” and the fantasy drama “Jekyll and Hyde.” Between 2017 and 2021, O’Keeffe played the recurring role of Charlotte Campbell in the British crime drama series “Strike,” which is based on J.K. Rowling’s book series “Cormoran Strike.” She later portrayed Agnes Moore in the historical drama miniseries, “Rebellion” in 2019, which was followed by the portrayal of Chloe Myerscough in three episodes of the medical crime drama “Temple.” In 2021, O’Keeffe starred as Dr Emma Grieves in Julie Gearey’s sci-fi series “Intergalactic” and her most recent appearance was in the American fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” in 2023.
O’Keeffe is active on Instagram (@natashaokeeffeofficial) with around 39,000 followers.
O’Keeffe is a married woman; she walked the aisle with her long-time boyfriend, the English actor, Dylan Edwards. The duo first met at the Royal Welsh Academy of Music and Drama. They have appeared together in various projects including the film “Svengali” and the digital series “Difficult Second Coming,” in which O’Keeffe portrays Lucia and Edwards plays god’s son. Edwards often jokes that his wife has an edge over him when it comes to their success in acting, ‘She’s doing way better in her career than me.’ The couple has revealed that their dream is to return to Ireland to begin a career in theater together.
News of O’Keeffe’s pregnancy began spreading in May 2016 after she showed off her baby bump at a “Peaky Blinders” red carpet event. In 2016, the couple welcomed a son. O’Keeffe’s second-born was a daughter, but she hasn’t revealed the names of her children. The family of four currently lives in the seaside town of Margate in south-east England.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
O’Keeffe is of White ethnicity and has green eyes and long dark brown hair. She is slim, weighs approximately 130lbs (59kgs), and is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall. The actress wears shoe and dress sizes 8(US) and 4(US) respectively. Some of her distinctive features include a pointed chin and broad jaw.
O’Keeffe has accumulated her net worth from her acting career, and is worth approximately $1.1 million as of 2023.
Who Is Natasha O’Keeffe’s Husband, Dylan Edwards?
Dylan was born Edward Hill in Seaton, Devon, in 1984, which makes him 39 years old as of 2023. He was educated at Sidmouth College, where he met Angele Davies, to whom he attributes his acting interest. Thereafter, he went to university to study Product Design, but quit his studies to join the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he honed his acting skills.
Edwards made his TV debut in an episode of “Doctors,” which was followed by appearances in several episodes of the TV series “Ideal,” “Shelfstackers” and “Pramface.” His other notable appearances have been in the TV series “GameFace,” “Wanderlust,” and “The Long Call.” Edwards is also a writer and producer credited for his works in the drama film “Tyger.”