Nell Tiger Free is an English actress who is well known for appearing in the television series Game of Thrones (2011) and the web series Too Old to Die Young (2019) and Servant (2019).
Nell Tiger Free was born on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 (age 21 years; as of 2020), in Kingston upon Thames, London.
She attended Teddington School in England. She secured herself an audition at the age of eleven when she was spotted by a talent scout at a Saturday drama class. The amazing opportunity led to her being cast in the popular American series ‘Game of Thrones’ (2011).
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Color: Dark Blonde
Eye Color: Moss Green
Nell Tiger Free’s father, Betanelski, is in recruitment, and her mother, Amanda Free, works as a Yoga teacher. Her elder sister’s name is Betsy Free.
In 2012, she made her film debut with the British coming-of-age drama film ‘Broken’ in which she played the brief role of Anna. The film follows three English homes in a British housing estate, where a girl’s life changes after she witnesses a violent attack committed by her neighbor.
She starred in the 2021 British science fiction thriller film ‘Settlers’ as Remmy. Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film centers around mankind’s earliest settlers on the Martian frontier who try to survive in an uninhabited homestead on Mars. In the film, a couple from earth protects their daughter Remmy from hostile outsiders who hold her hostage.
Later, in the same year, she starred in the coming-of-age fairy tale film ‘Wonderwell’ in which she played the role of a princess named Savannah. Set between modern-day Italy and an imaginary realm, ‘Wonderwell’ follows a naive and inquisitive 12 year-old-girl named Violet and her thrilling adventures which transform her world forever.
At the age of fourteen, she made her debut with the BBC’s Christmas-themed television film ‘Mr. Stink’ (2012) in which she played the protagonist Chloe Crumb, an unhappy school girl who invites a homeless man to live in her garden shed following her family’s uncaring attitude towards her.
In 2014, she made a brief appearance in the British television detective drama ‘Endeavour’ in which she played the role of Bunty Glossop in an episode titled “Nocturne.” She came into the limelight with the 2011 American fantasy drama ‘Game of Thrones’ in which she played the recurring role of Myrcella Baratheon from 2015 to 2016. In the series, Myrcella is the only daughter of Cersei Lannister who dies a tragic death on her way back to Kings Landing after being poisoned by Ellaria and the Sand Snakes.
In 2019, she made her digital debut when she played the lead role of Janey Carter in the American crime drama ‘Too Old to Die Young.’ The series follows a police officer named Martin Jones,’ whose life is blown apart in one tragic night forcing him into the deadly underworld of Los Angeles. Martin’s teenage girlfriend Janey Carter is an innocent bystander whose genuine love for him ends up costing her life in the crime series.
Later, in the same year, she played the main role of Leanne Grayson in the American psychological horror series ‘Servant.’ The series follows a wealthy Philadelphia couple, Dorothy and Sean, who seek psychological comfort in a lifelike reborn doll after the death of their thirteen-week-old son, Jericho. In the series, Leanne a young mysterious Midwestern nanny hired by the couple to look after the reborn doll.
- During her school days, she was kicked out of a school musical and humiliated by her teacher for wearing a short skirt. In an interview, while describing the event, she said,
I used to wear my skirt too short, and you’d get a behavior point every time you were seen with your skirt short. All the girls did it but I was quite a big character in school so I used to get made an example of. I cried when I got kicked out. The teacher who was running the musical said it helps to be an actress, doesn’t it, to turn the waterworks on?”
- She uploads various videos on her Instagram account where she films herself singing covers and playing guitar.
- While shooting for an episode of the horror series ‘Servant’ (2019), Free faced difficulty in eating cake with her bare hands due to an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In an interview, she revealed,
I have OCD when it comes to food. I have to cut everything up into particular shapes and sizes, and eat it all in a certain order. So I’m a nightmare to take out for dinner.”
- She loves to wear accessories and has 7 piercings on her ear, which she only takes off for work. In an interview, she said,
I have rings on every finger and 7 piercings in my ear. I sleep in all my jewelry and I only take it off for work.”
- While talking about her eating habits in an interview, she said,
To be honest, I’m not really a breakfast person. I don’t really eat too early in the morning, but I am a late-night eater.”
Like her character Leanne in ‘Servant’ (2019), Free also loves to eat tomato soup. She also revealed that she hates leeks. She said,
I’m a big fan of tomato soup as well. I’m happy to have toast and tomato soup for dinner… I’m just lucky that Leanne’s favorite dish isn’t leeks because I’m terrified of leeks. I hate them. So thank God tomato soup was her signature dish.”
- In an interview, while describing her favorite dish to eat for breakfast, she said,
Spinach and mushroom on toast with baked beans and hash browns. No matter where I am in the world, I will always try and locate this breakfast.”
- As a music enthusiast, Nell Tiger Free auditions for various musical roles. In an interview in January 2021, she talked about her plans to release an EP. She also revealed that she has formed a band with her friends. She said,
Yes, I’m actually in a band! Me and two of my dear friends, Joe and Dylan, started a band a few months ago, and we’ll hopefully have an EP ready by spring. “