Audiences will soon see Georgia King playing opposite Michelle Ryan and Harry Treadaway in Matthias Hoene’s London-set CockneysVs Zombies.

King was born in Edinburgh and raised in Devon, daughter of Scottish opera singer Isobel Buchanan and Australian actor Jonathan Hyde. Moving to London six years ago, she landed her first big role as the mean head girl in Working Title’s Emma Roberts vehicle Wild Child and has not stopped since. Next up is a lead in BBC1 comedy Sugartown as a “bipolar dancer”, which she will follow with a role as a “raging suffragette” in Armstrong and Miller’s new comedy series for Channel 4, not to mention a tasty role in Lone Scherfig’s One Day (on the page, her character Suki spoke only in capital letters). Not formally trained, King first appeared on the television with small roles in period dramas including Jane Eyre and Little Dorrit, and has followed those up with a raft of comedies. “I love to mix it up,” she says. “I don’t really have any qualms about trying new things.”

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