Even a hurricane won’t waylay actress Hannah Murray from a promising future. In 2013, as an ankle-watch wearing teen starring in coolly controversial Skins (2007-2013) she told the press she didn’t know how to talk to strangers. Now she’s a regular on Game of Thrones (2012-2015), as Gilly, a devoted mother stationed near The Wall. Aside from work on the fan-frenzied HBO series, she also starred in Lily & Kat (2015), a tender but honest coming-of-age story set in New York City. During production, Hurricane Sandy swept through, forcing the production to scratch locations while enduring a gas crisis, power outages and subway shutdowns. The 26-year-old remained steadfastly professional, choosing to weather the powerful storm. Next on Murray’s radar is The Chosen, where she will join a whirlwind of talent, including the distinguished Frances Fisher and genius-progeny Brontis Jodorowsky. In case of CALIFUK monsoons, keep an eye on Murray, her prowess likely leads to dry land, salvation.
28 Born 1 July 1989 [a]
28.a “In the meantime, I will wait for the film to come out on video. My popcorn is cheaper, and my TV screen is bigger.” [i][ *]
28.i From: “Big Screen Blues”
by Patricia A. Jauchler | Los Angeles Times | 1 July 1989
* Planning a $10 night out, the Times writer could only afford a ticket ($7) and popcorn ($2.25)—no drink—so she stuffed herself into a shoebox-sized theater but, sadly, did not see Back to the Future Part II (released in 1989). If on a summer’s night a time traveler, the night might have ended with Netflix, and AmazonFresh-delivered coconut water.
Photographer: Jesse John Jenkins for Patriciamcmahon.com.
Fashion Editor: Rose Forde at Roseforde.com.
Hair: David Wadlow for Premierhairandmakeup.com.
Makeup: Celia Burton for CLMuk.com.
Associate Producer: Laura Gonzalez Murphy for Pranaproduction.co.uk.
Hannah Murray was featured in 2016 in Flaunt: A Few Favorites from a Fabulous Year