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Eve Best

 
Date Of Birth:
July 31, 1971 (51)
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Bio:
Emily "Eve" Best is a British stage and screen actress and director, known for her television roles as Dr. Eleanor O'Hara in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009‚Äď13), First Lady Dolley Madison in the American Experience television special (2011), and Monica Chatwin in the BBC miniseries The ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 31, 1971 (51)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Bio:
Emily "Eve" Best is a British stage and screen actress and director, known for her television roles as Dr. Eleanor O'Hara in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009‚Äď13), First Lady Dolley Madison in the American Experience television special (2011), and Monica Chatwin in the BBC miniseries The ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Vaudville Theatre Revival, 2017
Performer
  [West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory London Premiere Production, 2017
Olivia Brown
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Broadway Revival, 2015
Anna
  [West End]
The Old Vic Production, 2012
The Duchess of Malfi
  [West End]
Shakespeare's Globe Production, 2011
Beatrice
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Ruth
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2007
Josie Hogan

Eve Best Movies

The King's Speech
 
[2010]
Wallis Simpson
Much Ado About Nothing
 
[2012]
Beatrice
Someone You Love
 
[2014]
Kate
A Woman of No Importance
 
[2018]
Mrs. Arbuthnot

Eve Best TV Shows

Casualty
 
[2000]
Amber Hope
The Bill
 
[2000]
Anne
The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells
 
[2001]
Ellen McGillvray
Shackleton
 
[2002]
Eleanor Shackleton
Lie with Me
 
[2004]
Roselyn Tyler
Waking the Dead
 
[2004]
Natasha Bloom
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
 
[2005]
Amanda Gibson
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act
 
[2006]
Linda Philips
Vital Signs
 
[2006]
Sarah Cartwright
Dolley Madison
 
[2010]
Dolley Madison
The Shadow Line
 
[2011]
Petra Mayler
Up All Night
 
[2012]
Yvonne Encanto
The Challenger Disaster
 
[2013]
Sally Ride
The Honorable Woman
 
[2014]
Monica Chatwin
New Worlds
 
[2014]
Angelica Fanshawe
Nurse Jackie
 
[2009-2015]
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
Life in Squares
 
[2015]
Vanessa Bell
Lucky Man
 
[2016-2017]
Anna Clayton
Fate: The Winx Saga
 
[2021-2022]
Farah Dowling
House of the Dragon
 
[2022]
Princess Rhaenys Targaryen

Eve Best Biography

Emily "Eve" Best is a British stage and screen actress and director, known for her television roles as Dr. Eleanor O'Hara in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009‚Äď13), First Lady Dolley Madison in the American Experience television special (2011), and Monica Chatwin in the BBC miniseries The Honourable Woman (2014). She also played Wallis Simpson in the 2010 film The King's Speech.

Best won the 2005 Olivier Award for Best Actress for playing the title role in Hedda Gabler. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten, winning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, and receiving the first of two nominations for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play; the second was for the revival of The Homecoming in 2008. She returned to Broadway in the 2015 revival of Old Times. Best can most recently be seen in Fate: The Winx Saga portraying Farah Dowling.

Eve Best Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Eve Best, The Homecoming
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Eve Best, The Homecoming
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Ensemble Performances Gold Star
Eve Best, The Homecoming
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Actress
Eve BestA Moon For The Misbegotten
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
 
Theatre World Awards - 2007 - Performance Gold Star
Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Actress Gold Star
Eve BestHedda Gabler
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1999 - Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer Gold Star
Eve BestTis Pity She's A Whore

Eve Best News

HBO Renews HOUSE OF THE DRAGON For A Second Season Photo HBO Renews HOUSE OF THE DRAGON For A Second Season
by Michael Major - Aug 26, 2022

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON debuted Sunday, August 21, to the largest audience for any new original series in HBO history. The first episode has now been seen by over 20 million viewers across linear, On Demand and HBO Max platforms in the U.S., based on a combination of Nielsen data and first party data.

New Music From HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Out Today Photo New Music From HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Out Today
by Michael Major - Aug 19, 2022

The reign of House Targaryen begins. House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is coming to HBO and HBO Max on August 21. Based on George R.R. Martin‚Äôs ‚ÄúFire & Blood,‚ÄĚ the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

VIDEO: HBO Releases HOUSE OF THE DRAGON 'Fire Will Reign' Promo Photo VIDEO: HBO Releases HOUSE OF THE DRAGON 'Fire Will Reign' Promo
by Michael Major - Aug 18, 2022

The cast includes Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Additional cast includes Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, and more. Watch the new promotional video now!

HBO Max Begins Global Rollout of HOUSE OF DRAGON Augmented Reality App Photo HBO Max Begins Global Rollout of HOUSE OF DRAGON Augmented Reality App
by Michael Major - Jul 25, 2022

With the app, fans around the world will be able to ‚Äúhatch‚ÄĚ and raise their own virtual dragons at home. Each dragon will be unique to its user, and as it grows it will develop its own ¬†look and temperament driven by its keeper‚Äôs interactions with it, all based on the lore from George R.R. Martin‚Äôs world. Watch a preview of the app now!

VIDEO: HBO Releases HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Trailer Photo VIDEO: HBO Releases HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Trailer
by Michael Major - Jul 20, 2022

Based on George R.R. Martin‚Äôs ‚ÄúFire & Blood,‚ÄĚ the series, set 200 years before the events of ‚ÄúGame of Thrones,‚ÄĚ tells the story of House Targaryen. The series stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D‚ÄôArcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Watch the new trailer now!

HBO Max Announces HOUSE OF DRAGON AR App Photo HBO Max Announces HOUSE OF DRAGON AR App
by Michael Major - Jun 28, 2022

HBO Max announced the next major phase in the ‚ÄúHouse of the Dragon‚ÄĚ global marketing campaign. To celebrate the new HBO Original drama in the ‚ÄúGame of Thrones‚ÄĚ franchise ahead of its August 21 premiere, HBO Max will transport guests to a Targaryen-ruled Westeros with the immersive experience, ‚ÄúHouse of the Dragon: The Dragon‚Äôs Den.‚ÄĚ

Photo: HBO Releases HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Official Key Art Photo Photo: HBO Releases HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Official Key Art
by Michael Major - Jun 22, 2022

Based on George R.R. Martin‚Äôs ‚ÄúFire & Blood,‚ÄĚ the series, set 200 years before the events of ‚ÄúGame of Thrones,‚ÄĚ tells the story of House Targaryen. The series stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D‚ÄôArcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.

VIDEO: HBO Releases HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Teaser Trailer Photo VIDEO: HBO Releases HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - May 5, 2022

Based on George R.R. Martin‚Äôs ‚ÄúFire & Blood,‚ÄĚ the series, set 200 years before the events of ‚ÄúGame of Thrones,‚ÄĚ tells the story of House Targaryen. The series stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D‚ÄôArcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.

HBO Announces GAME OF THRONES Prequel Series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Premiere Date Photo HBO Announces GAME OF THRONES Prequel Series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Premiere Date
by Michael Major - Mar 30, 2022

Based on George R.R. Martin‚Äôs ‚ÄúFire & Blood,‚ÄĚ the series, set 200 years before the events of ‚ÄúGame of Thrones,‚ÄĚ tells the story of House Targaryen. The cast includes Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D‚ÄôArcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.

Photos: See Adrienne Warren, Renee Rapp & More at the BROADWAY BLACK x BFRJ Halloween Photo Photos: See Adrienne Warren, Renee Rapp & More at the BROADWAY BLACK x BFRJ Halloween Party
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

On Sunday, October 31, BROADWAY BLACK x Broadway for Racial Justice joined forces to dream up and host the ultimate NYC bash ‚ÄĒ The Reckoning On Broadway Halloween Party at RPM Underground.

Eve Best Videos

Broadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, says of this episode of Broadway Rewind, 'It is jammed packed with Albee, Brooks and Pinter and I had one of the biggest pinch me moments of chatting with one of the greatest playwrights Edward Albee, himself. We head to Second Stage for the opening of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry but we start off at the first day of rehearsal for revival of the Harold Pinter classic, The Homecoming which featured a stellar cast including Ian McShane, Raul Esparza, Eve Best and Michael McKeen. Director Daniel Sullivan told me what he loved about the play, 'When I read it now, almost 40 years after it was done, it still scares me. I had never directed Pinter, so I thought it was about time.''

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of LOVE IN IDLENESS on Opening Night at the Apollo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's revival of Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness has just transferred to the Apollo Theatre. Click below to hear what the company had to say on opening night!

BWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Apollo Theatre
by Rona Kelly - May 19, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory is no stranger to transfers, both in the West End and beyond. The Color Purple notably made the jump, and now here's Trevor Nunn's Love in Idleness moving to the Apollo Theatre. But while the love is still palpable, there is a certain idleness to proceedings.

VIDEO: Clive Owen Talks Broadway's OLD TIMES: 'It's a Very Elusive Play'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 27, 2015

Clive Owen stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about making his Broadway debut in Harold Pinter's Old Times at the Roundabout Theatre Company.

VIDEO: Clive Owen Talks Broadway Debut in OLD TIMES on 'Tonight Show'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 13, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Clive Owen talked to Jimmy about his Broadway debut in OLD TIMES and working with Radiohead's Thom Yorke who composed the music.

VIDEO: Clive Owen Talks Making His Broadway Debut in OLD TIMES on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 12, 2015

Clive Owen stopped by today's LIVE to talk about making his Broadway debut in Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES at the Roundabout Theatre Company.

BWW TV: Inside OLD TIMES' Opening Night on Broadway with Clive Owen, Eve Best & Kelly Reilly!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld caught up with the show's stars at the after-party - check out what they had to say about bringing the Pinter play to Broadway!

BWW TV: Cherry Jones, Boyd Gaines & More are Chatting on the OLD TIMES Red Carpet!
by TV - Red Carpets - Oct 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and we're bringing you interviews with some of the VIP guests on the red carpet. Below, check out what Boyd Gaines, Linda Emond, Tony Roberts, Cherry Jones and more had to say about Harold Pinter!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Broadway-Bound OLD TIMES!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 26, 2015

Harold Pinter's Old Times, directed by Douglas Hodge, is coming to Broadway as part of Roundabout's 50th anniversary season, starring Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly. The show will begin preview performances on Thursday, September 17, 2015, and open officially on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, November 29, 2015, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).

STAGE TUBE: Shakespeare's Globe Launches Global 2012 Cinema Season, Sept 26
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2012

Shakespeare's Globe in partnership with Arts Alliance Media will release three of its 2011 theatre productions to cinemas in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The Globe on Screen season will launch globally from September 26 and will include All's Well That Ends Well, with screenings to commence in the US from October 11, Much Ado About Nothing, from October 23, and Doctor Faustus, from November 8. Watch a season promo video below!


Eve Best Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eve Best been in?
Eve Best has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Eve Best been in?
Eve Best has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Eve Best's first West End show?
Eve Best's first West End show was Much Ado About Nothing which opened in 2011

What awards has Eve Best been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Homecoming , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Homecoming , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten , Outstanding Ensemble Performances (Drama Desk Awards) for The Homecoming , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for A Moon For The Misbegotten , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler and Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer (Evening Standard Awards) for Tis Pity She's A Whore .

What awards has Eve Best won?
Outstanding Ensemble Performances (Drama Desk Awards) for The Homecoming, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gablerand Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer (Evening Standard Awards) for Tis Pity She's A Whore.