Aimee Lou Wood

Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets

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Born in Stockport in 1995, Aimee Lou Wood is a BAFTA-winning actress, best known for playing Aimee Gibbs in Sex Education. Wood will return to the West End to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club.

After attending Cheadle Hulme School, Wood took a six-month foundation acting course at the Oxford School of Drama. Following this, Wood then graduated with an Acting degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2017.

Shortly after graduation, Wood made her professional stage debut, cast as a handmaiden in Mary Stuart at the Almeida Theatre. She then went on to perform in a nationwide tour of Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places and Things.

In 2018, Wood made her US stage debut, cast as Effie in Bruce Norris’s Downstate, followed by an appearance in its National Theatre transfer. In a Downstate review on London Theatre, our critic said: “Pam MacKinnon's staging... is at once intense as required yet also spellbindingly ordinary. And that's what makes it all the more extraordinary. It feels utterly real. The effortlessly naturalistic Anglo-American cast is both gritty and generous.”

Wood made her West End debut as Sonya in a 2020 revival of Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The Toby Jones and Richard Armitage-led production saw Wood pick up an Ian Charleson Award nomination for best classical performance. In an Uncle Vanya review on London Theatre review, the show “speaks to the yearning chasms of existential despair in life, love, aspiration, inheritance and unfulfilled ambitions; it also, thrillingly and presciently, addresses concerns about the impact of deforestation, and yet also of hopes for a better prospect of happiness for the generations that will come after the characters in it.”

As well as her stage credits, Wood is known for playing student Aimee Gibbs in the Netflix comedy, Sex Education. For Aimee Gibbs, Wood won a BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance. Her major film credits include The Electrical Life of Louis Wain as Clare Wain, and Living, a 2022 remake of the 1952 Japanese film Ikiru. In Living, Wood plays Margaret Wood, opposite Bill Nighy as Mr. Williams, a bureaucrat faced with a fatal illness.

In 2023, Wood will return to the stage, playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club. She follows actresses Jessie Buckley, Amy Lennox, and Madeline Brewer in the role.

Current and upcoming productions featuring Aimee Lou Wood


15 November 2021 - 2 February 2025


Past productions featuring Aimee Lou Wood

Uncle Vanya

14 January 2020 - 2 May 2020


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