Born in Tunbridge Wells in 1995, Emma Corrin is a Golden Globe-winning actress, best known for playing Lady Diana Spencer in Netflix’s The Crown. She made her West End debut as Anna in Anna X at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
While at school, Corrin developed a keen interest in the performing arts, eventually taking a gap year by doing a Shakespeare course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After twelve months at LAMDA, Corrin then began a drama degree at Bristol University, later leaving to pursue Education, English, Drama and the Arts at St John’s College, Cambridge. While studying, Corrin appeared in two films: Cesare and Alex’s Dream, later graduating from Cambridge University in 2018.
It didn’t take long for Corrin to make her television debut. In 2019, she played Esther Carter in an episode of Grantchester, starring alongside Jemma Redgrave and Robson Green. She then played Esme Winikus in Pennyworth, an American crime drama using characters from DC Comics. She’s also starred in Misbehaviour, a British comedy film with Rhys Ifans, Keeley Hawes, Jessie Buckley and Keira Knightley.
Corrin’s breakout role came in 2020, cast as Diana, Princess of Wales in Netflix’s The Crown. She joins an illustrious line up of British actresses in the show, including Claire Foy, Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter. To date, Corrin has won Best Actress categories at the Critics Choice and Golden Globe Awards, with this number likely to grow.
Corrin made her professional stage debut in Joseph Charlton’s play Anna X. She played the title character who tries to find herself in a mix of New York parties.