Born in 1981, Rosalie Craig grew up in Nottingham before studying for a BA in Actor Musicianship at the Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance. She graduated in 2001 and went on to make her professional stage debut in Adrian Mitchell’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
She scored her first leading role in a West End musical when she played Arwen in the musical adaptation of The Lord of the Rings at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2007. However, Craig gained huge notoriety in 2013 when she starred in Marianne Elliot’s production of The Light Princess at the National Theatre. She was nominated for an Olivier Award and won the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance.
In 2018, she joined the cast of Jez Butterworth’s smash-hit play The Ferryman, taking on the role of Caitlin Carney originally played by Laura Donnelly. That same year, she returned to the Gielgud Theatre to star in Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company as Bobbie, which saw the central character reimagined as a woman. Craig was due to star in City of Angels at the Garrick Theatre, but the production was suspended during previews in 2020. But in 2021, she returned to the National to star in the world premiere of Hex.