Gabriella Wilde

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Gabriella Wilde
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Wilde at The Three Musketeers world premiere in Westfield, London, 4 October 2011
Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe

(1989-04-08) 8 April 1989 (age 33)
OccupationActress, model
Years active2009–present
Alan Pownall (m. 2014)
Parent(s)John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
Vanessa Hubbard
RelativesIsabella Calthorpe (half sister)
Olivia Llewellyn (half sister)

Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (born 8 April 1989),[2][3] known professionally as Gabriella Wilde or Gabriella Calthorpe,[2] is an English model and actress.

She has appeared in the films St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009), The Three Musketeers (2011), Carrie (2013) and Endless Love (2014). Her television work includes the Doctor Who episode "The Vampires of Venice" (2010) and the BBC historical drama series Poldark (2016–2019).[4]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Wilde was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. She is descended from the aristocratic Gough-Calthorpe family.[1] Her father, businessman John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, is a former chairman of the Watermark Group, and the grandson of Sir Fitzroy Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, 1st Baronet. Her mother, Vanessa Mary Theresa (née Hubbard), is the former wife of socialite Sir Dai Llewellyn, 4th Baronet.[5] Vanessa is a former model who sat for David Bailey and John Swannell.

Through her maternal grandfather, Wilde's ancestors include Montagu Bertie, 6th Earl of Abingdon, General the Hon. Thomas Gage, and Stephanus Van Cortlandt, the first native-born Mayor of New York City. Wilde's maternal grandmother's parents were peers Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop and Mona Fitzalan-Howard, 11th Baroness Beaumont.[citation needed]

Wilde has a younger sister, Octavia, as well as five half-siblings: Olivia and Arabella Llewellyn, from her mother's first marriage, and Georgiana, Isabella, and Jacobi, from her father's first marriage, to Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon.[4] She is also "unofficial stepsisters" with Pandora Cooper-Key and Cressida Bonas, Lady Mary-Gaye's other daughters. Isabella, Olivia and Cressida are also actresses.

Wilde and her future husband were both educated at Windlesham House School. Afterwards she attended Heathfield St Mary's School, Ascot and St Swithun's School, Winchester, before leaving to pursue a course in art while continuing with her modelling career.[1] She smuggled vodka into Heathfield, resulting in suspension and a transfer to St Swithun's.[1] She studied fine art at the City and Guilds of London Art School but dropped out to pursue acting.[6]

Career[edit | edit source]

Wilde in 2010, filming a scene for The Three Musketeers.

Wilde began her career as a model. Spotted at age 14 by Naomi Campbell, she joined her agency Premier Model Management and appeared in campaigns for companies including L.K.Bennett, Lacoste, Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Topshop and posed for InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Nylon.[7]

In 2007, she was named the second-most-eligible girl in Britain[citation needed] but rejected press attention and the "It girl" label.

In December 2009, Wilde made her acting debut in the adventure comedy film St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold. In May 2010, Wilde appeared in an episode of the BBC television series Doctor Who as one of the eponymous vampires in "The Vampires of Venice".[8]

In December 2010, Wilde was announced to have been cast in her film debut in the adventure film The Three Musketeers, an adaptation of the novel of the same name. Wilde portrayed the role of the queen's lady-in-waiting Constance Bonacieux and starred alongside Orlando Bloom and Logan Lerman. The film was released in October 2011 and went on to make over $132 million worldwide,[9] but it was poorly received by critics with a rating of 24% on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from 90 critics.[10]

In March 2012, Wilde was cast in the ABC Sci-Fi television pilot Dark Horse. The series centers on a science student who learns that he is the chosen one, tasked with destroying the forces of evil. The pilot was not picked up by ABC for the 2012–2013 television season.[11] That same year Wilde starred in the short film Il Maestro and is attached to another film titled Squatters.[citation needed]

As well as Dark Horse, Wilde was cast in the 2013 remake, Carrie, that same month (as Sue Snell). The film was directed by Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce and starred Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. Filming began in June 2012 and it was released in October 2013.[12]

In 2013, Wilde was cast in the second film adaptation of Scott Spencer's novel Endless Love, released 2014, opposite Alex Pettyfer.[13][14] She played Caroline Enys (née Penvenen) in the BBC drama Poldark from 2015 to 2019.[15]

Wilde joined Estée Lauder as their newest spokesmodel in 2015, becoming the face of the brand's advertising campaigns.[16]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Wilde married musician Alan Pownall on 13 September 2014, both previously having attended Windlesham House School.[citation needed] She gave birth to their son Sasha Blue Pownall on 3 February 2014.[17]

Ancestry[edit | edit source]


Filmography[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Saffy
2011 The Three Musketeers Constance Bonacieux
2012 Il Maestro Cellist Short film
2013 Carrie Sue Snell
2014 Endless Love Jade Butterfield
2014 Squatters Kelley Direct-to-video
2020 Wonder Woman 1984 Post-production[18]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Doctor Who Vampire Girl Episode: "The Vampires of Venice"
2012 Dark Horse Wynter-Lee Cardigan Unsold TV pilot
2016–2019 Poldark Caroline Penvenen 32 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hermione Eyre (12 April 2009). "The saints and sinners of St Trinian's". This Is London. Archived from the original on 7 December 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Gabriella Calthorpe - FMD". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  3. Tyrnauer, Matt (February 2014). "Wilde English Rose". Vanity Fair.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Gabriella Wilde - Tatler". Tatler. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  5. "Person Page".
  6. "Gabriella Wilde: Teen Tatler". Tatler. 11 April 2012.
  7. "". Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  8. "The Vampires of Venice". Doctor Who. Episode 6. May 2010. BBC. {{cite episode}}: Unknown parameter |seriesno= ignored (help)
  9. "The Three Musketeers (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  10. "The Three Musketeers".
  11. Jeffery, Morgan (2 March 2012). "The Dark Knight star Monique Gabriela Curnen joins ABC pilot". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  12. Armitage, Hugh (29 May 2012). "Gabriella Wilde joins Carrie". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  13. Chitwood, Adam (21 March 2013). "Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde to Lead ENDLESS LOVE Remake". Collider. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  14. Stevens, Matt (17 February 2014). "Endless Love: Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde Trade Their "Innocence" for American Accents". E!.
  15. "Who is new Poldark star Gabriella Wilde?". Radio Times.
  16. "Estée Stories Article: Best Night Ever with Gabriella Wilde". Estée Lauder. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  17. "POWNALL". The Daily Telegraph. 5 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  18. D'Alessandro, Anthony (27 July 2018). "Ravi Patel & Gabriella Wilde Boarding Wonder Woman 1984". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 July 2018.

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