English actress Faye Marsay began her acting career on stage and worked in several productions like ‘Hansel and Gretel’ (2008), ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ (2009), ‘The Cherry Orchard’ (2011), ‘Hard Times’ (2011), ‘Disco Pig’ (2012) and ‘The Good Soul of Szechuan’ (2012). On screen, she did her first role in 2008 in the comedy drama movie ‘Is That It?’. Thereafter, she was roped in to play the main role of Anne Neville in BBC’s historical drama series ‘The White Queen’ (2013). The same year, she became a part of yet another television series – Channel 4’s comedy drama series ‘Fresh Meat’ wherein she played the recurring role of a fresher Candice Pelling.
In 2014, she played the role of Stephanie Chambers in the critically acclaimed historical comedy drama film ‘Pride’. The movie, based on the real-life story, was about a group of lesbian and gay activists who raise money to help the families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984. The same year, on television, Faye Marsay played the roles of Lizzie Lancaster in the mystery drama miniseries 'The Bletchley Circle' and Janine Riley in another crime drama mystery series 'Glue'. Additionally, she was seen in the Christmas special episode of BBC’s sci-fi series ‘Doctor Who’ too.
The year 2015 saw her in a variety of projects, the most prominent of which was the HBO’s fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones’ wherein she was seen in the role of ‘The Waif’. She appeared in 11 episodes of the series (2015-2016) and won a nomination at the 2016 'Screen Actors Guild Awards' in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category. Other than this, in 2015, she worked in 3 episodes of the Channel 4’s teen comedy TV drama series ‘My Mad Fat Diary’ and an episode of BBC Radio 4's radio drama ‘The Price of Oil’. She also acted in a short film ‘NippleJesus’ and lent her voice to the online open world racing video game ‘Need for Speed’. The same year, she was named Stars of Tomorrow by ‘Screen International’.
In 2016, Faye Marsay played the lead role of Nina Stibbe in BBC’s comedy drama miniseries ‘Love, Nina’ and acted in an episode each of the crime drama series ‘Vera’ and the anthology series ‘Black Mirror’. The following year, she was seen as Katherine Stevens in ITV’s crime thriller series ‘Bancroft’ and Sarah Ivy in Channel 4’s drama TV movie ‘Shamed’. On big screen, she had a couple of releases, the first one being actress Daisy Aitkens' feature directorial debut 'You, Me and Him' and the second one being director Joe Wright’s war drama ‘Darkest Hour’. In the former, she played the role of Alex which won her the Best Supporting Actress Feature award at the 'Lady Filmmakers Film Festival'. In the latter, she played the role of Sybil. The actress also returned to stage this year and played the role of Louise/Clare in the revival of Jim Cartwright's play ‘Road’.
In 2018 and 2019, Faye Marsay worked in two miniseries – the crime drama series ‘McMafia’ (2018) and drama series ‘Deep Water’ (2019). The first series had her in the role of Katya Godman, the sister of the lead character Alex who wants to escape his family’s criminal past. Inspired by journalist Misha Glenny's 2008 non-fiction book 'McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld', the series has a Rotten Tomato approval rating of 71%. On big screen, she was seen in the role of Kate Richardson in the biographical war drama film ‘A Private War’ (2018). Apart from these, she acted in a short film ‘Seconds Out’ (2019), turned narrator for 2 series of the reality show ‘The Sex Clinic’ (2019-2020) and returned to stage once again to play the role of Adele in ‘Europe’ (2019). Additionally, she also played the role of Beth in BBC Radio 4 Short Works’ short story ‘Hello Stranger’.
In 2020, she became a part of Canadian comedy-drama web series ‘Avocado Toast’ and played the role of The One in its 7 episodes. In 2021 and 2022 respectively, Faye Marsay played the role of Tess in three episodes of BBC Radio 4 Drama ‘Tess of the D'Ubervilles’ and Julieta in BBC Radio 4 Drama Audio Drama ‘In Diamond Square’.
Pride is a historical drama film which revolves around gay activists in 1984, who lend their help to the the strike of the National Union of Mineworkers.
As the Second World War gets underway, Winston Churchill assumes the position of the Prime Minister of the Great Britain. The newly appointed Prime Minister faces a tough task. He has to decide between two choices – whether to accept a peace treaty dictated by German’s Adolf Hitler or enter the war and fight against the Nazis for Britain’s liberty and freedom.
Marie Colvin is a war correspondent who spends her time not just risking her life near gunfire, but also spends time drinking with high society’s elite. She tries to give a voice to the voiceless people in need of help, which puts her in trouble every now and trouble.