DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Emma Mackey, who stars alongside Asa Butterfield in Netflix’s dramatic comedy Sex Education, has signed with CAA for representation.
The acclaimed series from creator Laurie Nunn centers on Otis (Butterfield), a teenage boy with a sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson), who teams up with high school classmate Maeve Wiley (Mackey) to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school. Mackey’s turn on the series earned her a BAFTA Award nomination for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme in 2021. She will begin work on the show’s fourth season later this year.
Mackey is currently filming a role opposite Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie for Warner Bros. She played Jacqueline de Bellefort in Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptation Death on the Nile, and will play the titular character in Emily, a film re-imagining the life of Emily Brontë, from writer-director Frances O’Connor, to be released by Warner Bros. in the UK later this year.
Mackey continues to be represented by Kate Staddon at the UK’s Curtis Brown, attorneys PJ Shapiro at Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole and Julian Zajfen at Ziffren Brittenham.
Photo Sessions > Photoshoots from 2022 > Session 004
Emma attended the 2022 Cesar Awards at L’Olympia in Paris, France on Friday (February 25).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2022 > February 25: 47th Cesar Film Awards Ceremony – Awards Room
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2022 > February 25: 47th Cesar Film Awards Ceremony – Show
I’ve added some photos of Emma attending the Prada fall/winter fashion show during Milan Fashion Week in Italy (February 24).
Magazine Scans > Magazines from 2022 > Flaunt (2022)
Emma Mackey | A Pattern Explosion
FLAUNT – As you read these words, either written on this page or illuminating off an LED screen, somewhere, someone on planet Earth is dumping a fresh puzzle onto the floor. A thousand mismatched pieces waiting to be meticulously placed back together. They daunt the hopeful assembler. Each piece is beautiful. Each piece is intricate. Each piece tells its own story, but the entirety of the story is not unraveled until each is properly placed. French-British actor Emma Mackey is one of these puzzle pieces.
Alas, if a puzzle piece is recklessly placed in the wrong spot, crammed in dismissively, or completely left out, the final picture does not reveal itself. A single performance in a film or television show can be astonishing, but if the other performances fall through, the final product does not hold up. And so, a director is a puzzle maker, placing everything where it needs to be.
But what happens when a puzzle piece rebels? “I hate being patronized. I hate it,” Mackey tells me with passion behind her voice. “More and more, I struggle with authority and being told what to do, which is hilarious because most of my job is being told what to do and doing things for other people and being a vehicle for other people’s ideas.”
Emma is the cover star of Wonderland magazine’s spring issue! The issue is available to pre-order now.
Magazine Scans > Magazines from 2022 > Wonderland (Spring 2022)
WONDERLAND – Covering our Spring 22 issue, the Sex Education star talks the three new roles she has taken on this year and growth both on and off the screen.
“I want to control the dynamic more, to be braver, to stop hiding. I want to reach out to people and do my own thing. The main thing for me now is when you sign on to something, usually, it’s a year in advance. You have to consider the questions that people don’t think of: Am I still going to want to do this in a year, bearing in mind everything changes each day? You meet so many people with new scripts coming in every day, it’s a huge risk and I’m learning to acknowledge that more. I want to be more strategic.”
Emma Mackey catapulted straight to the top as Maeve Wiley in Sex Education. Now in 2022, with three new roles in Death on the Nile, Eiffel and Emily, and a desire to direct, she’s enjoying the view with a new state-of-mind. Covering our Spring 2022 issue, she chats to Scarlett Baker on becoming braver, taking control of her future and never being blasé.