Cara Theobold

Cara Theobold
Born Cara Louise Theobold
(1990-01-25) 25 January 1990
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Nationality English
Alma mater Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Occupation Actress

Cara Louise Theobold (born 25 January 1990)[1] is an English actress who trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her first acting role was Ivy Stuart in the third and fourth series of television period drama Downton Abbey and is also known for voice acting as Tracer in the video game Overwatch.

Life and career

Theobold was educated at Outwood Grange Academy before attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She initially auditioned for the role of Ivy over Christmas 2011, during her final year.[1] She was allowed to finish her final year of drama school early in order to begin filming the series at Easter.[1] Theobold characterized Ivy as "ambitious" and "a dreamer".[2] She returned for the fourth series of the show in 2013.[2] Her work on the series resulted in her being a co-recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

In 2014, Theobold made a guest appearance on the TV sitcom Lovesick (formerly known as Scrotal Recall).[3] In 2015 she appeared in two episodes of Last Tango in Halifax as Holly,[4] and an episode of Call the Midwife.[5] She starred as Sarah, a housekeeper at a stately home and one of the main characters, in the third series of The Syndicate which aired in spring 2015.[6] She is also the voice actress for Tracer in the video games Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm and will star in the upcoming E4/Netflix original series Crazyhead alongside Susan Wokoma.[7]


Year(s) Title Role More information
2012-2013 Downton Abbey Ivy Stuart Main cast
2014 Lovesick Ilona McLeod Guest appearance
2015 Last Tango in Halifax Holly Guest appearance
2015 Call the Midwife Marie Amos Guest appearance
2015 The Syndicate Sarah Main Cast
2015 Together Ellen Main Cast
2015 Harry Price Ghosthunter Sarah Grey (Housemaid) Main Cast
2016 Ibiza Undead Ellie Main Cast
2017 Crazyhead Amy Main Cast


Year(s) Title Role More information
2016 Heroes of the Storm Tracer Voice
2016 Overwatch Tracer Voice


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