Cara Louise Theobold|
25 January 1990
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, UK
|Alma mater||Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
Cara Louise Theobold (born 25 January 1990) 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. She was allowed to finish her final year of drama school early in order to begin filming the series at Easter. Theobold characterized Ivy as "ambitious" and "a dreamer". She returned for the fourth series of the show in 2013. 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). In 2015 she appeared in two episodes of Last Tango in Halifax as Holly, and an episode of Call the Midwife. 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. 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.
|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||Harry Price Ghosthunter||Sarah Grey (Housemaid)||Main Cast|
|2016||Ibiza Undead||Ellie||Main Cast|
|2016||Heroes of the Storm||Tracer||Voice|
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- Walker-Arnott, Ellie (11 November 2013). "Downton Abbey's Cara Theobold on the show's acting greats, her 'telly mummy' and what's next for Ivy". Radio Times. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Scrotal Recall:Series 1, episode 3". Radio Times. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Last Tango in Halifax: Series 3 - Episode 4". Radio Times. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Walker-Arnott, Ellie (8 January 2015). "Call the Midwife series 4 trailer: Downton Abbey stars, social scandal and a proposal for Trixie". Radio Times. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- Dowell, Ben (21 October 2014). "Lenny Henry, Anthony Andrews and Elizabeth Berrington to star in series three of The Syndicate". Radio Times. Retrieved 27 January 2015.