The British historical period drama series Downton Abbey is one of those television shows that brought about the popularity of the likes of Zoe Boyle. The English actress who appeared in the popular series as Lavinia Swire is graciously making her way to the top through her skilful roles in a good number of notable projects.
The actress may be among those categorized as rising stars following the facts that she is barely a decade old in the industry, but her performance in recent works like Hope Ransom and Sons of Anarchy has earned her the much-deserved public commendation. Today, she not only enjoys a lucrative amount of salary but the prestige as well.
Boyle Began Her Career in Theatre
The English actress was born on the 1st of January 1989 to her ballerina mother and her father who is a well-known barrister. Although it is hard to tell the kind of childhood she had, from what is obvious, it influenced her to become an actress. Raised by her parents, Zoe Boyle is said to have developed so much love for acting when she was still a child. As a result of this, she earned a role as ‘Hamlet’ in her school drama. Zoe was just eight years old at that time but her performance in the drama was highly applauded.
After high school, Zoe Boyle enrolled in the University of London’s Royal Central School of Speech & Drama where she graduated from with a degree in 2006. She took it further and pursued a Master’s in classical acting. This facilitated her professional stage debut and subsequently paved the way for Zoe to become a popular name in the profession.
While she has practically been acting all her life, her professional career, to the best of our knowledge, began in theatre.
Way back in 2008, she was part of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear. A few years later, in 2012, she was seen in another popular production. This time, she played Maggie in the West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Without a doubt, Zoe Boyle has come a long way as an actress but the journey is still a long one for her if she must set her self apart as an A-lister. Nonetheless, considering some of the roles she has pulled off, the English actress has shown she has all it takes to be a dominating figure in the competitive industry.
Downton Abbey and Sons of Anarchy Are Her Biggest Works So Far
After she began her journey as a professional actress and featured in King Lear, the year that followed was a busy one for the actress. She appeared in four popular television series: Grey’s Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Inspector Lewis, and Agatha Christie’s Poirot; respectively playing Clara, Amber Heaton, Hope Randsome and Jinny Boynton, respectively.
In 2010, she received a role as Trinity Ashby in the crime series, Sons Of Anarchy, before landing her big break in Downton Abbey as Lavinia Swire. The series was a huge success not only for Zoe Boyle but also to other actors like Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, and Jessica Brown Findlay as it won numerous awards, including the Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards.
The TV series was created by Julian Fellowes who is also the executive producer. Others involved in its production include Rebecca Eaton, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge and Nigel Marchant. For Zoe, Downton Abbey helped in hastening her rise to fame and increasing her financial status. This is also true for Sons Of Anarchy, even though she was not a part of both projects for a long time. Boyle only appeared in 7 episodes of each of the series.
What she was paid for her efforts has not been disclosed to the public but as they are her most popular projects, it is safe to conclude they account for whatever wealth she has come to acquire from her acting career. This is so because they exposed her to those that matter in the industry, enabling the actress to land more roles with better pay as her value appreciated.
Other Projects That Have Contributed To Her Net Worth
In view of her fine performances in Downton Abbey and Sons of Anarchy, Zoe earned more roles in popular television series like Frontier (as Grace Emberly) and Death in Paradise (as Cressida Friend). She also played Jean Truscott in Breathless, Pauline Petite in Blandings, Jo Schirra in The Astronaut Wives Club, Rhona in Witless, and most recently, Gemma in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The British actress has not done much work for the big screen. So far, she is only known for her 2012 role as Emma Greenwood in Freeloaders and The Poetess in 2017’s La Promesse de l’Aube.
Having achieved so much in a short period of time, actress Zoe Boyle is no doubt destined for the top in the entertainment industry. In addition to her experience, Zoe is believed to have acquired an impressive fortune from her acting career. Based on reports from various sources, the value of her wealth is anywhere between $1 and $3 million.
What We Know About Her Love Life
Despite her fast rise to popularity, Zoe Boyle still prefers to keep her private life away from intense media attention and scrutiny. The 5′ 7″ tall actress is however not yet married and there are no records about her previous relationships – except in 2015 when she was rumoured to be dating a man known as Tom Ellis. The story turned out to be fake after all.
From all indications, the actress has decided to focus on achieving greater heights in her career. She may be dating someone but has chosen to direct all the attention she gets to her career exploits. Hopefully, we will be receiving the good news about her union with someone in the nearest future.