Tamsin Olivia Egerton is a British actress and model probably best known for her role on the TV series “Camelot” and the film “Keeping Mum.” She recently replaced Kate Upton as the face of High Street fashion brand.
Tamsin Egerton began acting when she was six years old after being inspired by her older sister. “The whole reason I’m acting now is because I wanted to be doing what my big sister was doing.” The house she grew up in was “filled with animals so there was constantly something on your lap wanting a cuddle.” Growing up, she wanted to be a vet. “I’m a real animal lover…but I decided I wanted to be an actress from the age of 11; I got the bug and that was it.”
Tamsin Egerton attended Ditcham Park School in Hampshire and she was bullied. In a report on bullyville.com, she was bullied so badly she was once blindfolded and had her teeth knocked out. She said, “I think going away to do jobs pulled me apart from the group, sectioned me off and made me different. When I went back to school, I wanted to be a kid and play Barbies with my mates. But they didn’t want to do that. They wanted to be mean.” She added, “But now I’m tough as old boots. I really don’t give a monkey’s.”
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Tamsin Egerton also ditched school in favor of going to modeling shoots. She said, “I was truant all the time. I was modeling so I’d go to shoots and call in sick.” She finished high school when she was 16. She chose to forgo college to pursue acting. She said, “At drama school, they like to take you apart and rebuild you, but I don’t want to change now.”
A bit of trivia: her best holiday was a trip she took with her sister to Cocoa Island in the Maldives. “It was literally heaven on earth.” She is also a very good cook. She’s not very good at a sense of direction, however. Her greatest regret is “not having a second language. My mum grew up in so many different countries…she’s trilingual. I wish she’d spoken to us in those languages when we were growing up.”
Tamsin Egerton has two deleted scenes in the film “Eragon,” as the role of Katrina.
She is not a flying fan. “When you see that the person next to you isn’t getting back into their book you realize you’re a captive audience and there’s no escape. Then the dread kicks in. I just hope my expression tells them it’s time to stop talking.”
As for staying in shape, she prefers to go to the gym rather than yoga. “I like to run. And I also go riding.” Tamsin Egerton has been romantically linked with actor Josh Harnett. She currently resides in England.