Perdita Weeks is a British actress who has featured in several movies since 1993, starting with the television mini-series Goggle-Eyes. She portrayed a recurring role as Mary Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s sister-in-law, in the historical fiction series The Tudors (2007-2008).
Born in South Glamorgan, Wales, on December 25, 1985, Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks attended Roedean School before moving on to Courtauld Institute where she studies art history. There is no information about her childhood or her parents, Susan and Robin Weeks. She is the second child in the family of five and has a brother and a sister. Her parents are already divorced.
Weeks has featured in television series from 1995 to 2004, working on one or more projects each year, as follows: Loving; The Cold Light of Day; Robert Rylands’ Last Journey; Spice World (1997); The Prince and the Pauper (2000); Stig of the Dump (2002); Midsomer Murders (2003); and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004).
In 2007, Perdita Weeks featured in the radio comedy Bleak Expectations and starred as Eliza Meyer in the four episode-film, The Promise.
From 2011 to 2018, she starred in the following mini-series and films: Great Expectations; as Lady Georgiana Grex in Titanic; The Invisible Woman; As Above, So Below; The Great Fire; The Musketeers; Penny Dreadful; Ready Player One; and Magnum P.I.
Weeks has described herself as a “recycling obsessive,” who couldn’t bear to see “all those cups going in the normal trash to become landfill.” She described how wasteful some cast mates can be and has gone as far putting up “please recycle” notes all over the kitchen to create the awareness. Not only that, she has no qualms rummaging through waste bins, while on a movie set, just to pick and wash up people’s dirty plastic cups while making an obvious point of it.
As mentioned earlier, Perdita Weeks is the second child of her parents and has two siblings; an older sister named Honeysuckle Weeks and a younger brother named Rollo Weeks – both of whom are also actors.
There is a six-year gap between Weeks and her older sister, and only a year gap with her younger brother. Speaking in one of her interviews with HELLO! Fashion Monthly, Weeks praised her “Oxford graduate” sister, saying that it isn’t such a bad thing to have an older sibling to look up to as a good example. She said there wasn’t any direct rivalry between them. Although she hinted there was a professional jealousy between them since Honeysuckle “has a 100 per cent hit rate for everything” she aims for.
About Honeysuckle Weeks
Honeysuckle Hero SusanWeeks, like her younger sister, Perdita Weeks, is an actress who started out in the entertainment industry as a child. At age 11, she was flown to the United States to cast in the Walt Disney Pictures feature A Far Off Place, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Then she debuted with the juvenile lead in a television series, the 1993 adaptation of Anne Fine’s Goggle-Eyes and The Rag Nymph (1997); a movie that featured both sisters, in which Perdita Weeks played the younger version of her older sister.
About Rollo Weeks
Rollo was featured as Joseph in the same movie, The Goggle Eyes, alongside his sisters. He retired from acting to focus on running his food outlet called Fancy Funkin Chicken, located in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton. He was named as a dynamic trio of young hospitality industry insiders in 2016 for launching the restaurant.
Husband and Children
Besides her career as an actress, Perdita Weeks is a wife and a mother of two kids: Rupert Sebastian Frederiksen and Humphrey Carrington Frederiksen. She got married to Kit Frederiksen, who was her long-term boyfriend before they walked down the aisle in 2012.
She is currently using social media outlet such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to connect with her fans. Also, she tries to separate her career from her personal life, thus, pictures of her family are barely seen online.
Perdita Weeks Measurements, Height
Weeks stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) and a weight of 54 kg. Her body measurements are as follows: 34-25-35 inches for her bust waist and hips respectively. Her hair colour is dark blonde, eye colour – dark brown while she wears bra size of 32B.
Social Media Profiles
Instagram – @perdita_weeks_
Twitter – @PerditaWeeks