Leonie Benesch is an actress from Germany. She has appeared in major productions such as Babylon Berlin, The Crown, and Around the World in 80 Days. She currently resides in London.
Leonie Benesch is an actress. The 31-year-old actress is best recognized for her roles in The Crown as the sister of Prince Phillip, Princess Cecilie of Greece, and Denmark.
Benesch made her film debut in 2007 with the film Beautiful Bitch. Her estimated net worth is around $500,000.
Is The Crown Actress Leonie Benesch Married?
Leonie Benesch is not married and does not have a husband. The actress is more concerned with her career than with her personal life. Leonie appears to be a private person who prefers to keep her personal life private.
Leonie Benesch is not married and does not have a husband. SOURCE: Instagram
Furthermore, Benesch is not on any social media platforms, making it even more difficult to find information about her. Leonie is careful to keep her personal life away from the media and the public eye.
According to reports and our knowledge, she is currently single and not dating anyone. There has also been little information about her previous relationships or engagements.
Leonie Benesch Wiki/Bio
As per The Sun, Leonie Benesch is a German actress. She was raised in Tübingen and went to the Freie Waldorfschule. Benesch then went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in England.
Leonie Benesch is an actress from Germany. SOURCE: Instagram
Benesch played one of the lead roles in the Golden Palm-winning film The White Ribbon, and critics praised her work as a "discovery." She received the American Young Artist Award and a New Faces Award for her work.
Leonie is also known for her roles in The Crown (2016) as Prince Philip's sister, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, and as Greta Overbeck in Babylon Berlin (2017). She was featured as Passepartout in the BBC miniseries Around the World in 80 Days, alongside David Tennant and Ibrahim Koma, in 2020.
Leonie Benesch on Around the World in 80 Days, and yelling at David Tennant
According to Radio Times, The German star of BBC One's Around the World in 80 Days discusses the British class system, moving to the UK, and the "biggest part" she's ever played exclusively with RadioTimes.com.
Leonie Benesch was raised in Tübingen and went to the Freie Waldorfschule. SOURCE: Instagram
"I was aware that I would be nervous." Leonie Benesch, the young star of BBC One's Around the World in 80 Days, remembers her first scene with David Tennant: a heated argument in episode three between her character, journalist Abigail Fix, and Tennant's nerdy explorer Phileas Fogg.
Benesch recalls having an almost out-of-body experience in the middle of a scene, staring at Tennant's "very red, peeling, heavily injured face" (thankfully all make-up and prosthetics) and feeling "overwhelmed" as her character went toe-to-toe with his in the middle of a desert. "There were a few occurrences when I felt, 'I'm shouting at David Tennant!'" 'This is very surreal!' she exclaims.
When asked if Leonie had any "pinch-me" moments while filming, she gave numerous examples, including yelling at David Tennant. (Additionally, there is an "incredibly cool stunt" from episode seven, visiting South Africa for the first time, and learning that Hans Zimmer would be composing the soundtrack.) "Those moments when you think, 'Oh! What exactly am I doing? "I'm living my childhood fantasy."
While the TV series is based on Jules Verne's 1872 novel of the same name, Abigail Fix is a completely new character created for the BBC adaptation (her name is a wink to an original book character, Detective Fix). Abigail has always been the show's beating heart. Whereas Tennant's mustachioed Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg lacks confidence, Abigail exudes it - a trait shared by German national Benesch, who studied drama at Guildhall in London.
"I'm not from a wealthy family. I went into massive debt when I first moved to London just to attend drama school," Leonie explains.
"I'm not sure if it's narcissism or bravery, but coming to London and auditioning for drama school in a language that isn't your mother tongue, and just going there and (being) like, 'Yeah, I belong here.'" I believe that is a characteristic I possess, and I am grateful for it. And I believe Abigail Fix has this trait. She walks into a room and doesn't care if she's supposed to be there. It's exactly where she needs to be right now. I believe we agree on that."
Benesch was chosen for the role of Abigail Fix, but she found it both exciting and intimidating to begin filming. "I felt uneasy. Because it's the biggest role I've ever played, because it's in a language other than my own, and because David Tennant is in it," she explains. The timing of Around the World in 80 Days is perfect for her to become well-known.
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