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Briony Monroe

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Dec 15, 2021

Briony Monroe is a Scottish actress. She is known for her many roles in fantasy and horror films, playing the mysterious Faith Fairbairn in Matriarch (2018), and Susan Barrow in the 2017 horror film, The Black Gloves (2017). She studied and trained at the UK Theatre School Performing Arts Academy in Glasgow, achieving her LAMDA qualification in 2015.[1]

Scottish actress
Briony Monroe

Monroe in 2019
Born
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Actress
Years active 2016 – present

In 2017, she was awarded Best (Lead) Actress for her portrayal of Sarah in Eggshells (2016), both by The Scottish Short Film Festival[2] and the Barcelona Planet Film Festival[3] In 2021, she was awarded Best Actor – Short Film at the Columbia Film Festival[4] for her portrayal of Jessica in Killing Me Softly with Her Love (2020), in which she starred alongside Game of Thrones (2011, 2014) actress, Kate Dickie.

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Monroe was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but spent a large proportion of her childhood in The Hague, the Netherlands, due to a move by her family. Here, she attended the British School in the Netherlands.

At the age of 11,[5] Monroe and her family returned to Newton Mearns, Scotland, where she attended Eastwood High School. After leaving school, she studied at the UK Theatre School, obtaining her LAMDA qualifications in 2015. Additionally, Monroe graduated from Glasgow Kelvin College with an Higher National Diploma in Acting & Performance.[6]

Monroe was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 19. Since then, Monroe has sought to campaign for more public awareness of the syndrome. In 2021, Monroe was interviewed[5] by Scottish indie filmmaker, director and producer, Lawrie Brewster, and openly discussed the challenges of the autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Also in 2021, Monroe was a special guest at a drama workshop provided by Perth Autism Support.[7]

Monroe is a keen charity fundraiser, having supported Rebecca Rocks in 2018[8] by partaking in a sponsored fire walk. In 2020, following the admission of two family members, she supported the Beatson Oncology Unit in Glasgow, by taking part in a sponsored hike.[9]

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