Alexandra Dowling

Alexandra Dowling
Born (1990-05-22) 22 May 1990
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

Alexandra Dowling (born 22 May 1990) is an English actress best known for her lead role as Queen Anne in the BBC One historical action drama series The Musketeers, which is based on the characters in The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. She is also known for her guest starring role as Roslin Frey in HBO's Game of Thrones.

Early life

In 2012, Dowling graduated from Oxford School of Drama with a Diploma in Professional Acting, which she pursued for three years.[1]


In 2012, Dowling made her television debut in "The Drawing of the Dark", the eleventh episode of the final series of the BBC fantasy drama series Merlin, as a druid girl named Kara.[2]

Dowling guest starred in "The Rains of Castamere", the ninth episode of the third season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones as Roslin Frey.[3] She also starred in "Elephants Can Remember" in the thirteenth series of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot, adapted from Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. This episode was aired on 9 June 2013, and starring Zoë Wanamaker, Vanessa Kirby and David Suchet.[4]

Dowling played the female lead Agnes in the epic action film Hammer of the Gods, also starring James Cosmo. The film is directed by Farren Blackburn and was released on 5 July 2013. The film tells the story of a dying Viking king who sends his son on a quest to seek out his older brother, the clan's only hope for defeating an approaching enemy horde.[5]

She is best known for her role as Queen Anne in the BBC One drama series The Musketeers, based on Alexandre Dumas's novel The Three Musketeers, about French political intrigues in the early 17th century.[6]

On 15 December 2014 it was announced that Dowling was in the running for the female lead role in the upcoming fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, alongside Kaya Scodelario, Gabriella Wilde, Lucy Boynton and Jenna Thiam,[7] who are also in the running for that role.[8] The role, however, went to Scodelario, as confirmed by producer Jerry Bruckheimer.[9][10] The sequel will be released on 7 July 2017.[11]

Dowling portrayed Bertha in Joshua Stamp-Simon's stage adaption of St. John Emile Clavering Hankin's The Last of the De Mullins, which opened at Jermyn Street Theatre, London on 5 February and ended on 28 February 2015.[12][13]


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Hammer of the Gods Agnes
2014 Nobblycarrot7 Celeste Short film
2017 Starbright Aisling Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Merlin Kara Episode: "The Drawing of the Dark"
2013 Game of Thrones Roslin Frey Episode: "The Rains of Castamere"
Agatha Christie's Poirot Marie McDermott Episode: "Elephants Can Remember"
2014–16 The Musketeers Queen Anne Main cast
Year Title Role Notes
2015 "The Last Of The De Mullins" Bertha Jermyn Street Theatre
2016 "I Have Been Here Before" Janet Ormund Jermyn Street Theatre


  1. "Alexandra Dowling". The Oxford School of Drama. 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  2. "'Merlin': New episode 'The Drawing of the Dark' review". Digital Spy. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  3. "'Game of Thrones' casts Roslin Frey for season 3". Hypable. 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  4. "TV Trailer: 'Agatha Christie's Poirot: Elephants Can Remember' On ITV". TV Wise. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  5. "Hammer of the Gods". Magnolia Pictures. 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  6. "Alexandra Dowling on playing Queen Anne in The Musketeers". Cambridge News. 2014-01-25. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  7. "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 May Cast 1 Of These 5 Women". Cinema Blend. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  8. "Five Actresses Eyed for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Role". Coming Soon. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  9. "Scodelario confirmed for Pirates of the Caribbean 5". Movie Hole. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  10. "Kaya Scodelario lands female lead role in Pirates of the Caribbean 5". JBG News. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  11. "Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Gets a Release Date!". E! Online. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  12. "Alexandra Dowling, Charlotte Powell, Roberta Taylor & Harriet Thorpe to Star in THE LAST OF THE DE MULLINS at Jermyn Street Theatre". Broadway World. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  13. "Game of Thrones to The Musketeers: Alexandra Dowling's fantasy world". The Resident. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.

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