Daisy Haggard

Last updated on the 28 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 22 March 1978, London, England. 

Daisy Haggard’s early life was steeped in the world of film and theatre. Her father, Piers Haggard, was a renowned film director, and her grandfather, Stephen Haggard, was a stage and screen actor. This rich family background undoubtedly influenced her artistic sensibilities and nurtured her passion for performance.

After completing her studies at James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich, South London, Haggard enrolled at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). LAMDA proved to be a pivotal step in her professional development, providing her with the necessary skills and training to excel in the competitive world of acting.

Haggard’s breakthrough came in 1996 when she appeared in her father’s film “Heartstones.” This early exposure to the industry set the stage for her subsequent successes. She went on to star in a string of television shows, including “Uncle,” “Episodes,” and “Back to Life,” the latter of which she co-created and co-wrote with Laura Solon.

In 2020, Haggard embarked on a new chapter in her career when she joined the ensemble cast of the FX comedy-drama “Breeders.” Playing the role of Ally, a struggling mother, earned her critical acclaim and a nomination for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance.

Beyond her television appearances, Daisy Haggard has also made significant contributions to cinema. She has appeared in notable films such as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” and “I Give It a Year.” Her versatility and comedic prowess were further showcased in the anthology series “Black Mirror,” where she portrayed multiple characters in the episode “Nosedive.”

Off-screen, Daisy Haggard is married to musician Joe Wilson. The couple have two children and residee in North London.

 

Suggested viewing

 

Back to Life (2019)

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Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.5

After serving 18 years in prison for a crime she committed in her youth, Miri Matteson returns to her small coastal town, eager to rebuild her life. However, she faces an uphill battle as she attempts to mend past relationships, gain employment, and find her place in a society that still harbours resentment towards her. With humour and poignant honesty, Back to Life explores the complexities of forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of hope.

Top cast: Daisy Haggard, Geraldine James, Richard Durden, Jo Martin, Adeel Akhtar, Jamie Michie, Christine Bottomley.

Breeders (2020)

Breeders poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.6

The hilarious yet often heartbreaking comedy-drama Breeders follows the lives of Paul and Ally, a couple struggling to balance the demands of parenthood with their own ambitions. As they navigate the chaotic world of raising young children, Luke and Ava, their patience and sanity are tested by the endless tantrums and sleep deprivation that come with being parents. With its dark humour, relatable characters, and raw portrayal of the challenges of family life, Breeders is a refreshing take on modern parenthood.

Top cast: Martin Freeman, Daisy Haggard, George Wakeman, Jayda Eyles, Michael McKean, Stella Gonet, Joanna Bacon, Alun Armstrong.

Uncle (2012)

Uncle poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.8

In the dark comedy series Uncle, Andy Baskett, a struggling musician and irresponsible adult, reluctantly takes in his 12-year-old nephew, Erroll, after his mother, Sam, is diagnosed with cancer. Despite their mismatched personalities and unconventional living arrangements, Andy and Erroll form an unexpected bond, facing the challenges of adolescence and adulthood together with a touch of absurdity and humour.

Top cast: Nick Helm, Elliot Speller-Gillott, Daisy Haggard, Mae Martin, David Canny, Bobby Lockwood.

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