Morfydd Clark, a Welsh actress had left school at 16 after struggling with dyslexia and ADHD, and rather studied acting. She is widely popular for portraying Maud in the 2019 British psychological horror Saint Maud.
The Sweden-born & now a Welsh citizen saw theaters to the on-screen journey; no denying her performance garnered her wide acclaim within a decade. Clark earned yet another promising role as Galadriel in the famous J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel-based TV series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022).
Here we are with insights on Morfydd’s personal life and professional career.
Morfydd Clark Moved To Wales At 2 Years Old- How Old Is She Now?
Morfydd Clark was born on March 17, 1990, in Sweden, but now calls Wales her home; her parents moved to Penarth, Wales in 1992 (when she was only 2). Her name is pronounced “morfuhth klaark”.
One of the two children, the Eternal Beauty actress grew up with her sister. But prefers to keep her family details under wraps. Reportedly, her mother is a pediatrician, while her father whom she describes as “Northern Irish Glaswegian” works in a software company.
The blue-eyed blonde actress is 33 years old as of 2022. Her height is 5 feet 3 inches (162 cm).
Diagnosed With Dyslexia and ADHD
At the age of seven, Morfydd was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), while she studied at a Welsh-language school. So, she left there and enrolled at Kings Monkton School in Cardiff, which focused on students with ADHD or autism.
Later, then-16 years old Clark left her studies completely after struggling with ADHD and dyslexia (a reading disorder).
How Morfydd Clark Became An Actress?
The quote “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up” fits Clark who never held herself back. In the aftermath of the diagnosis, her mother inspired her to pursue her interest, so Morfydd chose to study theater.
As reported, in 2009, she applied at the National Youth Theatre of Wales, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, and the Welsh National Youth Opera.
And to a surprise, she received offers from all three; Morfydd attended the National Youth Theatre of Wales before enrolling at Drama Centre London for a three-year acting course.
Reason To Leave Drama Centre London
In 2013, while in the final year, Morfydd Clark left and returned to Wales to work with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s in Blodeuwedd, as the title cast.
In a 2020 interview with The Guardian, the Saint Maud actress talked opened up about the reason, “I was very homesick the whole time in London so coming home to a field in the north Walian mountains was wonderful.”
Clark’s Film Debut To Breakthrough With ‘Saint Maud’
After a brief TV calls in New Worlds (miniseries) and A Poet in New York (TV film), Morfydd earned her feature film debut as Camille in Madame Bovary (2014).
It then queued movie appearances in The Falling (2014), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), Love & Friendship (2016), The Call Up (2016), and Interlude in Prague (2017). Moreover, she portrayed Catherine Dickens (wife of English novelist Charles Dickens) in the biographical comedy The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017).
In 2019, Clark portrayed the title cast, Maud, in the British psychological horror movie Saint Maud, co-starring Jennifer Ehle. It received positive critics & an average rating of 8/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
Additionally, Morfydd Clark even saw nominations for Best Actress in BAFTA Rising Star Award (2021) and British Independent Film Award (2020).
Also, she worked in other movies The Personal History of David Copperfield, Eternal Beauty, and Crawl; all in 2019 having shared the screen with Kaya Scodelario, Peter Capaldi, Dev Patel, and Sally Hawkins.
Morfydd’s Appearance As Galadriel in ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’
Her TV works as Sister Clara in His Dark Materials (2019) and as Mina Harker in Dracula (2020) earned great appraisal. The year 2022 awaited her with much more!
The Wales actress will portray Galadriel in the TV series adaptation, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Her character Galadriel is an Elven warrior (a royal elf), sharing the screen with co-stars Robert Aramayo, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Nazanin Boniadi, Benjamin Walker & more.
Based on the novel ‘The Lord of the Rings’ & its appendices by J. R. R. Tolkien, the Amazon Prime fantasy drama (of 8 episodes) will release on September 2, 2022, on weekly basis.
Though it won’t be a direct follow-up of its preceding Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies.
Reportedly, the Season 2 of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is already in pre-production.
Net Worth In 2022
Online sources estimate the net worth of Morfydd Clark to be around $2 million in 2022. It’s been nearly a decade since she landed in the entertainment industry, not to mention, Clark worked in a bunch of successful TV series & films.
So presumably, the Saint Maud actress is well-paid and may earn a salary in the 6-digit figure annually.
And the possiblities are that her work in the famous The Lord of The Rings (a TV series adaptation) will aid in income boost as well as new projects.
Is Morfydd Clark Dating Anyone?
No, officially the Eternal Beauty actress is not dating. Over the years, Clark has kept her relationship profile low-key. So far, no boyfriend of hers came out publicly.
It doesn’t give her leverage from dating rumors though. The dog person, who owns a poodle & bichon mix, often tags a guy named Jack Staddon on her Instagram (@morfydd_clark). Staddon is an actor at Drama Centre London, where Morfydd previously studied.
So these dots connect a possible secret romance between the two, though none of them ever admitted that.