Irma Leopold played by Samara Weaving
A senior boarder and prize recruit of Appleyard College. From a wealthy family (Irma’s mother was a Rothschild) Irma will be worth millions when she comes of age. From a world of privilege, she has more pretty dresses than everyone else at Appleyard College combined, and little aptitude for or interest in academics. When she sees Mike for the first time, on St Valentine’s Day, on arrival at the picnic grounds, he’s sealed forever in her mind as her beloved. What will she do to be with him? Why – with all her family fortune and good name – has she been sent to a second-rate college in the middle of the Australian bush? And why can’t she remember what happened up on the Rock?
Meet Irma Leopold
More about Samara Weaving
Born and raised in Australia, Samara Weaving is quickly on her way to becoming a major star in the United States.
She was most recently seen in Fox Searchlight’s Three Billboards Outside of Epping, Missouri opposite Frances McDormand, Wood Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Martin McDonagh, the film was recently nominated for a 2018 Academy Award for “Best Picture.” The film has already been honoured with the Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture – Drama” and the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.”
Weaving will next be seen in Amazon’s Picnic at Hanging Rock for FremantleMedia. Natalie Dormer, Lola Bessis and Lily Sullivan also star in the limited series, which follows three schoolgirls and their governess after they disappear on Valentine’s Day 1900. The series is slated to premiere on Amazon and the BBC this year and will open the Berlinale Series at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.
Weaving made her American television debut in the Showtime comedy series SMILF opposite Frankie Shaw and Rosie O’Donnell. Based on the short film SMILF, which won the “Short Film Jury Award for US Fiction” at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the series will follow a 20-something single mom who is trying to find her way in Boston. The series is scheduled to return for a second season in 2018.
Also in 2017, Weaving appeared on the big screen in Joe Lynch’s horror film Mayhem alongside Steven Yeun for RLJ Entertainment. She also starred in the McG’s The Babysitter for Netflix. The film continues to be available on the platform for streaming globally.
Samara began her career on the long-running hit Australian series Home And Away and went on to star as Peggy in Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road opposite Ryan Kwanten and Aaron Pedersen. Other past credits include Ash Vs Evil Deal produced by Sam Raimi, the Australian films Bad GirlL and Before Dawn as well as the television shows Squirrel Boys, Out of the Blue and The Wright Stuff.