Pearl Mackie – Age, Ethnicity, Relationship, All Doctor Who Star Facts

Black Actresses, British Actresses
Pearl Mackie

Someone once said, “I favor pearls on screen and in my private life.” At least one aspect of this quote is referring to Pearl Mackie the actress, singer, and voice artist with film, television, music video, radio, and theater. Here are all the facts you need to know about the star.

Pearl Mackie – age and ethnicity

Pearl Mackie was born in Brixton, South London in May 1987. Her mother is from the Caribbean while her father is an Englishman. She is an alumnus of the University of Bristol where she has a degree in Drama. To further help her course, she trained for film, television, and theatre at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2010. But it wasn’t even just about the studies, there is a genetic alignment somewhere as her grandfather, a certain Philip Mackie who worked in the Ministry of Information Film division with screenplay credits.

Pearl Mackie is 32 years old.

Pearl Mackie – movies

Pearl Mackie made her movie debut in 2013 when she played a small role in the small film Svengali. In all, she has played parts in five movies. In the same way, she made her radio drama debut, playing the role of Miss Havisham in Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” on BBC Radio 4. Then “Romeo and Juliet” in the same year.

She made her TV debut on BBC One’s medical soap opera “Doctors” in 2014 playing the role of Anne-Marie Frasier in one episode. Between 2016 and 2017, she was a part of the endless British science fiction series “Doctor Who” on BBC. She played the role of gay Bill Potter who served as a companion of the Twelfth Doctor for sixteen episodes of the tenth season. Her reception by viewers and critics were rather mixed as expected in the UK but slightly on the positive side.

The actress ever had a clue even when she was auditioning that “Doctor Who” was the series she was being considered for, saying “It was advertised as mean town – which is an anagram of woman ten – as it’s the tenth companion. When I first got a call for an availability check, I had a first-round with a caster and a second-round with writer Steven Moffat.” It only made sense to her when she read a script “with Peter Capaldi in the Soho Hotel and I’d walked in in bright yellow trainers, a massive afro and a baggy t-shirt”.

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Pearl Mackie’s career includes more than a dozen theater appearances in Bristol and London which began in 2010 when she played Circomedia in Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” in 2010. She has remained a part of the British stage nearly every year up to 2018.

Sexuality and relationship status

Pearl Mackie is most known for her role as a lesbian character in “Doctor Who”. So when at 32 she cannot be linked with any man that people can call her own, they dig out her gay character and begin to ask questions around it. Pearl herself has played down this characterization, saying that her gay status “is not the main thing that defines her character – it’s something that’s part of her and something that she’s very happy and very comfortable with.”

Mackie is happy with the impact that the role has played, saying that “For people to see a mixed-race woman, a woman of color, being completely comfortable with being a lesbian on set is phenomenally important”; and that the fact that it helped a lot of women come out to their family was a big bonus for her.

The candidness with which she talks about the character and role it plays in the wider society has been variously interpreted. But we know it is not enough to rule her as gay. She has mentioned being in a relationship with an unnamed boy at the age of 15. No one knows how and when the relationship ended. But the fact that she mentioned him as a first boyfriend meant that there were other guys after him.

At best, Mackie would be bisexual but we don’t think so. She is the kind of person who would imply this if this was the case. She was just a brilliant actress who played a lesbian role very well. And who happens to keep the men in her life out of the eyes of feasting bloggers.

Height and other facts

Pearl Mackie stands at about 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 meters. Her net worth is unknown but looking at her list of credits cutting across all mediums and channels, and the fact, too, that she is an actress of color and a woman which mean she will earn lesser than a white man, we dare say that she is not worth a fortune. She should be comfortable with 200 or 300 thousand dollars somewhere in her name.

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