The actress who plays Craden’s Renfri in two episodes of Netflix’s The Witcher – the series premiere of The Beginning of the End and the season finale of Much More – is Emma Appleton. Born in Whitney, Oxfordshire, England (via Oxford Post), Appleton has steadily increased her profile since transitioning from modeling to acting in 2016-2017.
Her first major exposure came with Clique, a BBC Three series about the dark and dangerous underbelly of an elite university clique in Edinburgh, Scotland. In all six episodes of the first season, which aired in 2017, Appleton played Faye Brookston, an unfortunate member of the Solasta women’s initiative whose shocking death in the first episode largely determined the course of the season. Shortly thereafter, she appeared in two episodes of the National Geographic series Genius: Picasso, landing another big role on British TV as Fiona “Feef” Symonds, the lead character in Channel 4 and the historical Netflix spy drama. Traitors”, and joined the permanent staff Sex Pistols– FX-focused mini-series “Pistol” as Nancy Spungen.
Most recently, we got to see Appleton as Maggie, one half of the dynamic duo at the center of BBC One’s dramedy All I Know About Love, alongside Bel Powley. This role was perhaps the most high-profile in the career of an English actress, she even caused universal critical acclaim. TelegraphEleanor Halls praises the “charisma dolls” she displays in this role.