CAA Signs ‘The Alienist,’ ‘Apartment 7A’ Actor Rosy McEwen (EXCLUSIVE)

CAA has signed rising British star Rosy McEwen. 

The actor, who was not previously represented in the U.S., will be represented by the agency in all areas. 

McEwen will next be seen opposite Julia Garner in Paramount Players’ “Apartment 7A.” The mysterious new psychological thriller, which is speculated to be connected to “Rosemary’s Baby,” is produced by John Krasinski and Allyson Seeger (for Sunday Night), along with Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (through Platinum Dunes). The project is directed by Natalie Erika James.

She is best known for playing Libby Hatch in “The Alienist.” The TNT limited series, which is based on the best-selling novel by Caleb Carr and starred Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans.

In 2022, McEwen won the British Independent Film Award for best lead performance for her work in “Blue Jean.” She starred as Jean, a closeted teacher pushed to the brink when a new student threatens to expose her sexuality as Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government plans to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians in 1988 England. Written and directed by Georgia Oakley, “Blue Jean” premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Giornate Degli Autori’s People Choice Award. The BAFTA-nominated film will be released in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures later this year. 

Along with her work in film and television, she recently finished a run as Desdemona in the National Theatre’s production of “Othello.”

In addition to CAA, McEwen continues to be represented in the U.K. by Curtis Brown Group; Lucy Popkin at Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher; and Public Eye Communications.

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