Expat Starlet / From Queen to Werewolf

Juno Temple was born 21 years ago into a showbiz family. Her mother is a producer, Amanda Pirie. Her father is Julien Temple, the film director who made the two most important films about the Sex Pistols, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle (1980) and The Filth and the Fury (2000).  Temple also directed Absolute Beginners (1986), the disastrous musical that helped destroy Goldcrest studio. Temple brushed himself off and went on to direct music videos for Janet Jackson, David Bowie and Whitney Houston, as well as the 2006 documentary, about the British music festival.

Bedales School

Juno moved with her family from America when she was four and lived in a 16th century farmhouse in Somerset. It was during these informative years that she decided to become an actress and after some early acting for one of her fathers films took her A-levels at Bedales School where she studied textiles and drama.

Juno got her first big acting break after winning a part in Notes on a Scandal, an adaptation of Zoe Heller’s dark novel being made by British director Richard Eyre. After working on this alongside other great actresses including Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench job offers subsequently poured in.

While continuing her studies at Bedales she played the part of a teenage victim-turned victimiser in Atonement, a bad girl in St Trinians and Jane Parker in the Other Boleyn Girl. After winning critical praise for these supporting roles she left the UK to continue her acting career living in Los Angeles.

In 2011 whilst working in the states she has starred in various independent films including; the coming-of-age drama Little Birds and the flirtatious independent teenage film Kaboom. Her recent and best known role was that of Queen Anne of France in the film  TheThree Musketeers – 3D.

Her first love is obviously acting but when asked for an alternative she would return to what she first studied at Bedales School, textile design, specialising in lingerie.

Her latest role is as Diane as a werewolf in the film Jack and Diane which is expected to be released in the UK early this year.


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music school. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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