Georgia King stars as Goldie, a young single mother who decides it's time to escape her small town life - and small-minded grandmother (Ellen Barkin) - so she packs up and heads west in pursuit of her dreams and a better life for her eight-year-old daughter in Ryan Murphy's "The New Normal."
Named Screen International's "Star of Tomorrow," King has recently completed filming "Austenland," a romantic drama based on the beloved novel by Shannon Hale. Directed by Jerusha Hess (co-writer of "Napoleon Dynamite") and produced by Stephenie Meyer ("The Twilight Saga"), the film stars King as Lady Amelia Heartwright, alongside JJ Feild, Keri Russell and Jennifer Coolidge. King has also completed the role of Emma in Matthias Hoene's "Cockneys vs Zombies," opposite Harry Treadaway.
In 2011, King starred in "One Day," as Suki, girlfriend to Jim Sturgess' Dexter. She was also featured in the hugely successful "Chalet Girl" alongside Ed Westwick and Felicity Jones. King was singled out for her performance in "Tanner Hall," in which she starred with Rooney Mara. Her other film credits include "The Duchess," "Wild Child" and "Burke and Hare."
King's British television credits are also extensive. She has most recently completed filming Sky's new action adventure "Sinbad" and new multi-cam sitcom "Felix and Murdo" opposite Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. She was also featured in the BAFTA-winning "Little Dorrit," "Merlin," "Off the Hook," "Jane Eyre," "Shadow in the North" (all for BBC), "Plus One" and "Free Agents" (both for Channel 4), "Poirot" and "The History of Mr. Polly" (ITV).
King made her directing debut with her short film, "I Think, Therefore," starring up-and-coming British actors Harry Melling and Oona Chaplin. She will be entering it into festivals later in 2012.