Who is Eva Birthistle who plays Marianne?

Who is playing Marianne behind her eyes? The character, who appears late in the series, is portrayed by actress Eva Birthistle, who is known for various high-profile roles.

The Netflix drama has some familiar faces, but here you’ve seen Irish actress Eva before. You might even know her connection with Meghan Markle!

What other TV shows has Eva Birthistle appeared on?

Eva can be seen regularly on the small screen – she won fans as the nun Hild in The Last Kingdom, the historical drama series based on Bernard Cornwell’s novels.

Viewers may also recognize her by Waking The Dead, in which she played Detective Superintendent Sarah Cavendish, and Sky1’s The Psychopath Next Door, starring Anna Friel.


Eva Birthistle plays Marianne behind her eyes (Image Credit: Flynet – SplashNews / SplashNews.com)

Did Eva make it to the screen?

In 2005 Eva received the London Critics Circle Film Award for Actress of the Year for her appearance in Ken Loach’s A Fond Kiss.

In Brooklyn, she played alongside Saoirse Ronan when her characters crossed the Atlantic to start a new life in America.

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In 2017, Eva shared the screen with Cillian Murphy and Andrew Scott in The Delinquent Season.

Eva is no stranger to horror films – she appeared in The Children alongside Hannah Tointon and Stephen Campbell Moore in 2008 and in the 2009 supernatural horror Wake Wood with Timothy Spall and Aidan Gillen.


Eva (far right) on the big screen in Brooklyn (Image credit: YouTube)

How old is Eva

Eva was born in 1974 in County Wicklow, Ireland, where she lived until the age of 14.

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The family then moved from the seaside town of Bray to Derry in Northern Ireland.

After graduation, she went south to Dublin, where she studied at the Gaiety School of Acting, where other famous alumni were Colin Farrell.


Eva may have a complicated personal life in Behind Her Eyes, but she’s all smiling off-screen (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Does Eva have a family?

The actress is married to acupuncturist Ross J Barr, who has a clinic in London and a range of wellness products.

Meghan Markle – a longtime fan of holistic therapies – visited his clinic when she first moved to London to be with Prince Harry.

Eva and Ross received an invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding when they tied the knot in 2018.

Eva and Ross have two children – son Jesse, who was born in 2013, and daughter Joni, who was born three years later.

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