Emily Barclay (b. 24 October 1984, Plymouth, UK) is an English-born, New Zealand-based AFI award winning actress.
Emily Barclay has performed in a wide variety of film and television roles. However, it wasn't until Diana Rowan
(the same casting agent who discovered Anna Paquin
, Keisha Castle-Hughes
, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas
) cast her as "Celia" in 2004's In My Father's Den
that she rose to prominence.
Barclay won Most Promising Newcomer at the 2005 British Independent Film Awards for her performance in In My Father's Den, she followed with a role in the critically-acclaimed 2006 black comedy Suburban Mayhem.
Barclay is currently represented by United Agents
The actress has had an active involvement in animal rights
, working with the organisation Save Animals From Exploitation
in anti-cruelty campaigns, including having posters put in her room in In My Fathers Den
; she is a vegan