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Why Catrin From The Witcher: Blood Origin Looks So Familiar

"The Witcher" quickly became one of Netflix's most popular series when it first debuted in 2019. There have been some hiccups in the later seasons, especially regarding Geralt's actor, Henry Cavill, making his departure from the show once Season 3 wraps. Despite these hurdles and setbacks, the show is still plowing forward with its multi-season plan.

Along with the main show, Netflix has done a few spin-offs and accompanying media. In 2021 fans got "The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf," an animated film meant to give fans more backstory for Vesemir. The end of 2022 gave fans a spin-off limited series called "The Witcher: Blood Origin." As the name suggests, "Blood Origin" takes fans back a thousand years to see how the world has been shaped over the centuries to become "The Witcher" universe as we all know it today.

Hebe Beardsall portrays Catrin in the limited prequel series. Catrin is a supporting character who plays a significant role in leading the rebellion. 

Hebe Beardsall stood out to fans due to her familiar face and presence, and she's built quite the career for herself. It's unfortunate that "Blood Origins" received such horrible reviews because the talent on the show speaks for itself.

Hebe Beardsall might be best known for her portrayal of Ariana Dumbledore

Although Ariana Dumbledore never played a huge part in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, she is a prominent figure in Albus Dumbledore's life. As his little sister who died in her early teens, Ariana is a sore spot for the wise old wizard that fans have come to know as nearly all-powerful and all-knowing.

This peak behind the curtain into his family and his past wounds help fans understand what motivated Dumbledore and what torments him. Beardsall portrayed Ariana in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "Part 2," although she was uncredited in "Part 1." Although these films came out in 2010 and 2011, Beardsall did make another appearance as the character in 2022's "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore."

Beardsall's role as Ariana was her movie debut and the first project she ever worked on, according to IMDb. It may not have been a big role, but it was meaningful due to the tragic nature of Ariana's story and how the consequences of her death rippled throughout the franchise.

How to Talk to Girls at Parties casts Beardsall as an alien

Based on a book of short stories by Neil Gaiman, 2017's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" is a unique entry in Hebe Beardsall's portfolio. While the title makes it sound like a simple rom-com with the potential for a coming-of-age arc, the story's actual premise has a vast sci-fi twist to it that, if a viewer has no prior knowledge of the book, may find shocking. Then again, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" is an A24 film, and A24 films have garnered a reputation for being strange and highly conceptual.

In this film, Enn (Alex Sharpe) and his friends stumble upon a party filled with teens from another world. Unaware that they're mingling with aliens at first, the group experience progressively more bizarre occurrences as the party continues. Enn inevitably falls in love with one of the alien girls, Zan (Elle Fanning), and together, they accidentally cause an epic rivalry between the aliens Zan hails from and the Punk humans that Enn is part of.

Beardsall plays Ari Up, the party host that Enn and his friends stumble upon, making Ari Up an alien alongside Zan.

Beardsall brought a young comedian to life in Funny Cow

2017's "Funny Cow" is about a female comedian trying to make her way in a male-dominated industry in 1970s Northern England. "Funny Cow" isn't the only attempt at telling the story of a struggling female comedian trying to make space for herself. Still, this one specifically draws connections to her past and the comedy routine that she presents. She has so many struggles of her own, so she uses her past trauma as fuel for her comedy routine.

"Funny Cow," tells the story of Funny Cow's life at multiple intervals. Maxine Peake plays present-day Funny Cow, but Hebe Beardsall plays Funny Cow in her 20s, so she helps to flesh out the main character's backstory. Considering the entire film is about her building a comedy routine based on her past, it's important for the audience to know and understand her history. Beardsall's performance allows viewers to experience that critical and personal information firsthand.

She even made a brief appearance in the Star Wars universe

"Andor" was one of Disney+'s most ambitious series. With 12 episodes full of world-building, character development, and "Star Wars" lore expansion, there were a lot of high hopes for the series, but there was also a lot of room for things to go horribly wrong. Andor revisits Rebellion Hero Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) before the events of "Rogue One" and before his inevitable death during the siege to capture the Death Star blueprints.

With several award nominations under its belt, including a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama series and two Critics Choice Awards, many believe that "Andor" has the potential to go all the way to the Emmys. Although the series started slow, Cassian's mission's increasing tension and importance created a compelling and emotional journey for fans.

Hebe Beardsall didn't have a massive role in "Andor." She only appeared in a single episode. Credited as Pit #2, she wasn't a named character, but even making an appearance or a cameo in a "Star Wars" production is a massive deal for many actors.

Unforgotten is getting a new reoccurring character from Hebe Beardsall

One of Hebe Beardsall's most recent projects is a series called "Unforgotten." Portraying Cheryl across five episodes in Season Five, Beardsall will be introduced as a new reoccurring character when the fifth season airs. Five episodes may not seem like much, but "Unforgotten" is unique in how it tells its stories. Focusing on short seasons, each only has six episodes. 

Technically, Beardsall's introduction hasn't been released for public consumption yet, but "Unforgotten" is a well-known crime series many fans love. What makes this crime drama so fascinating is that it starts with a single crime that is decades old. When the remains of a murder victim are found buried under a house that's been demolished, authorities open a case to investigate a murder that happened nearly 40 years prior. With limited information and evidence, they have a tough road ahead of them.