Poppy Drayton

Poppy Gabriella Drayton (born 7 June 1991) is a British actress. She is known for playing Elizabeth Thatcher in the feature-length Hallmark Channel television pilot of When Calls the Heart, and for playing Amberle Elessedil in the MTV fantasy drama series The Shannara Chronicles.

Drayton graduated from the Arts Educational School in Chiswick.

In 2013 Drayton was cast in her first major role in the Hallmark Channel television movie pilot for When Calls the Heart, in which she played Elizabeth Thatcher (a role that was taken over by Erin Krakow in the subsequent television series). This was followed by a role in the 2013 Downton Abbey Christmas special.

The following year Drayton was cast as Amberle Elessedil, one of the lead roles in the MTV fantasy drama series The Shannara Chronicles; the series premiered on 5 January 2016.

Drayton has also done stage work, appearing in The Green Bay Tree at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London in 2014.

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Cast Credits

The Shannara Chronicles (2016)
Starring as Amberle Elessedil (10 episodes)
  • Episode 1x10: Ellcrys (Mar 1, 2016)
  • Episode 1x09: Safehold (Feb 23, 2016)
  • Episode 1x08: Utopia (Feb 16, 2016)
  • Episode 1x07: Breakline (Feb 9, 2016)
  • Episode 1x06: Pykon (Feb 2, 2016)
  • Episode 1x05: Reaper (Jan 26, 2016)
  • Episode 1x04: Changeling (Jan 19, 2016)
  • Episode 1x03: Fury (Jan 12, 2016)
  • Episode 1x02: Chosen (2) (Jan 5, 2016)
  • Episode 1x01: Chosen (1) (Jan 5, 2016)
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When Calls the Heart (2014)
Guest starring as Elizabeth Thatcher
Downton Abbey (2010)
Guest starring as Madeleine Allsopp
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Guest starring as Summer Haleston