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Shauna Shim


1979 Miami, Florida



Years Active

Shauna Shim (born 1979 Miami, Florida) is an American-born British actress, who plays Miss Drill in the 2017 adaption of The Worst Witch.

Early days

Shim was raised in Nottingham, England, and trained at the Carlton Television Workshop alongside other actors such as Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Vicky McClure and award-winning director, Julian Kemp. Her brother, Andrew Shim, is also an actor, whom she has been quoted as saying she would "love to work with".[1]


Having worked extensively in film, television and on the West End stage, Shim has appeared alongside many world-renowned actors such as Nicole Kidman, Simon Pegg, David Schwimmer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Bettany, Sam Rockwell, Frema Agyeman, James Caan, Donald Sutherland and Lauren Bacall. Her film work has covered various genres including horror (An American Haunting, 2005), comedy (Big Nothing, 2006) and Independent Arthouse (Dogville, 2003).

Shim has also appeared in numerous television series and dramas, including the British drama series A Thing Called Love,[2] with Paul Nicholls; the US TV series The Embassy; and the Irish drama-series Legend, with Padraic Delaney.


Big Nothing - Melanie Legend - Victoria Holby City - Ruth Evans An American Haunting - Anky A Thing Called Love - Chantelle Staple Doctors - Joanna Parks Piccadilly Jim - Pett House Maid Dogville - June Octane - Paramedic Crossroads - Philomena Wise This Little Life - Nurse Janey The American Embassy - Gwen


Worker's Writes - Royal Court Theatre Cadillac Ranch - Soho Theatre Splash Hatch On The E Going Down - Donmar Warehouse Theatre Four - Royal Court Theatre


Shauna has been the nominee for a number of awards, including 'Screen Nation 2003 - Best Newcomer' and 'TV Moments 2003 - Best Dramatic Scene'. In October 2011, Shauna was awarded 'Best Actress in a Leading Role' at the International Filmmaker Festival for her role in the short film 'Silver Lining'.


A keen singer, Shauna first began performing with, the creatively titled band, 'Psycho Phunk Fish'. Guest performances with 'David Blazye and the Reservations' and 'The Shakes' followed years later.

She can often been seen performing live on stage with the 7-piece funk band 'Funkified'


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