Amrita Acharia - Zoe
Born in Kathmandu to a Nepalese father and Ukrainian mother, Amrita spent her childhood in Ukraine, Kathmandu and England before moving with her family to Norway aged 13. After finishing high school in Tromsø, she returned to England to pursue her acting career.
After a haunting appearance as a schoolgirl victim of Uday Hussein in Lee Tamahori’s biopic The Devil’s Double, Amrita was cast as Daenerys’s Dothraki handmaiden Irri in the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. After Irri’s character was killed off, she went on to play the lead in the Norwegian feature Jeg Er Din (I Am Yours) alongside Ola Rapace. Her performance landed her a nomination for Best Actress at the Norwegian Amanda Awards and the film was Norway’s entry for Best Foreign Film in the 2014 Academy Awards.
She was the first character in Welcome to Curiosity to be cast by director Ben Pickering, as his sole choice for the troubled Zoe. Since shooting Welcome to Curiosity, Amrita has starred as Richa in Atul Malhotra’s Amar, Akbar and Tony (picked up by Netflix) and is currently starring as Dr Ruby Walker in ITV’s hugely popular The Good Karma Hospital, now in its second season.