Edinburgh’s Pollyanna McIntosh set for bigger role in The Walking Dead S8

Hit zombie series The Walking Dead will make three of its supporting castmembers regulars for its eighth season – including Edinburgh actress Pollyanna McIntosh.

The hugely-popular AMC show routinely reshuffles its cast list each season, with a small number of primary actors usually leaving the show following the death or exit of their character from the story. These spots in the cast are normally filled by either existing characters (who then become a more integral part of the show) or new characters.

The eighth season of The Walking Dead – which will return to our screens in October – will see bigger roles for Steven Ogg (who plays Simon), Katelyn Nacon (Enid) and McIntosh (Jadis), after the trio were promoted to series regulars.

In series seven, four central characters were killed off, Glenn (Steven Yeun), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Spencer (Austin Nichols) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green).

McIntosh, who plays the mysterious Jadis in The Walking Dead, is a three-time award-winning actress best known for the Sundance hit The Woman and for films as diverse as Sex and Death 101, Land of the Lost, Burke & Hare, Exam, FILTH, Love Eternal, Let Us Prey and White Settlers.

The 38-year-old’s television work includes a series of Bob Servant Independent, playing Philippa Edwards, two series of MI High, playing The Crime Minister, and guest roles on Waterloo Road and Casualty.

She has a leading role in the Sundance Channel series Hap and Leonard and has written for publications such as Crave, Honeysuckle and Flux on everything from the beauty myth to how mental health is represented in film to craft ale.

Born in the Highlands, McIntosh was raised in Edinburgh from 9-16 years old and returns as often as possible to the city she loves.

You can read our interview with the actress HERE.

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