Peal Mackie grew up in Brixton in south London. She earned a degree in Drama from the University of Bristol. She speaks three languages: English, French and Spanish. During her studies she went to workshops and took part in many extra-curricular plays.
Alongside Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake, Morwenna Banks and Matt Berry, Mackie appeared as a front of house girl in the 2013 music comedy Svengali. In 2014, Mackie played Anne-Marie Frasier in Doctors and the young computer genius Mia in Crystal Springs at the Park Theatre in London.[ She has also been seen in the political satire Obama-ology at the Finborough Theatre, the National Theatre's West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, and the short film Date Aid by Bond. Pearl has worked as an acting tutor for Troupers, a company that teaches theatre skills to children and young people.
Pearl was brought to our screens in 2017 as Bill Potts, companion to the Twelfth Doctor. She blew audiences away with her portrayal of Bill, who brought never before seen queer representation to Doctor Who. She is the last companion to the Doctor who has appeared on screen to date, with her last appearance being the 2017 Christmas Special, Twice Upon A Time.
You can follow Pearl on Twitter at @Pearlie_mack and Instagram at @therealpearlmackie.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Gallifrey One 2020 - February 14-16, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA, USA 2019
- MCM Comic Con Birmingham - Fall 2019 - November 16-17, 2019 in Birmingham, UK
- FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2019 - September 5-7, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2019 - April 19-20, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT, USACancelled Appearance Gallifrey One 2019 - February 15-17, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, USACancelled Appearance 2018
- Chicago TARDIS 2018 - November 23-25, 2018 in Lombard, IL, USA
Armageddon Auckland 2018 - October 19-22, 2018 in Auckland, New ZealandCancelled Appearance
- Wizard World Comic Con Austin 2018 - September 21-23, 2018 in Austin, TX, USA
- MegaCon Tampa Bay 2018 - September 21-23, 2018 in Tampa, FL, USA
- Dragon Con 2018 - August 30 - September 3, 2018 in Atlanta, GA, USA
- London Film & Comic Con 2018 - July 27-29, 2018 in London, UK
- EM-Con Nottingham 2018 - May 5-6, 2018 in Nottingham, UK
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Gold Coast 2018 - April 27-29, 2018 in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Melbourne 2018 - April 20-22, 2018 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(Re)Generation Who 2018 - March 23-25, 2018 in Baltimore, MD, USACancelled Appearance Gallifrey One 2018 - February 16-18, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA, USACancelled Appearance 2017
- MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2017 - November 18-19, 2017 in Birmingham, UK
- Film & Comic Con Newcastle 2017 - October 21-22, 2017 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
- New York Comic Con 2017 - October 5-8, 2017 in New York, NY, USA
- German Comic Con Berlin 2017 - September 30 - October 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany
Film & Comic Con Cardiff 2017 - September 23-24, 2017 in Cardiff, UKCancelled Appearance
- Rose City Comic Con 2017 - September 8-10, 2017 in Portland, OR, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2017 - June 1-4, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA, USA 2016
- New York Comic Con 2016 - October 6-9, 2016 in New York, NY, USA
18 confirmed guest appearances