Farah Dowling has always been an intriguing character on Winx Club and Netflix’s Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss, but she becomes even more interesting when you know what happens in the series after Bloom and her friends leave Alfea for good at the end of season 5. Farah takes the role of headmistress and works behind the scenes to protect Alfea from threats that affect not only the school but also Magix itself. Eve Best as Farah Dowling: The Headmistress Who Works Behind the Scenes to Protect Her Students
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Born in London
Eve Best was born in London, England on August 30, 1971. She is an English actress and producer. She began her acting career on stage, and has since appeared in numerous television shows and films. In recent years, she has gained recognition for her role as Dr. Penelope Blake on the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. But her most recent role is that of Farah Dowling, headmistress of Alfea, in the new series Fate: The Winx Saga. Airing now on Netflix, Fate follows the lives of four fairy princesses who are destined to save all worlds with their magical powers. Eve Best portrays Farah Dowling, headmistress of Alfea—the school where they learn how to use their powers.
She often stays behind-the-scenes to help protect them from threats beyond Alfea’s boundary.
Early Life and Education
Farah Dowling was born and raised in the Otherworld, a realm adjacent to the Earth. When she was young, she showed great promise as a student of magic and was admitted to Alfea, the prestigious school for fairies.
Awards and Nominations (Part 1)
Eve Best is an English actress who has appeared in various stage, film, and television roles. She is best known for her role as Dr. Carolyn Tyler on Doctor Who (2008) and Lisbeth Salander on Millennium (2007). In 2011, she won a Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Phyllida Lyle-King in Private Lives. That same year, she also starred in Posh. In 2014, Best starred as Lady Macbeth at London’s Old Vic Theatre alongside Rory Kinnear.
Successful Broadway Debuts
From her breakout role in ‘The Boys in the Band’ to her recent Tony-nominated performance in ‘Network,’ Eve Best has made a name for herself on Broadway. But it was her role as Farah Dowling in ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ that really showed off her range. As the headmistress of Alfea, she worked behind the scenes to protect her students from threats beyond Alfea’s boundary. In this capacity, she is often shown checking with campus security and overseeing affairs from the school office. She also oversaw Bloom’s final exams and when Bloom needed help being rescued after being kidnapped by Darkar and his minions, Farah stepped up to be part of a team going into battle with Darkar himself. In spite of her stern demeanor, we see that Farah truly cares about her students and their well-being – which is why she keeps working hard to protect them!
Stage Work at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Eve Best is a British actress who is known for her stage work at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She has also appeared in television shows such as The Tudors and Medium. In Fate: The Winx Saga, she plays Farah Dowling, the headmistress of Alfea who works behind the scenes to protect her students from threats beyond Alfea’s boundary. Eve Best is a great choice for this role, as she brings both strength and compassion to her character. It is clear that she cares deeply about all of her students, and will do anything to protect them. It is a joy to watch the characters interact with each other – whether it be helping one another out or teasing one another mercilessly.