Cressida Bonas makes her London stage debut - playing a Cockney male wolf

Cressida Bonas has made her London stage debut. The 25-year-old budding actress impressed theatre-goers with her performance in the critically acclaimed play, There's A Monster In The Lake, in which she stars as a male wolf, complete with a Cockney accent.

The petite blonde seemed perfectly at home on the stage. It is in fact the second time she has taken on the role; in the summer of 2014, Cressida trod the boards at Hay-On-Wye in the small production.

Cressida Bonas has made her London stage debut

The play has now been brought to the British capital as part of the Vault Festival in Waterloo – a six week-long celebration of the arts. Cressida is reprising her role as the mischievous, health and safety-conscious wolf in the first week, from 28 January until 1 February.

There's A Monster In The Lake is an avant-garde play that tells the story of a man who goes missing from a rehabilitation centre, gets lost in the woods and strikes a deal with the devil. He comes across a number of characters – including singing sirens, a seductive Queen, and Cressida's wolf – and it's up to his two daughters to try and bring him back home.

The actress stars as a wolf in There's A Monster In The Lake

Cressida has been lauded for her performance in the Lily Ashley-directed play, in which she sings a song a cappella.

Acting has long been a passion of Prince Harry's former flame; she graduated with a degree in the arts after studying at The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich. And there are exciting times ahead.

It was recently revealed she has been cast in Harvey Weinstein's new film, Tulip Fever, alongside the likes of Dame Judi Dench and Cara Delevingne.

Cressida Bonas with Harvey Weinstein

The film-maker has predicted that the up-and-coming star will enjoy a successful acting career. "People will see what a fantastic actress she is," Harvey said. "It will be the first of many roles for her."

He went on to praise Cressida – who dated Prince Harry for two years – for not using her connections to secure roles. "She's not taking advantage of any media profile," he added.

There are also reports that Cressida is in talks to appear in Downton Abbey. The actress is said to be a big fan of the period drama, and recently met with the show's creator Julian Fellowes to discuss the possibility of a role.

Cressida Bonas with Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt

"She met Julian in the run-up to the Golden Globes," a source told the Daily Star. "While it was a very informal chat, Julian was said to be hugely impressed with her.

"He even promised to set up a meeting with the show's casting director in the UK to talk about a possible cameo in the next season, which may lead to a more permanent role."