Annabel Scholey

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Annabel Scholey
Born Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Height 5 ft 5 ins

Annabel Scholey (born January 1984)[1] is an English actress. She is known for portraying Lauren Drake in the BBC supernatural drama Being Human.


Scholey was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.[2] She trained at the Oxford School of Drama,[3] graduating in 2005.[4]


Scholey recently filmed the lead role of 'Maddie' in Vertigo Film's new musical feature film 'Walking on Sunshine', due to be released in June 2014. Scholey has worked extensively in Classical theatre. She most recently appeared (July/Aug 2013) in the revival of Passion Play by Peter Nichols (at the Duke of York's Theatre) as the predatory younger woman, Kate. She also worked at The Royal National Theatre in their summer production of Antigone playing the role of Ismene. In June 2011 Scholey played Lady Anne, in Sam Mendes adaptation of Richard III with Kevin Spacey in the title role, at the Old Vic theatre in London and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The production opened to rave reviews.[5] In 2010 Scholey played Hermia alongside Dame Judi Dench in "A Midsummer Nights Dream" at The Rose Theatre Kingston and later that year appeared as 'Julia' in Sheridan's 'The Rivals' alongside Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles (of 'To the Manor Born') at the Haymarket Theatre in London. Both productions were directed by Sir Peter Hall.

Scholey played the lead role of Michelle 'Midge' Lerner in the BBC Three comedy drama Personal Affairs, alongside Laura Aikman, Ruth Negga and Maimie McCoy.[6]

Also for television, she played Diana Rivers in the 2006 BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre. She has also appeared in episodes of Doctors, EastEnders, Holby City and Poirot.

Scholey has lent her voice to radio dramas including All Passion Spent, A Harlot’s Progress and Under Milk Wood. She was runner-up in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Competition 2005. In 2011 she provided voice for Ginny Weasley in the video game version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 [7]


Year Title Role Notes Director
2005 Poirot: After the Funeral Miss Sorrel Television film Maurice Phillips
2006 Holby City Naomi Verity
- Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged (2006)
Medical drama Ian Jackson
Doctors Lisa Armstrong
- Home Truths (2006)
TV series
Jane Eyre Diana Rivers
- Episode 1.4 (2006)
TV serial Susanna White
2007 EastEnders Maddy (2 episodes) Soap opera Edward Bazalgette
2009 Being Human Lauren Drake Series Regular
- Episodes 1.1–1.5 (2009)
TV series Toby Haynes and Colin Teague
Personal Affairs Michelle 'Midge' Lerner (Lead Character) TV series Ashley Way, Jenny Ash, and James Henry
2011 One Wrong Word Denise [Electric Ballroom productions] Short Nicole Volavka
2012 Family Tree Lucy Pfister [NBC/HBO/BBC] TV series Christopher Guest
Very Few Fish Claire [BBC] Pilot/Taster Alex Winkler
2014 Walking on Sunshine Maddie Feature film Max Giwa and Diana Pasquini



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