Deborah Findlay (born 1947 in Surrey) is an English actress.
Her TV credits include Gillian in the
ITV drama (1999), the recurring character Greer Thornton in 4 of the 6 episodes of The Last Train , and in the episode State of Play (2004) in The French Drop . She also appeared in 4 episodes of the 2001 series of Foyle's War and 1 episode of the acclaimed and original entry of the The Armstrong and Miller Show TV series. In autumn 2007 she appeared with Messiah Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Francesca Annis in the BBC1 costume drama series playing the role of the endless spinster Miss Augusta Tompkinson as well as in Cranford . She portrayed Home Secretary Denise Riley in Wilfred Owen: A Remembrance Tale Torchwood's 2009 third series and featured as lawyer Gemma King in one episode of the BBC1 series Children of Earth in January 2010. Silent Witness
In 2008 she starred in the US premiere of
Vincent River by Philip Ridley. In 2009 she appeared, again alongside Judi Dench in a Donmar West End revival of , and reprised her (in this case more prominent) role as Augusta Tompkinson in the two-part Christmas special Madame de Sade . Return to Cranford
She won the 1997 Outer
Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (sharing the award with Allison Janney and Celia Weston) as well as the Olivier Award for her performance in Stanley.
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