- This article is about the British actress. For the album of the same name, see Honeysuckle Weeks (album).
Honeysuckle Weeks, November 2008
1 August 1979 |
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
|Spouse(s)||Lorne Stormonth-Darling (2007–present)|
Early Life 
Weeks was born in Cardiff, Wales, to Robin and Susan (née Wade) (who have since divorced), and grew up in Chichester and Petworth, both in West Sussex. Her parents named her after honeysuckle flowers because they were in bloom when she was born. She has a younger sister and brother, Perdita and Rollo, respectively, both of whom have also pursued careers in acting.
Weeks was educated at Great Ballard School, Sussex, Roedean School and Pembroke College, Oxford, where she read English (graduating with upper-second class honours). She also spent time studying art in Italy. As a child she was a member of the Chichester Festival Theatre.
From the age of nine, Weeks studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School at the weekends. When she was 11, Weeks was flown to America and cast in a DreamWorks feature being directed by Steven Spielberg. However, when Spielberg dropped out of the project, Weeks' role was re-cast with Reese Witherspoon.
Her acting career started with the juvenile lead in a television series (an adaptation of Anne Fine's Goggle-Eyes, 1993, alongside Perdita); since then she has appeared in many programmes, including the children's series The Wild House and the long-running series Midsomer Murders and Poirot. In 1997 Honeysuckle and Perdita were both in Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph, wherein Perdita played the younger version of her sister's character. Her film roles include Anne Ridd in Lorna Doone (2000) and Sarah in My Brother Tom (2001). She also starred in The Bill in 2008 as Julie Jankowski.
Weeks is currently best known for her parts in three television series: Close Relations (1998), Ladies & Their Gentlemen (2002–2006), and Foyle's War (2002–2010,2013). In the last, a BAFTA award-winning detective series set in Hastings during and just after World War II, she starred opposite Michael Kitchen. In 2007, Weeks starred in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries as Tania Thompson, a character based on the Canadian serial killer Karla Homolka. In 2008, she appeared as Harriet Pringle in the Radio 4 adaptation of Fortunes of War.
Stage acting 
Personal Life 
In July 2007 she married hypnotherapist Lorne Stormonth-Darling. They live in London. They had earlier been married in an impromptu Buddhist wedding ceremony while on holiday in the Himalayas in 2005.
Awards and nominations 
In 2004, Weeks was nominated in the Most Popular Newcomer category at the National Television Awards.
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