Lenora Crichlow in 2009
|Born||Lenora Isabella Crichlow
4 January 1985
Westminster, London, England
Crichlow's father was Frank Gilbert Crichlow, a community activist originally from the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean, who once ran the Mangrove restaurant in Notting Hill which was frequented by stars such as Jimi Hendrix and Diana Ross. He died on 15 September 2010. Her mother, Lucy Addington, is a white Englishwoman. She has two sisters, Amandla and Francesca, and a brother, Knowlton. Her younger sister, Amandla Crichlow, is also an actress and has appeared in Prime Suspect: The Final Act and The Bill.
Crichlow trained and worked with the YoungBlood Theatre Company. She made her first film appearance in the small-budget UK horror film Wilderness released in 2006, and the ITV police drama The Bill.
Crichlow came to public prominence starring as Maria "Sugar" Sweet in Channel 4's adaptation of the Julie Burchill novel Sugar Rush, which won the 2006 International Emmy Award in the 'Children And Young People' category.
She then appeared in "Gridlock", a 2007 episode of Doctor Who, and BBC One's feature-length drama Kiss of Death in 2008, starring alongside Danny Dyer. In March 2010, Lenora returned to the world of Doctor Who in the audio release of Doctor Who: The Architects of History, playing a new character "Rachel."
In November 2008, the BBC announced she had been cast as Annie, a ghost in a flat shared with a vampire and a werewolf, in the BBC Three series Being Human, replacing Andrea Riseborough who had played the character in the pilot. She continued to play the role of Annie in the programme until the last episode of the fourth season, in March 2012.
Since January 2010, Crichlow has appeared in Material Girl on BBC One as Ali Redcliffe, a fashion designer. She in June 2010 also played the role of Ashley in a BBC Three pilot, named Dappers.
In 2011, Crichlow played the character of Police Sergeant Lily Thomson in the BBC drama Death in Paradise. In 2012 Crichlow appeared in an episode of Inspector George Gently and also played the central role of Shania, a streetwise 200m runner, in the Olympic themed film Fast Girls. On 26 December she starred as Laura Stanton in the ITV1 Drama Doors Open, an adaptation of the Ian Rankin novel of the same name.
|2004||Bella and the Boys||Stacey||TV Movie|
|2007||The Beloved Ones||Maureen||Short film|
|2008||Kiss of Death||Jude Whiley||TV Movie|
|2008||The Things I Haven't Told You||Miss Baker||TV Movie|
|2012||Fast Girls||Shania Andrews||Feature Film|
|2012||Doors Open||Laura Stanton||TV Movie|
|2013||Burton & Taylor||Chen Sam||TV Movie|
|2004||The Bill||Shirley Moss||12 episodes|
|2005||Casualty||Linda Surrey/Michelle||2 episodes|
|2005-06||Sugar Rush||Maria "Sugar" Sweet||20 episodes|
|2009-12||Being Human||Annie Sawyer||30 episodes|
|2009||Collision||Alice Jackson||Mini-series, 3 episodes|
|2010||Material Girl||Ali Redcliffe||6 episodes|
|2011||Death in Paradise||Lily Thomson||1 episode|
|2012||Inspector George Gently||Carol Morford||"Gently Northern Soul"|
|2012||Black Mirror||Victoria||White Bear|
|2013||Back in the Game||Gigi Fernandez-Lovette|
Crichlow narrated The Gatwick Baby: Abandoned at Birth, shown on BBC3 on 13 April 2011.
- Births England and Wales 1984-2006
- Busby, Margaret (26 September 2010). "Frank Crichlow obituary". The Guardian (London).
- Warrington, Ruby (30 August 2009). "Lenora Crichlow: Material Girl". London: Times Online. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
- Lenora Crichlow - Ali Redcliffe Playback
- Wilderness (2006) Film review Film4
- Louise Lombard, Lyndsey Marshal and Danny Dyer star in Kiss Of Death – a new crime drama for BBC One BBC Press Office, 26 October 2007
- Sweet talk Telegraph, 4 June 2006.
- Previous winners International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Doctor Who - Gridlock BBC One
- Audio Drama Review - Doctor Who The Architects of History Sci-fi Online, 31 March 2010
- Being Human cast announced: who’s in, who’s out? The Stage, 4 October 2010
- Being Human – Lenora Crichlow plays Annie BBC Press Office, 23 December 2008
- How Being Human bit back to become BBC3's biggest hit The Guardian, 9 January 2010
- Collision ITV Press Centre, 26 October 2009.
- Some substance, but no style: BBC's new low-budget fashion drama Material Girl fails to live up to Ugly Betty Mail Online, 15 January 2010
- Dappers BBC Three.
- Jeffrey, Morgan (26 March 2012). "'Inspector George Gently' returning to BBC One with four new films". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
- Reynolds, Simon (3 April 2012). "Noel Clarke, Lenora Crichlow in Olympics-themed 'Fast Girls' trailer". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
- Sperling, Daniel (24 December 2012). "Lenora Crichlow: 'Doors Open is Oceans 11 meets Full Monty'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
- Lenora Crichlow discovers the real Nelson Mandela BBC Three, 8 June 2010.
- TV review: Who Is Nelson Mandela? | Nixon In The Den The Scotsman, 10 June 2010.
- Wilson, Mackensie, 'Being Human' Star Lenora Crichlow to Host BBCA 'Tudors' Episodes BBC America, 16 December 2010.