Lily Loveless

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Lily Loveless
Born Lily May Loveless
(1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 24)
London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Lily May Loveless (born 16 April 1990 in London)[1][2] is an English actress, best known for her role as Naomi Campbell in the BAFTA award winning drama Skins.

Career[edit]

Loveless made her acting debut in the third series of Skins, playing the sexually confused, outspoken political activist teenager Naomi Campbell.

Loveless was a performer in Psychotic Dance Company, a dance group that specialises in street dance fused with other urban dance styles. Loveless received the 2007 Jack Petchey Achievement Award.[3] In June 2007, she performed with the Psychotic Dance Company at the Tottenham Carnival.[4]

In 2010, she played the character of Chloe in the adaptation of Mark Billingham's Sleepyhead. Following this, Loveless secured many roles, including Anna in The Fades penned by former Skins writer, Jack Thorne (playing the role in both the pilot and the following series); Sadie in Sky Living's supernatural drama, Bedlam alongside Theo James, Charlotte Salt and former Skins co-stars Will Young and Hugo Speer; Bex in BBC children's drama Combat Kids; and an appearance as homeless teenage runaway, Ellie, in the final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. She ended 2011 making her film debut in Nirpal Bhogal's Sket playing the part of Hannah. After its premiere at the London Film Festival, the film was released nationwide on 28 October 2011. She followed this with a guest appearance in the BBC drama, 'Good Cop', written by Stephen Butchard, and a role in Nihat Seven's independent film drama Candle to Water.

Outside film and television, Loveless appeared alongside actor Matthew Lewis in the promo video for A Band of Buriers 'Filth' directed by Blake Claridge.

On 16 October 2012, it was confirmed that Loveless would reprise the role of Naomi Campbell in the seventh and final series of Skins

In 2013, Loveless was awarded 'Best Newcomer' at the Monaco International Film Festival for her portrayal as Alexia in Kate Lane's Fear of Water[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Production Character Notes
2009–2010; 2013 Skins Naomi Campbell Series 3-4; Series 7, Episodes 1-2, "Fire"
2009 Seven PM Fox Film (short)
2010 Thorne: Sleepyhead Chloe TV Drama
2010 The Fades (TV series) Anna Roberts TV Drama
2010 Hit and Run Shelley Film (short)
2010 Combat Kids Bex Clayton TV Series
2011 Bedlam Sadie Novak Series 1, Episode 3; "Inmates"
2011 Sket Hannah Film
2011 The Fades Anna Roberts TV Series
2011 The Sarah Jane Adventures Ellie Faber Series 5, Episodes 4-5; "The Curse of Clyde Langer"
2012 Wallander Margaretha Harkala Series 3, Episode 2; "Before the Frost"
2012 Good Cop Lucy Series 1, Episode 4
2012 Candle to Water Chrissie Film
2013 The Crash Ashley Wainwright TV Drama
2013 Fear of Water Alexia Film
2013 Mugged Ros Film (short)
2014 Dead in the Water Nicole Radio Play
2014 DCI Banks Tracy Banks Series 3, Episodes 4-6
Music videos
Year Song Artist Role Notes
2012 "Filth" A Band Of Buriers Girlfriend

Personal life[edit]

Loveless attended Millfields Community Primary School and Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic School, both situated in Hackney, East London. She revealed to NME that her favourite bands are English rock group Arctic Monkeys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. She also said that she likes music from artists such as Florence and the Machine because it is theatrical and when she listens to music she pictures scenes in films that the music could relate to. She also plays the piano.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lily Loveless". Tv.com. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  2. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984–2006, Birth name listed as Lily May Loveless
  3. ^ Psychotic Dance Company Website
  4. ^ Video of Tottenham Carnival Performance
  5. ^ Monaco International Film Festival Angel Award Winners 2013
  6. ^ Official Twitter Account

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