Lou Gish

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Lou Gish (Louise Mikel Henrietta Marie Curram)
Born Louise Mikel Henrietta Marie Curram
(1967-05-27)27 May 1967
London, England, UK
Died 20 February 2006(2006-02-20) (aged 38)
London, England, UK
Cause of death
cancer
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996-2005
Partner(s) Nicholas Rowe (2000-2006) her death

Lou Gish (27 May 1967 – 20 February 2006) was an English stage, film and television actress.

Early life[edit]

She was born Louise Mikel Henrietta Marie Curram in 1967, the elder daughter of the actor Roland Curram and the actress Sheila Gish. She was raised in London and originally saw herself as an artist rather than an actress. She trained in Camberwell and went on to gain a BA Honours degree at the Camberwell College of Arts.

Career[edit]

However, a role in a fringe play in Paddington saw her land an agent, and this convinced her to follow in the thespian footsteps of her family, acting in roles on stage, television series, and in film. She acted with her sister, Kay Curram, in King Lear at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2005.

Personal life[edit]

Gish was the partner of actor Nicholas Rowe until her death. Ewan McGregor was her step cousin.

Death[edit]

She died of cancer at the age of 38. Her death came less than a year after that of her mother, in March 2005, who was also a cancer victim. Both mother and daughter were buried at Highgate Cemetery.

Film and television career[edit]

Theatre career[edit]

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