Morven Christie

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Morven Christie
Born 1979 (age 35–36)
Helensburgh, Strathclyde, Scotland
Years active 2003–present

Morven Christie (born 1979) is a Scottish actress.

Life and career[edit]

Morven Christie grew up in Glasgow and Aviemore. Her parents are both French. She studied acting at the Drama Centre London, under Reuven Adiv, an associate of Lee Strasberg, graduating in 2003.[1] Christie has worked on stage, film and television drama.

In 2006 she played Juliet and Hero for the Royal Shakespeare Company in their Complete Works season.[2][3]

Christie played Rose Maylie in Sarah Phelps's adaptation of Oliver Twist for the BBC, and Jane Bennet in ITV's miniseries Lost in Austen, a modern twist on Austen's Pride & Prejudice. She played the leading role in ITV series Monday Monday, and a supporting role in The Young Victoria.

In 2008 Christie was cast in Sam Mendes's first Bridge Project theatre company, playing Anya in Tom Stoppard's new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, and Perdita in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale which finished at The Old Vic in London, after a sellout run at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and a world tour.[4]

In January 2011, she appeared in Alan Bleasdale's BAFTA-nominated drama The Sinking of the Laconia for the BBC.

Christie also played Isa Morrison in a revival of Ena Lamont Stewart's Men Should Weep at the National Theatre, directed by Josie Rourke.

In 2011, she appeared in John Morton's BBC Four comedy seriesTwenty Twelve, in which she played Fi Healey, Head of Legacy, and in 2012 played Zoe Morgan in Hunted for BBC One and Cinemax.[5]

As of January 2015, she is filming a guest star role in a 2 part Doctor Who story written by Toby Whithouse. Filming will continue until February with transmission the following autumn.






  • When You Cure Me (2006, radio play) as Rachel
  • An Inspector Calls as Sheila Birling
  • Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think of You as Molly Naylor
  • A Farewell to Arms (2011, BBC Radio 4) as Catherine Barkley[7]
  • Austerlitz (December 2012, BBC Radio 3) as Agata


  2. ^ David, Peta Romeo and Juliet, The Stage (19 April 2006)
  3. ^ Paul Taylor (2006-04-20). Romeo And Juliet, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon – Reviews, Theatre. The Independent
  4. ^ Brian Scott Lipton (2008-12-22). Full Cast Set for BAM's Bridge Project Stagings of Cherry Orchard and Winter's Tale.
  5. ^ Radio Times Hunted Cast List
  6. ^ The Doctor Who Team (14 January 2015). "Filming Begins on Doctor Who, Series 9". Doctor Who. BBC One. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  7. ^ BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour Drama. (2011-08-05). Retrieved on 2012-07-03.

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