Olivia Poulet

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Olivia Poulet
Born (1978-07-09) 9 July 1978 (age 36)
London, England
Alma mater Putney High School
University of Manchester
Occupation Actress, screenwriter

Olivia Poulet (born 9 July 1978) is an English actress and screenwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

Poulet was born in South-West of London. She graduated from Putney High School and studied drama at Manchester University.[2]

Career[edit]

After her graduation in 2001, Poulet landed her first role in the television series The Bill. In 2005, she portrayed Camilla Parker Bowles, now the Duchess of Cornwall in the television film Whatever Love Means.[3] She appeared in the feature film In the Loop in 2009. The same year she portrayed Carol Thatcher in the television film Margaret. Her most recent productions include Day of the Flowers, Sherlock, Dappers, The Thick of It, Reggie Perrin and Outnumbered.[4]

Poulet has also appeared on stage productions including Queef or Terrence and The Bird Flu Diaries. She has also voiced roles in video game Dragon Age II by Bioware. In 2011, Poulet and her comedy partner Sarah Solemani wrote a sitcom for the BBC, which will be produced Charlie Hanson.[2] She has just recently completed a screenplay called Ocean Road for producer Harriet Rees.[1]

Poulet is an ambassador of The Park Theatre. She starred in Sarah Rutherford’s Adult Supervision, a new play at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, directed by artistic director Jez Bond.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Poulet was in a relationship with actor Benedict Cumberbatch from 1999 before splitting amicably in 2011.[4][6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2001 The Bill Amanda TV series (1 episode: "A Week of Nights: Part 1")
2002 Killing Me Softly Alice's Secretary
2002 Silent Witness Alice Gregg TV series (2 episodes)
2003 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Sasha TV series (1 episode: "A Suitable Vengeance")
2005 The Rotter's Club Ffion Foulkes TV series
2005 Friends and Crocodiles Carol TV movie
2005 The Little Things You Do Martha Short film
2005 Love Soup Julie Pirelli TV series (1 episode: "There Must Be Some Way Out of Here")
2005 Whatever Love Means Camilla Parker Bowles TV movie
2006 Heroes and Villains Clare
2007–2012 The Thick of It Emma Messinger TV series (10 episodes)
2008 Secret Diary of a Call Girl Helen TV series (1 episode)
2008 My Zinc Bed Girl TV movie; uncredited
2008 Outnumbered Julie TV series (1 episode)
2009 In the Loop Suzy
2009 Margaret Carol Thatcher TV movie
2009 Reggie Perrin Tiia TV series (1 episode)
2009 Stalking Ben Chadz June Short film
2010 Dappers Anna TV series (1 episode: "Proper Job")
2010 Sherlock Amanda TV series (1 episode: "The Blind Banker")
2011 Odem Ruth
2011 Dragon Age II Charade Amell, Lady Elegant (voice) Video game
2011 Day of the Flowers Lucy
2012 Mourning Rules June Short film
2012 Asylum Seekers Leah Levine Short film
2013 Chandide Short film

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stalking Ben Chadz : Sweet As A Productions
  2. ^ a b "Olivia Poulet Biography". Sherlockology.com. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. ^ David Thomas, "Whatever acting means", The Daily Telegraph, December 11, 2005.
  4. ^ a b "Olivia Poulet: From Tory tough nut to a taste for the wild side". The Independent. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Top girl: Olivia Poulet interview - Theatre - Going Out - London Evening Standard
  6. ^ Shone, Tom. "Perfect Storm". Vogue (September 2013): 7. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 

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