||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (June 2009)|
|Born||Siobhan Kathleen Mary McMurray Hewlett
London, England, United Kingdom
Siobhan Hewlett (born 15 April 1984) is an Irish film, television, radio and theatre actress.
Hewlett was born in London and grew up between the west coast of Ireland and Whitstable in Kent. Her Father was the comedy sitcom actor Donald Hewlett of It Ain't Half Hot Mum and You Rang, M'Lord? fame, her mother is the actress Therese McMurray. Hewlett attended Downe House School and The King's School, Canterbury on art scholarships. Whilst at The King's School, Canterbury she was spotted in a production by top theatrical agent Lorraine Hamilton and subsequently went on to study acting at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London graduating in 2003.
Hewlett's grandmother was the last Captain of The Bluebells, (high kicking dance troupe) who performed around Europe and South America in the 1920s and '30s, working with Mistinguett and Josephine Baker. Her grandparents were variety artists who were represented by Lew Grade, who met while performing for the judges and diplomats at the Nuremberg War Trials. Her great-grandmother was the contortionist Cochranes "Eve".
Hewlett's Theatre credits include Kitty in Etta Jenks Finborough Theatre with Chris O'Dowd, Daniela Nardini and Clarke Peters directed by Che Walker. Ginny in Relatively Speaking (1965 play) with Peter Bowles.The Waltz of the Toreadors at Chichester Festival Theatre directed by Angus Jackson. The Philanthropist (play) at Donmar Warehouse playing Araminta opposite Simon Russell Beale and Danny Webb. "the luscious and accomplished Araminta was played by the luscious and accomplished Siobhan Hewlett, whose electrifying stage presence would have stolen any other show" −The Independent 2007. Donny's Brain by Rona Munro at Hampstead Theatre opposite Ryan Early.
Hewlett's film credits include Janie in The Gathering (2003 film) with Christina Ricci directed by Brian Gilbert (director) She subsequently starred in Monsieur N. opposite Richard E. Grant Elsa Zylberstein and Stanley Townsend directed by Antoine de Caunes. Piccadilly Jim alongside Tom Wilkinson in Julian Fellowes adaptation of the novel, directed by John McKay (director). Hewlett starred opposite Marianne Faithfull Kevin Bishop and Miki Manojlović in Irina Palm directed by Sam Garbarski. Dread (film) directed by Anthony di Blasi and produced by Clive Barker. Bonded by Blood directed by Sacha Bennett. Hummingbird (film) opposite Jason Statham Vicky McClure and Benedict Wong, directed by Steven Knight. Hewlett is the lead character Faith in Jimmy's End by Alan Moore.
Her TV credits include Lucy in The Canterbury Tales (TV series) starring opposite Julie Walters and Bill Nighy. Hewlett has starred in Fortysomething (TV series) with Hugh Laurie and Benedict Cumberbatch Anna Chancellor and Stephen Fry. Catherine of Aragon in Henry VIII: The Mind of a Tyrant presented by David Starkey. Midsomer Murders. Cecily in The Virgin Queen (TV serial) opposite Anne-Marie Duff Tom Hardy Dexter Fletcher Ian Hart and Hans Matheson directed by Coky Giedroyc. Sonya Frost M.I. High directed by Toby Haynes. Harriet in Lilies (BBC TV series). New Tricks. Harriet in Torchwood alongside John Barrowman Eve Myles created by Russell T Davies. Sherlock opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman directed by Paul McGuigan (filmmaker) created by Steven Moffatt. Pete versus Life starring opposite Rafe Spall directed by Becky Martin. Parade's End (TV series) alongside Benedict Cumberbatch Rebecca Hall written by Tom Stoppard directed by Susanna White.
- 2002 The Gathering
- 2003 Monsieur N.
- 2003 Fortysomething (TV series)
- 2003 The Canterbury Tales (TV series)
- 2004 Piccadilly Jim
- 2004 Midsomer Murders (TV series)
- 2005 The Virgin Queen (TV serial)
- 2007 M.I. High (TV series)
- 2007 Irina Palm
- 2007 Lilies (TV series)
- 2007 New Tricks (TV series)
- 2008 Torchwood (TV series)
- 2008 Henry VIII: The Mind of a Tyrant (TV series), as Catherine of Aragon
- 2009 Hotel Babylon" (TV series)
- 2009 Trinity (TV series)
- 2010 Sherlock (TV series) (TV series) as Helen
- 2011 Pete versus Life (TV series) as Mel
- 2011 "Lifes a joke" (Film)
- 2011 "Cumbo" (TV)
- 2011 Act of Faith (Film)
- 2011 "The Syndicate" (TV series)
- 2012 Jimmy's End (Film)
- 2012 Hummingbird (Film)
- 2012 Parades End (TV Series)
- 2013 "Paddy" (short film)
- 2013 "The Syndicate 2) (TV series)
- 2014 "Lotus" (short film)
- 2014 "Untitled Alan Moore feature" (film)
- 2004 "Etta Jenks" Kitty Finborough Theatre (with Clarke Peters and Chris O'Dowd
- 2005 "The Philanthropist" Araminta Donmar Warehouse (With Simon Russell Beale)
- 2006 " Taming of the Shrew" Bianca Wilton's Music Hall with Rachael Stirling and Oliver Chris
- 2008 " Waltz of the Toreadors" Chichester Festival Theatre (with Peter Bowles)
- 2009 "Relatively Speaking" Ginny Theatre Royal, Bath (with Peter Bowles)
- 2011 "Drowning on Dry Land" Gail Gilchrist Jermyn Street Theatre
- 2012 "Donny's Brain" Trish Hampstead Theatre