Sylvestra Le Touzel

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Sylvestra Le Touzel
Born 1958
Jersey, Channel Islands
Occupation actor

Sylvestra Le Touzel is a British television, film and stage actor who was born on Jersey in the Channel Islands and raised in Kensington, London. She was schooled in East Acton.


Her first television role was in the Doctor Who story The Mind Robber, playing one of the children who bedevil the Second Doctor and his companions in the 'Land of Fiction'. A well-known early role was that of Fanny Price in the BBC dramatisation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (1983).[1]

Le Touzel has also been seen on the small screen in shows as diverse as Dixon of Dock Green, The Brontes of Haworth, The Uninvited, The Professionals, Lovejoy, Alas Smith and Jones, Midsomer Murders, My Family and The Long Walk to Finchley (as Patricia Hornsby-Smith). In 1994 she played Sarah Teale in the TV series Between the Lines. In 2007, she also played the role of Mrs Allen in the ITV adaptation of Northanger Abbey. She has also played Harriet Waterhouse in the ITV drama Bonkers.[2]

She co-starred in the BBC Schools "Look and Read" series, in their cult serial The Boy from Space. She also appeared in a classic Heineken advert "The Water in Majorca" with Bryan Pringle.[3]

Le Touzel starred in the second episode of Dirk Gently as Emelda Ransome. She portrayed Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon in the 2012 ITV mini-series Titanic.


While film appearances have been few and far between, she played Marianne Thornton in the 2006 film Amazing Grace and appeared in Happy-Go-Lucky.

In 2012 film Cloud Atlas, she portrayed three different characters through the movie: Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 5, Nurse Judd and Aide in Slaughtership.

Personal life[edit]

Her brother, Joshua Le Touzel, is also an actor. She is married to actor Owen Teale and has two children. She is a supporter of charitable theatre and is currently (as of 2012) a patron of Montage Theatre Arts in London along with fellow British actress Debby Bishop.[4]


  1. ^ Sue Parrill, Jane Austen on film and television: a critical study (2002), p. 84
  2. ^ "Bonkers". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Heineken commercial - Water In Majorca". Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Montage Theatre Arts >> Our Chair and Board". Retrieved 16 March 2012. 

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