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5 April 1971 |
Wimbledon, London, England
Hamilton is best known for her roles in costume drama. She appears as Ruby Pratt, one of the major characters in the BBC1 series Lark Rise to Candleford. Other roles have included Mrs Forster in the Emmy award-winning British 1995 series Pride and Prejudice and Maria Bertram in a 1999 film of Mansfield Park. She also played Queen Victoria in the BBC-TV production Victoria & Albert in 2001.
She also appeared in Midsomer Murders, Series 4 Episode 1, "Garden of Death" as Hilary Inkpen-Thomas, a downtrodden illegitimate daughter.
In 2013, she played Peggy in What Remains, a BBC TV series.
She has been a member of the Peter Hall Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, as well as appearing in the West End and on Broadway. In 1995, she appeared in Ibsen's The Master Builder directed by Peter Hall and starring Alan Bates and Gemma Jones.
She is married to fellow actor Mark Bazeley, and they have a son.
Awards and nominations
- 1996 Critics' Circle Theatre Award : Best Newcomer for The Master Builder and Retreat
- 2004 Evening Standard Award : Best Actress for Suddenly Last Summer
- 2004 What's On Stage Award : Best Actress for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
- 2004 Barclays Theatre Award: Best Actress for As You Like It at the Sheffield Crucible and Lyric Hammersmith.
- 2004 Critics' Circle Theatre Award : Best Actress for As You Like It
- 1995 Ian Charleson Award : Peter Hall Company's The Master Builder
- 2002 Olivier Award : Best Actress for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
- 2003 Tony Award : Best Leading Actress for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
- 2005 Olivier Award : Best Actress for Suddenly Last Summer
|1995||Cone Zone||Zandra Ward||TV film|
|Pride and Prejudice||Mrs. Forster||TV mini-series (3 episodes)|
|1996||The Merchant of Venice||Nerissa||TV film|
|1998||King Lear||Cordelia||TV series/Masterpiece Theatre|
|1999||Mansfield Park||Maria Bertram|
|2000||Midsomer Murders||Hilary Inkpen||TV series (1 episode: "Garden of Death")|
|2001||The Savages||Jessica||TV series (6 episodes)|
|Victoria & Albert||Queen Victoria||TV serial|
|2002||A Day in the Death of Joe Egg||Sheila||TV film|
|Before You Go||Catherine|
|Babyfather||Lucy Fry||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Goodbye, Mr. Chips||Kathie||TV film|
|2003||In Search of the Brontës||Charlotte Brönte||TV film|
|2005||Twisted Tales||Jessie Vasquez||TV series (1 episode: "The Magister")|
|To the Ends of the Earth||Miss Granham||TV mini-series (2 episodes)|
|A Very Social Secretary||Kimberley Fortier||TV film|
|Jericho||Miss Greenaway||TV series (1 episode: "To Murder and Create")|
|Wide Sargasso Sea||Aunt Cora||TV film|
|The Shell Seekers||Nancy Chamberlaine||TV film|
|2007||Trial & Retribution||Suzy McDonald||TV series (1 episode: "Curriculum Vitae: Part 1")|
|The Time of Your Life||Esther||TV series (6 episodes)|
|Lark Rise to Candleford||Ruby Pratt||TV series (25 episodes: 2008-2011)|
|2013||What Remains||Peggy Scott||TV series|
|2014||The Game||Sarah Montag||TV series|