Abigail Cruttenden

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Abigail Cruttenden
Born Abigail Lucy Cruttenden
(1968-03-23) 23 March 1968 (age 49)
Acton, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Sean Bean
(m. 1997; div. 2000)

Jonathan R. Fraser
(m. 2003)
Children 2
Relatives Hal Cruttenden (brother)

Abigail Lucy Cruttenden (born 23 March 1968 in Acton, London) is an English actress.

Cruttenden played opposite Sean Bean as his character's onscreen wife Jane in several episodes of the TV series Sharpe. She appears in the sitcom Not Going Out as Anna, one of Lee and Lucy's new neighbours.

Personal and family life[edit]

Cruttenden lives in Sheen, southwest London.[1] She married actor Sean Bean in 1997 and had a daughter, Evie.[2] Three months later the couple started divorce proceedings; they divorced in 2000.[citation needed] In 2003, she married Jonathan Fraser.[citation needed] They have a child, Merle.[citation needed]

Her grandmother, Cynthia Coatts, ran the Rosslyn School of Dance and Drama in London, while her late mother, Julia Cruttenden, ran the stage make-up school "Greasepaint" in London.[citation needed] Her brother is Hal Cruttenden, the stand-up comedian.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Mog Miranda
1988 The Storyteller The Princess
1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot Geraldine Oglander
1991 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Miss Violet Merville
1994 Love on a Branch Line Belinda
1996 Sharpe's Regiment Jane Gibbons
1996 Sharpe's Siege Jane Sharpe née Gibbons
1996 Sharpe's Mission Jane Sharpe
1997 Jane Eyre Blanche Ingram TV Film Adaptation
1997 Sharpe's Revenge Jane Sharpe
1997 Sharpe's Justice Jane Sharpe
1997 Sharpe's Waterloo Jane Sharpe
2000 Anna Karenina Betsy British TV series
2000 Monarch of the Glen Lizzie MacDonald
2001 Sword of Honour Kerstie Kilbannock
2003 Rosemary & Thyme Patsy Connolly
2004 Doctors and Nurses Lucy Potter
2005 The Robinsons Vicky Robinson
2007 Foyle's War Evelyn Richards
2007–2008, 2009 Benidorm Kate Weedon
2014– Not Going Out Anna
2015 Citizen Khan Virginia


Year Title Role Notes
1982 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang Ann Lawton[3]
1998 Hideous Kinky Charlotte
2001 Charlotte Gray Daisy
2014 The Theory of Everything Isobel Hawking



  1. ^ "Conflict of the heart". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 31 May 2013. p. 35. 
  2. ^ Alison Boshoff (13 December 2007). "Battling Beans: Will Sean Bean's latest bride last any longer than the rest?". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Abigail Cruttenden". Curtis Brown. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Seagull". Theatre Royal Bath. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 

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