January 8, 1984 |
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Annabel Scholey (born 8 January 1984) is an English actress. She is known for portraying Lauren Drake in the BBC supernatural drama Being Human. Scholey played the lead role of 'Maddie' in Vertigo Film's musical feature film Walking on Sunshine, which was released in June 2014. In 2016, Scholey played Contessina de Medici in Medici: Masters of Florence, an 8 part television series with Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden.
Life and career
Scholey has worked extensively on screen and in theatre. She appeared (July/Aug 2013) in the revival of Passion Play by Peter Nichols (at the Duke of York's Theatre) as the predatory younger woman, Kate. She also worked at The Royal National Theatre in their summer production of Antigone playing the role of Ismene. In June 2011 Scholey played Lady Anne, in Sam Mendes adaptation of Richard III with Kevin Spacey in the title role, at the Old Vic theatre in London and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The production opened to rave reviews. In 2010, Scholey played Hermia alongside Dame Judi Dench in "A Midsummer Nights Dream" at The Rose Theatre Kingston and later that year appeared as 'Julia' in Sheridan's "The Rivals", alongside Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles (of To the Manor Born) at the Haymarket Theatre in London. Both productions were directed by Sir Peter Hall.
Also for television, she played Diana Rivers in the 2006 BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre, Lucy Pfister in the recently[when?] improvised comedy series Family Tree for HBO, NBC, and BBC. She has also appeared in episodes of George Gently, EastEnders, Holby City, and Poirot.
Scholey has lent her voice to radio dramas including All Passion Spent, A Harlot's Progress and Under Milk Wood. She was runner-up in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Competition 2005. In 2011, she provided voice for Ginny Weasley in the video game version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
|2005||Poirot: After the Funeral||Miss Sorrel||Maurice Phillips||Television film|
|2006||Holby City||Naomi Verity||Ian Jackson||Medical drama (Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged) (2006)|
|Doctors||Lisa Armstrong||TV series (Home Truths) (2006)|
|Jane Eyre||Diana Rivers||Susanna White||TV series (Episode 1.4) (2006)|
|2007||EastEnders||Maddy||Edward Bazalgette||Soap opera (2 episodes)|
|2009||Being Human||Lauren Drake||Toby Haynes and Colin Teague||TV series; series regular (Episodes 1.1–1.5) (2009)|
|Personal Affairs||Michelle 'Midge' Lerner||Ashley Way, Jenny Ash, and James Henry||TV series|
|2011||One Wrong Word||Denise||Nicole Volavka||Short film (Electric Ballroom productions)|
|2012||Family Tree||Lucy Pfister||Christopher Guest||TV series (NBC/HBO/BBC)|
|Very Few Fish||Claire||Alex Winkler||Pilot/Taster (BBC)|
|2014||Walking on Sunshine||Maddie||Max Giwa and Diana Pasquini||Feature film|
|2015||Inspector George Gently||Gemma Nunn||Ciaran Donnelly||TV series|
|2016||Medici: Masters of Florence||Contessina de' Medici||Sergio Mimica-Gezzan||TV series (RAI Production)|
- The Real Thing, Theatre Royal, Bath and national tour, 2005 (playing Debbie)
- Troilus and Cressida, Edinburgh International Festival and RSC, 2006 (playing Cressida)
- The Cherry Orchard, Sheffield Crucible, 2007 (playing Anya)
- Hobson’s Choice, Chichester Festival Theatre and UK tour, 2007 (playing Vickey Hobson)
- Hamlet, Bristol Tobacco Factory, 2008 (playing Ophelia)
- The Taming of the Shrew, Bristol Tobacco Factory, 2008 (playing Bianca)
- Wallenstein, Chichester Festival Theatre, 2009 (playing Princess Thekla)
- The House of Special Purpose, Chichester Festival Theatre, 2009 (playing Olga)
- A Midsummer Nights Dream, Rose Theatre, Kingston, 2010 (playing Hermia)
- Charley's Aunt, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2010 (playing Kitty Verdun)
- The Rivals, Haymarket Theatre, London, November 2010 – February 2011 (playing Julia)
- Richard III, Old Vic Theatre, London, June–September 2011 (playing Lady Anne)
- Antigone, Royal National Theatre, London, April–July 2012 (playing Ismene)
- Mr Burns, Almeida Theatre, London, May 2014
- High Society, Old Vic Theatre, London, April–August 2015 (playing Liz Imbrie)
- The Iliad, British Museum and Almeida Theatre, London, 14 August 2015 (reading)
- Sue Terry Voices: News: Annabel Scholey Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
- Graduate news – Annabel Scholey at Chichester Theatre and in two BBC3 comedies P.A.s and Being Human Oxford School of Drama.
- Masterpiece Theatre | Jane Eyre | Who's Who
- Kevin Spacey's Richard III wows critics BBC News. 2008-06-02
- P.A.s cast have Secs Appeal on BBC Three BBC Press Office. 2008-06-02
- Chichester Festival Theatre : What’s On : Annabel Scholey Archived 29 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.