Annabel Scholey

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Annabel Scholey
Born (1984-01-08) January 8, 1984 (age 33)
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

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[edit]

Scholey was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.[1] She trained at the Oxford School of Drama,[2] graduating in 2005.[3]

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.[4] 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.

Scholey played the lead role of Michelle 'Midge' Lerner in the BBC Three comedy drama Personal Affairs, alongside Laura Aikman, Ruth Negga, and Maimie McCoy.[5]

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[6]


Year Title Role Director Notes
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)



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