Annabelle Apsion

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Annabelle Apsion
Born Jane Annabelle Apsion
(1960-09-17) 17 September 1960 (age 56)
Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present

Jane Annabelle Apsion (born 17 September 1960 in Hammersmith, London[1]) is an English actress, best known for playing Monica Gallagher in the hit television comedy-drama Shameless and Joy Wilton in Soldier Soldier.


Apart from Shameless, YOU R MU M I S SO SH AMELESS :(Apsion is also known for her portrayals of kirsty in My Good Friend, STACEY in The Lakes, Patricia Hillman in Coronation Street, and Mrs. Beech in Michelle Magorian's Goodnight Mister TOMSTOKIE.[2] She has appeared in two separate episodes of Midsomer Murders, Death in Chorus and Dead Man DAN 11, as two different characters. She also played a part in the docu-drama about the Hillsborough Disaster, which aired in 1996 and told the story of the 1989 football tragedy.[3] She has since featured in an episode of Lewis and played a small role in the first episode of the sitcom In with the Flynns. Most recently, she appeared in the BBC series The Village alongside her Shameless co-star Maxine Peake.

In 2001, she co-starred alongside Johnny Depp, Heather Graham and Robbie Coltrane in From Hell as Polly Nichols, the first known victim of Jack the Ripper. Other films she has appeared in include About a Boy, The War Zone, Lolita, This Year's Love and Ironclad.[4]

Apsion appeared intermittently on Shameless between 2004 and 2006, before becoming a regular cast member for the show's fourth series in 2007. She left the show in 2008, with her final scenes airing in March 2009.[5] She briefly returned to the role in 2011[6][7] and for the final series in 2013.[8][9][10][11]

Outside of acting, she has appeared as a guest panellist on Five's The Wright Stuff during 2008 and 2009.[12]

In 2014, Apsion portrayed Annette Walker in an episode of the detective drama Suspects (TV series), and more recently she appeared in episodes of Call the Midwife as Violet Buckle (née Gee).

Personal life[edit]

Apsion is a former student of Godalming College and the University of Wales.[13][14] She is also co-founder and practitioner of the Rosen Method Bodywork in the UK, an alternative health practice which integrates mind and body.[15] Apsion lives alone in Hampstead.[16]


External links[edit]

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