Chloë Annett

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Chloë Annett
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Chloë Victoria Annett

(1971-07-25) 25 July 1971 (age 47)
London, England
ResidenceLondon, England
Years active1990–present
Alec McKinlay (m. 2000)

Chloë Victoria Annett (born 25 July 1971) is an English actress, best known for her role in series 7 and 8 of the British sitcom Red Dwarf.


Early life and family[edit]

Annett was born and brought up in East Finchley in London, where she attended Mountview Theatre School. Originally, she was going to attend an art school but she went along with one of her friends who had an audition and got in. She reports that her parents were supportive of her career change and really encouraged her.

Her father is director Paul Annett, who has directed a large number of episodes of the British soap opera EastEnders. Annett's father also directed some episodes of children's drama series Byker Grove, in some of which Annett appeared. Her brother, Jamie Annett, has also directed EastEnders. Her mother is actress and voice expert Margo Annett, author of An Actor's Guide to Auditions and Interviews, who works closely with Thelma Holt and the Cameron Mackintosh foundation. She is married to Alec McKinlay, the manager for the pop groups Oasis and Crowded House.


Annett has spent time in America, where she had a part in the 1992 TV miniseries Jewels. Back in Britain, most of her roles were "bit parts", although she played the starring role of Holly Turner in Crime Traveller in 1997 alongside Michael French, who played Jeff Slade. In 1992, she played the part of Gertrude Winkworth in one episode of the Granada's series Jeeves and Wooster, based on the novels of P.G. Wodehouse, in which Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry starred. She also played Angela Mortimer, the great-niece of Mrs Pumphrey and the love interest of Tristan Farnon, in one episode ("Hampered") of All Creatures Great and Small.

Annett remains best known for taking over the role of Kristine Kochanski in the seventh and eighth series of the British science fiction comedy television series Red Dwarf, a role which she reprised in the final part of the 2009 special, Red Dwarf: Back to Earth.

She won Best Actress at the April 2011 London Independent Film Festival.[1][2]

Selected videography[edit]

Annett and Craig Charles aka Dave Lister from Red Dwarf
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Families Mina Sandaval
1990 Inspector Wexford: An Unkindness of Ravens Jane Gardner
1990 All Creatures Great and Small: Hampered Angela Mortimer
1991 Doctor at the Top Rebecca Stuart-Clark
1992 Spatz Donna Edwards
1992 Jeeves and Wooster: Bertie Takes Gussie's Place at Deverill Hall Gertrude Winkworth
1992 Covington Cross: The Persecution Rachel
1992 Double X: The Name of the Game Sarah Clutten
1992 Jewels (aka Danielle Steel's Jewels) Isabelle
1993 Yamada ga machi ni yatte kita (aka How to Speak Japanese) Mary Fitzgibbon
1994 Byker Grove Janey
1996 Cadfael: The Devil's Novice Rosanna
1997 Space Cadets: Vulcans vs. Klingons Herself
1997 Crime Traveller Holly Turner
1997 Red Dwarf VII Kristine Kochanski
1998 Can't Smeg Won't Smeg Kristine Kochanski
1998 Universe Challenge Herself
1998 Red Dwarf A-Z Herself
1999 Red Dwarf VIII Kristine Kochanski
2000 Kiss Me Kate Sam Episode: The Party
2000 Pasty Faces Lena
2000 The Asylum Rose
2002 Doctors Joanna Hepworth Episode: Stealing Booty
2004 Casualty Lina Roles Episode: Passions and Convictions
2004 Comedy Connections: Red Dwarf Herself
2009 Red Dwarf: Back to Earth Herself/Kristine Kochanski
2010 Leila Leila
2012 Casualty April Halliwell Episode: Hero Syndrome
2014 Holby City Pat Lang Episode: No Apologies


  1. ^ Red Dwarf Series I Just the Show. "Best Actress Award For Leila | News". Red Dwarf. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Chloë Annett wins LIFF Best Actress for Leila!". 28 April 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2012.

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