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|Born||Chloë Victoria Annett
25 July 1971
|Spouse(s)||Alec McKinlay (m. 2000)|
Early life and family
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.
|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||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|
|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||Red Dwarf A-Z||Herself|
|1999||Red Dwarf VIII||Kristine Kochanski|
|2000||Kiss Me Kate||Sam||Episode: The Party|
|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|
|2012||Casualty||April Halliwell||Episode: Hero Syndrome|
|2014||Holby City||Pat Lang||Episode: No Apologies|
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