Juliet Aubrey

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Juliet Aubrey
Juliet Emma Aubrey

(1966-12-17) 17 December 1966 (age 56)
Years active1991–present
Steve Ritchie
(m. 2001)

Juliet Emma Aubrey (born 17 December 1966) is a British actress of theatre, film, and television. She won the 1995 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for playing Dorothea in the BBC serial Middlemarch (1994). She is also known for her role as Helen Cutter in the ITV series Primeval (2007–2011). Her film appearances include Still Crazy (1998), The Constant Gardener (2005) and The Infiltrator (2016).


The youngest of three siblings, Aubrey was born and brought up in Fleet, Hampshire.[citation needed] Aubrey attended King's College London from 1984, where she studied Classics and Archaeology. While there, however, her love of acting grew, and during a year studying in Italy where she joined a travelling theatre company, Aubrey decided to apply for drama school on her return. She went on to train for three years at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Her first job was with the Oxford Stage Company playing Miranda in The Tempest. Italian director Roberto Faenza gave Aubrey her first film role playing opposite Jean-Hugues Anglade in Look to the Sky, a film produced by Elda Ferri, and set during the Nazi Holocaust. Antony Page and Louis Marks then cast Aubrey as Dorothea in the BBC adaptation of Middlemarch opposite Rufus Sewell, for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress, and the Broadcasting Press Guild for Best Actress.[1] She then joined Haris Pasovic's Sarajevo Theatre Company. She appeared in several plays with the company, all created through the actors' improvisation. She continued to build her career as a theatre actress, appearing next in Trevor Nunn's Summerfolk and Katie Mitchell's Ivanov at the National Theatre, Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree for Karl James at the Soho Theatre, and Three Sisters, Twelfth Night and The Collection, all for Chris White. Michael Winterbottom then cast her opposite Robert Carlyle and James Nesbitt in the television film Go Now.

Aubrey's subsequent films include Winterbottom's Welcome to Sarajevo, Stephen Poliakoff's Food of Love — for which she won Best Actress at La Baule European Film Festival[2] — Faenza's Lost Lover, Giacomo Campiotti's Time to Love, Richard Eyre's Iris, Fernando Meirelles's Constant Gardener and Brian Gibson's Still Crazy, nominated for two Golden Globes. Other features include Matt Lipsey's Caught in the Act, and Mat Cod's Super Eruption. Television work includes The Village; The White Queen, Criminal Justice, Vera, Hunted, and Five Daughters. Her recent feature films are Scott Hicks's Fallen; Mitch Davis's Stuck; Fabio Guaglione's Mine; and Brad Furman's Infiltrator. Aubrey played Lily Hill in the 2017 web television series Snatch.

Personal life[edit]

In 2001, Aubrey married production designer Steve Ritchie, whom she had met several years earlier while filming in Newcastle upon Tyne. They have two daughters.[3]

She is a cousin of David Howell Evans (a.k.a. "The Edge"), guitarist of the Irish band U2.[4]


Year Film Role Director / Notes
1992 Shining Through Brunette at dance (uncredited) David Seltzer
The Big Battalions Susan TV series (2 episodes)
1993 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Dolores TV series (1 episode: "The Last Vampyre")
Jona che visse nella balena Hannah Roberto Faenza
1994 Middlemarch Dorothea Brooke TV series (7 episodes)
Bafta, Best TV Actress Award
Broadcasting Press Guild Award — Best Actress
Jacob Leah Peter Hall, TV film
1995 Go Now Karen Walker Michael Winterbottom
Performance Isabella David Thacker, TV series (1 episode: "Measure for Measure")
1996 Take Pity Carolina short
Death of a Salesman Miss Forsythe David Thacker, TV film
1997 The Moth Sarah Thorman Roy Battersby, TV film
Supply and Demand Chomsky Linda La Plante, TV film
Welcome to Sarajevo Helen Henderson Michael Winterbottom
For My Baby Lilian Glass Rudolf van den Berg
Food of Love Madeline Stephen Poliakoff
1998 Still Crazy Karen Knowles Brian Gibson, Golden Globe nomination
The Unknown Soldier Sophia Carey David Drury, TV film
1999 Il tempo dell'amore Martha Giacomo Campiotti
The Lost Lover Asya Roberto Faenza
Extremely Dangerous Annie TV series (4 episodes)
2000 The Canterbury Tales Voice TV series (1 episode: "The Journey Back")
2001 Cyclops Esther Powell Bharat Nalluri, TV film
Once Seen short
Iris Young Janet Stone Richard Eyre
2002 Bertie and Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth Giles Foster, TV film
Ella and the Mothers Madeline Gavin Millar, TV film
2003 The Mayor of Casterbridge Susan Henchard David Thacker, TV film
2005 Dalziel and Pascoe Dr. Eleanor Brown TV series, Episode: "The Dig" (2 parts)
The Constant Gardener Gloria Woodrow Fernando Mereilles
2006 A Good Murder Kay Graham Theakston, TV film
Midsomer Murders Ginny Lamington TV series (1 episode: "Country Matters")
2007 Judge John Deed Fran Pavely TV series (2 episodes: "War Crimes" – Parts 1 & 2)
A Class Apart Olivia Troth Nick Hurran, TV film
City of Vice Jane Fawkland Justin Hardy, TV series (1 episode: "Episode 1.5")
Primeval Helen Cutter TV series (25 episodes: 2007–2009 and 2011)
2008 Caught in the Act Marlene Steven Speirs
Criminal Justice Mary Coulter TV mini-series (4 episodes)
2009 Storm Nicky short
Law & Order: UK Emma Sandbrook TV series (1 episode: "Vice")
2010 Five Daughters Marie Alderton TV series (3 episodes)
Lewis Selina Mortmaigne TV series (1 episode: "The Dead of Winter")
F Helen Anderson Johannes Roberts
2011 Outcasts Josie Hunter TV series (2 episodes)
Super Eruption Kate Matt Cod, TV film
Vera Felicity Calvert TV series (1 episode: "Hidden Depths")
2012 Hunted Orla Fanta TV series (2 episodes)
Lilyhammer Karen Sokolowsky TV series (1 episode: "Reality Check")
Silent Witness Miriam Wade TV series (2 episodes: "Redhill" – Parts 1 & 2)
The White Queen Anne Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick TV series (6 episodes)
2014 The Village Joy Dangerfield TV series (1 episode: "Episode 2.2")
2015 Christmas Eve Marta Mitch Davis
2016 Fallen Doreen Price Scott Hicks
The Infiltrator Evelyn Mazur Brad Furman
Mine Mike's mother Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro
2021–present Professor T Chief Inspector Christina Brand TV series


  1. ^ "Awards 1995". broadcastingpressguild.org. Retrieved 16 November 2012.[dead link]
  2. ^ "La Baule European Film Festival – 1". en.unifrance.org. Retrieved 16 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Lockyer, Daphne (25 May 2013). "The Memory of my sister inspires everything I do". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  4. ^ Rees, Clare (11 April 2009). "Green goddess; With Primeval back on our screens, Juliet Aubrey's playing nasty again. The award-winning actress tells Claire Rees about being an eco-warrior — and how bad girl Helen Cutter is really a great role model". Western Mail. thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 19 November 2012.

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