Juliet Emma Aubrey
17 December 1966
Fleet, Hampshire, England
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).
Born in Fleet, Hampshire, 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 traveling theatre company, Aubrey decided to apply for drama school on her return. She did, and 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. The 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. Juliet won the Davide Donatelli award for Best Actress for her role as Hannah. 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 for Best Actress, and the Broadcasting Press Guild for Best Actress. 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, 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 much acclaimed 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 — 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 the highly acclaimed 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.
Aubrey was born and brought up in Fleet, Hampshire. She had two siblings, her elder sister Sian, who died in 2011, and her older brother Jonathan.
In 2001, Aubrey married production designer Steve Ritchie, whom she met several years earlier while filming in Newcastle upon Tyne. They have two daughters. She is a cousin of David Howell Evans (The Edge), guitarist of the band U2.
|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")|
|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|
|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 (2 episodes)|
|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)|
|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||Professor T||Chief Inspector Christina Brand||TV series (6 episodes)|
- "Awards 1995". www.broadcastingpressguild.org. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "La Baule European Film Festival - 1". en.unifrance.org. Retrieved 16 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
- Lockyer, Daphne (25 May 2013). "The Memory of my sister inspires everything I do". www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- Rees (11 April 2009). "Green goddess; With Primeval back on our screens, Juliet Aubrey's playing nasty again. The award-winning actress tells about being an eco-warrior — and how bad girl Helen Cutter is really a great role model". thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 19 November 2012.