Lily Loveless

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Lily Loveless
Loveless in 2013
Lily May Loveless

(1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 33)
London, England
Years active2008–present

Lily May Loveless (born 16 April 1990)[1][2] is an English actress, best known for her role as Naomi in the BAFTA award-winning drama Skins.


Made her acting debut in the third series of Skins, playing the sexually confused, outspoken political activist teenager Naomi Campbell.

Was a performer in Psychotic Dance Company, a dance group that specialises in street dance fused with other urban dance styles. Loveless received the 2007 Jack Petchey Achievement Award.[3] In June 2007, she performed with the Psychotic Dance Company at the Tottenham Carnival.[4]

In 2010, she played the character of Chloe in the adaptation of Mark Billingham's Sleepyhead. Following this, Loveless secured many roles, including Anna in The Fades penned by former Skins writer, Jack Thorne (playing the role in both the pilot and the following series); Sadie in Sky Living's supernatural drama, Bedlam alongside Theo James, Charlotte Salt and former Skins co-stars Will Young and Hugo Speer; Bex in BBC children's drama Combat Kids; and an appearance as homeless teenage runaway, Ellie, in the final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. She ended 2011 making her film debut in Nirpal Bhogal's Sket playing the part of Hannah. After its premiere at the London Film Festival, the film was released nationwide on 28 October 2011. She followed this with a guest appearance in the BBC drama, 'Good Cop', written by Stephen Butchard, and a role in Nihat Seven's independent film drama Candle to Water.

Outside film and television, Loveless appeared alongside actor Matthew Lewis in the promo video for A Band of Buriers' 'Filth' directed by Blake Claridge.

On 16 October 2012, it was confirmed that Loveless would reprise the role of Naomi Campbell in the seventh and final series of Skins.

In 2013, Loveless was awarded 'Best Newcomer' at the Monaco International Film Festival for her portrayal as Alexia in Kate Lane's Fear of Water[5]

August 2016 saw Loveless' debut on the London stage, starring in The Collector at The Vaults theatre with Daniel Portman. Although the play itself received mixed reviews, Loveless' performance received positive reviews.[6]

In 2019, Loveless played Ingrid Prisby in Netflix mystery thriller The Stranger.


Year Production Character Notes
2009–2010; 2013 Skins Naomi Campbell Series 3–4; Series 7, Episodes 1–2, "Fire"
2009 Seven PM Fox Film (short)
2010 Thorne: Sleepyhead Chloe TV Drama
The Fades Anna Roberts TV Drama (pilot)
Hit and Run Shelley Film (short)
Combat Kids Bex Clayton TV series
2011 Bedlam Sadie Novak Series 1, episode 3; "Inmates"
Sket Hannah Film
The Fades Anna Roberts TV series
The Sarah Jane Adventures Ellie Faber Series 5, Episodes 3–4; "The Curse of Clyde Langer"
2012 Wallander Margaretha Harkala Series 3, episode 2; "Before the Frost"
Good Cop Lucy Series 1, episode 4
Candle to Water Chrissie Film
2013 The Crash Ashley Wainwright TV Drama
Fear of Water Alexia Film
Mugged Ros Film (short)
2014 Dead in the Water Nicole Radio play
DCI Banks Tracy Banks Series 3, Episodes 4-6
The Great War: The People's Story Dorothy Lloyd TV series
2015 Set the Thames on Fire Emily Film
Cuffs Cinnamon TV series, episode 1
2016 The Musketeers Elodie BBC TV Series, season 3, episode 7, "Fools Gold", episode 10, "The Garrison"
2018 The Royals Greta TV series Season 4
2020 The Stranger Ingrid Prisby TV series
2021 Cost of Living Lily Short film
Music videos
Year Song Artist Role Notes
2012 "Filth" A Band of Buriers Girlfriend
2016 "Kicks" Lauren Aquilina Boxer


Year Production Character Theatre
2016 The Collector Miranda Grey The Vaults - London

Personal life[edit]

Loveless attended Millfields Community Primary School and Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic School, both in Hackney, East London. She also said that she likes music from artists such as Florence and the Machine because it is theatrical and when she listens to music she pictures scenes in films that the music could relate to. She also plays the piano.[7] Loveless lives with former Skins costar Megan Prescott. [8]


  1. ^ "Lily Loveless". 17 June 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  2. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984–2006, Birth name listed as Lily May Loveless
  3. ^ Psychotic Dance Company Website Archived 18 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Video of Tottenham Carnival Performance
  5. ^ Monaco International Film Festival Angel Award Winners 2013
  6. ^ "Daniel Portman can't shake off his kindly Game of Thrones image in The Collector – review". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  7. ^ Official Twitter Account
  8. ^ [1]

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