Louise Mikel Henrietta Marie Curram|
27 May 1967
20 February 2006 (aged 38)|
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Partner(s)||Nicholas Rowe (2000 onward)|
Roland Curram |
Lou Gish (27 May 1967 – 20 February 2006) was an English stage, film and television actress.
She was born Louise Mikel Henrietta Marie Curram in 1967, the elder daughter of the actor Roland Curram and the actress Sheila Gish. She was raised in London and originally saw herself as an artist rather than an actress. She trained in Camberwell and went on to earn a BA Honours degree at the Camberwell College of Arts.
A role in a fringe play in Paddington brought her the attention of an agent, and this convinced her to follow her family into a career in the theatre, taking roles on stage, in television series, and in film. She appeared with her sister, Kay Curram, in King Lear at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2005.
She died of cancer at the age of 38. Her death came less than a year after that of her mother, in March 2005, who was also a cancer victim. Both mother and daughter were buried at Highgate Cemetery.
Film and television career
- Amazed - "Kara Smith" (1983)
- Game On - "Bruce Willis & Robert De Niro Holding a Fish" (1996)
- Holding the Baby (1997)
- Bent (1997)
- Microsoap (1998)
- Hope and Glory (1999)
- Casualty - "Blood Brothers" (2000)
- Without Motive (2000)
- Where the Heart Is - "Runaways" (2001)
- Coupling (2001–2002)
- The Vice - "One More Time" (2002)
- Wire in the Blood - "Shadows Rising" (2002)
- Doctors - "High Anxiety" (2004)
- Casualty - "Love's Labours ... Lost" (2004)
- EastEnders (2004–2005)
- New Tricks (2005)
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