Punch at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
30 December 1977 |
London, England, UK
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, USA|
Lucy Punch (born 30 December 1977) is an English film, stage and television actress. Her feature film credits include Hot Fuzz, Bad Teacher, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Dinner for Schmucks and Into the Woods.
Punch was born in London, the daughter of Johanna and Michael Punch, who ran a market research company. She was educated privately at Godolphin School and then Latymer Upper School. She performed with the National Youth Theatre from 1993 to 1997 and began a course at University College London before dropping out to become an actress. Since 2006 Punch has lived in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Punch made her acting debut in a 1998 episode of The New Adventures of Robin Hood. Her other TV credits include the naive daughter of Alison Steadman's character in the short-lived series Let Them Eat Cake which starred French and Saunders. She starred as a football player in the kids TV show Renford Rejects, and played the role of victim Melissa Townsend in the 19th episode of Midsomer Murders. In 2000, she made her stage debut as Elaine in Terry Johnson's West End adaptation of The Graduate.
In 2004, Punch played receptionist Elaine Denham on Doc Martin. She left the television show The Class after appearing in eleven of the first 12 episodes. In 2006 she won the Best Actress award at the Monaco International Film Festival for her performance in Are You Ready For Love? 
Punch starred in Woody Allen's 2010 film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. In August 2010, she appeared in BBC Two's three part police comedy-drama Vexed alongside Toby Stephens. In 2011 Punch appeared opposite Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher, portraying sanctimonious school teacher Amy Squirrel. Punch was cast as Deena Pilgrim, the female lead in the TV pilot Powers, but the role was recast.
Punch gave birth to her first child, a son Rex, in July 2015.
|1998||The New Adventures of Robin Hood||Queen Stephanie||TV movie (1 episode: "Orphans")|
|1999||Renford Rejects||Sue White||TV series (13 episodes)|
|1999||Days Like These||Helen Foreman||TV series (2 episodes)|
|1999||Let Them Eat Cake||Eveline||TV series (4 episodes)|
|1999–2001||Big Bad World||Melissa||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2000||The 10th Kingdom||Sally Peep||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2001||It's Not Me, It's You||Rose|
|2001||People Like Us||Kate||TV series (1 episode: "The Actor")|
|2001||Midsomer Murders||Melissa Townsend||TV series (1 episode: "Tainted Fruit")|
|2001||Goodbye, Mr Steadman||Linda Mortimer||TV movie|
|2002||Come Together||Amy||TV movie|
|2002||I Saw You||Esther||TV series (1 episode: "Episode 1.1")|
|2003||Second Nature||Car Rental Girl||TV movie|
|2003||Dinotopia||Shayna||TV series (1 episode: "Night of the Wartosa")|
|2004||My Family||Sarah||TV series (1 episode: "Luck Be a Lady Tonight")|
|2004||The Life and Death of Peter Sellers||Lead Stewardess|
|2004||Being Julia||Avice Crichton|
|2004||Doc Martin||Elaine Denham||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2005||Survivors||Juliet Savage||TV series (1 episode: "In Deep Water")|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Susannah Henderson||TV series (1 episode: "After the Funeral")|
|2006||Are You Ready For Love?||Melanie||Monaco International Film Festival – Angel Award for Best Actress|
|2007||Two Families||Irene||TV movie|
|2007||The Class||Holly Ellenbogen||TV series (13 episodes)|
|2007||Hot Fuzz||Eve Draper|
|2007||Grindhouse||Blonde in 'Don't' Trailer||Uncredited|
|2007||Comedy Showcase: Ladies and Gentlemen||Alice||TV pilot|
|2007||The Sarah Silverman Program||Sally||TV series (1 episode: "Ah, Men")|
|2007||The Omid Djalili Show||Miss Fanny Dashett||TV series ("Episode 1.2")|
|2007||St. Trinian's||Verity Thwaites|
|2008||Fairytales||Fenola Gay||TV series (1 episode: "Cinderella")|
|2008||Wainy Days||Angel||Internet series (1 episode: "Angel")|
|2010||You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger||Charmaine|
|2010||Dinner For Schmucks||Darla|
|2010||Vexed||DI Kate Bishop||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2011||A Little Bit of Heaven||Sarah Walker|
|2011||Take Me Home Tonight||Shelly|
|2011||Bad Teacher||Amy Squirrel|
|2011||A Good Old Fashioned Orgy||Kate|
|2012||Ben and Kate||BJ||TV series (16 episodes)|
|2012||The Giant Mechanical Man||Pauline|
|2012||The Wedding Video||Saskia|
|2012||Stars in Shorts||Julie|
|2012||Stand Up Guys||Wendy|
|2014||Someone Marry Barry||Melanie Miller|
|2014||Into the Woods||Lucinda|
|2015||She's Funny That Way||a Prostitute|
|2016||New Girl||Genevieve||TV series (Episode: "Sam, Again")|
|2000||The Graduate||Elaine||Gielgud Theatre|
|2001||Boy Gets Girl||Harriet||Royal Court Theatre|
|2002||A Carpet, A Pony and A Monkey||Kate||Bush Theatre|
|2014||Great Britain||Paige Britain||Theatre Royal Haymarket|
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- "Monaco International Film Festival of non violent films". monacofilmfestival.net. Monaco International Film Festival. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
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- "'Powers' TV Series Casts Deena Pilgrim", 21 June 2011, MTV
- "Lucy Punch On How She Named Her Baby Boy". TeamCoco. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- WORLD EXCLUSIVE! New Confirmed Casting For the INTO THE WOODS Movie, Starring Streep & Depp Broadway World, Retrieved 27 July 2013
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