9 July 1978 |
|Alma mater||Putney High School
University of Manchester
Olivia Poulet (born 9 July 1978) is an English actress and screenwriter.
After her graduation in 2001, Poulet landed her first role in the television series The Bill. In 2005, she portrayed Camilla Parker Bowles, now the Duchess of Cornwall in the television film Whatever Love Means. She appeared in the feature film In the Loop which won the Chlotrudis Award for Best Cast in 2009. The same year she portrayed Carol Thatcher in the television film Margaret. Her most recent productions include Day of the Flowers, Sherlock, Dappers, The Thick of It, Reggie Perrin and Outnumbered.
Poulet has also appeared on stage productions including Queef or Terrence and The Bird Flu Diaries. She has also voiced roles in video game Dragon Age II by Bioware. In 2011, Poulet and her comedy partner Sarah Solemani wrote a sitcom for the BBC, which will be produced Charlie Hanson. She has just recently completed a screenplay called Ocean Road for producer Harriet Rees.
Poulet was in a relationship with actor Benedict Cumberbatch from 1999 to 2011. The split happened mutually and gradually and both are still very good friends. Cumberbatch opened up about Poulet in his September 2013 Vogue interview saying, "I love her, adore her, always will."
|2001||The Bill||Amanda||TV series (1 episode: "A Week of Nights: Part 1")|
|2002||Killing Me Softly||Alice's Secretary|
|2002||Silent Witness||Alice Gregg||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2003||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Sasha||TV series (1 episode: "A Suitable Vengeance")|
|2005||The Rotter's Club||Ffion Foulkes||TV series|
|2005||Friends and Crocodiles||Carol||TV movie|
|2005||The Little Things You Do||Martha||Short film|
|2005||Love Soup||Julie Pirelli||TV series (1 episode: "There Must Be Some Way Out of Here")|
|2005||Whatever Love Means||Camilla Parker Bowles||TV movie|
|2006||Heroes and Villains||Clare|
|2007–2012||The Thick of It||Emma Messinger||TV series (10 episodes)|
|2008||Secret Diary of a Call Girl||Helen||TV series (1 episode)|
|2008||My Zinc Bed||Girl||TV movie; uncredited|
|2008||Outnumbered||Julie||TV series (1 episode)|
|2009||In the Loop||Suzy|
|2009||Margaret||Carol Thatcher||TV movie|
|2009||Reggie Perrin||Tiia||TV series (1 episode)|
|2009||Stalking Ben Chadz||June||Short film|
|2010||Dappers||Anna||TV series (1 episode: "Proper Job")|
|2010||Sherlock||Amanda||TV series (1 episode: "The Blind Banker")|
|2011||Dragon Age II||Charade Amell, Lady Elegant (voice)||Video game|
|2011||Day of the Flowers||Lucy|
|2012||Mourning Rules||June||Short film|
|2012||Asylum Seekers||Leah Levine||Short film|
- Stalking Ben Chadz : Sweet As A Productions
- "Olivia Poulet Biography". Sherlockology.com. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- David Thomas, "Whatever acting means", The Daily Telegraph, December 11, 2005.
- "Awards for In the Loop (2009)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "Olivia Poulet: From Tory tough nut to a taste for the wild side". The Independent. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- Top girl: Olivia Poulet interview - Theatre - Going Out - London Evening Standard
- Shone, Tom. "Perfect Storm". Vogue (September 2013): 7. Retrieved 7 February 2014.