Olivia Poulet

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Olivia Poulet
Born (1978-07-09) 9 July 1978 (age 44)
London, England
EducationPutney High School
Alma materUniversity of Manchester
  • Actress
  • screenwriter
Laurence Dobiesz
(m. 2015)

Olivia Poulet (born 9 July 1978) is an English actress and screenwriter.[2]

Early life[edit]

Poulet was born in south-west London and attended Putney High School. She later studied drama at Manchester University.[3]


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.[4] She appeared in the feature film In the Loop in 2009. The same year she portrayed Carol Thatcher in the television film Margaret. She has also had roles in Day of the Flowers, Sherlock, Dappers, The Thick of It, Reggie Perrin and Outnumbered.[5]

Poulet has also appeared on stage productions including The Queef of Terence 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 by Charlie Hanson.[3] She also completed a screenplay called Ocean Road for producer Harriet Rees.[2]

Poulet is an ambassador of The Park Theatre. She appeared in Sarah Rutherford’s Adult Supervision, at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park.[6]

In 2018 she joined the cast of Holby City playing the hospital's new CEO Abigail Tate.


Year Film Role Notes
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 (Mrs. Matt) TV series (1 episode; series 2, episode 3)[7]
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 Odem Ruth
2011 Day of the Flowers Lucy
2012 Mourning Rules June Short film
2012 Asylum Seekers Leah Levine Short film
2013 Chandide Short film
2016 Fresh Meat Paz TV series (1 episode)
2016 The Musketeers Henrietta Marie TV series (1 episode)
2017 Mad to Be Normal Maria
2017–2021 Back Alison
2018 Holby City Abigail Tate
2019 Death in Paradise Pippa Mayhew TV Series (S8:E3)
2019 Doc Martin Julia Pote TV series (4 episodes)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Dragon Age II Charade Amell/Moira/Lady Elegant/Sergeant Melindra/A Friend (voices)
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Josephine's Attendant/Hissing Wastes Charter/Skyhold Resident (voices)


  1. ^ "Olivia Poulet marriage". Contact Music Ltd. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Stalking Ben Chadz : Sweet As A Productions". Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Olivia Poulet Biography". Sherlockology.com. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  4. ^ David Thomas, "Whatever acting means", The Daily Telegraph, 11 December 2005.
  5. ^ "Olivia Poulet: From Tory tough nut to a taste for the wild side". The Independent. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  6. ^ Top girl: Olivia Poulet interview - Theatre - Going Out - London Evening Standard
  7. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285961/[user-generated source]

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